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Interpretation Response #PI-75-003 ([IBEW Local 1400] [Richard P. Crawshaw])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: IBEW Local 1400

Individual Name: Richard P. Crawshaw

Location State: IN Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

January 21, 1975

Mr. Richard P. Crawshaw
Business Manager
IBEW Local 1400
5002 Madison Avenue
Lower Level, Office "A"
Indianapolis, IN 46227

Dear Mr. Crawshaw:

This is in further response to your letter of December 16, 1974, addressed to the National
Transportation Safety Board concerning gas pipeline regulations. The Office of Pipeline Safety in
the Department of Transportation is responsible for the Federal safety regulation of gas pipelines.

You ask what regulations will go into effect in 1976 requiring gas companies to upgrade older
lines. Corrosion control requirements under 49 CFR 192.457(b) become applicable August 1,
1976. This rule is contained in the enclosed copy of the Federal gas pipeline safety regulations.
Also enclosed are copies of recent notices of proposed rule making issued in 1974 which would
provide new regulations for the gas industry.

As for the other areas of your concern, we suggest that you write the gas and oil industry directly,
as it is the best source of information on recent activities.

We appreciate your interest in pipeline safety.

Sincerely,

Joseph C. Caldwell
Director
Office of Pipeline Safety
Enclosures

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
192.457 External corrosion control: Buried or submerged pipelines installed before August 1, 1971