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H.R. 1571: Fire Department Proper Response and Equipment Prioritization Act

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 16, 2017 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1571

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 16, 2017

(for herself and Mr. Higgins of New York) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

A BILL

To provide first responders with planning, training, and equipment capabilities for crude oil-by-rail and ethanol-by-rail derailment and incident response, and for other purposes.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Fire Department Proper Response and Equipment Prioritization Act.

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Support for firefighters for crude oil-by-rail and ethanol-by-rail derailment and incident response

Section 33(c) of the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 (15 U.S.C. 2229(c)) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

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Priority

The Administrator of FEMA shall, in carrying out this section, give high priority consideration to grants providing for planning, training, and equipment to firefighters for crude oil-by-rail and ethanol-by-rail derailment and incident response.

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