RULE 199-10.12 - Standards for construction, operation and maintenance

RULE 199-10.12. Standards for construction, operation and maintenance

(1) All pipelines, underground storage facilities, and equipment shall be designed, constructed, operated, and maintained in accordance with the following standards:

a. 49 CFR Part 191, "Transportation of Natural and Other Gas by Pipeline; Annual Reports, Incident Reports, and Safety-Related Condition Reports," as amended through April 1, 2020.

b. 49 CFR Part 192, "Transportation of Natural and Other Gas by Pipeline: Minimum Federal Safety Standards," as amended through April 1, 2020.

c. 49 CFR Part 199, "Drug and Alcohol Testing," as amended through April 1, 2020.

d. ASME B31.8 - 2016, "Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems."

e. 199-Chapter 9, "Restoration of Agricultural Lands During and After Pipeline Construction."

f. At railroad crossings, 199-42.7 (476), "Engineering standards for pipelines."

Conflicts between the standards established in paragraphs 10.12(1)"a" through"f" or between the requirements of rule 199-10.12 (479) and other requirements which are shown to exist by appropriate written documentation filed with the board shall be resolved by the board.

(2) If review of Exhibit C, or inspection of facilities which are the subject of a permit petition, finds noncompliance with the standards adopted in this rule, the pipeline company shall provide satisfactory evidence showing the noncompliance has been corrected prior to the board taking final action on the petition or will be corrected as a result of the board taking final action on the petition.

(3) Pipelines in tilled agricultural land shall be installed with a minimum cover of 48 inches.

(ARC 7962B, IAB 7/15/09, effective 8/19/09; ARC 9501B, IAB 5/18/11, effective 6/22/11; ARC 1359C, IAB 3/5/2014, effective 4/9/2014 Amended by IAB September 14, 2016/Volume XXXIX, Number 06, effective 10/19/2016 Amended by IAB March 27, 2019/Volume XLI, Number 20, effective 5/1/2019 Amended by IAB February 26, 2020/Volume XLII, Number 18, effective 4/1/2020)

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