[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 229 (Wednesday, November 28, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 71031-71033]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-28583]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration


Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; 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 (October to November 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.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on November 13, 2012.
Donald Burger,
Chief, Special Permits and Approvals Branch.

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                                                                                       Nature of special permit
              S.P No.                       Applicant             Regulation(s)                thereof
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                                       MODIFICATION SPECIAL PERMIT GRANTED
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11054-M............................  Welker Inc. Sugar       49 CFR 178.36 Subpart   To modify the special
                                      Land, TX.               C.                      permit to authorize the
                                                                                      containment cylinder or
                                                                                      salvage cylinder without
                                                                                      the internal piston.
14546-M............................  Linde Gas North         49 CFR 180.209........  To modify the special
                                      America LLC Murray                              permit to authorize an
                                      Hill, NJ.                                       alternative testing
                                                                                      procedures for
                                                                                      requalifying cylinders.
3549-M.............................  Sandia National         49 CFR 172.101;         To modify the special
                                      Laboratories            173.54; 173.56;         permit to authorize the
                                      Albuquerque, NM.        173.62.                 transportation in commerce
                                                                                      of additional Division 1.1
                                                                                      hazardous materials.
12396-M............................  National Aeronautics    49 CFR 180.209 and      To modify the special
                                      and Space               173.302a.               permit to authorize rail
                                      Administration                                  freight, cargo vessel, and
                                      Washington, DC.                                 passenger aircraft as
                                                                                      additional modes of
                                                                                      operation.
14808-M............................  Amtro Alfa              49 CFR 178.51(b),       To modify the special
                                      Metalomecanica SA       (f)(1) and (2) and      permit to authorize an
                                      Portugal.               (g).                    additional 2.1 material.
15468-M............................  Prism Helicopters Inc.  49 CFR 172.101 Column   To modify the special
                                      Wasilla, AK.            (9B).                   permit to authorize the
                                                                                      transportation beyond the
                                                                                      state of Alaska.
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                                           NEW SPECIAL PERMIT GRANTED
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15334-N............................  Floating Pipeline       49 CFR 173.302a.......  To authorize the
                                      Company Incorporated                            manufacture, marking, sale
                                      Halifax, Nova Scotia.                           and use of 40' GTM (gas
                                                                                      transport module)
                                                                                      Intermodal Shipping
                                                                                      Containers designed based
                                                                                      on ASME Section VIII,
                                                                                      Division 3, 2010 Edition
                                                                                      for composite reinforced
                                                                                      pressure vessels
                                                                                      permanently fitted within
                                                                                      an ISO frame. (mode 1).
15558-N............................  3M Company St. Paul,    49 CFR 173.212,         To authorize the
                                      MN.                     172.302(a)(c).          manufacture, marking,
                                                                                      sale, and use of service
                                                                                      motor vehicles for use in
                                                                                      transporting a corrosive
                                                                                      solid material in
                                                                                      alternative packaging.
                                                                                      (modes 1, 3).
15569-N............................  Vexxel Composites, LLC  49 CFR 173.302a(a)(1),  To authorize the
                                      Brigham City, UT.       175.3, and 180.205.     manufacture, marking,
                                                                                      sale, and use of non-DOT
                                                                                      specification fully-
                                                                                      wrapped carbon fiber
                                                                                      reinforced seamless
                                                                                      stainless steel lined
                                                                                      cylinders that meets all
                                                                                      requirements of ISO 11119-
                                                                                      2 for use in transporting
                                                                                      2.2 materials. (modes 1,
                                                                                      2, 3, 4, 5).
15626-N............................  EC Source Aviation,     49 CFR 49 CFR Parts     To authorize the
                                      LLC Mesa, AZ.           172.101, Column (9b),   transportation in commerce
                                                              172.204(c)(3),          of certain hazardous
                                                              173.27(b)(2),           materials by cargo
                                                              175.30(a)(1),           aircraft including by
                                                              172.200, 172.300, and   external load in remote
                                                              172.400.                areas without being
                                                                                      subject to hazard
                                                                                      communication requirements
                                                                                      and quantity limitations
                                                                                      where no other means of
                                                                                      transportation is
                                                                                      available. (modes 3, 4).
15658-N............................  Xcel Energy             49 CFR 173.427(b)(1),   To authorize the
                                      Monticello, MN.         173.465(c),             transportation in commerce
                                                              173.465(d).             of certain Radioactive
                                                                                      material in alternative
                                                                                      packaging by highway. A
                                                                                      copy of the environmental
                                                                                      assessment can be located
                                                                                      at http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=PHMSA-2
                                                                                      012-0165-0002 (mode 1).
15642-N............................  Praxair Distribution,   49 180.205 and          To authorize the
                                      Inc. Danbury, CT.       180.209(a)(b),          transportation in commerce
                                                              180.213(b), and         of DOT Specification 3AL
                                                              180.213(f)(2).          cylinders, cylinders
                                                                                      manufactured under DOT-SP
                                                                                      12440, and ISO 7866
                                                                                      cylinders containing
                                                                                      certain compressed gases
                                                                                      when retested by a 100%
                                                                                      ultrasonic examination in
                                                                                      lieu of the internal
                                                                                      visual and the hydrostatic
                                                                                      retest. (modes 1, 2, 3, 4,
                                                                                      5).
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                                        EMERGENCY SPECIAL PERMIT GRANTED
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15428-M............................  Space Exploration       49 CFR Part 172 and     To modify the special
                                      Technologies Corp.      173.                    permit to authorize
                                      Hawthorne, CA.                                  additional Division 2.2
                                                                                      and Class 8 materials.
                                                                                      (mode 1).
15729-N............................  Antonov Company, t/a    49 CFR Sec.   172.101   To authorize the one-time
                                      Antonov Airlines        Column (9B).            transportation in commerce
                                      Kiev, NH.                                       of anhydrous ammonia in
                                                                                      heat pipes which is
                                                                                      forbidden for
                                                                                      transportation by cargo
                                                                                      only aircraft. (mode 4).
15748-N............................  Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.   49 CFR part 172, part   To authorize the one-time,
                                      Bentonville, AR.        173 and part 177.       one-way transportation in
                                                                                      commerce of certain
                                                                                      hazardous materials from
                                                                                      damaged or stucturally-
                                                                                      impaired retail stores
                                                                                      impacted by Hurricane
                                                                                      Sandy to a temporary
                                                                                      warehousing facility for
                                                                                      approximately 10 miles by
                                                                                      motor vehicle. (mode 1).
15751-N............................  Williams Gas Pipeline   49 CFR 177.834(h),      To authorize the use of non-
                                      White Have, PA.         178.700(c)(1).          DOT specification metal
                                                                                      refueling tanks containing
                                                                                      Class 3 liquids and the on
                                                                                      and off loading while the
                                                                                      container remains on the
                                                                                      truck. (mode 1).
15691-N............................  Department of Defense   49 CFR 180.209........  To authorize the
                                      Scotts AFB, IL.                                 transportation in commerce
                                                                                      of certain cylinders
                                                                                      manufactured under DOT-SP
                                                                                      9421 and DOT-SP 9909 that
                                                                                      are passed their test date
                                                                                      for requalification.
                                                                                      (modes 1, 2, 3, 4).
15752-N............................  Hurricane Sandy         49 CFR 173.242 and      To authorize the
                                      Response.               Part 172 Subpart C,     transportation in commerce
                                                              Subpart D, Subpart F    of certain hazardous
                                                              and Subpart I.          materials in support of
                                                                                      the recovery and relief in
                                                                                      response to Hurricane
                                                                                      Sandy. (mode 1).
15724-N............................  Honeywell FF & T, LLC   49 CFR 173.305(c).....  To authorize the
                                      Albuquerque, NM.                                transportation in commerce
                                                                                      of certain Division 2.2
                                                                                      gases in cylinders with
                                                                                      openings not in the head
                                                                                      or base of the cylinder.
                                                                                      (mode 1) .
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                                      MODIFICATION SPECIAL PERMIT WITHDRAWN
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14206-M............................  Digital Wave            49 CFR 180.205........  To modify the special
                                      Corporation                                     permit to authorize ISO
                                      centennial, CO.                                 9809-2 cylinders be UE
                                                                                      recertified.

