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Interpretation Response #03-0202 ([Mr. Steve Thinnes])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name:

Individual Name: Mr. Steve Thinnes

Location State: WI Country: US

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Response text:

Oct 29, 2003


Mr. Steve Thinnes               Reference No. 03-0202
3600 Pammel Creek Rd
La Crosse, WI 54601-7599

Dear Mr. Thinnes:

This is in response to your letter of August 05, 2003, concerning the definition of “transportation in commerce" under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).

Intra-plant movement of a hazardous material that takes place within a contiguous plant boundary is not subject to the HMR. However, movement that utilizes or crosses a public road is subject to the HMR during that portion of the movement.

I hope this satisfies your request.



John A. Gale
Transportation Regulations Specialist
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards

Regulation Sections

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