S. 3187: Mandate Oil Spill Investigations and Emergency Rules (MOSIER) Act of 2016

A bill to increase the authorization of the National Transportation Safety Board through fiscal year 2020, to require the NTSB to investigate major oil and other hazardous materials derailments, to expand the Secretary of Transportation's emergency order authority, and to require the Secretary of Transportation to establish a volatility standard for crude oil transported by rail.

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Jul 13, 2016


Referred to Committee on Jul 13, 2016

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on July 13, 2016, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.


Jeff Merkley

Junior Senator from Oregon



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Last Updated: Jul 13, 2016
Length: 4 pages


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Jul 13, 2016

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