To: All Heads of Fire Departments
From: Stephen D. Coan, State Fire Marshal
Date: June 30, 2006
Re: Expiration of 2006 Fire Marshal Tank Truck Approval Permits

On August 31, 2006, the current Fire Marshal Tank Truck Approval Permits (blue decals) will expire. 527 CMR 8.04(1) specifies the Marshal shall approve any tank used for the transportation of combustible liquids, this inspection has been delegated, in accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 148, to the local head of the fire department/fire district.

We have enclosed a supply of August '08 (2008) Tank Truck Approval Permits (red decals), a copy of form FP44 (Application/Permit), form FP44E (Certificate of Exemption) and a generic "Cargo Tank Inspection" form for your convenience. The FP44 and 44E must be reproduced to accommodate the number of permits/exemptions needed by your department.

The instructions and explanations enclosed entitled "Tank Vehicle Inspections", are in no way intended to summarize the entire regulation. Please read 527 CMR 8.00.

If you have any questions please call the Code Compliance & Enforcement Unit at (978)567-3375 or in western Massachusetts (413) 587-3181.

(Enclosure will be sent to the Fire Departments)

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