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Interpretation Response #09-0029 ([Northland President, Inc.] [Mr. Richard Maxwell])

Below is the interpretation response detail and a list of regulations sections applicable to this response.

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Northland President, Inc.

Individual Name: Mr. Richard Maxwell

Location State: WA Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

February 18, 2009

Mr. Richard Maxwell

Vice President

Northland President, Inc.

4025 Delridge Way, SW

Seattle, WA 98106

Ref. No. 09-0029

Dear Mr. Maxwell:

This responds to your January 22, 2009 letter requesting clarification regarding the use and applicability of the T Codes (Special Provisions) under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). Specifically, you ask whether the guidance offered in our April 6, 2005 letter (Ref. No. 05-0072) regarding the replacement of Special Provision T4 with T8 in Column (7) of the § 172.101 Hazardous Materials Table (HMT) for the entry "Gasoline, UN1203" is still correct.

The answer is yes. Special Provision T4 was inadvertently replaced by Special Provision T8 in a September 3, 2003 rulemaking published under Docket HM-213 (68 FR 52363, 52369). Special Provision T4 must be used when determining portable tank requirements for "Gasoline, UN1203." As indicated by the representative from our Hazardous Materials Information Center, the error has been noted and will be corrected in a future rulemaking.

I hope this information is helpful. Please contact us if you require additional assistance.


Charles E. Betts

Chief, Standards Development

Office of Hazardous Materials Standards

172.101, 172.102 SP T4 & T8

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.101 Purpose and use of hazardous materials table