|Statement||prepared by the Congressional Research Service for the use of the Subcommittee on Fossil and Synthetic Fuels of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives|
|Contributions||Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service, United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Fossil and Synthetic Fuels|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||ii, 187 p. :|
|Number of Pages||187|
pipeline safety agencies. The Natural Gas Pipeline Act of and the Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Act of first established the federal role in pipeline safety. Under these laws, the DOT Secretary regulates pipeline design, construction, operation and maintenance, and spill response Size: KB. Additional Actions Could Improve Federal Use of Data on Pipeline Materials and Corrosion. What GAO Found. The U.S. gas and hazardous liquid pipeline network is constructed primarily of steel and plastic pipes, both of which offer benefits and limitations that present trade-offs to pipeline operators, as do corrosion prevention technology options. safety and security practices, and to reauthorize the federal Office of Pipeline Safety. The th Congress passed the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of (P.L. ), which President Bush signed on August 3. Pipeline Safety. The Commission's Gas Safety Division, which is a part of the Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement, is responsible for enforcing federal and Commission pipeline safety regulations as they apply to the certificated natural gas utilities in Pennsylvania. The Gas Safety Division also enforeces federal pipeline safety laws as.
Pipeline safety--the rise of the federal role: a report / (Washington: U.S. G.P.O., ), by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Fossil and Synthetic Fuels and Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service (page images at HathiTrust). 3U.S. General Accounting Office, Pipeline Safety: The Office of Pipeline Safety is Changing How it Oversees the Pipeline Industry, GAO/RCED (Washington, D.C.: ). This report contained three recommendations to make more effective use of state inspectors and evaluate the effect of OPS’s reduced reliance on civil penalties. The oil pipeline leak that fouled a stretch of California coastline this week reflects a troubling trend in the nation's infrastructure: As U.S. oil production has soared, so has the number of. Pipeline Safety: The Office of Pipeline Safety Is Changing How it Oversees the Pipeline Industry [Government Accountability Office] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Pipeline Safety: The Office of Pipeline Safety Is Changing How it Oversees the Pipeline IndustryAuthor: Government Accountability Office.
to the states. State pipeline safety personnel represent more than 75% of the State/federal inspection workforce, although State employees account for less than 40% of the federal pipeline safety budget. This means the bulk of the safety and inspection responsibility lies at the State level. As oversight of the federal role in pipeline safety and security continues, questions may be raised concerning the relative pipeline security roles of DHS and the DOT, funding for federal pipeline programs, the need for new federal pipeline security regulations, and particular provisions in federal pipeline safety regu by: 6. Status: Closed - Implemented. Comments: In response to the recommendation, the Office of Pipeline Safety modified its Interstate Pipeline Oversight Program to allow more opportunities for state Interstate Agent Agreements, qualified states may inspect the construction of new pipelines, oversee rehabilitation projects and integrity management programs, investigate . A number of data sets could be used in reviewing various components of pipeline safety. OPS maintains the Hazardous Liquid Pipelines Accident Report database, which was established in , revised in , and revised again in January (when the threshold for reporting hazardous liquids pipeline accidents was reduced from 50 barrels to 5 gallons) (NTSB ).