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Interpretation Response #PI-76-060 ([Southview Investment Company] [David Charness])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Southview Investment Company

Individual Name: David Charness

Location State: CA Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

September 14, 1976

Mr. David Charness
Southview Investment Company
612 North Sepulveda Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90049

Dear Mr. Charness:

This refers to your letter of July 19, 1976, requesting a waiver from the corrosion control requirements of 49 CFR 192.457(b). We have not accepted your letter as a petition for waiver
since you have not stated why you are unable to comply with Section 192.457(b) by the August 1, 1976, deadline.

The August 1 deadline was established in 1971, allowing operators at least 5 years to make the necessary arrangements for compliance. It is our policy not to grant waivers except upon a showing of cogent reasons why a general safety standard should not be followed in a particular situation or an alternative standard is more appropriate. In contrast, it appears from your letter that you are taking steps to achieve compliance as soon as possible.

We have enclosed a copy of our recently published notice on corrosion control which may be helpful to you in complying with the requirements.


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