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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

PUBLIC LAW 100-561—OCT. 31, 1988

102 STAT. 2809

be carried out, to the extent practicable, in a manner so as to accommodate the passage through such transmission facilities of instrumented internal inspection devices (commonly referred to as 'smart pigs').", (c) IMPROVEMENT OF MASTER METER INSPECTION PROGRAM.—

(1) STUDY.—The Secretary of Transportation shall undertake a study to assess the need for an improved inspection program for master meter systems. (2) REPORT.—Not later than 18 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Transportation shall submit to Congress a report detailing the Secretary's findings under paragraph (1) together with any recommendations of the Secretary for appropriate legislation.

SEC. 109. STATE PRENOTIFICATION OF TESTING.

Section 14(a) of the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968 (49 U.S.C. App. 1681(a)) is amended by inserting after the first sentence the following new sentence: "Prior to requiring such testing, the Secretary shall notify the appropriate State official in the State in which the affected pipeline facility is located.". SEC. n o. AUTHORIZATION FOR APPROPRIATIONS.

Section 17(a) of the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968 (49 U.S.C. App. 1684(a)) is amended— (1) by striking "and" at the end of paragraph (4); (2) by striking the period at the end of paragraph (5) and inserting in lieu thereof a semicolon; and (3) by adding at the end the following: "(6) $3,733,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1988; "(7) $3,978,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1989; "(8) $4,086,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1990; and "(9) $4,270,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1991. The Secretary may credit to any appropriation authorized under this subsection funds received from non-Federal sources for reimbursement for expenses incurred by the Secretary in providing training. The Secretary may expend in fiscal year 1989 or fiscal year 1990 not to exceed $50,000 of funds appropriated pursuant to this subsection for such fiscal year for establishing a training program for persons who install, operate, and maintain a system of providing natural gas for more than one unit in a definable area (including a building or series of buildings, a mobile home park, a housing project, or an apartment complex) through use of a master metering system in lieu of separate meters."

TITLE II—HAZARDOUS LIQUID PIPELINE SAFETY SEC. 201. CERTIFICATION AUTHORITY.

Section 203(c) of the Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Act of 1979 (49 U.S.C. App. 2002(c)) is amended by inserting after the first sentence the following: "Such standards may include a requirement that all individuals responsible for the operation and maintenance of pipeline facilities be tested for qualifications and certified to perform such functions ".

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