Under 49 U.S.C. 20106, issuance of the regulations in this part preempts any State law, regulation, or order covering the same subject matter, except for a provision necessary to eliminate or reduce an essentially local safety hazard if that provision is not incompatible with a law, regulation, or order of the United States government and does not unreasonably burden interstate commerce. Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to preempt an action under State law seeking damages for personal injury, death, or property damage alleging that a party has failed to comply with the Federal standard of care established by this part, has failed to comply with its own plan, rule, or standard that it created pursuant to this part, or has failed to comply with a State law, regulation, or order that is not incompatible with the first sentence of this paragraph.
[74 FR 25349, May 27, 2009]
Title 49 published on 2012-10-01
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