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Interpretation Response #98-0507 ([Interwest Home Medical] [Mr. James VanSchoonhoven])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Interwest Home Medical

Individual Name: Mr. James VanSchoonhoven

Location State: NV Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

MAY 27, 1998


Mr. James VanSchoonhoven
Warehouse Supervisor
Interwest Home Medical
30 Ohm Place, , 3
Reno, NV 89502

Dear Mr. VanSchoonhoven:

This is in response to your letter requesting clarification of placarding requirements for your liquid oxygen shipments. Specifically you ask if a bulk shipment of Oxygen, Refrigerated liquid, 2.2, UNI073, may display an identification number on the OXYGEN placard depicted in 49 CFR 172.530 or must the identification number appear on a separate orange panel used in conjunction with the OXYGEN placard.

Either is acceptable. The placard depicted in § 172.530 may display the word "OXYGEN" or the identification number "1073". Section 172.519(b) (3) does not permit a non-text placard; that is, the placard illustrated in § 172.530 showing the oxidizer symbol and hazard class number only, to be used for placarding OXYGEN shipments.

I hope this satisfies your inquiry. If you need additional assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.



Hattie L. Mitchell, Chief
Regulatory Review and Reinvention
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.519 General specifications for placards