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Interpretation Response #98-0242 ([Chautauqua Metal Finishing Supply] [Ms. Patricia A. West])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Chautauqua Metal Finishing Supply

Individual Name: Ms. Patricia A. West

Location State: NY Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

SEP 16, 1998


Ms. Patricia A. West                   Ref. No. 98-0242

Chautauqua Metal Finishing Supply

P.O. Box 100

Ashville, NY 14710

Dear Ms. West:

This is in response to your letter dated August 11, 1998, regarding responsibility for compliance with motor vehicle loading and unloading requirements of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).

It is the carrier"s responsibility to comply with all applicable loading and unloading requirements (§ 177.800(b)).  Any person, including a shipper, who loads or unloads hazardous materials on a transport vehicle is performing a carrier function and must comply with the applicable loading and unloading requirements (§ 173.30).

I hope this satisfies your request.



John A. Gale

Transportation Regulations Specialist

Office of Hazardous Materials Standards

177.834, 177.800(b), 173.30

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
173.30 Loading and unloading of transport vehicles
177.800 Purpose and scope of this part and responsibility for compliance and training
177.834 General requirements