From: Roger McClellan <roger.o.mcclellan**At_Symbol_Here**att.net>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Propane Tanks
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2017 23:14:42 +0000
Reply-To: Roger McClellan <roger.o.mcclellan**At_Symbol_Here**ATT.NET>
Transport of Propane Tanks
I appreciate your initial focus on whether there are regulations governing the transport of propane tanks on public highways. In a heavily regulated world that is only natural, hence, the Athletic Departments call to you.
I suggest that you work with them to find a more common sense solution. Why not buy/ rent the tanks in the city where they are needed. When the event is over return the tanks or give them to the opposing team. Why tempt fate by transporting the equivalent of 'small bombs" some unstated distance on public highways? I am always concerned when I am traveling on major highways and see a recreational vehicle with propane tanks strapped on the back. I quickly move to distance my self from the vehicle. I still have vivid recollections of studies on "fuel air explosive devices" decades ago. They were great for flattening jungles and bad news for any living thing hit by the blast wave.
Common sense should always be the first approach. Regulations do not always involve common sense. The absence of a specific rule or regulation should not trump common sense!
Best wishes to your team for success.
Roger O. McClellan
Independent Advisor, Toxicology and Risk Analysis
On Wednesday, October 25, 2017 4:08 PM, "Battles, Paul" <pmb024**At_Symbol_Here**SHSU.EDU> wrote:
Just got a phone call from our athletics department, they want to transport 4 (30 pound) propane tanks in their equipment trailer for the football teams sideline heaters. Anyone have a DOT code that may give a "yea" or "nay" for this?
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