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Interpretation Response #PI-79-004 ([House of Representatives] [Honorable Trent Lott])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: House of Representatives

Individual Name: Honorable Trent Lott

Location State: DC Country: US

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Response text:

Honorable Trent Lott

House of Representative

Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Trent:

Your letter dated February 7, 1979, requests my assistance in rerouting a 6-inch Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) pipeline which is to begin in Alabama and end at Patal, Mississippi.

Our safety regulations governing LPG pipelines (49 CFR Part 195) are designed to assure public safety, but they do not provide for pipeline routing. DOT does not have statutory
authority to prescribe LPG pipeline routes nor does any other Federal agency have such authority under current law.

Although we cannot prescribe the route, the Materials Transportation Bureau, which carries out the pipeline safety functions in DOT, will assure that the proposed pipeline is constructed and operated in compliance with the safety regulations,


Brock Adams

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
195.1 Which pipelines are covered by this Part?