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For purposes of this chapter, the following terms have the
(a) "Commission-regulated gas pipeline facility" means an
intrastate gas pipeline facility as defined in Section 60101 of Title
49 of the United States Code, that is subject to the safety
regulatory authority of the commission to the extent authorized in
the certification submitted by the commission and approved by the
United States Secretary of Transportation pursuant to Section 60105
of Title 49 of the United States Code, including each of the
(1) An intrastate distribution line, which is a pipeline that is
not subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission pursuant to Section 717(b) of Title 15 of the United
States Code because it is used for the local distribution of natural
(2) An intrastate transmission line, which is a transmission
pipeline that the commission, pursuant to Section 717(c) of Title 15
of the United States Code, has certified to the Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission as being subject to the regulatory jurisdiction
of the commission over rates and service. For these purposes, a
transmission pipeline means a pipeline other than a gathering line
that: (A) transports gas from a gathering line or storage facility to
a distribution center, storage facility, or large volume customer
that is not downstream from a distribution center, (B) operates at a
hoop stress of 20 percent or more of specified minimum yield
strength, or (C) transports gas within a storage field.
(3) An intrastate gathering line, which is a pipeline that
transports gas from a current production facility to a transmission
line or main.
(4) A mobilehome park master-metered natural gas distribution
system that is subject to the commission's safety inspection and
enforcement program pursuant to Chapter 4 (commencing with Section
4351) of Division 2.
(5) A propane distribution system that is subject to the
commission's safety inspection and enforcement program pursuant to
Chapter 4.1 (commencing with Section 4451) of Division 2.
(b) "Compatible emergency response standards" means emergency
response standards that are applicable to intrastate transmission and
distribution lines that are in addition to, or more stringent than,
the minimum safety standards adopted by the United States Department
of Transportation pursuant to Chapter 601 (commencing with Section
60101) of Subtitle VIII of Title 49 of the United States Code and
that the commission is authorized to adopt pursuant to Section 60104
(c) of that chapter.
(c) "High consequence area" has the same meaning as defined in
the regulations adopted by the United States Department of
Transportation pursuant to Chapter 601 (commencing with Section
60101) of Subtitle VIII of Title 49 of the United States Code (49
C.F.R. 192.903, as adopted January 1, 2011, or a successor
This chapter shall not apply to gas pipeline facilities
owned and operated by a local publicly owned utility.