24.0886 Pipeline transport safety requirements.

Cite as [A.S.A.C. § 24.0886]

(a) Compatibility. No person may transport any hazardous liquid unless the hazardous liquid is chemically compatible with both the pipeline, including all components, and any other commodity that it may come into contact with while in the pipeline.

(b) Non-steel pipelines. No person may transport any hazardous liquid through a pipe that is constructed of materials other than steel unless the operator informs the executive secretary of its intention in writing 90 days prior to transporting such hazardous liquid. The notice must include the chemical name, common name, properties, and characteristics of the hazardous liquid along with the material used in construction of the pipeline. If the executive secretary determines that such transport will be unduly hazardous, he will, within 90 days of the receipt of the notice, issue and order to the operator prohibiting the transport of the hazardous liquid in the proposed manner.

(c) Design requirements. New pipeline systems constructed with steel pipe and pipeline systems to be relocated, replaced or otherwise changed shall comply with the design requirements of 49 CFR Subpart C, which are hereby incorporated by reference in this chapter.

(d) Construction. New pipeline systems constructed with steel pipe and pipeline systems to be relocated, replaces, or otherwise changed shall comply with the construction requirements set forth in 49 CFR Subpart D, which are hereby incorporated by reference in this chapter.

(e) Hydrostatic testing. Each new pipeline system, each pipeline system in which pipe has been relocated or replaced, or that part of a pipeline system that has been relocated or replaced, must be hydrostatic tested in accordance with the provisions of 49 CFR Subpart E, which are hereby incorporated by reference in this chapter.

(f) Operation and maintenance. Operators of pipeline systems transporting hazardous liquids shall abide by the operation and maintenance requirements set forth in 49 CFR Subpart F, which are hereby incorporated by reference.

History: Rule 02-01, eff 30 Aug 01.