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Title 49Subtitle BChapter ISubchapter DPart 192Subpart M → §192.705


Title 49: Transportation
PART 192—TRANSPORTATION OF NATURAL AND OTHER GAS BY PIPELINE: MINIMUM FEDERAL SAFETY STANDARDS
Subpart M—Maintenance


§192.705   Transmission lines: Patrolling.

(a) Each operator shall have a patrol program to observe surface conditions on and adjacent to the transmission line right-of-way for indications of leaks, construction activity, and other factors affecting safety and operation.

(b) The frequency of patrols is determined by the size of the line, the operating pressures, the class location, terrain, weather, and other relevant factors, but intervals between patrols may not be longer than prescribed in the following table:

   Maximum interval between patrols
Class location of line At highway and railroad crossings At all other places
1, 2712 months; but at least twice each calendar year15 months; but at least once each calendar year.
3412 months; but at least four times each calendar year712 months; but at least twice each calendar year.
4412 months; but at least four times each calendar year412 months; but at least four times each calendar year.

(c) Methods of patrolling include walking, driving, flying or other appropriate means of traversing the right-of-way.

[Amdt. 192-21, 40 FR 20283, May 9, 1975, as amended by Amdt. 192-43, 47 FR 46851, Oct. 21, 1982; Amdt. 192-78, 61 FR 28786, June 6, 1996]

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