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Interpretation Response #98-0285 ([5th Ohio Light Artillery, Ltd.] [Mr. Robert R. Chaney, PE])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: 5th Ohio Light Artillery, Ltd.

Individual Name: Mr. Robert R. Chaney, PE

Location State: OH Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

April 7, 2000

Mr. Robert R. Chaney, PE                 Ref. No: 98-0285
5th Ohio Light Artillery, Ltd.
870 Carpenter Road
Loveland, Ohio 45140

Dear Mr. Chaney:

This is in response to your letter and subsequent telephone conversation with Diane LaValle, of my staff, regarding the transportation of black powder for a not-for-profit educational organization which puts on displays that include firing of antique Civil War Muzzle loading pistols, rifles, mortars and cannons for historical and cultural purposes.  You state that you transport between 400 and 600 pounds of black powder a year which is classed as Division 1.1 explosives and Division 4.1 flammable solid materials under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).  You ask whether such transportation is covered by the HMR.  I apologize for the delay in responding.

The answer is yes.  As provided by § 171.1, the HMR govern the safe transportation of hazardous materials in commerce.  The fact that your organization is not-for-profit is not relevant in this scenario.

If you need further clarification please call our Hazardous Materials Information Center toll free on 800 467-4922. 1 hope this information is helpful.



Delmer F. Billings
Chief, Standards Development
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
171.1 Applicability of Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to persons and functions