DOT proposes new rules for transporting crude by rail

07/28/2014
A train with 20 or more tank cars carrying crude oil, ethanol, or other flammable liquids would be classified as a high—hazardous flammable train (HHFT), and would be subject to lower speed limits, routing risk assessments, and other new requirements under new US Department of Transportation regulatory proposals. DOT also proposed phasing out older DOT—111 tank cars for moving Bakken crude and other flammable liquids unless the cars are retrofitted to comply with new design standards in a July 23 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR). A companion Advanced Notice of Possible Rulemaking (ANOPR) outlined proposals to require trains containing 1 million gal of Bakken crude to notify State Emer...
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