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