Summary

A bill to improve hazardous materials transportation safety and for other purposes. Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Dec 14, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Date Introduced
Dec 7, 2011

Bill Text

A BILL

To improve hazardous materials transportation safety and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety Improvement Act of 2011''.

SEC. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS.

The table of contents for this Act is as follows:

Sec. 1. Short title. Sec. 2. Table of contents. Sec. 3. Definition. Sec. 4. References to title 49, United States Code. Sec. 5. Training for emergency responders. Sec. 6. Paperless Hazard Communications Pilot Program. Sec. 7. Improving data collection, analysis, and reporting. Sec. 8. Loading and unloading of hazardous materials. Sec. 9. Hazardous material technical assessment, research and development, and analysis program. Sec. 10. Hazardous Material Enforcement Training Program. Sec. 11. Inspections. Sec. 12. Civil penalties. Sec. 13. Reporting of fees. Sec. 14. Special permits, approvals, and exclusions. Sec. 15. Highway routing disclosures. Sec. 16. Authorization of appropriations.

SEC. 3. DEFINITION.

In this Act, the term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of Transportation.

SEC. 4. REFERENCES TO TITLE 49, UNITED STATES CODE.

Except as otherwise expressly provided, whenever in this Act an amendment or repeal is expressed in terms of an amendment to, or repeal of, a section or other provision, the reference shall be considered to be made to a section or other provision of title 49, United States Code.

SEC. 5. TRAINING FOR EMERGENCY RESPONDERS.

(a) Training Curriculum.--Section 5115 is amended-- (1) in subsection (b)(1)(B), by striking ``basic''; (2)...

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Bill Summary

A bill to improve hazardous materials transportation safety and for other purposes.

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