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Interpretation Response #PI-93-061 ([Engineering and Construction] [Terry M. Winter])

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

Interpretation Response Details

Response Publish Date:

Company Name: Engineering and Construction

Individual Name: Terry M. Winter

Location State: CA Country: US

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Response text:

October 13, 1993

Mr. Terry M. Winter


Engineering and Construction

San Diego Gas and Electric

P.O. Box 1831

San Diego, CA 92112

Dear Mr. Winter:

This responds to your letter of September 30, 1992, in which you ask if the Federal pipeline safety regulations address the issue of proximity of people and buildings to a pipeline.

The pipeline safety standards in 49 CFR Part 192 govern the design, construction operation and maintenance of gas pipelines nationwide in environments varying from highly populated to rural. The regulations establish a class location scheme for gas pipelines based on population density in proximity to the pipeline. The regulations include more stringent requirements for greater population in proximity to the pipeline. A pipeline designed and operated in accordance with these requirements will protect the safety of the public.


Cesar De Leon

Director, Regulatory Programs

Office of Pipeline Safety

Regulation Sections

Section Subject
192.5 Class locations