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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 2806

PUBLIC LAW 100-561—OCT. 31, 1988

TITLE I—NATURAL GAS PIPELINE SAFETY

Regulations.

Regulations.

SEC. 101. CERTIFICATION AUTHORITY. Section 3(a)(l) of the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968 (49 U.S.C. App. 1672(a)(l)) is amended by inserting after the second sentence the following: "Such standards may include a requirement that all individuals responsible for the operation and maintenance of pipeline facilities be tested for qualifications and certified to perform such functions.". SEC. 102. STATE NOTIFICATION AND PIPELINE INVENTORY. Section 3 of the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968 (49 U.S.C. App, 1672) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsections: "(e) NOTIFICATION STANDARDS.—Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this subsection, the Secretary shall establish by regulation minimum Federal standards requiring operators of pipeline facilities subject to this Act (to the extent practicable) to provide, and revise as necessary, information relating to the operation of such facilities. Such information shall be completed and maintained and be provided, upon request, to the Secretary and an appropriate official of a State, as the case may be. Such information shall include the following: "(1) The business name, address, and telephone number, including an operations emergency telephone number, of the operator. "(2) An accurate map or maps, along with an appropriate supplementary geographic description, showing the location of major pipeline facilities, including all transmission lines and significant distribution lines, of such operator in the State. "(3) A description of the characteristics of the operator's pipelines within the State. "(4) A description of all products transported through the operator's pipelines within the State. "(5) The manual which governs operations and maintenance of the pipeline facilities located in the State. "(6) An emergency response plan describing the operator's procedures for responding to and containing releases, including— "(A) an identification of specific actions which will be taken by the operator on discovery of a release; "(B) liaison procedures with State and local government agencies for emergency response; and "(C) communication and alert procedures for immediate notification of State and local officials at the time of any release. "(7) Any other information the Secretary considers useful and necessary to inform the States of the presence of pipeline facilities and operations within their boundaries. "(f) PiPELINE INVENTORY STANDARDS.—The Secretary shall, by regulation, establish minimum Federal standards to require, not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this subsection, operators of pipeline facilities subject to this Act, to the extent practicable, to complete and maintain for the Secretary, and to