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  • EnactedAugust 9th, 2013
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed August 1st, 2013
    Passed by Voice Vote
      senate Committees
      Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
  • The house Passed July 16th, 2013
    Roll Call Vote 405 Yea / 2 Nay
      house Committees
      House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
      Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
      House Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Energy and Power
    IntroducedJune 28th, 2013

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Official Title

To amend title 49, United States Code, to modify requirements relating to the availability of pipeline safety regulatory documents, and for other purposes.


Revises certain minimum pipeline safety standards requirements to delay from January 3, 2012, to January 3, 2015, the requirement that the Secretary of Transportation (DOT) issue a regulation that incorporates by reference any pipeline safety regulatory documents or portions only if such documents are made available to the public, free of charge, on an Internet website. Eliminates the prohibition against issuing guidance unless such requirements are met. Eliminates also the restriction that such documents be made available to the public only on the Internet.

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