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DOT Notes Hazmat Special Permit Applications, Decisions, Delays in Processing

Thursday, July 31, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has issued the following concerning exceptions from the Hazardous Materials Regulations.

- a list of applications for special permits for exceptions from the HMR, including for motor vehicles, rail freight, cargo vessels, cargo aircraft and passenger-carrying aircraft (comments due no later than Aug. 27)

- a list of applications to modify previously issued special permits; e.g., to provide for additional hazardous materials, packaging design changes, additional mode of transportation, etc. (comments due no later than Aug. 12)

- a list of actions taken on special permit applications, including modified, new and emergency permits granted or withdrawn and permits denied

- a list of special permit applications that have been in process for 180 days or more, including the reason(s) for delay and the expected completion date

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