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Low-Pressure Gas Cylinder Safety for Fillers


WOMAN: THANK YOU
FOR STANDING BY. WELCOME TO THE CYLINDER SAFETY
WEBINAR FOR PROPANE FILLERS. AT THIS TIME, ALL PARTICIPANTS
ARE IN LISTEN-ONLY MODE. LATER, WE WILL CONDUCT A
QUESTION-AND-ANSWER SESSION. INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE
GIVEN AT THAT TIME. THE QUESTION-AND-ANSWER SESSION
WILL NOT BE RECORDED. SHOULD YOU REQUIRE
ASSISTANCE DURING THE CALL, PRESS STAR AND THEN ZERO. AS A REMINDER, YOUR CONFERENCE
IS BEING RECORDED, AND I WOULD NOW LIKE TO
TURN YOUR CONFERENCE OVER TO YOUR HOST,
MR. NORM WINNINGHAM. PLEASE GO AHEAD. WINNINGHAM:
GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE. I’D LIKE TO WELCOME YOU
TO THE LIVE MEETING FOR LOW PRESSURE GAS CYLINDER
SAFETY FOR FILLERS. I WANT TO THANK EACH
AND EVERY ONE OF YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME OUT
OF YOUR BUSY SCHEDULE TO PARTICIPATE IN
THIS LIVE MEETING SESSION. AS THE FACILITATOR SAID,
MY NAME IS NORM WINNINGHAM, AND I’M A HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
COMPLIANCE INVESTIGATOR WITH PHMSA, ALSO KNOWN AS THE PIPELINE AND HAZARDOUS
MATERIALS SAFETY ADMINISTRATION OF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT
OF TRANSPORTATION. THE LIVE MEETING TODAY WILL LAST
APPROXIMATELY 30 MINUTES AND WILL COVER SOME DETAILS REGARDING LOW PRESSURE
CYLINDER SAFETY. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT SAFETY
TOPIC FOR CYLINDER FILLERS WHO WILL BE INSPECTING CYLINDERS
FOR SAFETY PURPOSES PRIOR TO FILLING THOSE
CYLINDERS WITH PRODUCT. I WOULD ASK THAT IF ANYONE HAS
A QUESTION DURING THE MEETING TO MAKE A NOTE OF THAT QUESTION,
AND WE WILL ATTEMPT TO ADDRESS AS MANY QUESTIONS
AND CONCERNS AS POSSIBLE. I’LL ALSO PUT MY E-MAIL ADDRESS
AT THE END OF THE PRESENTATION SO THAT IF WE CANNOT ANSWER
EVERYONE’S QUESTIONS ON THE LINE, YOU CAN
SEND ME AN E-MAIL, AND WE WILL DO OUR BEST
TO FOLLOW UP IMMEDIATELY. I WOULD LIKE TO EMPHASIZE
THAT THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF THIS LIVE MEETING WEBINAR IS SAFETY FOR THOSE PEOPLE THAT
ARE GOING TO BE INVOLVED WITH CYLINDER FILLING. BY UNDERSTANDING THE IMPORTANCE
OF MAINTAINING CYLINDERS THAT ARE USED BY COMMERCIAL
AND PRIVATE ENTITIES, IT PROTECTS THE USERS
AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC FROM SIGNIFICANT HARM IN THE
EVENT OF A CYLINDER FAILURE. SO WHAT I’D LIKE TO DO NEXT
IS TALK ABOUT THE TAKEAWAYS, WHAT YOU’RE GOING TO GET
