The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to delineate lines of authority and responsibility regarding an enhanced security strategy for the transportation of hazardous materials by pipeline.
Representative Fred Upton (R – MI) introduced House Resolution (H.R.) 5175, the “Pipeline and LNG Facility Cybersecurity Preparedness Act,” which would require the Secretary of Energy to implement a program for physical security and cybersecurity for pipelines and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facilities.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regarding the extension of TSA’s pipeline security program under which TSA reviews pipeline security plans and inspects critical pipeline systems in accordance with the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has invited public comment on an Information Collection Request (ICR) seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to continue collecting pipeline critical facility security information.