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Interpretation Response #98-0186 ([Exxel/Atmos, Inc.] [Mr. John A. Del Grosso])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Exxel/Atmos, Inc.

Individual Name: Mr. John A. Del Grosso

Location State: NJ Country: US

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Response text:

OCT 12, 1995


Mr. John A. Del Grosso                      Ref. No. 98-0186
Director of Technical Services
Exxel/Atmos, Inc.
33 Schoolhouse Road
Somerset, NJ 08873

Dear Mr. Del Grosso:

This is in reply to your letter of August 23, 1995, requesting confirmation that your company's low pressure (less than 40 psi), non-aerosol dispensing system is not regulated as a compressed gas packaging under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (49 CFR Parts 171-180). You provided no information on the contents of the container.

The drawings you enclosed show the system consists of a pleated inner plastic bottle fitted with a valve and surrounded with a rubber sleeve that is placed inside of an outer container. You stated the pressure of the expanded rubber sleeve on the contents of the bottle causes the contents to be expelled through the valve using no gas propellant. Based on the information you provided, if the internal pressure of the container is under 40 psi, and no hazardous material is contained in the package, the package is not regulated under the HMR. See definition of "hazardous material II in 49 CFR 171. 8.

Thank you for your inquiry helpful. I hope this information is



Exemptions and Regulations Termination
office of Hazardous Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
173.115 Class 2, Divisions 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3-Definitions