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 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 to transit vehicles.
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 $2,000 for recreational boats.

SOURCES

Federal Aviation Administration: 49 CFR 830.5 (as of Oct. 1, 2001).

Federal Highway Administration: 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 2000 (Washington, DC: July 2001).

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts 2000, DOT HS 809 337 (Washington, DC: 2001).

Federal Transit Administration: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Safety Management Information Statistics (SAMIS) Annual Report 1999, DOT-FTA-MA-26-5011-00-1 (Washington, DC: 2000).

Research and Special Programs Administration:

Gas pipeline: 49 CFR 191.3 (as of Oct. 1, 2001).

Oil pipeline: 49 CFR 195.50 (as of Oct. 1, 2001).

U.S. Coast Guard:

Commercial shipping: 46 CFR 4.05-1 (as of Oct. 1, 2001).

Recreational boating: 33 CFR 173.55 (as of July 2, 2001).