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Section §180.215: Reporting and record retention requirements

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A written regulatory interpretation, response to a question, or an opinion concerning a pipeline safety issue may be obtained by submitting a written request to the Office of Pipeline Safety (PHP–30), PHMSA, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001 or at the email address: In addition to email address, the requestor must include his or her return address and should also include a daytime telephone number. Requests should be submitted at least 120 days before the time the requestor needs a response.

Note: electronic submission is provided as alternative to the 49 CFR Part 190.11(b) mail-in requirement.

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Interpretation Responses

Ref ID Date Company Name Individual Name Response Document
22-0043 Alabama Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board W. Mark Nelson View
21-0101 Hydro-Test Products, Inc. Carlos Graca View
21-0100 Hydro-Test Products, Inc. Carlos Graca View
21-0066 Robert L. Beck View
19-0136 National Propane Gas Association Sarah Reboli View
19-0079 Entegris, Inc James McManus View
17-0094 Entegris Inc. Mr. James McManus View
17-0035 Mr. Jared Sherman View
11-0270 Ferrellgas LP Mr. Jerry Swank View
11-0272 Safetech Mr. Robert Holley View
05-0270 Fire Protection Certification Mr. Edward O'Brien View
04-0094 Hydro-Test Products Inc Mr. Tom Sauta View
13-0014 Mr. Jason Spence View