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Are motor carriers transporting HM that are covered under exceptions to the HMRs subject to financial responsibility regulations?

Part 387

Section § 387.3: Applicability.

Guidance Q&A

Question 7: Are motor carriers transporting HM that are covered under exceptions to the HMRs subject to financial responsibility regulations?

Guidance: Yes. Even though an HM may be covered under a packaging, placarding, transportation, or other exception to the HMRs, if the item meets the definition of a hazardous material per 49 CFR 171.8, it is still considered HM for the purposes of Part 387. The motor carrier must still provide for financial responsibility at the appropriate level for the commodity being transported.

Regulatory Topic: Applicability of Financial Responsibility Regulations to motor carrier transporting hazardous materials under exceptions to the HMRs
Published Date: Friday, February 28, 2020
Issued Date: Friday, February 28, 2020