Interpretation Response #12-0153
Below is the interpretation response detail and a list of regulations sections applicable to this response.
Interpretation Response Details
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
|§ 172.406||Placement of labels|