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Interpretation Response #01-0230 ([Ventura-Lesbro] [Mr. Clifford Rawn])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Ventura-Lesbro

Individual Name: Mr. Clifford Rawn

Location State: CA Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

September 21, 2001


Mr. Clifford Rawn                           Reference No: 01-0230
2418 E 23rd Street
Long Beach, California 90810

Dear Mr. Rawn:

This responds to your letter of August 28, 2001, requesting clarification o f the testing requirements for cargo tanks under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).  You provide an example where a cargo tank  had a thickness test (due every 2 years) performed on 8/1/99 and the cargo tank was marked 8/99.  You ask whether the cargo tank must be retested by August 1, 2001 or if it may be tested anytime within the month of August, 2001.

It is acceptable to test a cargo tank within the month that the test is due (the month that is marked on the cargo tank).  In your example, the cargo tank may be retested anytime within the month of August, 2001,

I hope this information is helpful.



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


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
180.407 Requirements for test and inspection of specification cargo tanks