Readily Combustible Material Law and Legal Definition

According to 49 CFR 176.2 [Title 49 – Transportation; Subtitle B Other Regulations Relating to Transportation; Chapter I Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation; Subchapter C Hazardous Materials Regulations; Part 176 Carriage by Vessel; Subpart A – General], readily combustible material “means a material which may or may not be classed as a hazardous material but which is easily ignited and supports combustion. Examples of readily combustible materials include wood, paper, straw, vegetable fibers, products made from such materials, coal, lubricants, and oils. This definition does not apply to packaging material or dunnage.”