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Interpretation Response #PI-71-026 ([Indiana Public Service Commission] [D. J. Hendrickson])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Indiana Public Service Commission

Individual Name: D. J. Hendrickson

Location State: IN Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

February 24, 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 11, 1971, concerning
the interpretation of 49 CFR, Section 191.5(2) requiring
telephonic notice of a leak that required the taking of any
segment of transmission pipe out of service.

You described a situation where a short length of pipe is
intentionally by-passed, so that it may be replaced.

Under ordinary circumstances such as occurrence would not result
in a "leak" which we have interpreted as meaning an unintended
escape of gas. Therefore, when a segment is intentionally
removed from service there is no leak which requires reporting.

We hope this answers your question. If you have further
questions, do not hesitate to ask.

Joseph C. Caldwell
Director, Acting
Office of Pipeline Safety

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
191.5 Immediate notice of certain incidents