Pipeline Safety: Update of Regulatory References to Technical Standards, 41174-41183 [05-14003]

Download as PDF 41174 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 136 / Monday, July 18, 2005 / Proposed Rules Dated: July 5, 2005. Jane Diamond, Acting Regional Administrator, EPA Region IX. In consideration of the foregoing, EPA is amending part 228, chapter I of title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations as follows: PART 228—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for part 228 continues to read as follows: Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1412 and 1418. 2. Section 228.15 is amended by adding paragraph (l)(11) to read as follows: § 228.15 Dumping sites designated on a final basis. * * * * * (1) * * * (11) Newport Beach , CA, (LA–3) Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site— Region IX. (i) Location: Center coordinates of the circle-shaped site are: 33°31′00″ North Latitude by 117°53′30″ West Longitude (North American Datum from 1983), with a radius of 3,000 feet (915 meters). (ii) Size: 0.77 square nautical miles. (iii) Depth: 1,500 to 1,675 feet (460 to 510 meters). (iv) Use Restricted to Disposal of: Dredged materials. (v) Period of Use: Continuing use. (vi) Restrictions: Disposal shall be limited to dredged materials that comply with EPA’s Ocean Dumping Regulations. [FR Doc. 05–14071 Filed 7–15–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 49 CFR Parts 192, 193, and 195 [Docket No. PHMSA–05–21253] RIN 2137–AD68 Pipeline Safety: Update of Regulatory References to Technical Standards Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice proposes to update the pipeline safety regulations to incorporate by reference all or parts of new editions of voluntary consensus technical standards to enable pipeline operators to utilize current technology, materials, and practices. VerDate jul<14>2003 15:10 Jul 15, 2005 Jkt 205001 Comments on the subject of this proposed rule must be received on or before September 16, 2005. ADDRESSES: Comments should reference Docket No. PHMSA–05–21253 and may be submitted in the following ways: • DOT Web site: https://dms.dot.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the DOT electronic docket site. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management System: U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590– 001. • Hand Delivery: DOT Docket Management System; Room PL–401 on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • E–Gov Web site: https:// www.Regulations.gov. This site allows the public to enter comments on any Federal Register notice issued by any agency. Instructions: You should identify the docket number PHMSA–05–21253 at the beginning of your comments. You should submit two copies of your comments, if you submit them by mail. If you wish to receive confirmation that PHMSA received your comments, you should include a self-addressed stamped postcard. Internet users may submit comments at https:// www.regulations.gov and may access all comments received by DOT at https:// dms.dot.gov. DATES: Note: All comments will be posted without changes or edits to https://dms.dot.gov including any personal information provided. Please see below for Privacy Act Statement. Privacy Act Statement: Anyone may search the electronic form of all comments received for any of our dockets. You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477–78) or you may visit https:// dms.dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard D. Huriaux, Director, Technical Standards at (202) 366–4565, by fax at (202) 366–4566, by e-mail at richard.huriaux@.dot.gov, or by mail at U.S. Department of Transportation, PHMSA/Office of Pipeline Safety, PHP– 40, Room 2103, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Copies of this document or other material in the docket can be reviewed by accessing the Docket Management System’s home page at https:// dms.dot.gov. General information on the PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 pipeline safety program is available at the Office of Pipeline Safety Web site at https://ops.dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This notice proposes to update the Federal pipeline safety regulations to all or parts of recent editions of the voluntary consensus technical standards that are currently incorporated by reference in the Federal pipeline safety regulations. It updates standards in 49 CFR part 192, ‘‘Transportation of Natural and Other Gas by Pipeline: Minimum Federal Safety Standards,’’ 49 CFR part 193, ‘‘Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities: Federal Safety Standards,’’ and 49 CFR part 195, ‘‘Transportation of Hazardous Liquids by Pipeline.’’ This update enables pipeline operators to utilize current technology, materials, and practices. The incorporation of the most recent editions of standards improves clarity, consistency and accuracy, and reduces unnecessary burdens on the regulated community. Previous updates of the regulations to incorporate revised standards were issued on May 24, 1996 (61 FR 26121), June 6, 1996 (61 FR 2877), February 17, 1998 (63 FR 7721), and June 14, 2004 (69 FR 32886). PHMSA intends to issue periodic updates to ensure that the pipeline safety regulations reflect current practice and to improve compliance by the pipeline industry with safety standards. Standards Incorporated by Reference The National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–113) directs Federal agencies to use voluntary consensus standards in lieu of government-written standards whenever possible. Voluntary consensus standards are standards developed or adopted by voluntary bodies that develop, establish, or coordinate technical standards using agreed-upon procedures. PHMSA participates in more than 25 national voluntary consensus standards committees. PHMSA’s policy is to adopt voluntary consensus standards when they are applicable to pipeline design, construction, maintenance, inspection, and repair. In recent years, PHMSA has adopted dozens of voluntary consensus standards into its gas pipeline, hazardous liquid pipeline, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) regulations. PHMSA has reviewed the voluntary consensus standards proposed for incorporation in whole or in part in 49 CFR parts 192, 193, and 195. The organizations responsible for producing these standards often update or revise them to incorporate the most current technology. E:\FR\FM\18JYP1.SGM 18JYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 136 / Monday, July 18, 2005 / Proposed Rules Parts 192, 193, and 195 incorporate by reference all or parts of 60 standards and specifications developed and published by technical organizations, including the American Petroleum Institute, American Gas Association, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society for Testing and Materials, Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings Industry, National Fire Protection Association, Plastics