1. Response preparedness related to derailments, discharge incidents, and 24
spills involving trains carrying oil or other hazardous substances.
2. The general hazards of oil and hazardous substances.
3. Techniques to assess hazards to the environment, individuals responding to 2
a discharge, and the public.
4. Factors a local incident commander must consider in responding to a 4
(b) From the appropriation under s. 20.155 (2) (h), the office shall make 6
payments to fire departments to cover the following expenses relating to training 7
provided under this subsection:
1. Actual training costs.
2. Purchase, maintenance, and replacement of gear and equipment.
3. Supplies procured for training or for gear and equipment.
4. Costs associated with emergency planning.
(c) The office shall prioritize the allocation of funds under par. (b) based on the 13
1. Training needs of fire departments.
2. Risk to the community.
3. Balanced distribution of funds through the state.
Each railroad corporation required to comply with subs. (1) and (2) (a) shall 18
complete the requirements of subs. (1) and (2) (a) within one year after the effective 19
date of this subsection .... [LRB inserts date], and once every 3 years thereafter.
Each railroad corporation operating in this state shall communicate at least 21
once annually with the emergency manager of each county and city and the senior 22
fire officer of each fire department having jurisdiction along the route upon which 23
the railroad corporation's trains operate to coordinate emergency response activities.
In the event of a discharge, the railroad corporation operating the train that 25
discharged material shall do all of the following:
(a) Within one hour of confirmation of a discharge, provide a qualified railroad 2
employee to advise the local incident commander.
(b) Within 3 hours of confirmation of a discharge, deliver monitoring equipment 4
and a trained operator to assist in the protection of responders and the public.
(c) Within 3 hours of confirmation of a discharge, deliver qualified personnel 6
to assess the discharge and advise the local incident commander.
(d) Within 8 hours of confirmation of a discharge, deliver equipment capable 8
of containing 10 percent of the discharge.
(e) Within 60 hours of confirmation of a discharge, deliver equipment capable 10
of containing 100 percent of the discharge.
The office shall plan and coordinate activities necessary to carry out the 12
purposes of this section, including rail safety inspection.
299.67 of the statutes is created to read:
14299.67 Safety requirements for railroads.
The department shall do all of 15
Assist the office of the commissioner of railroads in providing training on 17
the general hazards of oil and hazardous substances, as required under s. 192.45 (2) 18
Assist the office of the commissioner of railroads in conducting emergency 20
preparedness drills and training.
Assist railroad corporations in identifying measures to prevent 22
Conduct inspections and drills as necessary to ensure railroad corporation 24
preparedness to prevent environmental pollution.
Review prevention and response plans submitted to the department under 2
s. 192.45 (1).
778.25 (1) (a) 9. of the statutes is created to read:
(a) 9. Under chs. 190 to 192.
(1) Rail inspectors.
The authorized FTE positions for the office of the 7
commissioner of railroads, funded from the appropriation under section 20.155 (2) 8
(h) of the statutes, are increased by 4.0 PR positions for the purpose of increasing the 9
number of rail safety inspector positions.
(2) Report on response preparedness.
No later than January 15, 2017, the 11
office of the commissioner of railroads shall submit to the appropriate standing 12
committees of the legislature under section 13.172 (3) of the statutes a report that 13
includes all of the following:
(a) The emergency preparedness response framework within the state relating 15
to incidents involving oil and other hazardous materials transported by rail.
(b) An assessment of the training needs of fire departments and first 17
responders to respond to discharges or spills involving oil and other hazardous 18
materials transported by rail, including the estimated cost to provide such training 19
and benchmarks for assessing training needs in the future.
(c) An inventory of public and private resources for responding to a spill or 21
discharge, including response equipment, equipment staging locations, mutual aid 22
agreements, and the capacities across industries involved in the transportation and 23
storage of oil and other hazardous materials.
(d) Information on the amount assessed under section 189.02 (8) of the statutes 25
and an explanation of how that assessment was calculated.
(e) Recommendations for long-range incident preparedness related to oil and 2
other hazardous materials.
(f) Recommendations for proposed legislative changes.
(3) Evaluation of response preparedness funding.
No later than November 5
1, 2017, the office of the commissioner of railroads shall submit to the appropriate 6
standing committees of the legislature under section 13.172 (3) of the statutes a 7
report that includes all of the following:
(a) An update to the initial report of response preparedness that identifies 9
(b) An evaluation of the effectiveness of training using the benchmarks 11
identified in the initial report of response preparedness.
(c) Identification of current sources of funds, funding levels, and funding needs 13
for response preparedness activities.
(d) Analysis of equity in the distribution of funding sources for preparedness 15
activities, including an examination of the public-private partnership financing 16
model and a review of balance across industries involved in storage and distribution 17
of oil and other hazardous materials.
(e) Recommendations for proposed legislative changes.
(4) Report by the department of transportation.
No later than November 1, 20
2017, the secretary of transportation shall submit to the appropriate standing 21
committees of the legislature under section 13.172 (3) of the statutes a report that 22
includes all of the following:
(a) Information that assists in risk management associated with 24
transportation of oil and other hazardous materials by rail.
(b) Criteria for prioritizing needs and improvements of at-grade crossings.
(c) Recommendations for safety improvements.
(d) Analysis of state rail inspection activities.