Summary: S.1631 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (08/07/1987)

Radioactive Materials Transportation Act of 1987 - Directs the Secretary of Transportation to employ an additional 20 safety inspectors above the aggregate number authorized for FY 1988 for certain Federal agencies, in order to promote radioactive materials transportation safety in cooperation with safety inspectors of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and State and local governmental officials. Allocates such safety inspectors to the Research and Special Programs Administration, the Federal Railroad Administration, and the Federal Highway Administration.

Amends the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act to subject to a civil penalty any persons who commit violations of such Act (currently such persons must knowingly commit violations). Establishes a minimum civil penalty for violations of such Act or of its regulations. Authorizes appropriations.