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Titles (2)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Title(s) as Introduced

Crude by Rail Volatility Standard Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To prohibit transportation by rail of crude oil with a Ried vapor pressure of more than 9.5 pounds per square inch, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
01/08/2020Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date All Actions
01/09/2020Referred to the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
01/08/2020Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/08/2020Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (4)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]* 01/08/2020
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11]* 01/08/2020
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17]* 01/08/2020
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8]* 01/08/2020

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Transportation and Infrastructure01/08/2020 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials01/09/2020 Referred to

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Introduced in House (01/08/2020)

Crude by Rail Volatility Standard Act

This bill establishes a maximum volatility standard for crude oil.

Specifically, the bill

  • prohibits the transportation by rail of crude oil with Reid vapor pressure (a measure of gasoline's volatility) of more than 9.5 pounds per square inch (the maximum volatility set by the New York Mercantile Exchange for crude oil futures contracts), and
  • directs the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to finalize a rule setting a maximum volatility standard for crude oil and other hazardous materials transported by rail.