[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 96 (Thursday, May 17, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 29450-29453]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-11659]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration


Actions on Special Permit Applications

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

ACTION: Notice of actions on Special Permit Applications.

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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.

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                                                      Nature of special
    S.P. No.         Applicant      Regulation(s)      permit thereof
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                   Modification Special Permit Granted
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8826-M..........  Phoenix Air      49 CFR 172.101;  To modify the
                   Group, Inc.      172.204(c)       special to reflect
                   Cartersville,    (3); 173.27;     the current
                   GA.              175.30(a)(1);    statutes and
                                    175.320(b).      regulations
                                                     changes.

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14909-M.........  Lake Clark Air,  49 CFR           To reissue the
                   Inc. Port        173.304(f).      special permit
                   Alsworth, AK.                     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-M.........  Conference of    49 CFR           To modify the
                   Radiation        172.203(d);      special permit add
                   Control          Part 172,        49 CFR Part 172
                   Program          Subparts C, D,   Subpart I as it
                   Directors,       E, F, G.         pertains to
                   Inc.                              security plans to
                   Frankfort, KY.                    the list of
                                                     regulations
                                                     exempted in
                                                     paragraph 4.
11406-M.........  Conference of    49 CFR Part      To modify the
                   Radiation        172, Subparts    special permit add
                   Control          C, D, E, F, G,   49 CFR Part 172
                   Program          H; Part 173,     Subpart I as it
                   Directors,       Subparts B, I;   pertains to
                   Inc.             173.22(a)(1);    security plans to
                   Frankfort, KY.   Part 174,        the list of
                                    Subpart K;       regulations
                                    177.842.         exempted in
                                                     paragraph 4.
11670-M.........  Schlumberger     49 CFR 178.36..  To modify the
                   Oilfield UK                       exemption to
                   Plc Dyce,                         authorize the use
                   Aberdeen                          of a newly designed
                   Scotland, Ab.                     non-DOT
                                                     specification oil
                                                     well sampling
                                                     cylinder for the
                                                     transportation of
                                                     Division 2.1
                                                     materials.
14193-M.........  Honeywell        49 CFR 173.313.  To reissue the
                   International,                    exemption
                   Inc.                              originally issued
                   Morristown, NJ.                   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-M.........  Schlumberger     49 CFR 173.302.  To modify the
                   Technologies                      special permit to
                   Corporation                       authorize an
                   Sugar Land, TX.                   additional material
                                                     in the construction
                                                     of non-DOT
                                                     specification
                                                     cylinders.
14457-M.........  Amtrol Alfa      49 CFR           To modify the
                   Metalomecanica   173.304a(a)(1).  special permit to
                   SA Portugal.                      extend the external
                                                     visual inspection
                                                     to every five (5)
                                                     years.
14808-M.........  Amtrol, Inc.     49 CFR           To modify the
                   West Warwick,    178.51(b),       special permit to
                   RI.              (f)(1) and (2)   authorize a longer
                                    and (g).         time between
                                                     requalification
                                                     testing.
14940-M.........  Crown Aerosol    49 CFR 173.306.  To modify the
                   Packaging                         special permit to
                   Philadelphia,                     authorize rail
                   PA.                               freight and cargo
                                                     vessel as
                                                     additional modes of
                                                     transportation.
13381-M.........  Carleton         49 CFR           To modify the
                   Technologies,    173.302(a)(1),   special permit to
                   Pressure         173.304(a),      authorize an
                   Technology       175.3 and        extended testing
                   Division         180.205.         time period for
                   Westminster,                      cylinders which are
                   MD.                               past their retest
                                                     date but are not
                                                     empty.
14616-M.........  Chlorine         49 CFR 178.245-  To modify the
                   Service          1(a).            special permit to
                   Company                           correct pressure
                   Kingwood, TX.                     ranges to bring it
                                                     in line with other
                                                     special permits
                                                     issued.
11215-M.........  Orbital          49 CFR Part      To modify the
                   Sciences         172, Subparts    special permit to
                   Corporation      C, D; 172.101,   add a Class 9
                   Mojave, CA.      Special          material.
                                    Provision 109.
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                       New Special Permit Granted
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14951-N.........  Lincoln          49 CFR 173.302a  To authorize the
                   Composites                        manufacture,
                   Lincoln, NE.                      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-N.........  Southern States  49 CFR 49 CFR    To authorize the
                   LLC.             Parts 171-181;   transportation in
                                    49 CFR           commerce of
                                    172.301(c);      specially designed
                                    and 173.304.     non-DOT
                                                     specification
                                                     cylinders
                                                     containing
                                                     compressed sulfur
                                                     hexafluoride.
                                                     (modes 1, 2, 3, 4)
15451-N.........  NK CO., LTD      49 CFR           To authorize the
                   Gangseo-Gu,      180.209(a) and   transportation in
                   Busan.           (b).             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 Sec.
                                                     180.205. (modes 1,
                                                     2, 3)
15452-N.........  BE Aerospace     49 CFR           To authorize the
                   Lenexa, KS.      173.302(f)(2)(   transportation in
                                    i).              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-N.........  Moog Inc. East   49 CFR Part      To authorize the
                   Aurora, NY.      172, Subpart C.  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-N.........  Mountain West    49 CFR 172.101   To authorize the
                   Helicopters,     Column (9B),     transportation in
                   LLC Alpine, UT.  172.204(c)(3),   commerce of certain
                                    173.27(b)(2),    hazardous materials
                                    175.30(a)(1),    by external load in
                                    172.200,         remote areas of the
                                    172.300 and      U.S. without being
                                    172.400.         subject to hazard
                                                     communication
                                                     requirements and
                                                     quantity
                                                     limitations where
                                                     no other means of
                                                     transportation is
                                                     available. (mode 4)
15507-N.........  Yiwu Jinyu       49 CFR           To authorize the
                   Machinery        173.304(d).      manufacture,
                   Factory                           marking, sale and
                   Jiangwan Town,                    use of a non-
                   Yiwu City.                        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-N.........  The Virginia     49 CFR 173.301   To authorize the
                   Commercial       and 173.302a.    transportation in
                   Space Flight                      commerce of Helium
                   Authority                         in a non-DOT
                   Norfolk, VA.                      specification
                                                     packaging for a
                                                     short distance by
                                                     motor vehicle.
                                                     (mode 1)

