Interpretation Response #14-0130
Below is the interpretation response detail and a list of regulations sections applicable to this response.
Interpretation Response Details
September 09, 2014
Mr. John Billingsley
125 Access Road
Gaston, SC 29053
Ref. No. 14-0130
Dear Mr. Billingsley:
This is a response to your June 30, 2014 email requesting clarification of general requirements for loading and unloading under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). Specifically, you request clarification on whether failure to secure the non-hazardous cargo in a mixed hazardous and non-hazardous shipment would be a violation of § 177.834.
The answer is no. The requirements found in § 177.834 are applicable to the carriage of packages containing hazardous materials by highway. However, in accordance with § 177.804(a), compliance with applicable Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) is required. Regulations covering protection against shifting and falling cargo can be found in 49 CFR Part 393, Subpart I.
I hope this information is helpful. If you have any more questions, please do not hesitate to contact this office.
Dirk Der Kinderen
Acting Chief, Standards Development
Standards and Rulemaking Division
|§ 177.804||Compliance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations|