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Interpretation Response #14-0245 ([Kajuligan Inc.] [Mr. Cliff Croft])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Kajuligan Inc.

Individual Name: Mr. Cliff Croft

Location State: IL Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

February 25, 2015

Mr. Cliff Croft
Kajuligan Inc.
1533 Kirkwood Drive
Geneva, IL 60134

Reference No. 14-0245

Dear Mr. Croft:

This is in response to your December 22, 2014 e-mail requesting clarification of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180) relating to the emergency response telephone number requirements of HMR § 172.604(a). You ask for confirmation of your understanding that if the emergency response telephone number is located in the United States, it does not have to include the "+" (plus) sign, country code and city code, as appropriate, even if the shipment is intended to be transported internationally by air.

Your understanding is correct. In accordance with § 172.604(a) an emergency response telephone number located within the United States only requires the telephone number and area code. The "+" (plus) sign, country code and city code, as appropriate, must only be included if the telephone number is outside the United States.

I trust this information is helpful. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact this office.



Duane A. Pfund
International Standards Coordinator
Standards and Rulemaking Division


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.604 Emergency response telephone number