DOT Concentrated Nitric Acid Special Permit Renewed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Washington, D.C., March 7, 2023 – Brainerd Chemical Company, a leading provider of chemical blending, packaging, and transportation services, is proud to announce the fifth renewal of its special permit DOT-SP 14635 by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

This significant milestone reaffirms Brainerd’s commitment to safety and compliance in the handling and transportation of hazardous materials.

DOT-SP 14635 permit allows Brainerd to ship drums of concentrated nitric acid on traditional common carriers along with other freight, a practice not commonly permitted due to the hazardous nature of this chemical. With this renewal, Brainerd Chemical Company continues to be the only company in North America drumming concentrated nitric acid, demonstrating the company’s unique capabilities, rigorous safety standards.

“This 5th renewal of our special permit underscores our commitment to giving customers the resources to better manage their supply chain needs.”

Brian Miller, President of Brainerd Chemical Company

Brainerd Chemical Company is committed to innovation with a focus on responsible stewardship. Which is why they pursued this leading packaging technology. When in use, this package design incorporates specialized connectivity for minimal exposure to human contact creating safer solutions to meet the diverse needs of its customers.

The special permit is based on rigorous safety standards and protocols established by the Department of Transportation, ensuring that hazardous materials are transported safely and effectively. The renewal process involves a thorough review of the company’s safety records and operational procedures, reaffirming Brainerd’s commitment to maintaining the highest standards in the industry.

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Brainerd Chemical Company, Inc., based in Tulsa, OK, is a premier provider of chemical products, blending, packaging, and transportation services and recognized as a top 100 U.S. Chemical distributor.



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SOURCE:  U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration DOT-SP 14635 (FIFTH REVISION)

Brainerd Chemical Company is one of the largest independent suppliers of chemicals and related services in the continental United States, manufacturing, blending, packaging and distributing chemical products to a wide variety of industrial sectors.