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Interpretation Response #00-0083


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Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date: 03-30-2000
Company Name: Yellow Freight System, Inc.    Individual Name: Mr. Robert A. Maberry III
Location state: KS    Country: US

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Response text:

March 30, 2000

Mr. Robert A. Maberry III                No. 00-0083
Chemical Transportation Administrator
Yellow Freight System, Inc.
P.O. Box 7270
Overland Park, KS 66207

Dear Mr. Maberry:

This is in response to your letter dated March 21, 2000, regarding the removal of placards required under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR parts 171-180). Specifically, you ask whether you may use a heat gun to remove placards from a transport vehicle.

The answer is yes.  The use of a heat gun (i.e., a device that does not use a flame or produce sparks) may be used to remove placards from a transport vehicle.

I hope this satisfies your request.
Sincerely,

John A, Gale
Transportation Regulatory Specialist
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards

172.510


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
§ 172.510 Special placarding provisions: Rail