Policy and Guidance

Letter to BNSF: FRA Authority to Regulate Dual-Fuel Locomotives and Fuel Tenders

  • 03
  • May
  • 2013
AUTHOR: Michael J. Logue
SUBJECT: Hazardous Materials, Locomotive Standards (Safety & Noise)
KEYWORDS: locomotive, dual-fuel locomotive, Liquefied Natural Gas, portable tank, fuel tender, tender, LNG, alternative fuel, hazmat, hmr,
ABSTRACT: A letter to BNSF providing overview of FRA authority to regulate dual-fuel locomotives and fuel tenders. Specifically, the letter clarifies that FRA regulations apply to dual-fuel locomotives and fuel tenders containing liquefied natural gas (LNG) for the purpose of fueling the locomotive. The letter also clarifies that the hazardous materials regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180) do not apply to fuel tanks and tenders that provide fuel directly to power the locomotive during transportation.
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