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DOT Proposes New Regulations for Transportation of Crude Oil, Ethanol, and Other Flammable Liquids by Rail

23 July 2014

Environment Alert

On July 23, 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation released a comprehensive Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to improve the safe transportation of large quantities of flammable materials by rail. The proposed rule includes new requirements for transport in "high-hazard flammable trains", meaning trains comprised of 20 or more carloads of a Class 3 flammable liquid, which are commonly referred to as unit trains.

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