H.R. 4370 (111th): Safe Transportation of Hazardous Materials Act of 2009

Introduced:
Dec 16, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Charles “Charlie” Gonzalez
Representative for Texas's 20th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Dec 16, 2009
Length
2 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 3383 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 04, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on December 16, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Dec 16, 2009
Referred to Committee Dec 16, 2009
 
Full Title

To require railroad carriers to prepare and maintain a plan for notifying local emergency responders before transporting hazardous materials through their jurisdictions.

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Cosponsors
2 cosponsors (2D) (show)
Committees

House Transportation and Infrastructure

Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management

Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials

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12/16/2009--Introduced.
Safe Transportation of Hazardous Materials Act of 2009 - Requires railroad carriers engaged in the transportation of hazardous materials (hazmats) to submit to the Secretary of Transportation, and update annually, a plan for providing at least 48 hours notification to requesting local emergency responders before transporting hazmats through their jurisdictions.
Directs the Secretary to require carriers to demonstrate periodically that the plan's procedures are adequate to give appropriate notice to such responders.

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