Proposed Rule

Railroad Safety Enforcement Procedures; Enforcement, Appeal and Hearing Procedures for Rail Routing Decisions

  • 16
  • Apr
  • 2008
DOCKET NUMBER: 2007-28573
SUBJECT: Hazardous Materials
KEYWORDS: Routing, PHMSA, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, PIH, Poisonous-by-inhalation Hazardous Materials, TIH, Toxic-by-inhalation Hazardous Materials
ABSTRACT: In a separate document published today, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is requiring railroad carriers to compile annual data on specified shipments of hazardous materials (security-sensitive materials), use the data to analyze safety and security risks along rail transportation routes where those materials are transported, assess alternative routing options, and make routing decisions based on those assessments. This document proposes procedures to enable railroad carriers to challenge rail routing decisions made by the FRA Associate Administrator for Safety in accordance with PHMSA�s requirements.
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