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Rail Division Rulemaking Actions

Proposed Rail Division Rules

These proposed rule changes are open for public comment. Please send your written comments to the ODOT Rules Coordinator.
There are no proposed Rail Division rules for public comment at this time.
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Recently Closed Rail Division Rules

These proposals are no longer open for public comment. The Oregon Transportation Commission will consider approval of these rule changes at its next meeting.

There are no recently closed Rail Division rules at this time.

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Recently Adopted Rail Division Rules

Rule changes that have been adopted approximately within the last six months.

Repeal of 741-520-0010

The ODOT Rail Division has repealed the rule that adotped federal hazardous materials regulations because its provisions are now incorporated into newly revised 741-510-0015. This rulemaking action eliminates the duplication.

Filing Certificate

Rule repealed:741-520-0010
Filed and effective: November 17, 2015

Oregon Railroad Hazardous Materials Transportation Rules

ODOT's Rail Division worked with its rulemaking advisory committee to draft amendments to Division 510 rules relating to the transportation of hazardous materials by rail. This rulemaking modernized the rules, established the roles and responsibilities for communications and notifications of hazardous materials transport by rail, incident response, and aligned Oregon's rules with federal regulations.

Final Rule Text          Filing Certificate

Rules adopted: 741-510-0015, 741-510-0025, 741-510-0035, 741-510-0045, 741-510-0050
Rules amended: 741-510-0010, 741-510-0020
Rules repealed: 741-510-0030, 741-510-0040
Filed and effective: September 3, 2015

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Published Rail Division Rules

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