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Interpretation Response #12-0109 ([Mr. Andrew Heine])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name:

Individual Name: Mr. Andrew Heine

Location State: NJ Country: US

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Response text:

June 15, 2012



Mr. Andrew Heine
21 Sherwood Drive
Medford, NJ 08055

Ref. No. 12-0109

Dear Mr. Heine:

This responds to your letter requesting clarification of Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180) applicable to household-generated solid waste. Specifically, you ask whether soiled diapers packaged and offered for transportation by your customers to a commercial carrier who then delivers them to your facility are subject to the HMR.
The answer is no. As specified in § 173.134(b)(13)(i) of the HMR, household waste that does not meet the definition of any other hazard class is not subject to the requirements of the HMR as a Division 6.2 material but may be subject to other state, local, or tribal requirements.

I trust this satisfies your inquiry. Please contact us if we can be of any further assistance.



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


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
173.134 Class 6, Division 6.2-Definitions and exceptions