H.R.1789 - Tank Car Safety and Security Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10] (Introduced 04/14/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Transportation and Infrastructure; Homeland Security|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/27/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Transportation Security. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1789 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/14/2015)
Tank Car Safety and Security Act of 2015
Directs the Secretary of Transportation (DOT) to revise federal regulations regarding DOT-111 tank cars used to move flammable liquids to: (1) improve tank car design standards for new cars to include an outer steel jacket around it and thermal protection, full-height head shields, and high-flow capacity pressure relief valves; and (2) require additional safety upgrades to tank cars built after October 2011 by including installation of such valves and design modifications to prevent bottom outlets from opening in case of accident.
Directs the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration to issue regulations to require that all rail safety coordinators ensure that no tank car containing crude oil is left unattended during any period that it is being transferred between railroad carriers or between a railroad carrier and a shipper.
Directs the Secretary to submit to Congress a plan to phase out older-model DOT-111 tank cars that are not retrofitted to meet the new federal requirements.