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H.R. 2100: Providing Americans with LNG Safely Act


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 19, 2021 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2100

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 19, 2021

(for himself, Mr. Crawford, Mr. Weber of Texas, Mr. Perry, Mr. Stauber, and Mr. Balderson) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To prohibit the Secretary of Transportation from prohibiting the transportation of liquefied natural gas by rail, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Providing Americans with LNG Safely Act or the PALS Act.

2.

Liquefied natural gas by rail

(a)

In general

The Secretary of Transportation may not issue any regulation or long-term order that—

(1)

prohibits the transportation of methane, refrigerated liquid,, commonly known as liquefied natural gas (LNG), by rail; or

(2)

restricts or contracts the scope of allowance provided by the final rule of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, titled Hazardous Materials: Liquefied Natural Gas by Rail and published in the Federal Register on July 24, 2020 (85 Fed. Reg. 44994).

(b)

Rule of construction

Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the authority of the Secretary of Transportation from issuing short-term emergency orders related to the transportation of liquefied natural gas by rail.