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Interpretation Response #99-0054 ([Ten-E Packaging Services, Inc.] [Mr. Robert J. Ten Eyck])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Ten-E Packaging Services, Inc.

Individual Name: Mr. Robert J. Ten Eyck

Location State: MN Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

August 10, 1999


Mr. Robert J. Ten Eyck                             Ref No: 99-0054
Director, Technical Services
Ten-E Packaging Services, Inc.
1666 County Road 74
Newport, Minnesota 55055

Dear Mr. Ten Eyck:

This is in response to your letter of March 1, 1999, requesting clarification on the requirements for testing packagings under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR parts 17 1 ­180).  Specifically you ask whether each closure for a packaging used under Variation 5 of § 172.601 (g) must be tested when the periodic design requalification is performed.

The answer is no.  Nothing in the HMR requires testing of each different closure used under Variation 5.

I hope this information is helpful.



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


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
178.601 General requirements