Chapter 1501:9-10 Pipelines

1501:9-10-01 Definitions.

(A) "Pipelines utilized in the actual drilling of oil and/or natural gas wells" means any pipeline used solely for the temporary purpose of supplying fuel to drilling or servicing rigs and their auxiliary equipment while engaged in the process of drilling, completing or servicing an oil and/or natural gas well.

(B) "Pipelines utilized in the operation of oil and/or natural gas wells" means any pipeline used solely for the purpose of supplying fuel to pump engines, tank or mechanical heaters or other devices necessary to the mechanical operation of an oil and/or natural gas well.

(C) "Pipelines used in the producing of oil and/or natural gas wells" means any pipeline used to produce oil and/or natural gas for sale or to transport to storage tanks or a point of delivery for the purpose of sale.

(D) "Pipelines used to transport leasehold gas" means any pipeline used solely for the purpose of transporting gas from the leasehold facilities, to points or places where said gas may be utilized on said premises.

(E) "Exempt from burial" means any pipeline used solely for the purpose of transporting oil or gas from the leasehold facilities, shall be laid on the surface of the ground.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/29/2003 and 12/29/2008

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 1509.23

Rule Amplifies: 1509.23

Prior Effective Dates: 4/10/84

1501:9-10-02 General.

These rules shall apply to all pipelines utilized in the actual drilling or operation of oil and/or natural gas wells, the producing of oil and/or natural gas wells, and the transportation of leasehold gas as more fully described herein, excepting however, those oil and/or natural gas pipelines covered by the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act ( 49 U.S.C. sections 1802 et seq.) or the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act ( 49 U.S.C. sections 1671, et seq.).

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/29/2003 and 12/29/2008

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 1509.23

Rule Amplifies: 1509.23

Prior Effective Dates: 4/10/81

1501:9-10-03 Identification and location of pipelines.

Excluding all pipelines utilized in the actual drilling or operation of oil and/or natural gas well(s) and pipelines used to transport leasehold gas, no person shall operate or cause to be operated an oil and/or natural gas pipeline used in the producing of oil and/or natural gas wells without first identifying the route of the pipeline on the surface of the ground in a manner customary to the industry. An accurate record or sketch showing the location, identification, type, and size of pipelines shall be kept on file at an office of an owner or the operator of the pipeline. Any changes in the location, identification, type, and size of pipelines shall be shown on a revised record or sketch and kept on file at an office of an owner of the pipeline.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/29/2003 and 12/29/2008

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 1509.23

Rule Amplifies: 1509.23

Prior Effective Dates: 4/10/81

1501:9-10-04 Strength of pipelines.

All pipelines and fittings appurtenant thereto used in the drilling, operating or producing of oil and/or natural gas well(s) shall be designed for at least the greatest anticipated operating pressure or the maximum regulated relief pressure in accordance with the current recognized design practices of the industry.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/29/2003 and 12/29/2008

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 1509.23

Rule Amplifies: 1509.23

Prior Effective Dates: 4/10/81

1501:9-10-05 Burial of pipelines.

(A) Metallic and nonmetallic pipelines. Excluding all pipelines utilized in the actual drilling or operation of oil and/or natural gas well(s) and pipelines used to transport leasehold gas. No person shall lay an oil and/or natural gas pipeline used in the producing of oil and/or natural gas wells that is constructed of metallic or nonmetallic materials unless such pipeline is buried at least twenty-four inches below the ground surface. The owner of such pipeline under this paragraph shall be exempt from such burial requirements if he finds that:

(1) The land across which the pipeline is to be laid is not reasonably expected to be under cultivation; or

(2) The pipeline can be buried with less than twenty-four inches of cover with minimal risk of safety or environmental damage; or

(3) The topographical features or ground conditions prevent the efficient burial of pipelines; or

(4) The terms of the oil and gas lease prohibit the burial of pipelines or permit surface installation.

(B) Whenever a pipeline is laid in accordance with one or more of the above exemptions, the owner of such pipeline shall file a statement with the chief of the Division of Mineral Resources Management identifying:

(1) Owner's name and address,

(2) The location of the pipeline, and

(3) The exceptions justifying the construction.

Eff 4-10-81; 4-15-04
Rule promulgated under: RC 119.03
Rule authorized by: RC 1509.23
Rule amplifies: RC 1509.23
RC 119.032 review date: 9/16/03, 1/27/04, 4/15/09

1501:9-10-06 Exceptions.

Rules 1501:9-10-01 to 1501:9-10-06 of the Administrative Code shall not apply to any pipelines in existence prior to the effective date of these rules. However, the chief of the Division of Mineral Resources Management shall have the authority to issue corrective orders with respect to those pipelines, when, by actual incident, the chief finds them to be hazardous or dangerous.

Eff 4-10-81; 4-15-04
Rule promulgated under: RC 119.03
Rule authorized by: RC 1509.23
Rule amplifies: RC 1509.23
RC 119.032 review date: 9/16/03, 1/27/04, 4/15/09