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Interpretation Response #14-0160 ([North America Dangerous Cargo (Maersk)] [Mr. Charles A. Giglia])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: North America Dangerous Cargo (Maersk)

Individual Name: Mr. Charles A. Giglia

Location State: NC Country: US

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Response text:

Charles A. Giglia
North America Dangerous Cargo (Maersk)
9300 Arrowpoint Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28273-8136

Ref. No. 14-0160

Dear Mr. Giglia:

This is in response to your e-mail requesting clarification of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR 171-180) applicable to shipping papers. Specifically, you ask whether your attached dangerous good manifest includes an acceptable format for identifying the container identification number in box 15.

Shipping paper requirements are specified in §§ 172.200 through 172.204 of the HMR. Section 172.202(a)(5) requires identifying the number and type of packages on a shipping paper. However, the HMR does not require identifying the container identification number on a hazardous materials shipping paper. The container identification number is additional information. Unless otherwise permitted or required by the HMR, additional information may be placed after the basic description required by § 172.202(a) of the HMR.

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



T. Glenn Foster
Chief, Regulatory Review and Reinvention
Standards and Rulemaking Division
172.200, 172.204, 172.202(a)(5)

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.200 Applicability
172.202 Description of hazardous material on shipping papers
172.204 Shipper's certification