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Interpretation Response #00-0090 ([Transport Workers Union of America] [Mr. Bruce W. Graska, Sr.])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Transport Workers Union of America

Individual Name: Mr. Bruce W. Graska, Sr.

Location State: IL Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

April 21, 2000

Mr. Bruce W. Graska, Sr.                Ref. No. 00-0090
Transport Workers Union of America
Local 563
232 E. Howard Avenue
Des Plaines, IL 60018

Dear Mr. Graska:

This is in response to your letter dated March 27, 2000 and subsequent telephone conversation with a member of my staff regarding the applicability of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180) to movements of hazardous materials on private roads.  Specifically, you ask if the movement of hazardous materials on a restricted road between hangar and terminal locations at Chicago O'Hare International Airport is subject to the HMR.

Based on the information you provided, the answer is no.  The HMR govern the safe transportation of hazardous materials in intrastate, interstate, and foreign commerce.  Transportation of hazardous materials exclusively on private property, to which signs, gates and guard stations prevent public access, is not subject to the HMR.

I hope this satisfies your request.


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


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
171.1 Applicability of Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to persons and functions