PHMSA's Pipeline Safety Reauthorization: Funding Issues [Updated October 24, 2019] [open pdf - 680KB]
From the Introduction: "The federal pipeline safety program is administered by the Department of Transportation's (DOT's) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), working with state pipeline safety regulators. Together, the federal and state agencies administer comprehensive regulations to ensure the safety of the nation's hazardous liquid (e.g., crude oil) and natural gas pipelines. Under the Protecting Our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act of 2016 (P.L. 114-183), funding authorization for PHMSA's pipeline safety program expired on October 1, 2019. Congress is debating at what levels and for how long the program should next be authorized. The Trump Administration has proposed a reduction in PHMSA pipeline safety funding whereas bills in the House and Senate would increase funding at different levels."
CRS Insight, IN11162
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