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Interpretation Response #PI-89-023 ([SkyVision] [Michael E. Henry])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: SkyVision

Individual Name: Michael E. Henry

Location State: TX Country: US

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Response text:

Mr. Michael E. Henry



Suite 600

5858 Westheimer

Houston, Texas 77057

Dear Mr. Henry:

Thank you for sending use information about using aerial video taping to assist in compliance with some of the gas pipeline safety standards in 49 CFR Part 192.

Most of the Part 192 standards are written in performance language. Such langauge does not specify how the standards are to be met. Rather, it allows pipeline operators to use whatever means are suitable to achieve compliance, including aerial video taping.

We believe aerial video taping would be an acceptable part of the process of complying with the standards you discussed. Keep in mind, however, that actual compliance cannot be foretold. It is determined by our enforcement personnel, or those of State agencies, after inspecting and analyzing individual pipeline operations.


Richard L. Beam


Office of Pipeline Safety

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
192.613 Continuing surveillance