rules and regulations governing hazardous cargo handling on all modes
PART A - IDENTIFY ESSENTIAL PARTS OF CFR TITLE 49
Your job as a transportation officer requires being familiar with CFR
49. All transportation-related legislation is incorporated into this
regulation, and, as new laws are passed, CFR 49 is updated in
supplement form to stay as current as possible.
Since laws may
change frequently, ensure that you use a current version of CFR 49.
The CFRs are kept up to date by individual issues of the Federal
Register. Basically, you will need to use the CFR 49 together with
the Federal Register to check the latest version of any given rule.
CIVIL AND CRIMINAL PENALTIES
You need to know as much as you can about CFR 49 because violations
of its edicts will provide prima facie evidence against you in a
court of law.
If you knowingly violate the regulation, you can be
charged with a civil penalty incurring a maximum ,000 fine or
imprisonment for not more than five years or both. The only instance
you may encounter to which CFR 49 does not apply is handling and
For all other
cases, you will need to be acquainted with the regulation and to know
certain parts of it extremely well.
routinely use some parts of CFR 49. Chief among these is Part 171,
which contains general information, requirements, references, and
Section 171.8 covers definitions and abbreviations.
covers the rules of construction as shown here:
Words imparting the singular include the plural.
Words imparting the plural include the singular.
Words imparting the masculine include the feminine.
"Shall" and "must" are used in an imperative sense.
"Should" is used in a recommendatory sense.
"May" is used in a permissive sense.