USA Banner

Official US Government Icon

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure Site Icon

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

U.S. Department of Transportation U.S. Department of Transportation Icon United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation


Section §173.62: Specific packaging requirements for explosives

Below are the available interpretations and guidance for the given section. To return to the list of parts, use the Parts link above. If you do not see any guidance or interpretation information below, that means there is none available for the given part/section. Return to the search page to browse additional regulations sections.

PHMSA has published several Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) documents on regulatory topics. Please review our FAQ documents below:

Additionally PHMSA has Hazardous Materials FAQs based on letters of interpretation on the following topics:

This section of the website provides the ability to find regulations information including regulations parts, content of sections, and interpretations for regulations sections. Below is a list of parts, identified by the part number and subject. To browse sections by part, click on the subject link below. You will be taken to the eCFR website to view sections for a part.

A written regulatory interpretation, response to a question, or an opinion concerning a pipeline safety issue may be obtained by submitting a written request to the Office of Pipeline Safety (PHP–30), PHMSA, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001 or at the email address: In addition to email address, the requestor must include his or her return address and should also include a daytime telephone number. Requests should be submitted at least 120 days before the time the requestor needs a response.

Note: electronic submission is provided as alternative to the 49 CFR Part 190.11(b) mail-in requirement.

The regulations text of the section can be found on the eCFR website. To view the regulations text, use the link below. For assistance, please send an email to

View section 173.62 on the ECFR website

Interpretation Responses

Ref ID Date Company Name Individual Name Response Document
23-0097 Hunting Titan, Inc. Joseph Murphy View
21-0013 Hunting Titan Joseph Murphy View
18-0153 FabTech Services, LP Jason Streber View
19-0091 Baker Hughes Jesse Rodriguez View
18-0123 Jet Research Center Mark Cipolla View
18-0017 Explosives Test Center, LLC Graham Walsh View
10-0109 Mr. Scott A. Pilch View
11-0031 Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command Mr. Joseph P. Dugan View
08-0089 3M Package Engineering, 3M Sourcing Operations Mr. William Gramer Specialist View
14-0111 Pioneer Energy Services Mr. George M. Doggett View
05-0221 MAST Technology, Inc<br /> Mr. Jay Bell View
14-0097 DG Advisor, LLC Mr. Ben Barrett View
15-0023 Institute of Makers of Explosives Ms. Cynthia Hilton View
01-0092 Alliant Aerospace Company Mr. John D. Morgan View
07-0044 western Kentucky University Mr. Christopher J. Widman View
13-0129 Lockheed Martin Corporation Ms. Mary P. Morningstar View
06-0166 American Pyrotechnics Association Mr. Gregg Smith  View
10-0010 B&W Pantex, LLC Mr. Jesse Beyers View
05-0033 Hazmat Seminars Mr. Paul Shelton View
09-0200 Owen Compliance Services, Inc. Mr. David W. Boston View
01-0116 Danny Shelton View
07-0103 Greenberg Traurig, LLP Mr. Sanford M. Saunders, Jr, Mr. Kenneth P. Kaplan View
16-0205 W. T Bell International Inc. James Rairigh View
10-0052 Alliant Techsystems Inc. (ATK) Mr. Christopher J. Widman View