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H.R. 6489 - Safe LPG Storage Act of 2018

Introduced: 2018-07-24
Bill Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6489


    To direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish a grant program for the relocation of certain petroleum storage facilities, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 24, 2018

    Ms. Barragán introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

    To direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish a grant program for the relocation of certain petroleum storage facilities, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Safe LPG Storage Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. LPG storage facilities relocation program.

(a) Establishment.—Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Transportation shall establish a program (in this section referred to as the “Program”) under which the Secretary may award grants to covered entities for the relocation of qualifying LPG storage facilities.

(b) Applications.—To be eligible for a grant under the Program, a covered entity shall submit to the Secretary an application at such time, in such form, and containing such information as the Secretary may require.

(c) Grant uses.—Grant amounts awarded under the Program may only be used for activities related to the relocation of a qualifying LPG storage facility.

(d) Considerations.—In selecting a covered entity to receive a grant under the Program, the Secretary shall consider the proximity of the applicable qualifying LPG storage facility to—

(1) populated areas, homes, and schools; and

(2) communities that are disproportionally impacted by environmental burdens.

(e) Federal share.—The Federal share of the cost of an activity assisted with a grant awarded under the Program may not exceed 50 percent.

(f) Authorization of appropriations.—There is authorized to be appropriated $500,000,000 to carry out the Program.

(g) Definitions.—In this section, the following definitions apply:

(1) COVERED ENTITY.—The term “covered entity” means—

(A) a State, local, or Tribal government (including any political subdivision thereof);

(B) a special purpose district or public authority, including a port authority;

(C) a group of entities described in subparagraph (A) or (B); or

(D) an owner or operator of a qualifying LPG storage facility.

(2) QUALIFYING LPG STORAGE FACILITY.—The term “qualifying LPG storage facility” means a land-based facility for the storage of liquefied petroleum gas that is located within 5 miles of a populated area, home, or school.


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