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Research and Special Programs Administration; 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 Hazrdous 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 23, 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 July 19, 2001.

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
12661-NRSPA-01-9217United Parcel Service (UPS), Atlanta, GA49 CFR 171.2(a) & (b), 172, Subparts C, D & E, 173.1, 173.22, 173.24, 177.801, 177.817To authorize the transportation in commerce of certain hazardous materials that are not properly packaged, marked, labeled or classed in accordance with the 49 CFR. (mode 1).
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12741-NRSPA-01-10116Thunderbird Cylinder Inc., Phoenix, AZ49 CFR (e)(12), (e)(16), (e)(17), 173.302(c)(2), (3), (4), & (5), 173.34 (e)(1), (e)(3), (e)(4), (e)(5), (e)(6), (e)(8)To authorize the transportation in commerce of certain DOT Specification 3A and 3AA 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, 5).
12744-NRSPA-01-10126Alcoa Inc. of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA49 CFR 171-180To authorize the transportation in commerce of electric storage batteries containing electrolyte or corrosive battery fluid when transported in a motor vehicle containing no hazardous materials other than materials of trade (MOTs) as essentially unregulated. (mode 1).
12745-NRSPA-01-10125BioLab Inc., Decatur, GA49 CFR 173.24(g)(4)To authorize the transportation in commerce of Class 8 material in vented intermediate bulk containers (IBC). (modes 1, 2, 3).
12746-NRSPA-01-10124The Reichhold, Inc., Chickamauga, GA49 CFR 174.67(i) & (j)To authorize rail cars containing Division 2.1 hazardous material to remain standing while connected without the physical presence of an unloader. (mode 2).
12747-NRSPA-01-10103Brenntag Southeast Inc., Durham, NC49 CFR 172.302(a) & (c)To authorize the transportation in commerce of oxidizing solid, n.o.s. in flexible intermediate bulk containers (IBC) shipped in accordance with IMDG regulations without required markings or placardings transported inside box trailers with required placarding. (mode 2).
12748-NRSPA-01-10123Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space Co., Santa Cruz, CA49 CFR 178.601(a)To authorize the transportation in commerce of alternative, non-POP tested containers for use in transporting small explosive articles for military and commercial spacecraft and missiles. (mode 1).
12749-NRSPA-01-10122Questar, North Canton, OH49 CFR 173.12(b)(2)(i)To authorize the manufacture, marking, sale and use of certain UN 11G fiberboard intermediate bulk containers (IBC) for use as the outer packaging for lab pack applications. (mode 1).
12750-NRSPA-01-10121Questar, North Canton, OH49 CFR 173.12(b)(2)(i)To authorize the manufacture, marking, sale and use of UN 13H4 Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC) for use as outer packaging for lab pack application for us in transporting hazardous wastes. (mode 1).
12751-NRSPA-01-10106Defense Technology Corporation, Casper, WY49 CFR 173.302To authorize the manufacture, marking, sale and use of refillable non-DOT specification cylinder similar to a DOT-Specification 39 cylinder for use in transporting compressed gas, Division 2.2. (modes 1, 3, 4).
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12753-NRSPA-01-10118Praxair, Inc., Danbury, CT49 CFR 173.304(a)To authorize the transportation in commerce of certain toxic gases in 3AX and 3AAX cylinders not presently authorized for use in transporting dichlorosilane, Division 2.3, (mode 1).
12755-NRSPA-01-10114Air Canada, Ottawa, ON49 CFR 175.75To authorize the transportation in commerce of hazardous materials by aircraft that exceed the quantity limitations in the HMR. (modes 4, 5).
12756-NRSPA-01-10112Department of Energy, Oak Ridge, TN49 CFR 173 & 178To authorize the one-time transportation in commerce of certain explosive materials that exceed their shelf life, are no longer need or are obsolete in specially designed containers and trailers. (mode 1).
12758-NRSPA-01-10110Pacific Northwest Equipment Inc., Seattle, WA49 CFR 172.101, 173.32c(g), 173.2, 176.83, 178.207-12To authorize the transportation in commerce of IM-102 tanks that are equipped with alternative internal discharge valves for use in transporting blasting agents. (mode 3).
12760-NRSPA-01-10108Thiokol Propulsion, Brigham City, UT49 CFR 173.3(a)(b), 173.62, 178, Subpart L and MTo authorize the transportation in commerce of certain rocket propellants between its plant and test areas in non-DOT specification containers. (mode 1).
12762-NRSPA-01-10104Pro-Virus Inc., Gaithersburg, MD49 CFR 172.203, 172.301(c), 172.303(a), 172.401(a)(1)(2)To authorize the transportation in commerce of non-bulk pre-packed combination packagings containing various classes of hazardous materials between facilities to be transported as essentially unregulated without proper shipping papers. (mode 1).
12768-NRSPA-01-10133BOC Gases, Murray Hill, NJ49 CFR 173.31(a), 179.13To authorize the transportation in commerce of tank cars, containing carbon dioxide, refrigerated liquid, Division 2.2 with a maximum gross weight on rails of 286,000 pounds. (mode 2).
12770-NRSPA-01-10130Empire Airlines, Inc., Coeur d'Alene, ID49 CFR 175.85(b)To authorize an alternative loading method of hazardous materials on cargo aircraft. (mode 4).
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[FR Doc. 01-18404 Filed 7-23-01; 8:45 am]