Rule/Notice/NOFO: NTSB, Railroad, Pipeline, and Hazardous Materials Investigations

Federal Register/Notice:

Type of Requirement: ANPRM

Description:  NTSB is publishing this ANPRM to seek public feedback on whether it should define the terms ‘‘significant injury to the environment’’ and ‘‘substantial property damage’’ as they relate to the agency’s investigative authority involving pipeline accidents. Neither the agency’s statute nor the regulation currently defines these terms; thus, the NTSB seeks comments on whether defining them would better clarify the scope of regulatory coverage for its pipeline investigations. The issues raised in the comments submitted in response to this ANPRM will inform whether and how the NTSB will define these terms in its regulation.

How is it enforced by FTA, DOT, Direct grant requirement, triennial review or other?  NTSB would use newly defined terms in determining the scope of its investigations of pipeline incidents.

Is there a cost or time impact to grantees (best estimate):  TBD

APTA Comment/Letter:  Completed Comments

APTA Staff Advisor:  TBD

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