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AGENCY:

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT.

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ACTION:

Notice of actions on special permit applications.

SUMMARY:

In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations (49 CFR Part 107, Subpart B), notice is hereby given of the actions on special permits applications in (January to June 2010). The mode 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-carrying aircraft. Application numbers prefixed by the letters EE represent applications for Emergency Special Permits. It should be noted that some of the sections cited were those in effect at the time certain special permits were issued.

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Issued in Washington, DC, on August 18, 2010.

Donald Burger,

Chief, Special Permits and Approvals Branch.

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MODIFICATION SPECIAL PERMIT GRANTED

S.P. No.ApplicantRegulation(s)Nature of special permit thereof
MODIFICATION SPECIAL PERMIT GRANTED
14282-MT.F. Boyle Transportation, Inc. (Boyle Transportation) Billerica, MA49 CFR 173 .835(g)To modify the special permit to authorize an additional four Class 1 hazardous materials.
13057-MMINTEQ International Inc. Canaan, CT49 CFR 172 Subparts D, E and F; 173.24(c) Subparts E and F of Part 173To modify the special permit by the deleting of three hazardous materials from paragraph 6; change the length of continuous rollor coil from 10,000 meters to 12,500 meters; and authorize 12,500 meters; and authorize steel pallets in addition to wooden pallets in paragraph 7.a.(5).
9880-MG.E. Reuter-Stokes, Inc., Twinsburg, OH49 CFR 173.302; 175.3; Part 172 Subpart E and FTo modify the special permit to authorize one drop test instead of 5 drop tests every 24 months and in section 8.e. add “e.e. radiation sensor” after “Each packaging manufactured”.
11911-MTransfer Flow, Inc., Chico, CA49 CFR 178.700 thru 178.8 19To modify the special permit to authorize new part numbers for tank drawings; to add several new refueling systems; to add two new fuel caps; and to add several new fuel tanks to the special permit.
14656-MPurePak Technology Corporation, Chandler, AZ49 CFR 173.158 (f)(3)To modify the special permit to authorize the use of a 38 mm closure in addition to the currently authorized 45 mm tamper evident closure.
14772-MGE Hitachi Nuclear, Energy Americas, LLC, Sunsol, CA49 CFR 173.416To modify the special permit to authorize an increase of the total number of authorized shipments from eight (8) to twenty (20) shipments.
14372-MGarrett Aviation Services LLC dba Standard Aero, Augusta, GA49 CFR 173.301 (a)(1); 173.304To modify the special permit to add an additional type certificate to 7.b.(2) and to allow production markings to be obliterated as part of the retest.
11598-MMetalcraft, Inc., Baltimore, MD49 CFR 175.3; 180.209To modify the special permit to authorize an additional Division 2.2 hazardous material.
14815-MAir Products and Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, PA49 CFR 173.315To reissue the special permit originally issued on an emergency basis to authorize transportation in commerce of nitrous oxide, refrigerated liquid in fifteen non-DOT specification portable tanks that were manufactured to the EN 13530 standard instead of the ASMIE Code Section VIII.
10326-MHoneywell International, Inc., Morristown, NJ49 CFR 178.44; 173.302(a)(2); 175.3To modify the special permit to authorize the plating on the EED Cartridge connector pins to be gold and to add drawing 3258082-2 to the special permit.
12087-MLND, Inc., Oceanside, NY49 CFR 172.101, (Col. 9); 173.306; 175.3To modify the special permit to decrease the maximum allowable pressure from 25 PSIG to 5 PSIG; to add two new design types; and allow the maximum volume of the radiation sensor to be a function of the fill pressure not to exceed 57 grams of BF3 per sensor.
14466-MAlaska Central Express, Inc., Anchorage, AK49 CFR 172.101 Column (9B)To modify the special permit to authorize an additional Division 1.1D hazardous material.
14925-MWarbelow's Air Ventures, Inc., Fairbanks, AK49 CFR 173.302(1)To modify the special permit to extend the date in paragraph 11(b) to September 30, 2010.
