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To: BNSF Crude-By-Rail Customers

New Hazardous Materials Response Code (HMRC) for Identifying Bakken Crude Oil Shipments

On May 7, 2014, the Federal Railroad Administration issued Emergency DOT-OST-2014-0067 to all railroad carriers in the U.S. By this order, the Department of Transportation is requiring that railroads handling crude oil from the Williston Basin/ Bakken region provide volume and routing information to each state’s Emergency Response Commission, identifying every county or parish through which Bakken crude oil moves.

In order to comply with this order, BNSF has established a new Hazardous Materials Response Code (HMRC) for identifying Bakken crude oil shipments. Effective immediately, please bill shipments of crude oil originating from the Bakken region to the new HMRC 4910191, which will bridge to the existing STCC 1311110.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and for choosing BNSF as your transportation service provider. If you have any questions, please contact your marketing representative.

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