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Interpretation Response #02-0324

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Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date: 01-23-2003
Company Name: National Cargo Bureau, Inc.    Individual Name: Capt. Sam Rogers
Location state: NY    Country: US

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Response text:

Jan 23, 2003

Capt. Sam Rogers                 Reference No. 02-0324
Chief, Liner Activities
National Cargo Bureau, Inc.
17 Battery Place, Suite 1232
New York, NY 10004

Dear Capt. Rogers:

This responds to your letter requesting clarification of the Dangerous cargo manifest requirements under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR-149 CFR Parts 171-180).  Specifically, you ask if the requirements for preparation of a dangerous cargo manifest, list or stowage plan in § 176.30 apply to all vessels carrying hazardous materials, or if there are any exceptions from this requirement in § 176.1 1.

Part 176 prescribes requirements for the transportation of hazardous materials by vessel in addition to those contained in parts 171, 172 and 173.  Therefore, a carrier must comply with § 176.30 and prepare a dangerous cargo manifest, list, or stowage plan.  There are no exceptions from this requirement in §176.11. A hazardous material packaged in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code may be offered and transported in and through the United States if all or part of the transportation is by vessel (see § 171.12(b)). The IMDG Code also requires each vessel carrying dangerous good to have a special list or manifest.  For details, please refer to Volume 1, Chapter 5.4 of the IMDG Code.

I hope this satisfies your request.


Hattie L. Mitchell
Chief, Regulatory Review and Reinvention
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
§ 176.30 Dangerous cargo manifest