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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 2816

PUBLIC LAW 100-561—OCT. 31, 1988 "(f) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—For purposes of carrying

out subsection (c), there is authorized to be appropriated $1,000,000 per fiscal year for each of fiscal years 1990 and 1991. Such sums shall remain available until expended.". OJ) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.—(1) Section 5(a) of the Natural

Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968 (49 U.S.C. App. 1674(a)) is amended by striking "section 19" and inserting in lieu thereof "sections 19 and 20". (2) Section 17(a) of such Act (49 U.S.C. 1684(a)) is amended by inserting "or section 20" after "subsection (b) or (c)". 49 USC app.

SEC. 304. INTERNAL INSPECTION OF PIPELINES.

(a) STUDY.—The Secretary of Transportation shall undertake a study assessing the feasibility of requiring the inspection of transmission facilities with instrumented internal inspection devices a t periodic intervals determined after consideration of the factors set forth in section 13(b)(2) of the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968 and section 21(KdX2) of the Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Act of 1979. (b) REPORT.—Not later than 18 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Transportation shall submit to 0>ngress a report detailing the Secretary's findings under subsection (a) together with any recommendations of the Secretary for appropriate legislation. 49 USC app.

SEC. 305. EMERGENCY FLOW RESTRICTING DEVICES.

(a) STUDY.—The Secretary of Transportation shall undertake a study of the safety, cost, feasibility, and effectiveness of requiring operators of pipeline facilities subject to the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968 and operators of pipeline facilities subject to the Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Act of 1979 to install emergency flow restricting devices in existing and future pipeline systems in vai^ying circumstances and locations. The Secretary of Transportation shall also assess the cost and effectiveness of initiating a demonstration project of such emergency flow restricting devices. (b) REPORT.—Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Transportation shall submit to Congress a report detailing the Secretary's findings under subsection (a) together with any recommendations of the Secretary for appropriate l^islation. 49 USC app.

SEC. 306. FEASIBILITY OF REGULATING EXCAVATION ACTIVITIES. (a) ASSESSMENT AND REPORT.—The Secretary of Transportation

shall assess the feasibility of regulating persons whose excavation activities may result in damage to pipeline facilities (as defined under section 2 of the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968 and under section 202 of the Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Act of 1979) and, not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, transmit to Congress a report on the results of such assessment t(^ether with any l^islative recommendations of the Secretary concerning r ^ u l a t i o n of such persons. (b) FUNDING.—The Secretary of Transportation may use such sums as may be necessary of funds appropriated pursuant to section 17(a) of the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968 and section 214(a) of the Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Act to carry out this section.