Law

Note: 

It is the responsibility of Facility Owners, Facility Managers, Home Owners, School Principals, and Managers to ensure that all who enter their premises are safe and that their gas systems are compliant with the latest laws.

Do not wait for an accident or injury before inspecting and servicing your gas system(s).

Nations Gas strictly follows the rules and regulations set forth by Federal, State, Local and Tribal Government Agencies (in the areas in which we service).

Our promise to our customers is to make your home or facility safe and compliant with all current federal, state and local laws and codes.

Our work will be done safely, professionally and courteously to ensure a safe and operable Gas System(s), as well as to ensure a satisfied customer.

Nations Gas is committed to complying with the laws of the Navajo Nation and other Tribal lands belonging to the Indigenous Peoples (of the Four Corners Region and all other regions).

We recognize the specialized needs and laws of these areas and perform our work with the utmost respect for these group’s customs and beliefs.

All of Nations Gas work complies with Federal, State, Local and Manufacturers’ specifications, such as:

(DOT) Department of Transportation 49 C.F.R. (Code of Federal Regulations) Parts 191-195

NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency) 58 & 54 Standards

UMC (Uniform Mechanical Code) & UPC (Uniform Plumbing Code)

New Mexico LP Bureau

Arizona Corporation Commission

Navajo Tribal Utility Authority

And All Manufacturers Recommendations and Specifications Regarding Assembly & Installation

Nations Gas Technologies employs a skilled workforce trained in the latest welding, fusion and installation techniques.

Our technicians have over a decade of experience in ensuring that our customer’s gas systems and all of its components are performing safely and efficiently.

Our staff and management have combined experience of well over 60 years in the natural and propane gas industry.

If you are not in compliance, call Nations Gas Technologies today! We can help with the responsibilities of operating a safe gas system!

 

Below is a listing of the most common Federal D.O.T Regulations

The parts of C.F.R listed below are just a small portion of what it takes to remain compliant:

Sub-Part 191.11 – Distribution System: Annual Reports Documenting Inspection and Service

Sub-Part (B) 192.51 – 192.65 – Materials including Steel and Plastic (PE) Pipe, primary piping materials used for the work we perform.

Sub-Part (D)192.141 – 192.203 –Design of Pipeline Components; including distribution valves, flanges, and pressure control devices, essential components for safe and properly functioning gas system.

Sub-Part (F) 192.271 – 192.287 – Joining of Materials other than by welding including heat fusion or butt fusion and electro fusion, techniques used to join (PE) or Polyethine Pipe, the primary pipe material used in underground gas systems for residential and commercial customers.

Sub-Part (H) 192.351 – 192.383 – Customer Meters, Service Regulators and Service Lines. A large portion of the work we perform involves these materials and they are essential for proper function of gas system.

Sub-Part (I) 192.451 – 192.491 – Corrosion controls including cathodic protection for underground pipelines and atmospheric protection for above ground pipelines. As pipes are exposed to the elements, they are naturally susceptible to corrosion. Nations Gas knows how to protect our customer’s gas systems from these elements using different protection methods to safeguard our customers against unsafe systems and premature maintenance and repairs.

Sub-Part (J) 192.501-192.517 – Test Requirements for Steel and PE pipelines, make sure they are operating at correct pressure ratings and leak-free. These tests are important not only for proper operation but also for safety and integrity of our customers piping as well. Leaking gas IS explosive.

Sub-Part (L) 192.601 – 192.629 – Operations – This section includes the standards for a facilities Operation and Maintenance Manual (O&M Manual) including procedures for proper system operations, upkeep, testing, repairs, operating history, site mapping and emergency situations. It also includes the standards for purging gas lines, damage protection and emergency plans.

Sub-Part (M) 192.701 – 192.755 – Maintenance – After construction of the gas system, regular maintenance and upkeep is the easiest, most cost effective way to ensure the system is free of leaks, damage and/or improperly functioning parts. Specifically we can help implement procedures for distribution system patrolling, leak surveys, gas detection, gas line abandonment, as well as valve and regulator maintenance.