49-34B-6. Plan for inspection and maintenance of facility--Inadequate plan--Hearing--Revision. The commission may require any person who engages in the intrastate transportation of gas or who owns or operates intrastate gas pipeline facilities subject to the provisions of this chapter to file with the commission a plan for inspection and maintenance of each such facility owned or operated by the person, and any changes in the plan, in accordance with the rules promulgated by the commission pursuant to chapter 1-26. On finding that the plan is inadequate to achieve safe operation, the commission shall, after notice and opportunity for a hearing, require the plan to be revised. In determining the adequacy of the plan, the commission shall consider:
(1) Relevant available pipeline safety data;
(2) Whether the plan is appropriate for the particular type of pipeline transportation of gas;
(3) The reasonableness of the plan; and
(4) The extent to which the plan will contribute to public safety.Source:
SL 1994, ch 357, § 5.
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