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Interpretation Response #02-0038 ([Paschall Track Lines, Inc.] [Melissa Houser])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Paschall Track Lines, Inc.

Individual Name: Melissa Houser

Location State: KY Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

February 25, 2002

Ms. Melissa Houser                        Reference No. 02-0038
Safety Specialist
Paschall Track Lines, Inc.
P.O. Box 1889
Murray, KY 42071

Dear Ms. Houser:

This is in response to your February 5, 2002 letter requesting clarification of § 172.204 of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).  Specifically, you ask if the shipping papers given to and retained by a secondary carrier must contain the shipper's certification.

The answer is no.  In accordance with §177.817(b), the shipper is required to provide the initial highway carrier with a shipping paper that includes a signed shipper's certification.  Any subsequent highway carrier that transports the same hazardous material shipment is not required to be provided with or maintain the shipper's certification; however, secondary carriers must maintain a shipping paper that otherwise conforms to Part 172, Subpart C.

I hope this satisfies your request.


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


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.204 Shipper's certification