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106 STAT. 3298 PUBLIC LAW 102-508 —OCT. 24, 1992 tion of measures that would improve the safety of customer-owned service lines.". SEC. 116. ADDITIONAL STATE STANDARDS. Section 3(a)(1) of the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968 (49 U.S.C. App. 1672(a)(1)) is further amended by inserting "that has submitted a current certification under section 5(a)" after "Any State agency". SEC. 117. UNDERWATER ABANDONED PIPELINE FACILrnES. Section 3(h) of the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968 (49 U.S.C. App. 1672(h)) is further amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph: " (6) ABANDONED PIPELINE FACILITIES.— "(A) TREATMENT. —For the purposes of this subsection, except with respect to the initial inspection required under paragraph (1), the term 'pipeline facilities' includes underwater abandoned pipeline facilities. For the purposes of this subsection, in a case where such a pipeline facility has no current operator, the most recent operator of such pipeline facility shall be deemed to be the operator of such pipeline facihty. " (B) REGULATIONS.— "(i) IDENTIFICATION OF HAZARDS. — In issuing regulations under paragraph (3), the Secretary shall identify what constitutes a hazard to navigation with respect to underwater abandoned pipeUne facilities.
"(ii) OTHER REQUIREMENTS. —In issuing regulations under paragraphs (3) and (4) regarding underwater pipeline facilities abandoned after the date of the enactment of this paragraph, the Secretary shall— "(I) include such requirements as will lessen the potential that such pipeUne facilities will pose a hazard to navigation; and "(II) take into consideration the relationship between water depth and navigational safety and factors relevant to the local marine environment. "(C) REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.— •*' "(i) FORM. —The operator of a pipeUne facility abandoned sifter the date of the enactment of this paragraph shall report such abandonment to the Secretary in a manner specifying whether the facility has been prop-
erly abandoned according to applicable Federal and State requirements. " (u) PRE-ENACTMENT ABANDONED PIPELINES.— Within 3 years after the date of the enactment of this paragraph, the operator of a pipeline facility abandoned before the date of the enactment of this paragraph shall report to the Secretary reasonably available information, including information in the posses- >:; '-'/-' • sion of third parties, relating to the abandoned pipeline ""' facility. Such information shall include the location, size, date, and method of abandonment, whether the pipeline had been properly abandoned pursuant to applicable law, and such other relevant information X as the Secretary may require. The Secretary shall, -...,-,;>.. within 18 months after the date of the enactment