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46 U.S.C. 3306, 3703; E.O. 12234, 45 FR 58801, 3 CFR, 1980 Comp., p. 277; Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1.


CGFR 65-50, 30 FR 16716, Dec. 30, 1965, unless otherwise noted.

Subpart 36.01 - General
§ 36.01-1 Scope of regulations - TB/ALL.

(a) The regulations in this part contain requirements for the transportation in bulk of materials considered to be Grade E liquids when shipped in molten form at elevated temperatures.

(b) The materials covered by this part shall meet the applicable regulations of this subchapter, except that materials having a flash point of 300 °F. or above, shall be exempt from the requirements prescribed in the following sections of this subchapter:

(1) Inspection prior to making repairs - § 35.01-1(b).

(2) Watchman for a tank vessel - § 35.05-15.

(3) Warning sign at gangway - § 35.30-1(b).

(4) Cargo tank hatches, ullage holes and Butterworth plates - § 35.30-10.

(5) Men on duty - § 35.35-1.

(6) Inspection prior to transfer of cargo - § 35.35-20.

(7) Approval to start transfer of cargo - § 35.35-25.

(8) “Declaration of inspection” for tank ships - § 35.35-30.

(9) Transportation of other cargo or stores on tank barges - § 35.35-60.

(c) The regulations governing the transportation in the solid state of materials referred to in § 36.01-1(a) are contained in part 148 of subchapter N (Dangerous Cargoes) of this chapter.

[CGFR 65-50, 30 FR 16716, Dec. 30, 1965, as amended by CGD 97-057, 62 FR 51043, Sept. 30, 1997]

§ 36.01-5 Certificate of inspection - TB/ALL.

(a) The certificate of inspection shall be endorsed for the carriage of elevated temperature cargoes as follows: “Inspected and approved for the carriage of Grade E combustible liquids when transported in molten form at elevated temperatures.”

(b) [Reserved]

Subpart 36.05 - Cargo Tanks
§ 36.05-1 Installation of cargo tanks - TB/ALL.

(a) All cargo tanks carrying liquids at elevated temperatures for the purpose of maintaining the material in the molten form shall be installed with the access openings located above the weather deck.

(b) [Reserved]

§ 36.05-10 Protection of personnel - TB/ALL.

(a) Decks, bulkheads, or other structures shall be insulated with an approved incombustible material, or other suitable means of protection shall be employed where practicable and necessary for the protection of personnel.

(b) [Reserved]

Subpart 36.10 - Piping, Valves, Fittings, and Accessory Equipment
§ 36.10-1 Cargo pump relief valves - TB/ALL.

(a) Cargo pump relief valves and pressure gages may be omitted, however, a suitable device shall be fitted to stop the pumping before the designed pressure of the piping is exceeded.

(b) [Reserved]

Subpart 36.20 - Vents and Ventilation
§ 36.20-1 Flame screens - TB/ALL.

(a) Flame screens may be omitted in the vent lines on cargo tanks.

(b) [Reserved]

§ 36.20-5 Ventilation of pumproom - TB/ALL.

(a) Where personnel are required to enter pumprooms located below the weather deck under normal circumstances of handling cargo, such pumprooms shall be equipped with power ventilation.

(b) [Reserved]

Subpart 36.30 - Periodic Inspections
§ 36.30-1 Lagged tanks - TB/ALL.

(a) Lagged tanks shall have part of the lagging removed on the lower portion of the cargo tanks as directed by the marine inspector, at least once every eight years for external examination.

(b) [Reserved]