OUT OF THIS WEBINAR. SO, OUR OBJECTIVE THIS MORNING IS TO IDENTIFY
THE BASIC CRITERIA FOR CYLINDER REJECTION
AND POSSIBLE CONDEMNATION. I’D ALSO LIKE TO IDENTIFY
AND DISCUSS WITH YOU THE “DOT” CYLINDER MARKINGS AND BRIEFLY DISCUSS
THEIR MEANINGS AND WHERE YOU’RE GOING TO
FIND THOSE ON THE CYLINDER, AND THEN WE’LL ALSO
INTRODUCE SAFETY CONCERNS RELATED TO THE
LOW PRESSURE CYLINDERS THAT WE’RE GOING TO BE
DISCUSSING TODAY. SO, PRIOR TO GETTING STARTED,
I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE FOR
ALL OF US TO UNDERSTAND THE SIGNIFICANCE OF
LOW PRESSURE GAS CYLINDERS AND THE SAFETY. IN LIGHT OF THE RECENT
TRAGIC EVENTS INVOLVING A FOOD SERVICE
TRUCK INCIDENT THAT HAD A CATASTROPHIC RESULT
WHEN A PROPANE CYLINDER FAILED, EVENTUALLY KILLING
SEVERAL INVOLVED AND INJURING
NUMEROUS BYSTANDERS, THE LEADERSHIP HERE
AT PHMSA BELIEVES THIS SAFETY INFORMATION
IS CRITICAL IN PREVENTING ANOTHER INCIDENT. IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT
THAT CYLINDERS ARE IDENTIFIED AS NOT MEETING DESIGN
AND SERVICE CRITERIA AND THAT THEY NOT BE FILLED WITH
PROPANE OR ANY OTHER PRODUCTS AND RETURNED TO SERVICE. WITH THAT STATED, I’D LIKE TO
DISCUSS SOME GENERAL INFORMATION REGARDING THESE TYPES
OF CYLINDERS. FIRST, WE WANT TO UNDERSTAND THE CYLINDERS WE ARE
SPEAKING ABOUT, AND THIS SLIDE HERE ILLUSTRATES
SOME OF THE MOST COMMON TYPES OF PROPANE CYLINDERS
THAT ARE USED IN AND AROUND
VARIOUS BUSINESSES. YOU WILL NOTICE BY
THE ILLUSTRATION AND THE PICTURES HERE
THAT SOME ARE SMALL, AND OTHERS ARE
MODERATELY LARGE IN SIZE. NOW, THESE CYLINDERS ARE
CONSIDERED LOW PRESSURE BY OUR AGENCY BECAUSE THEY
ARE INTENDED TO BE OPERATED AT PRESSURES LESS THAN
900 POUNDS PER SQUARE INCH, AND IN MOST CASES, THESE CYLINDERS WOULD TYPICALLY
NEVER EXCEED 400-500 PSI. THIS IS KNOWN AS
THE SERVICE PRESSURE AND IS MARKED ON THE CYLINDERS, AND LATER IN THIS PRESENTATION,
I’M GOING TO SHOW YOU WHERE YOU CAN LOCATE
THIS SERVICE PRESSURE AND INFORMATION ON THE
CYLINDERS THEMSELVES. IT IS ALSO IMPORTANT
TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE TERM “LOW PRESSURE” DOES NOT
MEAN NO HARM OR HAZARD. THESE CYLINDERS POSSESS A VERY SERIOUS AMOUNT OF
COMPRESSED ENERGY AND HAZARD, DEPENDING ON THE TYPES OF
PRODUCTS AND OPERATING PRESSURES OR SERVICE PRESSURES THAT
THEY ARE OPERATED AT. IT ALMOST GOES WITHOUT
SAYING THAT PROPANE, OR ANY OTHER FLAMMABLE PRODUCT,
DUE TO ITS VERY NATURE CAN EXPLODE AND IS
VERY FLAMMABLE, AND WHEN THINGS GO WRONG, IT CAN CREATE
