Is my propane system considered a jurisdictional system under PHMSA rules?
Updated: Oct 29
The following type of propane systems are exempt from 49 CFR 192 requirements:
Any pipeline system that transports only petroleum gas or petroleum gas/air mixtures to—
(i) Fewer than 10 customers, if no portion of the system is located in a public place; or
(ii) A single customer, if the system is located entirely on the customer's premises (no matter if a portion of the system is located in a public place).
Written Plan Requirements
Operators of propane jurisdictional systems are required to prepare and follow a manual of written procedures for conducting operations and maintenance activities and for emergency response. This is accomplished by preparing and maintaining the following manuals/plans:
1. Operations and Maintenance Manual
2. Emergency Plan
3. Damage Prevention Plan
4. Operator Qualification Plan
5. Public Awareness Plan
6. Integrity Management Plan*
The manuals must be prepared before operations of a pipeline system commence.
In general, there are two primary codes an operator needs to comply with when installing, maintaining, and servicing a jurisdictional system:
• The Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, Parts 191 and 192
• National Fire Protection Association’s Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code (NFPA 58)
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