(1) by replacing Clause 1.1 by the following:
“1.1. This Standard covers intraprovincial gas pipeline systems to the extremity of the operator’s installations, that is, the point where the operator’s piping ends.”;
(3) in Clause 2.2 (a) by replacing the first sentence of the Clause by the following:
“Unless the context indicates otherwise, the following definitions shall apply in this Code:”;
(b) by striking out the definition “Construction”;
(c) by replacing the definition of “Contractor” by the following: “Contractor: a contractor or an owner-builder within the meaning of section 7 of the Building Act (chapter B-1.1), who carries out or has carried out construction work covered by this Standard.”; (d) by adding the following after the definition “Ductile cast iron”:
“Easily accessible: within reach for the operation, replacement, maintenance or inspection without having to climb, remove an obstacle or use a mobile ladder.”;
(4) by inserting the following after Clause 10.6.4.4:
“10.6.5. Right of way encroachment where high pressure gas pipeline is installed (operated at more than 30% of their SMYS)
10.6.5.1. Except for agricultural work carried out at a maximum depth of 30 cm, no soil disturbance may be carried out in a right of way unless prior written authorization has been obtained from the operator.
For the purposes of this Clause, “soil disturbance” means all work, operations or activities, above ground or underground, causing a movement or a shift of soil or ground cover, including in particular the following activities: excavation, trench, vertical drilling, dethatching, soil levelling, tree planting, soil aeration, mechanical stone collection, rutting and installation of fence posts, bars, rods, stakes or anchors.
10.6.5.2. No building (including a shed) or other object permanently fixed may be erected in a right of way.
10.6.5.3. No flammable material, solid or liquid residue, refuse, waste or effluent may be deposited or stored in a right of way.
10.6.5.4. Except for vehicles travelling on a public road crossing the right of way, only vehicles belonging to an operator or authorized by an operator may travel on that right of way for inspection, maintenance or leak detection purposes.”;
(5) by inserting the following after Clause 12.2:
“12.2.1. The service line of a building shall come out of the ground before entering the building and it shall be equipped with a service shut-off valve outside the building.
However, if the location where the service line comes out of the ground presents a danger and the service line cannot be protected, it shall enter the building below ground level and be equipped with an underground service shut-off valve located outside the building and with another service shut-off valve inside, as near as possible to the foundation wall.
Where buildings are connected by a common area, service lines may serve their respective building through the common area provided they are equipped with a service shut-off valve identified and connected to a common service line equipped with a main service shut-off valve above ground.
However, an identification indicating the presence of natural gas and the location of the service shut-off valves shall be present outside near the main entrance to each of the buildings served.
12.2.2. The service shut-off valves above ground shall be easily accessible for their operation.
12.2.3. Before supplying gas to an installation, an operator shall affix to the building, above or within a radius of not more than one metre from any service entrance, a distinctive mark visible at all times.”.