TITLE 26

Public Utilities

CHAPTER 8. UNDERGROUND UTILITY DAMAGE PREVENTION AND SAFETY

Subchapter II. Pipeline Safety Compliance Programs


The Public Service Commission shall have the authority to make and enforce rules required by the federal Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968, as amended (49 U.S.C. Chapter 601), to qualify for federal certification of a state pipeline safety compliance program under 49 U.S.C. § 60105(a), relating to the regulation of intrastate gas pipeline transportation. Such rules shall incorporate the safety standards and penalty provisions (including injunctive and monetary sanctions) established under the federal Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968, as amended [49 U.S.C. § 60101 et seq.], that are applicable to intrastate gas pipeline transportation and will apply to underground pipeline facility operators, as defined under § 802(11) of this title.

76 Del. Laws, c. 393, § 1.;

The Public Service Commission shall have the authority to enter into agreements with the Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation, pursuant to 49 U.S.C. § 60106(b), to participate in the oversight of interstate pipeline transportation. Such participation may include inspection and investigatory duties but shall not include the enforcement of safety standards for interstate pipeline facilities.

76 Del. Laws, c. 393, § 1.;