Pipe Institute, and Pipeline Research Council International. The most recent editions of these documents represent a consensus on the best current practice and modern technology in the pipeline industry. PHMSA proposes to adopt all or part of recent editions of 39 of the 60 standards referenced in the pipeline safety regulations. New Editions of Standards The following new editions of currently referenced standards are proposed for incorporation by reference (ibr) in Parts 192, 193, and 195. These new editions refine, correct, and clarify existing material in the standard, and generally do not introduce new topics. The list is organized by the standardsdeveloping organization responsible for the standard. Each entry contains the title and a short description, along with what sections of the pipeline safety regulations reference the standard. In the interest of clarity, the regulatory language at the end of this document lists all standards incorporated by reference, including those updated standards described below. American Gas Association (AGA) • Purging Principles and Practices (3rd edition, 2001) Replaces current ibr: 1975 edition Referenced by 49 CFR 193.2513; 193.2517;193.2615 This new edition addresses principles and practices for purging pipelines of combustible gases. It provides new information for purging pipelines that was developed by the Gas Research Institute (GRI), now known at the Gas Technology Institute (GTI), and addresses improvements made in instruments for measurement of combustible gas mixtures. Chapters 1 through 4 cover the principles of gas purging. The remainder of the standard addresses the application of the principles to various situations. American Petroleum Institute (API) • API Specification 5L ‘‘Specification for Line Pipe’’ (43rd edition, 2004) Replaces current ibr: 3rd edition, 2000 VerDate jul<14>2003 15:10 Jul 15, 2005 Jkt 205001 Referenced by 49 CFR 192.55(e); 192.113; Item I, Appendix B to part 192; 195.106(b)(1)(i); 195.106(e). This specification provides standards for pipe suitable for use in conveying gas, water, and oil in both the oil and natural gas industries. This specification covers seamless and welded steel line pipe. It includes plain-end, threadedend, and belled-end pipe, as well as through-the-flowline (TFL) pipe and pipe with ends prepared for use with special couplings. • API Specification 5L1 ‘‘Recommended Practice for Railroad Transportation of Line Pipe’’ (6th edition, 2002) Replaces current ibr: 4th edition, 1990 Referenced by 49 CFR 192.65(a) The recommendations in this standard apply to the transportation on railcars of API Specification 5L steel pipe. It addresses allowable load stresses for pipe with diameter to thickness (D/t) ratios of 50 or more. • API Specification 6D ‘‘Specification for Pipeline Valves’’ (Gate, Plug, Ball, and Check Valves) (22nd edition, 2002 including Supplement November 2004) Replaces current ibr: 21st edition, 1994 Referenced by 49 CFR 192.145(a); 195.116(d) This specification addresses technical requirements for most types of pipeline valves, and specifies standard valve types and categories. The document addresses requirements for materials, tests, marking, quality control, and shipping of valves. • API Standard 620 ‘‘Design and Construction of Large, Welded, Low-Pressure Storage Tanks’’ (10th edition, 2002) Replaces current ibr: 9th edition Referenced by 49 CFR 195.132(b)(2); 195.205(b)(2); 195.264(b)(1); 195.264(e)(3); 195.307(b) This standard addresses the design and construction of large, fieldassembled storage tanks for the storage of petroleum and petroleum products. It addresses low-pressure, carbon-steel above ground storage tanks, including flat bottom tanks. Standards are provided for materials, design, fabrication, inspection, testing, marking, and pressure control devices. • API 1130 ‘‘Computational Pipeline Monitoring’’ (2nd edition, 2002) Replaces current ibr: 1st edition, 1995 Referenced by 49 CFR 195.134; 195.444 This publication focuses on the implementation and testing of computational pipeline monitoring PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 41175 (CPM) systems that use algorithms to detect anomalies in pipeline operations. CPM systems assist pipeline controllers in detecting and responding to leaks and other hydraulic anomalies. • API Standard 2000 ‘‘Venting Atmospheric and Low-Pressure Storage Tanks’’ (5th edition, 1998) Replaces current ibr: 4th edition, 1992 Referenced by 49 CFR 195.264(e)(2); 195.264(e)(3) This standard addresses the technical requirements for ensuring that dangerous gases are properly vented from atmospheric and low-pressure hazardous liquid storage tanks. • API Standard 2510 ‘‘Design and Construction of LPG Installations’’ (8th edition, 2004) Replaces current ibr: 7th edition, 1995 Referenced by 49 CFR 195.132(b)(3); 195.205(b)(3); 195.264(b)(2); 195.264(e)(4); 195.307(e); 195.428(c); 195.432(c) This standard sets minimum requirements for the design and construction of facilities to handle and store liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) at terminals, refineries, and tank farms. It addresses design of LPG vessels and tanks, siting requirements, construction and piping specifications, procedures for loading and unloading, and fire protection. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) • SEI/ASCE 7–02 ‘‘Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures’’ (2002 edition) Replaces current ibr: 1995 edition Referenced by 49 CFR 193.2067 This standard gives requirements for dead, live, soil, flood, wind, snow, rain, ice, and earthquake loads on buildings and other structures. The wind load section has been updated to reflect current information on wind engineering. American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) • ASTM A53/A53M–04a (2004) ‘‘Standard Specification for Pipe, Steel, Black and Hot-Dipped, ZincCoated, Welded and Seamless’’ Replaces current ibr: 1999 edition Referenced by 49 CFR 192.113; Item I, Appendix B to Part 192; 195.106(e) This specification covers seamless and welded black and hot-dipped galvanized steel pipe in pipe sizes NPS 1⁄8 to 26, with nominal wall thickness as given in Table X2.2 and Table X2.3 of the standard. • ASTM A106/A106M–04b (2004) ‘‘Standard Specification for E:\FR\FM\18JYP1.SGM 18JYP1 41176 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 136 / Monday, July 18, 2005 / Proposed Rules Seamless Carbon Steel Pipe for High-Temperature Service’’ Replaces current ibr: 1999 edition Referenced by 49 CFR 192.113; Item I, Appendix B to part 192; 195.106(e) This specification covers seamless carbon steel pipe for high-temperature service in pipe sizes 1⁄8 to 48, with nominal wall thickness as given in standard ASME B36.10M. • ASTM A333/A333M–04a (2004) ‘‘Standard Specification for Seamless and Welded Steel Pipe for Low-Temperature Service’’ Replaces current ibr: 1999 edition Referenced by 49 CFR 192.113; Item I, Appendix B to part 192; 195.106(e) This specification