4901:1-16-15 Gas gathering pipelines and processing plant stub pipelines.

(A) All gas gathering/processing plant pipeline operators shall comply with the applicable pipe design requirements of 49 C.F.R. 192(C), as effective on the date referenced in paragraph (D) of rule 4901:1-16-02 of the Administrative Code, for all gas gathering pipelines and processing plant gas stub pipelines that are completely constructed on or after the effective date of Section 4905.911 , Revised Code, and that transport gas produced by a horizontal well.

(B) A gas gathering/processing plant pipeline operator shall do all of the following:

(1) Design, install, construct, initially inspect, and initially test the pipeline in accordance with the requirements of 49 C.F.R. 192, as effective on the date referenced in paragraph (D) of rule 4901:1-16-02 of the Administrative Code, if the pipeline is new, replaced, relocated, or otherwise changed;

(2) Control corrosion according to requirements of 49 C.F.R. 192(I), as effective on the date referenced in paragraph (D) of rule 4901:1-16-02 of the Administrative Code, if the pipeline is metallic;

(3) Establish and carry out a damage prevention program under 49 C.F.R. 192.614 , as effective on the date referenced in paragraph (D) of rule 4901:1-16-02 of the Administrative Code;

(4) Establish and carry out a public education program under 49 C.F.R. 192.616 , as effective on the date referenced in paragraph (D) of rule 4901:1-16-02 of the Administrative Code;

(5) Establish the MAOP of the pipeline under 49 C.F.R. 192.619 , as effective on the date referenced in paragraph (D) of rule 4901:1-16-02 of the Administrative Code;

(6) Install and maintain pipeline markers according to the requirements for transmission lines under 49 C.F.R. 192.707 , as effective on the date referenced in paragraph (D) of rule 4901:1-16-02 of the Administrative Code;

(7) Perform leakage surveys according to requirements in 49 C.F.R. 192.706 , as effective on the date referenced in paragraph (D) of rule 4901:1-16-02 of the Administrative Code; and

(8) Retain a record of each required leakage survey conducted under paragraph (B)(7) of this rule and 49 C.F.R. 192.706 , as effective on the date referenced in paragraph (D) of rule 4901:1-16-02 of the Administrative Code, for five years or until the next leakage survey is completed, whichever time period is longer.

(C) Not later than twenty-one days prior to commencement of construction of the pipeline, any person who plans to construct a pipeline subject to paragraphs (A) and (B) of this rule after the effective date of section 4905.911 , Revised Code, shall submit to the pipeline safety division of the public utilities commission a form approved by the division that includes all of the following information:

(1) The route of the proposed pipeline;

(2) The design MAOP of the pipeline;

(3) The outside diameter of the pipeline;

(4) The wall thickness of the pipeline;

(5) The material that the pipeline will be made of; and

(6) The yield strength of the pipeline.

(D) Not later than sixty days after the completion of construction of a pipeline subject to paragraph (C) of this rule, the gas gathering/processing plant pipeline operator shall submit to the public utilities commission division of pipeline safety an explanation of the constructed pipeline's route and operating information. Operating information shall be submitted to the pipeline safety division of the public utilities commission on a form approved by the division that includes all of the following information:

(1) The route of the pipeline;

(2) The class location of the pipeline;

(3) The length of the pipeline;

(4) The MAOP of the pipeline;

(5) The outside diameter of the pipeline;

(6) The wall thickness of the pipeline;

(7) The yield strength of the pipeline; and

(8) A description of the complete pipeline, including compressor stations.

Effective: 03/28/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/06/2019
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4905.91
Rule Amplifies: 4905.91 , 4905.911