DOGGR AB 1960: Facilities Regulations Critical Due Dates

NOTICE TO OPERATORS

Subject: Facilities Regulations Critical Due Dates

The State of California passed legislation in 2008 (AB 1960) which required DOGGR to prescribe, by regulation, minimum standards for production facilities.  The regulations, which contain increased maintenance and testing requirements, were approved by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) on December 30, 2010 and became effective on January 29, 2011. 

The critical due dates are summarized as follows:
  1. By July 29, 2011, Spill Contingency Plans Filed (CCR 1722 (b)). 
  2. By July 29, 2011, Secondary Containment needed for all production facilities storing and/or processing fluids (except for valves, headers, manifolds, pumps, compressors, wellheads, pipelines, flowlines and gathering lines) (CCR 1773.1).
  3. By January 29, 2013, tank WALL thickness needs to be tested if corrosion rate is unknown and the tank has NOT been tested in the last 5 years (CCR 1773.4 (a) (1)).
  4. If corrosion rate of tank wall thickness is known, use corrosion rate calculations to determine, but not greater than 15 Years (CCR 1773.4 (a) (2)).
  5. By January 29, 2013, tank BOTTOM plate thickness needs to be tested for in-service tanks not internally inspected within the last 20 Years (CCR 1773.4 (d)).
  6. By January 29, 2013, operators shall prepare a pipeline management plan for ALL pipelines (CCR 17742). A pipeline management plan template will be available soon on the Division website.
InterAct can help ensure your facility is in compliance and provide both regulatory compliance and engineering support.  To ensure compliance with the new DOGGR regulations, we can help you prepare for agency audits by reviewing your current documentation and conducting mock audits. Our goal is to help you avoid potential violations and fines and ensure your facilities remain in compliance with these new regulations.
This Regulatory Alert was prepared by InterAct, an Acteon company, to advise our clients of impending deadlines and applicable regulatory requirements. No official agency policy is implied.

 

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