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ASME PLATE REGULATIONS Presented by Sgt. Brad Wagner, Nebraska State Patrol Carrier Enforcement November 8, 2006.

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1 ASME PLATE REGULATIONS Presented by Sgt. Brad Wagner, Nebraska State Patrol Carrier Enforcement November 8, 2006

2 ASME PLATE EXAMPLES

3 ASME PLATE REQUIRED INFORMATION Tank serial number Tank serial number Manufacturer’s name Manufacturer’s name Year built Year built MAWP (Maximum Allowable Working Pressure) and MDMT (Minimum Design Metal Temperature) MAWP (Maximum Allowable Working Pressure) and MDMT (Minimum Design Metal Temperature) W for Welded construction W for Welded construction RT (Radiograph Test) and HT for Post weld heat treatment RT (Radiograph Test) and HT for Post weld heat treatment U inside clover leaf U inside clover leaf

4 Other information found on ASME plates OS Dia. (Outside Diameter) OS Dia. (Outside Diameter) Water Gallon Capacity Water Gallon Capacity Shell Thickness Shell Thickness Head Thickness Head Thickness

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6 ASME Plate on a Nurse Tank

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8 ASME Plate on a Specification 330 Cargo Tank

9 ASME Plate on a Nurse Tank

10 DOT PHMSA SPECIAL PERMIT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Special Permit DOT-SP 13554

11 Authorizes the continued transportation in commerce of non-DOT specification cargo tanks, commonly referred to as nurse tanks, which have lost the required ASME identification plates. Authorizes the continued transportation in commerce of non-DOT specification cargo tanks, commonly referred to as nurse tanks, which have lost the required ASME identification plates. These nurse tanks are authorized for the transportation of anhydrous ammonia, under the conditions and terms specified in this special permit. These nurse tanks are authorized for the transportation of anhydrous ammonia, under the conditions and terms specified in this special permit.

12 DOT SP Unless otherwise stated herein, the special permit consists of the special permit authorization letter issued to the grantee together with the special permit. Unless otherwise stated herein, the special permit consists of the special permit authorization letter issued to the grantee together with the special permit.

13 DOT-SP This special permit provides no relief from the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) other than as specifically stated herein. This special permit provides no relief from the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) other than as specifically stated herein. The safety analyses performed in development of this special permit only considered the hazards and risks associated with transportation in commerce. The safety analyses performed in development of this special permit only considered the hazards and risks associated with transportation in commerce.

14 DOT-SP Regulatory system affected: 49 CFR Parts 106, 107 and Regulatory system affected: 49 CFR Parts 106, 107 and Regulations from which exempted: 49 CFR § (m)(1) in that a nurse tank transporting anhydrous ammonia is not authorized unless it is marked with an ASME plate as required by the ASME code, except as provided by this special permit. Regulations from which exempted: 49 CFR § (m)(1) in that a nurse tank transporting anhydrous ammonia is not authorized unless it is marked with an ASME plate as required by the ASME code, except as provided by this special permit.

15 DOT SP Packaging Requirements Packaging prescribed is a non-DOT specification cargo tank, described as a nurse tank, as provided for in § (m). Each tank must conform to all requirements of § (m) except that the nurse tank does not have to have the ASME nameplate specified in § (m) (1). Each tank must be marked with a unique owner’s identification number. This number must be maintained by the tank owner and the grantee and be made available to a DOT representative upon request. Packaging prescribed is a non-DOT specification cargo tank, described as a nurse tank, as provided for in § (m). Each tank must conform to all requirements of § (m) except that the nurse tank does not have to have the ASME nameplate specified in § (m) (1). Each tank must be marked with a unique owner’s identification number. This number must be maintained by the tank owner and the grantee and be made available to a DOT representative upon request.

16 Hazardous Materials Regulation § (m)(1) 49 CFR § (m)(1) authorizes a cargo tank (commonly known as a nurse tank and considered an implement of husbandry) transporting anhydrous ammonia, and operated by a private carrier exclusively for agricultural purposes does not have to meet the specification requirements of Part 178 of this subchapter if it: 49 CFR § (m)(1) authorizes a cargo tank (commonly known as a nurse tank and considered an implement of husbandry) transporting anhydrous ammonia, and operated by a private carrier exclusively for agricultural purposes does not have to meet the specification requirements of Part 178 of this subchapter if it:

17 Hazardous Materials Regulation § (m)(1) Has a minimum design pressure of 250 psig and meets the requirements of the edition of Section VIII of the ASME Code in effect at the time it was manufactured and is marked accordingly; Has a minimum design pressure of 250 psig and meets the requirements of the edition of Section VIII of the ASME Code in effect at the time it was manufactured and is marked accordingly; Is equipped with safety relief valves meeting the requirements of CGA Pamphlet S-1.2; Is equipped with safety relief valves meeting the requirements of CGA Pamphlet S-1.2;

