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Interpretation Response #PI-79-016 ([Exchange Oil & Gas Corporation] [Peter R. Monrose])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Exchange Oil & Gas Corporation

Individual Name: Peter R. Monrose

Location State: LA Country: US

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Response text:

Mr. Peter R. Monrose

General Counsel & Secretary

Exchange Oil & Gas Corporation

16th Floor - 1010 Common Street

New Orleans, Louisiana 70112

Dear Mr. Monrose:

We were recently asked to respond to the question in your letter of July 31, 1978, to Mr. Robert F. Aubry, Chief Southwest Region, asking whether the regulations in 49 CFR Part 195 would apply to a pipeline in which the liquid being transported is owned by the owners of the pipeline.

In accordance with 18 USC 834, the regulations in Part 195 are binding on all carriers engaged in interstate or foreign commerce by pipeline. The term "carrier" is defined in 18 USC 831 to include a common, contract, or private carrier as those terms are used in the Interstate Commerce Act. Under Section 203(a)(17) of this Act, A "private carrier" is defined as any person who transports for commercial purposes, property of which such person is the owner. Thus, under these provisions of law, a pipeline is not excluded from the applicability of Part 195 merely because the pipeline owners own the commodity being transported.


Cesar DeLeon

Associate Director for

Pipeline Safety Regulation

Materials Transportation Bureau

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
195.1 Which pipelines are covered by this Part?