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Interpretation Response #PI-89-012 ([Memo: Internal])

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Class 3 Determination based on Motel within 220 yards of a transmission line.

The situation in Forgus Falls where Great Plains Gas Company has a transmission line near a Holiday Inn was discussed with Furrow. The motel is not within 100 yards of the motel [sic; pipeline], but it may be within 220 yards.

The question is: Should the motel rooms be counted as dwellings units, similar to apartments, or as a single building?

In Furrow's opinion (emphasis) there is probably a distinction between a dwelling unit, which serves as a more permanent place of residence, and a motel room, which is generally occupied for a short term. He does not feel that the motel room would be classified as a dwelling unit for the purposes of the regulations.

A motel alone would have to be within 100 yards of a pipeline and meet the occupancy requirements of 192.5(d)(2) to establish a class 3 location.


Regulation Sections

Section Subject
192.5 Class locations