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2019 Regular Session
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At the request of: (at the request of Senate Interim Committee on Environment and Natural Resources)
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Bill Title: Relating to safe transportation of oil; prescribing an effective date.
Catchline/Summary: Directs Environmental Quality Commission to adopt rules applying certain oil spill prevention and emergency response planning requirements to high hazard train routes in this state.
Defines "high hazard train route" and "listed sensitive area" for purposes of contingency plans. Requires railroads that own or operate high hazard train routes to annually submit financial responsibility statements to Department of Environmental Quality. Requires department to levy and collect annual assessment equal to $___ per year. Requires railroads that own and operate high hazard train routes to pay share of annual assessment proportionate to high hazard train route track miles operated by railroads. Establishes High Hazard Train Route Oil Spill Prevention Fund. Requires moneys collected to be deposited in High Hazard Train Route Oil Spill Prevention Fund. Prescribes uses of fund. Requires facilities receiving crude oil from railroad cars to provide advance notice to department. Becomes operative January 1, 2020. Takes effect on 91st day following adjournment sine die.
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Fiscal Impact: May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued
Revenue Impact: May Have Revenue Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued
Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements
Current Location: In Senate Committee
Current Committee: Senate Committee On Environment and Natural Resources
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Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanations: Potential Conflicts of Interest/Vote Explanation Documents
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