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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 20. Public Utilities And Telecommunications
Agency 5. State Corporation Commission
Chapter 308. Rules Governing the Safety of Intrastate Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Systems

20VAC5-308-10. Safety of intrastate hazardous liquid pipeline systems.

A. These rules are adopted pursuant to § 56-555 of the Code of Virginia to establish safety and inspection requirements for intrastate hazardous liquid pipeline systems as defined by federal regulation promulgated under 49 USC § 60101.

B. Parts 195 and 199 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations are hereby adopted by reference as the minimum pipeline safety regulations applicable to intrastate hazardous liquid pipeline systems within the commission's jurisdiction.

C. Telephonic notices regarding incidents involving hazardous liquid pipeline systems shall be made, at the earliest practicable moment following discovery of the incident, to the commission's Division of Utility and Railroad Safety during the division's daily hours and to the commission's Manager of Pipeline Safety (telephone number (804) 343‑0863) during all other times. Such notices shall include the information listed in 49 CFR 195.52(b)(1) through (b)(6).

D. The commission's Division of Utility and Railroad Safety may require certain written reports from the jurisdictional hazardous liquid pipeline systems to aid the commission staff in administering an effective pipeline safety program.

E. The commission's Division of Utility and Railroad Safety shall be empowered to submit and sign on behalf of the commission such forms and applications as necessary to assure participation in hazardous liquid pipeline safety programs, as deemed advisable by the commission to assure an effective safety program in Virginia, but that the commission comptroller shall be empowered to sign on behalf of the commission those applications and forms pertaining to grants or reimbursement of expenses incurred by the commission in conducting the pipeline safety program in Virginia.

Statutory Authority

§§ 12.1-13 and 56-555 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from PUE940070, eff. January 10, 1995; amended, Virginia Register Volume 33, Issue 20, eff. May 29, 2017; Volume 35, Issue 8, eff. December 10, 2018.

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