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Interpretation Response #98-0400 ([Tamaya Chemical Corporation] [Mr. Steven Charles Hun])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Tamaya Chemical Corporation

Individual Name: Mr. Steven Charles Hun

Location State: VA Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

FEB 3, 1998


Ms. Sarah Hall,

President, Tamaya Chemical


500 North Birdneck Road, Suite 100

Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451

Dear Ms. Hall:

This responds to your letter requesting information concerning the applicability of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CPR Parts 171-180) to iodine (99.5% purity). Specifically, you ask that this office update the information contained in a letter to you dated August 11, 1994.

The information that we 'provided in our earlier letter is accurate. Under the HMR., a shipper must properly classify, package, mark, and label a hazardous material for transportation in commerce. The criteria for making determinations as to the hazard class of a material can be found in Part 173 of the HMR. It is not necessary for a shipper to confirm its classification of a hazardous material with the Department of Transportation.

Based on the information available to this office, iodine (solid, 99.5% pure) does not meet the definition of any hazard class as set forth in Part 173. Thus, shipments of iodine (solid, 99.5% pure) are not subject to the requirements of the HMR.

If you require additional information, you may wish to contact the Hazardous Materials Information Center at 1-800-467-4922. A hazardous materials transportation safety specialist is available to answer questions on the requirements of the HMR between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday (except federal holidays).

I hope this information is helpful. If you need anything further, please do not hesitate to contact me.



Alan I. Roberts

Associate Administrator for

Hazardous Materials Safety


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.101 Purpose and use of hazardous materials table
173.22 Shipper's responsibility