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AGENCY:

Research and Special Programs Administration, DOT

ACTION:

Notice of actions on exemption applications.

SUMMARY:

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 of the actions on exemption applications in January-March 2003. The modes of transportation involved are identified 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-carring aircraft. Application numbers prefixed by the letters EE represent applications for Emergency Exemptions. It should be noted that some of the sections cited were those in effect at the time certain exemptions were issued.

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Issued in Washington, DC, on June 26, 2003.

R. Ryan Posten,

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

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Application No.Exemption No.ApplicantRegulation(s) affectedNature of exemption thereof
MODIFICATION EXEMPTIONS
8760-MDOT-E 8760Barton Solvents, Inc., Des Moines, IA49 CFR 172.328, 172.334(b)To modify the exemption to authorize the transportation of additional Class 3 materials in compartmented cargo tank motor vehicles.
9778-MDOT-E 9778Baker Atlas, Houston, TX49 CFR 173.304, 173.306To modify the exemption to authorize the transportation of an additional Class 7 material in non-DOT specification packaging.
9909-MDOT-E 9909Taylor-Wharton, Harrisburg, PA49 CFR 173.301(h), 173.302, 173.304, 173.34(a)(1), 175.3, 178.37To modify the exemption to authorize the elimination of the Fracture Toughness Test requirement on non-DOT specification steel cylinders transporting Division 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3 materials.
10143-MDOT-E 10143Eurocom, Inc., Irving, TX49 CFR 173.306(a), 178.33aTo modify the exemption to authorize the transportation of additional Division 2.2 materials in a non-refillable, non-DOT specification inside metal container.
10232-MDOT-E 10232Sexton Can Company, Inc., Cambridge, MA49 CFR 173.304To modify the exemption to authorize a capacity increase to 40 cubic inches of the non-refillable, non-DOT specification container for the transportation of Division 2.2 materials.
10880-MDOT-E 10880American West Explosives, Inc., Springfield, MO49 CFR 172.101 column (8c), 173.114, 173.35(b)To modify the exemption to authorize the transportation of Division 1.1D, 1.4D, 1.4B, 1.4S and additional 1.5D materials in reusable, flexible intermediate bulk containers.
11099-MDOT-E 11099AMKO A Service Company, Gnadenhutten, OH49 CFR 173.302(c), 173.34(e)To modify the exemption to authorize retesting of DOT Specification 3A and 3AA cylinders by acoustic emission (AE) and ultrasonic examination (UE) method for the transportation of Division 2.1 and 2.2 materials.
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11194-MDOT-E 11194Carleton Technologies, Inc., Glen Burnie, MD49 CFR 173.302(a), 173.304(a), 175.3To modify the exemption to authorize the transportation of additional Division 2.2 materials in a non-DOT specification fully wrapped, carbon-fiber reinforced aluminum-lined cylinder.
11489-MDOT-E 11489TRW Automotive, Queen Creek, AZ49 CFR 172.320, 173.56(b)To modify the exemption to authorize the use of a contract carrier for transporting certain unapproved or unidentified items as approved, air bag inflators or air bag modules or seat belt pretensioners or seat belt modules as Division 1.4C explosive articles, segregated from other hazardous materials.
11494-MDOT-E 11494Atlantic Research Corp. (Automotive Products Group), Knoxville, TN49 CFR 173.301(h), 173.302, 173.306(d)(3)To modify the exemption to authorize the elimination of the flattening test requirement on non-DOT specification cylinders transporting Division 2.2 materials.
11650-MDOT-E 11650Autoliv ASP, Inc., Ogden, UT49 CFR 178.65-9To modify the exemption to authorize a newly designed airbag inflator device with a maximum service pressure of 8500 PSIG for use as a component of a automobile vehicle safety system.
11691-MDOT-E 11691Cott Concentrates, Columbus, GA49 CFR 176.331, 176.800(a), 176.83(d)To modify the exemption to authorize the transportation of an additional Class 8 material via cargo vessel.
11850-MDOT-E 11850Air Transport Association, Washington, DC49 CFR 173.34(e)To modify the exemption to authorize the use of certain DOT and non-DOT specification cylinders fabricated from 4130 steel and titanium for the transportation of Division 2.2 materials.
