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Subchapter 14. Petroleum Safety Orders--Drilling and Production
Article 11. Drainage, Housekeeping and Leakage Control
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§6538. Drainage.

(a) Drainage sumps, pits or ponds for collecting oil or oil and water mixtures, or hazardous liquids shall be in a safe location away from probable sources of ignition.

(b) Adequate drainage shall be provided to prevent a hazardous accumulation of oils around pump bases.

(c) Drainage pits or ponds shall be located, or other means of protection shall be provided, to ensure employees are not exposed to the vapors of hazardous liquids.

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


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

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