PHMSA COVID-19 Emergency Special Permits
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|
UPS Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.
|To authorize the transportation of dry ice by air when the dry ice will be used for refrigerating diagnostic or treatment specimens in support of COVID-19 vaccine delivery.||6/30/2021|
|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|
|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.