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Interpretation Response #99-0069 ([Westinghouse Savannah River Site] [Ms. Carrie Ramsey])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Westinghouse Savannah River Site

Individual Name: Ms. Carrie Ramsey

Location State: SC Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

APR 9, 1999


Ms. Carrie Ramsey                                  Ref. No. 99-0069
Westinghouse Savannah River Site
P.O. Box 616 - Bldg. 716-2A
Aiken, SC 29808

Dear Ms. Ramsey:

This is in response to your March 8, 1999 letter concerning the use of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) waste codes as a technical name under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).  Specifically, you ask if parentheses are required around the EPA waste code for the proper shipping description "RQ, Hazardous Waste, Solid, n.o.s., 9, NA3077, III, D009."

Parentheses are required to surround the name of the hazardous substance as required by § 172.203(c). In your example, the EPA waste code identifies a hazardous substance, thus, it needs to be in parentheses.

I hope this satisfies your request.



John A. Gale
Transportation Regulations Specialist
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.202 Description of hazardous material on shipping papers