Transport of Oil and Flammable Liquids by Rail

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Rail Safety - Improved Human Capital Planning Could Address Emerging Safety Oversight Challenges

http://www.gao.gov/assets/660/659536.pdf


Critiques human resources aspects of rail transportation for the Federal Railroad Administration.
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Rail Safety - Federal Railroad Administration Should Report on Risks to the Successful Implementation of Mandated Safety Technology
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d11133.pdf


Discusses railroads' progress in developing and implement PTC and the benefits.
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U.S. Rail Transportation of Crude Oil: Background and Issues for Congress
http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43390.pdf



Discusses issues relative to train transportation of crude oil.
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Positive Train Control (PTC): Overview and Policy Issues


https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42637.pdf



Examines the issues regarding the positive train control (PTC) device.
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Crude Oil Properties Relevant to Rail Transport Safety: In Brief
http://www.hsdl.org/?view&did=751042


Focuses on Bakken crude oil and describes properties for classification and transportation.
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Literature Survey of Crude Oil Properties Relevant to Handling and Fire Safety in Transport
http://prod.sandia.gov/techlib/access-control.cgi/2015/151823.pdf


Surveys sources of information on crude oil properties and combustion events of rail transport spills.
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Report of the Auditor General of Canada: Oversight of Rail Safety - Transport Canada
http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/internet/docs/parl_oag_201311_07_e.pdf


Presents the conclusions concerning management of rail safety risks by federal railways.
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Transportation of Dangerous Products
http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/internet/docs/parl_cesd_201112_01_e.pdf


Investigates Transport Canada and the National Energy Board's risk-based approach regarding transportation of dangerous goods.
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Report and Recommendations of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods General Policy Advisory Council (GPAC) Emergency Response Assistance Plan (ERAP) Working Group Relating to Class 3 Flammable Liquids
http://www.tc.gc.ca/media/documents/tdg-eng/5807-2014-3477-F-BT8821720-ERAP-WG-Report-and-Recommendations-FINAL-21-en-rev-AAA-rev.pdf


Outlines issues related to the Emergency Response Assistance Plans and oil transportation.
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Transportation of Dangerous Goods General Policy Advisory Council (GPAC) Working Group (WG) On: Means of Containment (DOT 111 tank cars) Recommendations to the Federal Minister of Transport
http://www.tc.gc.ca/media/documents/tdg-eng/5808-2014-3478-F-BT8821720-FINAL1-Recommendation-Document-GPAC-MOC-W-1-en-rev-AAA-rev.pdf


Focuses on DOT-111 tank cars and crude oil transportation.
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GPAC Testing and Classification Working Group Submission and Recommendations: Strengthening the Testing and Classification Framework for Crude Oil by Rail
http://www.tc.gc.ca/media/documents/tdg-eng/5806-2014-3479-F-BT8821720-CAPP-EDMS-238982-v1-Jan-31-14-GPAC-Test-C-en-rev-AAA.pdf


Presents analysis concerning the testing and classification of crude oil for transportation.
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Transporting Crude Oil in New York State: A Review of Incident Prevention and Response Capacity
http://www.eli.org/sites/default/files/docs/nyscrudeoilreport.pdf


Examines the federal and New York legislative framework and roles in prevention and response of oil spills.
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Transporting Crude Oil in New York State: A Review of Incident Prevention and Response Capacity - Status Update
https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/CrudeOilUpdateReport.pdf


Outlines New York's implementation of new crude shipment procedures.
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Oil by Rail Safety in California
http://www.ourenergypolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Rail.pdf


Examinines issues surrounding oil transportation by rail and gives recommendations.
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Moving Energy Safely - A Study of the Safe Transport of Hydrocarbons by Pipelines, Tankers and Railcars in Canada
http://www.parl.gc.ca/Content/SEN/Committee/411/enev/rep/rep12aug13-e.pdf


Discusses safe transportation of bulk hydrocarbons by transmission pipelines, tankers and railcars in Canada.
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Washington State 2014 Marine and Rail Oil Transportation Study
https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/documents/1508010.pdf


Analysis of the risks associated with the transport of oil in Washington.
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Oil and Chemical Spills: Federal Emergency Response Framework
http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R43251.pdf


Describes the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP) and how it works.
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Oil Spill Legislation in the 112th Congress
http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R41684.pdf


Compilation of legislation related to spills, including prevention, preparedness, response, liability, and compensation.
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Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act: A Summary of Superfund Cleanup Authorities and Related Provisions of the Act
http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R41039.pdf


Summarizes the major cleanup authorities of CERCLA and other relevant provisions.


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