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Interpretation Response #00-0350 ([National Tank Truck Carriers, Inc.] [Mr. John L. Conley])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: National Tank Truck Carriers, Inc.

Individual Name: Mr. John L. Conley

Location State: VA Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

February 1, 2001


Mr. John L. Conley                 Ref.  No. 00-0350
National Tank Truck Carriers, Inc.
2200 Mill Road
Alexandria, VA 22314

Dear Mr. Conley:

This is in response to your November 28, 2000, letter regarding the applicability of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180) to fuel oil No. 6 with a flash point above 2000F.

Under § 173.120(b)(1), a combustible liquid is defined as a material that has a flash point above 60.5'C (141'F) and below 93'C (200'F) that does not meet the definition of any other hazard class under the HMR.  Therefore, fuel oil No. 6 with a flash point greater than 930C (2000F), that does not meet any other hazard class defining criteria in Part 173, and is not a hazardous waste, hazardous substance, or marine pollutant, is not subject to the HMR.

I hope this satisfies your request.



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

172.101, 172.202

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.101 Purpose and use of hazardous materials table
172.202 Description of hazardous material on shipping papers