A VERY DEADLY SITUATION TO ALL THOSE THAT ARE
AROUND IN THE AREA. DURING THIS LIVE MEETING, I DO
NOT WANT TO NECESSARILY GET INTO THE TECHNICAL MEANING
OF WHAT THESE CODES ARE; HOWEVER, UNDERSTAND THAT
YOU WILL SEE CODES ON THESE CYLINDERS,
AND MARKINGS, AND WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT WHAT THOSE DOT SPECIFICATION
AND DESIGN APPROVALS MEAN, SO IF YOU SEE THE 4B,
4BA, OR 4BW, JUST UNDERSTAND THAT THOSE ARE
STILL CYLINDERS THAT ARE WELDED AND CAN BE REUSED. AGAIN, THE MAJORITY OF
THESE PROPANE CYLINDERS ARE AUTHORIZED TO BE REFILLED
AND USED MULTIPLE TIMES WHEN CERTAIN CONDITIONS ARE MET. DOT-SPECIFICATION CYLINDERS USED TO TRANSPORT LIQUEFIED
PETROLEUM GASES IN COMMERCE MUST BE REQUALIFIED
OR RECERTIFIED 12 YEARS AFTER THEIR
ORIGINAL MANUFACTURE DATE. SO WHEN THEY’RE MANUFACTURED, THEY HAVE A MANUFACTURING DATE
INDICATED ON THE CYLINDER, AND DEPENDING ON THE METHOD
USED FOR REQUALIFICATION, THESE CYLINDERS CAN GO FOR 5, 7, AND EVEN 12
MORE YEARS THEREAFTER, SO WE WILL TALK ABOUT
THOSE OPTIONS AS WE GO THROUGH THE
REQUALIFICATION PROCESS, BUT I WANT TO STATE THAT AGAIN. THE CYLINDERS ARE MANUFACTURED,
AND THEY’RE GOOD FOR 12 YEARS AFTER THE MANUFACTURE DATE, AND THEN DEPENDING ON THE TYPE
OF REQUALIFICATION PROCESS, THEY’RE GOOD FOR
5, 7, OR 12 YEARS, AND WE’LL DISCUSS THOSE OPTIONS AFTER WE TALK ABOUT SOME DAMAGE
AND CONDEMNATION CRITERIA. SO WHEN YOU INITIALLY RECEIVE
A CYLINDER FOR REFILLING, IT NEEDS TO BE LOOKED OVER
VERY CAREFULLY FOR DAMAGE. THIS DAMAGE IS INDICATED
IN THIS PICTURE HERE. YOU’LL NOTICE THAT THIS CYLINDER
IS MISSING THE PROTECTIVE RING, ALSO KNOWN AS THE CARRYING RING, AROUND THE TOP, SO THIS VALVE IS NOT PROTECTED FROM DAMAGE IN TRANSPORTATION. THE NEXT PICTURE HERE,
YOU CAN SEE THAT THE PERSON HAS
SPRAY-PAINTED AROUND A DENT THAT WOULD BE A SIGNIFICANT
ISSUE TO BE REJECTED. THIS CYLINDER WOULD
NEED TO BE LOOKED AT AND POSSIBLY REPAIRED. THAT WOULD BE ANOTHER
DAMAGE CRITERIA. THIS CYLINDER HERE,
YOU’LL NOTICE THAT THE FOOT RING AROUND THE BOTTOM
IS RUSTED, DETERIORATED, AND COLLAPSED, AND THE
CYLINDER WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO STAND UP OR BE POSITIONED
UPRIGHT CORRECTLY, AND ALSO, THESE WELDS AND RUST COULD HAVE DAMAGED
THE BODY OF THE CYLINDER TO THE POINT WHERE IT
SHOULD NOT BE REFILLED. THE NEXT PICTURE IS JUST SHOWING
A LOT OF RUST ON THIS CYLINDER. MANY OF THESE CYLINDERS THAT HAVE BEEN SITTING
OUT IN THE WEATHER OR MAY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED
