UP and BNSF Submittals

This page last reviewed March 22, 2013

The 2005 Statewide Railyard Agreement requires that UP and BNSF submit detailed information to the ARB. Information provided by UP and BNSF is provided below.

INFORMATION SUBMITTALS BY THE RAILROAD COMPANIES

1. Union Pacific Railroad (UP)

  • Idling Reduction:
    • California Intrastate Locomotive Inventory (PDF-392k) (as of 4/30/2010)
    • Idling Reduction Program & Community Reporting Process (PDF-24k)
    • Idling Reduction Training Program (PDF-84k)
    • Idling Reduction Program Training Plan (PDF-25k)
    • UP Idle Reduction Training Brochure "The Lowdown on the Shutdown" (PDF-629k)
  • Visible Emission Reduction:
    • Locomotive Visible Emissions Observations 2002 - 2005 (PDF-14k)
    • Visible Emissions Reduction Program Training Program (PDF-186k)
    • California Visible Emission Reduction and Repair Program (PDF-25k)
  • Early Review of Impacts of Air Emision from Designated Yards
  • Health Risk Assessment:
    • Union Pacific Railroad Project Plan Outline for Emission Estimation and Dispersion Modeling of Railyards Under the ARB/Railroad Statewide Agreement of June 2005 (PDF-17k)

2. BNSF Railways (BNSF)

  • Idling Reduction:
    • California Intrastate Locomotive Inventory (PDF-36k) (as of 4/30/2010)
    • Idling Reduction Training Program (PDF-12k)
  • Visible Emission Reduction:
    • Report on number of visible emissions inspection conducted in June, July and August of 2005 (PDF-8k)
    • Visible Emission Reduction Training Program (PDF-12k)
    • Visible Emission Reduction and Repair Program (PDF-403k)
  • Early Review of Impacts of Air Emision from Designated Yards
  • Health Risk Assessments:
    • Proposed Study Plan for Collection of Data for Overall Risk Assessment For BNSF Rail Sites in California (PDF-174k)


3. Joint Work by UP and BNSF

  • Technical Assessments:
    • Current Diesel Particulate Filter Use for Locomotives in the U.S and Europe: Summary (PDF-34k) - Presentation (PDF-931k) - Attachment (PDF-9k) (Joint Work by BNSF, UP, and Southwest Reasearch Institute)


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