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Interpretation Response #13-0144 ([Mr. Lucien DiMeo])

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. Lucien DiMeo

Location State: CT Country: US

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Response text:

August 15, 2013

Mr. Lucien DiMeo
37 Birchbank Road
Shelton, CT 06484

Ref. No. 13-0144

Dear Mr. DiMeo:

This is in response to your letter requesting clarification of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR 171-180) applicable to the non-commercial transportation of display fireworks.  Specifically, you ask whether such transportation by you is subject to the HMR.

The answer is no.  As provided by § 171.1(d)(6), the transportation of a hazardous material by an individual for non-commercial purposes in a private motor vehicle, including a leased or rented motor vehicle, is not subject to the HMR.
I trust this information is helpful.  Please contact us if you require further assistance.


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