TO A CORROSIVE ATMOSPHERE OR MAYBE EVEN HEAT COULD CREATE A LOT OF
RUST ON THE OUTSIDE AND CREATE AN EXCESSIVE
AMOUNT OF RUST AND PITTING ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE CYLINDER. THIS IS ANOTHER CYLINDER THAT HAS A SIGNIFICANT
DENT IN THE SIDE. ONCE AGAIN, THIS WOULD
BE A SITUATION WHERE THIS CYLINDER
SHOULD BE REJECTED AND NOT FILLED WITH
ANY TYPE OF PRODUCT BEFORE BEING CHECKED OUT
AND REPAIRED, IF THAT’S POSSIBLE. NOW, MUCH OF THIS INFORMATION
THAT I’M TALKING ABOUT, THE DETAILS ARE
GOING TO BE FOUND IN THE COMPRESSED GAS
ASSOCIATION PAMPHLETS, IDENTIFYING–THESE PAMPHLETS
IDENTIFY THE CRITERIA THAT WOULD CONSIDER A CYLINDER
TO BE REJECTED OR CONDEMNED, AND IT’S IMPORTANT GUIDANCE
TO BE COMPLIED WITH. THE CRITERIA COULD PREVENT A
CYLINDER FROM BEING REFILLED AND CAUSING A
CATASTROPHIC FAILURE THAT I SHOWED EARLIER
WITH THE FOOD TRUCK. SO LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT
SOME DOT CYLINDER MARKINGS THAT SHOULD BE IMPORTANT
WHEN YOU’RE LOOKING AT THESE CYLINDERS
PRIOR TO FILLING THEM. AS I TALKED ABOUT EARLIER, SOME OF THESE CYLINDERS CAN
HAVE A LOT OF RUST ON THEM, BUT THIS IS THE–
YOU CAN SEE HERE INDICATED ON
THE SLIDE–4BA240, AND I’LL HIGHLIGHT THAT FOR YOU. THIS IS THE DOT
SPECIFICATION AS A 4BA, AND THE 240 IS THAT OPERATING
OR SERVICE PRESSURE THAT I TALKED ABOUT–
240 POUNDS PER SQUARE INCH. LET ME REMOVE THAT
HIGHLIGHT THERE, AND WE’LL GO
TO THE NEXT SLIDE. THE NEXT SLIDE IS
JUST SHOWING YOU THE SERIAL NUMBER
OF THAT CYLINDER, AND THIS WOULD INDICATE
A SPECIFIC CYLINDER, AND THEN THE NEXT SLIDE IS GOING
TO SHOW THAT MANUFACTURE DATE, AND LIKE THE ILLUSTRATION
ON THE LEFT, THIS IS THE INFORMATION
THAT WAS PULLED OFF THIS SPECIFIC CYLINDER, AND THE MANUFACTURE DATE
IS 11 OF ’93. SO IN THIS CASE
OF THIS CYLINDER, IT WAS MANUFACTURED
IN NOVEMBER 1993. IT WOULD BE OUT OF TEST BECAUSE IT IS REQUIRED TO BE
TESTED PRIOR TO REFILLING 12 YEARS FROM THAT
MANUFACTURE DATE, SO THIS CYLINDER SHOULD
HAVE BEEN REQUALIFIED NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER OF 2005 PRIOR TO FILLING WITH
ANY TYPE OF PRODUCT. SO LET’S DISCUSS
SOME OF THE OPTIONS IF WE WERE TO FIND A CYLINDER
IN THIS CONDITION. AGAIN, THERE ARE SEVERAL OPTIONS FOR THE OWNERS
OF THESE CYLINDERS. THERE’S A 5-YEAR
REQUALIFICATION MARK, AND IT’S IDENTIFIED
BY THE LETTER “E” MARKED NEAR THE
REQUALIFICATION DATE. THIS IS AN EXTERNAL VISUAL
METHOD OF REQUALIFICATION AUTHORIZING THE CYLINDER
