Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Approval of an Existing Information Collection (2137-0584), 38246-38247 [05-13086]

Download as PDF 38246 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 126 / Friday, July 1, 2005 / Notices BILLING CODE 4910–EX–C 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 (2137–0584) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice. 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 18:11 Jun 30, 2005 Jkt 205001 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 9 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 ADDRESSES: AGENCY: VerDate jul<14>2003 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 August 1, 2005 to assure consideration. PO 00000 Frm 00157 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1 EN01JY05.054</GPH> [FR Doc. 05–13110 Filed 6–28–05; 4:36 pm] Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 126 / Friday, July 1, 2005 / Notices (202) 366–3105 or by e-mail at Florence.Hamn@dot.gov. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Theodore L. Willke, Deputy Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. 05–13086 Filed 6–30–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P VerDate jul<14>2003 18:11 Jun 30, 2005 Jkt 205001 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 161,000 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 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 August 1, 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., Washington, DC20590–0001. 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. • 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. PO 00000 Frm 00158 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38247 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@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. PHMSA would like to continue to collect vital information on accidents on these hazardous liquid pipelines to fulfill its statutory mandates. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 126 (Friday, July 1, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38246-38247]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-13086]


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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 (2137-0584)

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 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 August 1, 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 9 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: Florence Hamn, Office of Pipeline 
Safety, PHMSA, DOT, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590

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(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.

Theodore L. Willke,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety.
[FR Doc. 05-13086 Filed 6-30-05; 8:45 am]
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