Cargo Tank Marking/Placarding/Hazardous Materials Regulations: U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Addresses Ethanol/Gasoline Mixtures

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The United States Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (“PHMSA”) addressed in a February 7th letter a request for clarification of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (“HMR“) applicable to marketing and placarding of cargo tanks.The PHMSA letter was in response to a February 21, 2018, query from GATE Petroleum Company (“GPC”) of Jacksonville Florida.GPC informed PHMSA that it typically transports “UN1203, Gasoline” and “UN1202, Fuel oil” to customers in multi-compartmented cargo tanks. However, the company stated that it had begun transporting “UN3475, Ethanol and gasoline mixture” in full loads. Further, the company states that it had changed out the identification markings to UN3475.GPC states that it now wants to transport both UN1203 and UN3475. However such transport would sometimes be with and other times without diesel in different compartments in the same load. As a result, the company posed the following questions to PHMSA.  SEE: