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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 February to April 2012. 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.

Dated: Issued in Washington, DC, on May 8, 2012.

Donald Burger

Chief, Special Permits and Approvals Branch.

S.P. No.ApplicantRegulation(s)Nature of special permit thereof
Modification Special Permit Granted
8826-MPhoenix Air Group, Inc. Cartersville, GA49 CFR 172.101; 172.204(c) (3); 173.27; 175.30(a)(1); 175.320(b)To modify the special to reflect the current statutes and regulations changes.
14909-MLake Clark Air, Inc. Port Alsworth, AK49 CFR 173.304(f)To reissue the special permit originally issued on an emergency basis authorizing the transportation in commerce of compressed oxygen without rigid outer packaging when no other means of transportation exist.
10656-MConference of Radiation Control Program Directors, Inc. Frankfort, KY49 CFR 172.203(d); Part 172, Subparts C, D, E, F, GTo modify the special permit add 49 CFR Part 172 Subpart I as it pertains to security plans to the list of regulations exempted in paragraph 4.
11406-MConference of Radiation Control Program Directors, Inc. Frankfort, KY49 CFR Part 172, Subparts C, D, E, F, G, H; Part 173, Subparts B, I; 173.22(a)(1); Part 174, Subpart K; 177.842To modify the special permit add 49 CFR Part 172 Subpart I as it pertains to security plans to the list of regulations exempted in paragraph 4.
11670-MSchlumberger Oilfield UK Plc Dyce, Aberdeen Scotland, Ab49 CFR 178.36To modify the exemption to authorize the use of a newly designed non-DOT specification oil well sampling cylinder for the transportation of Division 2.1 materials.
14193-MHoneywell International, Inc. Morristown, NJ49 CFR 173.313To reissue the exemption originally issued on an emergency basis for the transportation of non-DOT specification IMO Type 5 portable tanks, mounted in an ISO frame, containing certain Division 2.2 and 2.3 materials.
10646-MSchlumberger Technologies Corporation Sugar Land, TX49 CFR 173.302To modify the special permit to authorize an additional material in the construction of non-DOT specification cylinders.
14457-MAmtrol Alfa Metalomecanica SA Portugal49 CFR 173.304a(a)(1)To modify the special permit to extend the external visual inspection to every five (5) years.
14808-MAmtrol, Inc. West Warwick, RI49 CFR 178.51(b), (f)(1) and (2) and (g)To modify the special permit to authorize a longer time between requalification testing.
14940-MCrown Aerosol Packaging Philadelphia, PA49 CFR 173.306To modify the special permit to authorize rail freight and cargo vessel as additional modes of transportation.
13381-MCarleton Technologies, Pressure Technology Division Westminster, MD49 CFR 173.302(a)(1), 173.304(a), 175.3 and 180.205To modify the special permit to authorize an extended testing time period for cylinders which are past their retest date but are not empty.
14616-MChlorine Service Company Kingwood, TX49 CFR 178.245-1(a)To modify the special permit to correct pressure ranges to bring it in line with other special permits issued.
11215-MOrbital Sciences Corporation Mojave, CA49 CFR Part 172, Subparts C, D; 172.101, Special Provision 109To modify the special permit to add a Class 9 material.
New Special Permit Granted
14951-NLincoln Composites Lincoln, NE49 CFR 173.302aTo authorize the manufacture, marking, sale and use of a non-DOT specification fully wrapped fiber reinforced composite gas cylinders for the transportation of certain compressed gases. (modes 1, 2, 3)
15458-NSouthern States LLC49 CFR 49 CFR Parts 171-181; 49 CFR 172.301(c); and 173.304To authorize the transportation in commerce of specially designed non-DOT specification cylinders containing compressed sulfur hexafluoride. (modes 1, 2, 3, 4)
15451-NNK CO., LTD Gangseo-Gu, Busan49 CFR 180.209(a) and (b)To authorize the transportation in commerce of certain DOT 3AA, 3AAX and 3T cylinders in Multiple Element Gas Containers that have been retested every ten (10) years instead of every five (5) years by acoustic emission and ultrasonic examination (AE/UE) in place of the internal visual inspection and the hydrostatic retest required by § 180.205. (modes 1, 2, 3)
