H.R. 14628 (93rd): Transportation of Hazardous Materials Act

May 07, 1974 (93rd Congress, 1973–1974)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Dan Kuykendall
Representative for Tennessee's 8th congressional district

This bill was introduced on May 7, 1974, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 07, 1974
Referred to Committee May 07, 1974
Full Title

A bill to improve the regulatory control over the transportation of hazardous materials, to provide uniform civil sanctions for violations of hazardous materials regulations.


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Transportation of Hazardous Materials Act - States that the Secretary of Transportation may prescribe regulations for the safe transportation in interstate and foreign commerce of hazardous materials.
Provides that regulations shall be applicable to a carrier, a shipper utilizing a vessel or a carrier, and a person who manufactures, fabricates, marks, maintains, reconditions, repairs, or tests a package or container which may be used for the transportation of hazardous materials.
Stipulates that regulations may cover any aspect of the transportation of hazardous materials which the Secretary deems necessary or appropriate and shall include, but are not limited to, regulations covering:
(1) the packing, handling, labeling, marking, placarding, and routing of hazardous material, and
(2) the manufacture, fabrication, marking, maintenance, reconditioning, repair, or testing of a package or container which may be used for the transportation of hazardous materials.
Sets forth civil penalties for violations of the provisions of this Act.

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