FOR AN ADDITIONAL 5 YEARS AFTER THAT ORIGINAL
MANUFACTURING DATE. NOW, THIS MAY
ONLY BE PERFORMED BY AN AUTHORIZED REQUALIFIER
IDENTIFICATION NUMBER HOLDER OR A VIN HOLDER, A VISUAL IDENTIFICATION
NUMBER HOLDER. SO THIS WOULD BE AN OPTION, AND THIS CYLINDER WOULD BE
GOOD FOR 5 YEARS AFTER 2008, AND THAT’S INDICATED BY THE
LETTER “E” ON THE ILLUSTRATION. THESE RIN AND VIN HOLDERS
ARE INDICATED ON OUR WEBSITE,
PHMSA’s WEBSITE. AT THE END OF
THE PRESENTATION, I’M GOING TO SHOW YOU A
WEBSITE WHERE YOU CAN GO IN AND PUT YOUR AREA CODE,
CITY, STATE, AND IT WILL GIVE YOU THE LOCAL RIN AND
VIN HOLDERS IN YOUR AREA. NOW, IF WE’RE LOOKING
AT AN ACTUAL CYLINDER, WE WANT TO SEE, IF IT’S GOT A
5-YEAR REQUALIFICATION MARK, THE LETTER “E,”
AND I’LL HIGHLIGHT– IT CAN BE DIFFICULT TO
FIND, BUT I’LL HIGHLIGHT WHERE YOU CAN SEE THAT “E”
ON EACH ONE OF THESE CYLINDERS, AND THAT’S WHERE IT’S
GOING TO BE INDICATED. SO IF YOU WERE TO SEE THIS, YOU WOULD KNOW THAT IT’S
A 5-YEAR REQUALIFICATION, SO IF YOU SEE THAT,
IT’S ONLY GOOD FOR 5 YEARS AFTER THAT DATE MARKED ON
THAT PARTICULAR CYLINDER. THE NEXT OPTION IS THE
7-YEAR REQUALIFICATION, AND THIS IS INDICATED
BY THE LETTER “S.” THIS IS A PROOF-PRESSURE
METHOD OF REQUALIFICATION, AND IT AUTHORIZES A CYLINDER
FOR AN ADDITIONAL 7 YEARS FOLLOWING THE INITIAL
12-YEAR PERIOD, SO IF YOU SEE THAT LETTER
“S” NEXT TO A DATE, JUST AS IT’S INDICATED
ON THE ILLUSTRATION HERE– ON THE FIRST ONE, THE SECOND ONE, AND THEN THE THIRD ONE– THAT LETTER “S”
IS TELLING YOU IT’S GOOD FOR 7 YEARS
AFTER THE DATE INDICATED. ONCE AGAIN, THIS MAY
ONLY BE PERFORMED BY AUTHORIZED REQUALIFIER
IDENTIFICATION NUMBER HOLDERS. THESE, ONCE AGAIN, CAN BE
FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE. NOW, THE NEXT OPTION IS
A 12-YEAR REQUALIFICATION. THIS IS A VOLUMETRIC EXPANSION, ALSO KNOWN AS A HYDROSTATIC
REQUALIFICATION, AND IT AUTHORIZES
THAT CYLINDER FOR AN ADDITIONAL 12
YEARS FROM THAT DATE, AND YOU WILL NOTICE
THAT THIS CYLINDER DOESN’T HAVE AN “E” OR AN “S,” BUT IT IS INDICATED
BY A RIN AND A DATE. SO THE RIN NUMBER IS FOUND BETWEEN THOSE RETEST DATES. ONCE AGAIN, THESE ARE AUTHORIZED
OR ISSUED BY OUR AGENCY AND CAN BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE, IF YOU COME ACROSS
A CYLINDER THAT IS OUT OF TEST OR
OUT OF REQUALIFICATION. SO THAT’S HOW
YOU WOULD KNOW THAT IT HAS HAD A VOLUMETRIC
EXPANSION TEST. NOW, I TYPICALLY GET
QUESTIONS AT THE END ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE IN THE 7-YEAR AND THE
