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Interpretation Response #98-0380 ([City of Tulsa] [Mr. Richard Bingham])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: City of Tulsa

Individual Name: Mr. Richard Bingham

Location State: OK Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

JAN 13, 1999


Mr. Richard Bingham                          Ref. No. 98-0380
City of Tulsa
707 So. Houston, Room 202
Tulsa, OK 74127

Dear Mr. Bingham:

This is in response to your letter of December 18, 1998, requesting clarification of whether government vehicles transporting hazardous materials are subject to the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).

Shipments of hazardous materials transported by a government entity in vehicles operated by government personnel for noncommercial purposes are not subject to the  HMR (including  placarding).  However, if the purpose is commercial or if the government entity offers hazardous material for transportation to commercial carriers, then the  HMR apply.

I hope this satisfies your request.




John A. Gale
Transportation Regulations Specialist
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

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