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Interpretation Response #98-0550 ([Laidlaw Environmental Services, Inc.] [Mr. Jerry D. Davis])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Laidlaw Environmental Services, Inc.

Individual Name: Mr. Jerry D. Davis

Location State: SC Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

JAN 30, 1998


Mr. Jerry D. Davis

Manger, Corporate Transportation Programs

Laidlaw Environmental Services, Inc.

P.O. Box 11393

Columbia, SC 29211

Dear Mr. Davis:

This is in response to your letter of January 5, 1998, regarding packaging requirements for Class 9 hazardous materials under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR parts 171-180). Specifically you ask whether a shipper may place ten cubic yards of Hazardous waste, solid, n.o.s., 9, NA 3077, III with several non-bulk packages containing Asbestos, 9, NA2212, III in a non-specification sift-proof closed bulk bin.

The answer is yes. As provided in § 173.240, a non-specification closed bulk bin is an authorized bulk packaging for both of the described Class 9 materials. The fact that the asbestos is already packaged in bags is not relevant to this scenario.

I hope this information is helpful.



Delmer F. Billings

Chief, Regulations Development

Office of Hazardous Materials Standards

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
173.240 Bulk packaging for certain low hazard solid materials