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Interpretation Response #99-0186 ([International Carbon Black Association] [Mr. Jimmy W. Boyd])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: International Carbon Black Association

Individual Name: Mr. Jimmy W. Boyd

Location State: TX Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

September 21, 1999


Mr. Jimmy W. Boyd                        Ref. No: 99-0186
International Carbon Black Association
Post Office Box 2831
Borger, TX 79008-2831

Dear Mr. Boyd:

This is in response to your letterof June 29,1999, requesting clarification on the requirements for transporting carbon black under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR parts 171-180).  You provided a Material Safety Data Sheet for carbon black and also provided test results which verify that the carbon black does not meet the Division 4.2 criteria of § 173.124.  It is your determination that carbon black is not a hazardous material.

Based on the information and test results you provided, we agree that the carbon black identified in your letter does not meet any of the hazard class criteria of the HMR and is therefore not a regulated material.

I hope this information is helpful.



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


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
173.22 Shipper's responsibility