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Titles (3)

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Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Introduced

COAT Act
Crude Oil Advance Tracking Act

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to enhance the safety of Class 3 flammable liquid transportation by rail, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
07/31/2019Introduced in Senate

All Actions (1)

Date All Actions
07/31/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Action By: Senate

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No cosponsors.


Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation07/31/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (07/31/2019)

Crude Oil Advance Tracking Act or the COAT Act

This bill addresses safety concerns regarding railroad carriers transporting Class 3 flammable liquids (e.g., crude oil) and other high hazardous liquids or gases.

Specifically, the bill

  • requires railroad carriers transporting Class 3 flammable liquids to (1) share information regarding such shipments with state emergency responders, including the number of gallons of the liquids; and (2) include in each annual report information regarding their ability to pay all costs of cleaning up a reasonable, worst-case spill;
  • provides grants for local communities to develop, improve, and implement emergency plans that address responses to high-hazard rail shipments; and
  • provides financial assistance for local projects, activities, and personnel that mitigate the impacts of, and public health or environmental risks associated with, the transport of flammable liquids or gases by rail.