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LAW OF UKRAINE

of May 15, 1996 No. 192/96-BP

About pipeline transport

(as amended on 03-10-2019)

This Law determines the legal, economic and organizational principles of activities of pipeline transport.

Article 1. Determination of terms

In this Law the stated below terms are used in the following value:

the main pipeline - technological complex which functions as single system and which the separate pipeline with all objects and constructions, related single engineering procedure, or several pipelines which perform transit, interstate, interregional deliveries of products of transportation to consumers, or other pipelines designed and constructed according to the state construction requirements of rather main pipelines enters;

industrial pipelines (the attached networks) - all other not main pipelines within productions, and also petrobasic, intra industrial oil, gazo-and product lines, city gas, water supply, heat-conducting, sewer distribution networks, distribution pipelines of water supply, meliorative systems, etc.;

technical corridor - the parcel of land within which the pipe manifold and communications is laid;

executive shooting - drawing arrangement of object on the plan of land use and for other cartographic materials;

defectoscopy of internal emptiness of the pipeline - determination, registration or transfer of geometrical, physical and other parameters of the pipeline and its anticorrosion coating characterizing its operational reliability, by means of complex placed in the pipeline of devices;

diagnostics - complex of technical actions for determination of technical parameters of the pipeline;

objects of pipeline transport - the bulk and industrial distribution lines, including land, elevated and underground linear parts of pipelines, and also objects and constructions, the capital and auxiliary equipment which provide safe and reliable operation of pipeline transport;

the conservation zone - lands along the bulk and industrial distribution lines, around industrial facilities for providing normal conditions of their operation, the prevention of damage, and also for reduction of their negative impact by people, adjacent lands, natural objects and the environment in general.

Article 2. System of pipeline transport of Ukraine

The system of pipeline transport of Ukraine is constituted:

main pipeline transport;

industrial pipeline transport.

Article 3. Legislation on pipeline transport and its purpose

The relations in the field of pipeline transport are governed by the Law of Ukraine "About transport", this Law and other acts of the legislation of Ukraine.

The relations of the companies of pipeline transport in Ukraine which owners are other states are regulated by this Law in the part which is not contradicting interstate agreements of Ukraine.

The regulations determining rules of designing, construction, operation, major repair and reconstruction of objects of pipeline transport, the organization of safety and labor protection in case of their construction and operation, flammability, ecological safety and sanitary standards are obligatory for the companies, organizations, the organizations and citizens.

The purpose of the legislation on pipeline transport is regulation of the relations at all stages of creation and functioning (designing, construction, operation, major repair, reconstruction, etc.) of pipeline transport, establishment of security guarantees of life and health of the population, ensuring protection of the surrounding environment and national wealth of Ukraine from possible negative impact in case of operation of objects of this mode of transport.

Features of application of the Law of Ukraine "About the companies in Ukraine" concerning the companies of pipeline transport are determined by this Law, and also acts of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine issued on its basis.

Article 4. Coverage of the Law on pipeline transport

Operation of this Law extends to the relations in the field of the pipeline transport intended for transportation of hydrocarbons, chemical goods, water and other products and substances from places of their stay, production (crafts), production or storage to places of their conversion or consumption, overload and further transportation.

Features of application of this Law regarding functioning of industrial pipeline transport are determined by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

Article 5. Subjects of legal regulation of the relations in the field of pipeline transport

Subjects of legal regulation of the relations in the field of pipeline transport are legal entities and physical persons which activities directly concern:

defenses of the state;

research, search, design, expert and other engineering works and services in this industry;

construction, construction, specialized wiring, repair, setup, commissioning and other works and services in this industry;

operation of pipelines;

production and deliveries of construction and construction materials, the equipment, machines, mechanisms, test instruments and other equipment for the companies, their associations and the organizations which activities are connected with designing, construction, picking and operation of objects of pipeline transport;

ensuring protection of personnel and the population, and also the surrounding environment in case of construction, operation, major repair and reconstruction of objects of pipeline transport; safety on pipeline transport; the external economic relations in the field of pipeline transport;

state supervision and control of construction and operation of objects of pipeline transport.

Article 6. The basic principles of state policy in the field of pipeline transport

The basic principles of state policy in the field of pipeline transport, considering its priority in economy of Ukraine, are:

ensuring reliable and safe functioning of pipeline transport;

ensuring accomplishment of the priorities directed to maintenance of defense capability of the state;

coordination of research, search, design, expert, other engineering works and services in this industry;

assistance of reconstruction and upgrade of the operating objects, equipment by their modern effective equipment, the automated systems of accounting and control, etc.;

reduction of energy dependence of Ukraine on the states - exporters of traditional energy carriers (oil, gas and products of their conversion);

observance of ecological safety of pipeline transport;

protection of economic interests of Ukraine and legitimate interests of the companies and organizations of pipeline transport;

ensuring high-quality and safe services when transporting energy carriers and chemical goods through the territory of Ukraine;

assistance to rational transportation of hydrocarbons, chemical goods, waters, other products and substances:

assistance to international cooperation in the field of pipeline transport.

Article 7. Pipeline transport as property object

The main pipeline transport has important economic and defense value and is state-owned property of Ukraine.

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