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Interpretation Response #98-0294 ([Larson Sales Company] [Mr. Robert J. Kilian])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Larson Sales Company

Individual Name: Mr. Robert J. Kilian

Location State: PA Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

DEC 3, 1998


Mr. Robert J. Kilian                            Ref. No. 98-0294
Larson Sales Company
Park Ridge Office Center
Building 1, Suite 230
Pittsburgh, PA 15275

Dear Mr. Kilian:

This is in response to your letter dated September 16, 1998, regarding the applicability of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180) to ferrosilicon with 75 percent silicon.

The HMR govern the transportation of hazardous materials in commerce. 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.

Based on the test results you provided, it is our opinion that the ferrosilicon imported 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 request.



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


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.101 Purpose and use of hazardous materials table