Federal Judge Halts California's Hazmat Rail Fee
The announcement was forwarded to Lion News this week by the Council on Safe Transport of Hazardous Articles (COSTHA).
Earlier this month, Lion News reported that railroads were challenging the fee, citing concerns about how the fee would be collected and how the fee could affect rail customers who ship small volumes of hazmat that may be exempt from DOT’s 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations.
Read more about California’s hazmat fee here.
See the California Code of Regulations, Division 2, Chapter 4.1, Article 1 text that implemented the hazmat fee here.
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