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Interpretation Response #13-0200 ([Israel Military Industries Ltd. (IMI)] [Mr. Lenny Shoval])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Israel Military Industries Ltd. (IMI)

Individual Name: Mr. Lenny Shoval

Country: IL

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

August 11, 2014

Mr. Lenny Shoval
Marketing Dept.
Israel Military Industries Ltd. (IMI)
Small Caliber Ammunition Division
P.O. Box 1044
Ramat Hasharon
47100 Israel

Ref. No. 13-0200

Dear Mr. Shoval:

This responds to your October 21, 2013 e-mail to our Approvals and Permits Division regarding the labeling of packages under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). Your request was forwarded to this Office for a response. In your e-mail, you ask whether a Division 1.4S label with the text “Explosives” may be displayed on a package of small arms ammunition transported to or within the United States.

The answer is yes. Though the label you provide does not conform to the design requirements of the HMR, it is authorized by § 172.407(f). Section 172.407(f) authorizes, except for materials poisonous by inhalation, a label conforming to the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UN Model Regulations). Further, it is the opinion of this Office that the label you provide in your letter would not be prohibited under of the United Nations Model Regulations and may be displayed on a package of cartridges, small arms transported to, from or within the United States.

I trust this information is helpful. Please contact us if we can be of further assistance.


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


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.407 Label specifications