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Interpretation Response #PI-76-024 ([D. Russell Associates, Inc.] [Douglas Russell, P.E.])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: D. Russell Associates, Inc.

Individual Name: Douglas Russell, P.E.

Location State: CA Country: US

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Response text:

Mr. Douglas Russell, P.E.
D. Russell Associates, Inc.
553 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Dear Mr. Russell:

Your letter of April 9,1976, to the attention of Mr. Jack Overly in the Western Regional Office of the Office of Pipeline Safety Operations (OPSO) has been referred to headquarters for a reply.

Your letter concerned Section 195.208, Welding of supports and braces (49 CFR Part 195, Transportation of Liquids by Pipeline), and Section 421.1 Supports, Braces, and Anchors, in ANSI B31.4 (Liquid Petroleum Transportation Piping Systems).

The regulations in Part 195 are for the most part performance standards. Where a specific method is neither required nor excluded, the operator has the responsibility of selecting a method of compliance that will conform with the appropriate standard.

If you comply with the requirements of Section 421.1 in ANSI B31.4-1974, the requirements of Section 195.208 in Part 195 will have been met.

Do not hesitate to call or write, if OPSO can be of any further assistance.


Cesar DeLeon
Acting Director
Office of Pipeline
Safety Operations

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
195.208 Welding of supports and braces