covers nominal wall thickness for welded carbon and alloy steel pipe intended for use at low temperatures. Several grades of ferritic steel are included as listed in Table 1 of the standard. • ASTM A372/A372M–03 (2003) ‘‘Standard Specification for Carbon and Alloy Steel Forgings for ThinWalled Pressure Vessels’’ Replaces current ibr: 1999 edition Referenced by 49 CFR 192.177(b)(1) This specification covers relatively thin-walled forgings for pressure vessel use. Three types of carbon steel and six types of alloy steel are included. Provision is made for integrally forging the ends of vessel bodies made from seamless pipe or tubing. • ASTM A381–96 (2001) ‘‘Standard Specification for Metal-Arc-Welded Steel Pipe for Use With HighPressure Transmission Systems’’ Replaces current ibr: 1996 edition Referenced by 49 CFR 192.113; Item I, Appendix B to part 192; 195.106(e) This specification covers straight seam, double-submerged-arc-welded steel pipe suitable for high-pressure service, 16 in. (406 mm) and larger in outside diameter, with wall thicknesses from 5⁄16 to 11⁄2 in. (7.9 to 38 mm). The pipe is intended for fabrication of fittings and accessories for compressor or pump-station piping. • ASTM A671–04 (2004) ‘‘Standard Specification for Electric-FusionWelded Steel Pipe for Atmospheric and Lower Temperatures’’ Replaces current ibr: 1996 edition Referenced by 49 CFR 192.113; Item I, Appendix B to part 192; 195.106(e) This specification covers electricfusion-welded steel pipe with filler metal added, fabricated from pressure vessel quality plate of several analyses VerDate jul<14>2003 15:10 Jul 15, 2005 Jkt 205001 and strength levels and suitable for high-pressure service at atmospheric and lower temperatures. The specification covers pipe 16 inches (406 mm) in outside diameter or larger and of 1⁄4 inch (6.4 mm) wall thickness or greater. • ASTM A672–96 (2001) ‘‘Standard Specification for Electric-FusionWelded Steel Pipe for HighPressure Service at Moderate Temperatures’’ Replaces current ibr: 1996 edition Referenced by 49 CFR 192.113; Item I, Appendix B to part 192; 195.106(e) This specification covers electricfusion-welded steel pipe, fabricated from pressure-vessel quality plate of any of several analyses and strength levels and suitable for high-pressure service at moderate temperatures. The specification covers pipe 16 inches (406 mm) in outside diameter or larger with wall thicknesses up to 3 inches (75 mm). • ASTM A691–98 (2002) ‘‘Standard Specification for Carbon and Alloy Steel Pipe, Electric-Fusion-Welded for High-Pressure Service at High Temperatures’’ Replaces current ibr: 1998 edition Referenced by 49 CFR 192.113; Item I, Appendix B to part 192; 195.106(e) This specification covers electricfusion-welded carbon and alloy steel pipe fabricated from pressure-vesselquality plate of several analyses and strength levels and suitable for highpressure service at high temperatures. The specification covers pipe 16 inches (405 mm) in outside diameter and larger with wall thicknesses up to 3 inches (75 mm). • ASTM D638–03 (2003) ‘‘Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics’’ Replaces current ibr: 1999 edition Referenced by 49 CFR 192.283(a)(3); 192.283(b)(1) This test method covers the determination of the tensile properties of unreinforced and reinforced plastics in the form of standard dumbbellshaped test specimens when tested under defined conditions of pretreatment, temperature, humidity, and testing machine speed. This test method can be used for testing materials of any thickness up to 0.55 inch (14 mm). • ASTM D2513–04a (2004) ‘‘Standard Specification for Thermoplastic Gas Pressure Pipe, Tubing, and Fittings’’ Current incorporated editions: 1987 edition for marking; 1999 edition PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 for all other purposes Referenced by 49 CFR 192.191(b); 192.281(b)(2); 192.283(a)(1)(i); Item I, Appendix B to part 192 The adoption of ASTM D2513–04a, the 2004 edition, will replace the current split reference to D2513–87 for pipe marking purposes only and to D2513–1999 for all other purposes. This specification covers requirements and test methods for material dimensions and tolerances, hydrostatic burst strength, chemical resistance, and impact resistance of plastic pipe, tubing, and fittings for use in fuel gas mains and services for direct burial and reliner applications. The annexes provide specific requirements and test methods for each of the materials currently approved. The pipe and fittings covered by this specification are intended for use in the distribution of natural gas. Requirements for the qualifying of polyethylene systems for use with liquefied petroleum gas are covered in Annex A1 of the standard. • ASTM D2517–00e1 (2000) ‘‘Standard Specification for Reinforced Epoxy Resin Gas Pressure Pipe and Fittings’’ Replaces current ibr: 2000 edition Referenced by 49 CFR 192.191(a); 192.281(d)(1); 192.283(a)(1)(ii); Item I, Appendix B to part 192 This specification covers requirements and methods of test for materials, dimensions and tolerances, hydrostatic-burst strength, chemical resistance, and longitudinal tensile properties, for reinforced epoxy resin pipe and fittings for use in gas mains and services for direct burial and insertion applications. The pipe and fittings covered by this specification are intended for use in the distribution of natural gas, petroleum fuels (propaneair and propane-butane vapor mixtures), manufactured and mixed gases where resistance to gas permeation, toughness, resistance to corrosion, aging, and deterioration from water, gas, and gas additives are required. Methods of marking are also given. Design considerations are discussed in Appendix X1 of the standard. ASME International (ASME) • ASME B16.5–2003 (May 2003) ‘‘Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings’’ Replaces current ibr: 1996 edition Referenced by 49 CFR 192.147(a); 192.279 This standard covers pressuretemperature ratings, materials, dimensions, tolerances, marking, testing, and methods of designating openings for pipe flanges and flanged fittings. Included are: Flanges with E:\FR\FM\18JYP1.SGM 18JYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 136 / Monday, July 18, 2005 / Proposed Rules rating class designations 150, 300, 400, 600, 900, 1500, and 2500 in sizes NPS 1⁄2 through NPS 24. This standard is limited to flanges and flanged fittings made from cast or forged materials, and blind flanges and certain reducing flanges made from cast, forged, or plate materials. • ASME B31G–1991 (R–2004) ‘‘Manual for Determining the Remaining Strength of Corroded Pipelines’’ Replaces current ibr: 1991 edition Referenced by 49 CFR 192.485(c); 192.933(a); 195.452(h)(4)(i)(B); 195.452(h)(4)(iii)(D) This manual includes all pipelines that are covered by the ASME B31 pressure piping codes, i.e., ASME B31.4 (hazardous liquids); ASME B31.8 (gases); and ASME B31.11 (slurries). This manual is applicable only to determining the remaining