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By JHMT Staff July 17, 2020

On July 8, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration published a notice in the Federal Register titled Hazardous Materials: Notice of Actions on Special Permits.

This notice provides information on which special permits PHMSA has recently granted, denied, or were withdrawn. The Journal has indexed those notices and provides these indexes to readers in an easy-to-read format that provides direct links to the approved permits. As a new feature, The Journal will be providing exclusive comments on select special permits of note as they are issued by PHMSA.

Christopher Lind, Technical Advisor provides a review to subscribers of certain special permits:

  • Issued to Olin Corporation, St. Louis MO: relief to §172.302(c) Special Permit markings. DOT-SP-20986N
  • Issued to Triad National Security, Lost Alamos, NM: Opening containers and packaging for inventory control purposes. DOT-SP-21036N
  • Issued to Wilhelm Schmidt Gmbh, US Agent - Black Forest Container Systems, Greenville, SC. SP is for stainless steel IBCs for high vapor pressure liquids in PGII. DOT-SP-20524 M 2nd Revision

Read his review of new permits. You can also view the index of actions for July 2020. Subscriber login is required for both. Comments must be received on or before August 7, 2020, and can be submitted through the Federal eRulemaking Portal. 

FHWA Issues Guidance on Special Permit Expiration
On July 10, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) issued guidance on special permits expiration. View on FHWA's website. The guidance answers some direct questions regarding the 120-day limitation for the duration of special permits and possible applicability of disaster relief or relief under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

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