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City Petitions Surface Transportation Board 

On June 17, the City of Alexandria submitted a Petition for a Declaratory Order to the Surface Transportation Board (STB), a federal oversight body. The Petition seeks a determination that Norfolk Southern’s Ethanol Transloading Facility, while located on Norfolk Southern property, is not the railroad’s facility and is operated by a private, non-rail carrier operator, RSI Leasing; therefore, the facility is subject to the City’s zoning authority and permit requirements. 

Norfolk Southern has claimed that under STB precedent, the new ethanol facility is a railroad facility, and thus is not required to comply with the City's zoning and other regulations.

If, however, the STB determines that the site is a railroad facility, the Petition seeks an alternative order directing Norfolk Southern to comply with federal regulations governing the transloading of ethanol by a railroad. These regulations require that the ethanol from a rail tank car be offloaded to a permanent storage tank with the capacity to hold the rail car’s entire contents.

City Contacts 

William Skrabak
Office of Environmental Quality
703.746.4065
nstransloading@alexandriava.gov 

Other Contacts 

Norfolk Southern
757.629.2713
contactus@nscorp.com 

Hon. Mark Warner
U.S. Senate
459A Russell Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
202.224.2023
E-mail 

Hon. James Webb
U.S. Senate
248 Russell Building
Washington, DC 20510
202.224.4024
E-mail 
Hon. James Moran
U.S. House of Representatives
2239 Rayburn Building
Washington, DC 20515
202.225.4376
E-mail 
City Council
301 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.746.4550
E-mail