Requires above-ground, Grade 3 leaks be repaired within 90 days.
Requires that pipeline operators repair underground, Grade 3 leaks from transmission pipelines within 12 months.
Grants authority to adopt federal regulations, prescribing minimum standards for the construction, operation, and maintenance of pipeline facilities transporting natural and other flammable, toxic, or corrosive gas.
Would require owners and operators of pipelines and pipeline facilities to use the best available technology to detect and repair leaking pipelines.
Analyzes the current state and federal regulations with respect to leak detection, repair, and reporting. It recommends changes to those regulations designed to encourage improved leak management.