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Interpretation Response #99-0109 ([Amalgamet Canada] [Mr. Raymond Wray])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Amalgamet Canada

Individual Name: Mr. Raymond Wray

Country: CA

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

August 5, 1999


Mr. Raymond Wray                    Ref. No. 99-0109

Amalgamet Canada

Suite 418

111 Richmond St. W.

Toronto, Canada M5H 2G4

Dear Mr. Wray:

This is in response to your letter dated April 20, 1999, regarding the transportation of materials poisonous by inhalation in accordance with 49 CFR 173.227 (c). I am sorry for the delay and hope this has not caused you any inconvenience.

In your letter you ask if the following situation meet the conditions of the last sentence of § 173.227(c):

I am contemplating a situation where I want to make deliveries of an inhalation hazard (zone B) product to two different locations of the same company.  The truck would stop at one plant, unload the containers for that plant, and then proceed to the second plant (four hours away) where the remaining containers would be unloaded.

The last sentence of § 173.227 (c) states that  "shipments must be made from one origin to one destination only without any intermediate pickup or delivery." It is the opinion of this office that the scenario presented in your letter does not meet the conditions of § 173.227(c) because your shipment scenario involves more than one delivery point.

I hope this satisfies your request.



Thomas G. Allan

Acting Director

Office of Hazardous Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
173.223 Packagings for certain flammable solids