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Interpretation Response #99-0190 ([North Central Laboratories] [Ms. Pat Albrecht])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: North Central Laboratories

Individual Name: Ms. Pat Albrecht

Location State: WI Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

August 4, 1999


Ms. Pat Albrecht                               Ref No. 99-0190
North Central Laboratories
P.O. Box 8
Birnamwood, WI 54414

Dear Ms. Albrecht:                  

This is in response to your letter dated July 14, 1999, requesting clarification of the definition for materials of trade under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171­-180).  Specifically you ask if hazardous materials transported between your company's facilities may be considered materials of trade.

One criteria for a material of trade is that a hazardous material is transported by a private carrier in direct support of its principal business which may not be transportation by motor vehicle.  If the hazardous materials transported between your company's facilities are used to support the business, and provided all condition of § 173.6 are met,  the materials of trade exception may be applied to your scenario.

I hope this satisfies your request.



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


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
171.8 Definitions and abbreviations