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Interpretation Response #PI-74-0153 ([Utah Public Service Commission] [Mr. Wayne L. Carlson])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Utah Public Service Commission

Individual Name: Mr. Wayne L. Carlson

Location State: UT Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

December 17, 1974

Mr. Wayne L. Carlson, Inspector
Utah Public Service Commission
330 East 4th South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Dear Mr. Carlson:

This refers to your letter of November 4, 1974, concerning the applicability of Part 192 to master meter systems in trailer parks and apartment complexes.

The master meter systems subject to Part 192 are distribution systems used in the transportation of gas under the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968. We have interpreted this transportation to involve both the sale and delivery of gas through pipelines to where the gas is finally consumed. Where there is both a sale of gas, based either on a meter reading or a flat rate, and a delivery of gas by pipeline to an ultimate consumer, the person distributing the gas is operating a gas distribution system subject to Part 192. For instance, the owner of an apartment complex who furnishes gas to each tenant through pipelines and charges a flat rate for the gas as part of the monthly rent is an operator under Part 192. The pipelines subject to Federal jurisdiction are those transporting gas to the downstream side of each meter or to the customer's piping, whichever is farther downstream.

We trust this satisfactorily responds to your inquiry.



Original signed by:
Joseph C. Caldwell
Office of Pipeline Safety

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
192.3 Definitions