Table 2-8. Reporting Thresholds for Property Damage by U.S. Department of Transportation Modal Administrations

Table 2-8. Reporting Thresholds for Property Damage by U.S. Department of Transportation Modal Administrations

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Modal administration Reporting threshold
Federal Aviation Administration More than $25,000 damage to property other than the aircraft.
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) None; each state defines its own threshold and FHWA collects state reports.
Federal Railroad Administration More than $6,600 in damages to railroad on-track equipment, signals, track, track structures, and roadbed for accidents other than at grade crossings. No threshold for grade-crossing accidents.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration None; property-damage-only crashes are recorded through the General Estimates System, a nationally representative sample of police-reported crashes of all severities.
Federal Transit Administration More than $1,000.
Research and Special Programs Administration More than $50,000 for gas pipelines. More than $50,000 for hazardous liquid pipelines.
U. S. Coast Guard More than $25,000 for commercial vessels. More than $500 for recreational boats.

SOURCES:
Federal Aviation Administration: U.S. General Accounting Office, Transportation Safety: Opportunities for Enhancing Safety Across
Modes, T-RCED-94-120 (Washington, DC: February 1994).
Federal Highway Administration: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety
Facts 1998, DOT HS 808 983 (Washington, DC: 1999);
U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, personal communication, 1997.
Federal Railroad Administration: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Railroad Safety Statistics Annual
Report 1998 (Washington, DC: July 1999).
Federal Transit Administration: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Safety Management Information
Statistics, DOT-FTA-MA-26-5011-00-1 (Washington, DC: 1999).
Research and Special Programs Administration:
Gas pipeline: 49 CFR 191.3 (as of Oct. 1, 1999).
Oil pipeline: 49 CFR 195.50 (as of Oct. 1, 1999).
U.S. Coast Guard:
Commercial shipping: 46 CFR 4.05-1 (as of Oct. 1, 1999).
Recreational boating: 33 CFR 173.55 (as of October 1, 1999).