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Cargo Tanks Portable Tanks DOT Requirements

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Cargo Tanks Portable Tanks DOT Requirements

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  1. Cargo TanksPortable Tanks DOT Requirements

  2. Hazmat Employers/Employees • Employers who use one or more employees in connection with: • transporting hazardous materials in commerce • causing hazardous materials to be transported or shipped in commerce 1a

  3. Hazmat Employers/Employees • Includes owner-operators who transport hazardous materials • Refers to those who: • represent, mark, certify, sell, offer, recondition, test, repair, or modify containers as qualified for use in the transportation of hazardous materials 1b

  4. Hazmat Employers/Employees • Employees who are employed by a Hazmat employer who directly affects hazardous material safety • Includes owner-operators who transport hazardous materials 1c

  5. Hazmat Employers/Employees • Refers to those who: • load, unload, or handle hazardous materials • test, recondition, repair, modify, mark, or represent containers, drums, or packagings • prepare hazardous materials for transportation 1d

  6. Hazmat Employers/Employees • Refers to those who: • are responsible for safely transporting hazardous materials • operate a vehicle used to transport hazardous materials 1e

  7. Regulations • 49 CFR Part 390 through 397 • 49 CFR Part 177.800 • 49 CFR Part 177.816(b) • 49 CFR Part 177.823 • 49 CFR Part 177.834 • 49 CFR Part 180.417 2a

  8. Properties and hazards of transported materials • Regulations make a variety of distinctions between classes of materials and mixing of loads • 49 CFR 177.834 through .836 • 49 CFR 177.838 through .844 • 49 CFR 177.848 3a

  9. Job titles & functions using cargo/portable tanks • Each person who operates a cargo tank or a vehicle with a portable tank with a capacity of 1,000 gallons or more must: • receive required training • have the appropriate state-issued commercial driver’s license 4a

  10. Driver training • Pre-trip inspections • Use of vehicle controls and equipment • Vehicle operation • Vehicle characteristics that affect stability 5a

  11. Driver training • Procedures for maneuvering tunnels, bridges, RR crossings • Vehicle attendance, parking, smoking, routing, incident reporting • No unnecessary delays in shipment 5b

  12. Emergency situations • Vehicles may be moved only if: • escorted by a representative of a state/local government • the carrier has permission from DOT • moving the vehicle is necessary to protect life or property 6a

  13. Emergency situations • Leaking vehicles must be removed from traveled portions of highways 6b

  14. Emergency situations • Safely dispose of leaking material to keep it from spreading • Trenches • Catching the liquid in containers • Diverting the liquid away from streams/sewers 6c

  15. Vehicle handling procedures Characteristics that can affect vehicle stability: • High center of gravity • Fluids subject to surge • Effects of surging on braking 7a

  16. Vehicle handling procedures Characteristics that can affect vehicle stability: • Stability differences among baffled, unbaffled, multi-compartment tanks • Effects of partial loads on stability 7b

  17. Loading/unloading procedures • Segregation tables of hazardous materials: 49 CFR Part 177.848 • Loading and unloading, general requirements: 49 CFR Part 177.834 8a

  18. Loading/unloading procedures • Qualified person must be attending tank during loading/unloading • Be aware of the nature of the hazardous material 8b

  19. Loading/unloading procedures • Know what to do in case of emergency • Be authorized to move the cargo tank 8c

  20. Testing and inspection requirements • Who is qualified to be an inspector? • The items included in the inspection • How to read the inspection report 9a

  21. Testing and inspection requirements • The time intervals between tests • The conditions for removing equipment from service • The conditions for returning equipment to service 9b