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Oregon Bulletin

June 1, 2011

 

Public Utility Commission
Chapter 860

Rule Caption: In the Matter of a Rulemaking to Adopt Federal Pipeline Safety Regulation Amendments.

Adm. Order No.: PUC 2-2011

Filed with Sec. of State: 5-4-2011

Certified to be Effective: 5-4-11

Notice Publication Date: 4-1-2011

Rules Amended: 860-024-0020, 860-024-0021

Subject: Per ORS 757.039(3), the Commission has agreements with the USDOT to enforce federal pipeline safety regulations pertaining to pipeline facilities in Oregon. As a condition of those agreements, the Commission must annually certify to US Department of Transportation (USDOT) that the Commission adopted or is in the process of adopting all current federal pipeline safety regulations applicable to intrastate gas pipelines and liquefied natural gas facilities. These rule amendments update the Oregon pipeline safety rules to be current with the federal gas pipeline safety regulations and to comply with USDOT certification requirements.

Rules Coordinator: Diane Davis—(503) 378-4372

860-024-0020

Gas Pipeline Safety

Every gas operator must construct, operate, and maintain natural gas and other gas facilities in compliance with the standards prescribed by:

(1) 49 CFR, Part 191, and amendments through No. 14 — Transportation of Natural and Other Gas by Pipeline; Annual Reports and Incident Reports in effect on July 13, 1998.

(2) 49 CFR, Part 192, and amendments through No. 115 — Transportation of Natural and Other Gas by Pipeline; Minimum Safety Standards in effect on November 26, 2010.

(3) 49 CFR, Part 199, and amendments through No. 24 — Control of Drug and Alcohol Use in Natural Gas, Liquefied Natural Gas, and Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Operations in effect on March 28, 2008.

[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183, 756 & 757

Stats. Implemented: ORS 757.039

Hist.: PUC 164, f. 4-18-74, ef. 5-11-74 (Order No. 74-307); PUC 172, f. & ef. 1-14-76 (Order No. 76-036); PUC 180, f. 4-8-77, ef. 5-1-77 (Order No. 77-232); PUC 2-1978, f. & ef. 3-16-78 (Order No. 78-158); PUC 6-1980, f. & ef. 10-22-80 (Order No. 80-777); PUC 3-1981, f. & ef. 6-4-81 (Order No. 81-361); PUC 12-1984, f. & ef. 6-5-84 (Order No. 84-424); PUC 18-1984, f. & ef. 9-4-84 (Order No. 84-685); PUC 4-1986, f. & ef. 5-5-86 (Order No. 86-456); PUC 11-1987, f. & ef. 10-8-87 (Order No. 87-861); PUC 16-1989, f. & cert. ef. 11-22-89 (Order No. 89-1529); PUC 8-1992, f. & cert. ef. 5-13-92 (Order No. 92-618 & 92-677); PUC 14-1994, f. & cert. ef. 10-20-94 (Order No. 94-1533); PUC 9-1998, f. & cert. ef. 4-28-98; PUC 19-1998, f. & cert. ef. 11-18-98; PUC 22-2003, f. & cert. ef. 11-28-03; PUC 3-2005, f. & cert. ef. 6-3-05; PUC 9-2007, f. & cert. ef. 9-10-07; PUC 5-2009, f. & cert. ef. 5-5-09; PUC 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 5-4-11

860-024-0021

Liquefied Natural Gas Safety

Every gas operator must construct, operate, and maintain liquefied natural gas facilities in compliance with the standards prescribed by:

(1) 49 CFR, Part 191, and amendments through No. 14 — Transportation of Natural and Other Gas by Pipeline; Annual Reports and Incident Reports in effect on July 13, 1998.

(2) 49 CFR, Part 193, and amendments through No. 23 — Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities; Minimum Safety Standards in effect on November 26, 2010.

(3) 49 CFR, Part 199, and amendments through No. 24 — Control of Drug and Alcohol Use in Natural Gas, Liquefied Natural Gas, and Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Operations in effect on March 28, 2008.

[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183, 756 & 757

Stats. Implemented: ORS 757.039

Hist.: PUC 3-1981, f. & ef. 6-4-81 (Order No. 81-361); PUC 12-1984, f. & ef. 6-5-84 (Order No. 84-424); PUC 4-1986, f. & ef. 5-5-86 (Order No. 86-456); PUC 11-1987, f. & ef. 10-8-87 (Order No. 87-861); PUC 16-1989, f. & cert. ef. 11-22-89 (Order No. 89-1529); PUC 8-1992, f. & cert. ef. 5-13-92 (Order No. 92-618 & 92-677); PUC 14-1994, f. & cert. ef. 10-20-94 (Order No. 94-1533); PUC 9-1998, f. & cert. ef. 4-28-98; PUC 19-1998, f. & cert. ef. 11-18-98; PUC 22-2003, f. & cert. ef. 11-28-03; PUC 3-2005, f. & cert. ef. 6-3-05; PUC 9-2007, f. & cert. ef. 9-10-07; PUC 5-2009, f. & cert. ef. 5-5-09; PUC 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 5-4-11

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