PUBLIC LAW 90-481-AUG. 12, 1968
materials, operations, devices, or processes relating to the transportation of gas or the operation of pipeline facilities, (^) "^^^ Secretary is authorized to advise, assist, and cooperate with other Federal departments and agencies and State and other interested public and private agencies and persons, in the planning and development of (1) Federal safety standards, and (2) methods for inspecting and testing to determine compliance with Federal safety standards. A N N U A L REPORT
dent* and c'or-'^*^' ^^^- ^'^- (^) '^^^^ Secretary shall prepare and submit to the President gress. for transmittal to the Congress on March 17 of each year a comprehensive report on the administration of this Act for the preceding Contents. Calendar year. Such report shall include— (1) a thorough compilation of the accidents and casualties occurring in such year with a statement of cause whenever investigated and determined by the National Transportation Safety Board; (2) a list of Federal gas pipeline safety standards established or in effect in such year with identification of standards newly established during such year; (3) a summary of the reasons for each waiver granted under section 3(e) during such year; (4) an evaluation of the degree of observance of applicable safety standards for the transportation of gas and pipeline facilities including a list of enforcement actions, and compromises of alleged violations by location and company name; (5) a summary of outstanding problems confronting the administration of this Act in order of priority; (6) an analysis and evaluation of research activities, including the policy implications thereof, completed as a result of Government and private sponsorship and technological progress for safety achieved during such year; (7) a list, with a brief statement of the issues, of completed or pending judicial actions under the Act; (8) the extent to which technical information was disseminated to the scientific community and consumer-oriented information was made available to the public; (9) a compilation of— (A) certifications filed by State agencies (including municipalities) under section 5(a) which were in effect during the preceding calendar year, and (B) certifications filed under section 5(a) which were rejected by the Secretary during the preceding calendar year, together with a summary of the reasons for each such rejection; and (10) a compilation of— (A) agreements entered into with State agencies (including municipalities) under section 5(b) which were in effect during the preceding calendar year, and (B) agreements entered into under section 5(b) which were terminated by the Secretary during the preceding calendar year, together with a summary of the reasons for each such termination. recommendations (^) The Teport required by subsection (a) shall contain such recommendations for additional legislation as the Secretary deems necessary to promote cooperation among the several States in the improvement of gas pipeline safety and to strengthen the national gas pipeline safety program.