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Interpretation Response #PI-81-002 ([James L. Stanton])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name:

Individual Name: James L. Stanton

Location State: IA Country: US

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Response text:

James L. Stanton, Esq.

517 1/2 North Main Street

Carroll, Iowa 51401

Dear Mr. Stanton:

This is in response to your recent letter as well as to your telephone conversation with Mr. Langley of our staff.

Gas pipeline safety standards are in 49 CFR Part 192. Section 192.11 governs petroleum gas systems. When a petroleum gas system, such as you describe, has fewer than 10 customers and no portion of the system is in a public place, it is not subject to the requirements of Part 192 nor the industry standards (National Fire Protection Association standards No. 58 and No. 59) referenced in section 192.11. Also, we have previously interpreted section 192.11 as not applying to single-tank single-customer systems located on the customer's property, even though the system may cross part of the customer's property that is a public place.

Although it appears that Federal regulations do not apply, there may be Iowa State regulations, as Mr. Langley pointed out in your telephone conversation, that do apply.

A copy of Part 192, which you requested, is enclosed.


Melvin A. Judah

Acting Associate Director

Pipeline Safety Regulation

Materials Transportation Bureau

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
192.11 Petroleum gas systems