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Salvage Drum CFR Definition Modified

October 4th, 2005 by Howard Skolnik

Filed under: DOT/UN, Industry News, Salvage Drum

Last month, the Final Rule for HM-189Y included a number of editorial and error corrections. Included in these was the addition of two semi-colons and a word correction in 49CFR 173.3 (c) Addressing Salvage Drums. The insertions further refine the distinct circumstances that permit the use of Salvage Drums. The modified text defines the use of Salvage Drums as: “Packages of hazardous materials that are damaged, defective, or leaking; packages found to be not conforming to the requirements of this subchapter after having been placed in transportation; and, hazardous materials that have spilled or leaked may be placed in a metal or plastic removable head salvage drum that is compatible with the lading and shipped for repackaging or disposal under the following conditions:…” Correction was needed to clarify that salvage drums could be used prior to, during and post transportation. This revision was effective September 28th, 2005.

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