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Interpretation Response #09-0110 ([FedEx Express] [Mr. Roy A. Parker, Ph. D.])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: FedEx Express

Individual Name: Mr. Roy A. Parker, Ph. D.

Location State: LA Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

June 16, 2009



Mr. Roy A. Parker, Ph. D.

Radiation Physics Consutant

FedEx Express

5061 Abelia Drive

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808

Ref. No. 09-0110

Dear Mr. Parker:

This responds to your May 5, 2009 email requesting clarification of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). Specifically, you ask if the following descriptions are acceptable for describing the package type on a shipping paper for Class 7 (radioactive) materials:

" Excepted Package

" Industrial Package

" Type A Package

" Type B Package

The answer is yes. Section 172.202(a)(7) requires the number and type of packages to be indicated on a shipping paper. It is the opinion of this office that the descriptions that you provided in your email are acceptable for describing the type of package on a shipping paper for Class 7 (radioactive) materials.

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


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.202 Description of hazardous material on shipping papers