Text: H.R.1571 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/16/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1571


To provide first responders with planning, training, and equipment capabilities for crude oil-by-rail and ethanol-by-rail derailment and incident response, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 16, 2017

Ms. Herrera Beutler (for herself and Mr. Higgins of New York) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology


A BILL

To provide first responders with planning, training, and equipment capabilities for crude oil-by-rail and ethanol-by-rail derailment and incident response, 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 “Fire Department Proper Response and Equipment Prioritization Act”.

SEC. 2. Support for firefighters for crude oil-by-rail and ethanol-by-rail derailment and incident response.

Section 33(c) of the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 (15 U.S.C. 2229(c)) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(4) PRIORITY.—The Administrator of FEMA shall, in carrying out this section, give high priority consideration to grants providing for planning, training, and equipment to firefighters for crude oil-by-rail and ethanol-by-rail derailment and incident response.”.