Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Approval of an Existing Information Collection, 12950-12951 [05-5193]

Download as PDF 12950 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 50 / Wednesday, March 16, 2005 / Notices 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 need for the proposed collection, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden, including the validity of the methodology and assumption used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technology collection techniques. 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. PHMSA published the Final Rule titled ‘‘Pipeline Safety: Pipeline Integrity management in High Consequence Areas (Hazardous Liquid Operators with less than 500 miles of Pipelines)’’ on January 16, 2002, in response to a host of safety recommendations, statutory mandates (49 U.S.C. Chapter 601 and 49 CFR Part 195), and the results of accident analyses. This rule requires continual assessment and evaluation of pipeline integrity through inspection or testing, data integration and analysis, and follow-up remedial, preventive, and mitigative actions. The current OMB approval for information collection requirements for an estimated 132 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate jul<14>2003 16:45 Mar 15, 2005 Jkt 205001 hazardous liquid pipeline operators is scheduled to expire on April 30, 2005. The existing estimate of the information collection burden is based on the assumption that (1) all operators have developed initial integrity management plan, however, based on the audits conducted by PHMSA, approximately 50 percent or about 66 operators would need to substantially revise the initial plan, and would require approximately 1,400 hours to revise their initial integrity management program; (2) an additional 330 hours are required to update these programs annually; and (3) an additional 500 hours per operator are required annually to integrate data into the operator’s existing management information system. PHMSA would like to continue to collect vital information on integrity management programs in the high consequence areas to measure its program effectiveness and 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: Pipeline Integrity Management in High Consequence Areas for Operators with less than 500 Miles of Pipelines. OMB Approval Number: 2137–0605. Frequency: Annually, and as needed. Use: This collection is used by PHMSA to measure the program effectiveness and ensure its statutory mandates for hazardous liquid pipeline safety in the high consequence areas Estimated Number of Respondents: 132. Respondents: Hazardous liquid pipeline operators with less than 500 miles of pipelines. Total Annual Hours Requested: 267,960. Issued in Washington, DC, on March 7, 2005. Theodore L. Willke, Deputy Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. 05–5192 Filed 3–15–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P PO 00000 Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice seeks public comment on the need for PHMSA to collect paperwork information from state agencies that maintain programs to regulate pipelines. The purpose of the paperwork is to ensure that these states are properly monitoring the operations of pipeline operators in their states, and to determine Federal grant amounts for these states. This notice is published (pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995) to measure the need for the paperwork collection from these state agencies, to find ways to minimize the burden on states 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 the states. This notice also seeks approval from the Office of Management and Budget to renew the existing approval of this paperwork collection. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 16, 2005 to assure consideration. 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 ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\16MRN1.SGM 16MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 50 / Wednesday, March 16, 2005 / Notices 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. Pipeline Safety signifying compliance with the terms of the certification. 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: 2137–0584. Frequency: Annually. Use: This collection is used by PHMSA to ensure that State agencies attesting they have regulatory jurisdiction over pipeline safety have adopted and are complying with minimum Federal safety standards. This information is used to calculate grants to States. Estimated Number of Respondents: 67. Respondents: State Agencies. Total Annual Hours Requested: 3,820. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Florence Hamn, Office of Pipeline Safety, PHMSA, DOT, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590 (202) 366–3105 or by e-mail at Florence.Hamn@dot.gov Issued in Washington, DC, on March 7, 2005. Theodore L. Willke, Deputy Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. 05–5193 Filed 3–15–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P Chapter 601, Title 49, United States Code (49 U.S.C. 60101 et. seq.) authorizes DOT to regulate pipeline transportation. While DOT is primarily responsible for developing, issuing, and enforcing minimum pipeline safety regulations, 49 U.S.C. 60101 et. seq., provides for state assumption of all or part of the regulatory and enforcement responsibility for intrastate pipelines. Section 60105 of 49 U.S.C. sets forth specific requirements a state must meet to qualify for certification status to assume regulatory and enforcement responsibility for intrastate pipelines, (i.e., state adoption of minimum federal safety standards, state inspection of pipeline operators to determine compliance with the standards, and state provision for enforcement sanctions substantially the same as those authorized by 49 U.S.C. 60101 et. seq.) A participating state must annually submit a section 60105(a) Gas Pipeline Safety Program Certification and/or a Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Program Certification to the Office of SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate jul<14>2003 16:45 Mar 15, 2005 Jkt 205001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket RSPA–98–4957] Submission for Office of Management and Budget Approval and Public Comment Request Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Request for public comments and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of an existing information collection. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice seeks comments from the public regarding the need for PHMSA to collect paperwork information from liquefied natural gas operators to ensure that these operators are properly operating and maintaining their facilities. This notice is published (pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995) to measure the need for the proposed paperwork collection, to find ways to minimize the burden on PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12951 operators, to find ways to enhance the quality of information collected, and to verify the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (measured in work hours) on pipeline operators. This is a request to continue collection of information already approved under OMB # 2137–0048, which is scheduled to expire on April 30, 2005, and to renew that approval. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 16, 2005 to assure consideration. 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 a.m. to 5 p.m., 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 estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following: (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 ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\16MRN1.SGM 16MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 50 (Wednesday, March 16, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12950-12951]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-5193]


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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

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

ACTION: Notice

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SUMMARY: This notice seeks public comment on the need for PHMSA to 
collect paperwork information from state agencies that maintain 
programs to regulate pipelines. The purpose of the paperwork is to 
ensure that these states are properly monitoring the operations of 
pipeline operators in their states, and to determine Federal grant 
amounts for these states. This notice is published (pursuant to the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995) to measure the need for the paperwork 
collection from these state agencies, to find ways to minimize the 
burden on states 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 the states. This 
notice also seeks approval from the Office of Management and Budget to 
renew the existing approval of this paperwork collection.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by May 16, 2005 to 
assure 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

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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: Florence Hamn, Office of Pipeline 
Safety, PHMSA, DOT, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590 (202) 
366-3105 or by e-mail at Florence.Hamn@dot.gov

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Chapter 601, Title 49, United States Code 
(49 U.S.C. 60101 et. seq.) authorizes DOT to regulate pipeline 
transportation. While DOT is primarily responsible for developing, 
issuing, and enforcing minimum pipeline safety regulations, 49 U.S.C. 
60101 et. seq., provides for state assumption of all or part of the 
regulatory and enforcement responsibility for intrastate pipelines.
    Section 60105 of 49 U.S.C. sets forth specific requirements a state 
must meet to qualify for certification status to assume regulatory and 
enforcement responsibility for intrastate pipelines, (i.e., state 
adoption of minimum federal safety standards, state inspection of 
pipeline operators to determine compliance with the standards, and 
state provision for enforcement sanctions substantially the same as 
those authorized by 49 U.S.C. 60101 et. seq.) A participating state 
must annually submit a section 60105(a) Gas Pipeline Safety Program 
Certification and/or a Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Program 
Certification to the Office of Pipeline Safety signifying compliance 
with the terms of the certification.
    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: 2137-0584.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Use: This collection is used by PHMSA to ensure that State agencies 
attesting they have regulatory jurisdiction over pipeline safety have 
adopted and are complying with minimum Federal safety standards. This 
information is used to calculate grants to States.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 67.
    Respondents: State Agencies.
    Total Annual Hours Requested: 3,820.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on March 7, 2005.
Theodore L. Willke,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety.
[FR Doc. 05-5193 Filed 3-15-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-60-P