12-YEAR REQUALIFICATION. WHAT IT COMES DOWN TO IS THIS 12-YEAR VOLUMETRIC
EXPANSION TEST– THEY TAKE A MEASUREMENT
UNDER TEST PRESSURE, OR TEST CONDITIONS, AND IT’S A LITTLE
MORE STRINGENT THAN JUST THE
PROOF-PRESSURE METHOD, AND THAT’S THE DIFFERENCE
IN THE TWO TYPES OF TESTS AND WHY WE ALLOW
THE 12-YEAR, UH… THE 12-YEAR AUTHORIZATION. NOW, THE NEXT THING
I WANT TO TALK ABOUT IS THE REGULATORY REQUIREMENT. BEFORE EACH FILLING
OF A CYLINDER, IT STATES IN THE REGULATION, UNDER THE GENERAL
FILLING REQUIREMENT OF THE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
TRANSPORTATION LAW, THAT THE PERSON
FILLING THE CYLINDER MUST VISUALLY INSPECT THE
OUTSIDE OF THE CYLINDER. A CYLINDER THAT HAS A CRACK
OR LEAK, IS BULGED, HAS A DEFECTIVE VALVE OR LEAKING OR DEFECTIVE
PRESSURE RELIEF DEVICE, OR BEARS EVIDENCE
OF PHYSICAL ABUSE, SUCH AS FIRE OR HEAT DAMAGE, OR DETRIMENTAL RUSTING
OR CORROSION, MAY NOT BE FILLED AND
OFFERED FOR TRANSPORTATION. A CYLINDER MAY BE
REPAIRED OR REQUALIFIED, BUT ONLY BY AN AUTHORIZED
REPAIR OR REQUALIFIER. SO THAT’S THE
REGULATORY REQUIREMENT WITH REGARDS TO DAMAGE OR ANYTHING THAT WOULD CAUSE
THAT CYLINDER TO HAVE A PROBLEM. THE NEXT REGULATORY REFERENCE
I WANT TO INDICATE IS 173.301(a)(6), AND IT SAYS NO PERSON
MAY FILL A CYLINDER OVERDUE FOR PERIODIC
REQUALIFICATION WITH A HAZARDOUS MATERIAL AND THEN OFFER IT
FOR TRANSPORTATION. THE PROHIBITION AGAINST OFFERING
A CYLINDER FOR TRANSPORTATION THAT IS OVERDUE FOR ITS
PERIODIC REQUALIFICATION DOES NOT APPLY TO A CYLINDER FILLED PRIOR TO THE
REQUALIFICATION DUE DATE. SO WHAT THAT’S SAYING IS, IF A CYLINDER IS FILLED PRIOR
TO ITS REQUALIFICATION DATE, IT STILL CAN BE TRANSPORTED. HOWEVER, ONCE THAT
CYLINDER IS EMPTY, IT CAN NO LONGER BE FILLED UNTIL IT RECEIVES ITS PERIODIC
REQUALIFICATION TEST. NOW, THE POTENTIAL
PENALTIES PER VIOLATION– CIVILLY, OR A CIVIL PENALTY,
COULD BE ASSESSED BETWEEN 250 TO 55,000 AND UP TO 110,000
IF DEATH, ILLNESS, OR SERIOUS INJURY OCCURS
DUE TO A VIOLATION– VIOLATION OF THE REQUIREMENT
AS IT RELATES TO, ONCE AGAIN, TRANSPORTATION OF
A HAZARDOUS MATERIAL, MANUFACTURE, FABRICATION,
MARKING, MAINTENANCE, RECONDITIONING,
REPAIR OR TESTING OF A HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
PACKAGING, AND THAT’S WHAT A CYLINDER IS. IT’S A HAZARDOUS
MATERIAL PACKAGING. THERE’S ALSO CRIMINAL PENALTIES THAT COULD BE $250,000
FOR AN INDIVIDUAL AND $500,000 FOR A COMPANY AND/OR 5 YEARS IMPRISONMENT
FOR A WILLFUL VIOLATION OF THE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
