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Interpretation Response #14-0189 ([Mitsubishi Motors North America] [Ms. Dawn Perry])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Mitsubishi Motors North America

Individual Name: Ms. Dawn Perry

Location State: IL Country: US

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Response text:

December 23, 2014

Ms. Dawn Perry
Mitsubishi Motors North America
100 N. Mitsubishi Motorway
Normal, Illinois 61761

Ref. No. 14-0189

Dear Ms. Perry:

This is a response to your September 22, 2014 email requesting clarification of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180) with regard to security plans.  Specifically, you request clarification whether a security plan is required for Class 3, Packing Group (PG) III materials based on § 172.800(b)(7).

The general applicability for security plans is specified in § 172.800(b).  In accordance with this paragraph, Class 3, PG III (flammable liquid) material is not subject to the security plan requirements.  Paragraph (b)(7) of § 172.800 applies to desensitized explosives classed as either Class 3 material or Division 4.1 (flammable solid) material.  Desensitized explosives are assigned to PG I, which does not apply to your material and question.

I hope this information is helpful.  If you have any more questions, please do not hesitate to contact this office.


Dirk Der Kinderen
Acting Chief, Standards Development
Standards and Rulemaking Division

172.800(b)(7), 172.800(b), 172.800

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
172.800 Purpose and applicability
172.800 Purpose and applicability
172.800 Purpose and applicability