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S. 2276: PIPES Act of 2016

CBO Score

$512 million

Date of Report

Wed February 24th, 2016

CBO Report Details

Legislation Details

A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to provide enhanced safety in pipeline transportation, and for other purposes.

114th Congress
Sponsor: Sen. Deb Fischer — R — NE

Introduced 11/10/15
Passed House: 06/08/16
Passed Senate: 06/13/16
Latest Action: 06/22/16

This bill reauthorizes through FY2019 the gas and hazardous liquid pipeline and related programs of the Department of Transportation (DOT), including emergency response grants, one-call notification programs, state damage prevention programs, community pipeline safety information grants, and the pipeline integrity program. DOT shall make periodic updates on a public website about the status of a final rule for required pipeline safety regulations for which no interim final rule or direct final rule has been issued, and any other significant pipeline safety rulemaking. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) shall rescind a June 26, 2015, interpretative letter requiring placards on flammable hazardous materials (hazmat) carriers to be changed to represent the lowest flash point of the particular type of fuel t...

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