Oregon Statutes - Chapter 824 - Railroads - Section 824.088 - Notifying Office of Emergency Management of reportable incident, derailments and fires; radio gear.

(1) Each railroad that gives notice to the United States Department of Transportation of an incident that occurs during the course of transporting hazardous materials as defined by federal regulations shall also give notice of the incident to the Director of the Office of Emergency Management.

(2) As soon as reasonably practicable, each railroad shall notify the director by telephone or similar means of communication of any derailment or fire involving or affecting hazardous material.

(3) To facilitate expedited and accurate notice to the director under this section, each train transporting hazardous materials in this state shall be equipped with at least two radio transmitter-receivers in good working order. In addition, 18 months after October 4, 1977, trains over 2,000 feet in length that are transporting hazardous materials shall be equipped with a radio handset in good working order capable of communicating with the radio transmitter-receivers. If the equipment required under this section does not function while the train is en route, the train may proceed to the next point of crew change where the equipment shall be replaced or repaired. [Formerly 761.405; 2007 c.740 §40]

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