15452-NBE Aerospace Lenexa, KS49 CFR 173.302(f)(2)(i)To authorize the transportation in commerce of certain DOT Specification 39 cylinders containing oxygen that have their pressure relief devices set to an alternative burst at pressure range. (modes 4, 5)
15516-NMoog Inc. East Aurora, NY49 CFR Part 172, Subpart CTo authorize the transportation in commerce of certain waste hazardous materials between Moog plants without shipping paper documentation for less than one half mile by private motor vehicle. (mode 1)
15517-NMountain West Helicopters, LLC Alpine, UT49 CFR 172.101 Column (9B), 172.204(c)(3), 173.27(b)(2), 175.30(a)(1), 172.200, 172.300 and 172.400To authorize the transportation in commerce of certain hazardous materials by external load in remote areas of the U.S. without being subject to hazard communication requirements and quantity limitations where no other means of transportation is available. (mode 4)
15507-NYiwu Jinyu Machinery Factory Jiangwan Town, Yiwu City49 CFR 173.304(d)To authorize the manufacture, marking, sale and use of a non-refillable, non-DOT specification inside metal container similar to a DOT 2Q for the transportation in commerce of certain Division 2.1 and 2.2 gases. (modes 1, 2, 3, 4)
15509-NThe Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority Norfolk, VA49 CFR 173.301 and 173.302aTo authorize the transportation in commerce of Helium in a non-DOT specification packaging for a short distance by motor vehicle. (mode 1)
15483-NUnited Space Alliance Houston, TX49 CFR 173.302aTo authorize the transportation in commerce of certain Division 2.2 compressed gases in non-DOT specification cylinders to support the International Space Station Human Research Facility Gas Delivery System. (modes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
15541-NT.L. Forest Products, Inc., dba Timberland Logging Ashland, OR49 CFR 49 CFR Parts 172.101, Column(9b), 172.204(c)(3), 173.27(b)(2), 175.30(a)(1), 172.200, 172.300, and 172.400To authorize the transportation in commerce of certain hazardous materials by cargo aircraft including by external load in remote areas without being subject to hazard communication requirements and quantity limitations where no other means of transportation is available. (mode 4)
15532-NSET Environmental Inc. Wheeling, IL49 CFR 173.244To authorize the one-time, one-way transportation in commerce of one irregularly shaped sodium dispersion vessels in alternative packaging. (mode 1)
15536-NWavesinSolids LLC State College, PA49 CFR 173.302 and 180.209To 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, 5)
15537-NAlaska Pacific Powder Company Watkins, CO49 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)
15556-NWinco Inc. Aurora, OR49 CFR 49 CFR Table 172.101, Column (9B), 172.204(c)(3), 173.27(b)(2) and 175.30(a)(1) 172.200 and 172.301(c) and 175.75To authorize the transportation in commerce of certain hazardous materials by 14 CFR Part 133 Rotorcraft External Load Operations transporting hazardous materials attached to or suspended from an aircraft, in remote areas of the U.S. only, without being subject to hazard communication requirements, quantity limitations and certain loading and stowage requirements. (mode 4)
15560-NSan Joaquin Helicopters Delano, CA49 CFR 172.101 Column (9B), 172.204(c)(3), 173.27(b)(2), 175.30(a)(1), 172.200, 172.300, 172.400, 173.302(f)(3) and 175.75To authorize the transportation in commerce of certain hazardous materials by Part 133 Rotorcraft External Load Operations, attached to or suspended from an aircraft, in remote areas of the U.S. without meeting certain hazard communication and stowage requirements. (mode 4)
15535-NPM HELI-OPS, INC CENTRAL POINT, OR49 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)
15233-NExpressJet Airlines, Inc. Houston, TX49 CFR 173.309, 172.301(c)To authorize the transportation in commerce of certain non-DOT specification and DOT-4DA and 4DS specification cylinders, used as fire suppression systems in aircraft to be shipped, as fire extinguishers. (modes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
