U.S. Code of Federal Regulations

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§ 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 16001-T, eff. 1-1-92Dimension stone, quarry.
14 2......doCrushed or broken stone or riprap.
14 411......doSand (aggregate or ballast).
14 412......doGravel (aggregate or ballast).
20......doFood 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......doTextile mill products.
23......doApparel or other finished textile products or knit apparel.
24......doLumber or wood products.
25......doFurniture or fixtures.
26......doPulp, 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......doPrinted matter.
28 195 22-23......doIron chloride, liquid.
28 195 27-30......doIron sulphate.
28 195 68-69......doFerrous sulphate.
29 914......doCoke produced from coal.
29 915......doDistillate or residual fuel oil from coal refining.
30......doRubber or miscellaneous plastics products except
30 111 Rubber pneumatic tires or parts.
31......doLeather or leather products.
32......doClay, 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......doPrimary metal products, including galvanized.
34......doFabricated metal products except
34 6 Metal stampings.
34 919 40 Radioactive material shipping containers, etc.
35......doMachinery except
35 11 Steam engines, turbines, turbine generator sets, or parts.
35 85 Refrigerators or refrigeration machinery or complete air-conditioning units.
36......doElectrical machinery, equipment or supplies except
36 12 Power, distribution or specialty transformers.
36 21 Motors or generators.
37 11......doMotor vehicles.
37 14......doMotor vehicle parts or accessories.
38......doInstruments, photographic goods, optical goods, watches or clocks.
39......doMiscellaneous products of manufacturing.
41 1186001-U, eff. 1-1-93Used vehicles.
14 7156001-V, eff. 1-1-94Rock salt.
20 143......doGrease or inedible tallow.
28 133......doCarbon dioxide.
28 991......doSalt.
32-4......doHydraulic cement.
34 9126001-W, eff. 1-1-95Steel shipping containers.
40 211......doIron and steel scrap.
33 1196001-X, eff. 1-11-96Blast furnace, open hearth, rolling mill or coke oven products, NEC.
205116001-X, eff. 1-1-96Bread 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.

[48 FR 24901, June 3, 1983] Editorial Note:For Federal Register citations affecting § 1039.11, see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding Aids section of the printed volume and at www.govinfo.gov.