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Interpretation Response #99-0073 ([Department of the Air Force] [SMSGT Timothy W. Stern, USAF])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Department of the Air Force

Individual Name: SMSGT Timothy W. Stern, USAF

Location State: DC Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

May 27,1999


SMSGT Timothy W. Stern, USAF
nbsp;                             Ref. No.99-0073
CEM, Air Force Vehicle Maintenance
Vehicle and Equipment Division
Directorate of Transportation
Department of the Air Force
1030 Air Force Pentagon
Washington, DC  20330^-1030

Dear Sergeant Stern:

This is in response to your letter on April 22, 1999, requesting clarification on the applicability of the Hazardous  Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-18.) to U.S Air Force vehicles traveling on public highways.

The transport of hazardous materials in military vehicles operated by  military personnel solely for noncommercial  military purposes are not subject to the HMR. This also applies to the transport of hazardous material by other  government agencies.  However, if the or if the purpose commercial or if the government entity offers hazardous material for transportation to commercial carriers, then the HMR would apply.

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



Thomas G. Allen
Acting Director, Office of Hazardous
Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

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