Code of Federal Regulations

Title 49 - Transportation
Volume: 2Date: 2019-10-01Original Date: 2019-10-01Title: Section § 172.401 - Prohibited labeling.Context: Title 49 - Transportation. Subtitle B - Other Regulations Relating to Transportation. CHAPTER I - PIPELINE AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SAFETY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. SUBCHAPTER C - HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REGULATIONS. PART 172 - HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TABLE, SPECIAL PROVISIONS, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS COMMUNICATIONS, EMERGENCY RESPONSE INFORMATION, TRAINING REQUIREMENTS, AND SECURITY PLANS. Subpart E - Labeling.
§ 172.401 Prohibited labeling. (a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, no person may offer for transportation and no carrier may transport a package bearing a label specified in this subpart unless: (1) The package contains a material that is a hazardous material, and (2) The label represents a hazard of the hazardous material in the package. (b) No person may offer for transportation and no carrier may transport a package bearing any marking or label which by its color, design, or shape could be confused with or conflict with a label prescribed by this part. (c) The restrictions in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this section, do not apply to packages labeled in conformance with: (1) The UN Recommendations (IBR, see § 171.7 of this subchapter); (2) The IMDG Code (IBR, see § 171.7 of this subchapter); (3) The ICAO Technical Instructions (IBR, see § 171.7 of this subchapter); (4) The TDG Regulations (IBR, see § 171.7 of this subchapter). (5) The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) (IBR, see § 171.7 of this subchapter). (d) The provisions of paragraph (a) of this section do not apply to a packaging bearing a label if that packaging is: (1) Unused or cleaned and purged of all residue; (2) Transported in a transport vehicle or freight container in such a manner that the packaging is not visible during transportation; and (3) Loaded by the shipper and unloaded by the shipper or consignee. [Amdt. 172-9, 41 FR 15996, Apr. 15, 1976, as amended by Amdt. 172-75, 47 FR 44471, Oct. 7, 1982; Amdt. 172-77, 47 FR 54822, Dec. 6, 1982; Amdt. 172-94, 49 FR 38134, Sept. 27, 1984; Amdt. 172-100, 50 FR 41521, Oct. 11, 1985; Amdt. 172-123, 55 FR 52594, Dec. 21, 1990; Amdt. 172-132, 58 FR 50501, Sept. 27, 1993; 66 FR 8647, Feb. 1, 2001; 66 FR 45379, Aug. 28, 2001; 68 FR 75741, 75742, Dec. 31, 2003; 74 FR 2252, Jan. 14, 2009]