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Interpretation Response #PI-73-001 ([Jones, Givens, Brett, Gotcher & Doyle] [William J. Doyle, II])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Jones, Givens, Brett, Gotcher & Doyle

Individual Name: William J. Doyle, II

Location State: OK Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

January 2, 1973

Mr. William J. Doyle, II

Jones, Givens, Brett,
Gotcher & Doyle

1700 Fourth National Bank Bldg.

Tulsa, Oklahoma 74119

Dear Mr. Doyle:

Reference your letter of December 8, 1972, in which you ask for any information, suggestions, or
reference material applicable to an oil products pipeline originally used for transportation of crude oil
and more recently for liquid propane.

Federal safety regulations governing the transportation of liquids by pipeline, issued by the Department
of Transportation are contained in Part 195 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations. We are
enclosing a copy of Part 195 which should provide the basic information you seek. You might note
that these regulations apply to transportation by pipeline in interstate and foreign commerce. The
requirements for depth of cover over buried pipelines, which you specifically mentioned, are contained
in sections 195.248 and 195.210. These are construction requirements applicable to new pipeline
rather than to existing pipeline.

If, after your review of the regulations, you have specific questions, we will be pleased to respond.



Joseph C. Caldwell


Office of Pipeline Safety


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
195.210 Pipelines location
195.248 Cover over buried pipeline