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

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 28, 2018 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 770

115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5175

[Report No. 115–951, Part I]

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

September 13, 2018

Reported with an amendment and referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for a period ending not later than September 28, 2018 for consideration of such provisions of the bill and amendment as fall within the jurisdiction of that committee pursuant to clause 1(r) of rule X

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

September 28, 2018

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure discharged; committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed

For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on March 6, 2018


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, including through councils or other entities engaged in sharing, analysis, or sector coordinating, 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, for voluntary use, 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 technical tools to help the energy sector voluntarily evaluate, prioritize, and improve physical security and cybersecurity capabilities of natural gas pipelines (including natural gas transmission and distribution pipelines), hazardous liquid pipelines, and liquefied natural gas facilities.

3.

Savings clause

Nothing in this Act shall be construed to modify the authority of any Federal agency other than the Department of Energy relating to physical security or cybersecurity for natural gas pipelines (including natural gas transmission and distribution pipelines), hazardous liquid pipelines, or liquefied natural gas facilities.

September 28, 2018

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure discharged; committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed