Natural Gas Infrastructure
EWURA carries out technical regulation with regard to regulated infrastructure and Services, as well as Health, Safety and Environment (HSE).
Before EWURA came into being, the infrastructure and service standards including the quality of services, specification of pipeline gas, engineering specifications for construction and installations were negotiated between the Government of Tanzania and licences’.
In most cases, the utilized engineering specifications are based on a series of American Petroleum Institute (API) Standards, International Standards Organization (ISO), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International Standards, and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Standards, including the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Standards, such as CSA Z662-07
Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) matters are regulated by the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 2003 under Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA). Normally health and safety are monitored by EWURA by applying the best industry practices. Technical regulation focuses on maximum safety.
The main legislation governing OHS practices in Tanzania during construction and operations are:
- The Occupational Health and Safety Act, 2003,
- The Contractors Registration Act, 1997,
- The Workers’ Compensation Regulations, 2016 and
- Fire and Rescue Force Regulations, 2007.
EWURA protect and preserve the environment by ensuring that all applicants perform the necessary studies to make an informed decision on the project. The Authority also participates in evaluation of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA).