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Interpretation Response #00-0136 ([HITECH] [Ms. Jackie Brian])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: HITECH

Individual Name: Ms. Jackie Brian

Location State: AR Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

July 14, 2000

Ms. Jackie Brian                Ref. No. 00-0136
Materials Manager
P.O. Box 3112
East Camden, AR 71711

Dear Ms. Brian:
This is in response to your letter dated April 27, 2000, requesting clarification on the shipment of explosives under §173.56 of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).  Specifically, you ask whether you may use a Department of Defense (DOD) approval on file with the Department of Transportation (DOT) to ship explosive materials to a commercial customer.

The answer is no.  The DOD approval may only be used to ship DOD explosive materials to DOD facilities, and not to non-DOD commercial customers.  A new approval from DOT for your commercial customer would have to be issued by the Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety as prescribed in Part 107 of the HMR.

I hope this answers your inquiry.


Delmer F. Billings
Chief, Standards Development
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
173.56 New explosives-definition and procedures for classification and approval