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Interpretation Response #PI-76-0104

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

Interpretation Response Details

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Location State: MI Country: US

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Response text:

May 26, 1976

Mr. Robert E. Ives
3632 E. Five Point Highway
Charlotte, Michigan  48813

Dear Mr. Ives:
This responds to your letter of May 6, 1976, concerning "set back" rules for gas pipelines in the
proximity of occupied housing.

Under the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968, the Michigan Public Service Commission has
adopted and enforces the Federal gas pipeline safety standards (49 CFR Part 192) against intrastate
gas pipeline within the Commission's jurisdiction.  The Federal standards do not contain "set back"
rules, but do, however, provide for adequate safety through other types of requirements which
increase in stringency depending on the proximity of a pipeline to occupied areas. At the same
time, the Michigan Commission may impose additional or more stringent safety requirements.

Cesar DeLeon 
Acting Director Office of Pipeline Safety Operations

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
192.1 What is the scope of this part?