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Interpretation Response #12-0153 ([Autoliv ASP, Inc.] [Mr. Dave Madsen])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Autoliv ASP, Inc.

Individual Name: Mr. Dave Madsen

Location State: UT Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

October 3, 2012



Mr. Dave Madsen
Hazardous Material Analyst
Autoliv ASP, Inc.
Ogden Assembly Facility
1000 West 3300 South
Ogden, UT 84401

Reference No. 12-0153

Dear Mr. Madsen:

This is in response to your July 13, 2012 letter and August 3, 2012 telephone conversation with a member of my staff concerning the CLASS 9 miscellaneous hazard class warning label. Specifically, you ask whether the dotted line that appears as the outer border of the label"s image in § 172.446 may be replaced with a solid black line under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).

The answer is yes. The HMR requires a dotted or solid line printed as the outer border of a hazard warning label prescribed in 49 CFR Part 172, Subpart E, if the label is printed on or affixed to a background of similar color (see § 172.406(d)). However, please note that under the HMR, the dotted line border that is shown on all hazard warning labels prescribed in 49 CFR Part 172, Subpart E, is not a part of the label"s specification unless it is used as an alternative for the solid line outer border in the manner prescribed in § 172.406(d) (see § 172.407(b)(2)).

I hope this satisfies your request.



T. Glenn Foster
Chief, Regulatory Review and Reinvention Branch
Standards and Rulemaking Division
172.446, 172.406, 172.407

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.406 Placement of labels
172.446 CLASS 9 label