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Interpretation Response #PI-76-030 ([Tennessee Public Service Commission] [John Searcy])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Tennessee Public Service Commission

Individual Name: John Searcy

Location State: TN Country: US

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Response text:

June 10, 1976

Mr. John Searcy
Tennessee Public Service Commission
Cordell Hull Building
Nashville, Tennessee 37219

Dear Mr. Searcy:

On May 6, 1976, we received a copy of the Commission's order in Docket No. U-6327 granting
38 natural gas distribution companies individual extensions of time to comply with the corrosion
control requirements of 49 CFR 192.457(b).

Under Section 3(e) of the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968, a State agency may not grant
a waiver from the Federal standards unless the Secretary is given at least 60 days' notice before
the effective date of the waiver. Accordingly, based on the date we received notice of the waiver,
it cannot become effective until July 6, 1976, unless we notify you before that date that we have
no objection to the waiver.

We have assigned your letter Docket No. TN-76-1.

It would facilitate our review of this matter if you would send us a copy of (1) the petition filed by
the gas companies, (2) a description of each company's pipelines to which the waiver applies, and
(3) for each company, the reasons why the Commission found that an extension of time is


Cesar DeLeon
Acting Director
Office of Pipeline
Safety Operations

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
192.457 External corrosion control: Buried or submerged pipelines installed before August 1, 1971