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Interpretation Response #PI-89-016 ([Looper, Reed, Ewing & McGraw, Incorporated] [Douglas B. Wyatt])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Looper, Reed, Ewing & McGraw, Incorporated

Individual Name: Douglas B. Wyatt

Location State: TX Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

Mr. Douglas B. Wyatt

Looper, Reed, Ewing & McGraw, Incorporated


Suite 1717

Nine Greenway Plaza

Houston, Texas 77046

Dear Mr. Wyatt:

Your letter of July 20, 1989, asks what protection other than minimum burial under §192.319(c) may be required to protect offshore pipelines against the potential hazards listed in §192.317(a).

Section 192.317(a) requires operators to provide a reasonable level of protection for offshore pipelines against the anticipated effects of each listed hazard that could threaten the pipeline. Depending on the nature and level of the risk perceived, the protection might include any one or combination of the following, based on sound engineering judgment; deeper burial, anchorage, greater wall thickness, added flexibility, heavy concrete coating, or any other measure considered necessary to protect the pipeline against foreseeable damage.

I trust this information is helpful to you.



James C. Thomas

Acting Director

Office of Pipeline Safety

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
192.317 Protection from hazards
192.319 Installation of pipe in a ditch