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Interpretation Response #04-0026 ([Florida East Coast Railway, L.L.C.] [Mr. W. L. Buzick])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Florida East Coast Railway, L.L.C.

Individual Name: Mr. W. L. Buzick

Location State: FL Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

Apr 6, 2004


Mr. W. L. Buzick                Reference No. 04-0026
Florida East Coast Railway, L.L.C.
One Malaga Street
P.O. Box 1048
St. Augustine, FL 32085-1048

Dear Mr. Buzick:

This is in response to your February 4, 2004, letter regarding incident reporting requirements under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).  Specifically, you ask if the exception under § 171.16(d) applies to materials offered for transportation or transported by rail.

The answer is yes.  In the final rule published December 3, 2003 (Docket HM-229; 68 FR 67746); effective July 1, 2004 incidents involving hazardous materials offered for transportation or transported by rail, highway, or vessel, which fall under the exception in § 171.16(d)(2) are excepted from § 171.16(a) through (c).

I hope this satisfies your request.


John A. Gale
Chief, Standards Development
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
171.16 Detailed hazardous materials incident reports