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Interpretation Response #PI-83-0103

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: NM Country: US

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Response text:

February 16, 1983

Mr.Richard E. Ransom
Smith, Ransom & Gilstrap Law Offices
Suite 1, Rio Grande Valley Bank Building
501 Tijeras Avenue, N.W. Albuquerque, New Mexico 87103

Dear Mr. Ransom:
This responds to your letter of February 3, 1983, regarding the applicability of 49CFR 192.503 and
192.511 to a segment of a service line that is returned to service after replacement due to
construction damage.

Although we have not previously addressed the question, of whether §192.511 applies only when a
service line is newly installed or completely replaced, we think it is clear from the wording of
§192.503(a) that the test requirements of
§192.511 must be met any time a segment of an existing service line is replaced for any reason.

The docket file (OPS-3) which contains the rulemaking record (including public comments) to
adoption of §§192.503 and
192.511 (35 FR 13248, August 19, 1970) is avaliable for viewing and copying in the Dockets Branch
Room 8426, Nassif Building, 400  Seventh St. S.W., Washington, D.C. 20590. There are also two files
of correspondence relating to these two rules which you may view and copy in my office, Room 8101,
at the same address.
Original signed by: Richard L. Beam Associate Director for
Pipeline Safety Regulation
Materials Transportation Bureau

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
192.503 General requirements