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Section §180.417: 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
18-0114 Began Tank Truck Mark Smith View
18-0114 Began Tank Truck Mark Smith View
12-0226 Groendyke Transport, Inc. Mr. Jerry Mahl View
16-0114 Renaldo Sales & Service, Inc. Mr. Kerry Fitzgerald View
08-0125 HazMat Resources, Inc. Mr. Daniel G. Shelton View
12-0265 Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, P.C. Mr. Timothy Wiseman View
14-0010 Mr. David Ford View
01-0187 Albemarle Corporation Dr. Jack E. Helms View
00-0381 Trailer Director Quality Distribution Mr. Charles Boudin View
01-0193 Quality Distribution Mr. Charles Boudin View
99-0328 Quality Distribution Mr. Charles Boudin View
10-0189 Oak Point Service Mr. Jim Poulsen View
08-0170 Oklahoma LP Gas Administration Mr. W.A. Glass View
98-0579 National Tank Truck Carriers, Inc. Mr. John L. Conley View
98-0582 National Tank Truck Carriers, Inc. Mr. John L. Conley View
14-0082 Renaldo Sales & Service, Inc. Mr. Kerry M. Fitzgeral View
14-0096 Evans Transportation Safety Consulting, LLC Mr. Joe Evans View
08-0306 White River Distributors Mr. David Fulbright View
00-0380 Bioject, Inc. Mr. Tom Brooks View