11970-MDOT-E 11970ExxonMobil Chemical Company, Houston, TX49 CFR 172.101, 178.245-1(c)To modify the exemption to authorize the transportation of a hazardous material using an alternative shipping description for Division 4.2 materials with a Division 4.3 subsidiary hazard in non-DOT specification steel portable tanks.
11993-MDOT-E 11993BREED Technologies, Inc., Lakeland, FL49 CFR 173.301(h), 173.302, 173.306(d)(3)To modify the exemption to authorize the transportation of Division 1.4G and Class 9 materials in non-DOT specification cylinders for use as components of automobile safety restraint systems.
12056-MDOT-E 12056Department of Defense (MTMC), Fort Eustis, VA49 CFR 173.226, 173.336To modify the exemption to authorize two additional destination facilities and authorize an increased number of round trip shipments containing Division 2.3 and 6.1 materials.
12104-MDOT-E 12104Mitsubishi Polyester Film, Greer, SC49 CFR 174.67(i)To modify the exemption to upgrade loading procedures and drawings for the DOT Specification tank cars transporting Class 9 materials.
12782-MDOT-E 12782Air Liquide America L.P., Houston, TX49 CFR 173.301(g)(1)To modify the exemption to authorize the transportation of certain Division 2.2 and 2.3 materials in DOT Specification cylinders equipped with plastic valve protection caps.
12866-MDOT-E 12866Delta Air Lines (Technical Operations Center), Atlanta, GA49 CFR 172.301(c), 173.219(b)(1), 173.302(a), 175.3To reissue the exemption originally issued on an emergency basis and to remove certain special provisions/requirements for the non-DOT specification cylinders containing Division 2.2 materials that have inadvertently been mis-marked.
12886-MDOT-E 12886The Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc., Washington, DC49 CFR 172.301(c), 172.402To reissue the exemption originally issued on an emergency basis for the transportation of a Division 5.2 material without subsidiary hazard labels.
12927-MDOT-E 12927Tri-Wall, A Weyerhaeuser Business, Butler, IN49 CFR 173.12(b)(2)(i)To modify the exemption to authorize cargo vessel as an additional mode for the transportation of various waste hazardous materials.
12995-MDOT-E 12995The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI49 CFR 173.306(a)(3)(v)To modify the exemption to authorize the transportation of a Division 2.2 material in DOT 2Q Specification non-refillable containers.
13032-MDOT-E 13032CONAX Florida Corporation, St. Petersburg, FL49 CFR 178.65To reissue the exemption originally issued on an emergency basis for the use of non-DOT specification, non-refillable composite pressure vessels for the transportation of Division 2.2 materials.
13113-MDOT-E 13113Dow AgroSciences L.L.C., Indianapolis, IN49 CFR 172.302, 173.243 (b) and (c)To reissue the exemption originally issued on an emergency basis for the transportation of Division 6.1 materials in DOT Specification cargo tank motor vehicles and portable tanks.
13163-MDOT-E 13163Pacific Bio-Material Management, Inc., Fresno, CA49 CFR 173.196(b), 173.196(e)(2)(ii)To reissue the exemption originally issued on an emergency basis for the transportation of certain Division 6.2 materials in specially designed packaging.
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NEW EXEMPTIONS
12718-NDOT-E 12718Weldship 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 ultransonically retested for use in transporting Division 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, materials. (modes 1, 2, 3, 4,)
12879-NDOT-E 12879Millennium Speciality Chemicals, Jacksonville, FL49 CFR 172.514To authorize the transportation in commerce of portable tanks and IBCs containing combustible liquids without required placards when placed in closed sealed freight containers that are properly placarded. (modes 1, 3)
12990-NDOT-E 12990Technifab Products, Inc., Brazil, IN49 CFR 178.57(1)To authorize the manufacture, mark, sale and use of cryogenic tanks equipped with alternative openings and testing criteria for use in transporting hazardous materials. (mode 1)
12998-NDOT-E 12998Safety-Kleen Services, Inc., Columbia, SC49 CFR 173.12(b)(1)To authorize the transportation in commerce of non-waste material from one location to another location for various customers in lab packs. (mode 1)
13046-NDOT-E 13046Consani Engineering, Elsies River, South Africa49 CFR 178.245-1(a)To authorize the manufacture, marking, sale and use of certain DOT Specification 51 steel portable tanks permanently fixed within ISO frames designed in accordance with Section VIII, Division II of the ASME code instead of Section VIII, Division 1 for use in transporting Division 2.1, 2.2 an 2.3 hazardous materials. (modes 1, 2, 3)
