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Interpretation Response #98-0513

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Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date: 01-06-1998
Company Name: The Dow Chemical Company    Individual Name: Mr. Hugh Taylor
Location state: MI    Country: US

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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.

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

172.3, 172.512(3)(c)

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
§ 172.512 Freight containers and aircraft unit load devices