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H.R. 5175: Pipeline and LNG Facility Cybersecurity Preparedness Act

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 6, 2018 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5175

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 6, 2018

(for himself and Mr. Loebsack) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To require the Secretary of Energy to carry out a program relating to physical security and cybersecurity for pipelines and liquefied natural gas facilities.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Pipeline and LNG Facility Cybersecurity Preparedness Act.

2.

Physical security and cybersecurity for pipelines and liquefied natural gas facilities

The Secretary of Energy, in carrying out the Department of Energy’s functions pursuant to the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.), and in consultation with appropriate Federal agencies, representatives of the energy sector, the States, and other stakeholders, shall carry out a program—

(1)

to establish policies and procedures to coordinate Federal agencies, States, and the energy sector to ensure the security, resiliency, and survivability of natural gas pipelines (including natural gas transmission and distribution pipelines), hazardous liquid pipelines, and liquefied natural gas facilities;

(2)

to coordinate response and recovery by Federal agencies, States, and the energy sector, to physical incidents and cyber incidents impacting the energy sector;

(3)

to develop advanced cybersecurity applications and technologies for natural gas pipelines (including natural gas transmission and distribution pipelines), hazardous liquid pipelines, and liquefied natural gas facilities;

(4)

to perform pilot demonstration projects relating to physical security and cybersecurity for natural gas pipelines (including natural gas transmission and distribution pipelines), hazardous liquid pipelines, and liquefied natural gas facilities with representatives of the energy sector;

(5)

to develop workforce development curricula for the energy sector relating to physical security and cybersecurity for natural gas pipelines (including natural gas transmission and distribution pipelines), hazardous liquid pipelines, and liquefied natural gas facilities; and

(6)

to provide mechanisms to help the energy sector evaluate, prioritize, and improve physical security and cybersecurity capabilities for natural gas pipelines (including natural gas transmission and distribution pipelines), hazardous liquid pipelines, and liquefied natural gas facilities.