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||None; each state defines its own threshold and FHWA collects state reports.|
|Federal Railroad Administration||More than $6,700 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 $7,500.|
|Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety 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 or complete loss of vessel for recreational boats.
Federal Aviation Administration: 49 CFR 830.5 (as of Nov. 3, 2006).
Federal Highway Administration: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, personal communication, 1997.
Federal Railroad Administration: 49 CFR 225.19 (as of Nov.3, 2006).
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts 2004, DOT HS 809 775 (Washington, DC: 2005).
Federal Transit Administration: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, National Transit Database, Safety and Security Reporting Manual (Washington, DC: 2004), Internet site http://www.ntdprogram.com/ntdprogram/safety.htm as of Nov. 3, 2006.
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration:
Gas pipeline: 49 CFR 191.3 (as of Nov. 3, 2006).
Hazardous liquid pipelines: 49 CFR 195.50 (as of Nov. 3, 2006).
U.S. Coast Guard:
Commercial shipping: 46 CFR 4.05-1 (as of Nov. 3, 2006).
Recreational boating: 33 CFR 173.55 (as of Nov. 3, 2006).