strength of existing pipelines. New pipeline construction is covered under the applicable B31 codes. • ASME B16.9–2003 (Feb. 2003) ‘‘Factory-Made Wrought Steel Butt Welding Fittings’’ Replaces current ibr: 1993 edition Referenced by 49 CFR 195.118(a) This standard covers overall dimensions, tolerances, ratings, testing, and markings for wrought carbon and alloy steel factory-made butt welding fittings of NPS 1⁄2 through 48. It does not cover low-pressure, corrosion-resistant butt welding fittings. • ASME B31.4–2002 (Oct. 2002) ‘‘Pipeline Transportation Systems for Liquid Hydrocarbons and Other Liquids’’ Replaces current ibr: 1998 edition Referenced by 49 CFR 195.452(h)(4)(i) This code prescribes requirements for the design, materials, construction, assembly, inspection, and testing of piping transporting liquids between producers’ lease facilities, tank farms, natural gas processing plants, refineries, stations, ammonia plants, terminals (marine, rail and truck) and other delivery and receiving points. • ASME B31.8–2003 (March 2003) ‘‘Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems’’ Replaces current ibr: 1995 edition Referenced by 49 CFR 192.619(a)(1)(i). 195.5(a)(1)(i); 195.406(a)(1)(i) This code covers the design, fabrication, installation, inspection, testing, and safety aspects of operation and maintenance of gas transmission and distribution systems, including gas pipelines, gas compressor stations, gas metering, regulation stations, gas mains, and service lines up to the outlet of the customers’ meter set assembly. VerDate jul<14>2003 15:10 Jul 15, 2005 Jkt 205001 • ASME B31.8S–2004 (Jan. 2005) ‘‘Supplement to B31.8 on Managing System Integrity of Gas Pipelines’’ Replaces current ibr: 2002 edition Referenced by 49 CFR 192.903(c); 192.907(b); 192.911 Introductory text; 192.911(i); 192.911(k); 192.911(l); 192.911(m); 192.913(a) Introductory text; 192.913(b)(1); 192.917(a) Introductory text; 192.917(b); 192.917(c); 192.917(e)(1); 192.917(e)(4); 192.921(a)(1); 192.923(b)(2); 192.923(b)(3); 192.925(b) Introductory text; 192.925(b)(1); 192.925(b)(2); 192.925(b)(3); 192.925(b)(4); 192.927(b); 192.927(c)(1)(i); 192.929(b)(1); 192.929(b)(2); 192.933(a); 192.933(d)(1); 192.933(d)(1)(i); 192.935(a); 192.935(b)(1)(iv); 192.937(c)(1); 192.939(a)(1)(i); 192.939(a)(1)(ii); 192.939(a)(3); 192.945(a) This standard applies to on-shore gas pipeline systems constructed with ferrous materials. Pipeline system means all parts of physical facilities through which gas is transported, including pipe, valves, appurtenances attached to pipe, compressor units, metering stations, regulator stations, delivery stations, holders and fabricated assemblies. This standard is designed to provide the operator with the information necessary to develop and implement an effective integrity management program utilizing proven industry practices and processes. • ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section I, ‘‘Rules for Construction of Power Boilers’’ (2004 edition) Replaces current ibr: 1998 edition Referenced by 49 CFR 192.153(a) This section of the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code addresses the design, construction, and testing of prefabricated pressure-containing components of pipeline systems. • ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, Division 1, ‘‘Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels’’ (2004 edition) Replaces current ibr: 1998 edition as referenced in § 193.2321; 2001 edition for all other references Referenced by 49 CFR 192.153(a); 192.153(b); 192.153(d); 192.165(b)(3); 193.2321; 195.124; 195.307(e) This division of the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII contains rules for pressure vessel materials, design, fabrication, examination, inspection, testing, certification, and pressure relief. It includes requirements for pipe, fittings, PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 41177 and above ground breakout tanks that employ circumferential and longitudinal weld seams. • ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, Division 2, ‘‘Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels’’ (2004 edition) Replaces current ibr: 1998 edition as referenced in § 193.2321; 2001 edition for all other references Referenced by 49 CFR 192.153(b); 192.165(b)(3); 193.2321; 195.307(e) This division of the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, provides an alternative to the standards of Division 1 and are more restrictive in the choice of materials, but permit higher design stresses subject to more complete examination, testing, and inspection. • ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section IX, ‘‘Welding and Brazing Qualifications’’ (2004 edition) Replaces current ibr: 2001 edition Referenced by 49 CFR 192.227(a); Item II, Appendix B to part 192; 195.222 This section of the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code establishes qualifications of welders and the procedures employed in welding. It includes qualification of procedures for each type of welding and qualification of welders for specific processes. A welder may be qualified by mechanical bending tests, or by radiography of test or production welds. Gas Technology Institute (GTI) • GTI–04/0049 (April 2004) ‘‘LNG Vapor Dispersion Prediction with the DEGADIS Dense Gas Dispersion Model’’ Replaces current ibr: April 1988–July 1990 edition Referenced by 49 CFR 193.2059 The Federal regulations on LNG dispersion protection (49 CFR 193.2059) specify DEGADIS as an acceptable means of determining flammable vaporgas dispersion distances. The program user supplies information on local conditions (e.g., wind speed, temperature, humidity, surface roughness) and on the LNG spills (release rate, source radius). As described in the revised user manual, the DEGADIS program generates a description of the spatial and temporal development of a gas plume resulting from a release of LNG. E:\FR\FM\18JYP1.SGM 18JYP1 41178 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 136 / Monday, July 18, 2005 / Proposed Rules Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings Industry, Inc. (MSS) • MSS SP–75–2004 ‘‘Specification for High Test Wrought Butt Welding Fittings’’ (1993). Replaces current ibr: 1993 Referenced by 49 CFR 195.118(a) This specification cover factory-made, seamless and electric fusion-welded carbon and low-alloy steel, butt-welding fittings for use in high pressure gas and oil transmission pipelines and gas distribution systems, including pipelines, compressor stations, metering and regulating stations, and gas mains. It addresses dimensions, tolerances, ratings, testing, materials, chemical and tensile properties, heat treatment, notch toughness, manufacturing, and marking. • MSS SP–44–2001 ‘‘Steel Pipe Line Flanges’’ Replaces current ibr: 1996 Referenced by 49 CFR 192.147(a) This standard was developed to address the continued use of steel pipe flanges in gas and hazardous liquid pipelines. Line pipe usually employs high-strength, cold worked, thin-wall carbon steel grade pipe, which necessitates special attention to the welding end of the flanges. NACE International (NACE) • NACE Standard RP0169–2002 ‘‘Control of External Corrosion on Underground or Submerged Metallic Piping Systems’’ Replaces current ibr: 1996 Referenced by 49 CFR 195.571 The standard provides criteria for cathodic protection to achieve control of external corrosion on buried or submerged metallic piping systems. It includes information on determining the need for corrosion control; piping system design; coatings; cathodic protection criteria and design; installation of cathodic protection systems; and control of interference currents. