Interpretation Response #PI-93-036
Below is the interpretation response detail and a list of regulations sections applicable to this response.
Interpretation Response Details
July 15, 1993
Mr. Gerald F. Classen
K N Energy, Inc.
300 N. St. Joseph Avenue
P.O. Box 608
Hastings, NE 68902-0608
Dear Mr. Classen:
Ed Ondak of our Western Region Office has asked me to respond to your letter of June 1, 1993. You asked if it is necessary to inspect and maintain records on individual (single customer) meter sets off high pressure (50 psi and above) distribution lines.
The regulations governing the transportation of gas by pipeline are in 49 CFR Part 192. These regulations do not contain inspection requirements that apply specifically to customer meter sets. However, because customer meter sets are part of service lines, the sets are subject to the same inspection requirements as service lines. These requirements include monitoring for atmospheric corrosion under §192.481 and periodic leakage surveys under §192.723.
Records of corrosion inspections are required by §192.491, and §192.603(b) requires records of leakage surveys. These records may cover pipelines as a whole, and need not identify specific parts of the pipeline, such as customer meter sets.
Cesar De Leon
Director, Regulatory Programs
Office of Pipeline Safety
|§ 192.481||Atmospheric corrosion control: Monitoring|