S 304

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 304

To amend the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline Act to improve the Alaska pipeline construction training program, and for other purposes.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 8, 2011

Ms. MURKOWSKI (for herself and Mr. BEGICH) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources


A BILL

To amend the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline Act to improve the Alaska pipeline construction training program, 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. ALASKA PIPELINE CONSTRUCTION TRAINING PROGRAM.

    Section 113 of the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline Act (15 U.S.C. 720k) is amended--

      (1) in subsection (a)(1)(B), by striking `support an Alaska gas pipeline training program.' and inserting `support--

          `(i) an Alaska gas pipeline training program; and

          `(ii) a program to train workers in the construction, operation, maintenance, and performance of all related environmental processes involving existing and future oil and gas infrastructure in Alaska.';

      (2) by striking subsection (b) and inserting the following:

    `(b) Requirements for Grants- The Secretary shall make a grant under subsection (a) only if the Governor of the State of Alaska requests the grant funds and certifies in writing to the Secretary that there is a need for the funds in order to ensure an adequately skilled, safe, and competent workforce--

      `(1) to construct, operate, and maintain an Alaska natural gas pipeline system; or

      `(2) to construct, operate, maintain, and perform all related environmental processes involving existing and future oil and gas infrastructure in Alaska.'; and

      (3) in the second sentence of subsection (c), by striking `15 percent' and inserting `50 percent'.

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