18 Hazardous Materials Regulation § (m)(1) Is painted white or aluminum; Is painted white or aluminum; Has a capacity of 3000 gallons or less; Has a capacity of 3000 gallons or less; Is loaded to a filling density no greater than 56 percent; Is loaded to a filling density no greater than 56 percent; Is securely mounted on a farm wagon; and Is securely mounted on a farm wagon; and Is in conformance with the requirements of part 172 of this subchapter except that shipping papers are not required; and Is in conformance with the requirements of part 172 of this subchapter except that shipping papers are not required; and

19 Hazardous Materials Regulation § (m)(1) It need not be marked or placarded on one end if that end contains valves, fittings, regulators, or gauges when those appurtenances prevent the markings and placard from being properly placed and visible. It need not be marked or placarded on one end if that end contains valves, fittings, regulators, or gauges when those appurtenances prevent the markings and placard from being properly placed and visible.

20 DOT-SP requirements In order to utilize DOT-SP you must: In order to utilize DOT-SP you must: Become a grantee or party to the Special Permit. Become a grantee or party to the Special Permit. Tank must be marked with a unique owner’s identification number previously identified in writing to the Office of Hazardous Materials Special Permits and Approvals (OHMSPA). Tank must be marked with a unique owner’s identification number previously identified in writing to the Office of Hazardous Materials Special Permits and Approvals (OHMSPA).

21 DOT-SP Testing Requirements Each nurse tank must be inspected and tested by a person meeting the requirements of § (d). (ie: Registered Inspector) Each nurse tank must be inspected and tested by a person meeting the requirements of § (d). (ie: Registered Inspector) Prior to marking a nurse tank with the special permit number, the person marking the nurse tank must perform the following tests and inspections: Prior to marking a nurse tank with the special permit number, the person marking the nurse tank must perform the following tests and inspections: External visual inspection and testing using the procedures specified in § (d); External visual inspection and testing using the procedures specified in § (d);

22 NURSE TANK TESTING Thickness tested using the procedures specified in § (i). Nurse tanks with a capacity of less than 1,500 gallons must have a minimum head thickness of inch and minimum shell thickness of inch. Nurse tanks with a capacity of 1,500 gallons and above must have a minimum thickness of inch. Any nurse tank with a thickness test reading of less than that specified above on any point on the nurse tank must be removed from hazardous materials service. Thickness tested using the procedures specified in § (i). Nurse tanks with a capacity of less than 1,500 gallons must have a minimum head thickness of inch and minimum shell thickness of inch. Nurse tanks with a capacity of 1,500 gallons and above must have a minimum thickness of inch. Any nurse tank with a thickness test reading of less than that specified above on any point on the nurse tank must be removed from hazardous materials service.

23 NURSE TANK TESTING Pressure tested using the procedures specified in § (g). The minimum test pressure is 375 psig. Pneumatic testing is not authorized; and Pressure tested using the procedures specified in § (g). The minimum test pressure is 375 psig. Pneumatic testing is not authorized; and After the tanks have successfully passed the external visual and thickness and pressure tests, the tanks must be marked in accordance with § After the tanks have successfully passed the external visual and thickness and pressure tests, the tanks must be marked in accordance with §

24 NURSE TANK TESTING CONT. Each nurse tank covered by this special permit must have the above described tests performed at least once every 5 years after the completion of the initial tests. Each nurse tank covered by this special permit must have the above described tests performed at least once every 5 years after the completion of the initial tests.

25 OPERATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS Each nurse tank authorized by this special permit must be transported by a private carrier and used only for agricultural purposes. Each nurse tank authorized by this special permit must be transported by a private carrier and used only for agricultural purposes. Each nurse tank operating under this special permit must be plainly and durably marked (near the special permit number marking as required by paragraph 8.c.) with a unique owner’s identification number in letters at least ½ inch in height and width. Each nurse tank operating under this special permit must be plainly and durably marked (near the special permit number marking as required by paragraph 8.c.) with a unique owner’s identification number in letters at least ½ inch in height and width.

26 Operational Considerations Welded repairs are prohibited. Welded repairs are prohibited.

27 Special Provisions Each owner of a nurse tank operated under terms of this special permit must maintain a copy of the test report prepared by the inspector. The test report must contain the results of the test and meet the requirements in § (b) and be made available to a DOT representative upon request. Each owner of a nurse tank operated under terms of this special permit must maintain a copy of the test report prepared by the inspector. The test report must contain the results of the test and meet the requirements in § (b) and be made available to a DOT representative upon request. A current copy of this special permit must be maintained at each facility where the nurse tank is tested and at each facility where the nurse tank is offered or reoffered for transportation. A current copy of this special permit must be maintained at each facility where the nurse tank is tested and at each facility where the nurse tank is offered or reoffered for transportation.

