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Interpretation Response #12-0034 ([Container-Quinn Testing Laboratories, Inc. A Division of Holmes Testing, Inc.] [Mr. Steven Powell])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Container-Quinn Testing Laboratories, Inc. A Division of Holmes Testing, Inc.

Individual Name: Mr. Steven Powell

Location State: IL Country: US

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Response text:

April 3, 2012

 

Mr. Steven Powell
Director
Container-Quinn Testing Laboratories, Inc.
A Division of Holmes Testing, Inc.
170 Shepard Avenue
Wheeling, IL 60090

Ref. No. 12-0034

Dear Mr. Powell:

This responds to your January 26, 2012 request for written clarification of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180) applicable to the marking of non-bulk performance-oriented packagings. Specifically, you ask whether the HMR may prevent you from registering your company"s symbol (e.g., CQ) as an approved marking in lieu of an "M" number.

As stated in § 178.503(a)(8), symbols used in place of the manufacture"s name and address must be registered with the Associate Administrator (AA) for Hazardous Materials Safety. All registered symbols must be approved under § 107.705. This section provides the AA the authority to require the use of a certain type of symbol for marking of non-bulk performance-oriented packagings. Currently, PHMSA"s policy is to issue "M" numbers in order to provide consistency among symbols used and approved by approval agencies.

Sincerely,

 

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

178.503, 107.705

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
107.705 Registrations, reports, and applications for approval
178.503 Marking of packagings