Interpretation Response #11-0099
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Interpretation Response Details
June 9, 2011
Mr. Matt Barfknecht
2728 Empire Central
Dallas, TX 75235
Reference No. 11-0099
Dear Mr. Barfknecht:
This responds to your April 27, 2011 email regarding the limited quantity marking requirements of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180) as amended under final rule HM-215K (76 FR 3308; January 19, 2011). Specifically, you request confirmation that the tan color of the boxes used by your company to package limited quantity hazardous material provides a suitable contrasting background for the limited quantity marking as illustrated in a picture you provided to us.
Based on the picture provided, the color of the packaging provides a suitable contrasting background for the limited quantity marking. As amended under HM-215K, § 172.315(a)(2) requires the top and bottom portions and the border forming the square-on-point (i.e., the limited quantity marking) to be black and the center white or of a suitable contrasting background. To rephrase, the center of the limited quantity marking must be white or of a suitable contrasting color to the black top and bottom portions and the border. Printing the limited quantity marking on a fiberboard box in the manner illustrated by the picture you provided meets this condition.
I trust this satisfies your inquiry. Please contact us if we can be of further assistance.
Chief, Standards Development Branch
Standards and Rulemaking Division
|§ 172.315||Limited quantities|