ABSTRACT

Review of the Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, May 20, 2014   [open pdf - 6MB]

This is the May 20, 2014 hearing on "A Review of the Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011" held before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. From the opening statement of Chairman Jeff Denham, "Our hearing today will focus on the implementation of the Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011. This act is administered by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, PHMSA, and it expires at the end of 2015. The United States has the largest network of energy pipelines of any nation in the world, and pipelines are energy lifelines that power nearly all of our daily activities. Pipelines are the safest and most cost-effective means to transport the extraordinary volumes of natural gas and hazardous liquid products that fuel our economy. Since 1986, the volume of energy products transported through pipelines has increased by one-third, yet the number of reportable incidents has decreased by 28 percent. Pipeline safety is carried out in a partnership between PHMSA, State regulators and the private sector. Both Government and industry have taken numerous steps to improve pipeline safety over the last 10 years. While the data shows that Federal pipeline safety programs have been on the right track, Congress enacted the 2011 pipeline safety bill to strengthen our efforts, as stakeholders understood there was room for improvement." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Cynthia L. Quarterman, Donald F. Santa, Craig O. Pierson, Ronald A. Bradley, and Carl Weimer.

Report Number:
House Hearing 113-70; H. Hrg. 113-71; Serial No. 113-70
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2014
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Public Domain
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