U.S. Code of Federal Regulations
Regulations most recently checked for updates: Jan 23, 2020
(a) Purpose. This subpart prescribes requirements for development and implementation of plans to address security risks related to the transportation of hazardous materials in commerce.
(b) Applicability. Each person who offers for transportation in commerce or transports in commerce one or more of the following hazardous materials must develop and adhere to a transportation security plan for hazardous materials that conforms to the requirements of this subpart. As used in this section, “large bulk quantity” refers to a quantity greater than 3,000 kg (6,614 pounds) for solids or 3,000 liters (792 gallons) for liquids and gases in a single packaging such as a cargo tank motor vehicle, portable tank, tank car, or other bulk container.
(1) Any quantity of a Division 1.1, 1.2, or 1.3 material;
(2) A quantity of a Division 1.4, 1.5, or 1.6 material requiring placarding in accordance with subpart F of this part;
(3) A large bulk quantity of Division 2.1 material;
(4) A large bulk quantity of Division 2.2 material with a subsidiary hazard of 5.1;
(5) Any quantity of a material poisonous by inhalation, as defined in § 171.8 of this subchapter;
(6) A large bulk quantity of a Class 3 material meeting the criteria for Packing Group I or II;
(7) A quantity of desensitized explosives meeting the definition of Division 4.1 or Class 3 material requiring placarding in accordance with subpart F of this part;
(8) A large bulk quantity of a Division 4.2 material meeting the criteria for Packing Group I or II;
(9) A quantity of a Division 4.3 material requiring placarding in accordance with subpart F of this part;
(10) A large bulk quantity of a Division 5.1 material in Packing Groups I and II; perchlorates; or ammonium nitrate, ammonium nitrate fertilizers, or ammonium nitrate emulsions, suspensions, or gels;
(11) Any quantity of organic peroxide, Type B, liquid or solid, temperature controlled;
(12) A large bulk quantity of Division 6.1 material (for a material poisonous by inhalation see paragraph (5) above);
(14) A quantity of uranium hexafluoride requiring placarding under § 172.505(b);
(15) International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Code of Conduct Category 1 and 2 materials including Highway Route Controlled quantities as defined in 49 CFR 173.403 or known radionuclides in forms listed as RAM-QC by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission;
(16) A large bulk quantity of Class 8 material meeting the criteria for Packing Group I.
(c) Exceptions. Transportation activities of a farmer, who generates less than $500,000 annually in gross receipts from the sale of agricultural commodities or products, are not subject to this subpart if such activities are:
(1) Conducted by highway or rail;
(2) In direct support of their farming operations; and
(3) Conducted within a 150-mile radius of those operations.