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Interpretation Response #PI-76-027 ([Thomas T. Lentz])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name:

Individual Name: Thomas T. Lentz

Location State: OH Country: US

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Response text:

Mr. Thomas T. Lentz
461 Etter Road
P.O. Box 203
Mogadore, OH 44260

Dear Mr. Lentz:

This is in reply to your letter dated February 24, 1976, to the
Department of Transportation. Your inquiry concerned the distance
that a new building must be kept from an existing pipeline.

The Office of Pipeline Safety Operations (OPSO) an operational
element within the Materials Transportation Bureau, has safety
regulatory authority for the design, construction, operation, and
maintenance of petroleum pipelines.

A copy of 49 CFR 195, Transportation of Liquids by Pipeline, is
enclosed for your information and file. Section 195.210(b)
concerns the construction of a pipeline relative to private
dwellings, or any industrial building, or place of public assembly.

This ruling is in effect and it applies to the operator for the
location of the pipeline at the time of construction.

The rights of a carrier respecting the subsequent use of land
within 50 feet of its pipeline, the use of which is not subject to
the carrier's control, are a matter of agreement between the
parties concerned or local law and are not regulated by 49 CFR Part
195. The Part 195 regulations do not govern the activities of
private builders.

OPSO appreciates your interest in pipeline safety.



Cesar DeLeon
Acting Director
Office of Pipeline
Safety Operations

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
195.210 Pipelines location