When is registration required?
A pipeline registration is required to operate a pipeline used to convey dangerous goods that is greater than 60 millimeters in diameter and which:
- is not wholly located on a licensed dangerous goods site
- connects two adjoining licensed dangerous goods sites. Registration is valid for five years.
Major hazard facility (MHF) notification
If a pipeline is not part of an existing major hazard facility and has a capacity greater than the critical quantity of Schedule 1 substances then the operator must notify the department’s Chief Dangerous Goods Officer.
Notifying that critical quantity of Schedule 1 substances will be exceeded
If a pipeline is situated on or connected to a place that could be a major hazard facility, the requirement to register a pipeline will depend on whether the place is determined to be a major hazard facility.
Dangerous goods pipeline registration does not apply to pipelines regulated under petroleum safety legislation.
Who can apply?
Registration is granted to the holder of the dangerous goods site licence.
Failure to provide the required documentation will delay processing of applications. Most applications are dealt with within 20 business days.
There is no application fee for pipeline registration.
Lodging the notification
The completed and signed notification form and attachments (if any) should be mailed to:
Safety Regulation Group
Dangerous Goods and Critical Risks
Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
Locked Bag 100
East Perth WA 6892
Or lodge in person:
303 Sevenoaks Street (entrance off Grose avenue)
Cannington WA 6107
For any enquiries please contact Dangerous Goods Licensing
Phone: (08) 6251 2300
Renewing a registration
Pipeline registrations are automatically renewed every 5 years unless:
• the holder of the registration is deceased or the body corporate or partnership is dissolved
• the holder does not want the registration renewed
• the pipeline is not a dangerous goods pipeline or no longer needs to be registered.
Notification of changes of details
The Chief Dangerous Goods Officer must be notified within 14 days of any material changes to the details on a licence or registration.
See Notifying change of details for dangerous goods licence
Reporting an incident
Dangerous goods licence holders are responsible for reporting accidents and incidents arising from their activities.
See Reporting incidents involving dangerous goods
Refer to the Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004