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Section §172.202: Description of hazardous material on shipping papers

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Interpretation Responses

Ref ID Date Company Name Individual Name Response Document
23-0050 SBS Transportation, Inc Billy Murphy, Jr. View
23-0097 Hunting Titan, Inc. Joseph Murphy View
23-0075 Roy Kluthe View
22-0107 Roadrunner Transportation System LLC Mr. Karl Kronau View
23-0094 DCMA-TDLTC Douglas Connell View
23-0056 Hazmat Resources, Inc. Mr. Daniel Shelton View
22-0117 Mr. Nick Wright View
23-0005 Steve Laughlin View
22-0040 Rinchem Company, Inc Joe Strelow View
22-0022 Duke Energy Corporation Charles Denny View
21-0071 Air General, Inc. Charles A. White View
21-0037 Law Offices of Steven W. Hansen Steven W. Hansen View
21-0027 ACTenviro Aaron Hayward View
21-0047 Safeway Transportation Richard Elliott View
13-0003 Air Liquide USA LLC Mr. Jerry W. Freeman View
20-0017 New York State Police Robert A. Kidder View
19-0056 Woodard & Curran Kelly Camp View
19-0016 Advance Auto Parts Ryan Bodekor View
19-0003 Cabela's Dale Kettler View
18-0068 Nutrien Clayton Droste View
17-0077 Texas Highway Patrol Brad Gibson View
18-0085 Corp Safe Logistics Carolyn Geile View
17-0082R Save the Situation Eva Glimsche View
18-0013 Environmental Resource Center Kristie Absher View
17-0092 FedEx Custom Critical Kellie Toth View
13-0052R Simpson Strong Tie Company, Inc. Densie Nguyen View
17-0111 Institute of Makers of Explosives Susan JP Flanagan View
17-0126 FedEx Melissa Owens View
17-0114 PHI.Inc Mr. Terry Myer View
170077 Texas Highway Patrol Mr. Brad Gibson View
05-0079 Arkema, Inc. Ms. Christina M. Kurtz View
01-0160 Environmental Health and Safety Mr. Dan Smith View
11-0179 Hapag-Lloyd (America) Inc. Mr. Matt Krynski Director View
16-0148 XPO Logistics Freight (XPOLTL) Ms. Marie Easley Cook View
15-0165 Air General Mr. Dennis Franco View
07-0188 Sun Chemical Corporation Ms. Amy Fishchesser View
16-0104 Ms. Amanda Hammon View
11-0022 Clean Venture, Inc. Mr. Roy H. Swartz View
07-0232 Alaska Airlines, Inc. Mr. Michael Tobin, CHMM View
05-0282 Akzo Nobel Chemicals Inc Mr. Mark A. Connolly View
08-0080 Idaho State Police Mr. Thomas R. Wright View
00-0185 Overnite Transportation Company Mr. Garry Howell View
13-0170 ASARCO Grupo Mexico Mr William Loehr View
05-0259 Akzo Nobel Chemicals Mr. Mark A. Connolly View
14-0227 FedEx Express Mr. Marvin Sudduth View
02-0147 DuPont Company Randolph Martin View
98-0020 Goshen Corporate Park West Mr. David B. Caria View
11-0286 R+L Carriers, Inc. Mr. Gerald A. Krisa View
05-0255 Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc. Ms. Nancy Airdasd View
14-0107 PCS Sales (USA), Inc Mr. Tracey G. Smith View
10-0256 Clean Venture, Inc. Mr. Roy H. Swartz View
98-0057 American Trucking Associations Mr. Paul Bomgardner View
15-0187 Florida Highway Congrol Lieutenant Bryan Gay View
15-0121 The Lane Construction Corporation Ms. Michele A. Jacobs View
14-0160 North America Dangerous Cargo (Maersk) Mr. Charles A. Giglia View
07-0028 Line Pressures, Inc. Mr. Paul Graves View
98-0119 Department of California Highway Patrol Mr. R. B. Wood View
99-0145 PWN Environmental Mr. Bradford A. Gagnon View
05-0180 Airgas-SAFECOR Mr. John Anderson View
13-0185 Veolia ES Technical Solutions, L.L.C. Ms. Jennifer Eberle View
06-0117 Manager of Technical Services Mr. Lon D. Santis View
98-0168 Yellow Freight System, Inc. Mr. Robert A. Maberry View
98-0315 S.C. State Transport Police Corporal W.T. Rucker View
99-0069 Westinghouse Savannah River Site Ms. Carrie Ramsey View
13-0018 Association of American Railroads Mr. Matthew Forister View
10-0194 Alaska Air Group, Inc. Mr. Mike Tobin View
15-0148 New Jersey State Police Lt. John V. Guzzo View
15-0229 Idaho State Police Mr. Thomas Wright View
08-0219 HMT Associates, L.L.C. Mr. Edward Altemos View
