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SA 454. Mrs. FEINSTEIN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill S. 782, to amend the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 to reauthorize that Act, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

On page 29, after line 20, add the following:
SEC. 22. REQUIRED INSTALLATION AND USE IN PIPELINES OF REMOTELY OR AUTOMATICALLY CONTROLLED VALVES.
Section 60102(j) of title 49, United States Code, is amended by striking paragraph (3) and inserting the following:
"(3) REMOTELY OR AUTOMATICALLY CONTROLLED VALVES.--
"(A) IN GENERAL.--Not later than 18 months after the date of the enactment of the Economic Development Revitalization Act of 2011, the Secretary shall prescribe regulations requiring the installation and use in pipelines and pipeline facilities, wherever technically and economically feasible, of remotely or automatically controlled valves that are reliable and capable of shutting off the flow of gas in the event of an accident, including accidents in which there is a loss of the primary
power source.
"(B) CONSULTATIONS.--In developing regulations prescribed in accordance with subparagraph (A), the Secretary shall consult with appropriate groups from the gas pipeline industry and pipeline safety experts.".


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Jun 9, 2011.)