S.3187 - Mandate Oil Spill Investigations and Emergency Rules (MOSIER) Act of 2016114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR] (Introduced 07/13/2016)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/13/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.3187 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (07/13/2016)
Mandate Oil Spill Investigations and Emergency Rules (MOSIER) Act of 2016
This bill reauthorizes through FY2020 the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). A specified amount is set-aside for costs to carry out railroad accident investigations and investigations of significant railroad incidents.
The bill requires the NTSB to investigate derailments involving a significant release of hazardous materials into the environment within close proximity to communities, personal property, or critical landscapes.
The bill expands the authority of the Department of Transportation (DOT) to issue emergency orders for unsafe occurrences causing, or potentially causing, an emergency or reoccurring situation involving a hazard of death, personal injury, or significant harm to the environment.
DOT shall establish and enforce a national standard for the maximum volatility of crude oil to be permitted to be shipped by rail based on the safest practicable standard.