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Rail Recommendations

The items below are the currently open NTSB recommendations regarding rail and the OHMS responses.

NTSB Classifications:

  • OAA - Open Acceptable Response
  • OAAR - Open Acceptable Alternate Response
  • OUA - Open Unacceptable Response
  • ORR - Open Response Received
  • OAR - Open Await Response

Currently Open Recommendations

Open Rail NTSB Recommendations
Recommendation Number Description Issue Date
R-07-004  Immediate Notification to Emergency Responders; OAA April 24, 2007
R-12-007  Adoption of American Association of Railroads (AAR) center sill or draft sill attachment designs; OAA March 2, 2012
R-14-005  Comprehensive Response Plan Threshold; OAA January 23, 2014
R-14-006  Shipper Testing and Documentation for Hazmat Classification; OUA January 23, 2014
R-14-014  Commodity Flow Data and Emergency Response Plan Development; OUA August 22, 2014
R-14-019  Public Education for Communities along Railroad Hazmat Routes; OUA August 22, 2014
R-15-015  Appropriately Sized PRDs for Tank Cars in Class 3 Flammable Liquid Service; OAA April 3, 2015
R-15-016  Milestone Schedule for Retrofit of DOT-111 and CPC-1232 Tank Cars; OUA April 3, 2015
R-15-017  Progress Reporting for Retrofit of DOT-111 and CPC-1232 Tank Cars With Thermal Protection; OAA April 3, 2015
R-17-001 Risk Evaluation for Separation Distance Requirements; OAR March 9, 2017
R-17-002  Update Guidance for Separation Distance Requirements; OAR March 9, 2017
R-17-005 Additional Requirements for HHFT Routing Analysis; OAR June 29, 2017
R-17-006 Development of Guidance for HHFT Routing Analysis; OAR June 29, 2017
Updated: Thursday, October 19, 2017