Interpretation Response #13-0143
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Interpretation Response Details
November 13, 2103
Mr. Joe Calonge
1365 Grove Park Lane
Cumming, GA 30041-8098
Ref. No. 13-0143
Dear Mr. Calonge:
This responds to your July 17, 2013 request for clarification of the requirements for the repair, modification, stretching, rebarrelling or mounting of specification cargo tanks under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). Specifically, you ask for clarification of the term “work” as it is used in § 180.413(d)(2).
Your questions are paraphrased and answered as follows:
Q1. How does PHMSA define the term “work” as used in § 180.413(d)(2)?
A1. The HMR does not define the term “work.” As used in § 180.413(d)(2), the term “work” refers to functions performed to modify, stretch, or rebarrel a cargo tank motor vehicle.
Q2. If a part of a cargo tank motor vehicle is modified in accordance with § 180.413(d)(2), does the entire cargo tank motor vehicle have to comply with the applicable specification?
A2. Yes. The cargo tank motor vehicle must comply with the applicable specification. Pursuant to § 180.413(d)(2), all new material and equipment affected by modification, stretching, or rebarrelling must meet the requirements of the specification in effect at the time such modification, stretching, or rebarrelling is performed, and the structural integrity requirements described in §§ 178.337-3, 178.338-3, and 178.345-3.
I hope this answers your inquiry. If you need additional assistance, please call this office at (202) 366-8553.
Chief, Standards Development Branch
Standards and Rulemaking Division
|§ 180.413||Repair, modification, stretching, rebarrelling, or mounting of specification cargo tanks|