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Short Titles as Introduced

Natural Gas Leak Prevention Act of 2016

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 49, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Transportation to issue minimum uniform safety standards for underground natural gas storage facilities, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
02/02/2016Introduced in House

All Actions (6)

Date
02/05/2016Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
02/03/2016Referred to the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
02/02/2016Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/02/2016Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/02/2016Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/02/2016Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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No cosponsors.


Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Transportation and Infrastructure02/02/2016 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials02/03/2016 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce02/02/2016 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power02/05/2016 Referred to

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Introduced in House (02/02/2016)

Natural Gas Leak Prevention Act of 2016

This bill directs the Department of Transportation (DOT) to issue minimum uniform safety standards for the operation, environmental protection, and integrity management of underground natural gas storage facilities.

The bill defines an "underground natural gas storage facility" as a gas pipeline facility that stores gas in an underground facility, including:

  • a depleted hydrocarbon reservoir,
  • an aquifer reservoir, or
  • a solution mined salt cavern reservoir.

DOT, in developing such standards, shall:

  • consider the economic impacts of the regulations on individual gas customers,
  • ensure that the regulations do not have a significant economic impact on end users, and
  • consider existing consensus standards.

A user fee shall be imposed on an entity operating an underground natural gas storage facility. Collected fees shall be deposited in an underground natural gas storage facility safety account, which shall be established in the Pipeline Safety Fund and which shall be made available only for activities related to natural gas storage safety.