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Interpretation Response #98-0237 ([Director Spectra Gases, Inc.] [Ms. Elaine Bradford])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Director Spectra Gases, Inc.

Individual Name: Ms. Elaine Bradford

Location State: NJ Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

AUG 28, 1998


Ms. Elaine Bradford                     Ref. No. 98-0237
Safety/Regulatory Affairs
Director Spectra Gases, Inc.
3434 Route 22 West
Branchburg, NJ 08876

Dear Ms. Bradford:

This is in response to your letter dated July 20, 1998, requesting clarification on the proper classification of your gas mixtures under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). Specifically, as stated in your letter, an overseas customer is requesting that you furnish documentation from this Department to confirm that Spectra Gases, Inc. has correctly classified the gas mixture in question.

Under 49 CFR 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. Generally, the manufacturer of a material has the knowledge to properly classify and is required to properly classify the hazardous material prior to initial shipment.

I hope this satisfies your request.


Delmer F. Billings
Chief, Standards Development
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
173.22 Shipper's responsibility