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Interpretation Response #99-0112 ([Ludvik Development Company] [Mr. Oscar Mirabel])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Ludvik Development Company

Individual Name: Mr. Oscar Mirabel

Location State: DC Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

May 27,1999

Mr. Oscar Mirabel                               Ref. No. 99-0112
Ludvik Development Company
3201 1811 Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010

Dear Mr. Mirabel:

This responds to your letter, dated April 28,1999, regarding the applicability of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180) to natural vegetable carbon.

The Hazardous Materials Regulations govern the transportation of hazardous materials in commerce. Under 173.22, it is the shipper’s responsibility to properly classify a hazardous material. Such determinations are not required to be verified by this office. However, based on the information provided in your letter, it is the opnion of this office that natural vegetable carbon does not meet any of the hazard class defining criteria specified in Part 173 and, thus, is not subject to the requirements of the HMR.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact this office.



Thomas G. Allen
Acting Director, Office of hazardous
Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
173.22 Shipper's responsibility