Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration March 13, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Safety Advisory: Unauthorized Marking of Compressed Gas Cylinders
Document Number: 2013-05678
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-13
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice advises the public that PHMSA has confirmed the marking, service and/or sale of certain high pressure DOT specification cylinders marked with a requalification identification number (RIN) without performing a valid hydrostatic requalification test. Kraus Fire Equipment Co. marked DOT cylinders as tested without approval from the Associate Administrator to requalify DOT cylinders and without calibrating its required systems. This advisory addresses cylinders serviced or purchased from Flint Welding Supply Co, Flint, MI from approximately June 2010 to December 2012 and marked with an ``A978'' or a partial ``A978'' or just the Month/Year, without a RIN mark in the middle.
Hazardous Materials Packaging-Composite Cylinder Standards; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2013-05677
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-13
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice is to advise interested persons that PHMSA will conduct a public meeting to provide further clarification regarding PHMSA's intent to modify certain special permits in accordance with 49 CFR 107.121. These special permits authorize the manufacture, marking, sale and use of non-DOT specification composite cylinders. The non-DOT specification cylinders authorized by PHMSA's special permits conform to the basic requirements for fiber reinforced plastic (DOT-FRP) or fully wrapped carbon-fiber reinforced aluminum lined cylinders (DOT- CFFC) standards. PHMSA believes that these special permits should be modified to reflect the appropriate International Standards Organization (ISO) standards for composite cylinders ISO 11119 Parts - 1, -2, -3 incorporated by reference into the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).