Workshops can benefit cargo tank testers, inspectors, and owners
Jun 1, 2010 12:00 PM
The Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and National Tank Truck Carriers will cosponsor five special workshops for cargo tank testers, inspectors, and cargo tank owners this summer and fall.
The 2010 classes will begin with the June 22-23 workshop in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Workshops will focus on compliance with the DOT's cargo tank qualification and maintenance regulations found in 49 CFR Parts 107 and 180. Information will be presented covering all MC and DOT series cargo tanks, as well as tanks built under special permits. This classroom seminar provides analysis of the complex series of federal regulations so carriers and repair facilities may achieve full compliance.
Locations and dates are:
- Vancouver, June 22-23
- Syracuse NY, July 13-14
- Denver CO, August 4-5
- Memphis TN, August 24-25
- Laredo TX, Sept 14-15
Topics to be covered during the workshops include:
History/background of 49 CFR Parts 107 & 180 (HM-183 and HM-213)
Overview of 49 CFR Part 180
Special test/inspection conditions
Registration procedures for test/inspection facilities
Qualifications of registered inspectors, design-certifying engineers, and authorized inspectors
External visual inspections
Internal visual inspections
Compliance dates/tank markings
Cargo tank repair and retrofitting
Compliance and enforcement issues
The program will be conducted from 8:30 am to 4 pm each day. Certificates of attendance will be issued to those attending both days. Registration for the workshop is $275 per person and covers workshops, a 200-page workbook, an NTTC Hazardous Materials Regulations book, two lunches, and morning continental breakfasts.
Hotel reservations may be made by calling the Delta Vancouver Airport at 1-888-890-3222 or 604-278-1241. Mention NTTC to receive special $139 (Canadian) room rates.
For more information, call NTTC at 703/838-1960.
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