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To: BNSF Hazardous Materials Customers

Restriction on Manipulation of Tank Cars of Hazardous Commodities While on BNSF Property

To improve the safety of our customers, employees and the communities we serve, effective immediately, BNSF customers or customers’ agents are not permitted to perform any adjustments or manipulations to tank cars containing hazardous commodities while on BNSF property. Such prohibited manipulations include, but are not limited to, testing, sampling, inspecting, adding odorizer or inhibitors and/or changing/adjusting valves or fittings.

This policy does not apply when responding to tank cars that are known to be leaking.

Safety-related exceptions to this policy must be authorized by the BNSF Hazardous Materials group at (817) 740-7358 (Pat Brady) or (817) 740-7226 (Clay Reid). If you have any questions, please contact your BNSF Marketing Representative.

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