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) • NFPA 30 (2003) ‘‘Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code’’ Replaces current ibr: 1996 Referenced by 49 CFR 192.735(b); 195.264(b)(1) This standard addresses safety rules for working with and storing flammable and combustible liquids. NFPA 58 (2004) ‘‘Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code (LP-Gas Code)’’ Replaces current ibr: 1998 Referenced by 49 CFR 192.11(a); 192.11(b); 192.11(c) VerDate jul<14>2003 15:10 Jul 15, 2005 Jkt 205001 The LPG, or propane, standard provides safety requirements for the design, construction, installation and operation of all LPG systems and storage facilities. This edition includes improved safety and security measure for bulk sites and industrial plants, including clarified requirements for safety valves and operations and maintenance requirements for pipeline and refrigerated storage facilities. • NFPA 59 (2004) ‘‘Standard for the Storage and Handling of Liquefied Petroleum Gases at Utility Gas Plants Replaces current ibr: 1998 Referenced by 49 CFR 192.11(a); 192.11(b); 192.11(c) This standard applies to the design, construction, location, installation, operation, and maintenance of refrigerated and non-refrigerated liquefied petroleum gas plants. Coverage of liquefied petroleum gas systems at utility gas plants extends to the point where LPG or a mixture of LPG and air is introduced into the utility distribution system. It addresses refrigerated and non-refrigerated containers, piping, valves, and equipment, structures housing LP-Gas distribution facilities; vaporizers, heat exchangers, and gas-air mixers; relief devices; operations and maintenance; and fire protection, safety, and security. • NFPA 70 (June 2005) ‘‘National Electrical Code’’ Replaces current ibr: 1996 Referenced by 49 CFR 192.163(e); 192.189(c) This code covers all aspects of the installation of electrical facilities, including the electrical wiring in gas pipeline vaults and compressor stations. Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) • PPI TR–3/2004 (2004) ‘‘Policies and Procedures for Developing Hydrostatic Design Bases (HDB), Pressure Design Bases (PDB), and Minimum Required Strength (MRS) Ratings for Thermoplastic Piping Materials’’ (PPI TR–3–2000–Part E only, ‘‘Policy for Determining Long Term Strength (LTHS) by Temperature Interpolation)’’ Replaces current ibr: 2000 Referenced by 49 CFR 192.121 This report presents the updated policies and procedures used by the Hydrostatic Stress Board of the Plastics Pipe Institute to develop recommendations of long-term strength ratings for thermoplastic piping materials and pipe. These recommendations are published in PPI TR–4, ‘‘PPI Listing of Hydrostatic Design Basis (HDB), Pressure Design PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Basis (PDB), Strength Design Basis (SDB), and Minimum Required Strength (MRS) Ratings for Thermoplastic Piping Materials or Pipe’’, a regularly updated document. Rulemaking Analyses Executive Order 12866 This proposed rule is not a significant regulatory action under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866 (58 FR 51735) and, therefore, was not subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This proposed rule is not significant under the Regulatory Policies and Procedures of the Department of Transportation (44 FR 11034). Executive Order 13132 This proposed rule has been analyzed in accordance with the principles and criteria contained in Executive Order 13132 (‘‘Federalism’’). This notice does not propose any regulation that: (1) Has substantial direct effect on the states, the relationship between the national government and the states, or the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government; (2) imposes substantial direct compliance costs on state and local governments; or (3) preempts state law. Therefore, the consultation and funding requirements of Executive Order 13132 do not apply. Executive Order 13084 This proposed rule has been analyzed in accordance with the principles and criteria contained in Executive Order 13084, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments. Because the proposed rule would not significantly or uniquely affect the Indian tribal governments, the funding and consultation requirements of Executive Order 13084 do not apply. Regulatory Flexibility Act This rulemaking will not impose additional requirements on pipeline operators, including small entities that operate regulated pipelines. Rather, the proposed rule only incorporates the most recent editions of voluntary consensus standards that represent the current best practice in pipeline technology. Incorporating the most recent editions of these standards does not impose additional costs on small or large gas pipelines, hazardous liquid pipelines, or liquefied natural gas companies, and may reduce costs by contributing to even safer pipeline operations. Based on the facts available about the expected impact of this rulemaking, I certify, under Section 605 E:\FR\FM\18JYP1.SGM 18JYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 136 / Monday, July 18, 2005 / Proposed Rules of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 605), that this rulemaking will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. 49 CFR Part 193 National Environmental Policy Act We have analyzed the proposed rule changes for purposes of the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). Because the adoption of the latest standards moves pipeline construction, operations, and maintenance toward current best practices, we have preliminarily determined that the proposed changes would not significantly affect the quality of the human environment. Paperwork Reduction Act This proposed rule does not impose any new or revised information collection requirements. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 This proposed rule does not impose unfunded mandates under the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995. It does not result in costs of $100 million or more to either State, local, or tribal governments, in the aggregate, or to the private sector, and is the least burdensome alternative that achieves the objective of the proposed rule. List of Subjects 49 CFR Part 192 Incorporation by reference, Natural gas, Pipeline safety. Incorporation by reference, Liquefied natural gas, Pipeline safety. Part 192 for a listing of the earlier listed editions or documents. (1) Incorporated by reference (ibr). 