Attorney Leonard M. Singer, Boston, MA  (617) 737-7670  (www.LeonardMSinger.com)

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49 CFR 1039.11. Miscellaneous commodities exemptions.

(a) Commodities exempted. Except as indicated in paragraph (b) of this section, the rail transportation of the commodities listed below is exempt from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. subtitle IV. The Standard Transportation Commodity Code (STCC) numbers that identify the exempted commodities are those in effect on the effective date of the tariff cited, and shall embrace all commodities assigned additional digits.

STCC No. STCC tariff Commodity

 

14 1.................. 6001-T, eff. 1-1- Dimension stone, quarry
 
14 2.................. .....do..... Crushed or broken stone or riprap
 
14 411............. .....do..... Sand (aggregate orballast)
 
14 412............. .....do..... Gravel (aggregate or ballast)
 
20..................... .....do..... Food or kindred products

except:
20 143 Grease or inedible tallow
20 32 Canned specialties
20 33 Canned fruits, jams, jellies, preserves or vegetables
20 4 Grain mill products
20 6 Sugar, beet or cane
20 8 Beverages or flavoring extracts
20 911 Cottonseed oil, crude or refined
20 914 Cottonseed cake or meal or by-products
20 92 Soybean oil or by-products
20 93 Nut or vegetable oils or by-products
 

22.................... .....do..... Textile mill products
 
  .....do..... Apparel or other finished textile products or knit apparel
 
24.................... .....do.....  Lumber or wood products
 
25.................... .....do..... Furniture or fixtures
 
26.................... .....do..... Pulp, paper or allied products

except:
26 1 Pulp or pulp mill products
26 211 Newsprint
26 212 Ground wood paper, uncoated
26 213 Printing paper, coated or uncoated, etc
26 214 Wrapping paper, wrappers or coarse paper
26 218 Sanitary tissue stock
26 471 Sanitary tissues or health products
26 6 Building paper or building board except
26 613 Wallboard
 

27.................... .....do..... Printed matter
 
28 195 22-23. .....do..... Iron chloride, liquid
 
28 195 27-30. .....do..... Iron sulphate
 
28 195 68-69. .....do..... Ferrous sulphate
 
29 914............ .....do..... Coke produced from coal
 
29 915............ .....do..... Distillate or residual fuel oil from coal refining
 
30.................... .....do..... Rubber or miscellaneous plastics products except:

30 111 Rubber pneumatic tires or parts
 

31.................... .....do..... Leather or leather products
 
32.................... .....do..... Clay, concrete, glass or stone products

except:
32 411 Hydraulic cement, natural, portland or masonry
32 741 Lime or lime plaster
32 95 Nonmetallic earths or minerals, ground or treated in any other manner

except:
32 952 15 Cinders, clay, shale (expanded shale), slate or volcanic (not pumice stone), or haydrite
 

33.................... .....do..... Primary metal products, including galvanized
 
34.................... .....do..... Fabricated metal products

except:
34 6 Metal stampings
34 919 40 Radioactive material shipping containers, etc.
 

35.................... .....do..... Machinery

except:
35 11 Steam engines, turbines, turbine generator sets, or parts
35 85 Refrigerators or refrigeration machinery or complete air-conditioning units
 

36.................... .....do..... Electrical machinery, equipment or supplies

except:
36 12 Power, distribution or specialty transformers
36 21 Motors or generators
 

37 11.............. .....do..... Motor vehicles
 
37 14.............. .....do..... Motor vehicle parts or accessories
 
38.................... .....do..... Instruments, photographic goods, optical goods, watches or clocks
 
39.................... .....do..... Miscellaneous products of manufacturing
 
41 118............ 6001-U, eff. 1-1-93 Used vehicles

 
14 715............ 6001-V, eff. 1-1-94 Rock salt

 
20 143............ .....do..... Grease or inedible tallow
 
28 133............ .....do..... Carbon dioxide
 
28 991............ .....do..... Salt
 
32-4................ .....do..... Hydraulic cement
 
34 912............ 6001-W, eff. 1-1- 95 Steel shipping Containers

 
40 211............ .....do..... Iron and steel scrap
 
33 119............ 6001-X, eff1-11-96 Blast furnace, open hearth, rolling mill or coke oven products, NEC.

