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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 4, 2002.


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 25, 2002.

R. 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
12897-NRSPA-02-11397ATK Thiokol Propulsion, Brigham City, UT49 CFR 173.242To authorize the transportation in commerce of ammonium perchlorate, Division 5.1, in DOT 53 portable tanks not presently authorized. (Modes 1, 2.)
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12898-NRSPA-02-11398SWS Environmental First Response, Panama City Beach, FL49 CFR 173.302, 173.304, 173.34To authorize the manufacturing, marking, sale and use of a non-DOT specification salvage cylinder for overpacking damage or leaking cylinders of pressurized and non-pressurized hazardous materials for transportation in commerce. (Mode 1.)
12899-NRSPA-02-11387Pencor Reservoir Fluid Specialists, Broussard, LA49 CFR 173.201(c), 173.202(c), 173.203(c), 173.302(c), 173.302(a), 173.304(a) & (b), 175.3, 178.35(e) & (f), 178.36(a) & (b), (j), (1)To authorize the manufacture, mark, sale and use of non-DOT specification cylinders comparable to DOT Specification 3A cylinders for use in transporting Division 2.1, 2.2 and Class 3 material. (Modes 1, 2, 3, 4.)
12902-NRSPA-02-11389C&S Railroad Corp., Jim Thrope, PA49 CFR 174.85(a)To authorize the transportation in commerce of rail cars with alternative spacing between the locomotive and cars carrying hazardous materials. (Mode 2.)
12903-NRSPA-02-11390Cargill Inc., Minneapolis, MN49 CFR 179.13To authorize the transportation in commerce of Class 3 material in DOT Specification 111A100W1 tank cars having a maximum gross weight of 286,000 pounds. (Mode 2.)
12904-NRSPA-02-11388Chemex Corp., San Juan, PR49 CFR 179.13To authorize the transportation in commerce of Class 3 material in DOT Specification 111A100W1 tank cars having a maximum gross weight of 286,000 pounds. (Mode 2.)
12905-NRSPA-02-11384Railway Progress Institute, Inc. Alexandria, VA49 CFR 172.203(a), 172.302(c), 173.22a(a) & (b), 179.100-20(a), 179.200-24(a) & (b), 179.201-10(a), 179.220-25To authorize the transportation in commerce of various hazardous materials on rail cars without the required head stamping and without the exemption number on the rail car or the shipping paper. (Mode 2.)
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[FR Doc. 02-2352 Filed 1-30-02; 8:45 am]