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Interpretation Response #PI-74-0132 ([Williams Brothers Engineering Company] [Mr. Clint McClure])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Williams Brothers Engineering Company

Individual Name: Mr. Clint McClure

Location State: OK Country: US

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Response text:

Mr. Clint McClure
Williams Brothers Engineering Company
Resource Sciences Center
Tulsa, OK  64103

Dear Mr. McClure:

This responds to your letter of June 25, 1974, requesting an interpretation of the term "right-of-way" as it relates to the term "railroad" under §192.111(b)(2).

In this section:

            "(b)      A design factor of 0.60 or less must be used in the design formula in §192.105 for steel pipe in Class 1 locations that :

            "(2)      Crosses without a casing, or makes a parallel encroachment on, the right-of-way of either a hard surfaced road, a highway, a public street, or a railroad.

The term "right-of-way" is not defined in 49 CFR Part 192.  Terms which are not defined are intended to have the ordinary dictionary meaning.  The Random House College Dictionary defines "right-of-way" in relation to a railroad as "the strip of land acquired for use by a railroad for tracks. "  We believe this definition is adequate for understanding §192.111(b)(2).

We trust our reply is helpful to you.


                                                                        /signed/ Edward F. Cygan
                                                                        Joseph C. Caldwell
                                                                        Office of Pipeline Safety

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
192.105 Design formula for steel pipe