49 CFR Part 195 List of Organizations and Addresses. Anhydrous ammonia, Carbon dioxide, Incorporation by reference, Petroleum, Pipeline safety. In consideration of the foregoing, PHMSA proposes to amend 49 CFR Parts 192, 193, and 195 as follows: (i) Pipeline Research Council International, Inc. (PRCI), c/o Technical Toolboxes, 3801 Kirby Drive, Suite 520, Houston, TX 77098. (ii) American Petroleum Institute (API), 1220 L Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005. (iii) American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), 100 Barr Harbor Drive, West Conshohocken, PA 19428. (iv) ASME International (ASME), Three Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016–5990. (v) Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings Industry, Inc. (MSS), 127 Park Street, NE., Vienna, VA 22180. (vi) National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 1 Batterymarch Park, P.O. Box 9101, Quincy, MA 02269–9101. (vii) Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI), 1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW., Suite 680, Washington, DC 20009. (viii) NACE International (NACE), 1440 South Creek Drive, Houston, TX 77084. (ix) Gas Technology Institute (GTI), 1700 South Mount Prospect Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018. (2) Documents incorporated by reference PART 192—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for part 192 continues to read as follows: Authority: 49 U.S.C. 5103, 60102, 60104, 60108, 60109, 60110, 60113, and 60118; and 49 CFR 1.53. 2. Paragraph (c) of § 192.7 would be revised to read as follows: * * * * * (c) The full titles of documents incorporated by reference, in whole or in part, are provided herein. The numbers in parentheses indicate applicable editions. For each incorporated document, citations of all affected sections are provided. Earlier editions of currently listed documents or editions of documents listed in previous editions of 49 CFR Part 192 may be used for materials and components designed, manufactured, or installed in accordance with these earlier documents at the time they were listed. The user must refer to the appropriate previous edition of 49 CFR Source and name of referenced material 49 CFR reference A. Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI): (1) AGA Pipeline Research Committee, Project PR–3–805, ‘‘A Modified Criterion for Evaluating the Remaining Strength of Corroded Pipe’’ (December 22, 1989). The RSTRENG program may be used for calculating remaining strength. B. American Petroleum Institute (API): (1) API Specification 5L ‘‘Specification for Line Pipe’’ (API 5L, 43rd edition, 2004) .......... (2) API Recommended Practice 5L1 ‘‘Recommended Practice for Railroad Transportation of Line Pipe’’ (6th edition, 2002). (3) API Specification 6D ‘‘Specification for Pipeline Valves (Gate, Plug, Ball, and Check Valves)’’ (22nd edition, 2002 including Supplement 11/04) (4) API 1104 ‘‘Welding of Pipelines and Related Facilities’’ (19th edition, 1999 including Errata October 31, 2001). (5) API Recommended Practice 1162 ‘‘Public Awareness Programs for Pipeline Operators’’ (1st edition, December 2003). C. American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM): (1) ASTM A53/A53M–04a (2004) ‘‘Standard Specification for Pipe, Steel, Black and HotDipped, Zinc-Coated, Welded and Seamless’’. (2) ASTM A106/A106M–04b (2004) ‘‘Standard Specification for Seamless Carbon Steel Pipe for High-Temperature Service’’. (3) ASTM A333/A333M–04a (2004) ‘‘Standard Specification for Seamless and Welded Steel Pipe for Low-Temperature Service’’. (4) ASTM A372/A372M–03 ‘‘Standard Specification for Carbon and Alloy Steel Forgings for Thin-Walled Pressure Vessels’’. (5) ASTM A381–96 (2001) ‘‘Standard Specification for Metal-Arc-Welded Steel Pipe for Use With High-Pressure Transmission Systems’’. (6) ASTM A671–04 (2004) ‘‘Standard Specification for Electric-Fusion-Welded Steel Pipe for Atmospheric and Lower Temperatures’’. (7) ASTM A672–96 (2001) ‘‘Standard Specification for Electric-Fusion-Welded Steel Pipe for High-Pressure Service at Moderate Temperatures’’ VerDate jul<14>2003 15:10 Jul 15, 2005 Jkt 205001 41179 PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 §§ 192.933(a); 192.485(c). §§ 192.55(e); 192.113; Item I of Appendix B. § 192.65(a). § 192.145(a). §§ 192.227(a); 192.229(c)(1); 192.241(c); Item II, Appendix B. §§ 192.616(a): 192.616(b); 192.616(c). §§ 192.113; Item I, Appendix B. § 192.113; Item I, Appendix B. § 192.113; Item I, Appendix B. § 192.177(b)(1). § 192.113; Item I, Appendix B. § 192.113; Item I, Appendix B. § 192.113; Item I, Appendix B. E:\FR\FM\18JYP1.SGM 18JYP1 41180 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 136 / Monday, July 18, 2005 / Proposed Rules Source and name of referenced material 49 CFR reference (8) ASTM A691–98 (2002) ‘‘Standard Specification for Carbon and Alloy Steel Pipe, Electric-Fusion-Welded for High-Pressure Service at High Temperatures’’ (9) ASTM D638–03 (2003) ‘‘Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics’’ (ASTM D638–1999). (10) ASTM D2513–04a ‘‘Standard Specification for Thermoplastic Gas Pressure Pipe, Tubing, and Fittings’’. (11) ASTM D2517–00e1 (2000) ‘‘Standard Specification for Reinforced Epoxy Resin Gas Pressure Pipe and Fittings’’. (12) ASTM F1055–1998 ‘‘Standard Specification for Electrofusion type Polyethylene Fittings for Outside Diameter Controller Polyethylene Pipe and Tubing’’. D. ASME International (ASME): (1) ASME B16.1 ‘‘Cast Iron Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings’’ ....................................... (2) ASME B16.5–2003 ‘‘Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings’’ ............................................. (3) ASME B31G–1991 (R–2004) ‘‘Manual for Determining the Remaining Strength of Corroded Pipelines’’. (4) ASME B31.8–2003 ‘‘Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems’’ .................. (5) ASME B31.8S–2004 ‘‘Supplement to B31.8 on Managing System Integrity of Gas Pipelines’’. (6) ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section I, ‘‘Rules for Construction of Power Boilers’’ (ASME Section I–2004). (7) ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, Division 1, ‘‘Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels’’ (ASME Section VIII Division 1–2004) (8) ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, Division 2, ‘‘Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels: Alternative Rules’’ (ASME Section VIII Division 2–2004). (9) ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section IX, ‘‘Welding and Brazing Qualifications’’ (ASME Section IX–2004). E. Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings Industry, Inc. (MSS): (1) MSS SP44–2001 ‘‘Steel Pipe Line Flanges’’ (2) [Reserved] F. