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Interpretation Response #14-0213 ([Tufpak, Inc.] [Mr. Brian T. Wadlinger])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Tufpak, Inc.

Individual Name: Mr. Brian T. Wadlinger

Location State: NH Country: US

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Response text:

January 20, 2015

Mr. Brian T. Wadlinger
Product Manager
Tufpak, Inc.
698 Brown's Ridge Road
Ossipee, NH 03864

Reference No. 14-0213

Dear Mr. Wadlinger:

This is in response to your November 3, 2014 letter requesting clarification of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180) applicable to the transportation of hazardous waste. Specifically, you ask if a person who offers a hazardous waste for transportation must meet the requirements of the HMR regardless of what state they are in.

Unless specifically excepted or authorized by the HMR, the transportation of a hazardous material in commerce must be in compliance with the applicable requirements of the HMR regardless of the state. Section 171.2 states that each person who offers a hazardous material for transportation in commerce must comply with all applicable requirements of the HMR. The definition of commerce" in § 171.8 includes transportation within the jurisdiction of the United States within a single state (intrastate) and transportation between a place in a state and a place outside of the state (interstate).

I trust this information is helpful. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact this office.



Shane C. Kelley
Acting International Standards Coordinator
Standards and Rulemaking Division


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
171.8 Definitions and abbreviations