Interpretation Response #09-0213
Below is the interpretation response detail and a list of regulations sections applicable to this response.
Interpretation Response Details
December 2, 2009
Ms. Anna D. Masztalerek
of Regulatory Compliance
14 Albyn Terrace
Ref. No. 09-0213
Dear Ms. Masztalerek:
This responds to your e-mail regarding the applicability of the registration requirements in 49 CFR Part 107, Subpart G to a U.S. flag-vessel operator operating solely between locations outside the navigable waters of the United States.
A vessel operator is not required to register as a transporter of hazardous materials under 49 CFR 107.606(a)(7) if it does not engage in the transportation of hazardous materials to, through, or within the navigable waters of the United States.
I trust this satisfies your inquiry. Please contact us if we can be of further assistance.
Hattie L. Mitchell
Chief, Regulatory Review and Reinvention
Office of Hazardous Materials Standards