USA Banner

Official US Government Icon

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure Site Icon

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

U.S. Department of Transportation U.S. Department of Transportation Icon United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation

Interpretation Response #PI-72-0116 ([Missouri Public Service Commission] [Mr. Jeremiah D. Finnegan])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Missouri Public Service Commission

Individual Name: Mr. Jeremiah D. Finnegan

Location State: MS Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

November 10, 1972

Mr. Jeremiah D. Finnegan
General Counsel
Missouri Public Service Commission
Jefferson Building
Jefferson City, Missouri 65101

Der Mr. Finnegan:

Your letter of October 26, 1972, questions whether 18 U.S.C §§831-835 and 49 USC §1655(e)(4) cover the transportation of anhydrous ammonia in pipeliens.  You describe the pipeliens in question as interstate lines having a pumping station with storage facilities but no terminals within the State.

The statutes to which you refer are the same as we cited in our letter of September 28, 1972.  These statutes are the authority under which the Department of Transprtation regulates the transportation of hazardous materials, including anhydrous ammonia, by pipelin in interstate commerce.

For your further information, the statutory authority in this regard is implemented in the regulatiosn contained in 49 CFR Part 195 entiteld “transprotation of Liquids by Pipelines.”  A copy of Part 195 is enclosed.  The scope of Part 195 is set forth in §195.1.  since anhydrous ammonia is listed as a hazardous material in Part 172, its transprotation by pipelien in interstate commerce is governed by Part 195.

If we may be of further assistance, please call on us.


Joseph C. Caldwell
Office of Pipeline Safety

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
195.1 Which pipelines are covered by this Part?