The State of Colorado Public Utilities Commission has recently re-codified (and slightly modified) its regulations for gas pipelines, effective April 1, 2006. These regulations can be found at: http://www.dora.state.co.us/puc/rules/723-4.pdf.
The rules now include a definition of “production facility” and specifically allow for the conversion of service of non-metallic pipe. The PUC regulations incorporate the Oct. 1, 2004, version of the OPS regulations found in 49 CFR Part 192, and specifically do not incorporate any subsequent revisions. The PUC plans to update its regulations to incorporate the most recent version of the federal regulations later this year. Until then, any problems caused by discrepancies between the Oct. 1, 2004, edition of the federal rules and the most recent edition should be discussed individually with the PUC.