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  • Location: DOT Publishes Final Rule HM-233C
  • Speakers: Nick Wilson, John Kirby,
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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published its final rule, HM-233C, which incorporates by reference several DOT Special Permits, including DOT Special Permit, DOT-SP 9275. DOT-SP 9275 provides an authorization for the transportation in commerce of certain limited quantities of liquids and solids containing ethyl alcohol and exempt these shipments from the provisions of the HMR.

PHMSA is modifying this adoption to limit containers using this exception to 8 fluid ounces (240 mL) and eliminating the need for marking the words ‘‘contains ethyl alcohol on the package.’’ Packages shipping between 8 fluid ounces (0.24 L) and 1 gallon (3.78 L) under this section are required to place the words ‘‘contains ethyl alcohol’’ on the package.
These new provisions may apply to many ethanol based solutions used by the automotive industry including some after-market cleaning compounds.

To obtain a copy of the final rule, or to get answers to questions regarding this final rule may be directed to ShipMate, Inc. at +1 (310) 370-3600 or by e-mail at steve@shipmate.com. CCAR HazmatU® offers web-based training on the proper marking, labeling and packaging of these and other automotive chemicals. Contact CCAR HazmatU® at +1 (888) 476-5465 for details and pricing.