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15483-N.........  United Space     49 CFR 173.302a  To authorize the
                   Alliance                          transportation in
                   Houston, TX.                      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-N.........  T.L. Forest      49 CFR 49 CFR    To authorize the
                   Products,        Parts 172.101,   transportation in
                   Inc., dba        Column(9b),      commerce of certain
                   Timberland       172.204(c)(3),   hazardous materials
                   Logging          173.27(b)(2),    by cargo aircraft
                   Ashland, OR.     175.30(a)(1),    including by
                                    172.200,         external load in
                                    172.300, and     remote areas
                                    172.400.         without being
                                                     subject to hazard
                                                     communication
                                                     requirements and
                                                     quantity
                                                     limitations where
                                                     no other means of
                                                     transportation is
                                                     available. (mode 4)
15532-N.........  SET              49 CFR 173.244.  To authorize the one-
                   Environmental                     time, one-way
                   Inc. Wheeling,                    transportation in
                   IL.                               commerce of one
                                                     irregularly shaped
                                                     sodium dispersion
                                                     vessels in
                                                     alternative
                                                     packaging. (mode 1)
15536-N.........  WavesinSolids    49 CFR 173.302   To authorize the
                   LLC State        and 180.209.     transportation in
                   College, PA.                      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-N.........  Alaska Pacific   49 CFR 172.101   To authorize the
                   Powder Company   Column (9B).     transportation in
                   Watkins, CO.                      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-N.........  Winco Inc.       49 CFR 49 CFR    To authorize the
                   Aurora, OR.      Table 172.101,   transportation in
                                    Column (9B),     commerce of certain
                                    172.204(c)(3),   hazardous materials
                                    173.27(b)(2)     by 14 CFR Part 133
                                    and              Rotorcraft External
                                    175.30(a)(1)     Load Operations
                                    172.200 and      transporting
                                    172.301(c) and   hazardous materials
                                    175.75.          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-N.........  San Joaquin      49 CFR 172.101   To authorize the
                   Helicopters      Column (9B),     transportation in
                   Delano, CA.      172.204(c)(3),   commerce of certain
                                    173.27(b)(2),    hazardous materials
                                    175.30(a)(1),    by Part 133
                                    172.200,         Rotorcraft External
                                    172.300,         Load Operations,
                                    172.400,         attached to or
                                    173.302(f)(3)    suspended from an
                                    and 175.75.      aircraft, in remote
                                                     areas of the U.S.
                                                     without meeting
                                                     certain hazard
                                                     communication and
                                                     stowage
                                                     requirements. (mode
                                                     4)
15535-N.........  PM HELI-OPS,     49 CFR 172.101   To authorize the
                   INC CENTRAL      Column (9B),     transportation in
                   POINT, OR.       172.204(c)(3),   commerce of certain
                                    173.27(b)(2)     forbidden
                                    and              explosives in sling
                                    175.30(a)(1).    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-N.........  ExpressJet       49 CFR 173.309,  To authorize the
                   Airlines, Inc.   172.301(c).      transportation in
                   Houston, TX.                      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)
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                    Emergency Special Permit Granted
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15118-M.........  Mystery Creek    49 CFR 172.101   To add nitric acid
                   Resources Inc.   Column (9B).     to the table in
                   McGrath, AK.                      paragraph 6 and
                                                     also to authorize
                                                     transportation from
                                                     3 additional
                                                     airports. (mode 4)
15418-N.........  Southwest        49 CFR           To authorize the
