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Interpretation Response #09-0190 ([Pacific Northwest National Laboratory] [Mr. Larry Stuhl])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Individual Name: Mr. Larry Stuhl

Location State: WA Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

September 17, 2009




Mr. Larry Stuhl

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

902 Battelle Blvd, PO Box 999, MSIN J2-25

Richland, WA 99354

Ref. No. 09-0190

Dear Mr. Stuhl:

This responds to your August 19, 2009 email requesting clarification on the use of a proper shipping name under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). You state that that the proper shipping name "Nitric acid other than red fuming, with more than 70% nitric acid" no longer appears on the Government Printing Office Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (eCFR) website in the Hazardous Materials Table (HMT: 49 CFR § 172.101). Specifically, you ask if we have issued a rulemaking to remove this shipping description from the HMR, and if not, if you may continue to use the proper shipping name in compliance with the HMR.

We have not issued any final rules to remove "Nitric acid other than red fuming, with more than 70% nitric acid" from the HMR. It appears that the shipping description was inadvertently removed from the eCFR website. You may continue to use this shipping description in compliance with the HMR. We will work to resolve this discrepancy with the Government Printing Office as soon as possible.

I hope this answers your inquiry. If you need further assistance, do not hesitate to contact this Office.


Charles E. Betts

Chief, Standards Development

Office of Hazardous Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.101 Purpose and use of hazardous materials table