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Interpretation Response #PI-75-014

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Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date: 03-26-1975
Company Name: State of West Virginia    Individual Name: T. K. Spalding
Location state: WV    Country: US

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Response text:

March 26, 1975

Mr. T. K. Spalding, Director
Gas Pipeline Safety Division
State of West Virginia
Public Service Commission
Charleston, West Virginia 25305

Dear Mr. Spalding:

This responds to your letter of March 11, 1975, asking whether Mr. Ralph Kirtley of the Shawkey Gas Company is required to file an Annual Report under 49 CFR Part 191 for the Shawkey system.

Based on the information furnished, it appears that Mr. Kirtley is operating a distribution system, not a "gathering" system in a rural area which is exempt from the reporting requirements. As a consequence, he is required to file an Annual Report in compliance with 49 CFR 191.11(a).

A copy of the requisite Form DOT F 7100.1-1 is enclosed for use in filing the report.

This Office recognizes the difficulty in this situation, and is reviewing the problems of small operators in filing reports required under Part 191.

If we can be of any further assistance, please let us know.


Joseph C. Caldwell
Office of Pipeline Safety

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
§ 191.11 Distribution system: Annual report