NEW RULES & DECISIONS CONTENTS SUMMARY FOR WEEK OF 8/7/2013

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A. TOPICS BY TRANSPORT MODE.

Aviation

Maritime

Motor Carriers

Railroads

  • Preliminary Agency Inquiry – Letter from Federal Railroad Administration to American Petroleum Institute is viewed by informed observers as the first step to tightened shipping standards for crude oil on U.S. railroads. Viewed as further response to Lac-Mégantic tragedy. Wall Street Journal story available here. FRA letter text available here.

B. TOPICS BY TRANSPORT POLICY.

Hazardous Materials

C. TOPICS BY AGENCY INITIATIVE.

No post this week.

D. TOPICS BY LEGAL DISCIPLINE.

Preemption

E. NOTEWORTHY CRIMINAL ENFORCEMENT, CIVIL ACTIONS or INSPECTOR GENERAL AUDITS.

No post this week.