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Prohibited Hazardous Commodities

Certain hazardous intermodal shipments are prohibited. (See the BNSF Intermodal Rules and Policies Guide, Prohibited Item, for a complete list of prohibited shipments.) You can also use this search tool for information on specific hazardous commodities.

The following hazardous intermodal shipments cannot be accepted by BNSF. Prohibited hazardous commodities vary by equipment (trailers, containers, bulk bladders (flexi-tanks) and tank containers).

Trailers and Containers

Hazard Class / Division / PIH and TIHProhibited
1.1 To and from Barbours Cut, Texas, Galveston, Texas, Houston, Texas, La Porte, Texas, and Morgans Point, regardless of weight/quantity. At all other locations, shipments with 5,000 pounds or more of Division 1.1.
1.2 To and from Barbours Cut, TX, Galveston, TX, Houston, TX, La Porte, TX, and Morgans Point, regardless of weight/quantity. At all other locations, shipments with 5,000 pounds or more of Division 1.2.
1.3 To and from Barbours Cut, TX, Galveston, TX, Houston, TX, La Porte, TX, and Morgans Point, regardless of weight/quantity. At all other locations, shipments with 5,000 pounds or more of Division 1.3.
1.4 To and from Barbours Cut, TX, Galveston, TX, La Porte, TX, and Morgans Point, regardless of weight/quantity.
Toxic or poison inhalations hazards, including anhydrous ammonia* 1,000 pounds or greater
Hazardous waste Receipt at BNSF intermodal facilities, on-dock and interchange

Bulk Bladders (Flexi-tanks)

Hazard Class / Division / PIH and TIHProhibited
All hazardous commodities Receipt at BNSF intermodal facilities, on-dock and interchange

Tank Containers

Hazard Class / Division / PIH and TIHProhibited
3 Allyl chloride
3 Benzene
3 Carbon disulfide
6.1 Carbon tetrachloride
3 Chlorobenzene
6.1 Chlorobenzyl chloride
6.1 Chloroform
3 Dichloropropene
6.1 Epichlorohydrin
3 Ethyl chloride
3 Ethylene dichloride
2.1 Flammable gases (all)
6.1 Methyl chloroform (1,1,1 trichloroethane)
6.1 Methylene chloride (dichloromethane)
6.1 Methylene chloride / chloroform mixture
3 O-dichlorobenzene
2.2 Non-flammable gases (all, except argon and carbon dioxide)
6.1 Perchloroethylene (tetrachloroethylene)
6.1 Perchloroethylene / trichloroethylene mixture
2.3 Poison gases (all)
Toxic or poison inhalations hazards * Poison/toxic inhalation hazards (PIH/TIH) (all, regardless of weight), including anhydrous ammonia
6.1 Trichloroethylene
Hazardous Waste Receipt at BNSF intermodal facilities, on-dock and interchange
* = For PIH/TIH see 49 CFR 172.203 or TIH/PIH List

Any shipment tendered to BNSF containing these commodities (including residue) will be assessed a $10,000 charge and other applicable charges, and the shipper will be notified to pick up the shipment.