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TITLE 16ECONOMIC REGULATION
PART 1RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS
CHAPTER 8PIPELINE SAFETY REGULATIONS
SUBCHAPTER DREQUIREMENTS FOR HAZARDOUS LIQUIDS AND CARBON DIOXIDE PIPELINES ONLY
RULE §8.301Required Records and Reporting

(a) Accident reports. In the event of any failure or accident involving an intrastate pipeline facility from which any hazardous liquid or carbon dioxide is released, if the failure or accident is required to be reported by 49 CFR Part 195, the operator shall report to the Commission as follows.

  (1) Incidents involving crude oil. In the event of an accident involving crude oil, the operator shall:

    (A) notify the Division, which shall notify the Commission's appropriate Oil and Gas district office, by telephone to the Commission's emergency line at (512) 463-6788 at the earliest practicable moment following discovery of the incident (within two hours) and include the following information:

      (i) company/operator name;

      (ii) location of leak or incident;

      (iii) time and date of accident/incident;

      (iv) fatalities and/or personal injuries;

      (v) phone number of operator;

      (vi) telephone number of operator;

      (vii) telephone number of the operator's on-site person;

      (viii) other significant facts relevant to the accident or incident. Ignition, explosion, rerouting of traffic, evacuation of any building, and media interest are included as significant facts.

    (B) within 30 days of discovery of the incident, submit a completed Form H-8 to the Oil and Gas Division of the Commission. In situations specified in the 49 CFR Part 195, the operator shall also file a copy of the required Department of Transportation form with the Division. For reports submitted electronically to the Department of Transportation, the operator shall forward a copy of the report and confirmation to the Division or electronically to safety@rrc.state.tx.us. If an operator does not submit reports electronically to the Department of Transportation, the operator shall send the report to the Division on an original signed report form.

  (2) Hazardous liquids, other than crude oil, and carbon dioxide. For incidents involving hazardous liquids, other than crude oil, and carbon dioxide, the operator shall:

    (A) notify the Division of such incident by telephone to the Commission's emergency line at (512) 463-6788 at the earliest practicable moment following discovery (within two hours) and include the information listed in paragraph (1)(A)(i) - (viii) of this subsection; and

    (B) within 30 days of discovery of the incident, file with the Division a written report using the appropriate Department of Transportation form (as required by 49 CFR Part 195) or a facsimile. For reports submitted electronically to the Department of Transportation, the operator shall forward a copy of the report and confirmation to the Division or electronically to safety@rrc.state.tx.us. If an operator does not submit reports electronically to the Department of Transportation, the operator shall send the report to the Division on an original signed report form.

(b) Annual report. Each operator shall file with the Commission an annual report for its intrastate systems located in Texas in the same manner as required by 49 CFR Part 195. The report shall be filed with the Commission on forms supplied by the Department of Transportation on or before June 15 of a year for the preceding calendar year reported. For reports submitted electronically to the Department of Transportation, the operator may forward a copy of the report and confirmation to the Division or electronically to safety@rrc.state.tx.us. For reports not submitted electronically to the Department of Transportation, the operator shall send to the Division an original signed report form.

(c) Safety-related condition reports. Each operator shall submit to the Division in writing a safety-related condition report for any condition specified in 49 CFR 195.

(d) Facility response plans. Simultaneously with filing either an initial or a revised facility response plan with the United States Department of Transportation, each operator shall submit to the Division a copy of the initial or revised facility response plan prepared under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, for all or any part of a hazardous liquid pipeline facility located landward of the coast.


Source Note: The provisions of this §8.301 adopted to be effective November 24, 2004, 29 TexReg 10733; amended to be effective February 4, 2009, 34 TexReg 582

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