2020 Arkansas Code
Title 23 - Public Utilities and Regulated Industries
Subtitle 1 - Public Utilities And Carriers
Chapter 15 - Pipeline Companies
Subchapter 2 - Arkansas Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1971
§ 23-15-207. Inspections and investigations generally

Universal Citation: AR Code § 23-15-207 (2020)
  1. (a)

    1. (1) The Arkansas Public Service Commission may make inspections and investigations consistent with this subchapter and conduct investigations of pipeline failures whenever needed, and in connection therewith, enter private or public property at all reasonable times.

    2. (2) The results of investigations shall be reduced to writing if any enforcement action is contemplated and a copy thereof furnished to the operator of the pipeline facilities or transportation of gas facilities inspected or investigated before any enforcement action is initiated.

  2. (b) The commission is authorized to conduct inspections and investigations other than those in § 23-15-206 as may be necessary to aid in the enforcement of the provisions of this subchapter and the standards established pursuant to this subchapter. In doing so, it may obtain possession of any pipe or any part of a pipeline facility for analysis, inspection, or testing.

  3. (c) For purposes of enforcement of this subchapter, officers, employees, or agents authorized by the commission, upon presenting appropriate credentials to the individual in charge, are authorized:

    1. (1) To enter upon pipeline facilities at reasonable times; and

    2. (2) To inspect such facilities at reasonable times and within reasonable limits and in a reasonable manner.

  4. (d) Each inspection shall be commenced and completed with reasonable promptness.

  5. (e) The commission may furnish the appropriate prosecuting attorney or the Attorney General any information obtained indicating noncompliance with such standards for appropriate action.

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