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Interpretation Response #20-0014

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Reagent Chemical & Research Inc.

Individual Name: Robert Dritschel

Location State: NJ Country: US

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Response text:

April 30, 2020

Robert Dritschel
Director of Regulatory Affairs
Reagent Chemical & Research Inc.
115 US Highway 202
Ringoes, New Jersey 08551

Reference No. 20-0014

Dear Mr. Dritschel:

This letter is in response to your January 31, 2020 letter requesting clarification of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180) applicable to placarding. Specifically, you ask whether utilizing a blue boarder around the edge of your Class 8 (corrosive) material placard meets the requirements of § 172.516(c)(7).

In your letter, you provided a picture of the placard affixed to a white cargo tank. Based on this picture, the answer to your question is yes. If the placard still meets the requirements of §§ 172.519 and 172.558 a thick blue boarder around the placard may be used to meet the requirements of § 172.516(c)(7).

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


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

172.516(c)(7), 172.519, 172.558

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.516 Visibility and display of placards
172.519 General specifications for placards
172.558 CORROSIVE placard