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Interpretation Response #08-0233 ([Mr. Guttemberg Costa Botejo])

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. Guttemberg Costa Botejo

Location State: MD Country: US

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Response text:

December 12, 2008





Mr. Guttemberg Costa Botejo

552 Jefferson Street

Hagerstown, Maryland  21740


Ref. No.:  08-0233


Dear Mr. Guttemberg:


This responds to your letter regarding the requirements governing the transportation of radioactive materials and information on the process of starting a transportation company to carry hazardous materials in commerce.


The Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) is found in Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 100-185.  As provided in 49 CFR 171.1, the HMR apply to any department, agency or instrumentality that transports or causes to be transported or shipped hazardous materials in interstate, intrastate, and foreign commerce, by all modes of transportation (i.e., highway, rail, air, and vessel).  The HMR contain classification, packaging, shipping papers, labeling, placarding, emergency response information, training, registration, security awareness, and security plans requirements.  The HMR can be accessed through our Web Page site:


Specific requirements applicable to the shipment of radioactive materials are found in Subpart I of Part 173 of the HMR.  The HMR also contain modal requirements applicable to rail, air, vessel and highway carriers in Parts 174, 175, 176 and 177, respectively.  In addition, the regulations under Parts 390-397 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) apply to hazardous materials shipped by highway.


I hope this information is helpful.  If we can be of further assistance, please contact us.






Charles E. Betts

Chief, Standards Development

Office of Hazardous Materials Standards



Regulation Sections

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