16 CRR-NY 257.9NY-CRR

OFFICIAL COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 16. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE
CHAPTER III. GAS UTILITIES
SUBCHAPTER C. SAFETY
PART 257. LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS PLANTS
16 CRR-NY 257.9
16 CRR-NY 257.9
257.9 Operating and maintenance procedures.
(a) Each gas corporation shall develop operating and maintenance procedures based on the provisions of this Part, its experience and its knowledge of its facilities and conditions under which they are operated. The procedures shall encompass operations, maintenance, and safety procedures. The procedures must be reviewed and updated by each gas corporation at intervals not exceeding 15 months, but at least once each calendar year.
(b) Each gas corporation shall make available for inspection by the department its written procedures for maintaining compliance with the operations and maintenance safety provisions of this Part. Written notification of revision to these written procedures shall be made to the department at least 30 days prior to the effective date. Minor revisions that do not affect the intent of the procedure may be implemented immediately.
(c) Each gas corporation shall have current written operating and maintenance procedures available at the LPG facility.
(d) Each gas corporation shall satisfactorily conform with its procedures.
(e) Safety procedures shall be those involving the safety of the facility, employees and the general public. They shall specify equipment, piping, valves and other components to be inspected or tested, the time schedules of such inspections or tests, and the program to remedy deficiencies or failures uncovered.
(f) Written procedures shall, at a minimum include, as applicable, the following:
(1) fire protection system;
(2) operating signal devices;
(3) relief valve inspection with a provision that all servicing and replacement of Rego valves shall be done by a two-person team, with the second person responsible for verifying that each step is taken in the procedure being performed;
(4) structural inspection;
(5) corrosion control;
(6) functional inspection;
(7) pumps and compressors;
(8) valves and operators;
(9) standby electrical system inspection;
(10) communication equipment;
(11) housekeeping;
(12) leakage surveys;
(13) LGP transfer operations;
(14) regulator inspections for lockup; and
(15) calorimeter inspection.
(g) Procedures shall be developed to notify service personnel, emergency crews and other involved employees when LPG is being distributed. All such employees shall be trained in the properties of LPG or mixtures with other gases, the changes of the lower explosive limit and specific gravity and effects of such changes.
16 CRR-NY 257.9
Current through June 20, 2018
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