49 U.S. Code § 22702 - Authority

§ 22702.
(a)In General.—
Each State may prepare and maintain a State rail plan in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
(b)Requirements.—The Secretary shall establish the minimum requirements for the preparation and periodic revision of a State rail plan, including that a State shall—
establish or designate a State rail transportation authority to prepare, maintain, coordinate, and administer the plan;
establish or designate a State rail plan approval authority to approve the plan;
submit the State’s approved plan to the Secretary of Transportation for review; and
revise and resubmit a State-approved plan no less frequently than once every 4 years for acceptance by the Secretary.
(Added Pub. L. 110–432, div. B, title III, § 303(a), Oct. 16, 2008, 122 Stat. 4948; amended Pub. L. 114–94, div. A, title XI, § 11315(a)(1), Dec. 4, 2015, 129 Stat. 1674.)

2015—Subsec. (b)(4). Pub. L. 114–94 substituted “4 years for acceptance by the Secretary” for “5 years for reapproval by the Secretary”.

Effective Date of 2015 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 114–94 effective Oct. 1, 2015, see section 1003 of Pub. L. 114–94, set out as a note under section 5313 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.


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