49 CFR 174.115 - Loading Division 1.4 (explosive) materials.

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§ 174.115 Loading Division 1.4 (explosive) materials.
(a) Division 1.4 (explosive) materials may be loaded into any closed car in good condition, or into any container car in good condition. Car certificates are not required. Packages of Division 1.4 (explosive) materials must be blocked and braced to prevent their shifting and possible damage due to shifting of other freight during transportation. For methods of recommended loading and bracing see Bureau of Explosives Pamphlet No. 6.
(b) Division 1.4 (explosive) materials may not be transported in a truck body, trailer, or container on a flatcar unless:
(1) The truck body, trailer, or container is closed and tight;
(2) All automatic heating or refrigerating machinery with which the truck body, trailer, or container is equipped is inoperative; and
(3) Packages of Division 1.4 (explosive) materials are blocked and braced within the truck body, trailer, or container to prevent their shifting and possible damage due to shifting of other freight during transportation. Ends, side walls, or doors of the truck body, trailer, or container may not be relied on to prevent shifting of heavy loads. For recommended methods of blocking and bracing see the Intermodal Loading Guide for Products in Closed Trailers and Containers (IBR, see§ 171.7 of this subchapter).
[Amdt. 174-26, 41 FR 16092, Apr. 15, 1976, as amended by Amdt. 174-36, 44 FR 70732, Dec. 10, 1979; Amdt. 174-68, 55 FR 52682, Dec. 21, 1990; 66 FR 45383, Aug. 28, 2001; 68 FR 61942, Oct. 30, 2003; 76 FR 43531, July 20, 2011]

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  • 2015-05-08; vol. 80 # 89 - Friday, May 8, 2015
    1. 80 FR 26644 - Hazardous Materials: Enhanced Tank Car Standards and Operational Controls for High-Hazard Flammable Trains
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      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
      Final rule.
      Effective Date: This final rule is effective July 7, 2015. Incorporation by reference Date: The incorporation by reference of the publication listed in this rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of July 7, 2015.
      49 CFR Parts 171, 172, 173, 174, and 179

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Title 49 published on 2014-10-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 49 CFR Part 174 after this date.

  • 2015-05-08; vol. 80 # 89 - Friday, May 8, 2015
    1. 80 FR 26644 - Hazardous Materials: Enhanced Tank Car Standards and Operational Controls for High-Hazard Flammable Trains
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
      Final rule.
      Effective Date: This final rule is effective July 7, 2015. Incorporation by reference Date: The incorporation by reference of the publication listed in this rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of July 7, 2015.
      49 CFR Parts 171, 172, 173, 174, and 179