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Interpretation Response #07-0164


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Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date: 10-16-2007
Company Name: Central States Fireworks    Individual Name: Mr. Alex Weise    
Location state: IL    Country: US

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Response text:

Oct 16, 2007

Mr. Alex Weise                                     Reference No. 07-0164
Central States Fireworks
18034 Kincaid St.
Athens, IL 62613

Dear Mr. Weise:

This is in response to your August 29, 2007 email regarding the transportation of explosives by highway under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).

In your letter, you ask whether a truck bed lining manufactured from a spray-on polyurethane coating meets the requirements for a lining of a motor vehicle transporting Division 1.3G or 1.4G (explosive) materials as specified in § 177.835(f) of the HMR.

Paragraph (f) of § 177.835 specifies the requirements for the lining of a motor vehicle transporting Division 1.1, 1.2, or 1.3 (explosive) materials by highway. It is the opinion of this Office that provided it consists of either non-metallic material or non-ferrous materials and complies with the remainder of the requirements in § 177.835, a truck bed lining manufactured from a spray-on polyurethane is an acceptable lining for a motor vehicle transporting Division 1.1, 1.2, or 1.3 (explosive) materials by highway. There is no similar provision for the lining of a motor vehicle transporting Division 1.4 (explosive) materials by highway.

I hope this information is helpful.

Sincerely,

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

177.835(f)


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
§ 177.835 Class 1 materials