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TITLE 16ECONOMIC REGULATION
PART 1RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS
CHAPTER 14REGULATIONS FOR LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS (LNG)
SUBCHAPTER HLNG TRANSPORTS
RULE §14.2704Registration and Transfer of LNG Transports

(a) A person who operates an LNG transport as defined in this chapter, regardless of who owns the transport, shall register the transport with LP-Gas Operations in the name or names under which the operator conducts business in Texas prior to the transport being used in LNG service in Texas.

  (1) To register a unit previously unregistered in Texas, the operator of the unit shall:

    (A) pay to LP-Gas Operations the $270 registration fee for each transport truck, semi-trailer, or other motor vehicle equipped with an LNG cargo tank; and

    (B) file a properly completed LNG Form 2007.

  (2) To register a unit which was previously registered in Texas but for which the registration has expired, the operator of the unit shall:

    (A) pay to LP-Gas Operations the $270 registration fee;

    (B) file a properly completed LNG Form 2007;

    (C) file a copy of the latest test results if an expired unit has not been used in the transportation of LNG for over one year.

  (3) To transfer a unit, the new owner of the transport shall:

    (A) pay the $100 transfer fee for each unit; and

    (B) file a properly completed LNG Form 2007.

(b) LP-Gas Operations may also request an operator registering or transferring any unit to file a copy of the Manufacturer's Data Report or a copy of the DOT certification issued by the manufacturer and/or subframer who prepared the unit for road use, or any other documentation to show the container complies with MC-338.

(c) When all registration or transfer requirements have been met, LP-Gas Operations shall issue LNG Form 2004 or letter of authority which shall be properly affixed as instructed on the decal or letter or maintained on the bobtail or transport trailer. LNG Form 2004 or letter of authority shall authorize the licensee or ultimate consumer to whom it has been issued and no other person to operate such unit in the transportation of LNG and to fill the transport containers.

  (1) A person shall not operate an LNG transport unit or introduce LNG into a transport container in Texas unless the LNG Form 2004 or letter of authority has been properly affixed as instructed on the decal or the letter or maintained on the bobtail or transport trailer or unless its operation has been specifically approved by LP-Gas Operations.

  (2) LNG Form 2004 or letter of authority shall not be transferable by the person to whom it has been issued, but shall be registered by any subsequent licensee or ultimate consumer prior to the unit being placed into LNG service.

  (3) This section shall not apply to:

    (A) a container manufacturer/fabricator from introducing a reasonable amount of LNG into a newly constructed container in order to properly test the vessel, piping system, and appurtenances prior to the initial sale of the container. The LNG shall be removed from the transport container prior to the transport leaving the manufacturer's or fabricator's premises; or

    (B) a person introducing a maximum of 150 gallons into a newly constructed transport container when such container will provide the motor fuel to the chassis engine for the purpose of allowing the unit to reach its destination.

  (4) LP-Gas Operations shall not issue an LNG Form 2004 or letter of authority if LP-Gas Operations or a Category 15 or 50 licensee determines that the transport is unsafe for LNG service.


Source Note: The provisions of this §14.2704 adopted to be effective May 26, 2003, 28 TexReg 4100; amended to be effective December 24, 2012, 37 TexReg 9921

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