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Interpretation Response #PI-87-004

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Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date: 10-26-1987
Company Name: Koch Industries, Inc.    Individual Name: Ronny C. Davenport
Location state: KS    Country: US

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Response text:

Mr. Ronny C. Davenport
Regulations Compliance Coordinator
Koch Industries, Inc.
P.O. Box 2256
Wichita, Kansas 67201

Dear Mr. Davenport:

This responds to your letter of October 1, 1987, to L.M. Furrow concerning the correct identification of material that is incorporated by reference in Parts 192 and 195.

As you indicated regarding the reference to Section 419 of ANSI B31.4 in §195.110(a), material that is incorporated by reference is identified in the text of the individual rules that make up Parts 192 and 195. Although entire documents may be referenced, often the referenced materials is only a portion of an entire document. When only a portion of a document is referenced, that portion is usually identified as a section of the document, for example Section 419 of B31.4. In other cases, however, the relevant portion of a document must be identified by inference from the context of the rule that contains the reference.

The lists of documents in §195.3(b) and similarly in Appendix A of Part 192 provide the applicable editions of documents that contain the materials incorporated by reference. They also give addresses of publishers from whom the documents may be obtained. Therefore, the listing of a document does not mean that the entire document is incorporated by reference.

You also asked about the history of Parts 192 and 195. Part 192 was originally published August 19, 1970, in Volume 35 of the Federal Register at page 13248. It was issued under authority of the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968 (49 U.S.C. 1671 et seq.). Part 195 was published earlier on October 10, 1969, at 34 FR 15473, and it is now issued under the Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Act of 1979 (49 U.S.C. 2001 et seq.). Both Parts have been amended numerous times subsequently.

I trust that this brief discussion helps to clarify the materials incorporated by reference. If you have any further questions about these materials or the history of the regulations, please let me know.


Richard L. Beam
Office Of Pipeline Safety

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
§ 192.7 What documents are incorporated by reference partly or wholly in this part?