Submission for Office of Management and Budget Approval (2137-0048) and Public Comment Request, 38249-38250 [05-13090]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 126 / Friday, July 1, 2005 / Notices 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 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., 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. • Web site: Go to http://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 VerDate jul<14>2003 18:11 Jun 30, 2005 Jkt 205001 facility at the above street address. For Web access to the dockets to read and download filed material, go to http:// 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 http://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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00160 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38249 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’s 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. Theodore L. Willke, Deputy Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. 05–13089 Filed 6–30–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket RSPA–98–4957] Submission for Office of Management and Budget Approval (2137–0048) and Public Comment Request Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Request for public comments and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of an existing information collection. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1 38250 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 126 / Friday, July 1, 2005 / Notices 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 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 and to renew that approval. Comments on this notice must be received by August 1, 2005 to assure consideration. DATES: 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, 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. • Web site: Go to http://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 http:// 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 http://dms.dot.gov. ADDRESSES: VerDate jul<14>2003 19:04 Jun 30, 2005 Jkt 205001 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 technology to minimize the information collection burden. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Florence Hamn, Office of Pipeline Safety, PHMSA, Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590, (202) 366– 3015 or by e-mail at Florence.Hamn@dot.gov. 49 U.S.C. 60103 titled ‘‘Standards for Liquefied Natural Gas Pipeline Facilities’’ delegates the responsibility for ensuring safe operation of LNG facilities to the Secretary of Transportation. The regulations implementing this section of the statute are found in 49 CFR part 193 ‘‘Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities: Federal Safety Standards.’’ These regulations include recordkeeping requirements that allow Federal and State inspectors to ensure that these facilities are operated and maintained in a safe manner. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As used in this notice, the terms ‘‘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 Request: Renewal of an existing information collection. Title of Information Collection: Recordkeeping for Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) Facilities. OMB Approval Number: 2137–0048. Frequency: On occasion. Use: This collection is used by PHMSA to ensure that LNG facilities are being operated in a safe manner. Estimated Number of Respondents: 101. PO 00000 Respondents: LNG facility operators. Frm 00161 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total Annual Hours Requested: 12,120 hours. Theodore L. Willke, Deputy Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. 05–13090 Filed 6–30–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 34710] CG Railway, Inc.—Lease and Operation Exemption—Port of New Orleans, LA CG Railway, Inc., (CGR), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to lease from the Port of New Orleans (Port), an agency of the State of Louisiana, and operate approximately 3.4 miles of rail line consisting of the Port’s North Yard, including Track Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, and the Elaine Street Lead between milepost G1.2 and milepost G2.4, which will enable it to interchange traffic directly with CSX Transportation, Inc., in New Orleans.1 CGR certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not result in the creation of a Class II or Class I rail carrier, and further certifies that its projected annual revenues will not exceed $5 million. The transaction was scheduled to be consummated on or shortly after June 8, 2005. If the notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the transaction. An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 34710, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 1925 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on Karl Morell, Ball Janik LLP, 1455 F Street, NW., Suite 225, Washington, DC 20005. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: June 27, 2005. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. 1 CGR states that operations on the line will be performed by it either directly or through the use of a contract agent. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 126 (Friday, July 1, 2005)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket RSPA-98-4957]


Submission for Office of Management and Budget Approval (2137-
0048) and Public Comment Request

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

ACTION: Request for public comments and Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) approval of an existing information collection.

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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 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 and to renew that approval.

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., 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.
     Web site: Go to http://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 http://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 
http://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 technology to minimize the information collection 
burden.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Florence Hamn, Office of Pipeline 
Safety, PHMSA, Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20590, (202) 366-3015 or by e-mail at 
Florence.Hamn@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 49 U.S.C. 60103 titled ``Standards for 
Liquefied Natural Gas Pipeline Facilities'' delegates the 
responsibility for ensuring safe operation of LNG facilities to the 
Secretary of Transportation. The regulations implementing this section 
of the statute are found in 49 CFR part 193 ``Liquefied Natural Gas 
Facilities: Federal Safety Standards.'' These regulations include 
recordkeeping requirements that allow Federal and State inspectors to 
ensure that these facilities are operated and maintained in a safe 
manner.
    As used in this notice, the terms ``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 Request: Renewal of an existing information 
collection.
    Title of Information Collection: Recordkeeping for Liquid Natural 
Gas (LNG) Facilities.
    OMB Approval Number: 2137-0048.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Use: This collection is used by PHMSA to ensure that LNG facilities 
are being operated in a safe manner.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 101.
    Respondents: LNG facility operators.
    Total Annual Hours Requested: 12,120 hours.

Theodore L. Willke,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety.
[FR Doc. 05-13090 Filed 6-30-05; 8:45 am]
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