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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 August 2, 2001.


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 June 28, 2001.

Ryan Posten,

Exemptions Program Officer, Office of Hazardous Materials Exemptions and Approvals.

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Application No.Docket No.ApplicantRegulation(s) affectedNature of exemption thereof
12714-NRSPA-01-9834Scientific Cylinder Corporation, Englewood, CO49 CFR 173.302(c)(2), (4) & (5), 173.34(c)(2), (e)(3), (e)(4)To authorize the transportation in commerce of certain cylinders which have been alternatively ultrasonically retested for use in transporting Division 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3 materials. (Modes 1, 2, 3, 4.).
12715-NRSPA-01-9926Arkansas Eastman, Eastman Chemical Co., Batesville, AR49 CFR 172.203(a), 172.302(c), 174.67(i) & (j)To authorize rail cars containing chlorine to remain standing while connected without the physical presence of an unloader. (Mode 2.).
12716-NRSPA-01-9930Air Liquide America Corporation, Houston, TX49 CFR 173.304(a)(2)To authorize the transportation in commerce of chlorine in uninsulated DOT Specification 3AAX cylinders permanently mounted on a motor vehicle. (Mode 1.).
12718-NRSPA-01-9921Weldship Corporation, Bethlehem, PA49 CFR 172.301, 173.34(e), 173.34(e)(3), 173.34(e)(4), 173.34(e)(5), 173.34(e)(6), 173.34(e)(7), 173.34(e)(8)To authorize the transportation in commerce of certain DOT-3AL seamless aluminum cylinders constructed of alloy 6061 that have been alternatively ultrasonically retested for use in transporting Division 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 materials. (Modes 1, 2, 3, 4.).
12719-NRSPA-01-9931Bechtel Jacobs Company LLC, Oak Ridge, TN49 CFR 173.211, 173.244To authorize the transportation in commerce of bulk and non-bulk aluminum containers used in transporting sodium, Division 4.3. (Mode 1.).
12720-NRSPA-01-9917American Honda Motor Company, Torrance, CA49 CFR 176.76(a)(4)To authorize the transportation in commerce of electrolyte batteries in specially designed packagings, overpacked in a motor vehicle not subject to the requirements of the HMR, without securing the overpack to the floor of the intermodal freight container or trailer. (Modes 1, 2, 3, 4.).
12724-NRSPA-01-9888E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., Inc., Wilmington, DE49 CFR 178.345-10(b)(3), 180.405(h)To authorize the transportation in commerce of MC 312 cargo tanks equipped with pressure relief systems that do not withstand the dynamic pressure surges in excess of the design set pressure. (Mode 1.).
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12726-NRSPA-01-9884Air Transport Association, Washington, DC49 CFR 173.304(a)(1), 173.305, 173.309, 173.34(e), 175.3To authorize the transportation in commerce of fire extinguishers to be shipped with an alternative proper shipping name as specified in several exemptions. (Modes 1, 2, 4, 5.).
12727-NRSPA-01-9987Tri-West Packaging, Corona, CA49 CFR 173.12(b)(2)(i)To authorize the manufacture, marking and sale of certain UN 11HH2 intermediate bulk containers for use as the outer packaging for lab pack applications. (Mode 1.).
12728-NRSPA-01-9889Eagle-Picher Technologies, LLC, Joplin, MO49 CFR 173.3, 173.302(a), 173.34(d)To authorize the transportation in commerce of certain non-DOT specification pressure vessels containing compressed hydrogen, which are a component part of a nickel-hydrogen battery. (Modes 1, 4.).
12729-NRSPA-01-9883Mallinckrodt/Tyco Healthcare, Indianapolis, IN49 CFR 178.57(d)(5), (e)(3), (e)(4)To authorize the manufacture, marking, sale and use of non-DOT specification cylinders conforming in part with DOT Specification 4L used for crygenic materials, Division 2.2. (Mode 1.).
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[FR Doc. 01-16662 Filed 7-2-01; 8:45 am]