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PUBLIC LAW 96-000—MMMM. DD, 1979

PUBLIC LAW 96-129—NOV. 30, 1979

93 STAT. 991

TECHNICAL PIPELINE STANDARDS COMMITTEE

SEC. 102. (a) Section 4(a) is amended by striking out "and experi- 49 USC 1673. ence" and inserting in lieu thereof ", experience, or knowledge". (b) Section 40t)) is amended— (1) by striking out the first sentence and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "The Secretary shall submit to the Committee any proposed standard under this Act, or any proposed amendment to a standard under this Act, for its consideration. Within 90 days after receipt by the Committee of any proposed Report. standard or amendment, the Committee shall prepare a report on the technical feasibility, reasonableness, and practicability of such standard or amendment. The Secretary may prescribe a final standard or final amendment to a standard at any time after the 90th day after its submission to the Committee, whether or not the Committee has reported on such standard or amendment."; (2) by inserting after "published by the Secretary and" the following ", if timely made,"; and (3) by inserting before the last sentence thereof the following new sentence: "The Committee shall meet with the Secretary (or his designee) not less frequently than once every 6 months.". (c) Section 4(c) is amended by striking out "not to exceed $100 per diem" and inserting in lieu thereof "not to exceed the daily equivalent of the maximum annual rate of basic pay then currently payable under the General Schedule under section 5332 of title 5, United States Code, for each day". 5 USC 5332 note. REPORTING AND MONITORING REQUIREMENTS UNDER STATE SAFETY PROGRAMS

SEC. 103. (a) Section 5(a)(ii) is amended to read as follows: "(ii) all 49 USC 1674. accidents or incidents reported during the preceding 12 months by each such person involving personal injury requiring hospitalization, fatality, property damage exceeding $5,000 (whether or not sustained by a person subject to the safety jurisdiction of the State agency) and any other accident which the State agency considers significant, together with a summary of the State agency s investigation as to the cause and circumstances surrounding such accident or incident;". (b)(1) Section 5(b) is amended by inserting "and" at the end of paragraph (1), by striking out the semicolon at the end of paragraph (2) and inserting a period in lieu thereof, and by striking out paragraphs (3) and (4). (2) Section 5 is further amended— (A) by striking out subsection (f); (B) by redesignating subsections (c), (d), and (e) as (d), (e), and (f), respectively; and (C) by inserting after subsection (b) the following new subsection: "(c) The Secretary may conduct whatever monitoring may be necessary of any State program established by certification or agreement under this section to assure that such programs are being carried out in compliance with such certification or agreement. State agencies shall cooperate fully in any monitoring of their programs under this subsection.". (3) Section 5(a) is amended by striking out "Except for the fourth sentence of section 3(b), section 12(b), and except as otherwise provided in this section, the provisions of this Act" and inserting in