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Interpretation Response #PI-71-066 ([Associated Corrosion Consultants Ltd.] [H. M. Armstrong, P.E.])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Associated Corrosion Consultants Ltd.

Individual Name: H. M. Armstrong, P.E.

Country: CA

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

July 22, 1971

Mr. H. M. Armstrong, P. Eng.
Associated Corrosion Consultants Ltd.
343 Eleventh Avenue, SW.
Calgary 3, Alberta
Canada

Dear Mr. Armstrong:

Thank you for your letter expressing concern about the qualifying of personnel for corrosion
control work. You will be happy to know that the Office of Pipeline Safety has no plans for
qualifying natural gas pipeline personnel for this type work. The gas pipeline operator will be
responsible for employing qualified personnel, or consultants, for this type work just as he is
responsible for making sure of the abilities of all employees to perform their respective jobs in a
proper manner.

Enclosed for your information is a copy of Part 192, Minimum Federal Safety Standards for the
Transportation of Natural and Other Gas by Pipeline (including the recently issued subpart on
corrosion control).

Again, thank you for your interest. I trust that the above information will be to your liking as it
does not seem to be inconsistent with the thoughts in your letter.

Sincerely,

Joseph C. Caldwell
Acting Director
Office of Pipeline Safety

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
192.457 External corrosion control: Buried or submerged pipelines installed before August 1, 1971