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Interpretation Response #PI-81-020 ([Public Utility Commissioner of Oregon] [H. R. Garabrant])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Public Utility Commissioner of Oregon

Individual Name: H. R. Garabrant

Location State: OR Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

Mr. H. R. Garabrant

Public Utility Commissioner of Oregon

Labor and Industries Building

Salem, Oregon 97310

Dear Mr. Garabrant:

Your letter of November 24, 1981, refers to our interpretation No. 81-5, and asks whether the steps required of an operator by §192.727(d) when service to a customer is discontinued would apply in situations such as emergency shutdown or planned maintenance where a service line is temporarily deactivated.

As we stated in 81-5, discontinuance of service to the customer means that a service line is "not currently being used to provide gas service," and it does not mean "temporary closure for some purpose other than termination of service to the customer." Thus, "discontinuance" implies the customer will no longer be provided gas. A brief lapse in gas delivery, as during an outage, would not indicate an intent to "discontinue" service within the meaning of §192.727(d).


Melvin A. Judah

Acting Associate Director for

Pipeline Safety Regulation

Materials Transportation Bureau

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
192.727 Abandonment or deactivation of facilities