Emergency Special Permit Granted
15118-MMystery Creek Resources Inc. McGrath, AK49 CFR 172.101 Column (9B)To add nitric acid to the table in paragraph 6 and also to authorize transportation from 3 additional airports. (mode 4)
15418-NSouthwest Airlines Dallas, TX49 CFR 172.301(c); 173.219(b)(1)To authorize the transportation in commerce of life-saving appliances containing a compressed gas cylinder that is filled in excess of its marked service pressure. (modes 1, 4, 5)
15467-NDena'ina Air Taxi LLC Anchorage, 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)
15540-NAndrew Airways, Inc. Kodiak, AK49 CFR 175.310(c)To authorize the transportation in commerce of certain non-DOT specification bulk packages containing Class 3 material by cargo aircraft where no other means of transportation is practicable. (mode 4)
15551-NZapata Incorporated Charlotte, NC49 CFR 173.21(e)To authorize the transportation in commerce of a Division 4.1, Packing Group II material by highway, that has the potential to react during transportation. (mode 1)
15584-NPacific Bio-Material Management, Inc. d/b/a Pacific Scientific Transport Fresno, CA49 CFR 173.196, 173.197(d)(3)(ii)To authorize the transportation in commerce human and animal tissue samples in non-specification packaging. (mode 1)
15562-NCrowley Petroleum Distribution, Inc. Anchorage, AK49 CFR 172.101 Hazardous Materials Table Column (9B)To authorize the transportation in commerce of propane by cargo only aircraft in packages that exceed the quantity limitation where no other means of transportation is available. (mode 4)
Modification Special Permit Withdrawn
13336-MRenaissance Industries, Inc. Sharpsville Operations M-1102 Sharpsville, PA49 CFR 173.302(a)(1); 173.304; 175.3To modify the special permit to authorize additional Division 2.2 gases.
9168-MAll-Pak Dangerous Goods, a Division of Berlin Packaging (Former Grantee All-Pak, Inc.) Bridgeville, PA49 CFR Part 172; Subpart E; 173.118; 173.244; 173.345; 173.346; 173.359; 173.370; 173.377; 175.3; 175.33; 172.504; 173.3To modify the special permit to authorize an additional mode of transportation (cargo vessel.)
New Special Permit Withdrawn
15469-NB.J. Alan Company, Youngstown, OH49 CFR 173.62To authorize the transportation in commerce of certain fireworks in large packagings. (mode 1)
Emergency Special Permit Withdrawn
15053-NDepartment of Defense Scott Air Force Base, IL49 CFR 173.302 and 173.304To authorize the transportation in commerce of certain Division 2.1 and 2.2 gases in non-DOT specification packagings. (modes 1, 4)
Denied
12561-MRequest by Rhodia, Inc. Cranbury, NJ February 15, 2012. To modify the special permit by amending Paragraph 7 to reflect existing AAR and 49 CFR construction specifications for DOT 111 tank cars.
14872-NRequest by Arkema, Inc. King of Prussia, PA March 05, 2012. To authorize the transportation in commerce of methyl mercaptan in certain DOT 105J300W tank cars.
15317-NRequest by The Dow Chemical Company PHILADELPHIA, PA March 05, 2012. To authorize the transportation in commerce of ethylene oxide in a DOT 105J400W tank car with a maximum gross rail load (GRL) not to exceed 286,000 pounds.
15497-NRequest by U.S. Department of Energy Washington, DC March 13, 2012. To authorize the transportation in commerce of radioactive materials without being subject to the requirements in 49 CFR 173.417(a)(1)(i).
15503-NRequest by Garden City Co-op, Inc. Garden City, KS March 05, 2012. To authorize the transportation in commerce of certain cargo tanks used as an implementation of husbandry with a capacity of 5,000 gallons containing anhydrous ammonia.
15546-NRequest by T. SCOTT DUNN CONSTRUCTION, INC. DBA Heli-Dunn Phoenix, OR February 01, 2012. To authorize the transportation in commerce of certain hazardous materials by external load in remote areas of the U.S. without being subject to hazard communication requirements and quantity limitations where no other means of transportation is available.

[FR Doc. 2012-11659 Filed 5-16-12; 8:45 am]

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