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Interpretation Response #05-0213 ([Parts Plus Distribution Center] [Mr. Walter Kunz])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Parts Plus Distribution Center

Individual Name: Mr. Walter Kunz

Location State: MN Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

Nov 1, 2005


Mr. Walter Kunz                      Reference No. 05-0213
Parts Plus Distribution Center
7900 Excelsior Blvd
Hopkins, MN 55436

Dear Mr. Kunz:

This is in response to your September 9, 2005, letter requesting clarification of the materials of trade (MOTs) exception in § 173.6 of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR parts 171-180). Specifically, you ask if an automotive parts distribution center employee, who delivers automobile parts and products that are hazardous materials, is eligible for the MOTs exception.

Provided you meet the MOTs definition in § 171.8 and all applicable conditions in § 173.6, your employees may deliver the hazardous parts and products using the MOTs exception.

I hope this satisfies your request.



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


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
173.6 Materials of trade exceptions