                   Airlines         172.301(c);      transportation in
                   Dallas, TX.      173.219(b)(1).   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-N.........  Dena'ina Air     49 CFR 172.101   To authorize the
                   Taxi LLC         Column (9B).     transportation in
                   Anchorage, AK.                    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-N.........  Andrew Airways,  49 CFR           To authorize the
                   Inc. Kodiak,     175.310(c).      transportation in
                   AK.                               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-N.........  Zapata           49 CFR           To authorize the
                   Incorporated     173.21(e).       transportation in
                   Charlotte, NC.                    commerce of a
                                                     Division 4.1,
                                                     Packing Group II
                                                     material by
                                                     highway, that has
                                                     the potential to
                                                     react during
                                                     transportation.
                                                     (mode 1)
15584-N.........  Pacific Bio-     49 CFR 173.196,  To authorize the
                   Material         173.197(d)(3)(   transportation in
                   Management,      ii).             commerce human and
                   Inc. d/b/a                        animal tissue
                   Pacific                           samples in non-
                   Scientific                        specification
                   Transport                         packaging. (mode 1)
                   Fresno, CA.
15562-N.........  Crowley          49 CFR 172.101   To authorize the
                   Petroleum        Hazardous        transportation in
                   Distribution,    Materials        commerce of propane
                   Inc.             Table Column     by cargo only
                   Anchorage, AK.   (9B).            aircraft in
                                                     packages that
                                                     exceed the quantity
                                                     limitation where no
                                                     other means of
                                                     transportation is
                                                     available. (mode 4)
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                  Modification Special Permit Withdrawn
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13336-M.........  Renaissance      49 CFR           To modify the
                   Industries,      173.302(a)(1);   special permit to
                   Inc.             173.304; 175.3.  authorize
                   Sharpsville                       additional Division
                   Operations M-                     2.2 gases.
                   1102
                   Sharpsville,
                   PA.
9168-M..........  All-Pak          49 CFR Part      To modify the
                   Dangerous        172; Subpart     special permit to
                   Goods, a         E; 173.118;      authorize an
                   Division of      173.244;         additional mode of
                   Berlin           173.345;         transportation
                   Packaging        173.346;         (cargo vessel.)
                   (Former          173.359;
                   Grantee All-     173.370;
                   Pak, Inc.)       173.377;
                   Bridgeville,     175.3; 175.33;
                   PA.              172.504; 173.3.
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                      New Special Permit Withdrawn
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15469-N.........  B.J. Alan        49 CFR 173.62..  To authorize the
                   Company,                          transportation in
                   Youngstown, OH.                   commerce of certain
                                                     fireworks in large
                                                     packagings. (mode
                                                     1)
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                   Emergency Special Permit Withdrawn
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15053-N.........  Department of    49 CFR 173.302   To authorize the
                   Defense Scott    and 173.304.     transportation in
                   Air Force                         commerce of certain
                   Base, IL.                         Division 2.1 and
                                                     2.2 gases in non-
                                                     DOT specification
                                                     packagings. (modes
                                                     1, 4)
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                                 Denied
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12561-M.........  Request 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-N.........  Request 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-N.........  Request 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-N.........  Request 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-N.........  Request 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-N.........  Request 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.
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