Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Approval of an Existing Information Collection (2137-0593), 29554-29555 [05-10203]

Download as PDF 29554 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 98 / Monday, May 23, 2005 / Notices and the related records operators must keep. The notices inform customers about the need for proper maintenance of this piping. Comments will help OMB evaluate the information collection burden. DATES: Comments must be received by July 22, 2005, to ensure consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments to the docket by any of the following methods: DOT Web site: Go to https://dms.dot.gov, click on ‘‘Comments/Submissions’’ and follow instructions at the site. Mail: Dockets Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Room PL–401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 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 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: All written comments should identify the docket 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 docket 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 DOT’s 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. 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 192.16, ‘‘Customer notification,’’ require operators of gas service lines who do not maintain buried customer piping between service lines and building walls or gas utilization equipment to send written notices to their customers of the proper maintenance of this piping and of the potential hazards of not properly maintaining the piping. Operators also have to keep records that include a copy of the notice currently in use and evidence that notices were sent to customers within the previous 3 years. VerDate jul<14>2003 16:20 May 20, 2005 Jkt 205001 This rule was issued in response to the statutory mandate in 49 U.S.C. 60113. 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: Customer-owned Service Lines. OMB Approval Number: 2137–0594. Frequency: A notice is sent once to each customer at a particular location. Use: This collection is used by gas customers to learn of the need to maintain their buried piping and by OPS and State authorities to review operator compliance. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,540. Estimated Annual Burden Hour: 9,167. Issued in Washington, DC, on May 17, 2005. Theodore L. Willke, Deputy Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. 05–10198 Filed 5–20–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P PO 00000 Frm 00082 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 (2137–0593) Office of Pipeline Safety, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation (DOT). SUMMARY: This notice seeks comments from the public regarding notices gas service line operators must send customers about the availability of excess flow valves (EFVs) and related records operators must keep. The notices give customers information to help them decide if they would like to have EFVs installed on their lines. Comments will help OMB evaluate the information collection involving EFVs. DATES: Comments must be received by July 22, 2005, to ensure consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments to the docket by any of the following methods: DOT Web Site: Go to https:// dms.dot.gov, click on Comments/ Submissions and follow instructions at the site. Mail: Dockets Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Room PL–401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 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 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: All written comments should identify the docket 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 docket 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 DOT’s 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 AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\23MYN1.SGM 23MYN1 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]
[Pages 29554-29555]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-10203]


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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 (2137-0593)

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

SUMMARY: This notice seeks comments from the public regarding notices 
gas service line operators must send customers about the availability 
of excess flow valves (EFVs) and related records operators must keep. 
The notices give customers information to help them decide if they 
would like to have EFVs installed on their lines. Comments will help 
OMB evaluate the information collection involving EFVs.

DATES: Comments must be received by July 22, 2005, to ensure 
consideration.

ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments to the docket by any of the 
following methods:
    DOT Web Site: Go to https://dms.dot.gov, click on Comments/
Submissions and follow instructions at the site.
    Mail: Dockets Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Room PL-
401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 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 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Instructions: All written comments should identify the docket 
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 
docket 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 DOT's 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

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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.
    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]
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