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Interpretation Response #PI-70-0107 ([Mr. C.J. Blanchat])

Below is the interpretation response detail and a list of regulations sections applicable to this response.

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name:

Individual Name: Mr. C.J. Blanchat

Location State: KS Country: US

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Response text:

January 28, 1971

Mr. C.J. Blanchat
Danville, Kansas 67036

Dear Mr. Blanchat:

Concerning the safety of a gas service line on your property, Mayor Robert Smith informs me that the meter in question was moved to the property line because the City does not have an easement beyond that point. He also stated that there was no proof of a gas leak at the time of his letter in late November.

The minimum Federal Safety Standards for gas pipelines require that an unsafe pipeline must be replace, repaired, or removed from service. In the case of a service line on a customer's property, these standards do not specifically assign responsibility for these actions. Consequently, resolution of this question, and other related matters such as location of meters and easements, must be based on the legal relationship between the distribution company and the customer and are determined primarily by State and local law.

We encourage your cooperation with the city officials of Danville to work out this matter promptly to assure that your service line is operated and maintained in accordance with the Federal Safety Standards.


Original signed by:
Joseph C. Caldwell
Acting Director
Office of Pipeline Safety

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
192.13 What general requirements apply to pipelines regulated under this part?