13084-NDOT-E 13084Schering-Plough Veterinary Operations, Inc., Baton Rouge, LA49 CFR 173.150(f)To authorize the transportation in commerce of flammable liquids, n.o.s. in 75-gallon stainless steel tanks between two facilities with minimal regulation. (mode 1)
13088-NDOT-E 13088Electron Transfer Technologies, Inc., Edison, NJ49 CFR 173.192, 173.40, 178.604To authorize the transportation in commerce of Division 2.3, 6.1 & Class 8 hazardous material in specially designed stainless steel containers overpacked in reusable 30-gallon steel containers. (modes 1, 3, 4)
13110-NDOT-E 13110Praxair, Inc., Danbury, CT49 CFR 173.242To authorize the transportation in commerce of a non-DOT specification bulk packaging for use in transporting metal catalyst, dry, Division 4.2. (modes 1, 3)
13112-NDOT-E 13112Conax Florida Corporation, St. Petersburg, FL49 CFR 173.302, 175.3To authorize the manufacture, mark, sale and use of non-DOT specification non-reusable cylinders conforming with all regulations similar to DOT specification 39 cylinder for use in transporting Division 2.2 material. (modes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
13116-NDOT-E 13116Chromatography Research Supplies, Inc., Louisville, KY49 CFR 173.151(b)To authorize the transportation in commerce of gas filters containing limited quantities of hazardous materials classed as self-heating solid, inorganic, n.o.s. to be transported under the limited quantity provisions as Division 4.1 without required labelling or placarding. (modes 1, 4, 5)
13117-NDOT-E 13117TEN-E Packaging Services, Newport, MN49 CFR 173.21(i)To authorize an alternative examiner other than the Bureau of Explosives for cigarette lighter and inner packaging approval requests. (mode 1)
13164-NDOT-E 13164United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC), Bethesda, MD49 CFR 173.420To authorize the one-time transportation in commerce of 480M type cylinders for use in transporting Class 7 hazardous materials. (modes 1, 2)
13165-NDOT-E 13165Harris Corporation, Melbourne, FL49 CFR 172.200To authorize the transportation in commerce of non-bulk hazardous materials within the same facility along public roads with alternative shipping papers. (mode 1)
13172-NDOT-E 13172Raytheon Co., Tewksbury, MA49 CFR 173.302(a), 175.3To authorize the transportation in commerce of helium, Division 2.2, in fully wrapped carbon-fiber reinforced aluminum lined non-DOT cylinders with a maximum service pressure of 3240 psi and a water capacity of 260 liters. (modes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
13180-NDOT-E 13180The Association of HazMat Shippers, Washington, DC49 CFR 123, 172.203(a), 172.301(c), 173.22, 173.306, 173.306(a)(1)To authorize the transportation in commerce of aerosols with a capacity of 50 ml or less containing Division 2.2 gas and no other hazardous materials be transported without certain hazard communication requirements. (modes 1, 2, 3)
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0113215-NDOT-E 13215Cryogenic Manufacturing and Repair, Inc., Eagle Lake, TX49 CFR 174.85To authorize the manufacture, mark, sale and use of non-DOT specification insulated portable tanks for use in transporting Division 2.2 hazardous materials. (mode 2)
EMERGENCY EXEMPTIONS
EE 10996-MDOT-E 10996AeroTech, Inc., Las Vegas, NV49 CFR 173 Subpart CEmergency modification request to add cargo aircraft as a mode of transportation. (modes 1, 2)
EE 11536-MDOT-E 11536The Boeing Company, Los Angeles, CA49 CFR 173.159, 173.302, 173.304, 173.62Request for emergency modification to the exemption to authorize two containers with different dimensions and add Hydrogen, compressed for spacecraft batteries. (mode 4)
EE 12961-NDOT-E 12961Kuehne Chemical Co., South Kearny, NJ49 CFR 172.302(c), 173.24(b), 179.300-12(b), 179.300-13, 173.24Request for an emergency exemption to transport a leaking ton cylinder that has been fitted with a B kit to prevent leaking during transportation. (mode 1)
EE 13042-MDOT-E 13042U.S. Department of State, Sterling, VA49 CFR 172.101 Table Column 8CEmergency request to modify the exemption to authorize larger size solid materials that are contaminated with or suspected of being contaminated with anthrax bacteria or spores. (mode 1)
EE 13127-MDOT-E 13127American Pacific Corporation, Cedar City, UT49 CFR 172.102(c) SP IB6Emergency request for modification to authorize the transportation in commerce of potassium perchlorate in UN Specification flexible IBCs. (mode 1)
