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66-1,150. Pipeline safety; rules and regulations in conformance with federal act; application. (a) The state corporation commission is hereby authorized to adopt such rules and regulations as may be necessary to ensure conformance with the natural gas pipeline safety act of 1968, 49 U.S.C. § 60101 et seq., as amended. Notwithstanding the exemption provisions of K.S.A. 66-104 and 66-131, and amendments thereto, and related statutes, for the purpose of gas pipeline safety such rules and regulations shall be applicable to:

(1) All public utilities and all municipal corporations or quasi-municipal corporations transporting natural gas or rendering gas utility service;

(2) all operators of master meter systems, as defined by 49 C.F.R. § 191.3;

(3) all operators of gathering lines, as defined in 49 C.F.R. § 192.3. This paragraph shall not apply to gathering lines that are not regulated under 49 C.F.R. part 192;

(4) all operators of privately or publicly owned pipelines providing natural gas service or transportation directly to the ultimate consumer for the purpose of manufacturing goods or generating power; and

(5) providers of rural gas service under the provisions of K.S.A. 66-2101 through 66-2106, and amendments thereto.

(b) Nothing in this section shall be construed as invalidating any present rules or regulations of the state corporation commission, concerning the regulation of pipelines and pipeline companies.

History: L. 1970, ch. 271, § 1; L. 1971, ch. 219, § 1; L. 1992, ch. 110, § 1; L. 2002, ch. 77, § 7; L. 2012, ch. 23, § 1; L. 2022, ch. 8, § 1; July 1.

Attorney General's Opinions:

Gas pipeline safety; application of rules and regulations of federal pipeline safety act. 91-101.


1. Application to one-city gas public utilities considered. Kearney v. Kansas Public Service Co., 233 Kan. 492, 493, 499, 506, 507, 665 P.2d 757 (1983).

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