Law “On trunk pipelines” dated 22 June 2012 No. 20-V (as amended)

Last updated: 21 February 2022

The Law regulates activities arising during the design, construction, operation, conservation and liquidation of trunk pipelines, and is aimed at ensuring efficient, reliable and safe operation. 

In accordance with article 6 of the Law, the competence of the authorised body responsible for the management and inter-sectoral coordination of trunk pipelines includes the development and approval of the rules for the operation of oil pipelines and the rules for the operation of gas pipelines.  

Article 20 defines the requirements for ensuring safety in the design and construction of pipelines, including ensuring industrial and fire safety, environmental impact assessment, development of measures to ensure environmental safety, measures to ensure design technical solutions to protect against damage associated with leaks, as well as environmental monitoring. Article 21 defines requirements for ensuring safety during operation, conservation and liquidation of pipelines. 
Article 22 defines rights and obligations of the owner of pipelines, carrying out independent operation of the pipeline. The owner of the pipeline is obliged to:  

3) take measures to prevent, eliminate accidents and incidents;
4) ensure the conduct of technical diagnostics and inspection of the pipeline in order to maintain its good technical condition; 
5) carry out industrial environmental control;
6) ensure maintenance and repair of the operated pipeline;
7) ensure compliance with the requirements for the prevention of emergency situations, industrial, environmental and fire safety, physical protection of the pipeline.  

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