H.R. 6008 (111th): CLEAN Act

Jul 30, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Passed House) in a previous session of Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 28, 2010 but was never passed by the Senate.

Jul 30, 2010
Passed House
Sep 28, 2010
Mark Schauer
Representative for Michigan's 7th congressional district
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Last Updated
Sep 29, 2010
4 pages
Full Title

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


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9/28/2010--Passed House amended.
Corporate Liability and Emergency Accident Notification Act or CLEAN Act - Requires an owner or operator of a pipeline facility to provide immediate telephonic notice to the Secretary of Transportation (DOT) and the National Response Center within one hour following the discovery of a release of a hazardous liquid (or another substance) and gas. Requires the Secretary to issue guidance to clarify the meaning of the term "discovery."
Requires the Secretary to: (1) maintain on the DOT website a database of all reportable releases involving gas or hazardous liquid pipelines; and (2) allow the public to search the database for incidents by pipeline facility owner or operator.
Subjects to a civil penalty any person who has obstructed or prevented the Secretary from carrying out an inspection or investigation with respect to a gas or liquid pipeline accident.
Increases the maximum civil penalty: (1) from $100,000 to $250,000 for each violation of a federal pipeline safety requirement or order (including one-call notification and related requirements); and (2) from $1 million to $2.5 million for a related series of violations.

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