U.S. Code of Federal Regulations

Regulations most recently checked for updates: Sep 22, 2020

§ 1039.10 - Exemption of agricultural commodities except grain, soybeans, and sunflower seeds.

The rail transportation of the commodities listed below is exempt from the provisions of subtitle IV of title 49, except that carriers must continue to comply with Board accounting and reporting requirements, including a brief statement in their annual reports of operations under this exemption, and must maintain copies of rates, charges, rules or regulations, for traffic moved under this exemption, at their principal office, subject to inspection, and send a letter of notification to the docket [Ex Parte No. 346 (Sub-No. 14)], within 30 days, of the fact that they are using the exemption. All tariffs pertaining to the transportation of these miscellaneous commodities will no longer apply except to the extent adopted by carrier quotations. The categories of commodities which are exempt under this decision, by Standard Transportation Commodity Code (STCC) number are:

01Farm products, with the exception of grain (STCC No. 0113), soybeans (STCC No. 01144), and sunflower seeds (STCC No. 0114940).
09Fresh fish and other marine products.
20-11Fresh meat.
20-15Fresh dressed poultry.
20-17Processed poultry.
20-21Creamery Butter.
20-23Condensed, Evaporated or Dried Milk.
20-25Cheese and Special Dairy Products.
20-26Processed Whole Milk.
20-141Hides and Skins.
20-144Animal refuse, tankage, or meat meal.
20-421-27Citrus pomace.
20-712-12Shelled walnuts.
20-914-25Cottonseed hulls.
20-915Cotton linters.
20-999-29Butter and honey mixed.
20-999-41Honey, comb, granulated or strained, or heat treated to retard granulation.
20-999-76Freeze-dried poultry.
20-999-77Freeze-dried meat.
20-999-78Freeze-dried salad ingredients.
20-999-93Fresh and salted meat and products mixed, not hung.
20-999-94Fresh and salted meat and products mixed, hung and not hung.
21-4Stemmed or redried tobacco.
22-811-30Cotton, carded, dyed or not dyed, but not spun, woven or knitted, but including cotton lap.
22-911-63Mattress felt, nec, cjors, not finished.
22-911-74Felts, cotton, nec.
22-971-35Wool, nec, scoured.
22-995-22Flax fibre.
22-999-26Cotton linters, bleached or dyed.
and shall embrace all articles assigned additional digits. The STCC shall be those code numbers in effect as of January 1, 1979, as shown in Standard Transportation Commodity Code Tariff 1-G, STB STCC 6001-C. Nothing in this exemption shall be construed to affect our jurisdiction under section 10502 or our ability to enforce this decision or any subsequent decision made under authority of this exemption section. Consistent with the exemptions in § 1039.11 and § 1039.14, this exemption shall not apply to the regulation of demurrage, except the regulation of demurrage related to transportation that is subject to § 1039.13. This exemption shall remain in effect, unless modified or revoked by a subsequent order of this Board. [48 FR 9277, Mar. 4, 1983; 49 FR 22095, May 25, 1984, as amended at 49 FR 26745, June 29, 1984; 49 FR 27321, July 3, 1984; 64 FR 53267, Oct. 1, 1999; 69 FR 58365, Sept. 30, 2004; 85 FR 12756, Mar. 4, 2020]