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Text of the Preserving Jobs in the Oilfield Act of 2012

This bill was introduced on September 20, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Sep 20, 2012 (Introduced).

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2d Session

H. R. 6451


September 20, 2012

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.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Preserving Jobs in the Oilfield Act of 2012.


Waiting time exception


In general

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.