SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 2455
94TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES DUSENBERG (Sponsor), WILDBERGER AND SILVEY (Co-sponsors).
Read 1st time March 26, 2008 and copies ordered printed.
D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 389, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to rail transport of hazardous materials.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 389, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 389.1015, to read as follows:
389.1015. 1. Every railroad company and railroad corporation that operates trains within this state shall provide the Missouri emergency response commission or other designees approved by the governor of this state with a monthly report of all key shipments of hazardous materials that were transported by such railroad company and railroad corporation through or within this state. A separate report shall be made for every month in which key shipments were transported. The report shall be due within sixty days following the last day of the month being reported and shall include only information for that month.
2. As used in this section, "key shipments" means cars classified as being loaded by the railroad carrier that contain any of the following commodities:
(1) Spent nuclear fuel or high level radioactive waste moving under the following hazardous materials response codes:
(a) Standard transportation commodity classification number 4829125;
(b) Standard transportation commodity classification number 4929140; or
(c) Standard transportation commodity classification number 4929150;
(2) Any tank cars containing materials that require the phrase poison inhalation hazard or anhydrous ammonia; or
(3) Cars transporting class 1.1 or 1.2 explosives;
3. The report required under this section shall include the following information regarding key shipments:
(1) The railroad that handled such shipment;
(2) The car initials and number;
(3) The weight and quantity of the railcar, trailer, or container;
(4) The material transported in the railcar, trailer, or container, including proper shipping name and the United Nations or North American identification number or numbers;
(5) The route of the shipment from the point where it either originated within or entered into this state and until it either exited or reached its final destination for unloading or storage within this state. The route shall include a timetable with station names at intervals of not more than sixty miles.
4. Any key shipments moving less than a total distance of ten miles shall be exempt from the requirements under this section.