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Interpretation Response #98-0513 ([The Dow Chemical Company] [Mr. Hugh Taylor])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: The Dow Chemical Company

Individual Name: Mr. Hugh Taylor

Location State: MI Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

Jan 6, 1998


Mr. Hugh Taylor
Regulatory Specialist
The Dow Chemical Company
Midland, MI 48674

Dear Mr. Taylor:

The answer is yes. The HMR do not require removal of the identification markings and/or placards when a package has a residue of a Class 9 hazardous substance. However, the shipping paper should 00 consistent with the transport vehicle's hazard communications by prefacing the shipping description with "RESIDUE Last Contained *** " as provided by § 172.203(e)(1). However, markings or placards may be removed when the Class 9 hazardous substance residue is below its reportable quantity. No shipping paper is necessary if placards and markings are removed.

I hope this information is helpful. contact us.



Delmer F. Billings
Chief, Regulations Development
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards

172.3, 172.512(3)(c)

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.3 Applicability
172.512 Freight containers and aircraft unit load devices