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Interpretation Response #99-0262 ([Rootstown Office] [Ms. Carleen A. Ahrens])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Rootstown Office

Individual Name: Ms. Carleen A. Ahrens

Location State: OH Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

December 22, 1999


Ms. Carleen A. Ahrens                   Ref. No. 99-0262
Level Propane
Rootstown Office
Post Office Box 226
Rootstown, OH 44272

Dear Ms. Ahrens:

This is in response to your letter dated October 26, 1999, and subsequent phone conversations Mr. Michael Johnsen of my staff concerning placarding requirements for your propane storage tanks under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).

Propane storage tanks must be placarded on each side and each end as required in § 172.514. However, § 172.514(c) provides an exception which allows labeling instead of placarding for certain portable tanks, DOT 106 and 110 multi-unit tank bars, IBCs and bulk packagings with a volumetric capacity of less,than 18 cubic meters (640 cubic feet).  Your tank is a bulk packaging which has a volumetric capacity of less than 18 cubic meters, thus eligible for this exception.

I hope this satisfies your request.



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


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.514 Bulk packagings