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To: All BNSF Customers
01/05/2016

Hazmat Billing Advisory: Packing Group No Longer Accepted for Certain Commodities

Beginning January 15, 2016, BNSF will no longer accept billing with assigned packing groups for the commodities listed in the table below. These commodities should now be submitted with blank packing groups. Submission of an assigned packing group will cause a billing error and lead to shipment delays.



Full details regarding this regulatory change can be reviewed via the associated final rule from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket Nos. PHMSA-2013-0260 (HM-215M)].

Please contact HazmatCompliance@bnsf.com if you have questions regarding this matter.

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