Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Applications for Modification of Exemption, 35775-35776 [05-12131]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 118 / Tuesday, June 21, 2005 / Notices in the hose assembly, it would first have to bypass the hardware. If that were to occur, the impact would need to be so great as to make the concern of braking potential irrelevant. Despite the fact that tensile stress on the assembly is an unlikely real life scenario, to assess the impact of this unlikely scenario, petitioner conducted a side pull tensile test on a sample of the subject brake hose assemblies to simulate the possible effect of a side pull on the integrity of the hose assembly * * *. The ‘‘side pull’’ test results show that the tensile load achieved prior to the ends separating from the hose exceeded 538 pounds in each of the samples analyzed for tensile results—well in excess of the 325 pound requirement. Coupled Products further states: Because the braking system on the vehicles in question utilizes a dual chamber master cylinder, any failure of the hose assembly due to excessive tensile force—unlikely as that may be—will not result in a loss of braking capability of the vehicle. Depending on the assembly affected, front or rear braking capability would still exist, although additional stopping distance might be required. Furthermore, the vehicle’s emergency braking system would also exist. Coupled Products indicates that the problem has been corrected. NHTSA agrees with Coupled Products that the noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. As the petitioner indicates, the configuration for the specific application of these brake hoses is such that a linear, end-to-end straight pull on the hose assembly is unlikely to occur. Further, the petitioner’s testing for a more likely scenario, i.e., a side-pull on the assembly, produced results that far exceeded the 325 pound requirement of the standard. Also, as Couple Products points out, this noncompliance would not result in a loss of braking capability. Either front or rear braking capability would still exist, and the vehicle’s emergency braking system would remain operational. Coupled Products has corrected the problem. It should be noted that NHTSA recently granted a similar inconsequential noncompliance petition by Coupled Products where, because of the specific vehicle application (which is also the case here), the brake hose assemblies would not be subject to the type of forces specified in the standard (70 FR 32397). In consideration of the foregoing, NHTSA has decided that the petitioner has met its burden of persuasion that the noncompliance described is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. Accordingly, Coupled Products’ petition is granted and the petitioner is exempted from the obligation of providing notification of, and a remedy for, the noncompliance. Authority: (49 U.S.C. 30118, 30120; delegations of authority at CFR 1.50 and 501.8). 35775 application described herein. This notice is abbreviated to expedite docketing and public notice. Because the sections affected, modes of transportation, and the nature of application have been shown in earlier Federal Register publications, they are not repeated here. Request of modifications of exemptions (e.g. to provide for additional hazardous materials, packaging design changes, additional mode of transportation, etc.) are described in footnotes to the application number. Application numbers with the suffix ‘‘M’’ denote a modification request. There applications have been separated from the new application for exemption to facilitate processing. Comments must be received on or before July 6, 2005. Address Comments To: Record Center, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC 20590. Comments should refer to the application number and be submitted in triplicate. If Confirmation of receipt of comments is desired, include a selfaddressed stamped postcard showing the exemption number. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the applications are available for inspection in the Records Center, Nassif Building, 400 7th Street, SW., Washington DC or at http://dms.dot.gov. This notice of receipt of applications for modification of exemption is published in accordance with Part 107 of the Federal hazardous materials transportation law (49 U.S.C. 5117(b); 49 CFR 1.53(b)). DATES: Issued on: June 14, 2005. Ronald L. Medford, Senior Associate Administrator for Vehicle Safety. [FR Doc. 05–12115 Filed 6–20–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Applications for Modification of Exemption Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, DOT. ACTION: List of applications for modification of exemption. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, exemptions from the Department of Transportation’s Hazardous Material Regulations (49 CFR part 107, subpart B), notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the Issued in Washington, DC, on June 15, 2005. R. Ryan Posten, Exemptions Program Officer, Office of Hazardous Materials Exemptions & Approvals. MODIFICATION EXEMPTIONS Application No. Docket No. 11321–M ....... ................................ E.I. DuPont, Wilmington, DE. 11606–M ....... ................................ Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc., Humble, TX. VerDate jul<14>2003 22:07 Jun 20, 2005 Applicant Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00161 Regulation(s) affected Modification of exemption 49 CFR 172.111, Column 7, Special Provisions B14, T38. 49 CFR 173.28(b)(2) Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11321 11606 E:\FR\FM\21JNN1.SGM Nature of exemption thereof To modify the exemption to authorized the use of UN specification portable tanks for the transportation of a Class 8 material. To modify the exemption to authorize the transportation of an additional Class 3 material in UN Standard 1A1, 1A2 and non-DOT specification steel drums. 21JNN1 35776 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 118 / Tuesday, June 21, 2005 / Notices MODIFICATION EXEMPTIONS—Continued Application No. Docket No. Applicant Regulation(s) affected Modification of exemption 11770–M ....... ................................ Gas Cylinder Technologies, Inc., Tecumseh, ON. 49 CFR 173.302a; 173.304a. 11770 11911–M ....... RSPA–97–2735 ..... Transfer Flow, Inc., Chico, CA. 49 CFR 178.700 thru 178.819. 11911 12412–M ....... RSPA–00–6827 ..... Los Angeles Chemical Company, South Gate, CA. 49 CFR 177.834(h); 172.203(a); 172.302(c). 12412 13616–M ....... ................................ U.S. Department of Commerce, Anchorage, AK. 49 CFR 172.101, Column 9B. 13616 14170–M ....... PHMSA–05–20714 General Dynamics Armament & Technical Products, Lincoln, NE. 49 CFR 173.301 and 173.306. 14170 [FR Doc. 05–12131 Filed 6–20–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4909–60–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Application for Exemptions Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, DOT. ACTION: List of Applications for Exemption. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, exemptions from the Department of Transportation’s Hazardous Material Regulations (49 CFR Part 107, Subpart B), notice is hereby Application No. Docket No. given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein. Each mode of transportation for which a particular exemption is requested is indicated 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. Comments must be received on or before July 21, 2005. Address Comments To: Record Center, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC 20590. Comments should refer to the application number and be submitted in triplicate. If Confirmation of receipt of DATES: Applicant Nature of exemption thereof To modify the exemption to authorize maximum internal capacity of 65 cubic inches for the non-DOT specification cylinders and eliminating the 2.5 inch maximum outside diameter requirement. To modify the exemption to authorize the use of a new refueling tank design that is not required to be dismantled during transportation of Class 3 materials. To modify the exemption to allow the transportation and unloading of certain UN IBC and DOT Specification portable tanks containing incompatible materials on the same motor vehicle. To reissue the exemption originally issued on an emergency basis for the transportation of a Division 2.2 material in DOT Specification cylinders that are manifolded together and exceed the quantity limitations for cargo aircraft only. To reissue the exemption originally issued on an emergency basis for the transportation of certain compressed gases in non-DOT specification fiberglass reinforced plastic cylinders. comments is desired, include a selfaddressed stamped postcard showing the exemption number. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the application are available for inspection in the Records Center, Nassif Building, 400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC or at http:// dms.dot.gov. This notice of receipt of applications for modification of exemption is published in accordance with Part 107 of the Federal hazardous materials transportation law (49 U.S.C. 5117(b); 49 CFR 1.53(b)). Issued in Washington, DC, on June 14, 2005. R. Ryan Posten, Exemption Program Officer, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety Exemptions & Approvals. Regulation(s) affected Nature of exemption thereof NEW EXEMPTION 14196–N ....... ......................... Union Pacific Railroad, Omaha, NE. 49 CFR 174.67(i) and (j) ................ 14197–N ....... ......................... GATX Rail Corporation, Chicago, IL. 49 CFR 173.31(b)(5) ...................... VerDate jul<14>2003 22:07 Jun 20, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00162 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 To authorize rail cars containing a combustible liquid to remain attached to unloading connectors without the physical presence or an unloader. (mode 2). To authorize the transportation in commerce of tank cars containing certain hazardous materials without bottom discontinuity protection. (mode 2). E:\FR\FM\21JNN1.SGM 21JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 118 (Tuesday, June 21, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35775-35776]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-12131]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration


Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Applications for 
Modification of Exemption

AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, DOT.

ACTION: List of applications for modification of exemption.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the procedures governing the application 
for, and the processing of, exemptions from the Department of 
Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations (49 CFR part 107, 
subpart B), notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous 
Materials Safety has received the application described herein. This 
notice is abbreviated to expedite docketing and public notice. Because 
the sections affected, modes of transportation, and the nature of 
application have been shown in earlier Federal Register publications, 
they are not repeated here. Request of modifications of exemptions 
(e.g. to provide for additional hazardous materials, packaging design 
changes, additional mode of transportation, etc.) are described in 
footnotes to the application number. Application numbers with the 
suffix ``M'' denote a modification request. There applications have 
been separated from the new application for exemption to facilitate 
processing.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 6, 2005.
    Address Comments To: Record Center, Pipeline and Hazardous 
Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 
Washington, DC 20590.
    Comments should refer to the application number and be submitted in 
triplicate. If Confirmation of receipt of comments is desired, include 
a self-addressed stamped postcard showing the exemption number.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the applications are 
available for inspection in the Records Center, Nassif Building, 400 
7th Street, SW., Washington DC or at http://dms.dot.gov.
    This notice of receipt of applications for modification of 
exemption is published in accordance with Part 107 of the Federal 
hazardous materials transportation law (49 U.S.C. 5117(b); 49 CFR 
1.53(b)).

    Issued in Washington, DC, on June 15, 2005.
R. Ryan Posten,
Exemptions Program Officer, Office of Hazardous Materials Exemptions & 
Approvals.

                                                                 Modification Exemptions
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                                                                                                              Modification
     Application No.                 Docket No.                    Applicant         Regulation(s) affected   of exemption   Nature of exemption thereof
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11321-M.................  ................................  E.I. DuPont,             49 CFR 172.111, Column           11321  To modify the exemption to
                                                             Wilmington, DE.          7, Special Provisions                   authorized the use of UN
                                                                                      B14, T38.                               specification portable
                                                                                                                              tanks for the
                                                                                                                              transportation of a Class
                                                                                                                              8 material.
11606-M.................  ................................  Safety-Kleen Systems,    49 CFR 173.28(b)(2)...           11606  To modify the exemption to
                                                             Inc., Humble, TX.                                                authorize the
                                                                                                                              transportation of an
                                                                                                                              additional Class 3
                                                                                                                              material in UN Standard
                                                                                                                              1A1, 1A2 and non-DOT
                                                                                                                              specification steel drums.

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11770-M.................  ................................  Gas Cylinder             49 CFR 173.302a;                 11770  To modify the exemption to
                                                             Technologies, Inc.,      173.304a.                               authorize maximum internal
                                                             Tecumseh, ON.                                                    capacity of 65 cubic
                                                                                                                              inches for the non-DOT
                                                                                                                              specification cylinders
                                                                                                                              and eliminating the 2.5
                                                                                                                              inch maximum outside
                                                                                                                              diameter requirement.
11911-M.................  RSPA-97-2735....................  Transfer Flow, Inc.,     49 CFR 178.700 thru              11911  To modify the exemption to
                                                             Chico, CA.               178.819.                                authorize the use of a new
                                                                                                                              refueling tank design that
                                                                                                                              is not required to be
                                                                                                                              dismantled during
                                                                                                                              transportation of Class 3
                                                                                                                              materials.
12412-M.................  RSPA-00-6827....................  Los Angeles Chemical     49 CFR 177.834(h);               12412  To modify the exemption to
                                                             Company, South Gate,     172.203(a);                             allow the transportation
                                                             CA.                      172.302(c).                             and unloading of certain
                                                                                                                              UN IBC and DOT
                                                                                                                              Specification portable
                                                                                                                              tanks containing
                                                                                                                              incompatible materials on
                                                                                                                              the same motor vehicle.
13616-M.................  ................................  U.S. Department of       49 CFR 172.101, Column           13616  To reissue the exemption
                                                             Commerce, Anchorage,     9B.                                     originally issued on an
                                                             AK.                                                              emergency basis for the
                                                                                                                              transportation of a
                                                                                                                              Division 2.2 material in
                                                                                                                              DOT Specification
                                                                                                                              cylinders that are
                                                                                                                              manifolded together and
                                                                                                                              exceed the quantity
                                                                                                                              limitations for cargo
                                                                                                                              aircraft only.
14170-M.................  PHMSA-05-20714..................  General Dynamics         49 CFR 173.301 and               14170  To reissue the exemption
                                                             Armament & Technical     173.306.                                originally issued on an
                                                             Products, Lincoln, NE.                                           emergency basis for the
                                                                                                                              transportation of certain
                                                                                                                              compressed gases in non-
                                                                                                                              DOT specification
                                                                                                                              fiberglass reinforced
                                                                                                                              plastic cylinders.
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