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HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

 


 

OVERVIEW

CSXT Intermodal takes shipping hazardous materials seriously, working with the utmost care not to endanger our neighbors, employees, contractors, or our environment. To ensure the safest handling of hazardous commodities, there are mandated requirements.

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BEFORE SHIPPING HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

Customers must have approval from CSXT Intermodal's HazMat Department for hazardous materials. To see what groups of commodities have already been approved, please see the HazMat Evaluation Table. If the Class/PG requires additional evaluation a written approval is required, please fill in the HazMat Evaluation Form (PDF) and submit via email HazEval@csx.com. You will be contacted with a decision on the product's acceptability within 2 hours if the submitted form contains all of the necessary information.

All hazardous materials shipments must be loaded and described in compliance with the Association of American Railroads' (AAR) Intermodal Loading Guide and the DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations.

Shipments must be properly placarded, marked, blocked and braced for rail transportation.

ISO Tanks must be properly marked and meet AAR flatcar loading requirements.

All hazardous materials shipments must have complete and correct documentation per the requirements shown in 49 CFR or BOE 6000.

CSXT Intermodal rail billing must be in place before unit is accepted at the in-gate facility. Please note that HazMat billing is also required in keeping with Section 6.12 of Service Directory 1 and the current Hazardous Materials Surcharge will apply.

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INTERMODAL PLACARDING REQUIREMENT FOR HAZARDOUS MATERIALS CONTAINER LOADS

Although the American Association of Railroads requires that placards be placed at least four (4) feet above the bottom rail of a container, CSXT Intermodal has adopted its own policy to increase safety when shipping hazardous materials.

CSXT Intermodal requires that placards be placed not less than five (5) feet from the bottom rail of a container. This requirement improves visibility of placards when units are placed in the bottom well of a rail car. Please help us by informing your shippers to comply with our requirement when placarding their shipments.

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HAZARDOUS WASTE MANIFEST SHIPPING

In many cases, hazardous waste manifest shipments pose a lower immediate risk to safety than do hazardous commodities. They do, however, have especially stringent evaluation and manifest requirements. We are prepared to work with you to move these materials quickly and safely toward their disposal destinations.

CSXT Intermodal's paperwork procedures for hazardous waste manifests vary slightly from those used by trucking companies. Our initial evaluation process is the same as we follow for hazardous materials. The difference is how the hazardous waste manifest is accepted at the origin terminals. We will sign the shipment manifest, make two copies, and return the document to your destination driver. If the destination is an intermodal terminal location, we will not allow the shipment off of our terminal without being able to sign the original document that contains the prior pick-up driver's signature thereby releasing it to the new driver.

For additional information, please refer to Service Directory 1 or contact the Hazardous Materials department.

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EVALUATION TABLE (REVISED 02/01/08)

Key:
Y = Okay To Move, Check BOE6000 (same as 49CFR) for Route Restrictions
N = CSXT Intermodal Will Not Move This Commodity
E = Evaluation Required By CSXT Intermodal HazMat Dept. HazMat Evaluations must be completed and faxed to 904-633-1420 or emailed to HazEval@csx.com. Click to download the HazMat Evaluation Form (PDF).

*Note: Not all commodities need to be evaluated per the below table; and once a commodity is approved, it does not have to be re-evaluated.

Evaluation Table

Class

Division

Name of Class or Division

PG I

PG II

PG III

Notes

None

None

Forbidden Materials

N

N

N

 

None

None

Forbidden Explosives

N

N

N

 

1

1.1

Explosives (Mass Explosion Hazard)

N

N

N

Restriction - Footnote 1

1

1.2

Explosives (Projection Hazard)

N

N

N

Restriction - Footnote 1

1

1.3

Explosives (Fire Hazard)

E

Y

Y

Restriction - Footnote 1

1

1.4

Explosives (No Significant Blast)

E

Y

Y

Restriction - Footnote 1

1

1.5

Very Insensitive Explosives

Y

Y

Y

 

1

1.6

Extremely Insensitive Detonating Substances

Y

Y

Y

 

2

2.1

Flammable Gas

Y

Y

Y

*No PG for this class; Restriction - Footnote 3

2

2.1

If Poisonous by Inhalation

N

N

N

*No PG for this class

2

2.2

Non-Flammable Compressed Gas

Y

Y

Y

*No PG for this class

2

2.3

Gas Poisonous by Inhalation

N

N

N

*No PG for this class

3

 

Flammable & Combustible Liquid

E

Y

Y

 

4

4.1

Flammable Solid

E

Y

Y

Restriction - Footnote 3

4

4.2

Spontaneously Combustible

E

Y

Y

Restriction - Footnote 1

4

4.2

If Poisonous by Inhalation

N

N

N

 

4

4.3

Dangerous When Wet

N

E

E

PG I; Restriction - Footnote 1

5

5.1

Oxidizer

E

Y

Y

 

5

5.1

If Poisonous by Inhalation

N

N

N

 

5

5.2

Organic Peroxide

E

Y

Y

 

6

6.1

Poisonous Materials

E

E

Y

Restriction - Footnote 2

6

 

If Poisonous by Inhalation

N

N

N

 

6

6.2

Infectious Substances

E

E

E

 

7

 

Radioactive Materials

E

E

E

*No PG for this class; Restriction - Footnotes 1& 3

8

 

Corrosive Materials

E

Y

Y

 

8

 

If Poisonous by Inhalation

N

N

N

 

9

 

Miscellaneous Hazardous Materials

Y

Y

Y

Restriction - Footnote 4

ORM

 

Other Regulated Materials

Y

Y

Y

 

 

 

Hazardous Waste

E

E

E

Restriction - Footnote 1


All shipments must be loaded and securely blocked and braced in accordance with the recommendations listed in the Bureau of Explosives Pamphlet 6C.

The above list is subject to change without notice. On ramp-to-ramp hazmat shipments, there is an $80.00 surcharge. For door-to-door hazmat shipments, there is a $350.00 surcharge.

Footnote 1: Cannot be moved to, from, or through Atlanta per Zoning Committee Restrictions.
Footnote 2: CN will not permit "Organophosphorus Pesticides, Liquid, Toxic, NOS, I, II, III, to, from, or through all stations.
Footnote 3: Intermodal will not accept in tank containers including IM Portable and Cargo.
Footnote 4: ASBESTOS, 9, NA2212, PG III, must be evaluated by the Intermodal HazMat Department.

CANNOT MOVE ANY HAZARDOUS MATERIALS THROUGH ATLANTA WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL FROM THE JACKSONVILLE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS DEPARTMENT:
Phone: 904-633-1414. Email:
HazEval@csx.com

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