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA): (1) NFPA 30 ‘‘Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code’’ (NFPA 30–2003) ................... (2) NFPA 58 ‘‘Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code (LP-Gas Code)’’ (NFPA 58–2004) ............ (3) NFPA 59 ‘‘Standard for the Storage and Handling of Liquefied Petroleum Gases at Utility Gas Plants’’ (NFPA 59–2004). (4) NFPA 70 ‘‘National Electrical Code’’ (NFPA 70–2005) G. Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI): (1) PPI TR–3/2004 ‘‘Policies and Procedures for Developing Hydrostatic Design Bases (HDB), Pressure Design Bases (PDB), and Minimum Required Strength (MRS) Ratings for Thermoplastic Piping Materials’’ (PPI TR–3–2000-Part E only, ‘‘Policy for Determining Long Term Strength (LTHS) by Temperature Interpolation’’). H. NACE International (NACE): (1) NACE Standard RP0502–2002 ‘‘Pipeline External Corrosion Direct Assessment Methodology’’. I. Gas Technology Institute (GTI): (1) GRI 02/0057 ‘‘Internal Corrosion Direct Assessment of Gas Transmission Pipelines_Methodology’’ (2002). 3. Section I of Appendix B to Part 192 would be revised to read as follows: Appendix B to Part 192—Qualification of Pipe I. Listed Pipe Specifications VerDate jul<14>2003 15:10 Jul 15, 2005 Jkt 205001 § 192.113; Item I, Appendix B. §§ 192.283(a)(3); 192.283(b)(1). §§ 192.63(a)(1); 192.191(b); 192.281(b)(2); 192.283(a)(1)(i); Item 1, Appendix B. §§ 192.191(a); 192.281(d)(1); 192.283(a)(1)(ii); Item I, Appendix B. § 192.283(a)(1)(iiii). § 192.147(c). §§ 192.147(a); 192.279. §§ 192.485(c); 192.933(a). § 192.619(a)(1)(i); §§ 192.903(c); 192.907(b); 192.911, Introductory text; 192.911(i); 192.911(k); 192.911(l); 192.911(m); 192.913(a) Introductory text; 192.913(b)(1); 192.917(a) Introductory text; 192.917(b); 192.917(c); 192.917(e)(1); 192.917(e)(4); 192.921(a)(1); 192.923(b)(2); 192.923(b)(3); 192.925(b) Introductory text; 192.925(b)(1); 192.925(b)(2); 192.925(b)(3); 192.925(b)(4); 192.927(b); 192.927(c)(1)(i); 192.929(b)(1); 192.929(b)(2); 192.933(a); 192.933(d)(1); 192.933(d)(1)(i); 192.935(a); 192.935(b)(1)(iv); 192.937(c)(1); 192.939(a)(1)(i); 192.939(a)(1)(ii); 192.939(a)(3); 192.945(a). § 192.153(a). §§ 192.153(a); 192.153(b); 192.165(b)(3). §§ 192.153(b); 192.165(b)(3). § 192.227(a); Item II, Appendix B. § 192.147(a). § 192.735(b). §§ 192.11(a); 192.11(b); 192.11(c). §§ 192.163(e); 192.189(c). § 192.121. §§ 192.923(b)(1); 192.925(b) Introductory text; 192.925(b)(1); 192.925(b)(1)(ii); 192.925(b)(2) Introductory text; 192.925(b)(3) Introductory text; 192.925(b)(3)(ii); 192.925(b)(iv); 192.925(b)(4) Introductory text; 192.925(b)(4)(ii); 192.931(d); 192.935(b)(1)(iv); 192.939(a)(2). § 192.927(c)(2). API 5L—Steel pipe, ‘‘API Specification for Line Pipe’’ (ibr, see § 192.7) ASTM A53/A53M—Steel pipe, ‘‘Standard Specification for Pipe, Steel Black and HotDipped, Zinc-Coated, Welded and Seamless’’ (ibr, see § 192.7). ASTM A106—Steel pipe, ‘‘Standard Specification for Seamless Carbon Steel PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 192.153(d); Pipe for High Temperature Service’’ (ibr, see § 192.7). ASTM A333/A333M—Steel pipe, ‘‘Standard Specification for Seamless and Welded Steel Pipe for Low Temperature Service’’ (ibr, see § 192.7). ASTM A381—Steel pipe, ‘‘Standard Specification for Metal-Arc-Welded Steel E:\FR\FM\18JYP1.SGM 18JYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 136 / Monday, July 18, 2005 / Proposed Rules Pipe for Use with High-Pressure Transmission Systems’’ (ibr, see § 192.7). ASTM A671—Steel pipe, ‘‘Standard Specification for Electric-Fusion-Welded Pipe for Atmospheric and Lower Temperatures’’ (ibr, see § 192.7). ASTM A672—Steel pipe, ‘‘Standard Specification for Electric-Fusion-Welded Steel Pipe for High-Pressure Service at Moderate Temperatures’’ (ibr, see § 192.7). ASTM A691—Steel pipe, ‘‘Standard Specification for Carbon and Alloy Steel Pipe, Electric-Fusion-Welded for High Pressure Service at High Temperatures’’ (ibr, see § 192.7). ASTM D2513—Thermoplastic pipe and tubing, ‘‘Standard Specification for Thermoplastic Gas Pressure Pipe, Tubing, and Fittings’’ (ibr, see § 192.7). ASTM D2517—Thermosetting plastic pipe and tubing, ‘‘Standard Specification for Reinforced Epoxy Resin Gas Pressure Pipe and Fittings’’ (ibr, see § 192.7). * * * * * PART 193—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for part 193 continues to read as follows: Authority: 49 U.S.C. 5103, 60102, 60103, 60104, 60108, 60109, 60110, 60113, 60118; and 49 CFR 1.53 2. Section 193.2013 would be revised to read as follows: 193.2013 Matter incorporated by reference. (a) Any document or portion thereof incorporated by reference in this part is included in this part as though it were printed in full. When only a portion of a document is referenced, then this part incorporates only that referenced portion of the document and the remainder is not incorporated. Applicable editions are listed in paragraph (c) of this section in parentheses following the title of the referenced material. Earlier editions listed in previous editions of this section may be used for components manufactured, designed, or installed in accordance with those earlier editions at the time they were listed. The user must refer to the appropriate previous edition of 49 CFR for a listing of the earlier editions. (b) All incorporated materials are available for inspection in the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, or at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: https:// www.archives.gov/federal_register/ code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_ locations.html. Documents incorporated by reference are available from the publishers as follows: (1) American Gas Association (AGA), 400 North Capitol Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001. (2) American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Parallel Centre, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA 20191–4400. (3) ASME International (ASME), Three Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016–5990. (4) Gas Technology Institute (GTI), 1700 S. Mount Prospect Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018. (5) National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 1 Batterymarch Park, P.O. Box 9101, Quincy, MA 02269–9101. (c) Documents incorporated by reference. Source and name of referenced material 49 CFR reference A. American Gas Association (AGA): (1) ‘‘Purging Principles and Practices’’ (3rd edition, 2001) ................................................. B. