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Interpretation Response #01-0274 ([Advance Engineered Products Ltd.] [Mr. Rattan Bahia])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Advance Engineered Products Ltd.

Individual Name: Mr. Rattan Bahia

Country: CA

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Response text:

January 9, 2002


Mr. Rattan Bahia                             Reference No. 01-0274

Corporate Quality Assurance Manager

Advance Engineered Products Ltd.

144 Henderson Drive

Regina SK S4N 5P7

Dear Mr. Bahia:

This is in response to your letter of October 17, 2001, inquiring about the conditions under which the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180) permit bulk packagings (cargo tank motor vehicles) manufactured and certified in accordance with the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Regulations issued by Transport Canada to be used for transportation of hazardous materials into and through the United States.

For shipments which originate in Canada and either terminate in the U.S. or transit the U.S. to a Canadian or foreign destination, when the HMR require a DOT specification cargo tank motor vehicle to be used for a hazardous material, a cargo tank motor vehicle authorized by the TDG regulations may be used only if it corresponds to the DOT specification authorized in the HMR (see § 171.12a(b)(13)).  A TC specification cargo tank motor vehicle may be used to transport a material, such as a combustible liquid, ri.o.s., that is not subject to the specification packaging requirements of the HMR.  The HMR in § 171.12a(a) authorize the return to Canada of empty cargo tank motor vehicles containing residue of hazardous materials which originally were imported into the U.S.

I trust this satisfies your inquiry.



John A. Gale

Transportation Regulations Specialist

Office of  Hazardous Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
171.12 North American Shipments