Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Bills Introduced – 5-11-21

Yesterday, with both the House and Senate in session, there were 92 bills introduced. One of those bills will receive additional coverage in this blog:

HR 3078 To require the Secretary of Energy to carry out a program relating to physical security and cybersecurity for pipelines and liquefied natural gas facilities. Rep. Upton, Fred [R-MI-6]

Looks like Upton has been thinking about this for a while, either that or his staff is really good at throwing legislation together quickly. One bad thing about relying on DOE for pipeline security oversight is that they would only have a mandate on crude and fuel pipelines, leaving the hazardous chemical pipelines in the same lax oversight (from a security perspective) regime that got Colonial Pipeline into trouble.

I would like to mention in passing a resolution that was also introduced yesterday. I know that there will be some interested readers, so I will probably mention process highlights for this legislation, but I will not be reviewing it in any depth.

H Res 383 Recognizing the 50th anniversary of the National Association of Chemical Distributors. Rep. Moolenaar, John R. [R-MI-4]

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