House Transportation Committee Marks Up Pipeline Safety Reauthorization

September 11, 2011
On Sept. 7, Representative Bill Shuster (R-Penn.) introduced the Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011. This bill would reauthorize the previous pipelines law, the 2006 Pipeline Integrity, Protection, Enforcement, and Safety Act, which expired on Sept. 30, 2010. The bill would strengthen pipeline safety programs, improve the nation’s pipeline network, and ensure the regulatory certainty in pipelines transportation necessary to create jobs. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a mark-up on the bill the next day, and the bill passed through committee by a voice vote.  The legislation is very close to its Senate companion legislation, the Pipeline Transportation Safety Improvement Act of 2011, which passed out of committee in May. AGC will continue to follow both bills through the process and offer the opinions of the professional excavation community to members of Congress. To view the T&I’s press release on the bill, please click here. For more information, please contact Scott Berry at (703) 837-5321 or
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