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Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (SA) - 390 and 391 relate to pipelines that cross into a public place and transfers a Schedule 11 Hazardous Chemical.

These regulations commence on 1 January 2014.

Pipelines

If a pipeline crosses into a public place and is used to transfer a Schedule 11 hazardous chemical, then the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (SA), impose duties on the pipeline owner, builder and operator.

Pipeline Owner

The owner of a pipeline used to transfer hazardous chemicals must manage risks associated with the transfer of the hazardous chemicals through that pipeline.

Pipeline builder's duties

The following information must be submitted to SafeWork SA

  1. the name of the pipeline's intended owner and operator
  2. the pipeline specifications (length, diameter, maximum operating pressure, maximum operating flow etc)
  3. the intended procedures for the operation, maintenance, renewal and relaying of the pipeline
  4. any public places that the pipeline will cross (a geographical map, detailing start and finish locations, underground/above ground sections)
  5. the intended emergency response procedures

This information must be given to SafeWork SA:

  1. before the building of the pipeline commences,
  2. before the pipeline is commissioned,
  3. before the pipeline is likely to contain a hazardous chemical,
  4. if there is a changes to the information already supplied,
  5. before a pipeline is repaired and
  6. before any removal, decommissioning, closure or abandonment of the pipeline occurs

Pipeline Operator duties

The operator of a pipeline used to transfer hazardous chemicals must manage risks to health and safety associated with the transfer of the hazardous chemicals through that pipeline.

The pipeline operator must notify SafeWork SA of

  1. the supplier of the hazardous chemical; and
  2. the receiver of the hazardous chemical; and
  3. the correct classification of the hazardous chemical

Notification must be made in writing to:

SafeWork SA
Dangerous Substances Team
GPO Box 465
Adelaide SA 5001