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Section §195.2: Definitions

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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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View section 195.2 on the ECFR website

Interpretation Responses

Ref ID Date Company Name Individual Name Response Document
PI-98-006 Shell Oil Products Company Gweneyette Broussard View
PI-79-030 Shell Pipe Line Corporation R. E. Speckman View
PI-96-0101 View
PI-95-038 Hoechst Celanese Corporation Richard Buckley-Correa View
PI-74-0147 View
PI-95-009 Memo: Internal View
PI-75-0105 Mr. Ripley E. Woodard, Jr. View
PI-91-030 Horan & Devlin Robert M. Mendell View
PI-95-050 Alabama Public Service Commission Chris J. Harvey View
PI-99-0101 Health, Safety, Environmental Quality & Regulatory Affairs Baker Petrolite Corporation Mr. Brian Friedman View
PI-98-0100 Shell Oil Products Company Ms. Gweneyette Broussard View
PI-96-010 All American Pipeline Company Jordan R. Janak View
PI-92-026 Texaco Trading and Transportation, Inc. G. G. Hohnstein View
PI-76-001 ADB 76-1 View
PI-76-0120 View