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Is gasoline listed as a hazardous material, and, if so, what is the minimum level of financial responsibility currently required?

Part 387

Section § 387.9: Financial responsibility, minimum levels.

Guidance Q&A

Question 1: Is gasoline listed as a hazardous material, and, if so, what is the minimum level of financial responsibility currently required?

Guidance: Gasoline is a listed hazardous material in the table found at 49 CFR 172.101. §387.9 requires for-hire and private motor carriers transporting any quantity of oil in interstate or foreign commerce to have a minimum $1,000,000 of financial responsibility coverage. The Clean Water Act of 1973, as amended, declares that gasoline is an "oil," not a "hazardous substance." The $1,000,000 coverage also applies to for-hire and private motor carriers transporting gasoline "in-bulk" in intrastate commerce.

Regulatory Topic: Minimum level of financial responsibility for carrying gasoline
Effective Date: Sunday, May 4, 1997
Issued Date: Sunday, May 4, 1997