H. R. 6451
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 20, 2012
Mr. Landry introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
To direct the Secretary of Transportation to ensure that on-duty time does not include waiting time at a natural gas or oil well site for certain commercial motor vehicle operators, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Preserving Jobs in the Oilfield Act of
Waiting time exception
The Secretary of Transportation shall ensure that the exception described in section 395.1(d)(2) of title 49, Code of Federal Regulations (relating to on-duty time not including waiting time at a natural gas or oil well site) applies to covered operators, except that the exception shall apply to such operators without regard to whether such operators have received special training or operate vehicles specially constructed to service wells.
Covered operator defined
In this section, the term covered operator means the operator of a commercial motor vehicle transporting supplies, equipment, or materials, including sand or water, to or from a natural gas or oil well site.