Interpretation Response #PI-71-043
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Interpretation Response Details
March 25, 1971
Mr. D. J. Hendrickson
Chief, Utility Safety Section
Indiana Public Service Commission
901 State Office Building
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Dear Mr. Hendrickson:
This is in reply to your letter of February 25, 1971, concerning interpretation of our leak reporting forms.
The type of damage which we require to be reported is determined by our responsibility under the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act, namely, the regulation of the transportation of gas in the interest of safety. Therefore, we are not interested in receiving information on incidents which result in damage to an operator's equipment, where no gas leak is involved. We are interested in receiving information on damage incurred where a leak is present whether or not the damage results from the gas leak, and whether or not the operator was reimbursed by the party causing the damage. This damage would quite properly include the loss of gas resulting from damage caused by others.
Since the document you enclosed was not official interpretation by the Office of Pipeline Safety, the interpretation stated in this letter, rather than that document, should be followed.
If we can be of further assistance to you, please let us know.
Joseph C. Caldwell
Office of Pipeline Safety
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