At the April AAR TCC meeting, the FRA reminded everyone of certain Class 3 flammable liquid commodities (such as ethanol) and the phase out of DOT 111 non-jacketed CPC-1232 tank cars by July 1, 2023. PHMSA defined ethanol as: UN1170, NA1987, UN1987, or UN3475.
No loaded tank car may be offered into transportation and the FRA will not grant an OTMA for a loaded tank car. Residue tank cars will only be allowed to move with an OTMA from the FRA or Temporary Certificate from TC.
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Per Field Manual Rule 3, every facility performing single car air brake tests must have the capability to perform a 4-Pressure Automated Single Car Air Brake Test by July 1st 2023.
49 CFR §180.517 covers reporting and record retention requirements. Tank car owners are required to maintain certain documents (such as drawings, COCs, qualification paperwork, etc) as specified in AAR CIII Chapter 1 paragraph 1.3.15 which specifies paragraph 1.6. The documents and retention periods are listed in a table under paragraph 1.6.4. These documents must be maintained by the car owner and transferred to the new car owner upon sale.
AllTranstek can help you review your car documentation to verify compliance with the regulations for your existing fleet or future acquisitions.