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2017 Regular Session
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At the request of:
Chief Sponsors: Representative Smith Warner
Regular Sponsors: Representative Holvey, Keny-Guyer (Presession Filed)
Bill Title: Relating to safe transport of hazardous materials; prescribing an effective date.
Catchline/Summary: Modifies requirements for content of State Fire Marshal plan for coordinated response to oil or hazardous material spills or releases that occur during rail transport.
Requires owners and operators of high hazard train routes to submit contingency plans to Department of Environmental Quality. Directs Environmental Quality Commission to adopt rules for preparation of contingency plans for high hazard train routes. Adds railroad cars to definition of "facility" for purposes of liability for oil spillage under oil or hazardous material spillage statutes. Defines "high hazard train route" and "listed sensitive area" for purposes of contingency plans. Requires proof of financial responsibility for high hazard train routes. Establishes High Hazard Train Route Oil Spill Prevention Fund. Specifies uses of fund. Requires Department of Environmental Quality to include listed sensitive areas along high hazard train routes in integrated, interagency response plan for oil or hazardous material spills in certain areas of state. Requires Department of Transportation to cooperate with office of State Fire Marshal and Department of Environmental Quality in coordinating development of single plan and procedure for regulation of transportation of hazardous material and waste and radioactive material and waste in Oregon. Becomes operative January 1, 2018. Takes effect on 91st day following adjournment sine die.
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Fiscal Impact: Budget Report Issued
Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact
Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements
Current Location: In House Committee
Current Committee: Joint Committee On Ways and Means
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