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Interpretation Response #99-0226 ([Induchem Environmental Services, Inc.] [Mr. Edgardo Tormos])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Induchem Environmental Services, Inc.

Individual Name: Mr. Edgardo Tormos

Location State: AL Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

March 23, 2000


Mr. Edgardo Tormos                          Ref. No. 99-0226

Vice President

Induchem Environmental Services, Inc.

PO Box 364153

San Juan, PR 00936-4153

Dear Mr. Tormos:

This is in response to your letter requesting a written authorization for the use of sift-proof closed vehicle with a tarpaulin cover.  I regret the delay in responding and hope it has not caused any inconvenience.

As provided in § 173.240(c), non-DOT specification sift-proof closed bulk bins may be used to ship a class 9 solid material.  It is our opinion that if the bulk bins are sift-proof and closed by covering with a tarpaulin, the requirements in § 173.240 (c) are met.

I hope this information is helpful.  If we can be of further assistance, please contact us.



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