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Interpretation Response #09-0187 ([Infotrac, Inc.] [Mr. Jason Kob])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Infotrac, Inc.

Individual Name: Mr. Jason Kob

Location State: FL Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

September 28, 2009




Mr. Jason Kob

Infotrac Inc.

200 N. Palmetto St.

Leesburg, FL 34748

Ref. No.: 09"0187

Dear Mr. Kob:

This responds to your August 14, 2009 letter regarding the package marking requirements in the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171"180). Specifically, you ask if the marking exception in § 172.301(d)(1) applicable to the consignee"s or consignor"s name and address may be utilized if a motor carrier transfers the shipment to a different carrier.

The answer is no. In accordance with § 172.301(d), a non-bulk package must be marked with the name and address of the shipment"s consignor or consignee. Paragraph (d)(1) provides an exception from this marking requirement for shipments transported by highway only. However, the exception may not be used if the shipment is transferred from one motor carrier to another.

I trust this satisfies your inquiry. Please contact us if we can be of further assistance.


Hattie L. Mitchell

Chief, Regulatory Review and Reinvention

Office of Hazardous Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.301 General marking requirements for non-bulk packagings