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Interpretation Response #PI-74-0134 ([Gas Pipeline Safety Division] [Mr. T. K. Spalding])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Gas Pipeline Safety Division

Individual Name: Mr. T. K. Spalding

Location State: WV Country: US

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Response text:

Mr. T. K. Spalding, Director
Gas Pipeline Safety Division
West Virginia Public Service Commission
Charleston, WV  25305

Dear Mr. Spalding:

This responds to your letter of August 1, 1974, requesting an interpretation of the meaning of the term "service line" with respect to two drawings shown in the letter.

As defined in 49 CFR Part 192.3 a "service line" extends a connection to customer's piping or a customer meter whichever is farther downstream.  In each drawing, the meter is farther downstream than the connection to customer's piping; and the pipeline from main to downstream side of the meter is a "service line."  The customer's piping is covered by the Federal gas pipeline safety standards to the extent it lies upstream of the meter.

We trust this explanation is helpful to you.


                                                                        Joseph C. Caldwell
                                                                        Office of Pipeline Safety

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
192.3 Definitions