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Interpretation Response #98-0220 ([New York University] [Mr. Elliot Greenberg])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: New York University

Individual Name: Mr. Elliot Greenberg

Location State: NY Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

AUG 12, 1998


Mr. Elliot Greenberg                       Ref. No. 98-0220
Senior Safety Specialist
New York University
64 West 3rd Street, Suite 210
New York, NY 10012-1423

Dear Mr. Greenberg:

This is in response to your letter dated July 28, 1998, requesting clarification of the applicability of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR parts 171-180) to shipments of manufactured products containing asbestos.

Asbestos contained in manufactured articles, (e.g., vinyl floor tiles or roofing papers), or immersed or fixed in a natural or artificial binder material (e.g., cement or asphalt) is not subject to the HMR (§ 173.216(b)).  You stated in your letter that all of the asbestos containing materials that you offer for transportation are in manufactured products.  Therefore, these products are not subject to the HMR.

I hope this satisfies your request.



John A. Gale
Transportation Regulations Specialist
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
173.216 Asbestos, blue, brown or white