Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Approval of an Existing Information Collection (2137-0047), 12948-12949 [05-5191]

Download as PDF 12948 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 50 / Wednesday, March 16, 2005 / Notices [FR Doc. 05–5186 Filed 3–15–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket: RSPA–98–4957] Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Approval of an Existing Information Collection (2137–0049) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: A person owning or operating a pipeline facility is required to maintain records, make reports, and provide information to the Secretary of Transportation at the Secretary’s request. The Secretary, through PHMSA, uses this information to decide whether the owner or operator is complying with the Pipeline Safety Law (49 U.S.C.). This notice is published (pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995) to measure the need for paperwork collection from gas pipeline operators, to find ways to minimize the burden on these operators, to find ways to enhance the quality of information collected, and to verify the accuracy of PHMSA’s estimate of the burden (measured in work hours) on private entities. This notice also seeks approval from OMB to renew the existing approval of this paperwork collection. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 16, 2005 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments to the docket by any of the following methods: • Mail: Dockets Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Room PL–401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., 20590–0001. Anyone wanting confirmation of mailed comments must include a self-addressed stamped postcard. • Hand delivery or courier: Room PL– 401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC. The Dockets Facility is open from 10 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Web site: Go to https://dms.dot.gov, click on ‘‘Comments/Submissions’’ and follow instructions at the site. All written comments should identify the docket number and notice number stated in the heading of this notice. Docket access. For copies of this notice or other material in the docket, VerDate jul<14>2003 16:45 Mar 15, 2005 Jkt 205001 you may contact the Dockets Facility by phone (202–366–9329) or visit the facility at the above street address. For Web access to the dockets to read and download filed material, go to https:// dms.dot.gov/search. Then type in the last four digits of the docket number shown in the heading of this notice, and click on ‘‘Search.’’ Anyone can search the electronic form of all comments filed in any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted for an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the April 11, 2000 issue of the Federal Register (65 FR 19477) or go to https://dms.dot.gov. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding the burden estimated or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. information and also ensure that gas pipelines are operated in a safe manner. As used in this notice, ‘information collection’ and ‘paperwork collection’ are synonymous, and include all work related to preparing and disseminating information related to this recordkeeping requirement including completing paperwork, gathering information and conducting telephone calls. Type of Information Collection Request: Renewal of Existing Collection. Title of Information Collection: Recordkeeping for Gas Pipeline Operators. OMB Approval Number: 2137–0049. Frequency: Annually, and as needed. Use: This collection is used by PHMSA to ensure its statutory mandates for gas pipeline safety. Estimated Number of Respondents: 22,300. Respondents: Gas pipeline operators. Total Annual Hours Requested: 940,991. Issued in Washington, DC, on March 7, 2005. Theodore L. Willke, Deputy Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. 05–5190 Filed 3–15–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Florence Hamn, Office of Pipeline Safety, PHMSA, DOT, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590 (202) 366–3015 or by e-mail at Florence.Hamn@dot.gov. The Pipeline Safety Law (49 U.S.C. Chapter 601) grants the Secretary of Transportation the authority to prescribe minimum safety standards for pipeline transportation and for pipeline facilities. To enable the Secretary to decide whether a person owning or operating a pipeline facility is complying with this chapter and standards prescribed or orders issued under this chapter, the person is required to (i) maintain records, make reports, and provide information the Secretary requires; and (ii) make the records, reports, and information available when the Secretary requests. These records help ascertain compliance and provide information for incident investigation. PHMSA is requesting comments from gas pipeline operators regarding the burden associated with providing recordkeeping requirements. The feedback from this request will assist PHMSA in assessing how it collects this SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket: RSPA–01–8663] Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Approval of an Existing Information Collection (2137–0047) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice seeks public comment on the need for PHMSA to collect paperwork information from hazardous liquid pipeline operators. The mission of PHMSA is to ensure the safe, reliable, and environmentally sound operation of the nation’s approximately 154,000 miles of hazardous liquid pipelines. The requested paperwork will ensure that PHMSA can identify any trends in hazardous liquid pipeline safety and share it with the stakeholders for effective inspection programs, minimizing incidents. This notice is published (pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995) to measure the E:\FR\FM\16MRN1.SGM 16MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 50 / Wednesday, March 16, 2005 / Notices need for the paperwork collection from the hazardous liquid pipeline operators, to find ways to minimize the burden on operators, to find ways to enhance the quality of the collected information, and to verify the accuracy of PHMSA’s estimate of the burden (measured in work hours) on private entities. This notice also seeks to renew the existing approval from OMB for this paperwork collection. