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Interpretation Response #09-0040

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Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date: 03-17-2009
Company Name: USCG TRACEN Yorktown (tmst)    Individual Name: Mr. Kevin Henson
Location state: VA    Country: US

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Response text:

March 17, 2009





Mr. Kevin Henson
Training Specialist (L3)
USCG TRACEN Yorktown (tmst)
End of State Route 238
Yorktown, VA 23690-5000

Reference No. 09-0040

Dear Mr. Henson:

This is in response to your request for clarification of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180) regarding information required to be included on the
dangerous cargo manifest. Specifically, you ask whether the subsidiary hazard class and the packing group must be included on the dangerous cargo manifest.

The answer is yes. Section 176.30(a)(5) requires the classification of the hazardous material, which includes the subsidiary hazard class and the packing group, to be noted on the
dangerous cargo manifest. The dangerous cargo manifest assures that information about the hazardous materials on board a vessel is readily available in a single document. As specified
in § 176.30(b), the hazardous material information on the dangerous cargo manifest must be
the same as the information furnished by the shipper on the shipping order or other shipping document. The wording in § 176.30(a) will be revised to provide clarification in an upcoming rulemaking.

I hope this information is helpful. Please contact this office if you have additional questions.


Hattie L. Mitchell
Chief, Regulatory Review and Reinvention
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards

§ 176.30

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
§ 176.30 Dangerous cargo manifest