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Interpretation Response #00-0080 ([Eastman Chemical Company] [Ms. Julie Brown])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Eastman Chemical Company

Individual Name: Ms. Julie Brown

Location State: TN Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

April 4, 2000

Ms. Julie Brown                Ref. No. 00-0080
Logistics Compliance
Eastman Chemical Company
P.0 Box 431
Kingsport, TN 37662-5280

Dear Ms. Brown:

This is in response to your letter dated March 15, 2000, requesting clarification of the provisions in §172.704(d) of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).  Specifically, you ask how long training records must be retained by a hazmat employer for each hazmat employee.

Section 172.704 (d) requires that a record of current training, inclusive of the past three years, be kept by each hazmat employer for each hazmat employee while that employee is employed as a hazmat employee and for 90 days thereafter.  This means each hazmat employer is required to retain the most current training records and the training records from the previous three year training cycle.

I hope this satisfies your request.


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


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.704 Training requirements