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Interpretation Response #98-0261 ([Degussa Corporation] [Mr. John Foglio])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Degussa Corporation

Individual Name: Mr. John Foglio

Location State: NJ Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

SEP 9, 1998


Mr. John Foglio                             Ref. No. 98-0261
Degussa Corporation
65 Challenger Rd., Fl 3
Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660

Dear Mr. Foglio:

This is in response to your letter dated August 31, 1998, regarding the requirement to indicate the packaging type on shipping papers in accordance with the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).  Specifically you ask whether you may describe your intermediate bulk containers as "boxes" or "crates" on a shipping paper.

The answer is yes.  The type of packaging and destination marks may be entered in any appropriate manner before or after the basic description.  Terms such as "boxes" or "crates" may be used to express types of packagings on a shipping paper (§ 172.202(c)).

I hope this satisfies your request.



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


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.202 Description of hazardous material on shipping papers