H.R.4888 - To improve navigational safety and to reduce the hazards to navigation resulting from vessel collisions with pipelines in the marine environment, and for other purposes.101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Tauzin, W. J. (Billy) [D-LA-3] (Introduced 05/23/1990)|
|Committees:||House - Merchant Marine and Fisheries; Public Works and Transportation; Energy and Commerce|
|Committee Reports:||H.Rept 101-814 Part 1; H.Rept 101-814 Part 2; H.Rept 101-814 Part 3|
|Latest Action:||11/16/1990 Became Public Law No: 101-599. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4888 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)
Passed House amended (10/15/1990)
Amends the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968 and the Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Act of 1979 to require an inspection, within 18 months of enactment of this Act, of certain offshore pipeline facilities in the Gulf of Mexico and its inlets and a report to the Secretary of Transportation on any such facility which is exposed or a hazard to navigation. Directs the Secretary to establish a program to require operators of such facilities to report potential or existing pipeline facility navigational hazards through Coast Guard offices. Requires marking of the hazards with approved marine buoys.
Directs the Secretary to: (1) establish a mandatory, systematic, and where appropriate, periodic inspection program in the Gulf and its inlets; and (2) require burial of exposed or hazardous facilities.
Amends the Ports and Waterways Safety Act to direct the Secretary of Commerce to establish a program to encourage fishermen and other vessel operators to report potential or existing navigational hazards involving pipelines through Coast Guard offices.