Don Santa, president and chief executive officer of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, today lauded the U.S. House of Representative’s passage of S. 2276, the PIPES Act of 2016.
“We appreciate the full House acting to approve this important bill – which INGAA supports – in a bipartisan fashion.
“Overall, S. 2276 meets INGAA’s goals for the current reauthorization of the Pipeline Safety Act. These goals include: reasonable authorization levels for the Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration; a focus on PHMSA completing the regulatory mandates under the Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty and Job Creation Act of 2011; and a requirement that PHMSA set minimum federal safety standards for underground natural gas storage facilities.
“We hope the Senate can pass this bill – and send it to the president for his signature – as soon as possible.”