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PHMSA COVID-19 Emergency Special Permits

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

In support of the critical need to move hazardous materials during the COVID-19 public health emergency, PHMSA is issuing hazardous materials emergency special permits and approvals to entities seeking exemptions from specific requirements within the Hazardous Materials Regulations.  The special permits and approvals are necessary in helping to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, as well as for response and remediation efforts associated with the current emergency.

To date, PHMSA has issued the following emergency special permits:

SP Number Company Name Summary Expiration Date
SP 21100 K7 Design Group, LLC To authorize the transportation in commerce of ethanol-based hand sanitizer in non-bulk combination packages that are not marked with the proper shipping name. 12/31/2020
SP 21107 Walmart, Inc. To authorize the transportation in commerce of ethanol-based hand sanitizer in non-bulk combination packages that are not marked with the proper shipping name. 12/31/2020
SP 21021 Multiple Grantees To authorize the transportation in commerce of certain Division 2.2 aerosols in crewmember carry-on baggage for the purpose of preventing the potential spread and contraction of COVID-19. 10/31/2020
SP 21025 Multiple Grantees To authorize the filling and offering for transportation in commerce of certain DOT specification cylinders that are up to 12 months overdue for periodic requalification for relief efforts during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. 10/31/2020
SP 21031 Hexagon Lincoln To authorize the filling and offering for transportation in commerce of non-DOT specification composite overwrapped pressure vessels manufactured under DOT-SP 14951 that are up to 12 months overdue for periodic requalification during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. 10/31/2020
SP 21042 Multiple Grantees To authorize the offering for and transportation in commerce of certain 55-gallon drums containing residue of Class 3, Packing Group II disinfectant that have not been closed in accordance with the manufacturer’s closure instructions during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. 10/31/2020
SP 21052 Siena Plastics To authorize the manufacture, mark, sale and use of plastic jerricans that have not passed the 28-- day stack test while testing is being completed. 6/16/2020

 

To date, PHMSA has issued the following approvals:

Approval Number Company Name Summary Expiration Date

CA2009090008

Vitkovice Cylinders A.S. To authorize the use of an additional location for the manufacture of certain specification cylinders used medical oxygen service.  2/25/2024

 

To identify individual grantees, please visit our Hazardous Materials Special Permits Search Page.

To obtain additional approvals information, please visit our Hazardous Materials Approvals Search Page.

 

PHMSA will continue to update this page as additional requests for emergency special permits and approvals are received and approved.  

Learn more about obtaining a hazardous materials emergency special permit.