N.H. Code Admin. R. Puc 511.01 - Jurisdiction Scope and Application of Authority

Current through Register Vol. 42, No. 14, April 7, 2022

(a) Pursuant to RSA 370:2 the commission shall enforce safety standards and practices for utilities, referred to in Puc 506.01, consistent with the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act which is set forth at 49 U.S.C. ยง 60101, et seq.
(b) In enforcing safety standards and practices the commission shall consider:
(1) Pipeline safety data;
(2) The appropriateness and reasonableness of a safety standard applied to a particular incident or circumstances; and
(3) Other relevant information regarding the particular circumstances of an incident.
(c) The commission in exercising and implementing its inspection and enforcement authority pursuant to Puc 511 shall act by and through the commission's safety division.
(d) Pursuant to RSA 365:8 and RSA 370:2, and consistent with the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act, the commission shall:
(1) Investigate all methods and practices of utilities relating to pipeline safety;
(2)Require the maintenance and filing of reports, records and other information relating to pipeline safety in such form and detail as the commission shall prescribe;
(3) Enter at all reasonable times to inspect the property, building, plants and offices of utilities to investigate and determine compliance with pipeline safety requirements; and
(4) Inspect all books, records, papers and documents relevant to the pipeline safety.
(e) Each utility shall cooperate fully with the commission and its staff in its investigations and inspections pursuant to Puc 511, including maintaining and providing all relevant information and data and providing such access as the commission shall require.


N.H. Code Admin. R. Puc 511.01

(See Revision Note at Chapter heading for Puc 500) #6445, eff 1-28-97; ss by #8259, eff 1-19-05; ss by #10334, eff 5-10-13

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