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TITLE 16ECONOMIC REGULATION
PART 1RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS
CHAPTER 14REGULATIONS FOR LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS (LNG)
SUBCHAPTER BGENERAL RULES FOR ALL STATIONARY LNG INSTALLATIONS
RULE §14.2110LNG Container Installation Distance Requirements

(a) LNG containers shall be installed in accordance with the following minimum distance requirements:

  (1) Containers with aggregate water capacities up to 15,540 gallons shall be located at least 25 feet from any building, property line, stationary ignition sources, or other aboveground flammable liquids;

  (2) Containers with aggregate water capacities from 15,541 to 93,240 gallons shall be located at least 50 feet from any building, property line, stationary ignition sources, or other aboveground flammable liquids;

  (3) Containers with aggregate water capacities of 93,241 gallons or more shall be located at least 100 feet from any building, property line, stationary ignition sources, or other aboveground flammable liquids.

  (4) Underground LNG containers shall be located at least 15 feet apart, regardless of size.

  (5) LNG dispensers or points or transfer shall be located at least 25 feet from the nearest building not associated with the LNG facility and from any line of adjoining property that can be built upon.

(b) Operating industrial trucks with only one container mounted on each truck may be stored inside buildings. Extra containers shall not be stored inside buildings. Operating industrial trucks shall be stored in an area that will reduce the likelihood of an accident. Service valves shall be closed whenever a truck with a mounted container is stored. A venting system shall be used any time a vehicle not in operation is inside a building to allow safe relief valve venting.

(c) Stationary LNG containers and piping shall not be placed in the area directly beneath or above an electric transmission, distribution, or customer service line and the area six feet to either side of that line. If this distance is not adequate to prevent the line and the associated voltage from contacting the LNG container in the event of breakage of any conductor, then other suitable means of protection designed and constructed to prevent such contact with the container may be used if approval is received from LP-Gas Operations. The request for approval shall be in writing and shall specify the manner in which the container will be protected from contact, including specifications for the materials to be used. If LP-Gas Operations does not approve the proposed protection, then the container shall be located a sufficient distance from the line to prevent such contact.


Source Note: The provisions of this §14.2110 adopted to be effective May 26, 2003, 28 TexReg 4100; amended to be effective December 24, 2012, 37 TexReg 9921

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