(a) Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this section, each operator As defined in Part 191: A person who engages in the transportation of gas of a distribution pipeline system shall submit Department of Transportation Form RSPA F 7100.1 as soon a practicable but not more than 30 days after detection of an incident As defined in Part 191: Any of the following events: 1. An event that involves a release of gas from a pipeline, or of liquefied natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, refrigerant gas, or gas from an LNG facility, and that results in one or more of the following consequences: (i) A death, or personal injury necessitating in-patient hospitalization; or (ii) Estimated property damage of $50,000 or more, including loss to the operator and others, or both, but excluding cost of gas lost; (iii) Unintentional estimated gas loss of three million cubic feet or more; (2) An event that results in an emergency shutdown of an LNG facility. Activation of an emergency shutdown system for reasons other than an actual emergency does not constitute an incident. (3) An event that is significant, in the judgment of the operator, even though it did not meet the criteria of paragraphs (1) or (2) of this definition required to be reported under §191.5.
(b) When additional relevant information is obtained after the report is submitted under paragraph (a) of this section, the operator shall make supplementary reports as deemed necessary with a clear reference by date and subject to the original report.
(c) Master meter operators are not required to submit an incident report as required by this section.
[Part 191 - Org., Jan. 7, 1970, , 1970, as amended by Amdt. 191-3 , 46 FR 37251, July 20, 1981; Amdt. 191-5, 49 FR 18960, May 3, 1984; Amdt. 191-21, 75 FR 72877, November 26, 2010]