This website chronicles the City of Alexandria's actions regarding the Norfolk Southern Corporation's Ethanol Transloading Facility, which began operation in April 2008. The facility is located at the former Norfolk Southern intermodal terminal in the City's West End.
Ethanol is essentially grain alcohol that has been produced from crops such as corn, wheat, and barley. Because it is domestically produced, it reduces our dependence on foreign fuel sources. Naturally high-octane ethanol contains more oxygen, so it burns cleaner than gasoline and reduces carbon monoxide emissions. Most gasoline-powered vehicles can run on a blend consisting of gasoline and up to 10% ethanol.
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Final Rule on "Hazardous Materials: Enhanced Tank Car Standards and
Operational Controls for High-Hazard Flammable Trains" On May 1, 2015,
US DOT’s agencies, namely, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety
Administration (PHMSA) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued the
final rule on the regulations titled “Enhanced Tank Car Standards and
Operational Controls for High-Hazard Flammable Trains”. A summary of the key
provisions of this regulation can be found on the following web link: http://www.dot.gov/mission/safety/rail-rule-summary
The regulation in its entirety can be found on the following
web link: http://www.dot.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/final-rule-flammable-liquids-by-rail_0.pdf
Draft Report: https://pshs.virginia.gov/media/3769/rail-task-force-final-version_draft_v2_akt.pdf
The City intends to review and send comments regarding this draft report in due course. This draft report is to be finalized by this Task Force by April 30.
William SkrabakOffice of Environmental Quality703.email@example.com
Hon. Mark WarnerU.S. Senate459A Russell BuildingWashington, D.C. 20510202.224.2023E-mail