Federal Rules on Rail Transport Open for Comment
The federal Department of Transportation released proposed regulations for comment this week regarding rail car requirements and safety guidelines for the transport of certain types of flammable liquids, including petroleum and ethanol. Industry officials, Senators Hoeven and Heitmamp and Governor Dalrymple lauded the new proposal. The North Dakota Ethanol Council is concerned that the rail industry won’t be able to meet the demand for new rail cars without disruption to rail service. Read more in the Bakken Breakout.