299F.56 DEFINITIONS; NATURAL GAS PIPELINE SAFETY.
Subdivision 1. Scope.
As used in sections
, the terms defined in this
section shall have the meanings given them.
Subd. 2.[Renumbered subd 9]
Subd. 2a.[Renumbered subd 8]
Subd. 3.[Renumbered subd 15]
Subd. 4.[Renumbered subd 10]
Subd. 4a.[Renumbered subd 12]
Subd. 4b.[Renumbered subd 14]
Subd. 5.[Renumbered subd 16]
Subd. 6.[Renumbered subd 11]
Subd. 6a.[Renumbered subd 13]
Subd. 7. Commissioner.
"Commissioner" means the commissioner of public safety, acting
through the director of pipeline safety.
Subd. 8. Federal Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Act.
The federal "Hazardous Liquid
Pipeline Safety Act" means United States Code, title 49, sections 2001 to 2014.
Subd. 9. Federal Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act.
The federal "Natural Gas Pipeline
Safety Act" means United States Code, title 49, sections 1671 to 1686.
Subd. 10. Gas.
"Gas" means natural gas, liquefied natural gas, flammable gas, or gas which
is toxic or corrosive. "Gas" also includes liquefied petroleum gas in distribution systems.
Subd. 11. Gas pipeline facilities.
"Gas pipeline facilities" includes, without limitation, new
and existing pipe, rights-of-way, and any equipment, facility, or building used in the transportation
of gas or the treatment of gas during the course of transportation. "Pipeline facilities" shall not
include any facilities subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
under the Natural Gas Act of the United States.
Subd. 12. Hazardous liquid.
"Hazardous liquid" means "hazardous liquid" and "highly
volatile liquid" as defined in Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, section 195.2.
Subd. 13. Hazardous liquid pipeline facilities.
"Hazardous liquid pipeline facilities"
includes, without limitation, new and existing pipe, rights-of-way, and any equipment, facility,
or building used or intended for use in the transportation of hazardous liquids including
transportation by gravity or at a stress level of 20 percent or less of the specified minimum yield
strength of the pipe.
Subd. 14. Liquefied natural gas.
"Liquefied natural gas" means natural gas or synthetic gas
having methane (CH 4) as its major constituent that has been changed to a liquid or semisolid.
Subd. 15. Person.
"Person" means any individual, firm, joint venture, partnership,
corporation, association, municipality, cooperative association or joint stock association, and
includes any trustee, receiver, assignee, or personal representative thereof.
Subd. 16. Transportation.
"Transportation" means the gathering, transmission, or
distribution of gas or hazardous liquid by pipeline or its storage; except that it shall not include
any such transportation of gas or hazardous liquid which is subject to the jurisdiction of the
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission under the Natural Gas Act of the United States and
the federal Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Act, or the gathering of gas or hazardous liquid
in those rural locations which lie outside the limits of any incorporated or unincorporated city,
town, or any other designated residential or commercial area such as a subdivision, a business or
shopping center, a community development, or any similar populated area which the Office of
Pipeline Safety may define as a nonrural area.
History: 1969 c 988 s 1; 1973 c 123 art 5 s 7; 1975 c 31 s 1; 1987 c 353 s 14; 1988 c
624 s 3-10; 1989 c 244 s 8,9