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52 Pa. Code § 61.52. Facility failure investigation.

§ 61.52. Facility failure investigation.

 (a)  A steam utility shall establish procedures to analyze each failure that causes injury or damage for the purpose of determining its cause and to minimize the possibility of recurrence. The procedures must include a method to select samples of the failed facility or equipment for laboratory examination when necessary. The steam utility’s procedures may include the use of independent consultants.

 (b)  The procedures must provide for complete cooperation between the steam utility, including its independent consultants, with Commission staff in testing or surveying equipment or systems deemed necessary by staff or the consultants for the investigation and analysis of a failure or accident to determine its cause and to minimize the possibility of recurrence.

 (c)  A facility failure occurs when the facility fails to perform the function it was designed for.

 (d)  When a steam utility chooses to employ one or more independent consultants, reasonable minimum requirements relating to knowledge, experience and certification must be included in the steam utility’s procedures.


   The provisions of this §  61.52 issued under the Public Utility Code, 66 Pa.C.S. § §  501 and 1501.


   The provisions of this §  61.52 adopted December 1, 2017, effective December 2, 2017, 47 Pa.B. 7314.

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