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Interpretation Response #PI-75-0111 ([Washington Gas Light Company] [Mr. Philip G. Alter])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Washington Gas Light Company

Individual Name: Mr. Philip G. Alter

Location State: DC Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

October 30, 1975

Mr. Philip G. Alter
Customer Services
Washington Gas Light Company
1100 "H" Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005

Dear Mr. Alter:

This responds to your letter of October 16, 1975, to Mr. Joseph C. Caldwell, in which you ask whether 49 CFR 192.361(f) would be violated if a customer constructs a building over an existing service line and the line is not protected as required by that Section.

Section 192.361(f) is a construction standard which applies at the time a service line is installed under a building. If, through no action of the pipeline operator, a building is subsequently constructed over the pipeline, the requirements of Section 192.361 need not be met.

However, construction of a building over the pipeline may result in a change in the class location of the pipeline or the pipeline's being generally unsafe. In that event, the operator must take remedial action required by Sections 192.611, 192.613, or 192.703, as appropriate.

We trust this satisfactorily answers your inquiry.


Cesar DeLeon
Acting Director
Office of Pipeline
Safety Operations

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
192.361 Service lines: Installation
192.611 Change in class location: Confirmation or revision of maximum allowable operating pressure
192.613 Continuing surveillance
192.703 General