49 U.S. Code § 5118 - Hazardous material technical assessment, research and development, and analysis program

§ 5118.
Hazardous material technical assessment, research and development, and analysis program
(a) Risk Reduction.—
(1)Program authorized.—The Secretary of Transportation may develop and implement a hazardous material technical assessment, research and development, and analysis program for the purpose of—
(A)
reducing the risks associated with the transportation of hazardous material; and
(B)
identifying and evaluating new technologies to facilitate the safe, secure, and efficient transportation of hazardous material.
(2)Coordination.—In developing the program under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall—
(A)
utilize information gathered from other modal administrations with similar programs;
(B)
coordinate with other modal administrations, as appropriate; and
(C)
coordinate, as appropriate, with other Federal agencies.
(b)Cooperation.—
In carrying out subsection (a), the Secretary shall work cooperatively with regulated and other entities, including shippers, carriers, emergency responders, State and local officials, and academic institutions.
(c) Cooperative Research.—
(1)In general.—
As part of the program established under subsection (a), the Secretary may carry out cooperative research on hazardous materials transport.
(2)National academies.—
The Secretary may enter into an agreement with the National Academies to support research described in paragraph (1).
(3)Research.—Research conducted under this subsection may include activities relating to—
(A)
emergency planning and response, including information and programs that can be readily assessed and implemented in local jurisdictions;
(B)
risk analysis and perception and data assessment;
(C)
commodity flow data, including voluntary collaboration between shippers and first responders for secure data exchange of critical information;
(D)
integration of safety and security;
(E)
cargo packaging and handling;
(F)
hazmat release consequences; and
(G)
materials and equipment testing.
(Added Pub. L. 112–141, div. C, title III, § 33007(a), July 6, 2012, 126 Stat. 835; amended Pub. L. 114–94, div. A, title VI, § 6014, Dec. 4, 2015, 129 Stat. 1570.)
Prior Provisions

A prior section 5118, Pub. L. 103–272, § 1(d), July 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 777; Pub. L. 108–426, § 2(c)(2), Nov. 30, 2004, 118 Stat. 2424, related to employment of additional hazardous material safety inspectors, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 109–59, title VII, § 7115(h), Aug. 10, 2005, 119 Stat. 1901.

Amendments

2015—Subsec. (a)(2)(C). Pub. L. 114–94, § 6014(1), added subpar. (C).

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 114–94, § 6014(2), added subsec. (c).

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.

Effective Date

Section effective Oct. 1, 2012, see section 3(a) of Pub. L. 112–141, set out as an Effective and Termination Dates of 2012 Amendment note under section 101 of Title 23, Highways.

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49 CFR - Transportation

49 CFR Part 105 - HAZARDOUS MATERIALS PROGRAM DEFINITIONS AND GENERAL PROCEDURES

49 CFR Part 106 - RULEMAKING PROCEDURES

49 CFR Part 107 - HAZARDOUS MATERIALS PROGRAM PROCEDURES

49 CFR Part 109 - DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION HAZARDOUS MATERIALS PROCEDURAL REGULATIONS FOR OPENING OF PACKAGES, EMERGENCY ORDERS, AND EMERGENCY RECALLS

49 CFR Part 110 - HAZARDOUS MATERIALS PUBLIC SECTOR TRAINING AND PLANNING GRANTS

49 CFR Part 171 - GENERAL INFORMATION, REGULATIONS, AND DEFINITIONS

49 CFR Part 172 - HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TABLE, SPECIAL PROVISIONS, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS COMMUNICATIONS, EMERGENCY RESPONSE INFORMATION, TRAINING REQUIREMENTS, AND SECURITY PLANS

49 CFR Part 173 - SHIPPERS—GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SHIPMENTS AND PACKAGINGS

49 CFR Part 174 - CARRIAGE BY RAIL

49 CFR Part 175 - CARRIAGE BY AIRCRAFT

49 CFR Part 176 - CARRIAGE BY VESSEL

49 CFR Part 177 - CARRIAGE BY PUBLIC HIGHWAY

49 CFR Part 178 - SPECIFICATIONS FOR PACKAGINGS

49 CFR Part 179 - SPECIFICATIONS FOR TANK CARS

49 CFR Part 180 - CONTINUING QUALIFICATION AND MAINTENANCE OF PACKAGINGS

 

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