14844-MNorthern Air Cargo, Anchorage, AK49 CFR 173.302(f)To modify the special permit to authorize cylinders of less than 116 cubic feet to be used after June 30, 2010, to include other oxidizing gases and that the human and veterinary use only provision be removed.
14922-MPeninsula Airways Inc. (PenAir) Anchorage, AK49 CFR 173.302(1)To modify the special permit to extend the date in paragraph 11(b) to September 30, 2010.
14923-MSpernak Airways, Anchorage, AK49 CFR 173.302(f)To modify the special permit to extend the date in paragraph 11(b) to September 30, 2010.
14906-MArctic Transportation Services, Anchorage, AK49 CFR 173.302(f)To modify the special permit to extend the date in paragraph 11(b) to September 30, 2010.
14931-MTucker Aviation Inc., Dillingham, AK49 CFR 173.302(f)To modify the special permit to extend the date in paragraph 11(b) to September 30, 2010.
14904-MTatonduk Outfitters Limited dba Everts Air Alaska, Fairbanks, AK49 CFR 173.302(f)To modify the special permit to extend the date in paragraph 11(b) to September 30, 2010.
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14974-MContinental Batteries, Dallas, TX49 CFR 173.159 (e)(4)To reissue the special permit originally issued on an emergency basis to authorize transportation in commerce of lead batteries from more than one shipper without voiding the exception in § 173.159(e).
S.P. No.ApplicantRegulation(s)Nature of special permit thereof
NEW SPECIAL PERMIT GRANTED
14967-NGFS Chemicals, Inc., Columbus, OH49 CFR 171-180To authorize the one-time transportation in commerce of certain hazardous materials to a new site to be transported as essentially unregulated (mode 1).
14966-NVulcore Industrial LLC, Fort Wayne, IN49 CFR 173.302 and 180 .205To authorize the manufacture, marking, sale and use of non-DOT specification cylinders for the transportation of compressed air for use in self contained breathing apparatus (modes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).
14969-NPace Air Freight, Inc., Plainfield, IN49 CFR 173.196 and 178.609To authorize the one-way transportation in commerce of certain Category A infectious substances in alternative packaging (freezers) by motor vehicle (mode 1).
14971-NNorthrop Grumman Corporation, Baltimore, MD49 CFR 173.24To allow the controlled release of nitrogen and air from a cylinder during transportation to maintain an inert atmosphere in a shipping container to protect the electronic sensors for a satellite (mode 1).
14974-NContinental Batteries, Dallas, TX49 CFR 173.159 (e)(4)To authorize the transportation in commerce of lead batteries from more than one shipper without voiding the exception in § 173.159(e) (mode 1).
14978-NAir Products and Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, PA49 CFR 173.181To authorize the transportation in commerce of pyrophoric liquids in inner metal containers (bubblers) with openings greater than 25mm (1 inch) which are engineered to specific electronics applications that require a larger opening (modes 1, 3).
14981-NEclipse Aerospace, Inc. (EAI), Albuquerque, NM49 CFR 173.309(b)To authorize the manufacture, marking, sale and use of non-DOT specification cylinders for use as fire extinguishers (modes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).
14991-NIntex Recreation Corp., Long Beach, CA49 CFR 173.150 and 172.3 16To authorize the transportation in commerce of above ground swimming pool kits containing one .2 ounce tube of flammable adhesive each without being marked ORM-D and exceeding the 66 pound weight restriction (mode 1).
14995-NGrasshopper Aviation, LLC, Wasilla, AK49 CFR 172.101To authorize the Column (9B) transportation in commerce of certain Class I explosive materials which are forbidden for transportation by air, to be transported by cargo aircraft within the State of Alaska when other means of transportation are impracticable or not available (mode 4).
15005-NCoastal Helicopters, Inc., Juneau, AK49 CFR 172.101 Column (9B), 172.204(c)(3), 173.27(b)(2), 175.30(a)(1)To authorize the transportation in commerce of propane in DOT Specification 4B240, 4BA240, 4BW240 cylinders via helicopter utilizing sling load and 175.75 operations within the state of Alaska without being subject to hazard communication requirements, quantity limitations and certain loading and stowage requirements (mode 4).
