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Referenced Sections:  
AS2885.0 Section 1.5.36
Also see Approvals 

How does AS2885 apply to a licenced vs an unlicensed pipeline?

(Peter Tuft) Whether AS 2885 applies to a pipeline depends on what the regulatory authority requires, regardless of whether it has an actual "licence". It would also be helpful to refer to the definition of Licensee in Part 0, including the notes.

How does the concept of “Licensee” apply in Queensland where the legislation puts the responsibility on the pipeline operator rather than its owner?

(Peter Tuft) The AS 2885 definition of “Licensee” was carefully crafted to cover this situation. See Part 0 Clause 1.5.36, including particularly Note 1. The Licensee is whoever is accountable for the pipeline under whatever regulatory regime applies. In Queensland this will usually mean the pipeline operator, not the owner, if that is what is required by the legislation and regulations.

In the case when a group of entities own the pipeline (ie, a Joint Venture), who is the responsible licensee? Who is the approver?

(Peter Tuft) The Licensee is ultimately determined by the regulatory authority, not AS 2885. Refer to the definition of Licensee in Part 0, including the notes. The Licensee's representative (approver) is determined by the Licensee and/or the regulator depending on the jurisdiction, but Part 0 Appendix B has some guidance on who that ought to be.

Can a secondee be a company officer and act as a licensee and/or approver?

(Peter Tuft) That is a legal question rather than technical question. "Company officer" in corporate parlance usually refers to a director, CEO or other senior executive. For the purpose of AS 2885, the most appropriate person might be the CEO of a small company, or in a large company, it could be a senior executive such as the operations manager. It seems unlikely that a secondee would be in such a role, but not impossible.