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Definitions in the Louisiana Regulations – Revisions

There have been some recent changes to the definitions in the Louisiana Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Regulations. These changes include a modification to the definition of Master Meter System, as well as the addition of two new terms: School System and Special Class System. The current differences between the state and federal definitions include:

  1. There are two definitions given in the Federal regulations that are not included by the state of Louisiana: abandoned and outer continental shelf.
  2. The state definitions include the following terms not found among the federal list: business district, Commissioner, master meter system, natural gas distribution system, non rural area, production facility, school system,special class system, Secretary, system, and test failure.
  3. The federal definition of transportation of gas includes a clause specifying the storage of gas “in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce”.

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