EE 13141-NDOT-E 13141Airgas Specialty Gases, Cheshire, CT49 CFR 172.301(c), 173.301(f)Emergency request to transport a DOT specification 4BW240 cylinder containing sulfur dioxide which developed a leak and has a Chlorine Institute A kit applied. (mode 1)
EE 13156-MDOT-E 13156Phelps Sungas, Geneva, NY49 CFR 178.337-14Emergency request for modification to authorize continued use of MC 331 cargo tank motor vehicles with specification plates that are missing certain required markings. (mode 1)
EE 13185-MDOT-E 13185TRW, Washington, MI49 CFR 172.101Extension of the effective date signed today and given to Michelle Ford for scanning. (mode 1)
EE 13187-MDOT-E 13187Radiation Management Services, Cardinal Health, Cleveland, OH49 CFR 173.302Emergency request to modify the exemption to authorize the transportation in commerce of a mixture of Division 2.2 gases in non-specification packaging. (modes 1, 2, 3)
EE 13193-NDOT-E 13193Delta Airlines49 CFR 172.101 HMT Column 9AEmergency request to authorize the transportation of more than 3200 pounds of Division 1.4S ammunition on passenger carrying aircraft. (mode 5)
EE 13195-NDOT-E 13195Micro Parts Inc., Easgan, MN49 CFR 173.240Emergency request for the transportation in commerce of a DOT Specification IBC containing hazard waste solid. The IBC has a small crack and is transported on a base support pallet and enclosed in a double bag of 4 mil plyethylene plastic. (mode 1)
EE 13196-NDOT-E 13196McLane Company Inc., Temple, TX49 CFR 172.102 special provision N10Emergency request to authorize the transportation in commerce of lighters in a plastic tote that meets packing group II performance level but is not marked. (mode 1)
EE 13197-NDOT-E 13197Chevron Texaco49 CFR 173.212Emergency request to authorize the transportation in commerce of hydrogen in metal hydride in alternative packaging. (mode 1)
EE 13198-NDOT-E 13198MI L.L.C., Anchorage, AK49 CFR 172.101 HMT Column 9B, 173.203Emergency request to authorize the transportation in commerce of a Class 8 material in alternative packaging and exceeding the quantity limits by cargo aircraft only where no other means of transportation is available. (modes 1, 4)
EE 13204-NDOT-E 13204Esoterix, Inc., Austin, TX49 CFR 173.197Emergency request to authorize the transportation in commerce of regulated medical waste in alternative packaging. (modes 1, 4, 5)
EE 13205-NDOT-E 13205Western Propane Gas Association, Sacramento, CA49 CFR 173.315(j)(4)Emergency request to authorize the transportation in commerce of non-specification portable tanks that are built to ASME standards that are 40-70% full of propane. (mode 1)
EE 13207-NDOT-E 13207BEI Hawaii, Honolulu, HI49 CFR 173.32(f)(5)Emergency request to authorize the transportation in commerce of certain hazardous materials in portable tanks that are loaded between 70 and 76 percent filling density by volume. (mode 1)
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EE 13214-NDOT-E 13214Union Pacific Railroad Company, Omaha, NE49 CFR 172.203(a), 173.242(c)(1)Emergency request to authorize the transportation in commerce of certain Division 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 explosives by rail without conforming to the positioning requirements of 49 CFR 174.85 for purposes of national security. (mode 1)
EE 13216-NDOT-E 13216Autoliv/General Motors, Corporation, Ogden, UT49 CFR 172.704(a)(1)Application for an emergency exemption to authorize the shipments of airbags and seatbelt pretensioners being recalled. The applicant requests relief from section 172.704 which addresses the general awareness / familiarization training. (modes 1, 3)
EE 13217-NDOT-E 13217Belshire Environmental Services, Inc., Lake Forest, CA49 CFR 173.202Emergency request to authorize the transportation in commerce of gasoline in equipment (gasoline dispensers) by highway. (mode 1)

Denials

12701-NRequest by Fuel Cell Components & Integrators, Inc. Hauppauge, NY to authorize the transporation in commerce of non-DOT specification cylinders comparable to Specification 4E for use in transporting compressed gas denied March 27, 2003.
13111-NRequest by Fisher Scientific Chemical Division Fair Lawn, NJ to authorize the transportation in commerce of 70% nitric acid, Class 8, in certain single and combination packagings which is currently forbidden denied March 18, 2003.
13162-NRequest by Exact Sciences Corporation Maynard, MA to authroize the transportation in commerce of diagnostic specimens, Division 6.2, in quantities greater than presently authroized, to be transported as unregulated denied February 13, 2003.
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