New US rules for oil tank cars coming: Regulatory changes expected next week
CASSELTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation will submit a package of regulatory changes for rail shippers next week that include new tank car standards, Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Thursday.
Foxx, meeting with North Dakota’s federal delegation and other officials in Casselton to discuss improving rail safety, also said he believes the changes will include a retrofit or phaseout of the DOT-111 cars that are commonly used for shipping crude oil.
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