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Section §173.28: Reuse, reconditioning and remanufacture of packagings

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Interpretation Responses

Ref ID Date Company Name Individual Name Response Document
23-0098 Consolidated Container Company William Dworsky View
23-0021 W. R. Grace & Co – Conn. Paul Errichetti View
22-0012 Regulatory Resources, Inc. W. A. Winter View
20-0053 Hasa, Inc. Dave Johnson View
17-0108 Lockheed Martin Christian Calvo View
17-0031 Daniels Training Services, Inc. Mr. Daniel Stoehr View
99-0019 Western Poly Drums, Inc Mr. Floyd A. Whitney View
99-0125 Bell Helicopter TEXTRON Mr. Albert Alva View
00-0227 Diversey Lever Mr. Robert Budzn View
03-0136 CERAC Incorporated Ms. Candace Graf  View
01-0177 Vopak USA, Inc. Mr. Jay Jarvis View
06-0276 Thunderbird Cylinder, Inc. Mr. Fred A. Nachman View
98-0514 North American Transportation Consultants, Inc. Mr. J. P. Gibbons View
16-0021 Entergris, Inc. Mr. David Weisbrich View
98-0130 Allied Universal Corp. Ms. Robin J. Eddy View
05-0235R Huntsman Clifford W. Lester, MSPH, CIH, EMT’B, DGSA View
98-0522 DuPont Sourcing Mr. Randolph Martin View
05-0256 WRR Environmental Service Company, Inc. Mr. Steven P. Stokke View
12-0204 Newell Rubbermaid (Division of Sanford LLP) Mr. Chip Robison View
04-0101 Alliant Techsystems Inc.
Ordnance & Ground Systems LLC
Mr. Chris Widman View
04-0111 Kraton Polymers Mr. William Reinike View
13-0008 Belshire Environmental Services, Inc. Mr. Larry Moothart View
11-0085 Triumvirate Environmental Mr. Thomas Goss View
06-0019 3M Company Mr. Richard L. Sheehan View
09-0034 Challenge, Inc.                                                     Mr. Keith Hauser                                                         View
11-0073 International Titanium Powder Mr. Bill Murphy er View
13-0047 Navarro Research and Engineering, Inc. Mr. David Wilson View
04-0051 McCarthy, Sweeney & Harkaway, P.C Lawrence W. Bierlein View
14-0136 5N Plus Wisconsin, Inc. Ms. Laura Buholca View
01-0270 EM Science Mr. Andrew Parrella View