S.P No.ApplicantRegulation(s)Nature of special permit thereof
EMERGENCY SPECIAL PERMIT GRANTED
14927-MERA Aviation, Anchorage, AK49 CFR 173.302(f)To extend the temporary time limit of June 30 to September 30 to comply with new oxygen cylinder packaging requirements (modes 4, 5).
14909-MLake Clark Air, Inc., Port Alsworth, AK49 CFR 173.304(f)To modify the special permit to extend the date in paragraph 11(b) to September 30, 2010 (modes 4, 5).
14908-MConocophillips Alaska, Inc., Anchorage, AK49 CFR 173.302(f)To modify the special permit to authorize the extension of paragraph 11(b) to September 30, 2010.
14926-MLynden Air Cargo, Anchorage, AK49 CFR 173.302(f)To modify the special permit to authorize the extension of paragraph 11(b) to September 30, 2010 (modes 4, 5).
14905-MFrontier Flying Service, Inc., Fairbanks, AK49 CFR 173.302(f)To modify the special permit to authorize the extension of paragraph 11(b) to September 30, 2010 (modes 4, 5).
14903-MHageland Aviation Services, Inc., Anchorage, AK49 CFR 173.302(f)To modify the special permit to authorize the extension of paragraph 11(b) to September 30, 2010 (modes 4, 5).
14860-MAlaska Airlines, Seattle, WA49 CFR 173.302(f)To modify the special permit to authorize the extension of paragraph 11(b) to September 30, 2010 (modes 4, 5).
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14984-NAir Products and Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, PA49 CFR 171.23(a)(1) and (3)To authorize the transportation in commerce of certain non-DOT specification foreign cylinders containing Dichlorosilane by motor vehicle and cargo vessel (modes 1, 3).
14983-NTeck Alaska, Inc. Red Dog Operations, Anchorage, AK49 CFR 49 CFR 172.101 Column 9(B)To authorize the transportation in commerce of Xanthates, which exceeds the quantity limitations specified for transportation by cargo aircraft and to add Comustible Liquid n.o.s. (Mineral Oil, Kerosene) N/A UN 1993 PG III (modes 1, 4).
14961-NLynden Air Cargo, Anchorage, AK49 CFR 171.24(d)(2)To authorize the air transportation in commerce of cylinders of compressed oxygen without rigid outer packaging to Haiti earthquake disaster areas (mode 4).
14962-NNorthern Air Cargo, Anchorage, AK49 CFR
14963-NNational Air Cargo Group dba National Airlines, Ypsilanti, MI49 CFR 172.101 Column (9B), 172.204(c)(3), 173.27(b)(2) and (b)(3) 175.30(a)(1)To authorize the one-time, one-way transportation in commerce of certain explosives that are and forbidden for transportation or the quantity limits are exceeded for transportation by cargo only aircraft (mode 4).
14964-NKorean Air Lines Co., Ltd. (KAL), Los Angeles, CA49 CFR 172.101 Column (9B), 172.204(c)(3), 173.27, 175.30(a)(1), 175.320To authorize the air transportation in commerce of certain explosives which are forbidden for shipment by cargo-only aircraft (mode 4).
14973-NNEC Corporation, Fuchu, Tokyo 183-850149 CFR 173.304a, 173301, 172.101 Table Column (9B)To authorize the transportation in commerce of anhydrous ammonia in non-DOT specification packaging (heat pipes) for installation in a satellite (modes 1, 4).
14975-NAtlas Air, Inc., Miami, FL49 CFRTo authorize the one-time transportation in commerce of certain explosives and Division 4.2 hazardous materials that are forbidden for transportation or the quantity limits are exceeded for transportation by cargo only aircraft (mode 4).
14976-NAir Transport International, L.L.C., Little Rock, AR49 CFRTo authorize the one-time transportation in commerce of certain explosives and Division 4.2 hazardous materials that are forbidden for transportation or the quantity limits are exceeded for transportation by cargo only aircraft (mode 4).
14993-NBall Corporation, Elgin, FL49 CFR 172.301(c)To authorize the transportation in commerce of approximately 173,160 cans containing whipped cream under pressure that were manufactured under DOT-SP 7951 but were inadvertently marked “DOT-SP 2951.” (mode 1).
14996-NSkydance Helicopters of Northern Nevada, Inc., Minden, NV49 CFR 172.101 Column (9B), 172.204(c)(3), 173.27(b)(2) and 175.30(a)(1)To authorize the transportation in commerce of certain forbidden explosives in sling load operations in remote areas of the U.S. without being subject to hazard communication requirements, quantity limitations and certain loading and stowage requirements (mode 4).
