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Interpretation Response #PI-78-025 ([Arkansas Louisiana Gas Company] [Mr. James C. Baker])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Arkansas Louisiana Gas Company

Individual Name: Mr. James C. Baker

Location State: AR Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

Mr. James C. Baker

Vice President

Arkansas Louisiana Gas Company

P.O. Box 751

Little Rock, Arkansas 72203

Dear Mr. Baker:

Your letter of September 1, 1978, requesting an interpretation of §192.727(d) has been forwarded to this Office for response. In your letter you state your position that this part of the regulations does [sic] not apply when a responsible party requests that service be transferred to their name with no actual discontinuance. Your interpretation of this part for this type of situation is correct. The situation you describe is in the nature of an accounting procedure whereby customers are changed for billing purposes but discontinuance of gas service to the premises is not effected. Premises is meant to mean the individual house, apartment, place of business, etc., involved and not necessarily the entire building.

You also ask whether this regulation applies in a situation where an interim period exists when gas service is not requested by another party. In this type of situation, the provisions of
§192.757(d) do apply.

Thank you for your interest in matters of pipeline safety.


Cesar DeLeon

Associate Director for

Pipeline Safety Regulation

Materials Transportation Bureau

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
192.727 Abandonment or deactivation of facilities