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File #: 16-0621    Version: 0 Name: Transport of Crude Oil by Rail
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed - End of Term
File created: 1/26/2016 In control: Judiciary and Legislative Investigations
On agenda: Final action: 12/5/2016
Enactment #:
Title: Transport of Crude Oil by Rail FOR the purpose of requiring the City to conduct a health impacts assessment and a risk assessment of the transport of crude oil by rail; requiring the City to update, periodically study, and report on the City's incident response plans as they relate to the transport of crude oil by rail; requiring the City to create a mechanism to ensure proper clean up and effective response to derailments or other adverse impacts; requiring the City to develop certain public outreach programs; and providing for a special effective date.
Sponsors: President Young, James B. Kraft, Brandon M. Scott, Carl Stokes, Eric T. Costello, Nick Mosby, Sharon Green Middleton, Robert Curran, Warren Branch, Bill Henry, William "Pete" Welch, Mary Pat Clarke, Rochelle Spector, Edward Reisinger
Indexes: Crude Oil, Rail, Transport
Attachments: 1. 16-0621~1st Reader, 2. Finance 16-0621, 3. Health 16-0621, 4. City Solicitor 16-0621, 5. OMEM 16-0621
EXPLANATION: CAPITALS indicate matter added to existing law.
[Brackets] indicate matter deleted from existing law.

* WARNING: THIS IS AN UNOFFICIAL, INTRODUCTORY COPY OF THE BILL.
THE OFFICIAL COPY CONSIDERED BY THE CITY COUNCIL IS THE FIRST READER COPY.
INTRODUCTORY*

CITY OF BALTIMORE
COUNCIL BILL

Introduced by: President Young
At the request of: Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Address: c/o Jon Kenney, 6030 Carroll Ave., Suite 720, Tacoma Park, Md. 20912
Telephone: 240-396-1985

A BILL ENTITLED

AN ORDINANCE concerning
title
Transport of Crude Oil by Rail
FOR the purpose of requiring the City to conduct a health impacts assessment and a risk assessment of the transport of crude oil by rail; requiring the City to update, periodically study, and report on the City's incident response plans as they relate to the transport of crude oil by rail; requiring the City to create a mechanism to ensure proper clean up and effective response to derailments or other adverse impacts; requiring the City to develop certain public outreach programs; and providing for a special effective date.
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BY adding
Article 20 - Railroads
Section(s) 8-1 through 8-10, to be under the new subtitle,
?Subtitle 8. Rail Transport of Crude Oil?
Baltimore City Code
(Edition 2000)

SECTION 1. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL OF BALTIMORE, That the Laws of Baltimore City read as follows:

Baltimore City Code

Article 20. Railroads

SUBTITLE 8. RAIL TRANSPORT OF CRUDE OIL

? 8-1. DEFINITIONS.

(A) IN GENERAL.

IN THIS SUBTITLE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS HAVE THE MEANINGS INDICATED.


(B) HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

?HEALTH DEPARTMENT? MEANS THE BALTIMORE CITY DEPARTMENT...

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