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Interpretation Response #PI-71-074 ([Murphy, Arnold & Blair] [H. David Blair])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Murphy, Arnold & Blair

Individual Name: H. David Blair

Location State: AK Country: US

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Response text:

Mr. H. David Blair
Murphy, Arnold & Blair
Murphy & Arnold Building
Batesville, Arkansas 72501

Dear Mr. Blair:

This is in response to your letter of July 28, 1971, requesting a
copy of Federal safety standards issued pursuant to 49 U.S.C.

Section 1672(a) and Section 1672(b). Also, you requested a copy of
the accident report filed with the Department concerning Gulf
Central Pipeline Company's accident in Independence County,
Arkansas.

The Interim Minimum Federal Safety Standards for gas pipelines,
established pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 1672(a) are contained in Title 49
of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 190 (49 CFR Part 190).

The Minimum Federal Safety Standards for gas pipelines, established
pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 1672(b), are contained in Part 192 (49 CFR
Part 192). I have enclosed a copy of both Part 190 and Part 192
along with the amendments to Part 192 in effect to date.

Part 195 of Title 49 contains the Minimum Federal Safety Standards
for liquid pipelines transporting hazardous commodities in
interstate and foreign commerce. Gulf Central Pipeline Company is
subject to the provisions of Part 195 since anhydrous ammonia, when
transported by pipeline, is in the liquid state. I have also
enclosed a copy of Part 195 (49 CFR Part 195) along with the
amendments in effect to date.

Subpart B of Part 195 contains the requirements for the reporting
of liquid pipeline accidents. Gulf Central filed a report of the
accident occurring in Independence County, Arkansas, on DOT Form
7000-1 with the Federal Railroad Administrator. A copy of this
report can be obtained. The Department has established a fee of
$.50 per page for copies of reports and other public information as
set forth in Part 7 of Title 49 titled "Public Availability of
Information" (49 CFR Part 7). The fee for one copy of this report
is $1.00 payable by check, draft or postal money order to the
Treasurer of the United States. The request for a copy along with
the fee should be forwarded to:

U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Railroad Administration
Bureau of Railroad Safety
400 7th Street, S.W.
Washington, D. C. 20590

This accident report is public information and can be reviewed
without charge at the Federal Railroad Administration in Room 5106
at the above address between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday. The report cannot, however, be removed from
the office.

If I can be of any further assistance in this matter, please
contact me.

Sincerely,

/signed/

Joseph C. Caldwell
Acting Director
Office of Pipeline Safety

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
195.5 Conversion to service subject to this part