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Interpretation Response #PI-93-036 ([K N Energy, Inc] [Gerald F. Classen])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: K N Energy, Inc

Individual Name: Gerald F. Classen

Location State: NE Country: US

View the Interpretation Document

Response text:

July 15, 1993

Mr. Gerald F. Classen

K N Energy, Inc.

300 N. St. Joseph Avenue

P.O. Box 608

Hastings, NE 68902-0608

Dear Mr. Classen:

Ed Ondak of our Western Region Office has asked me to respond to your letter of June 1, 1993. You asked if it is necessary to inspect and maintain records on individual (single customer) meter sets off high pressure (50 psi and above) distribution lines.

The regulations governing the transportation of gas by pipeline are in 49 CFR Part 192. These regulations do not contain inspection requirements that apply specifically to customer meter sets. However, because customer meter sets are part of service lines, the sets are subject to the same inspection requirements as service lines. These requirements include monitoring for atmospheric corrosion under §192.481 and periodic leakage surveys under §192.723.

Records of corrosion inspections are required by §192.491, and §192.603(b) requires records of leakage surveys. These records may cover pipelines as a whole, and need not identify specific parts of the pipeline, such as customer meter sets.


Cesar De Leon

Director, Regulatory Programs

Office of Pipeline Safety

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
192.481 Atmospheric corrosion control: Monitoring