US DOT PHMSA announced actions to grant or deny hazmat Special Permits in the Federal Register
on July 12.
The Special Permit (SP) program allows hazmat shippers, carriers, and packaging manufacturers to innovate new or alternate methods for shipping hazardous materials. The SP mechanism is easier to use and more expeditious than the standard rulemaking process.
See the announcements in the July 12 Federal Register:
Notice of Actions on Special Permits
Notice of Applications for New Special Permits
Notice of Applications to Modify Special Permits
Federal hazardous materials transportation law requires DOT notify the public about its decisions concerning special permits (49 USC 5117(b)).
Among the applications that DOT granted, seven relate to lithium batteries, ten are requests to modify existing special permits, and two concern the transportation of spacecraft.
The DOT/PHMSA maintains a useful hazmat special permit search tool
that allows stakeholders to search by special permit number, state, or company name.
Read More: Rules for Hazmat Special Permits
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