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Senate approves pipeline oversight bill

BISMARCK -- State senators unanimously passed a bill Thursday designed to strengthen oversight of oil and saltwater gathering pipelines in response to a number of recent spills that tainted land and threatened drinking water supplies.Senate Bill ...

BISMARCK - State senators unanimously passed a bill Thursday designed to strengthen oversight of oil and saltwater gathering pipelines in response to a number of recent spills that tainted land and threatened drinking water supplies.
Senate Bill 2374 would require operators of gathering pipelines installed after April 1, 2016, to file engineering design drawings and a certificate of an independent inspection, with the state Industrial Commission setting the standards.
The commission would have to require the operator to install flow meters, over-pressure protection devices or alternative leak detection and monitoring technologies.
The House is considering similar legislation.

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