HB 1698-S - DIGEST

Requires the department of health to: (1) Create public health emergency preparedness guidance for oil train accidents and directly associated hazards;

(2) Partner with local public health authorities in localities through which oil trains travel to deliver a public awareness and education outreach program to increase awareness of the potential health hazards associated with oil train accidents; and

(3) In developing the guidance and the program, consult and collaborate with local city and county officials, local public health authorities, and local first responders, including local emergency planning committees, in localities through which oil trains travel.