RD126 - Annual Report to the Joint Subcommittee Studying Measures to Reduce Emissions from Coal-Carrying Railroad Cars per Senate Resolution No. 257, February 2014
Summary of Key Accomplishments in 2013
• Norfolk Southern Corporation's (Norfolk Southern's) Performance Monitoring Plan remains fully implemented.
• The Trackside Monitor in Altavista, VA has been upgraded with new sensors and continues to monitor trains headed for the Tidewater area, providing timely and valuable feedback to the mines participating in Norfolk Southern's coal dust reduction program.
• The 1-800 Dusting Report Line continues to be available to record any complaints from persons and businesses located in the rail corridors through which Norfolk Southern transports coal. In 2013 there was one complaint logged from Virginia on the 1-800 line.
• Monitoring of particulate matter (PMIO) near Lamberts Point in Norfolk, VA continues to demonstrate compliance with DEQ ambient air quality standards.
In accordance with the 1997 Virginia Senate Joint Resolution No. 257, Norfolk Southern summarizes the efforts to identify and mitigate fugitive coal dust emissions from its rail corridors and facilities in the Commonwealth during the calendar year 2013. This report illustrates Norfolk Southern's compliance with the resolution and our commitment to protect the environment.