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Interpretation Response #98-0053 ([Oxbow Carbon & Minerals, Inc.] [Ms. Karen Ferragonio])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Oxbow Carbon & Minerals, Inc.

Individual Name: Ms. Karen Ferragonio

Location State: PA Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

MAY 28, 1998


Ms. Karen Ferragonio                       Ref. No. 98-0053
Oxbow Carbon & Minerals, Inc.
409 Broad Street - Suite 260
Sewickley, PA 15143

Dear Ms. Ferragonio:

This is in response to your letter dated May 8, 1998, regarding the applicability of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR.; 49 CFR Parts 171-180) to ferrosilicon, with 75 percent silicon.

The Hazardous Materials Regulations govern the transportation of hazardous materials in commerce. Under 49 CPR 173.22, it is the shipper's responsibility to properly classify a hazardous material. Such determinations are not required to be verified by this office.

Based on the test results you provided, it is our opinion that the ferrosilicon manufactured by your company does not meet the criteria of a Division 4.3 and provided it does not meet any other hazard class, it is not subject to the HMR.

I hope this satisfies your inquiry.



Chief, Standards Development
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.101 Purpose and use of hazardous materials table