Health and Safety in Employment (Pipelines) Regulations 1999

  • This version was replaced on 8 August 2018 to make corrections to regulation 2 under section 25(1)(j)(i) and (k) of the Legislation Act 2012.

Preliminary

2 Interpretation

In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires,—

certificate of fitness means a certificate of fitness of the kind referred to in regulation 11 and issued under these regulations by an inspection body

geothermal fluid means all steam, water, and water vapour, and every mixture of all or any of them (which mixture may include gases), that has been heated within the earth by natural phenomena to a temperature in excess of 70°C or more

inspection body means a person or organisation recognised by WorkSafe under regulation 9

manager means a person appointed under regulation 5

natural gas

(a)

means—

(i)

any naturally occurring gaseous hydrocarbon; or

(ii)

any mixture of naturally occurring gaseous hydrocarbons; or

(iii)

any other naturally occurring substance that is in a gaseous state at a temperature of 15°C and an absolute pressure of 101.325 kPa and that is recovered by mining; and

(b)

includes Liquified Petroleum Gas

oil means any alcohol or hydrocarbon other than coal, natural gas, or gas as defined in the Gas Act 1992

petroleum

(a)

means—

(i)

any naturally occurring hydrocarbon (other than coal) whether in a gaseous, liquid, or solid state; or

(ii)

any naturally occurring mixture of hydrocarbons (other than coal) whether in a gaseous, liquid, or solid state; or

(iii)

any naturally occurring mixture of 1 or more hydrocarbons (other than coal), whether in a gaseous, liquid, or solid state, and 1 or more of the following, namely, carbon dioxide, helium, hydrogen sulphide, or nitrogen; and

(b)

includes—

(i)

any petroleum that has been mined or otherwise recovered from its natural condition; or

(ii)

any petroleum that has been mined or otherwise recovered but has been returned to a natural reservoir for storage purposes in the same or an adjacent area

pipeline

(a)

means—

(i)

any pipeline that was authorised under the Petroleum Act 1937; or

(ii)

any pipeline or proposed pipeline likely to be permanent and used or intended to be used for the conveyance of any mineral, petroleum, geothermal fluid, natural gas, or any other fluid that, at ambient conditions, has inherent properties that may create a significant hazard; and

(b)

includes any part of a pipeline or proposed pipeline, including—

(i)

any directly associated fitting, pig launcher, or receiver; and

(ii)

any pressure vessel and its associated appurtenances, including any compressor, filter, separator, coalescer, or pulsation bottle; and

(iii)

any natural gas cooler associated with any pipeline compressor, pump, or tank; and

(iv)

any appurtenance required for the conveyance of the product or material in the pipeline or for its safe operation; but

(c)

does not include—

(i)

any bulk storage installation; or

(ii)

any pipeline wholly within the boundary of the plant that the pipeline is servicing; or

(iii)

any pipeline between a bulk storage installation and another form of transport that is not an extension of a pipeline as defined in these regulations; or

(iv)

any pipeline with a pressure of 2000 kPa gauge or less under the control of a gas distributor and used to distribute gas from the boundary of the gasworks or gate station or outlet flange supplying gas for distribution; or

(v)

any pipeline or part of a pipeline offshore that forms part of an offshore petroleum operation; or

(vi)

any pipeline 150 mm in diameter or less that is not associated with the production of electricity and that contains geothermal fluids; or

(vii)

any pipelines solely used for the purposes of conveying water

pipeline operation means any work in connection with a pipeline, including its design, construction, operation, maintenance, and abandonment

pipeline worker

(a)

means any person employed or engaged in any capacity in or around a pipeline operation; and

(b)

includes any contractor or subcontractor engaged to carry out any work relating to the operation, and the employees of any such contractor or subcontractor.

Regulation 2 Act: replaced, on 4 April 2016, by section 232 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (2015 No 70).

Regulation 2 certificate of fitness: amended, on 26 September 2006, by section 13 of the Testing Laboratory Registration Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 45).

Regulation 2 certifying authority: revoked, on 26 September 2006, by section 13 of the Testing Laboratory Registration Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 45).

Regulation 2 inspection body: inserted, on 26 September 2006, by section 13 of the Testing Laboratory Registration Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 45).

Regulation 2 inspection body: amended, on 16 December 2013, by section 22 of the WorkSafe New Zealand Act 2013 (2013 No 94).