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Interpretation Response #PI-78-0105

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

Interpretation Response Details

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Location State: KY Country: US

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Response text:

Date:                   8/14/78

Names:               Robert D. Meredith, City Attorney, Leitchfield, Kentucky

Subject:              Mr. Meredith’s letter of July 24, 1978 (Control OPSR-41) Effect of location
of service regulators on liability.

Mr. Meredith’s letter stats that the city (the operator) will install a customer meter up to 100
feet from the pipeline. Some of the potential customer is located as far as 1000 feet from the
pipeline. To minimize the cost of service it is desirable to carry high pressure in the service
line up to the houses before installing a service regulator. In an attempt to clarify several
questions I called Mr. Meredith.  I pointed out the definition of service line in 192.3 and that
regardless of ownership the requirements of 192.197 establishes the requirements for control of
pressure of gas delivered from high pressure distribution systems.  He indicated that the main and
service lines would be run with plastic pipe meeting the requirements of 192.59  where the distance
to the house exceeds 100 feet the customer is going to own the service line beyond the meter and
they will intend to locate the pressure regulator at or near the house.  This will minimize the
pipe size required and assure adequate pressure for proper operation of customer owned appliances.  
I pointed out that the outlet of the operator’s service regulator would then be the connection to
the customer owned piping and that regardless of ownership the facilities upstream of that point
would be subject to part 192 and the operational responsibility of the gas operator.
Paul Cory, P.E.

Conclusion:        Cancel Control OPSR-41. No further action required

Date:                   8/15/78

Paul J. Cory, P.E
Senior Engineer
Meredith and Dinwiddie
80 Public Square
P.O. Box 466
Leitchfield, Kentucky 42754

July 24, 1978

Office of Pipeline Safety Materials Transportation Bureau Department of Transportation Washington,
D.C. 20590

Re:        City of Leitchfield


The city of Leitchfield has recently constructed a natural gas transmission pipeline with an
expected pressure of
100 lbs.
Customers along the line will need regulators. Our meters will be no further than 100 feet from our
line, but the
services will, in many cases, be over 1000 feet from the meter. Just where do we put our regulators
for efficient and safe operation? What will be our liability if the regulators are installed by us
near or by the residence? Should we require
our customer to purchase and install the regulators?

These questions were referred to your Atlanta office, but it requested we take them up with your
Sincerely yours, Robert D. Meredith
City Attorney

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
192.3 Definitions