81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 1540, Chapter 85 Page: 11 of 126
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S.B. No. 1540
(1) adopt reasonable fees to be assessed annually
agai nt railroads operating within the states and
(2) establish the method by which the fees are
calculated and assessed.
(c) The total amount of fees estimated to be collected by
rules adopted by the depar ment under this section may not exceed
tho amount estimated by the department to be necessary to recover
th co ts of administering the department's rail safety program.
Sd) In adopting a fee structure, the department may consider
the, grI ton miles for railroad operations within this state for
each, ilroad operating in the state to provide for the equitable
allocation among railroads of the cost of administering the
department's rail safety program.
i.i 4(e) A fee collected under this section shall be deposited to
the credit of the general revenue fund to be used for the rail
safety program. (V.A.C.S. Art. 6448a.)
Sec. 111.102. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INSPECTIONS. (a) The
department may enter private property on which a railroad facility
that is connected to but not a part of a general railroad system of
transportation is located at a reasonable time and in a reasonable
manner to perform an inspection, investigation, or surveillance of
facilities, equipment, records, and operations relating to the
packaging, loading, or transportation of hazardous materials to
determine whether the railroad facility complies with the
applicable safety requirements of this chapter or a rule adopted
under this chapter.
i (b) In performing an inspection under this section, the
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Texas. Legislature. Senate. 81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 1540, Chapter 85, legislative document, May 20, 2009; [Austin, Texas]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth310917/m1/11/: accessed June 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.