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Interpretation Response #00-0024

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Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date: 03-15-2000
Company Name: Western Poly Drums, Inc.    Individual Name: Mr. Floyd A. Whitney
Location state: CA    Country: US

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Response text:

March 15, 2000

Mr. Floyd A. Whitney                Ref.  No. 00-0024
Western Poly Drums, Inc.
8727 Rochester Ave.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91729-4200

Dear Mr. Whitney:

This is in response to your letter of January 25, 2000, requesting clarification of the requirements for leakproof testing of non-bulk packagings under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR parts 171-180).  Specifically you ask whether you may follow the methods outlined in Appendix B to Part 178--Alternative Leak proofness Test Methods, as an alternative to the testing procedure required
by § 178.604.

The answer is yes.  As stated in § 178.604(d) Test method, "other methods, at least equally effective, may be used in accordance with appendix B of this part."

I hope this information is helpful.


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


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
§ 178.604 Leakproofness test