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Interpretation Response #PI-74-0138 ([Honorable John P. Murtha])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name:

Individual Name: Honorable John P. Murtha

Location State: DC Country: US

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Response text:

September 25, 1974

Honorable John P. Murtha
House of Representatives
Washington, DC  20515

Dear Mr. Murtha:

This refers to your letter of August 26, 1974, requesting information to use in response to a constituent's inquiry.  The constitute asks who may conduct inspections and what training must the person have under 49 CFR 192.305, 192.307, and 195.204.

Sections 192.305 and 192.307 are requirements for inspecting the construction of gas pipelines.  The personal qualifications of an inspector which are necessary to ensure compliance with the inspection requirements are a matter which each pipeline operator determines.

Section 195.204 requires inspection of the construction of liquid pipelines.  The regulation also provides that an inspector must be trained and qualified in the phase of construction being inspected.  Within this guideline, the pipeline operator determines the precise qualifications which are necessary to ensure compliance with the inspection requirement.

We trust our response is helpful to you.


Joseph C. Caldwell

Office of Pipeline Safety

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
192.305 Inspection: General