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Subchapter 14. Petroleum Safety Orders--Drilling and Production
Article 19. All Derricks, Masts and Supporting Structures
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§6572. Catwalk and Pipe Storage Racks at Drilling Wells.

(a) Catwalk and pipe storage rack or pipe trailer, constructed and maintained to conform to good engineering practice shall be provided at every drilling well, as follows:

(1) The catwalk shall be at least four feet (4') wide and shall cover the space between the pipe storage racks or trailers.

(2) The catwalk shall be continuous from the derrick or mast or from the lower end of the pipe ramp, connecting the derrick or mast floor to the catwalk, to at least eight feet (8') beyond the outer end of the normal lengths of drill pipe to be handled on the walk.

(b) If catwalks are provided at remedial well work, they shall meet the provisions of subsection (a) of this section.

(c) If a catwalk is provided at a producing well, it shall meet the provisions of subsection (a) of this section.

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


1. Amendment filed 7-20-59; effective thirtieth day thereafter. (Register 59, No. 12).

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

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