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Interpretation Response #PI-82-0100

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

Interpretation Response Details

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Location State: SC Country: US

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January 19, 1982

Mr. James S. Stites
Chief, Gas Department/Utilities Division
South Carolina Public Service Commission
O.O. Drawer 11649
Columbia, South Carolina 29211

Dear Mr. Stites:
Thank you for your letter of December 29, 1981, commenting on our recent interpretation of §192.727
(d).

We recognize the potential for harm when customer stop valves can be reopened by an impatient
customer following a service outage. Nevertheless, it is our opinion that the protective measures
called for by §192.727(d) were not intended to apply to temporary interruptions of gas flow that do
not involve termination of service to a customer. In making this interpretation, we were
constrained by the record of the original proceeding (docket no. OPS-10), and our reading of
that record does not lead us to conclude that §192.727(d) was intended to cover all situations in
which a customer’s stop valve is closed.

Sincerely, 

Melvin A. Judah
Acting Associate Director for
Pipeline Safety Regulation
Materials Transportation Bureau
 

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
192.727 Abandonment or deactivation of facilities