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Interpretation Response #04-0287 ([Menlo Worldwide Forwarding] [Mr. Robert Johnson])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Menlo Worldwide Forwarding

Individual Name: Mr. Robert Johnson

Location State: WA Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

Feb 17, 2005


Mr. Robert Johnson                 Reference No. 04-0287
Manager Environmental Affairs
Menlo Worldwide Forwarding
2625 SW 161st
Seattle, WA 98158

Dear Mr. Johnson:

This is in response to your December 13, 2004, letter regarding incident reporting requirements under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). Specifically, you ask if the exception provided under § 171.16(d) applies to materials offered for transportation or transported by highway.

The answer is yes. Effective January 1, 2005, incidents involving hazardous materials offered for transportation or transported by rail, highway, or vessel that otherwise meet the exception in § 171.16(d) (2) are excepted from the detailed hazardous materials incident reporting requirements (171.16(a)-(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