Bill Summary for S 780 (2021-2022)
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AN ACT TO PROTECT THE CITIZENS OF NORTH CAROLINA FROM AGING AND POORLY MAINTAINED PIPELINES.Intro. by Marcus.
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Contains whereas clauses. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Division of Energy, Mineral, and Land Resources, with assistance from the North Carolina Utilities Commission staff, to study the condition, safety, and environmental impact of petroleum product pipelines in the state in order to recommend legislative changes or additional funding to improve pipeline safety. Appropriates $100,000 to DEQ in fiscal year 2022-23 from the General Fund to DEQ to be allocated to the Division to fund the study, effective July 1, 2022. Authorizes establishing time-limited positions using appropriated funds to support the study. Requires DEQ to report study findings and recommendations to the Joint Legislative Commission on Energy Policy by April 1, 2024.