 

20511............. 6001-X, eff., 1-1-96 Bread or other bakery products exc. biscuits, crackers, pretzels or other dry bakery products. See 20521-20529
 
22941............. .....do..... Textile waste, garnetted, processed, or recovered or recovered fibres or flock exc. packing or wiping cloths or rags. See 22994
 
22973............. .....do..... Textile fibres, laps, noils, nubs, roving, sliver or slubs, prepared for spinning, combed or converted
 
22994............. .....do..... Packing or wiping cloths or rags (processed textile wastes)
 
24293............. .....do..... Shavings or sawdust
 
30311............. .....do..... Reclaimed rubber
 
3229924......... .....do..... Cullet (broken glass)
 
33312............. .....do..... Copper matte, speiss, flue dust, or residues, etc.
 
33322............. .....do..... Lead matte, speiss, flue dust, dross, slag, skimmings, etc.
 
33332............. .....do..... Zinc dross, residues, ashes, etc.
 
33342............. .....do..... Aluminum residues, etc.
 
33398............. .....do..... Misc. nonferrous metal residues, including solder babbitt or type metal residues.
 
40112............. .....do..... Ashes
 
40212............. .....do..... Brass, bronze, copper or alloy scrap, tailings, or wastes
 
40213............. .....do..... Lead, zinc, or alloy scrap, tailings or wastes
 
40214............. .....do..... Aluminum or alloy scrap, tailings or wastes
 
4021960......... .....do..... Tin scrap, consisting of scraps or pieces of metallic tin, clippings, drippings, shavings, turnings, or old worn-out block tin pipe having value for remelting purposes only
 
40221............. .....do..... Textile waste, scrap or sweepings
 
40231............. .....do..... Wood scrap or waste
 
40241............. .....do..... Paper waste or scrap
 
40251............. .....do..... Chemical or petroleum waste, including spent
 
40261............. .....do..... Rubber or plastic scrap or waste
 
4029114......... .....do..... Municipal garbage waste, solid, digested and ground, other than sewage waste or fertilizer
 
4029176......... .....do..... Automobile shredder residue
 
4111434......... .....do..... Bags, old, burlap, gunny, istle (ixtle), jute, or sisal, NEC
 
41115............. .....do..... Articles, used, returned for repair or reconditioning
 
42111............. .....do..... Nonrevenue movement of containers, bags, barrels, bottles, boxes, crates, cores, drums, kegs, reels, tubes, or carriers, NEC, empty, returning in reverse of route used in loaded movement, and so certified
 
42112............. .....do..... Nonrevenue movement of shipping devices, consisting of blocking, bolsters, cradles, pallets, racks, skids, etc., empty, returning in reverse of route used in loaded movement, and so certified
 
42311............. .....do..... Revenue movement of containers, bags, barrels, bottles, boxes, crates, cores, drums, kegs, reels, tubes, or carriers, NEC., empty, returning in reverse of route used in loaded movement and so certified
 

Excluded from this exemption are any movements for which a finding of market dominance has been made. However, this exemption shall not be construed as affecting in any way the existing regulations, agreements,  prescriptions, conditions, allowances or levels of compensation regarding the use of equipment, whether shipper or railroad owned or leased, including car hire, per diem and mileage allowances, and also including exemption from the anti-trust laws necessary to negotiate car service regulations or mandatory interchange of equipment or to maintain and execute such agreements. Nor shall this exemption be construed to affect existing Class III railroad ``protections'' in the case of boxcars.

(b) Conditions. Carriers must continue to comply with Board accounting and reporting requirements. All railroad tariffs pertaining to the transportation of these miscellaneous commodities will no longer apply. This exemption shall remain in effect, unless modified or revoked by a subsequent order of this Board.