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Interpretation Response #00-0004 ([It's A Gas, LLC Propane Cylinders] [Mr. Jeff Atkinson])

Below is the interpretation response detail and a list of regulations sections applicable to this response.

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: It's A Gas, LLC Propane Cylinders

Individual Name: Mr. Jeff Atkinson

Location State: MO Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

January 14, 2000

Mr. Jeff Atkinson                Ref.  No.       00-0004

It's A Gas, LLC Propane Cylinders

6651 Highway 185

Beaufort, MO 63013

Dear Mr. Atkinson:

This is in response to your letter dated December 28, 1999, requesting clarification on whether a final rule, Docket No. HM-225A, published in the Federal Register on May 24, 1999, apply to your company's cylinder exchange operation.  You state that your company transports propane cylinders to retailers for sale to individuals.  You ask whether, beginning January 1, 2000, your drivers must carry on each motor vehicle written emergency shut-down procedures as prescribed in § 177.840(1).

The answer is no.  The requirements, as adopted in 49 CFR 177.840(1), apply to the unloading of liquefied compressed gases from certain MC 330, MC 331 and certain non-specification cargo tank motor vehicles.  See § 173,315(n).  These requirements do not apply to cylinders.

I hope this information is helpful.  If we can be of further assistance, please contact us.


Hattie L. Mitchell, Chief

Regulatory Review and Reinvention

Office of Hazardous Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
177.840 Class 2 (gases) materials