34 Pa. Code § 13.1 - Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

ASME-The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Three Park Avenue, New York, New York, 10016-5990 or its current address.

ASME Code-"The Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code," as adopted under the Boiler and Unfired Pressure Vessel Law, and any published cases and interpretations adopted by the Industrial Board under § 3a.4 (relating to adoption of National standards).

Act-The Propane and Liquefied Petroleum Gas Act (35 P. S. §§ 1329.1-1329.19).

Authorized attendant-An employee of a manufacturer, distributor or user of LPG who was trained, in a manner approved by the Department, in the proper performance of duties and who was officially recognized by the LPG facility operator to perform those duties.

Boiler and Unfired Pressure Vessel Law-35 P. S. §§ 1331.1-1331.19.

Bulk plant-

(i) An LPG storage facility which has the primary purpose of distribution of LPG and which has:
(A) A bulk storage capacity of more than 2,000 gallons.
(B) Container-filling or tank-loading facilities on the premises.
(ii) The term includes a consumer of LPG that uses storage tanks to refill the consumer's own containers if the consumer's storage LPG facility has a bulk storage capacity of less than 2,000 gallons and the storage tanks are not owned by a distributor.

Certified Employee Training Program-The "Certified Employee Training Program," available from the Propane Education and Research Council, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 1075, Washington, DC 20036 or its current address.

Container-A vessel such as a cylinder, a tank, a portable tank and a cargo tank used for the transporting or storing of LPG.

Cylinder-A container constructed in accordance with United States Department of Transportation regulations, 49 CFR Part 178 , Subpart C (relating to specifications for cylinders).

Cylinder exchange cabinets-A lockable and ventilated metal locker or rack for the storage of LPG cylinders that prevents tampering with valves and pilferage to the cylinders.

Department-The Department of Labor and Industry of the Commonwealth.

Dispensing station-Fixed equipment with an aggregate of 2,000 or less gallons of water capacity where LPG is stored and dispensed into portable containers.


(i) A person authorized by the Department to sell or transfer LPG.
(ii) The term includes the owner of a cylinder exchange cabinet or a dispensing station.

GPS-Global positioning system.

Gallons-The term shall be measured in terms of water capacity.

Industrial Board-The Industrial Board of the Department established under sections 445 and 2214 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. §§ 155 and 574), which hears requests for variances and extensions of time and appeals of Department interpretations regarding LPG matters.

Industrial user-A person who is the consumer of LPG and who maintains a total storage capacity at a site of more than 2,000 gallons and whose storage tanks are not registered under a distributor. This consumer may be a residential or a commercial location.

LPG-Liquefied petroleum gas-A material in liquid form that is composed predominately of any of the following hydrocarbons or their mixtures:

(i) Propane.
(ii) Propylene.
(iii) Normal butane or isobutane.
(iv) Butylenes.

LPG facility-Distributors, bulk plants and industrial users.

NFPA-National Fire Protection Association, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, Massachusetts 02269.

NFPA 54-The "National Fuel Gas Code," 2009 edition, issued by the NFPA.

NFPA 58-The "Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code," 2008 edition, issued by the NFPA.

NPGA-National Propane Gas Association, 1150 17th Street, NW, Suite 310, Washington, DC 20036-4523 or its current address.

National Board-National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors, 1055 Crupper Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43229 or its current address.

National Board Inspection Code-The "National Board Inspection Code," as adopted under the Boiler and Unfired Pressure Vessel Law, issued by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors.

Person-An individual, firm, partnership, unincorporated association, corporation, political subdivision or authority, including the Commonwealth.

Secretary-The Secretary of Labor and Industry of the Commonwealth or an authorized deputy or representative.

Tank-A portable or stationary ASME-approved vessel used to store liquefied petroleum gas.

Transfer-To cause LPG to pass from any pipeline, tank, container, tank truck, receptacle or storage location to a similar or different type of pipeline, tank, container, tank truck, receptacle or storage location.


34 Pa. Code § 13.1
The provisions of § 13.1 amended October 27, 1978, 8 Pa.B. 2907; amended August 27, 2010, effective 8/28/2010, 40 Pa.B. 4927.

The provisions of this § 13.1 amended under section 16 of the Propane and Liquefied Petroleum Gas Act (35 P. S. § 1329.16).

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