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Consultation on proposals to review HSE's Approved Codes of Practice

Section 1.9 - Pipelines

L81 - Design, construction and installation of gas service pipes

Proposal:  To withdraw this ACOP and replace it with guidance by end-2013.

It is proposed that this ACOP is withdrawn as much of the advice it provides goes beyond the legal requirements of the Pipelines Safety Regulations 1996.  This advice will instead be provided by guidance specifically aimed at those involved in the design, construction and installation of gas service pipes. This approach will be developed in consultation with the industry.

If you also wish to comment on the proposal to introduce a limit on the length of ACOPs please remember to visit Section 3 of the consultation. After you have clicked 'Save these answers', click on the plus icon in the left-hand menu of this document to expand the menu and then select Section 3.