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Interpretation Response #13-0102 ([DuPont Global Logistics] [Mr. Kevin M. Greene])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: DuPont Global Logistics

Individual Name: Mr. Kevin M. Greene

Location State: AL Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

June 20, 2013


Mr. Kevin M. Greene
Senior Hazardous Materials Distribution Safety Consultant
DuPont Global Logistics
12650 Highway 43 North
Axis, AL  36505-4360

Reference No.: 13-0102

Dear Mr. Greene:

This is in response to your May 9, 2013 email to the Standards and Rulemaking Division of the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety requesting clarification of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).  Specifically, you ask whether you may offer hazardous material samples for transport to your lab, via highway, in accordance with § 173.12(b)(1), when it has not been determined that the samples will be disposed of or recovered.  Once the samples arrive at your lab they are evaluated for potential recovery or disposal as waste.

The answer is yes.  If the samples will ultimately be recovered or disposed of as waste following evaluation by your lab, they may be transported by highway in accordance with §173.12(b).

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


Delmer Billings
Senior Regulatory Advisor
Standards and Rulemaking Division


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
173.12 Exceptions for shipment of waste materials