H.R.2871 - Pipeline Modernization for Safety Act of 2011

To amend title 49, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish integrity verification requirements for pipeline facilities, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To amend title 49, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish integrity verification requirements for pipeline facilities, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Pipeline Modernization for Safety Act of 2011 as introduced.

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Official Summary

Pipeline Modernization for Safety Act of 2011 - Directs the Secretary of Transportation (DOT) to establish integrity verification requirements for gas or hazardous liquid pipeline facilities. Directs the Secretary to require an operator of a pipeline facility that contains a pipeline segmen

Official Summary

Pipeline Modernization for Safety Act of 2011 - Directs the Secretary of Transportation (DOT) to establish integrity verification requirements for gas or hazardous liquid pipeline facilities. Directs the Secretary to require an operator of a pipeline facility that contains a pipeline segment without a documented pressure test to:
(1) hydro-test or replace the pipeline segment; and
(2) report to the Secretary any increase in pressure in the pipeline segment that exceeds the maximum allowable operating pressure, including the cause for the increase and any remedial action taken to address it.

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