15006-NAlpine Air Alaska, Inc., Girdwood, AK49 CFR 172.101 Column (9B)To authorize the transportation in commerce of certain Class 1 explosive materials which are forbidden for transportation by air, to be transported by cargo aircraft within the State of Alaska when other means of transportation are impracticable or not available (mode 4).
15014-NAir Logistics of Alaska Inc., Fairbanks, AK49 CFR172.101 Column (9B)To authorize the transportation in commerce of certain Class 1 explosive materials which are forbidden for transportation by air, to be transported by cargo aircraft within the State of Alaska when other means of transportation are impracticable or not available (mode 4).
15015-NWood Group Production Services, Sheridan, WY49 CFR 172.101 Column (9B)To authorize the one-time, one-way transportation in commerce of 11 pounds of Division 1.3C explosives that is forbidden for air transportation (mode 4).
15051-NHigh Five Fireworks, Inc., Junction City, OR49 CFR 173.56To authorize the one-time, one-way transportation in commerce of certain unapproved fireworks to a warehouse (mode 1).
S.P. No.ApplicantRegulation(s)Nature of special permit thereof
MODIFICATION SPECIAL PERMIT WITHDRAWN
10266-MLDH Energy Pipeline LP (Former Grantee: Louis Dreyfus Pipeline LP) Houston, TX49 CFR 173.119To modify the special permit to authorize the deletion of 6 hazardous materials in paragraph 6 of special permit; delete a truck; add a new truck and a new truck drawing to the special permit.
11447-MSAES Pure Gas, Inc., San Louis Obispo, CA49 CFR 173.187To modify the special permit to increase the number of pressure vessels from six to eight.
11489-MTRW, Washington, MI49 CFR 172.320; 173.56(b)To modify the special permit to authorize an additional Division 1.4C explosive article.
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13998-MDigital Wave Corporation, Centennial, CO49 CFR 172.203(a); 172.302a(b)(2),(4)(5); 180.205(f)(g); 180.209(a), (b)(1)(iv)To modify the special permit to authorize the use of tare weight to identify DOT 3AI3AA cylinders.
14206-MDigital Wave Corporation, Englewood, CO49 CFR 180.205To modify the special permit to authorize the use of tare weight to identify DOT 3A/3AA cylinders.
14867-MGTM Manufacturing, LLC, Amarillo, TX49 CFR 173.302a, 173.304aTo modify the special permit to authorize cargo vessel and rail freight as additional modes of transportation and to add Division 2.1 and 2.2 hazardous materials to the special permit.
S.P. No.ApplicantRegulation(s)Nature of special permit thereof
NEW SPECIAL PERMIT WITHDRAWN
14970-NAmeriGlobe LLC, Lafayette, LA49 CFR 178.700To authorize the manufacture, marking, sale and use of flexible intermediate bulk containers that contain a net mass of less than 400 kg (modes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).
14987-NLine Pressure, Inc., Englewood, CO49 CFR 172.407To authorize the transportation in commerce of cylinders containing medical gas with modified hazard warning labels (modes 1, 2).
14986-NNational Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Kennedy Space Center, FL49 CFR 173.302aTo authorize the transportation in commerce of nitrogen, compressed in alternative packaging (a Flex Hose Rotary Coupler Integrated assembly) (modes 1, 4).
14990-NManufacturing Technologies Incorporated, Albuquerque, NM49 CFR 178.65To authorize the manufacture, marking, sale and use of non-DOT specification cylinders conforming to the DOT Specification 39 except they are manufactured from stainless steel (modes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).
15000-NFIBA Technologies, Inc., Millbury, MA49 CFR 180.205(f) and (g) and 180.209(a)To authorize the transportation in commerce of certain hazardous materials in DOT Specification 3AL cylinders manufactured from aluminum alloy 6061-T6 that are requalified every ten years rather than every five years using 100% ultrasonic examination (modes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).
S.P. No.ApplicantRegulation(s)Nature of special permit thereof
EMERGENCY SPECIAL PERMIT WITHDRAWN
14998-NDaniels Sharpsmart, Inc., Baltimore, MD49 CFR 173.197To authorize the transportation in commerce of regulated medical waste in 450 gallon Gaylord boxes by motor vehicle (mode I).

