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Main Title Pipeline safety and security federal programs / {electronic resource} :
Author Parfomak, Paul W.
Publisher Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress,
Place Published Washington, D.C. :
Year Published 2007
OCLC Number 156995068
Subjects United States.--Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of 2006; United States.--Office of Pipeline Safety
Subject Added Ent Pipelines--United States--Safety measures; Pipelines--Security measures--United States; Pipelines--Protection--United States; Pipelines--Law and legislation--United States
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
EJBM POD Internet only Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/17/2007
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes Nearly half a million miles of oil and gas transmission pipeline crisscross the United States. While an efficient and fundamentally safe means of transport, many pipelines carry volatile or flammable materials with the potential to cause public injury and environmental damage. The nation's pipeline networks are also widespread, running alternately through remote and densely populated regions; consequently, these systems are vulnerable to accidents and terrorist attack. The 109th Congress passed the Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of 2006 (P.L. 109-468) to improve pipeline safety and security practices, and to reauthorize the federal Office of Pipelines Safety. The 110th Congress is overseeing the implementation of the act and examining ongoing policy issues related to the nation's pipeline network. The Surface Transportation and Rail Security Act of 2007 (S. 184) would require federal plans for critical pipeline security and incident recovery, and would mandate pipeline security inspections and enforcement.
Access Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Corporate Au Added Ent Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
PUB Date Free Form {2007}
Series Title Traced CRS report for Congress ; RL33347.
BIB Level m
OCLC Time Stamp 20070813105945
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 02338cam 2200337Ka 45170