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Interpretation Response #06-0128 ([Mr. Richard B. Loden])

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. Richard B. Loden

Location State: CA Country: US

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Response text:

Jul 5, 2006


Mr. Richard B. Loden                Reference No. 06-0128
3959 Chestnut Avenue
Concord, CA 94519

Dear Mr. Loden:

This responds to your letter regarding the applicability of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171- 180) to the transportation of a loaded personal firearm lawfully carried by a vehicle operator. Specifically, you ask whether such a firearm is a violation of the HMR under the “forbidden explosives” clause in § 173.54(f).

The answer to your question is no. The transportation of a hazardous material by a private citizen for non-commercial purposes is not subject to the HMR. See § 171.1(d) (6).

I trust this satisfies your inquiry. Please contact us if we can be of further assistance.



Hattie L. Mitchell
Chief, Regulatory Review arid Reinvention
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards

173.54 (f), 171.1 (d)(6)

Regulation Sections

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