Pipeline Safety: Incident and Accident Reports, 14877 [2013-05336]

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ACTION: Notice of online availability of revised incident and accident report forms and request for supplemental reports. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: In December 2012, PHMSA revised forms PHMSA F 7100.2— Incident Report—Natural and Other Gas Transmission and Gathering Pipeline SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:43 Mar 06, 2013 Jkt 229001 14877 Systems and PHMSA F 7000–1— Accident Report—Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Systems. These revised forms are now available for electronic submittal in the PHMSA Portal. As described in this notice, PHMSA requests supplemental reports to improve the quality of the incident and accident data. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Blaine Keener by telephone at 202–366– 0970 or by email at blaine.keener@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) requires that an operator of a covered pipeline facility file a written report within 30 days of certain adverse events, defined by regulation as either an incident or accident, 49 CFR part 191 and part 195, subpart B.1 PHMSA further requires that gas transmission and gathering pipeline operators and hazardous liquid pipeline operators file those reports on the following forms respectively: (1) PHMSA Form F 7100.2, Incident Report—Natural and Other Gas Transmission and Gathering Pipeline Systems; and (2) PHMSA Form F 7000– 1—Accident Report—Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Systems. PHMSA uses the information collected from these forms to identify trends in the occurrence of safety-related problems, to appropriately target its performance of risk-based inspections, and to assess the overall effectiveness of its regulatory program. PHMSA published a Federal Register notice on April 13, 2012, (77 FR 22387) inviting public comment on a proposal to make several minor revisions to the ‘‘Accident Report—Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Systems’’ and the ‘‘Incident Report—Natural and Other Gas Transmission and Gathering Pipeline Systems’’ forms. On September 21, 2012, PHMSA published a subsequent Federal Register notice (77 FR 58616) to respond to comments requested by (77 FR 22387), provide the public with an additional 30 days to comment on the proposed revisions to the forms and instructions, and announce that the revised Information Collections would be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. On December 5, 2012, OMB approved revisions to the gas transmission and gathering incident report form under OMB control number 2137–0522 and the hazardous liquid accident report form under OMB control number 2137–0047. The revised forms and instructions are available at http:// www.phmsa.dot.gov/pipeline/library/ forms, and should be used for all incidents/accidents that have occurred on or after January 1, 2010. 1 Reportable events are referred to as ‘‘incidents’’ for gas pipelines, 49 CFR 191.3, and ‘‘accidents’’ for hazardous liquid pipelines, 49 CFR 195.50. An operator may also be required to file a supplemental report in certain circumstances. Jeffrey D. Wiese, Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. PO 00000 Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Form PHMSA F 7100.2—Incident Report—Natural and Other Gas Transmission and Gathering Pipeline Systems PHMSA requests supplemental reports from operators who submitted reports for incidents occurring after January 1, 2010, with any of the following: (1) ‘‘Pipe girth weld’’ was selected as the ‘‘item involved in incident’’ in Part C3 of the report. The revised report collects data about the pipe adjacent to the girth weld. (2) ‘‘Function of pipeline system’’ is null in Part E5f of the report. The revised report collects the function of the pipeline system for all incidents. Form PHMSA F 7000–1—Accident Report—Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Systems PHMSA requests supplemental reports from operators who submitted reports for accidents occurring after January 1, 2010, with any of the following: (1) The commodity value in Part A8 is crude oil, refined and/or petroleum product, or biofuel and the ‘‘estimated volume of intentional and/or controlled release/blowdown’’ is greater than zero. Volume of intentional release is not reported for these commodities. The revised instructions include guidance for reporting release volumes. (2) Volume of commodity consumed by fire was included in the ‘‘estimated volume of commodity released unintentionally’’ in Part A9 of the report. The revised instructions include guidance for reporting release volumes. (3) ‘‘Pipe girth weld’’ was selected as the ‘‘item involved in incident’’ in Part C3 of the report. The revised report collects data about the pipe adjacent to the girth weld. (4) ‘‘Function of pipeline system’’ is null in Part E5f of the report. The revised report collects the function of the pipeline system for all accidents. [FR Doc. 2013–05336 Filed 3–6–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P E:\FR\FM\07MRN1.SGM 07MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 45 (Thursday, March 7, 2013)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket ID PHMSA-2013-0028]


Pipeline Safety: Incident and Accident Reports

AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), 
DOT.

