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Subchapter 14. Petroleum Safety Orders--Drilling and Production
Article 6. Fires and Explosions
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§6526. Location of Fired Equipment.

(a) Fired equipment shall be located at least 100 feet from a well being drilled or serviced which can release flammable vapors. If the area or situation will not permit the minimum distance of 100 feet, fired equipment shall be located at the greatest practicable distance from the well, and effective means shall be used to prevent the ignition of flammable vapors which develop in the area.

NOTE: This does not prevent the emergency or temporary use of fired equipment within one hundred feet (100') of a drilling or serviced well if the provisions of Section 6521 are followed. In locating fired equipment due regard shall be given to ground topography, direction of prevailing winds, atmospheric conditions, and the distance from likely gas and vapor conditions to be encountered.

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


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

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