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Interpretation Response #10-0245 ([Air Transport International, L.L.C.] [Mr. Dave Bell])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Air Transport International, L.L.C.

Individual Name: Mr. Dave Bell

Location State: OH Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

October 31, 2011



Mr. Dave Bell
Manager, Aircraft Ground Services
Air Transport International, L.L.C.
2 Air Cargo Parkway East
Swanton, OH 43558

Reference No. 10-0245

Dear Mr. Bell:

This is in response to your e-mail to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration"s Hazardous Materials Information Center pertaining to special permits. In your e-mail, you ask whether § 172.203(a) of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180) requires the notation "DOT-SP 11110" to be placed on shipping papers accompanying packages offered for transportation under Special Permit Number DOT-SP 11110.

The answer is no. Under the HMR, a shipper is responsible for noting the special permit number on a shipping paper and package marking for a hazardous material authorized for transportation under the terms of a special permit (see §§ 171.1, 171.2, 171.3, 172.203(a) and 172.301(a)). DOT-SP 11110 is an operational special permit issued only to carriers that authorizes hazardous materials to be stowed in the manner specified in the special permit. Therefore, the shipper"s responsibility to note the special permit number on the shipping paper and package marking does not apply.

I hope this satisfies your request.


T. Glenn Foster
Chief, Regulatory Review and Reinvention Branch
Standards and Rulemaking Division


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
171.1 Applicability of Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to persons and functions
171.2 General requirements
171.3 Hazardous waste
172.203 Additional description requirements