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The Pipelines Safety Regulations 1996

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Meaning of “pipeline”

    4. 4.Application

  3. PART II GENERAL

    1. 5.Design of a pipeline

    2. 6.Safety systems

    3. 7.Access for examination and maintenance

    4. 8.Materials

    5. 9.Construction and installation

    6. 10.Work on a pipeline

    7. 11.Operation of a pipeline

    8. 12.Arrangements for incidents and emergencies

    9. 13.Maintenance

    10. 14.Decommissioning

    11. 15.Damage to pipeline

    12. 16.Prevention of damage to pipelines

    13. 17.Co-operation

  4. PART III MAJOR ACCIDENT HAZARD PIPELINES

    1. 18.Dangerous fluids

    2. 19.Emergency shut-down valves

    3. 20.Notification before construction

    4. 21.Notification before use

    5. 22.Notification in other cases

    6. 23.Major accident prevention document

    7. 24.Emergency procedures

    8. 25.Emergency plans in case of major accidents

    9. 26.Charge by a local authority for a plan

    10. 27.Transitional provision

  5. PART IV MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 28.Defence

    2. 29.Certificates of exemption

    3. 30.Repeal of provisions of the Pipe-lines Act 1962

    4. 31.Revocation and modification of instruments

  6. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      PIPELINES TO WHICH THESE REGULATIONS DO NOT APPLY

      1. 1.A pipeline for the conveyance of air, water vapour or...

      2. 2.A pipeline for the conveyance of water, other than for...

      3. 3.A pipeline contained wholly within the premises occupied by a...

      4. 4.A pipeline which is contained wholly within land which constitutes...

      5. 5.A pipeline contained wholly within a caravan site.

      6. 6.In this Schedule “caravan” and “caravan site” have the same...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      DESCRIPTIONS OF DANGEROUS FLUIDS

      1. 1.A fluid which— (a) is flammable in air;

      2. 2.A fluid which is flammable in air and is or...

      3. 3.A liquid which has a vapour pressure greater than 1.5...

      4. 4.A toxic or very toxic fluid which—

      5. 5.A toxic fluid which— (a) at 20°C has a saturated...

      6. 6.Acrylonitrile.

      7. 7.A very toxic fluid which— (a) at 20°C has a...

      8. 8.An oxidising fluid which is, or is to be, conveyed...

      9. 9.A fluid which reacts violently with water.

      10. 10.For the purposes of this Schedule— (a) a liquid is...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      REQUIREMENTS FOR EMERGENCY SHUT-DOWN VALVES ON CERTAIN MAJOR ACCIDENT HAZARD PIPELINES CONNECTED TO OFFSHORE INSTALLATIONS

      1. 1.An emergency shut-down valve shall be incorporated in the riser...

      2. 2.An emergency shut-down valve shall be held open by an...

      3. 3.An emergency shut-down valve shall also be capable of being...

      4. 4.If the pipeline is designed to allow for the passage...

      5. 5.An emergency shut-down valve and its actuating mechanism shall so...

      6. 6.An emergency shut-down valve shall be maintained in an efficient...

      7. 7.After an emergency shut-down valve has operated so as to...

      8. 8.In this Schedule “emergency shut-down system” means the system comprising...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      PARTICULARS TO BE INCLUDED IN NOTIFICATION RELATINGTO CONSTRUCTION OF A MAJOR ACCIDENT HAZARD PIPELINE

      1. 1.The name and address of the operator of the pipeline....

      2. 2.The proposed route of the pipeline in the form of...

      3. 3.The proposed route of the riser on any offshore installation,...

      4. 4.The length, diameter and wall thickness of the pipeline.

      5. 5.The materials to be used in the construction of the...

      6. 6.The fluid to be conveyed and such of its properties...

      7. 7.The safe operating limits of the pipeline.

      8. 8.The intended temperature, pressure, and maximum rate of flow of...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      PARTICULARS TO BE NOTIFIED BEFORE CERTAIN EVENTS RELATING TO MAJOR ACCIDENT HAZARD PIPELINES

      1. 1.In relation to a change to the route or position...

      2. 2.In relation to a change to the safe operating limits...

      3. 3.In relation to the start of major modification or major...

      4. 4.In relation to the conveyance of a new fluid, particulars...

      5. 5.In relation to the start of decommissioning or dismantlement of...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      1. PART I REVOCATION OF INSTRUMENTS

      2. PART II MODIFICATION OF THE NOTIFICATION OF INSTALLATIONS HANDLING HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES REGULATIONS 1982

        1. 1.In the definition of “installation” in paragraph (1) of regulation...

        2. 2.In regulation 3 (notification of installations handling hazardous substances) of...

        3. 3.In regulation 4 (updating of the notification following changes in...

        4. 4.In regulation 5 (re-notification where the quantity of a substance...

        5. 5.In Schedule 2 of the 1982 Regulations—

  7. Explanatory Note

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