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Interpretation Response #08-0241

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Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date: 10-16-2008
Company Name: Corrigan Propane    Individual Name: Mr. Bob Finn
Location state: MI    Country: US

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Response text: October 16, 2008

Mr. Bob Finn
Corrigan Propane
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.


Susan Gorsky
Acting Chief, Standards Development
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards

177.840, 177.834

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
§ 177.840 Class 2 (gases) materials