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To: BNSF Agricultural Products Customers

Changes for Grain Permit Embargo Requests

BNSF is modifying our current permit embargo process for Ag commodities. Effective July 10, 2013, when a permit embargo is in effect, BNSF will only issue permits for requests made by the embargoed destinations. Embargo permits will no longer be issued to a requesting origin. BNSF’s revised permit embargo process for Ag commodities has been posted to the pending items menu of Item 13600 of BNSF Price List 4022.

To prepare for this process change, destination facilities need to register with RAILINC to establish an account which provides an ability to request a permit. The process is outlined here.

If you have questions regarding the information in this advisory, please contact your BNSF marketing representative or email

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