2014 NTTC / US DOT Workshop Schedule

2014 NTTC / US DOT Workshop Schedule

NTTC is continuing its partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), co-sponsoring workshops designed to help cargo tank repair technicians, testers and inspectors comply with the regulations – whether for a carrier or at a commercial facility.

We are pleased to announce the schedule for the 2014 Cargo Tank Compliance Workshops.

  • George R. Brown Convention Center | Houston, TX | November 11 – 12, 2014

These two-day workshops run from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.  Attendees will receive a 200 page workbook, an NTTC Bulk Hazmat Compliance Guide (formerly known as the NTTC Hazardous Materials Regulations book) and meals (breakfast and lunch) both days.  Certificates of attendance will be issued to those attending both days.

The workshops are conducted by experienced U.S. DOT / Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration field agents who are active in hazardous material and cargo tank training and enforcement - with special training in the details of cargo tank regulatory requirements.  They use their experience in conducting facility audits to introduce "real world" issues into the workshops.

Each workshop focuses on compliance with the U.S. DOT’s cargo tank qualification and maintenance regulations found in 49 CFR Parts 107 and 180 and provides analysis of the complex series of federal regulations so carriers and repair facilities may achieve full compliance.  Information will be presented covering all MC and DOT series cargo tanks.

Topics to be covered in the workshop include:

  • Overview of 49 CFR Part 180
  • Special test/inspection conditions
  • External visual inspections
  • Internal visual inspections
  • Pressure tests
  • Leakage tests
  • Thickness tests
  • Lining inspections
  • DOT Interpretations
  • Compliance dates/tank markings
  • Record keeping requirements
  • Cargo tank repair and retrofitting
  • Compliance and enforcement issues
  • Registration procedures for test/inspection facilities
  • History/Background of 49 CFR Parts 107 & 180 (HM-183 and HM-213)
  • Qualifications of Registered Inspectors, Design Certifying Engineers & Authorized Inspectors

REGISTRATION:  Registration is open for the Long Beach Workshops.

The registration rates are $375 for NTTC members and $425 for non-members. To register please complete and return the Workshop Registration Form or register online.

HOTEL INFORMATION:  Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations.  NTTC has negotiated room rates at each of the hotels hosting the workshops. Reservations made after the published cut-off date will be made on a space-available basis at prevailing rates for each facility.

November 11-12, 2014 in Houston, TX

Hilton Americas - Houston

1600 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010

Please feel free to contact NTTC at (703) 838-1960 or nttcstaff@tanktruck.org with any questions.