International Standards on the Transport of Dangerous Goods; Public Meetings, 29555 [05-10192]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 98 / Monday, May 23, 2005 / Notices Privacy Act Statement in the April 11, 2000, issue of the Federal Register (65 FR 19477) or go to https://dms.dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Florence Hamn at (202) 366–3015 or by e-mail to Florence.Hamn@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Standards in 49 CFR 192.383, ‘‘Excess flow valve customer notification,’’ require that before operators install or replace certain gas service lines, they must notify customers in writing that excess flow valves are available for installation if the customer agrees to pay for the related expenses. Operators also must keep records that include the notice currently in use and evidence that notices were sent as required during the previous 3 years. The standards were published in response to a statutory mandate in 49 U.S.C. 60110(c). This information collection supports the DOT strategic goal of safety by reducing the number of fatalities, injuries, and amount of property damage. Comments are invited on: (a) The need for the proposed collection of information for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) 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 technological collection techniques. As used in this notice, ‘‘information collection’’ includes 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: Record keeping Requirements for Excess Flow Valves—Customer Notification. OMB Approval Number: 2137–0593. Frequency: A notice is sent before a new service line is installed or an existing service line is replaced. Use: This collection is used by gas customers to decide whether to have EFVs installed and by government inspectors to review operator compliance. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,540. VerDate jul<14>2003 16:20 May 20, 2005 Jkt 205001 Estimated Annual Burden Hour: 18,000. Issued in Washington DC, on May 17, 2005. Theodore L. Willke, Deputy Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. 05–10203 Filed 5–20–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration International Standards on the Transport of Dangerous Goods; Public Meetings Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice is to advise interested persons that PHMSA will conduct public meetings in preparation for and to report the results of the 27th session of the United Nation’s SubCommittee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UNSCOE) to be held July 4–8, 2005 in Geneva, Switzerland. DATES: June 22, 2005, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Room 4438–4440, July 20, 2005, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Room 6200–6204. ADDRESSES: Both meetings will be held at DOT Headquarters, Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Bob Richard, Director, Office of International Standards, or Mr. Duane Pfund, Senior International Transportation Specialist, Office of Hazardous Materials, Safety, Department of Transportation, Washington, DC 20590; (202) 366–0656. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The primary purpose of the first meeting will be to prepare for the 27th session of the UNSCOE and to discuss draft U.S. positions on UNSCOE proposals. The primary purpose of the second meeting will be to provide a briefing on the outcome of the UNSCOE session and to prepare for the 28th session of the UNSCOE. The 27th session of the UNSCOE is the first meeting in the current biennium cycle. The UNSCOE will consider proposals for the 15th Revised Edition of the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods Model Regulations. Topics to be covered during the public meetings include: (1) Harmonization of PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29555 the Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods with other model and national regulations, (2) Transport of Dangerous Goods in limited and excepted quantities, (3) Requirements for Intermodal Bulk Containers (IBC), (4) New entries for fuel cell systems containing flammable gas, (5) Requirements related to lithium ion rechargeable batteries, (6) Harmonization with the IAEA Regulations for the safe transport of radioactive materials, (7) Miscellaneous proposals related to listing and classification and the use of packagings and tanks. The public is invited to attend without prior notification. Due to the heightened security measures participants are encouraged to arrive early to allow time for security checks necessary to obtain access to the building. Documents Copies of documents for the UNSCOE meeting and the meeting agenda may be obtained by downloading them from the United Nations Transport Division’s Web site at: https://www.unece.org/trans/ main/dgdb/dgsubc/c32005.htm. This site may also be accessed through PHMSA’s Hazardous Materials Safety Homepage at https://hazmat.dot.gov/ regs/intl/intstandards.htm. PHMSA’s site provides additional information regarding the UNSCOE and related matters such as a summary of decisions taken at previous sessions of the UNSCOE. Robert A. McGuire, Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety. [FR Doc. 05–10192 Filed 5–20–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. RSPA–98–4470] Pipeline Safety: Meetings of the Pipeline Safety Advisory Committees Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of meetings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces public meetings of Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee (TPSSC) and Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee (THLPSSC) to discuss various regulatory issues. E:\FR\FM\23MYN1.SGM 23MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 98 (Monday, May 23, 2005)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-10192]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration


International Standards on the Transport of Dangerous Goods; 
Public Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice is to advise interested persons that PHMSA will 
conduct public meetings in preparation for and to report the results of 
the 27th session of the United Nation's Sub-Committee of Experts on the 
Transport of Dangerous Goods (UNSCOE) to be held July 4-8, 2005 in 
Geneva, Switzerland.

DATES: June 22, 2005, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Room 4438-4440, July 20, 
2005, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Room 6200-6204.

ADDRESSES: Both meetings will be held at DOT Headquarters, Nassif 
Building, 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Bob Richard, Director, Office of 
International Standards, or Mr. Duane Pfund, Senior International 
Transportation Specialist, Office of Hazardous Materials, Safety, 
Department of Transportation, Washington, DC 20590; (202) 366-0656.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The primary purpose of the first meeting 
will be to prepare for the 27th session of the UNSCOE and to discuss 
draft U.S. positions on UNSCOE proposals. The primary purpose of the 
second meeting will be to provide a briefing on the outcome of the 
UNSCOE session and to prepare for the 28th session of the UNSCOE. The 
27th session of the UNSCOE is the first meeting in the current biennium 
cycle. The UNSCOE will consider proposals for the 15th Revised Edition 
of the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous 
Goods Model Regulations. Topics to be covered during the public 
meetings include: (1) Harmonization of the Recommendations on the 
Transport of Dangerous Goods with other model and national regulations, 
(2) Transport of Dangerous Goods in limited and excepted quantities, 
(3) Requirements for Intermodal Bulk Containers (IBC), (4) New entries 
for fuel cell systems containing flammable gas, (5) Requirements 
related to lithium ion rechargeable batteries, (6) Harmonization with 
the IAEA Regulations for the safe transport of radioactive materials, 
(7) Miscellaneous proposals related to listing and classification and 
the use of packagings and tanks. The public is invited to attend 
without prior notification. Due to the heightened security measures 
participants are encouraged to arrive early to allow time for security 
checks necessary to obtain access to the building.

Documents

    Copies of documents for the UNSCOE meeting and the meeting agenda 
may be obtained by downloading them from the United Nations Transport 
Division's Web site at: https://www.unece.org/trans/main/dgdb/dgsubc/
c32005.htm. This site may also be accessed through PHMSA's Hazardous 
Materials Safety Homepage at https://hazmat.dot.gov/regs/intl/
intstandards.htm. PHMSA's site provides additional information 
regarding the UNSCOE and related matters such as a summary of decisions 
taken at previous sessions of the UNSCOE.

Robert A. McGuire,
Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety.
[FR Doc. 05-10192 Filed 5-20-05; 8:45 am]
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