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Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Applications for Exemptions

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Research and Special Programs Administration, DOT.


List of applicants for exemptions.


In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, exemptions from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Materials Regulations (49 CFR Part 107, Subpart B), notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the applications described herein. Each mode of transportation for which a particular exemption is requested is indicated by a number in the “Nature of Application” portion of the table below as follows: 1—Motor vehicle, 2—Rail freight, 3—Cargo vessel, 4—Cargo aircraft only, 5—Passenger-carrying aircraft.


Comments must be received on or before March 6, 2000.


Records Center, Research and Special Programs, Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC 20590.

Comments should refer to the application number and be submitted in triplicate. If confirmation of receipt of comments is desired, include a self-addressed stamped postcard showing the exemption application number.

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Copies of the applications (See Docket Number) are available for inspection at the New Docket Management Facility, PL-401, at the U.S. Department of Transportation, Nassif Building, 400 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20590 or at

This notice of receipt of applications for new exemptions is published in accordance with Part 107 of the Federal hazardous materials transportation law (49 U.S.C. 5117(b); 49 CFR 1.53(b)).

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Issued in Washington, DC, on January 28, 2000.

J. Suzanne Hedgepeth,

Director, Office of Hazardous Materials, Exemptions and Approvals.

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New Exemptions

Application No.Docket No.ApplicantRegulation(s) affectedNature of exemption thereof
12396-NRSPA-2000-6772United States Alliance Houston, TX49 CFR 173.301(h), 173.302(a), 173.34(d)To authorize the transportation in commerce of a non-DOT specification cylinder as part of a specifically designed device for space flight for use in transporting Nitrogen, Division 2.2. (modes 1, 4)
12397-NRSPA-2000-6771FMC Corporation, Philadelphia, PA49 CFR 172.203(a), 180.509(1)(2)To authorize the use of an alternative requalification method for certain DOT specification 111A100W6 tank cars used to transport Class 8 hazardous materials. (mode 2)
12398-NRSPA-2000-6770Praxair, Danbury, CT49 CFR 173.34(d)To authorize the transportation in commerce of DOT 3A and 3AA cylinders equipped with alternative relief devices for use in transporting Division 2.2 material. (modes 1, 2)
12399-NRSPA-2000-6769BOC Gases, Murray Hill, NJ49 CFR 173.34(e)To authorize the use of ultrasonic inspection as an alternative retest method for DOT Specification 3AL cylinders. (modes 1, 2, 3)
12400-NRSPA-2000-6761Delta Chemical Corporation, Baltimore, MD49 CFR 173.24(b), 173.31(b)(1), 173.31(b)(3), 179.300-12(b), 179.300-13, 179.300-14To authorize the transportation of defective multi-unit tank car tanks used for chlorine equipped with Chlorine Institute Emergency “B” Kits. (mode 1)
12401-NRSPA-2000-6762DG Supplies, Inc., Hamilton, NJ49 CFR 172.400, 172.402, 172.504, 173.150-154, 173.201-203, 173.211-213, 173.25, 175.3To authorize the manufacture, marking and sale of specially-designed combination packaging for use in transporting liquid and solid hazardous materials with relief from labeling and placarding requirements. (modes 1, 2, 4, 5)
12402-NRSPA-2000-6763Taylor-Wharton, Huntsville, AL49 CFR 172.301(c), 178.35(f)(2)(i), 178.39(e)To authorize the manufacture, marking and sale of non-DOT specification cylinders (comparable to DOT Specification 3BN cylinders) equipped with an alternative bottom plug for use in transporting presently authorized hazardous materials. (modes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
12403-NRSPA-2000-6764Strainrite, Lewiston, ME49 CFR 178.517To authorize the manufacture, marking and sale of a non-bulk container (comparable to a UN Standard 4H2 solid plastic box) for use in transporting hazardous materials or hazardous wastes as presently authorized. (modes 1, 2, 3)
12404-NRSPA-2000-6765CBS Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA49 CFR 173.403, 173.427To authorize the one-time transportation in commerce of a reactor tank for use in transporting radioactive waste. (modes 1, 2)
12405-NRSPA-2000-6766Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, PA49 CFR 173.304(a)(2), 173.304(b)To authorize an increase in filling density to the cylinder test pressure for the transportation of Division 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3 hazardous materials. (modes 1, 3, 4, 5)
12406-NRSPA-2000-6767Occidental Chemical Corporation, Dallas, TX49 CFR 173.242To authorize the manufacture, marking and sale of a custom-designed non-DOT specification tank truck for use in transporting certain Division 5.1 material. (mode 1)
12407-NRSPA-2000-6768Qual-X, Inc., Powell, OH49 CFR 173.410, 173.412, 173.415, 173.465, 173.466To authorize the transportation in commerce of a specifically designed device containing Class 7 hazardous materials. (mode 1)
12411-NRSPA-2000-6828International Fuel Cells, South Windsor, CT49 CFR 173.212To authorize the transportation in commerce of dry metal catalysts classified as, Self-heating, solid, inorganic, n.o.s., Division 4.2, in non-DOT specification packaging. (modes 1, 3, 4)
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12412-NRSPA-2000-6827Great Western Chemical Company, Portland, OR49 CFR 172.203(a), 172.302(c), 177.834(h)To consolidate the exemptions that currently authorize the discharge of hazardous materials in UN Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC) without removing the IBC from the motor vehicle on which it is transported. (mode 1)
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[FR Doc. 00-2362 Filed 2-2-00; 8:45 am]