Interpretation Response #12-0055
Below is the interpretation response detail and a list of regulations sections applicable to this response.
Interpretation Response Details
March 30, 2012
Mr. Tom Ziebell
Sr. Hazmat Editor
J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
3003 Breezewood Lane
P. O. Box 368
Neenah, WI 540957"0368
Ref. No.: 12-0055
Dear Mr. Ziebell:
This responds to your e-mail regarding identification number (ID) displays on portable tanks under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). In your follow-up e-mail, you stated that the regulations do not appear to address transport vehicle or container marking requirements when they contain bulk packagings marked in accordance with § 172.336(d). Specifically, you ask for clarification of the marking requirements for a portable tank that is labeled and marked in accordance with § 172.514(c) and § 172.336(d).
The exceptions in § 172.336(d) and § 172.514(c) provide no relief from marking the transport vehicle. The transport vehicle must be marked in accordance with § 172.326(c) if the ID number markings required by § 172.302(a) are not visible. If you choose to use the package marking and labeling exceptions in § 172.336(d) and § 172.514(c), the transport vehicle must be marked in accordance with § 172.302(a).
I hope this information is helpful.
Acting Chief, Standards Development Branch
Standards and Rulemaking Division
172.336, 172.514, 172.326
|§ 172.336||Identification numbers; special provisions|