28 Special Provisions Each tank must be plainly and durably marked “DOT- SP 13554” in accordance with the provisions of § (b) and (c). This is 2.0 inches in height and width. Each tank must be plainly and durably marked “DOT- SP 13554” in accordance with the provisions of § (b) and (c). This is 2.0 inches in height and width. Packagings permanently marked ‘DOT-E 13554’ prior to October 1, 2007 may continue to be used under this special permit for the remaining service life of the packaging or until the special permit is no longer valid. Packagings marked on or after October 1, 2007 must be marked ‘DOT-SP 13554’. Packagings permanently marked ‘DOT-E 13554’ prior to October 1, 2007 may continue to be used under this special permit for the remaining service life of the packaging or until the special permit is no longer valid. Packagings marked on or after October 1, 2007 must be marked ‘DOT-SP 13554’.

29 Special Provisions Shipping papers displaying ‘DOT-E 13554’ may continue to be used until October 1, 2007 provided the special permit remains valid. Shipping papers displaying ‘DOT-E 13554’ may continue to be used until October 1, 2007 provided the special permit remains valid.

30 Modes and Modal requirements Mode of transportation authorized is Motor Vehicle. Mode of transportation authorized is Motor Vehicle. The owner of each tank authorized by this special permit must have a current copy of this special permit and make it available to a DOT representative upon request. The owner of each tank authorized by this special permit must have a current copy of this special permit and make it available to a DOT representative upon request.

31 Compliance Failure by a person to comply with any of the following may result in suspension or revocation of this special permit and penalties prescribed by the Federal Hazardous Materials Transportation Law, 49 U.S.C et seq: Failure by a person to comply with any of the following may result in suspension or revocation of this special permit and penalties prescribed by the Federal Hazardous Materials Transportation Law, 49 U.S.C et seq: All terms and conditions prescribed in this special permit and the Hazardous Materials Regulations, 49 CFR parts All terms and conditions prescribed in this special permit and the Hazardous Materials Regulations, 49 CFR parts

32 Compliance Persons operating under the terms of this special permit must comply with the security plan requirements in Subpart I of Part 172 of the HMR, when applicable. Persons operating under the terms of this special permit must comply with the security plan requirements in Subpart I of Part 172 of the HMR, when applicable. Registration required by § et seq., when applicable. Registration required by § et seq., when applicable. Each “Hazmat employee”, as defined in §171.8, who performs a function subject to this special permit must receive training on the requirements and conditions of this special permit in addition to the training required by § through Each “Hazmat employee”, as defined in §171.8, who performs a function subject to this special permit must receive training on the requirements and conditions of this special permit in addition to the training required by § through

33 Compliance No person may use or apply this special permit, including display of its number, when this special permit has expired or is otherwise no longer in effect. No person may use or apply this special permit, including display of its number, when this special permit has expired or is otherwise no longer in effect.

34 Reporting requirements Shipments or operations conducted under this special permit are subject to the Hazardous Materials Incident Reporting requirements specified in 49 CFR § – Immediate notice of certain hazardous materials incidents, and – Detailed hazardous materials incident reports. Shipments or operations conducted under this special permit are subject to the Hazardous Materials Incident Reporting requirements specified in 49 CFR § – Immediate notice of certain hazardous materials incidents, and – Detailed hazardous materials incident reports.

35 Reporting Requirements In addition, the grantee (s) of this special permit must notify the Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety, in writing, of any incident involving a package, shipment or operation conducted under terms of this special permit. In addition, the grantee (s) of this special permit must notify the Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety, in writing, of any incident involving a package, shipment or operation conducted under terms of this special permit.

36 Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) This special permit and the current grantee list may be obtained from (PHMSA) via their web site This special permit and the current grantee list may be obtained from (PHMSA) via their web site Applications for party status to the Special permit may be ed to Applications for party status to the Special permit may be ed to Applications for party status may also be Faxed to (202) or (202) Applications for party status may also be Faxed to (202) or (202)

37 USDOT Party Status Applications for party status may be mailed to the following address: Applications for party status may be mailed to the following address: Attention: PHH-31, Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, th Street, SW, Washington, D.C Attention: PHH-31, Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, th Street, SW, Washington, D.C

38 Why Comply? Civil Penalties Penalties for non compliance Penalties for non compliance Civil Penalties of not more than $50,000 and no less than $250 for each violation. Civil Penalties of not more than $50,000 and no less than $250 for each violation. A maximum civil penalty of $100,000 if the violation results in death, serious illness or severe injury to any person or substantial destruction of property. A maximum civil penalty of $100,000 if the violation results in death, serious illness or severe injury to any person or substantial destruction of property. A minimum civil penalty of $450 applies to a violation related to training. A minimum civil penalty of $450 applies to a violation related to training.

39 Why Comply? Criminal Penalties Imprisonment for not more than 5 years and or in addition to the civil penalty. Imprisonment for not more than 5 years and or in addition to the civil penalty. Imprisonment for 10 years when the violation involves the release of a hazardous material that results in death or bodily injury to any person. Imprisonment for 10 years when the violation involves the release of a hazardous material that results in death or bodily injury to any person.


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