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Movement Approvals

FRA has the enforcement authority and responsibility to ensure the safe transportation of hazardous materials. Movement approvals are required for certain types of hazardous material shipments, such as a one time shipment of hazardous material carrying tank cars, non-conforming packages, tank cars overdue for periodic inspection and test. On January 31, 2012, FRA issued HMG-127 and implemented a 4-tier approval process for such movements.  HMG-127 was revised on March 27, 2012, resulting in a 3-tier approval process. 

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Address Federal Railroad Administration 
RRS-12 Mail Stop 25
1200 New Jersey Ave, SE Washington, DC 20590

Phone 202-493-6245
Fax 202-493-6478



Approval Application for Nonconforming Packages

FRA Policy With Respect to Overweight Tank Cars

HMG-127 - One Time Movement Approvals.

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