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Interpretation Response #12-0033 ([Freehold Cartage, Inc.] [Mr. J. Chip Brackett])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Freehold Cartage, Inc.

Individual Name: Mr. J. Chip Brackett

Location State: NJ Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

April 23, 2012



Mr. J. Chip Brackett
Freehold Cartage, Inc.
P.O. Box 5010
Freehold, NJ 07728

Reference No. 12-0033

Dear Mr. Brackett:

This is in response to your electronic transmission requesting clarification of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR, 171-180) applicable to placarding. Specifically, you request that the polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) mark as required by 40 CFR be authorized to be displayed on a white square-on-point placard. In your letter, you state that authorizing the PCB mark on a white square-on-point placard would allow transporters to display the mark in a uniform manner and would also benefit emergency response personnel by enabling a quick identification of the material.
To request revisions to the HMR requirements, you must submit your request for a rulemaking change in accordance with §§ 106.95 106.100 and 106.105. Once submitted, your request will be evaluated for merit to address in an upcoming rulemaking.

I hope this information is helpful. Please contact this office should you have additional questions.



T. Glenn Foster
Chief, Regulatory Review and Reinvention Branch
Standards and Rulemaking Division

106.95, 106.100, 106.105

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
106.100 Required information for a petition for rulemaking
106.95 Requesting a change to the regulations