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Interpretation Response #11-0035 ([Department of the Army] [Mr. Daniel A. Maham])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Department of the Army

Individual Name: Mr. Daniel A. Maham

Location State: IL Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

March 28, 2011




Mr. Daniel A. Maham

Director of Safety

Department of the Army

Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command

1 Soldier Way

Scott AFB, IL 62225-5006

Ref. No. 11-0035

Dear Mr. Maham:

This responds to your February 15, 2011 request for clarification of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). Specifically, you ask if the placarding exception in § 172.504(c)(1) also excepts a Division 1.4S material from the shipping paper, marking, and labeling provisions of the HMR.

The answer is no. The § 172.504(c)(1) placarding exception applies to placarding only, not to shipping paper, marking, and labeling provisions. The shipping paper, marking, and labeling provisions apply unless otherwise specifically excepted in the HMR.

I hope this answers your inquiry. If you need additional assistance, please contact this office at (202) 366-8553.


Ben Supko

Acting Chief, Standards Development Branch

Standards and Rulemaking Division


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.504 General placarding requirements