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52 Pa. Code § 61.45. Security planning and emergency contact list.

§ 61.45. Security planning and emergency contact list.

 (a)  A steam utility shall develop and maintain written plans for physical and cyber security, emergency response and business continuity in accordance with §  101.3 (relating to plan requirements).

 (b)  Within its Chapter 101 emergency response plan, a steam utility shall provide procedures for all of the following:

   (1)  The availability of personnel, equipment, tools and materials as needed at the scene of an emergency.

   (2)  Actions directed toward protecting people first, then property.

   (3)  Emergency shutdown in any section of the pipeline system necessary to minimize hazards to life or property.

   (4)  Making safe any actual or potential hazard to life or property.

   (5)  Safely restoring any main or service outage.

 (c)  During January of each year, a steam utility shall file with the Commission’s Secretary and the Pipeline Safety Division a list of the utility’s responsible officials who may be contacted in the event of an emergency. The steam utility shall serve this list on all municipalities within which its facilities are located. Revisions to this list within the year shall be immediately reported to the Pipeline Safety Division and affected municipalities.


   The provisions of this §  61.45 issued under the Public Utility Code, 66 Pa.C.S. § §  501 and 1501.


   The provisions of this §  61.45 adopted December 1, 2017, effective December 2, 2017, 47 Pa.B. 7314.

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