Iowa Admin. Code r. 199-19.17 - Incident notification and reports

Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 12, December 15, 2021

(1) Notification. A utility shall notify the board immediately, or as soon as practical, of any incident involving the release of gas, failure of equipment, or interruption of facility operations, which results in any of the following:
a. A death or personal injury necessitating in-patient hospitalization.
b. Estimated property damage of $15,000 or more to the property of the utility and to others, including the cost of gas lost.
c. Emergency shutdown of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility.
d. An interruption of service to 50 or more customers.
e. Any other incident considered significant by the utility.
(2) Information required. The utility shall notify the board by e-mail, as soon as practical, of any reportable incident at or, when e-mail is not available, by calling the board duty officer at (515)745-2332. The person sending the e-mail or the caller shall leave a call-back number for a person who can provide the following information:
a. The name of the utility, the name and telephone number of the person making the report, and the name and telephone number of a contact person knowledgeable about the incident.
b. The location of the incident.
c. The time of the incident.
d. The number of deaths or personal injuries and the extent of those injuries, if any.
e. An initial estimate of damages.
f. The number of services interrupted.
g. A summary of the significant information available to the utility regarding the probable cause of the incident and extent of damages.
h. Any oral or written report required by the U. S. Department of Transportation, and the name of the person who made the oral report or prepared the written report.
(3) Written incident reports. Within 30 days of the date of the incident, the utility shall file a written report with the board. The report shall include the information required for telephone notice in subrule 19.17(2), the probable cause as determined by the utility, the number and cause of any deaths or personal injuries requiring in-patient hospitalization, and a detailed description of property damage and the amount of monetary damages. If significant additional information becomes available at a later date, a supplemental report shall be filed. Copies of any written reports concerning an incident or safety-related condition filed with or submitted to the U. S. Department of Transportation or the National Transportation Safety Board shall also be provided to the board.


Iowa Admin. Code r. 199-19.17
Editorial change: IAC Supplement 12/29/10; ARC 1359C, IAB 3/5/2014, effective 4/9/2014 Amended by IAB September 17, 2014/Volume XXXVII, Number 6, effective 10/22/2014

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