99-0181 General Services Administration Mr. Bob Burnett View
16-0163 USARC ARIMD Mr. William Rogers View
14-0222 Enterprise Products Mr. Christopher Scavone View
00-0356 Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc. Mr. Paul M. Krug View
99-0096 American Trucking Associations Mr. Paul Bomgardner View
08-0087 Idaho State Police Mr. Jim Eavenson View
12-0255 North America Regional Trainer Ms. Susan Numbers View
07-0196 The Shepherd Chemical Company Mr. Bayard Pelsor View
08-0280 Cerasis Inc. Mr. Frank Adams View
08-0137 National Motor Freight Traffic Association, Inc. Ms. Lisa K. Winter View
13-0052 Simpson Strong Tie Company, Inc. Ms. Denise Nguyen View
07-0229 Veolia Environmental Services Technical Solutions, L.L.C. Ms. Jennifer Eberle View
15-0095 AECOM Ms. Erin Jarman View
02-0048 Octel Starreon LLC. Ann MarieWilliams View
03-0247 Myers Industries, Inc. Ms. Barb Germano View
07-0221 R+L Carriers Shared Services, LLC Ms. Tina S. Breezley View
09-0110 FedEx Express Mr. Roy A. Parker, Ph. D. View
14-0138R Polytek Development Corp. Ms. Cynthia Salisbury View
07-0105 General Environmental Management, Inc. Alexander Amort View
15-0048 Oak Harbor Freight Lines, Inc. Mr. Tom Mueller View
07-0113 Waste Technology Services, Inc. T.L. Nebrich. Jr., CHMM, QEP. REM View
07-0236 Northern Air Cargo Mr. Mark Smith View
12-0068 Argonne National Laboratory Mr. Lee Stevens View
10-0145 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Mr. Michael van der Velde View
10-0036 Dangerous Goods Declaration, Inc., and DGD Transport, Inc. Mr. Luis Lopez View
09-0158 LTL and Conslidation Consultant C.H. Robinson-Ann Arbor Branch Ms. Jennifer Kaczmarczyk View
09-0063 Bard Brachytherapy, Inc. Mr. Edward A. Zdunek View
04-0235 PRK Drilling & Blasting, Inc. Mr. Christopher A. McCabe View
10-0139 FedEx Freight Ms. Sandra Richesin View
04-0006 "K" Line America, Inc. Lisa Stone View
12-0211 HAZMATEAM Mr. Paul Dambek View
15-0187R Florida Highway Patrol Lieutenant Bryan Gay View
04-0010 World Environmental, Inc. Mr. Mike Gilmore View
98-0224 H.B. Fuller Automotive Company Mr. Eugene J. Secor View
15-0227 Artisan EHS Consulting, LLC. Mr. David Comen View
09-0237 Ecolab Mr. Stephen V. Schulte View
04-0086 Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers" Institute, Inc. Mr. Bob Van Duzer View
10-0076 Hyundai America Shipping Agency, Inc. Mr. Herb Giles View
15-0229R Idaho State Police Mr. Thomas Wright View
09-0147 AP Training, Inc. Mr. Hank Baird View
04-0232 Ms. Michelle Aeschilman View
09-0153 Layne Christensen Company Safety and Environmental Health Sciences Ms. Rhonda Heltzel View
01-0246 Occidental Chemical Company Ms. Elaine Palazzo View
04-0188 Safety & Compliance Associates, Inc. Mike Lopez, JD View
11-0071 EnviroServe Mr. Larry Steigerwald View
14-0231 PPG- Comex Mr. Israel Villarello View
13-0033 Dangerous Good of America    Mr. Fred A Romero View
14-0242 Bureau of Radiation Protection Ms. Celia Rajkovich View
13-0046 FedEx Freight, Inc. Ms. Sandra Richesin & Mr. Mike Brust View
15-0084 United States Air Force Mr. Jeremy McCauley View
05-0208 American Pyrotechnics Association Ms. Julie L. Heckman View
08-0152 North American Services Group Mr. Bill Youngs View
09-0006 SJ Transportation Co., Inc. Mr. Christopher P. Prioli View
98-0261 Degussa Corporation Mr. John Foglio View
00-0350 National Tank Truck Carriers, Inc. Mr. John L. Conley View
01-0042 HB Fuller Company Mr. Gene Secor View
06-0256 REGSCAN, Inc. Mr. Russ Shanahan View
16-0157 Regulatory Resources Inc. Mr. W A Winters View
15-0222 COWAN Mr. J. David Shaeffer View
09-0026 Titan Specialties LTD Ms. Shelley Espinoza View
15-0158 U.S. Water Services Ms. Lisa L. Neumann View
09-0030 Household Hazardous Waste Program Alameda County Mr. Bill Pollack View
04-0180 Dyno Nobel, Inc. Mr. Pat Weber View
01-0206 AGFA Corporation Mr. James Gerace View
14-0138 Polytek Development Corp Mr. Keith E. Smith View