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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3118         FILED ON: 1/21/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3052

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Lori A. Ehrlich

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act establishing protocols for cast iron surveys.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Lori A. Ehrlich

8th Essex

Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable

David Paul Linsky

5th Middlesex

Paul W. Mark

2nd Berkshire

Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

Martin J. Walsh

13th Suffolk

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Bruce E. Tarr

 


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3118        FILED ON: 1/21/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3052

By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3052) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others for legislation to establish winter patrol cast iron survey protocols for utility company inspections of gas pipelines.  Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act establishing protocols for cast iron surveys.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1.  Chapter 164 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding after section 116B the following section:-

              Section 116C. A winter patrol cast iron survey shall be deployed when any one of the following criteria are present:  (a) there are significant variations in temperature oscillating above and below 32 degrees fahrenheit ; or  (b) when the ambient temperature is forecasted to remain at 32 degrees fahrenheit or lower for 7 or more consecutive days and the system experiences 3 breaks or more per day over 2 successive days; or (c) when the temperature falls below 20 degrees fahrenheit and field verified frost depth conditions of 24 inches or greater exist.

              When deployed, the high speed cast iron survey will concentrate on four inch, six inch, and eight inch cast iron mains and areas with historical cast iron breaks.

              SECTION 2. Chapter 164 of the General laws, as so appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding after section 143 the following section:-

              Section 144. Records of gas company distribution leak surveys shall be retained for 6 years.

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