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Anhydrous Ammonia Nurse Tanks Hazmat & Motor Carrier Safety Requirements. Minnesota State Patrol Commercial Vehicle Division Minnesota DOT Office of Freight & Commercial Vehicle Operations. CVI Randy Zahn (218) 591-3286 [email protected] CVI Eric Sundby (218) 396-0866

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anhydrous ammonia nurse tanks hazmat motor carrier safety requirements

Anhydrous Ammonia Nurse Tanks Hazmat & Motor Carrier Safety Requirements

Minnesota State Patrol Commercial Vehicle Division

Minnesota DOT Office of Freight & Commercial Vehicle Operations

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CVI Randy Zahn

(218) 591-3286

[email protected]

CVI Eric Sundby

(218) 396-0866

[email protected]

651-405 6196

www.dps.state.mn.us/patrol/comveh/ index.htm

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Office of Freight & Commercial Vehicle Operations

(651)215-6330 or www.dot.state.mn.us/cvo

Jim Fox (651) 366-4348 [email protected]

Kevin Kampa (651)366-4349 [email protected]

Mike Ritchie (651)366-3697 [email protected]

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USDOT Nurse Tank Transport Regulations

Federal HazMat Regulations

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations

Both Apply to Nurse Tank Vehicle Transportation

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USDOT Cargo Tank Regulations

  • Nurse tanks must meet all conditions of 49 CFR 173.315 (m) or USDOT Special Permit 13554
  • Nurse tanks must be marked & placarded as required in part 172
usdot hazmat regulations nurse tank requirements 49 cfr 173 315 m
USDOT HazMat Regulations Nurse Tank Requirements 49 CFR 173.315 (m)
  • Private carrier for exclusive agricultural use
  • Minimum design pressure 250 psig
  • Meets ASME code & is marked with legible data plate
  • Safety relief valves conforming to CGA Pamphlet S-1.2
usdot hazmat regulations nurse tank requirements 49 cfr 173 315 m1
USDOT Hazmat RegulationsNurse Tank Requirements 49 CFR 173.315 (m)
  • 3000 gallon capacity maximum
  • Painted white or aluminum
  • Loaded to filling density no more than 56%
  • Securely mounted on farm wagon
  • Hazmat shipping papers not required
  • No placards/markings required on one end if valves or fittings prevent it.
tanks with missing illegible data plates are out of service
Tanks with Missing/Illegible Data Plates are Out-of-Service

Options

  • Tested, inspected & operated under DOT-SP13554 or
  • Re-plated per National Board/ASME standards

Your association has information on both of these options

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Nurse Tank Marking

ID Number 1005

  • Each side & end if > 1,000 gal
  • Two opposite sides if < 1,000 gal

Proper Shipping Name

INHALTION HAZARD opposing sides

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Nurse Tank Marking

  • Durable, affixed to surface of tank
  • Displayed on background of sharply contrasting color
  • Unobscured by labels or attachments
  • Located away from other marking
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Nurse Tank PLACARDS

Maintained by carrier so that format, legibility, color, visibility not substantially reduced

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Placard all 4 sides, except nurse tanks need not be placarded on end if valves, fitting, gauges prevent it
nurse tank trailers and trucks towing them are cmv s
Nurse Tank Trailers, and Trucks Towing Them are CMV’s
  • Nurse Tank Trailers must be inspected, operated, and maintained like any CMV
  • Drivers must have either a CDL with HM and Tank endorsement or a Seasonal Restricted CDL
  • Drivers Must be qualified: DOT medical certificate, driver file,
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Drivers, Vehicles, & Hazmat Covered by the Uniform Out-of-Service Criteria

Drivers, Vehicles, or Tanks placed OOS may not be operated until problem corrected

interstate or intrastate only equipment driver requirements different
Interstate or Intrastate Only? Equipment & Driver Requirements Different
  • Minnesota laws give some exemptions from lighting and brakes for nurse tank vehicles
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation Equipment and Driver Standards Apply to all Interstate Operations
  • Age requirement for drivers different
interstate or intrastate daily vehicle inspections
Interstate or Intrastate Daily Vehicle Inspections

Carrier must require, & driver must prepare a written vehicle inspection report each day vehicle operated

  • Identify the vehicle
  • List defects that affect safety of operation or may result in breakdown
  • Signed by the driver
interstate or intrastate daily vehicle inspections1
Interstate or Intrastate Daily Vehicle Inspections

Inspection reports must cover:

  • Tires
  • Wheel/rims
  • Brakes
  • Coupling devices
  • Lights & reflectors
  • more
periodic annual inspections
Periodic (Annual) Inspections
  • INTERSTATE: Both towing unit and trailer
  • INTRASTATE: Towing Unit (pickup)
intrastate only
Intrastate Only?
  • Lighting: IF lights on towing unit visible no lights required on NT trailer
  • Brakes: NT trailers greater than 12,000 gross weight must have brakes
  • Brakes: All vehicles and combinations must meet brake performance standards in Minnesota Law
interstate does vehicle cross state line
Interstate: Does Vehicle Cross State Line?
  • Lights: on all trailers and trucks as required in 49 CFR 393.9
  • Brakes: as required in 49 CFR part 393 subpart C
nurse tank trailers
Nurse Tank Trailers

Most Frequent Equipment Violations Discovered

  • Tank securement devices: missing or loose bolts, cracked fastners or frames
  • Cracked/broken hitches
  • Bad tires
nurse tank vehicle drivers all drivers
Nurse Tank Vehicle DriversAll Drivers
  • Must be Trained, Tested & Certified Hazmat Employees
  • Hazmat Employer must have training records and certification
  • CDL with HME and Tank endorsement or Restricted Seasonal CDL
  • Meet USDOT Driver Qualification Standards except for age limit
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Combination Over 26,000 lbs? Trailer Over 10,000 lbs? Driver Needs Class A CDL with HME & Tank Endorsement

nurse tank vehicle drivers intrastate only drivers
Nurse Tank Vehicle DriversIntrastate ONLY Drivers
  • Must be at least 18 years of age if:
  • Hauling fertilizer or ag chemicals DIRECTLY TO A FARM FOR ON-FARM USE within 50 mile radius of retailers location
nurse tank vehicle drivers interstate drivers
Nurse Tank Vehicle DriversINTERSTATE Drivers
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
what s next
What’s Next?
  • More Nurse Tank Inspections Fall 2009
  • Federal Carrier Intervention Reviews on carriers with poor inspection records
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Check Out Our Web-Based HazMat Training!!

www.dot.state.mn.us/cvo/hazmatElearning/

office of freight commercial vehicle operations web site www dot state mn us cvo
Office of Freight & Commercial Vehicle Operations Web Sitewww.dot.state.mn.us/cvo

(651) 215-6330

minnesota state patrol commercial vehicle enforcement division
Minnesota State Patrol Commercial Vehicle EnforcementDivision
  • (651) 405-6196
  • www.dps.state.mn.us/patrol/comveh/ index.htm
federal motor carrier safety administration
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

www.fmcsa.dot.gov

(800) 832-5660 or

(651) 291-6150

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USDOT-Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Adminstration

www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat

(800) 467-4922

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