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Interpretation Response #00-0110 ([Christenson Transportation, Inc.] [Mr. Barry McGowen])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Christenson Transportation, Inc.

Individual Name: Mr. Barry McGowen

Location State: MO Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

July 3, 2000


Mr. Barry McGowen               Ref. No. 00-0110
Christenson Transportation, Inc.
P.O. Box 4267
Springfield, MO 65808-4267

Dear Mr. McGowen:

This is in response to your letter dated March 22, 2000, and subsequent telephone conversation with a member of my staff concerning the applicability of the hazardous materials registration program under Part 107, Subpart G, of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).  Specifically you ask if your company must register if the only hazardous materials your company transports are marine batteries and propane cylinders.

On February 14, 2000, RSPA promulgate Docket HM-208C (65 FR 7297), which expanded the criteria for persons required to register under Part 107, Subpart G.  Effective July 1, 2000, in addition to the existing requirements under §107.601, any person who offers or transports in commerce a quantity of a hazardous material that requires placarding under Part 172, Subpart F, must register.  This additional provision does not apply to those activities of a farmer that are in direct support of one's farming operations.

Therefore, provided your company does not transport more than 1,001 pounds (aggregate gross weight) of batteries or propane cylinders, you do not have to register.

We hope this satisfies your request.

Transportation Regulations Specialist
Office of Hazardous  Materials Standards



Regulation Sections

Section Subject
173.22 Shipper's responsibility