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Section §178.602: Preparation of packagings and packages for testing

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Interpretation Responses

Ref ID Date Company Name Individual Name Response Document
17-0105 HAMATEAM, Inc Paul Dambek View
12-0250 Southeast Testing & Engineering Mr. Charles Radev View
09-0088 Roadrunner Rocketry, Inc. Mr. Bob Korman View
11-0050 Pira International Mr. M. David Brooks View
11-0282R Ms. Kathy S. Gentry View
11-0282 Ms. Kathy S. Gentry View
06-0080 DG Supplies, Inc. Mr. Michael Bowen  View
05-0111R Reactives Management Corporation Ms. Cherie Walton View
08-0184 Department of the Army, USAMC LOGSA Packaging Storage and Containerization Center Ms. Charlotte A Lent View
02-0232 gh Package &Product Testing and Consulting, Inc H. Perry Hock View
09-0263R TEN-E Packaging Services, Inc. Mr. Robert Eyck View
02-0224 Boeing - Long Beach Division Scott W. Chapman View
12-0247 Curtis Bay Energy Mr. Edward Petrullo View
11-0290 Department of the Army Ms. Sarah Gedrich View
02-0133 gh Package/Product Testing & Consulting, Inc Bernhard Bieri, III View