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Title 49Subtitle BChapter ISubchapter BPart 130Subpart C → §130.105


Title 49: Transportation
PART 130—OIL SPILL PREVENTION AND RESPONSE PLANS
Subpart C—Comprehensive Oil Spill Response Plans


§130.105   Purpose and general format.

(a) Each railroad subject to this subpart must prepare and submit a plan, including resources and procedures, for responding, to the maximum extent practicable, to a worst-case discharge, and to a substantial threat of such a discharge, of oil. The plan must use and be consistent with the core principle of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) including the utilization of the Incident Command System (ICS).

(b) Each response plan must be formatted to include:

(1) Core plan. Response plans with more than one response zone must include a core plan containing an information summary required by §130.120 and information that does not change between different response zones; and

(2) Response zone appendix or appendices. For each response zone included in the response plan, the response plan must include a response zone appendix that provides the information summary required by §130.120 and any additional information that differs between response zones or is not included in the core plan. In addition, each response zone appendix must identify all of the following:

(i) A description of the response zone, including county(s) and state(s);

(ii) A list of route sections contained in the response zone, identified by railroad milepost or other identifier;

(iii) Identification of environmentally sensitive or significant areas per route section as determined by §130.115; and

(iv) The location from which the Oil Spill Removal Organization will deploy, and the location and description of the response equipment required by §130.130(c)(6).

(c) To meet the requirements of the response plan as required by §130.100, a railroad may submit an applicable Annex(es) of an Integrated Contingency Plan (ICP). The Annex(es) must meet the minimum requirements of a Federal response plan required under this part. Guidance on the ICP is available from the National Response Team (http://www.NRT.org).

(d) To meet the requirements of the response plan as required by §130.100, a railroad may submit a response plan that complies with a State law or regulation. The state plan must meet the minimum requirements of a Federal response plan required under this part and must include all of the following:

(1) An information summary as required by §130.120;

(2) A list of the names or titles and 24-hour telephone numbers of the qualified individual(s) and at least one alternate qualified individual(s); and

(3) A certification and documentation that that railroad has identified and secured, through contract or other approved means, the private personnel and equipment necessary to respond to a worst-case discharge or a substantial threat of such a discharge.

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