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S. 1012: A bill to prohibit the Secretary of Transportation from prohibiting the transportation of liquefied natural gas by rail, and for other purposes.


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 25, 2021 (Introduced).


II

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1012

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 25, 2021

(for himself, Mr. Kennedy, and Mr. Cramer) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

A BILL

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

1.

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 or 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, which was published in the Federal Register on July 24, 2020 (85 Fed. Reg. 44994).

(b)

Rule of construction

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