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Interpretation Response #99-0098 ([Dangerous Goods of America, Inc.] [Mr. Valois Pagan])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Dangerous Goods of America, Inc.

Individual Name: Mr. Valois Pagan

Location State: FL Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

June 7,1999


Mr. Valois Pagan III                             Ref. No. 99-0098

Dangerous Goods of America, Inc.

PO Box 590888

Miami, FL 33159-0888

Dear Mr. Pagan:

This is in response to your letter dated April 8, 1999, regarding the classification of aircraft engines. Specifically, you ask how an aircraft engine is classified when offered for air transportation and whether it requires a shipper's Declaration of Dangerous Goods; and if an engine is accompanied by a certificate of drainage, is a declaration required.

No person may offer a hazardous material for transportation unless the material is properly classified in accordance with the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). The classification of a hazardous material is the responsibility of the shipper (173.29). Aircraft engines that are offered for transportation by air and have not been completely purged of fuel are subject to the HMR.  The engine must be accompanied by a hazardous materials shipping paper (e.g. Declaration of Dangerous Goods) that includes the shipper's certification required by § 172.204. An aircraft engine that is completely purged of all flammable materials is not subject to the HMR.

I hope this satisfies your request.



Thomas G. Allan

Acting Director, Office of Hazardous

  Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
173.220 Internal combustion engines, vehicles, machinery containing internal combustion engines, battery-powered equipment or machinery, fuel cell-powered equipment or machinery