History: 1998-2000 AACS; 2019 AACS.
R 460.20332 Discontinuation of inactive service lines.
Rule 332. (1) In addition to complying with the requirements contained in 49 C.F.R.
§ 192.727, which is adopted by reference in R 460.20606, an operator shall, within 9
months after a service line becomes inactive, discontinue gas service for any inactive
service line with components located inside a structure pursuant to the methods specified
in either of the following regulations:
(i) In accordance with 49 C.F.R. § 192.727(d)(1) and (d)(2).
(ii) In accordance with 49 C.F.R. § 192.727(d)(3) by physically disconnecting the
service line outside the building.
(2) As used in subrule (1) of this rule, “inactive service line” means a service line
where there has been no customer of record for a continuous 24-month period and gas
service to the premises has not been discontinued.
History: 2014 AACS; 2019 AACS.
R 460.20335 Master meter systems.
Rule 335. (1) The definition of “master meter system” contained in 49 C.F.R.
§191.3, which is adopted by reference in R 460.20606, is superseded by the following:
(a) As used in these rules, “master meter system” means a distribution pipeline
system that receives metered gas from an outside source and that is used for distributing
gas within a definable area, including but not limited to, a mobile home park, vacation
rental housing complex, apartment complex, college campus, or prison. The master
meter system supplies the ultimate consumer of the gas whether the gas is purchased or
supplied at no cost.
(b) As used in this rule, “distribution pipeline system” means a system of main and
service lines including all parts of those physical facilities through which gas moves in
transportation, including but not limited to, pipe, valves, and other appurtenance attached
to pipe, metering stations, regulator stations, delivery stations, holders, and fabricated
assemblies. The distribution pipeline system ends at the outlet of the sub-meter, the
outlet of the service regulator, or the building wall, whichever is furthest downstream.
(c) As used in this rule, “ultimate consumer” means a third-party end-user
occupying an area containing distribution piping from the distribution pipeline system
who routinely consumes gas from the system.
(d) As used in this rule, “sub-meter” means 1 of 2 or more meters for measuring
different sections of gas supply that is located downstream from a master meter.
(2) An operator shall not supply gas to any new master meter system established on
or after January 1, 2019 unless the commission has provided a waiver.
(3) The design, construction, inspection, and testing of additions to existing master
meter systems are the responsibility of the operator with the direct costs paid by the
owner, unless the commission has provided a waiver.
(4) Unless the commission has provided a waiver, for master meter systems that
were established before January 1, 2019, an operator shall make efforts to negotiate an