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Interpretation Response #PI-75-0108 ([Lovaca Gathering Company] [Mr. Jay C. Eichhorn])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Lovaca Gathering Company

Individual Name: Mr. Jay C. Eichhorn

Location State: TX Country: US

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Response text:

July, 24, 1975

Mr. Jay C. Eichhorn
Lovaca Gathering Company
Five Greenway Plaza East
Houston, Texas 77046

Dear Mr. Eichhorn:

In your letter of June 26, 1975, you ask:

"With consideration given to the word 'prevalent' as used in CFR 192.5(e), what affect would the construction of one four or more story building have on a Class 1 area?"

In accordance with 49 CFR 192.5, the construction of a four or more story building in a Class 1 area could change the area to a:

  1. Class 2 location, if after construction the area has more than 10 buildings;
  2. Class 3 location, if the building will be occupied by 20 or more persons during normal use and be within 100 yards of the pipeline; or
  3. Class 4 location, if after construction, buildings with four or more stories are "prevalent" in the area.

The term "prevalent" in Section 192.5(e) regarding Class locations is used in its ordinary dictionary sense.


Cesar DeLeon
Acting Director
Office of Pipeline Safety Operations
Materials Transportation Bureau

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
192.5 Class locations