ACTION: Notice of online availability of revised incident and accident 
report forms and request for supplemental reports.

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SUMMARY: In December 2012, PHMSA revised forms PHMSA F 7100.2--Incident 
Report--Natural and Other Gas Transmission and Gathering Pipeline 
Systems and PHMSA F 7000-1--Accident Report--Hazardous Liquid Pipeline 
Systems. These revised forms are now available for electronic submittal 
in the PHMSA Portal. As described in this notice, PHMSA requests 
supplemental reports to improve the quality of the incident and 
accident data.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Blaine Keener by telephone at 202-366-
0970 or by email at blaine.keener@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) 
requires that an operator of a covered pipeline facility file a written 
report within 30 days of certain adverse events, defined by regulation 
as either an incident or accident, 49 CFR part 191 and part 195, 
subpart B.\1\ PHMSA further requires that gas transmission and 
gathering pipeline operators and hazardous liquid pipeline operators 
file those reports on the following forms respectively: (1) PHMSA Form 
F 7100.2, Incident Report--Natural and Other Gas Transmission and 
Gathering Pipeline Systems; and (2) PHMSA Form F 7000-1--Accident 
Report--Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Systems. PHMSA uses the information 
collected from these forms to identify trends in the occurrence of 
safety-related problems, to appropriately target its performance of 
risk-based inspections, and to assess the overall effectiveness of its 
regulatory program.
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    \1\ Reportable events are referred to as ``incidents'' for gas 
pipelines, 49 CFR 191.3, and ``accidents'' for hazardous liquid 
pipelines, 49 CFR 195.50. An operator may also be required to file a 
supplemental report in certain circumstances.
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    PHMSA published a Federal Register notice on April 13, 2012, (77 FR 
22387) inviting public comment on a proposal to make several minor 
revisions to the ``Accident Report--Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Systems'' 
and the ``Incident Report--Natural and Other Gas Transmission and 
Gathering Pipeline Systems'' forms. On September 21, 2012, PHMSA 
published a subsequent Federal Register notice (77 FR 58616) to respond 
to comments requested by (77 FR 22387), provide the public with an 
additional 30 days to comment on the proposed revisions to the forms 
and instructions, and announce that the revised Information Collections 
would be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
approval. On December 5, 2012, OMB approved revisions to the gas 
transmission and gathering incident report form under OMB control 
number 2137-0522 and the hazardous liquid accident report form under 
OMB control number 2137-0047.
    The revised forms and instructions are available at http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/pipeline/library/forms, and should be used for all 
incidents/accidents that have occurred on or after January 1, 2010.

Form PHMSA F 7100.2--Incident Report--Natural and Other Gas 
Transmission and Gathering Pipeline Systems

    PHMSA requests supplemental reports from operators who submitted 
reports for incidents occurring after January 1, 2010, with any of the 
following:
    (1) ``Pipe girth weld'' was selected as the ``item involved in 
incident'' in Part C3 of the report. The revised report collects data 
about the pipe adjacent to the girth weld.
    (2) ``Function of pipeline system'' is null in Part E5f of the 
report. The revised report collects the function of the pipeline system 
for all incidents.

Form PHMSA F 7000-1--Accident Report--Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Systems

    PHMSA requests supplemental reports from operators who submitted 
reports for accidents occurring after January 1, 2010, with any of the 
following:
    (1) The commodity value in Part A8 is crude oil, refined and/or 
petroleum product, or biofuel and the ``estimated volume of intentional 
and/or controlled release/blowdown'' is greater than zero. Volume of 
intentional release is not reported for these commodities. The revised 
instructions include guidance for reporting release volumes.
    (2) Volume of commodity consumed by fire was included in the 
``estimated volume of commodity released unintentionally'' in Part A9 
of the report. The revised instructions include guidance for reporting 
release volumes.
    (3) ``Pipe girth weld'' was selected as the ``item involved in 
incident'' in Part C3 of the report. The revised report collects data 
about the pipe adjacent to the girth weld.
    (4) ``Function of pipeline system'' is null in Part E5f of the 
report. The revised report collects the function of the pipeline system 
for all accidents.

Jeffrey D. Wiese,
Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety.
[FR Doc. 2013-05336 Filed 3-6-13; 8:45 am]
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