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Interpretation Response #08-0188 ([North Bay Enterprises, Inc.] [Mr. Achim K. Gartmann])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: North Bay Enterprises, Inc.

Individual Name: Mr. Achim K. Gartmann

Location State: CA Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

August 18, 2008

Mr. Achim K. Gartmann

North Bay Enterprises, Inc.

5400 Occidental Road

Santa Rosa, California 95401

Ref. No. 08-0188

Dear Mr. Gartmann:

This responds to your July 7, 2008 letter requesting clarification of the applicability of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180) to non-commercial shipments. Specifically, you ask whether the HMR apply to aviation fuel transported on a tow dolly trailer and used to fuel your privately owned helicopter. You state that the helicopter is used for personal transportation only.

The answer is no. The HMR do not apply to hazardous materials transported by an individual for non-commercial purposes in a private motor vehicle. See 49 CFR 171.1(d)(6).

I hope this answers your inquiry.


Susan Gorsky

Acting Chief, Standards Development

Office of Hazardous Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

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