Text: H.R.6008 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)

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[Congressional Bills 111th Congress]
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[H.R. 6008 Referred in Senate (RFS)]

111th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 6008


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                           September 29, 2010

    Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, 
                      Science, and Transportation

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                                 AN ACT


 
 To ensure telephonic notice of certain incidents involving hazardous 
      liquid and gas pipeline facilities, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Corporate Liability and Emergency 
Accident Notification Act'' or ``CLEAN Act''.

SEC. 2. NOTIFICATION OF INCIDENTS.

    (a) Telephonic Notice of Certain Incidents.--
            (1) In general.--Chapter 601 of title 49, United States 
        Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
``Sec. 60138. Telephonic notice of certain incidents
    ``(a) In General.--An owner or operator of a pipeline facility 
shall provide immediate telephonic notice of--
            ``(1) a release of hazardous liquid or another substance 
        regulated under part 195 of title 49, Code of Federal 
        Regulations, resulting in an event for which notice is required 
        under section 195.50 of such title; and
            ``(2) a release of gas resulting in an incident, as defined 
        in section 191.3 of such title.
    ``(b) Immediate Telephonic Notice Defined.--In subsection (a), the 
term `immediate telephonic notice' means telephonic notice, as 
described in section 191.5 of such title, to the Secretary and the 
National Response Center at the earliest practicable moment following 
discovery of a release of gas or hazardous liquid and not later than 
one hour following the time of such discovery.
    ``(c) References.--Any reference to a regulation in this section 
means the regulation as in effect on the date of enactment of this 
section.''.
            (2) Clerical amendment.--The analysis for such chapter is 
        amended by adding at the end the following:

``60138. Telephonic notice of certain incidents.''.
    (b) Guidance.--Not later than 60 days after the date of enactment 
of this Act, the Secretary shall issue guidance to clarify the meaning 
of the term ``discovery'' as used in section 60138(b) of title 49, 
United States Code, as added by subsection (a) of this section.

SEC. 3. TRANSPARENCY OF ACCIDENTS AND INCIDENTS.

    Not later than December 31, 2010, the Secretary of Transportation 
shall maintain on the Department of Transportation's Internet Web site 
a database of all reportable incidents involving gas or hazardous 
liquid pipelines and allow the public to search the database for 
incidents by owner or operator of a pipeline facility.

SEC. 4. CIVIL PENALTIES.

    Section 60122(a)(1) of title 49, United States Code, is amended--
            (1) in the first sentence--
                    (A) by inserting ``, or has obstructed or prevented 
                the Secretary from carrying out an inspection or 
                investigation under this chapter,'' after ``under this 
                chapter''; and
                    (B) by striking ``$100,000'' and inserting 
                ``$250,000''; and
            (2) in the last sentence by striking ``$1,000,000'' and 
        inserting ``$2,500,000''.

SEC. 5. COMPLIANCE WITH STATUTORY PAY-AS-YOU-GO ACT OF 2010.

    The budgetary effects of this Act, for the purpose of complying 
with the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010, shall be determined by 
reference to the latest statement titled ``Budgetary Effects of PAYGO 
Legislation'' for this Act, submitted for printing in the Congressional 
Record by the Chairman of the House Budget Committee, provided that 
such statement has been submitted prior to the vote on passage.

            Passed the House of Representatives September 28, 2010.

            Attest:

                                            LORRAINE C. MILLER,

                                                                 Clerk.