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Interpretation Response #04-0149 ([Chemical Accident Reconstruction & Services, Inc] [Michael Fox, Ph.D])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Chemical Accident Reconstruction & Services, Inc

Individual Name: Michael Fox, Ph.D

Location State: AZ Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

Jul 29, 2004


Michael Fox, Ph.D.                 Reference No. 04-0149
Chemical Accident Reconstruction
   Services, Inc.
9121 East Tanque Verde Road
Tucson, AZ 85749

Dear Dr. Fox:

This is in response to your May 24, 2004 letter concerning emergency response information requirements of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). Your questions are paraphrased and addressed as follows:

Ql:        Must the emergency response information required under § 172.602 include information regarding non-hazardous material that is loaded on the vehicle with the hazardous material?

Al:        No. Section 172.602 does not require emergency response information regarding non-hazardous materials that is loaded on a transport vehicle with hazardous materials. Emergency response information must be provided only for the applicable hazardous materials as specified in § 172.600.

Q2:      Do the HMR contain any requirements for emergency responders on how to handle an incident based on the emergency response information specified in § 107.602?

A2:       No. Although the HMR specify the emergency response information that must be provided to emergency responders, the HMR do not specify guidelines on how the emergency responders must use that information.

I hope this information is helpful. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact this office.



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


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.602 Emergency response information