REGULATIONS, AND THOSE WERE SOME EXAMPLES
THAT I MENTIONED EARLIER. ALSO, UNLAWFUL ALTERING,
REMOVAL, DEFACING, DESTROYING, OR OTHERWISE
TAMPERING WITH ANY MARKING, LABELING, PLACARDING,
OR PACKAGING REQUIREMENT. THESE ARE ALL CONSIDERED
CRIMINAL VIOLATIONS. SO, WHERE ARE SOME RESOURCES OR CONTACTS FOR YOU IN YOUR PARTICULAR AREA? SO IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION
ABOUT A CYLINDER, YOU CAN CONTACT ANY OF
THE REGIONAL OFFICES. YOU CAN SEE ON THE SLIDE HERE WHERE THOSE REGIONAL
OFFICES ARE LOCATED. THEY’RE INDICATED BY A STAR. SO THERE ARE HAZMAT SAFETY
ASSISTANCE TEAM MEMBERS, ALSO KNOWN AS HMSAT AND
REGIONAL INVESTIGATORS, THAT YOU CAN CONTACT
AND ASK QUESTIONS, AND YOU CAN GET THAT INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE. YOU’LL NOTICE RIGHT HERE IN THE CENTER OF OUR WEBSITE, IF YOU GO TO HAZMAT.DOT.GOV, YOU WILL GO TO THIS HOME PAGE, AND YOU WILL SEE
THAT MAP ON THERE. YOU CAN CLICK ON YOUR REGION, AND IT WILL TAKE YOU DIRECTLY TO A PAGE WHERE YOU CAN FIND PHONE NUMBERS AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE. NOW, THIS IS ALSO
WHERE YOU CAN FIND THE RIN LOCATOR THAT WE
TALKED ABOUT EARLIER. SO IF YOU JUST TYPE
IN YOUR BROWSER PORTAL.PHMSA.DOT.GOV/RINLOCATOR, R-I-N-L-O-C-A-T-O-R, RINLOCATOR, CLICK ON THAT, AND IT
WILL TAKE YOU TO THE PAGE YOU CAN ENTER YOUR
AREA CODE, CITY, STATE, AND IT WILL GIVE YOU THE LOCAL RIN AND VIN
HOLDERS IN YOUR AREA. WE ALSO HAVE A HAZARDOUS
MATERIAL INFO-CENTER THAT YOU CAN CONTACT AT 1-800-467-4922. THERE’S ALSO AN E-MAIL ADDRESS WHERE YOU CAN SEND QUESTIONS. THE HOURS OF OPERATION ARE
9 AM-5 PM EASTERN TIME, AND YOU CAN OBTAIN ANSWERS TO HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
REGULATION QUESTIONS. YOU CAN REQUEST COPIES
OF THE FEDERAL REGISTER, SPECIAL PERMITS,
OR EVEN TRAINING MATERIALS. YOU CAN ALSO REPORT HAZARDOUS
MATERIAL REGULATION VIOLATIONS, AND THEY DO PROVIDE
A FAX ON DEMAND SERVICE AT THAT INFO-CENTER. ONCE AGAIN, THIS IS LOW PRESSURE GAS CYLINDER
SAFETY FOR FILLERS. THIS IS MY E-MAIL ADDRESS,
SO IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, WE’RE GOING TO OPEN UP
THE LINES HERE, AND YOU CAN ASK ME A
QUESTION IF YOU’D LIKE. IF WE DON’T GET TO YOU OR IF YOU DON’T WANT TO
ASK IT IN A PUBLIC SETTING, YOU CAN SEND ME AN E-MAIL,
AND I WILL DO MY BEST TO GET YOU AN ANSWER
AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. SO I’D LIKE TO GO.

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