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Interpretation Response #03-0151 ([Dominion Generation] [Mr. Doug Noce])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Dominion Generation

Individual Name: Mr. Doug Noce

Location State: VA Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

Jul 7, 2003


Mr. Doug Noce               Reference  No. 03-0151
Health Physicist
Dominion Generation
5570 Hog Island Road
Surry, VA 23883

Dear  Mr.  Noce:

This is in response to your letter dated June 25, 2003 regarding the applicability of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180) to movements of hazardous materials on private roads.  Specifically, you ask if the movement of radioactive materials along a 0.7 mile section of Highway Rt. 650 that is under the control of Dominion’s armed security force is subject to the HMR.

Based on the information you provided, the answer is no.  The HMR govern the safe transportation of hazardous materials in intrastate, interstate, and foreign commerce.  Transportation of hazardous materials exclusively on private property, to which signs, gates and guard stations prevent public access, is not subject to the HMR.

I hope this satisfies your request.



Susan Gorsky
Senior Transportation Regulations Specialist
Office of Hazardous Materials, Standards


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
171.1 Applicability of Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to persons and functions