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 16, 2005 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments to the docket by any of the following methods: • Mail: Dockets Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Room PL–401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., 20590–0001. Anyone wanting confirmation of mailed comments must include a self-addressed stamped postcard. • Hand delivery or courier: Room PL– 401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC. The Dockets Facility is open from 10 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Web site: Go to https://dms.dot.gov, click on ‘‘Comments/Submissions’’ and follow instructions at the site. All written comments should identify the docket number and notice number stated in the heading of this notice. Docket access. For copies of this notice or other material in the docket, you may contact the Dockets Facility by phone (202–366–9329) or visit the facility at the above street address. For Web access to the dockets to read and download filed material, go to https:// dms.dot.gov/search. Then type in the last four digits of the docket number shown in the heading of this notice, and click on ‘‘Search.’’ Anyone can search the electronic form of all comments filed in any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted for an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the April 11, 2000 issue of the Federal Register (65 FR 19477) or go to <https://dms.dot.gov>. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding the burden estimated or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of VerDate jul<14>2003 16:45 Mar 15, 2005 Jkt 205001 automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roger Little, Office of Pipeline Safety, PHMSA, DOT, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590 (202) 366–4569 or by e-mail at Roger.Little@ops.dot.gov Pursuant to the Pipeline Safety Law (49 U.S.C. Chapter 601), PHMSA shares responsibility for inspecting and overseeing the nation’s pipelines with State pipeline safety offices. Regulations for enforcing this legislation are found in 49 CFR Part 195, ‘‘Transportation of Hazardous Liquids by Pipeline.’’ These regulations include recordkeeping requirements for hazardous liquid pipeline operators to submit accident reports. Both Federal and State regulators depend on accident reports to manage inspection programs and to identify trends in hazardous liquid pipeline safety. The importance of accident data and data quality are repeatedly emphasized by Congress, the National Transportation Safety Board, and DOT’s Office of Inspector General. The current OMB approval for accident reporting and recordkeeping requirements for hazardous liquid pipeline operators is scheduled to expire on April 30, 2005. PHMSA would like to continue to collect vital information on accidents on these hazardous liquid pipelines to fulfill its statutory mandates. As used in this notice, ‘information collection’ and ‘paperwork collection’ are synonymous, and include all work related to preparing and disseminating information related to this recordkeeping requirement including completing paperwork, gathering information and conducting telephone calls. Type of Information Collection Request: Renewal of Existing Collection. Title of Information Collection: Certification and Agreement Forms for the Gas and Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Program. OMB Approval Number: 2137–0047. Frequency: Annually, and as needed. Use: This collection is used by PHMSA to ensure its statutory mandates for hazardous liquid pipeline safety. Estimated Number of Respondents: 200. Respondents: Hazardous liquid pipeline operators. Total Annual Hours Requested: 51,011. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12949 Issued in Washington, DC, on March 7, 2005. Theodore L. Willke, Deputy Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. 05–5191 Filed 3–15–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket: RSPA–00–7408] Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Approval of an Existing Information Collection (2137–0605) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice seeks public comment on the need for PHMSA to collect paperwork information on pipeline integrity management in high consequence areas from hazardous liquid pipeline operators with less than 500 miles of pipelines. This information collection requires operators to provide direct integrity testing and evaluation of pipelines in high consequence areas. This notice is published (pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995) to measure the need for the paperwork collection, to find ways to minimize the burden on these operators that must respond, to find ways to enhance the quality of information collected, and to verify the accuracy of the PHMSA’s estimate of the burden (measured in work hours) on private entities. This notice also seeks approval from OMB to renew the existing approval of this paperwork collection. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 16, 2005 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments to the docket by any of the following methods: • Mail: Dockets Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Room PL–401, 400 Seventh Street, SW, 20590– 0001. Anyone wanting confirmation of mailed comments must include a selfaddressed stamped postcard. • Hand delivery or courier: Room PL– 401, 400 Seventh Street, SW, Washington, DC. The Dockets Facility is open from 10 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Web site: Go to https://dms.dot.gov, click on ‘‘Comments/Submissions’’ and follow instructions at the site. E:\FR\FM\16MRN1.SGM 16MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 50 (Wednesday, March 16, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12948-12949]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-5191]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket: RSPA-01-8663]


Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) Approval of an Existing Information Collection (2137-0047)

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice seeks public comment on the need for PHMSA to 
collect paperwork information from hazardous liquid pipeline operators. 
The mission of PHMSA is to ensure the safe, reliable, and 
environmentally sound operation of the nation's approximately 154,000 
miles of hazardous liquid pipelines. The requested paperwork will 
ensure that PHMSA can identify any trends in hazardous liquid pipeline 
safety and share it with the stakeholders for effective inspection 
programs, minimizing incidents. This notice is published (pursuant to 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995) to measure the

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need for the paperwork collection from the hazardous liquid pipeline 
operators, to find ways to minimize the burden on operators, to find 
ways to enhance the quality of the collected information, and to verify 
the accuracy of PHMSA's estimate of the burden (measured in work hours) 
on private entities. This notice also seeks to renew the existing 
approval from OMB for this paperwork collection.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 16, 2005 to be 
assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments to the docket by any of the 
following methods:
     Mail: Dockets Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 
Room PL-401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., 20590-0001. Anyone wanting 
confirmation of mailed comments must include a self-addressed stamped 
postcard.
     Hand delivery or courier: Room PL-401, 400 Seventh Street, 
SW., Washington, DC. The Dockets Facility is open from 10 am to 5 pm, 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Web site: Go to https://dms.dot.gov, click on ``Comments/
Submissions'' and follow instructions at the site.

All written comments should identify the docket number and notice 
number stated in the heading of this notice.
    Docket access. For copies of this notice or other material in the 
docket, you may contact the Dockets Facility by phone (202-366-9329) or 
visit the facility at the above street address. For Web access to the 
dockets to read and download filed material, go to https://dms.dot.gov/
search. Then type in the last four digits of the docket number shown in 
the heading of this notice, and click on ``Search.''
    Anyone can search the electronic form of all comments filed in any 
of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or 
signing the comment, if submitted for an association, business, labor 
union, etc.). You may review DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in 
the April 11, 2000 issue of the Federal Register (65 FR 19477) or go to 
<https://dms.dot.gov.
    Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding the 
burden estimated or any other aspect of this collection of information, 
including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility 
of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of 
the agency's functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) 
ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology to minimize the information 
collection burden.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roger Little, Office of Pipeline 
Safety, PHMSA, DOT, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590 (202) 
366-4569 or by e-mail at Roger.Little@ops.dot.gov

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Pipeline Safety Law (49 
U.S.C. Chapter 601), PHMSA shares responsibility for inspecting and 
overseeing the nation's pipelines with State pipeline safety offices. 
Regulations for enforcing this legislation are found in 49 CFR Part 
195, ``Transportation of Hazardous Liquids by Pipeline.'' These 
regulations include recordkeeping requirements for hazardous liquid 
pipeline operators to submit accident reports. Both Federal and State 
regulators depend on accident reports to manage inspection programs and 
to identify trends in hazardous liquid pipeline safety. The importance 
of accident data and data quality are repeatedly emphasized by 
Congress, the National Transportation Safety Board, and DOT's Office of 
Inspector General. The current OMB approval for accident reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements for hazardous liquid pipeline operators is 
scheduled to expire on April 30, 2005. PHMSA would like to continue to 
collect vital information on accidents on these hazardous liquid 
pipelines to fulfill its statutory mandates.
    As used in this notice, `information collection' and `paperwork 
collection' are synonymous, and include all work related to preparing 
and disseminating information related to this recordkeeping requirement 
including completing paperwork, gathering information and conducting 
telephone calls.
    Type of Information Collection Request: Renewal of Existing 
Collection.
    Title of Information Collection: Certification and Agreement Forms 
for the Gas and Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Program.
    OMB Approval Number: 2137-0047.
    Frequency: Annually, and as needed.
    Use: This collection is used by PHMSA to ensure its statutory 
mandates for hazardous liquid pipeline safety.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 200.
    Respondents: Hazardous liquid pipeline operators.
    Total Annual Hours Requested: 51,011.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on March 7, 2005.
Theodore L. Willke,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety.
[FR Doc. 05-5191 Filed 3-15-05; 8:45 am]
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