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Small LP Gas Operator Guide (April 2017)

The purpose of this guidance manual is to recognize jurisdictional systems requirements and
what responsibilities are required of companies that install and service jurisdictional systems.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has developed minimum pipeline safety regulations that
are published in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Parts 190,191, 192, 199, and
Part 40.

“Jurisdictional system” is a term used to describe a propane gas system that is regulated
primarily by State and Federal government. A jurisdiction system ends at the outlet swivel of the
meter (customer meter) or the connection to a customer’s piping, whichever is further
downstream. Propane systems that serve single customers (such as a private residence) are not
considered jurisdictional and therefore are not addressed in this guidance manual. 

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Effective Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017