Rule/Notice/NOFO: PHMSA, Hazardous Materials: FAST Act Requirements for Real-Time Train Consist Information

Federal Register/Notice:

Type of Requirement:  NPRM

Description:  PHMSA proposes amendments to its Hazardous Materials Regulations to require all railroads to generate in electronic form, maintain, and provide to first responders, emergency response officials, and law enforcement personnel, certain information regarding hazardous materials in rail transportation to enhance emergency response and investigative efforts. The proposal responds to a safety recommendation of the National Transportation Safety Board and statutory mandates in The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, as amended, and complements existing regulatory requirements pertaining to the generation, maintenance, and provision of similar information in hard copy form, as well as other hazard communication requirements.

How is it enforced by FTA, DOT, Direct grant requirement, triennial review or other?  PHMSA enforces this requirement through its inspection program.

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

APTA Comment/Letter: APTA coordinated with relevant committees to develop consensus comments. You can review the Completed Comments

APTA Staff Advisor:  Marie Benton,

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