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20.56.01.00.htm 20.56.01.00. Title 20 PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION Subtitle 56 LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS SYSTEMS Chapter 01 General Regulations Authority: Public Utilities Article, §2-113, 2-117(a) 2-121, 5-101, 5-304, 7-301―7-302, 11-102, 12-101―12-113, and 13-203, Annotated Code of Maryland
20.56.01.01.htm 20.56.01.01. 01 Scope.. These regulations apply to LPG systems located in Maryland and to owners of these systems..
20.56.01.02.htm 20.56.01.02. 02 Definition of Terms.. A. In this subtitle, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Accident" has the meaning stated in Public Utility Companies Article, §5-304, Annotated Code of Maryland.2) "Accuracy" means the degree of conformity of a measure to a standard or true value.. 3) "Associated metering device" means an instrument used to adjust the quantity of gas measured by a meter, based on the measurement of the:
20.56.01.03.htm 20.56.01.03. 03 General Requirements.. A. Each owner shall provide the Commission with the following information in writing:. 1) The location of each LPG system;. 2) The number of customers or dwelling units provided service by each LPG system; and. 3) The name, address, and telephone number of the office of the person responsible for each LPG system.B. The information required by §A of this regulation shall be filed with the Public Service Commission under COMAR 20.07.01.01.
20.56.01.04.htm 20.56.01.04. 04 Incorporation by Reference.. A. In this chapter, the following documents are incorporated by reference:. 1) 49 CFR Part 191 Transportation of Natural Gas and Other Gas by Pipeline; Annual Reports, Incident Reports, and Safety Related Condition Reports, as amended;2) 49 CFR Part 192 Transportation of Natural and Other Gas by Pipeline: Minimum Federal Safety Standards, as amended; and3) The applicable provisions in the GPTC Guide for Gas Transmission and Dis
20.56.01.05.htm 20.56.01.05. 05 Enforcement.. A. Public Utilities Article, §2-117(a) 5-101, 5-304, 12-101―12-113, and 13-203, Annotated Code of Maryland, shall apply to the owners of LPG systems to the extent ordered by the Commission.B. The Commission is an authorized agent of the United States Department of Transportation for the administration and enforcement of these regulations and those federal regulations that apply to LPG systems in this State.
20.56.01.06.htm 20.56.01.06. 06 Inspections and Tests.. A. Upon reasonable notice, a representative of the Commission shall be given access to each LPG system in order to conduct tests or inspections to assure compliance with these regulations.B. Routine inspections of the LPG systems shall be made during regular business hours and may be inspected at any time in the event of an emergency or incident.
20.56.01.07.htm 20.56.01.07. 07 Gas Leak Surveys.. A. Frequency of Leak Surveys. Each owner shall conduct a gas leak survey of a LPG pipeline system in accordance with the following schedule:1) At least once each calendar year, at intervals not exceeding 15 months, for a pipeline located in a business district or place of public assembly;2) At least once every 3 calendar years, at intervals not exceeding 39 months, for a pipeline made of cast iron, ductile iron, and cathodically unprot3) At least once every 5
20.56.01.08.htm 20.56.01.08. 08 Pipeline Location.. A. Identification.. 1) An owner shall install tracer wire on all newly installed plastic pipes.. 2) When the open trenching method of pipeline construction is used, an owner shall install suitable identification tape at least 12 inches above the top of the pipe.B. Location of Residential Service Lines and Meters.. 1) Residential customer meters shall be placed as close to the exterior building wall as possible.. 2) Gas service may not be
20.56.01.09.htm 20.56.01.09. 09 Records and Reports.. A. Each owner of a LPG system shall maintain records and provide reports to the Commission as required by this regulation.B. Fatal Accidents.. 1) In the event of a fatal accident, an owner shall promptly notify the Commission of the fatal accident by telephone.2) A written report shall be submitted to the Commission within 20 days of the date of the incident resulting in the fatal accident reported under §B(1) of this regulation.C. Leaks in pipes or tank
20.56.01.9999.htm 20.56.01.9999. Administrative History Effective date: September 13, 1982 (9:18 Md. R. 1801). Regulation .02 amended effective March 31, 2003 (30:6 Md. R. 422). Regulation .04 amended effective November 2, 1987 (14:22 Md. R. 2340). Regulations .07 and .08 adopted effective October 11, 1982 (9:20 Md. R. 1982). Regulation .07C amended effective January 15, 1996 (23:1 Md. R. 36). Regulation .08E amended effective November 2, 1987 (14:22 Md. R. 2340) ―.
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