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Subchapter 14. Petroleum Safety Orders--Drilling and Production
Article 6. Fires and Explosions
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§6524. Flammable Waste Gases and Vapors.

(a) Flammable waste vapors or gases shall be burned or controlled to prevent hazardous concentrations reaching sources of ignition or otherwise endangering employees.

(b) Reliable and safe means of remote ignition shall be provided whenever flammable vapors or gases are released to the air through flares.

(c) Flares shall be located so that gases, vapors or products of combustion will be dispersed as to not create a hazard to employees.

(d) Means shall be provided to prevent the prolonged escape of hazardous quantities of unburned gases or vapors from flare installations.

(e) Employees shall not enter or be permitted to enter the area where a flare has become extinguished, and the means of igniting the flare has failed, until tests establish that the area is free from flammable gases or vapors.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.


1. Amendment of section and new Note filed 5-8-95; operative 6-7-95 (Register 95, No. 19).

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