Interpretation Response #08-0241
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Interpretation Response Details
Mr. Bob Finn
775 N Second
Brighton, MI 48116
Ref. No.: 08-0241
Dear Mr. Finn:
This responds to your letter requesting clarification of the requirements regarding the transportation of propane cylinders under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). Specifically, you ask if the HMR allow propane cylinders to be transported in a fully enclosed trailer that is separate from the cab of the truck.
Propane cylinders may be transported in a fully enclosed trailer. In general, cylinders must be manufactured and maintained in accordance with the HMR. In addition, the cylinders must meet the requirements for transporting Class 2 materials and the segregation requirements for highway transportation found in §§ 177.834 and 177.840, respectively.
I hope this satisfies your inquiry. If we can be of further assistance, please contact us.
Acting Chief, Standards Development
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards
|§ 177.840||Class 2 (gases) materials|