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Interpretation Response #08-0226 ([DtLwKdo USA/CAN S4] [Rüdiger Peil])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: DtLwKdo USA/CAN S4

Individual Name: Rüdiger Peil

Location State: TX Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

October 21, 2008

Rüdiger Peil

Lieutenant Colonel


P.O. Box 60-1366

Ft. Bliss, TX 79916-7709

Ref. No.: 08-0226

Dear Lt. Colonel Peil:

This responds to your letter dated September 9, 2008, requesting clarification of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). Specifically, you ask if the HMR apply to transportation of hazardous materials in the United States using German military aircraft, German military motor vehicles or German military vessels operated by German military personnel for non-commercial purposes.

The HMR apply to the transportation of hazardous materials in commerce. The transportation of hazardous materials for non-commercial purposes, in foreign military transport vehicles (i.e., aircraft, vessel, or motor vehicle) operated by foreign military personnel, is not subject to the HMR.

I hope this information is helpful. Please contact us if you require additional assistance.


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