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Rail Transportation Security Information Collection Under Review

Friday, January 13, 2012
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Transportation Security Administration is requesting comments no later than March 13 on an information collection concerning rail transportation security. This collection requires freight railroad carriers, shippers and receivers in a high threat urban area that handle certain categories and quantities of hazardous materials to provide location and shipping information on rail cars under their physical custody and control to TSA upon request. This collection also requires freight railroad carriers, certain rail hazardous materials shipper and receiver facilities, passenger railroad carriers, and rail mass transit systems to report to TSA significant security concerns, which include security incidents, suspicious activities and threat information. In addition, freight railroad carriers and the affected shippers and receivers of hazardous materials are required to document the transfer of custody of certain hazardous materials.

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