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Interpretation Response #99-0072 ([Kinsbursky Brothers Inc.] [Mr. Paul D. Johnson])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Kinsbursky Brothers Inc.

Individual Name: Mr. Paul D. Johnson

Location State: CA Country: US

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Response text:

APR 20, 1999


Mr. Paul D. Johnson                            Ref.  No.  99-0072

Director of Environmental Affairs

Kinsbursky Brothers Inc.

1314 N. Lemon Street

Anaheim, CA 92801

Dear Mr. Johnson:

This is in response to your letter dated March 17, 1999 regarding the bulk packaging requirements under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). Specifically, you ask whether non-specification non-bulk packagings of Lithium hydroxide monohydrate (UN2680) may be further packaged in a sift-proof non-DOT specification closed bulk bin, to satisfy § 173.240.

The answer is yes.  As provided § 173.240, a non-specification closed bulk bin is an authorized packaging for Lithium hydroxide monohydrate (UN2680).  The fact that the material is already packaged in non-bulk packagings is not relevant.

I hope this information is helpful.



Thomas G. Allan

Senior Transportation Regulations Specialist

Office of Hazardous Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
173.240 Bulk packaging for certain low hazard solid materials