H.R.4370 - Safe Transportation of Hazardous Materials Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Gonzalez, Charles A. [D-TX-20] (Introduced 12/16/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Latest Action:||House - 12/17/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4370 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (12/16/2009)
Safe Transportation of Hazardous Materials Act of 2009 - Requires railroad carriers engaged in the transportation of hazardous materials (hazmats) to submit to the Secretary of Transportation, and update annually, a plan for providing at least 48 hours notification to requesting local emergency responders before transporting hazmats through their jurisdictions.
Directs the Secretary to require carriers to demonstrate periodically that the plan's procedures are adequate to give appropriate notice to such responders.