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Interpretation Response #PI-76-011 ([Virginia State Corporation Commission] [John M. Baumgardner])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Virginia State Corporation Commission

Individual Name: John M. Baumgardner

Location State: VA Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

March 3, 1976

Mr. John M. Baumgardner
Virginia State Corporation Commission
Division of Public Utilities
Box 1197
Richmond, VA 23209

Dear Mr. Baumgardner:

In your February 2, 1976, letter to the Office of Pipeline Safety Operations you ask: "Would
192.465 requiring tests on separately protected service lines once every 10 years include meter
risers where metal is the gas carrier when used with a plastic service line?"

If the gas is carried in metal piping that extends below the ground surface, Subpart I - Requirements for Corrosion Control must be complied with. This would require operators of
such piping to monitor these short sections as required in 192.465(a).

Thank you for your interest in pipeline safety.


Cesar DeLeon
Acting Director
Office of Pipeline
Safety Operations

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
192.465 External corrosion control: Monitoring