[Federal Register: December 4, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 233)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Transportation of Hazardous Materials; Designated, Preferred, and
AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT.
SUMMARY: This notice provides the current listing of all restricted,
designated, and preferred road and highway routes for transporting
radioactive (RAM) and non-radioactive hazardous materials (NRHM) that
have been reported to the FMCSA by State and Indian Tribe routing
agencies as of November 14, 2000. This listing has been extracted from
the National Hazardous Material Route Registry (NHMRR). The information
contained in this notice supersedes that published at 63 FR 31549 on
June 9, 1998. The periodic updating and publishing of this listing is
required by the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act of 1975 (HMTA),
as amended (49 U.S.C. 5112). Also, the FMCSA's regulations include
Federal standards and procedures which the States and Indian Tribes
must follow if they establish, maintain, or enforce routing
designations that: (1) Specify highway routes over which NRHM or RAM
may, or may not, be transported within their jurisdictions; and/or (2)
impose limitations or requirements with respect to highway routing of
NRHM or RAM. States and Indian Tribes are also required to furnish
updated route information to the FMCSA within 60 days of establishing
or changing a route.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Richard Swedberg, (303) 969-5772,
ext. 363, FMCSA, 555 Zang St., Room 400, Lakewood, CO 80228-1010; or
Mr. Joseph Solomey, Office of the Chief Counsel, (HCC-20), (202) 366-
0384, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street
SW., Washington, D.C. 20590-0001. Office hours are from 7:45 a.m. to
4:15 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except for Federal holidays.
An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded by using a
computer, modem and suitable communications software from the
Government Printing Office's Electronic Bulletin Board Service at
(202)512-1661. Internet users may reach the Federal Register's home
page at: http://www.nara.gov/fedreg and the Government Printing
Office's web site at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara. To find the most
up-to-date listing of hazmat routes, you may access the National
Hazardous Material Route Registry (NHMRR) directly at: http://hazmat.fmcsa.dot.gov/
. This site is considered the source of this
information and will display hazmat route listings and maps which will
reflect any changes that have been made since the publication of this
Section 5112(c) of title 49, United States Code, requires the
Secretary of Transportation (Secretary), in coordination with the
States and Indian Tribes, to update and publish periodically a list of
current effective hazardous materials highway routing designations and
restrictions. For NRHM routing designations or restrictions, 49 CFR
397.73(b) requires each State or Indian Tribe to furnish information on
any new or changed routes to the FMCSA within 60 days after
establishment. For RAM preferred routing, 49 CFR 397.103(c)(1) requires
the authorized routing agency to provide the FMCSA with written
notification in order for the route to become effective. Updates should
be sent to: Mr. Richard Swedberg, FMCSA, 555 Zang St., Room 400,
Lakewood, CO 80228-1010.
This notice is being published to provide the public with the
FMCSA's current list of State-assigned hazardous materials (HM or
hazmat) routes (alphabetically by State) along with the State and
Federal points of contact. For each routing agency, the route listing
may be divided into three main categories as follows: (1) Restricted
Routes for ALL Hazmats, (2) Radioactive Routes, (3) and Non-Radioactive
Hazmat Routes. Within the RAM and NRHM categories, the list will
further be divided into restricted and designated/preferred routes.
Note that "preferred routes" (49 CFR 397.103) are routes which must
be utilized for shipments of "highway route controlled quantity"
(HRCQ) of radioactive materials. If there are no routes to be reported
under any of these categories or subcategories, the category will not
appear in the route listing.
Each route will be identified with one or more restriction or
designation codes which will follow the route description. Restriction
codes identify which materials may not be transported along the given
route, while designation codes indicate which materials the routing
authority has determined must be shipped along the route. These codes
can be deciphered using the Restriction/Designation key which precedes
the route listing. Note that the restriction code "0" indicates that
ALL hazmats, both RAM and NRHM, are restricted for the indicated route.
These routes will be listed under the main category "Restricted Routes
for ALL Hazmats" for that State. Because of this, you may need to look
in two sections to find routes that are restricted for either RAM or
NRHM. For example, to find all restricted RAM routes, first look under
the "Restricted Routes for ALL Hazmats" and then look under the "RAM
Restricted" section, which lists routes in which RAM alone is
Authority: 49 U.S.C. 5112; and 49 CFR 1.73.
Issued on: November 28, 2000.
Julie Anna Crillo,
Acting Assistant Administrator.
[FR Doc. 00-30815 Filed 12-1-00; 8:45 am]
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