Archived Rulemaking: Pipeline Occupational Safety and Health Standards; Advance notice of proposed rulemaking
The materials Transportation Bureau (MTB) is considering the Issuance of additional standards governing occupational safety and health for the protection of employees engaged in the construction, operation, and maintenance of pipeline facilities used'in the transportation of hazardous materials In or affecting Interstate or foreign commerce. The impact of facility design on employee protection will be considered in the issuance of any such standards. This advance notice of proposed rulemaking provides the general public an opportunity for early participation in the rulemaking process. Parts 192 and 195 now provide occupational safety and health protection In some areas, but the coverage Is not complete. The anticipated standards would apply to working conditions and work places for pipeline System employees who are directly involved in the physical transportation or storage of hazardous gas and liquid materials. For example, this includes such areas and facilities at compressor and pump stations, pipe and appurtenances along the right of way, meter stations, storage facilities, and LNG plants. It would not Include buildings which are not directly used In the physical transportation or storage of a hazardous material.