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Interpretation Response #PI-77-026 ([American Public Gas Association] [Arie M. Verrips])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: American Public Gas Association

Individual Name: Arie M. Verrips

Location State: DC Country: US

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Response text:

November 14, 1977

Mr. Arie M. Verrips
Executive Director
American Public Gas Association
Suite 1115
2600 Virginia Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20037

Dear Mr. Verrips:

We are responding to your letter of September 20, 1977, in which you ask whether the Federal gas pipeline safety regulations contain specific requirements governing the safety of a situation where a building is proposed for construction over the areas of an existing gas line.

If the building would change the Class location of the pipeline, as defined in Section 192.5 of the standards, then under Section 192.611, the operator would have to confirm or revise the
maximum allowable operating pressure of the pipeline in accordance with the new Class location.

Even if the Class location would not be changed, Section 192.613 would require that the operator take appropriate action to correct any unsafe operations that might be created by construction of the building.

We would be pleased to receive your views on the need for any additional specific requirements relating to the construction of buildings over the area of gas pipelines.


Cesar DeLeon
Acting Director
Office of Pipeline
Safety Operations

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
192.611 Change in class location: Confirmation or revision of maximum allowable operating pressure