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‘‘(1) The legal authority of Federal agencies and State and local governments in controlling land use and the limitations on such authority.
‘‘(2) The current practices of Federal agencies and State and local governments in addressing land use issues involving a pipeline easement.
‘‘(3) The most effective way to encourage Federal agencies and State and local governments to monitor and reduce encroachment upon pipeline rights-of-way.
‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this subsection, the Secretary shall publish a report identifying practices, laws, and ordinances that are most successful in addressing issues of encroachment and maintenance on pipeline rights-of-way so as to more effectively protect public safety, pipeline workers, and the environment.
‘‘(2) DISTRIBUTION OF REPORT.—The Secretary shall provide a copy of the report to—
‘‘(A) Congress and appropriate Federal agencies; and
‘‘(B) States for further distribution to appropriate local authorities.
‘‘(3) ADOPTION OF PRACTICES, LAWS, AND ORDINANCES.— The Secretary shall encourage Federal agencies and State and local governments to adopt and implement appropriate practices, laws, and ordinances, as identified in the report, to address the risks and hazards associated with encroachment upon pipeline rights-of-way and to address the potential methods of preserving environmental resources while maintaining pipeline rights-of-way, consistent with pipeline safety.’’.
(b) CONFORMING AMENDMENT.—The analysis for chapter 601 is amended by striking the item relating to section 60127 and inserting the following: ‘‘60127. Population encroachment and rights-of-way.’’.