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Interpretation Response #00-0013 ([Mr. Kurt Martin])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name:

Individual Name: Mr. Kurt Martin

Location State: MI Country: US

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Response text:

February 10, 2000

Mr. Kurt Martin                Ref. No. 00-0013
P.O. Box 533
Taylor, MI 48180-0533

Dear Mr. Martin:

This is in response to your letter requesting information regarding the transportation of cryogenic liquids such as nitrogen.  Specifically, you requested information pertaining to the regulations that govern the transportation of such materials.

The transportation of hazardous materials in commerce is governed by the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).  These regulations include but are not limited to packaging, shipping papers, marking, labeling, and placarding of hazardous materials transported in commerce.  Information regarding the HMR may be obtained at the following URL:, or to obtain a hard copy of the HMR please contact:

U.S. Government Bookstore
Suite 160, Federal Building
477 Michigan  Avenue
Detroit, MI  48226
TEL:       (313) 226-7816
FAX:      (313) 226-4698

3003 W. Breezewood Ln.
P.O. Box 368
Neenah, WI  54957-0368
Tel:         (800) 327-6868
Tel:         (920) 722-2848


     ATTN: DEPT IRQ-Marketing
     5724 North Pulaski Rd.
     Chicago, IL 60646-6797
      Tel: (800) 621-5808
      Fax:(800) 723-4327

If your need further assistance please contact our Hazardous Materials Information Center at (800)467-4922.

I hope this satisfies your request.

John A. Gale
Transportation Regulations Specialists
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
173.22 Shipper's responsibility