Skip Navigation Links
      RS 30:702     


§702. Definitions

            As used in this Part, the following words and phrases have the meanings hereinafter ascribed to them:

            (1) "Assistant secretary" means the assistant secretary of the office of conservation of the Department of Energy and Natural Resources.

            (2) "Hazardous liquid" means:

            (a) Petroleum or any petroleum product, except as specifically excluded in this Paragraph, and

            (b) Any substance or material which is in liquid state, excluding liquefied natural gas and hydro-carbons incidental thereto, when transported by pipeline facilities and which, as determined by the assistant secretary by rule or regulation in accordance with R.S. 49:950 et seq., may pose an unreasonable risk to life or property when transported by pipeline facilities.

            (3) "Intrastate pipeline facility" means pipeline facilities situated wholly within the boundaries of this state and which are used in the transportation of hazardous liquids in intrastate commerce.

            (4) "Person" means any individual, firm, joint venture, partnership, corporation, association, any political subdivision of this state, municipality, cooperative association, or joint stock association, and includes any trustee, receiver, assignee or personal representative thereof.

            (5) "Pipeline facility" means and shall include, without limitation, new and existing pipe, right of way, and any equipment, facility, or building used or intended for use in the transportation of hazardous liquids; but, rights of way as used in this Chapter does not authorize the assistant secretary to prescribe the location or the routing of any pipeline facility.

            (6) "Transportation of hazardous liquids" means the movement of hazardous liquids by pipeline, or their storage incidental to such movement, in or affecting intrastate commerce; however, it shall not include any such movement through gathering lines in rural locations, onshore production, refining, or manufacturing facilities, or storage or in-plant piping systems associated with any of such facilities.

            Acts 1987, No. 794, §1; Acts 2023, No. 150, §5, eff. Jan. 10, 2024.

If you experience any technical difficulties navigating this website, click here to contact the webmaster.
P.O. Box 94062 (900 North Third Street) Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804-9062