Title 52 - Oil & Gas Code

§52-47.3. Powers and duties of Commission.


The Corporation Commission shall have the power and duty to:

          1. Establish, administer, and enforce safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance, and operation of all transportation systems for hazardous liquid;

          2. Advise, consult, and cooperate with other agencies of this state, the federal government, other states, interstate agencies, political subdivisions, and industries, as may be necessary for the discharge of the duties of the Commission pursuant to the provisions of the Hazardous Liquid Transportation System Safety Act;

          3. Accept and administer loans and grants from the federal government and from other sources, public or private, for implementing the provisions of the Hazardous Liquid Transportation System Safety Act;

          4. Adopt, modify, repeal, promulgate, and enforce rules implementing or effectuating the powers and duties of the Commission pursuant to the provisions of the Hazardous Liquid Transportation System Safety Act, provided such rules and regulations shall not exceed those found in 49 CFR, Part 195, as provided for by P.L. 96-129; provided that, the Commission shall not promulgate, enforce or interpret any rule or regulation unless such rule, regulation or interpretation shall be consistent with and no more restrictive than the applicable rules, regulations and interpretations of the United States Secretary of Transportation; provided further that, the Commission shall not apply or enforce any interpretation of its rules against any operator for any practice, policy or conduct that complies with a written procedure to minimize the hazard resulting from a hazardous liquid or carbon dioxide pipeline emergency when that procedure has been annually updated and approved by the United States Secretary of Transportation;

          5. Make periodic investigations and inspections of hazardous liquid transportation systems to ensure compliance with the provisions of the Hazardous Liquid Transportation System Safety Act and rules promulgated by the Commission pursuant to the provisions of the Hazardous Liquid Transportation System Safety Act;

          6. Require the submission of plans, specifications, and other data relative to hazardous liquid transportation systems, and review said plans, specifications, and other data. All data filed as confidential shall be maintained as confidential and shall not be subject to the provisions of the Oklahoma Open Records Act. Only authorized Commission employees may access such confidential data;

          7. Approve or disapprove written safety plans for the inspection and maintenance of said transportation systems;

          8. Require reports from all persons operating or owning a hazardous liquid transportation system;

          9. Require the maintenance of records relating to the operation of hazardous liquid transportation systems;

          10. Institute or cause to be instituted any necessary legal proceedings in any court of competent jurisdiction for an injunction or other appropriate relief to enforce the provisions of the Hazardous Liquid Transportation System Safety Act; and

          11. Exercise all incidental powers which are necessary and proper to perform the duties of the Commission pursuant to the provisions of the Hazardous Liquid Transportation System Safety Act.

Added by Laws 1984, c. 80, § 3, eff. Nov. 1, 1984. Amended by Laws 2000, c. 315, § 4, emerg. eff. June 5, 2000; Laws 2010, c. 269, § 3, emerg. eff. May 14, 2010.