Hazardous Materials Transportation Routing
Hazardous materials - routing for transport. The act authorizes a public highway authority or a governmental partner in a public-private partnership to apply to the Colorado state patrol (CSP) for a new or modified hazardous materials route designation for a road or highway that it directly or indirectly maintains. The act also requires the department of transportation (CDOT) to conduct a study to assess the feasibility of allowing the transportation of hazardous materials through the Eisenhower-Edwin C. Johnson Memorial Tunnel and prepare a study report no later than December 1, 2020, that includes findings and recommendations as to whether and under what conditions the transportation of hazardous materials through the tunnel should be allowed. CDOT must solicit input from representatives of specified counties, towns, communities, ski resorts, industries, organizations, and emergency services providers and from the department of public safety, including representatives of the division of fire prevention and control and the CSP, regarding the scope of the study and must consider specified information and criteria and conduct specified types of analysis when conducting the study.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)