Transmission line, gas or oil:  The term “gas or oil transmission line” means: (1) a pipeline that conveys gas or oil for the purpose of supplying gas or oil to a system including, but not limited to, the pipelines owned and operated by the City of Charlottesville extending from the Columbia Gas Transmission System at the Buck Mountain Gate Station to the City of Charlottesville’s Route 29 Substation; or (2) a pipeline that conveys gas or oil, any portion of which is within the rural areas (RA) zoning district or within a public right-of-way abutting such district, serving as a common source of supply directly from a system station or substation to: (i) two or more distribution lines within the County of Albemarle, the City of Charlottesville, or the Town of Scottsville; or (ii) one or more distribution lines located within a county abutting the County of Albemarle ; except when such pipeline is located (a) less than fifty (50) feet from an existing or approved public right-of-way, or (b) within a public utility easement existing on February 2, 2005.  In any case, those lines which qualify as distribution lines under (a) or (b) shall be public utility facilities, and not merely normal service extensions for the purposes of review under Virginia Code §15.2-2232.  For purposes of this definition, the term “distribution line” means a pipeline other than a transmission line serving as a common source of supply directly from a transmission line to a service line, or a pipeline that serves as a service line.  For purposes of this definition, the term “service line” means a pipeline other than a transmission line that distributes gas or oil from a common source of supply to an individual customer, to two adjacent or adjoining residential or small commercial customers, or to multiple residential or small commercial customers served through a meter header or manifold, and which ends at the outlet of the customer meter or at the connection to a customer’s piping, whichever is further downstream, or at the connection to customer piping if there is no meter.  Any nonconforming transmission lines existing on February 2, 2005 shall be deemed to be distribution lines for the purpose of repair, reconstruction or replacement but not for extension or enlargement. 

 

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