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11761-MRequest by Eli Lilly & Company, Clinton, IN, August 02, 2010. To modify the special permit to add an additional Class 8 hazardous material.
14979-NRequest by M & N Aviation, Inc., Carolina, March 31, 2010. To authorize the air transportation in commerce of certain explosives which are forbidden or exceed quantity limits for shipment by cargo-only aircraft.
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14429-MSchering-Plough, Summit, NJ49 CFR 173.306(a)(3)(v)To modify the special permit to authorize an alternative testing method to the hot water bath.
14968-NZubiate Machine Works LLC, Roosevelt, UT49 CFR 177.834To authorize the manufacture, mark and sale of refueling tanks as intermediate bulk containers for use in transporting various Class 3 hazardous materials and discharging without being removed from the motor vehicle (mode 1).
14982-NStarLite Propane Gas Corporation, Bay Shore, NY49 CFR
15009-NR M A Lumber Inc., Dill Wyn, VA49 CFR 107Transport Cargo tank off Road Diesel Fuel on lowboy (mode 1).
15011-NSolvChem, Pearland, TX49 CFR 173.24(g) 49 CFR 173.24a(b)4 49 CFR parts 106, 107, 171-180SP-11836 (mode 1).
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15016-NAshland Inc., Pittsburgh, PA49 CFR 177.834(i)(4)49 CFR 177.834(i)(4) requires that the qulaified person is authorized to move the cargo tank, and he has the means to do so. We are requesting relief from this part of the regulation. Our safety policy in the plant requires that in the event of an emergency the transfer is shut down and all personnel must report to an assesmbly point for accountability. All motor vehicles are shut down and not permitted to move which become an ignition source. (mode 1).
15017-NAshland Inc., Pittsburgh, PA49 CFR 177.834(i)(4)49 CFR 177.834(i)(4) requires that the qualified person is authorized to move the cargo tank, and he has the means to do so. We are requesting relief from this part of the regulation. Our safety policy in the plant requires that in the event of an emergency the transfer is shut down and all personnel must report to an assesmbly point for accountability. All motor vehicles are shut down and not permitted to move which become an ignition source (mode 1).
15018-NModern Gas, Greenwich, CT49 CFR 173.315Need to transport 500 gallon above ground propane storage tank with 50% product in it because we are unable to remove existing product (mode 1).
15020-NChemQuest, Inc., Pasadena, TX49 CFR 107.109To obtain special permit DOT-SP 11836 for Aqua Ammonia Drums (mode 1).
15021-NNew York & Atlantic Railway, Ridgewood, NY49 CFR SP7616Appling for SP7616 (mode 2).
15024-NNew Hampshire Northcoast Corp., Ossipee, NH49 CFR 107.107Party status to DOT-SP7616 (mode 2).
15025-NBurlington Containers, Brooklyn, NY49 CFR 173.226 and 173.227To authorize the transportation in commerce of certain materials toxic by inhalation, Hazard Zone A and B, in alternative packaging (mode 1).
15032-NGE Transportation, ERIE, PA49 CFR § 173.189The United States recently submitted a UN paper (ST/SG/AC.10/c.3/2010/30) requesting a change to Special Provision 239 of the UN Model Regulations to be considered at the upcoming meeting in Geneva June 21-30 2010. This change would allow additional types of sodium battery chemistries to be shipped under UN3292, Batteries, containing sodium. Currently the DOT regulations in 49 CFR § 173.189, ICAO Special Provision A94 and Special Provision 239 of the UN Model Regulations are specific to batteries with chemistries containing sodium, sulphur, and polysulfides only. These regulations do not make allowance for newer battery chemistry technologies to be shipped, such as those containing a corrosive electrolyte consisting of sodium tetrachloroaluminate (a corrosive solid, PGIII) as the secondary electrolyte. We are requesting a special permit to allow batteries containing sodium tetrachloroaluminate (a corrosive solid, PGIII) to be shipped under the DOT regulations via ground, air, and water. (modes 1, 2, 3, 4).
15034-NSaima Avandero, Fiumicino (Rome), It49 CFR—Special Provision USG-05Requesting the permit for carrying explosive on a cargo aircraft on behalf of the Italian Ministry of Defence for the “Red Flag” Exercise (mode 4).
15039-NBoehike Bottled Gas Corp., Cedarburg, WI49 CFR Parts 106, 107 and 171-180Applying for DOT-SP 13341 for Boehlke Bottled Gas Corp. Member of NPGA (mode 1).
15049-NHernco Fabrication & Services, Midland, TX49 CFR—We are requesting that Special Permit SP-13027 be renewed. The current form of this special permit is accurate and unchanged.We are requesting that Special Permit SP-13027 be renewed.
15057-NDepartment of Forestry and Fire Protection, McClellan, CA49 CFR Parts 106, 107, 171-180Renewal for DOT-SP 9198 (mode 4).
15064-NOuachita Railroad, El Dorado, AR49 CFR 107.109Requesting a DOT-SP 7616 for the Ouachita Railroad (mode 2).
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15008-NNOVEL Chemical Solutions, Crete, NE49 CFR 172.301NCS need the DOT-SP 172.301 for shipping nonbulk packages of hazardous good (research chemicals) to pharmaceutical companies. (modes 1, 3, 4, 5).
15035-NDrexel Chemical, Memphis, TN49 CFR 107.109Special Permit to carry Aluminum phosphide in limited Quantities by private motor vehicles without a placarded.
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