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13998-M............................  3AL Testing Corp.       49 CFR 172.203(a);      To modify the special
                                      Centennial, CO.         172.302a(b)(2),         permit to authorize the
                                                              (4)(5);                 ultrasonic examination of
                                                              180.205(f)(g);          ISO 9809-2 cylinders, and
                                                              180.209(a),(b)          the removal of Gulf Coast
                                                              (1)(iv).                Hydrostatic Tests as an
                                                                                      agent.
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                                                     DENIED
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14372-M............................     Request by Kidde Aerospace and Defense Wilson, NC October 22, 2012. To
                                          modify the special permit to add additional cylinders and to allow
                                         production markings to be obliterated as part of the retest of those
                                                                      cylinders.
12102-M............................  Request by EQ Industrial Services, Inc. Ypsilanti, MI October 4, 2012. To
                                      modify the special permit to authorize
                                      additional Class 1 materials authorized to be transported as Division 4.1.
15681-N............................    Request by Micronesian Aviation Corporation dba Americopters Saipan, MP
                                       October 16, 2012. To 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 US
                                        without meeting certain hazard communication and stowage requirements.
15686-N............................   Request by Smoky Mountain Helicopters, Inc. Hanapepe, HI October 16, 2012.
                                      To 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 US only, without being subject to hazard communication
                                          requirements, quantity limitations and certain loading and stowage
                                                                     requirements.
15718-N............................  Request by Siex Burgos, Spain, October 16, 2012. To authorize the
                                      transportation in commerce of Division 2.2
                                      gases in non-DOT specification cylinders
15688-N............................   Request by Airborne Aviation Lihue, HI October 16, 2012. To 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 US only,
                                         without being subject to hazard communication requirements, quantity
                                               limitations and certain loading and stowage requirements.
12135-M............................   Request by Daicel Safety Systems, Inc. Hyogo Prefecture 671-1681, October
                                       16, 2012. To modify the special permit to authorize a new design of non-
                                        DOT specification cylinders (pressure vessels) for use as components of
                                                          automobile vehicle safety systems.
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[FR Doc. 2012-28583 Filed 11-27-12; 8:45 am]
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