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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


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


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]


USDOT Nurse Tank Transport Regulations

Federal HazMat Regulations

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations

Both Apply to Nurse Tank Vehicle Transportation


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





Nurse Tank Marking documents

ID Number 1005

  • Each side & end if > 1,000 gal

  • Two opposite sides if < 1,000 gal

    Proper Shipping Name

    INHALTION HAZARD opposing sides


Nurse Tank Marking documents

  • Durable, affixed to surface of tank

  • Displayed on background of sharply contrasting color

  • Unobscured by labels or attachments

  • Located away from other marking



Nurse Tank #PLACARDS

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


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 placarded on end if valves, fitting, gauges prevent it

  • 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,


Drivers, Vehicles, & Hazmat Covered by the placarded on end if valves, fitting, gauges prevent itUniform 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 Requirements DifferentDaily 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 Requirements DifferentDaily Vehicle Inspections

Inspection reports must cover:

  • Tires

  • Wheel/rims

  • Brakes

  • Coupling devices

  • Lights & reflectors

  • more


Periodic annual inspections
Periodic (Annual) Inspections Requirements Different

  • INTERSTATE: Both towing unit and trailer

  • INTRASTATE: Towing Unit (pickup)


Intrastate only
Intrastate Only? Requirements Different

  • 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 State Line?

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 Drivers State Line?All 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


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 Drivers Needs Class A CDL with HME & Tank EndorsementIntrastate 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 Drivers Needs Class A CDL with HME & Tank EndorsementINTERSTATE Drivers

  • Must be at least 21 years of age


What s next
What’s Next? Needs Class A CDL with HME & Tank Endorsement

  • More Nurse Tank Inspections Fall 2009

  • Federal Carrier Intervention Reviews on carriers with poor inspection records


Check Out Our Web-Based HazMat Training!! Needs Class A CDL with HME & Tank Endorsement

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 Site Needs Class A CDL with HME & Tank Endorsementwww.dot.state.mn.us/cvo

(651) 215-6330


Minnesota state patrol commercial vehicle enforcement division
Minnesota State Patrol Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Needs Class A CDL with HME & Tank EndorsementDivision

  • (651) 405-6196

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


Federal motor carrier safety administration
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Needs Class A CDL with HME & Tank Endorsement

www.fmcsa.dot.gov

(800) 832-5660 or

(651) 291-6150


USDOT- Needs Class A CDL with HME & Tank EndorsementPipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Adminstration

www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat

(800) 467-4922


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