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Interpretation Response #98-0340 ([Fireworks Mfg. Co Inc.] [Mr. Ronald C. Snyder])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Fireworks Mfg. Co Inc.

Individual Name: Mr. Ronald C. Snyder

Location State: PA Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

May 19,1999


Mr. Ronald C. Snyder                       Ref. No. 98-0340
Zambelli Internationale
    Fireworks Mfg. Co Inc.
Safety Office
RD #1, Box 270A
Edinburg, Pennsylvania 16116

Dear Mr. Snyder:

This is in response to your letter requesting clarification on the use of orientation arrows on packages containing Division  1.3G explosives, Display fireworks, under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR;49 CFR Parts 171-180). I regret the delay in responding to your inquiry and hope it has not caused you any inconvenience.

According to your letter, packages containing your Division 1.3 explosives materials are marked with orientation arrows indicating that they must be indicating that they must be initiated with a certain side up. This kind of firework is initiated by laying the box in an upright position and lighting the fuse. As provided by 172.312, orientation arrow markings are only required on packages containing liquid hazardous materials.

I hope this answers your inquiry.



Delmer F. Billings
Standards Development
Office of Hazardous Materials Standard


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
173.22 Shipper's responsibility