Ohio Administrative Code
Title 4901:1 - Utilities
Chapter 4901:1-16 - Gas Pipeline Safety
Section 4901:1-16-02 - Purpose and scope

Universal Citation: OH Admin Code 4901:1-16-02

Current through all regulations passed and filed through August 26, 2022

(A) The rules contained in this chapter prescribe:

(1) Gas pipeline safety and drug and alcohol testing requirements to protect the public safety.

(2) Procedures for the staff to administer and enforce the pipeline safety code.

(B) This chapter also governs gas pipeline safety proceedings to:

(1) Investigate and determine an operator's or a gas gathering/processing plant pipeline operator's compliance with applicable sections of the pipeline safety code.

(2) Investigate and determine whether intrastate gas pipeline facilities are hazardous to human life or property, as provided in 49 U.S.C. 60112, as effective on the date referenced in paragraph (D) of this rule.

(3) Review settlement agreements and stipulations by the staff and operators or by staff and gas gathering/processing plant pipeline operators.

(4) Issue and enforce compliance orders.

(5) Issue emergency orders without notice or prior hearing when immediate action is needed to protect the public safety.

(6) Assess forfeitures.

(7) Direct the attorney general to seek enforcement of commission orders, including orders assessing forfeitures, and to seek appropriate remedies in court to protect the public safety.

(C) All operators and gas gathering/processing plant pipeline operators shall comply with the applicable rules of this chapter.

(D) Each citation contained with this chapter that is made to a section of the United States code or a regulation in the code of federal regulations is intended, and shall serve, to incorporate by reference the particular version of the cited matter that was effective on November 1, 2020.

(E) The commission may, upon an application or a motion filed by a party, waive any requirement of this chapter, other than a requirement mandated by statute, for good cause shown.

Effective: 8/5/2021
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 5/20/2021 and 07/26/2026
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4905.91
Rule Amplifies: 4905.91, 4905.911, 4905.92, 4905.93, 4905.94, 4905.95, 4905.96
Prior Effective Dates: 02/01/1991, 10/13/1994, 01/06/2005, 06/17/2006, 08/24/2007, 06/20/2008, 05/29/2009, 07/12/2010, 08/25/2012, 03/28/2014, 01/01/2015, 12/08/2016

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