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Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011

In its commitment to transparency, PHMSA publicly tracks its progress on implementing the Pipeline Safety Act's mandates and required action.

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About the Act

The Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011 was designed to examine and improve the state of pipeline safety regulation. The Act:

  • Reauthorizes PHMSA's federal pipeline safety programs through fiscal year 2015
  • Provides the regulatory certainty necessary for pipeline owners and operators to plan infrastructure investments and create jobs
  • Improves pipeline transportation by strengthening enforcement of current laws and improving existing laws where necessary
  • Ensures a balanced regulatory approach to improving safety that applies cost-benefit principles
  • Protects and preserves Congressional authority by ensuring certain key rulemakings are not finalized until Congress has an opportunity to act
  • Access the full text of the Act here.