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Interpretation Response #99-0286 ([Chem One Corporation] [Mr. Thomas R. Goding])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Chem One Corporation

Individual Name: Mr. Thomas R. Goding

Location State: TX Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

May 5, 2000


Mr. Thomas R. Goding                  Ref. No. 99-0286
Chem One Corporation
8017 Pinemont, #100
Houston, TX 77040-6519

Dear Mr. Goding:

This is in response to you letter concerning a shipper's responsibility under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).  Specifically, you ask whether, prior to offering a hazardous material shipment to a motor carrier, the shipper is required to verify that the motor vehicle driver has a valid commercial drivers license with a hazardous materials endorsement.

The answer is no.  The HMR contains no requirement that a shipper must obtain proof that the vehicle operator possesses a commercial drivers license (CDL) with a hazardous materials endorsement in conformance with the requirements in 49 CFR Parts 383 and 391.  Those requirements come under the jurisdiction of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).  Questions concerning the CDL requirements may be directed to John McCormick, Enforcement Program Specialist, FMCSA, Southern Resource Center, 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Suite 17T26, Atlanta, Georgia, at (404) 562-3600.

1 hope this information satisfies your inquiry.



Hattie L. Mitchell, Chief
Regulatory Review and Reinvention
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
173.22 Shipper's responsibility