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE): (1) SEI/ASCE 7–02 ‘‘Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures’’ (2002) C. ASME International (ASME): (1) ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, Division 1, ‘‘Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels’’ (ASME Section VIII Division 1–2004). (2) ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, Division 2, ‘‘Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels: Alternative Rules’’ (ASME Section VIII Division 2–2004). D. Gas Technology Institute (GTI): (1) GRI–89/0176 ‘‘LNGFIRE: A Thermal Radiation Model for LNG Fires’’ (January 29, 1990). (2) GTI–04/0049 ‘‘LNG Vapor Dispersion Prediction with the DEGADIS Dense Gas Dispersion Model’’ (April 2004). (3) GRI–96/0396.5 ‘‘Evaluation of Mitigation Methods for Accidental LNG Releases, Volume 5: Using FEM3A for LNG Accident Consequence Analyses’’ (April 1997). E. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA): (1) NFPA 59A ‘‘Standard for the Production, Storage, and Handling of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)’’ (2001). PART 195—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for part 195 continues to read as follows: Authority: 49 U.S.C. 5103, 60102, 60104, 60108, 60109, 60118; and 49 CFR 1.53 2. Section 195.3 would be amended by revising the last sentence of paragraph (b) introductory text, paragraphs (b)(1) through (7), and (c) to read as follows: § 195.3 * Incorporation by reference. * VerDate jul<14>2003 * * * 15:10 Jul 15, 2005 Jkt 205001 (b) * * * Documents incorporated by reference are available from the publishers as follows: (1) Pipeline Research Council International, Inc. (PRCI), c/o Technical Toolboxes, 3801 Kirby Drive, Suite 520, Houston, TX 77098. (2) American Petroleum Institute (API), 1220 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005. (3) ASME International (ASME), Three Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016–5990. (4) Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4702 41181 Sfmt 4702 §§ 193.2512; 193.2517; 193.2615. § 193.2067. § 193.2321. § 193.2321. § 193.2057. § 193.2059. § 193.2059. §§ 193.2019; 193.2051; 193.2057; 193.2101; 193.2301; 193.2303; 193.2521; 193.2639; 193.2801. 193.2059; 193.2401; Industry, Inc. (MSS), 127 Park Street, NE, Vienna, VA 22180. (5) American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), 100 Barr Harbor Drive, West Conshohocken, PA 19428. (6) National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 1 Batterymarch Park, P.O. Box 9101, Quincy, MA 02269–9101. (7) NACE International, 1440 South Creek Drive, Houston, TX 77084. (c) The full titles of publications incorporated by reference wholly or partially in this part are as follows. Numbers in parentheses indicate applicable editions: E:\FR\FM\18JYP1.SGM 18JYP1 41182 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 136 / Monday, July 18, 2005 / Proposed Rules Source and name of referenced material 49 CFR reference A. Pipeline Research Council International, Inc. (PRCI): (1) AGA Pipeline Research Committee, Project PR–3–805, ‘‘A Modified Criterion for Evaluating the Remaining Strength of Corroded Pipe’’ (December 22, 1989). The RSTRENG program may be used for calculating remaining strength. B. American Petroleum Institute (API): (1) API Specification 5L ‘‘Specification for Line Pipe’’ (43rd edition, 2004) .............. (2) API Specification 6D ‘‘Specification for Pipeline Valves (Gate, Plug, Ball, and Check Valves)’’ (22nd edition, 2002 including Supplement 11/04). (3) API Specification 12F ‘‘Specification for Shop Welded Tanks for Storage of Production Liquids’’ (11th edition, 1994 as reaffirmed 5/02). (4) API 510 ‘‘Pressure Vessel Inspection Code: Maintenance Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration’’ (8th edition, 1997 incl. Addenda 1–4). (5) API Standard 620 ‘‘Design and Construction of Large, Welded, Low-Pressure Storage Tanks’’ (10th edition, 2002). (6) API 650 ‘‘Welded Steel Tanks for Oil Storage’’ (10th edition, 1998 including Addenda 1–3). (7) API Recommended Practice 651 ‘‘Cathodic Protection of Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tanks’’ (2nd edition, December 1997). (8) API Recommended Practice 652 ‘‘Lining of Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tank Bottoms’’ (2nd edition, December 1997). . (9) API Standard 653 ‘‘Tank Inspection, Repair, Alteration, and Reconstruction’’ (3rd edition, 2001 including Addendum 1). (10) API 1104 ‘‘Welding of Pipelines and Related Facilities’’ (19th edition, 1999 including Errata October 31, 2001). (11) API Standard 2000 ‘‘Venting Atmospheric and Low-Pressure Storage Tanks’’ (4th edition, September 1992). (12) API 1130 ‘‘Computational Pipeline Monitoring’’ (2nd edition, 2002) .................. (13) API Recommended Practice 2003 ‘‘Protection Against Ignitions Arising Out of Static, Lightning, and Stray Currents’’ (6th edition, 1998). (14) API Publication 2026 ‘‘Safe Access/Egress Involving Floating Roofs of Storage Tanks in Petroleum Service’’ (2nd edition, 1998). (15) API Recommended Practice 2350 ‘‘Overfill Protection for Storage Tanks In Petroleum Facilities’’’’ (2nd edition, 1996). (16) API Standard 2510 ‘‘Design and Construction of LPG Installations’’ (8th edition, 2004). (17) API Recommended Practice 1162 ‘‘Public Awareness Programs for Pipeline Operators’’ (1st edition, December 2003). C. ASME International (ASME): (1) ASME B16.9–2003 ‘‘Factory-Made Wrought Steel Butt Welding Fittings’’ .......... (2) ASME B31.4–2002 ‘‘Pipeline Transportation Systems for Liquid Hydrocarbons and Other Liquids’’. (3) ASME B31G–1991 (R–2004) ‘‘Manual for Determining the Remaining Strength of Corroded Pipelines’’. (4) ASME B31.8–2003 ‘‘Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems’’ ......... (5) ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, Division 1 ‘‘Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels,’’ (2004 edition). (6) ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, Division 2 ‘‘Alternate Rules for Construction for Pressure Vessels’’ (2004 edition). (7) ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section IX ‘‘Welding and Brazing Qualifications,’’ (2004 edition). D. Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings Industry, Inc. (MSS): (1) MSS SP–75–2004 ‘‘Specification for High Test Wrought Butt Welding Fittings’’ (2) [Reserved] E. American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM): (1) ASTM A53/A53M–04a (2004) ‘‘Standard Specification for Pipe, Steel, Black and Hot-Dipped, Zinc-Coated Welded and Seamless’’. (2) ASTM A106/A106M–04b (2004) ‘‘Standard Specification for Seamless Carbon Steel Pipe for High-Temperature Service’’. (3) ASTM A 333/A 333M–04a (2004) ‘‘Standard Specification for Seamless and Welded Steel Pipe for Low-Temperature Service’’. (4) ASTM A 381–96 (2001) ‘‘Standard Specification for Metal-Arc-Welded Steel Pipe for Use With High-Pressure Transmission Systems’’. (5) ASTM A 671–04 (2004) ‘‘Standard Specification for Electric-Fusion-Welded Steel Pipe for Atmospheric and Lower Temperatures’’. (6) ASTM A 672–96 (2001) ‘‘Standard Specification for Electric-Fusion-Welded Steel Pipe for High-Pressure Service at Moderate Temperatures’’. (7) ASTM A 691–98 (2002) ‘‘Standard Specification for Carbon and Alloy Steel Pipe Electric-Fusion-Welded for High-Pressure Service at High Temperatures’’. F. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA): (1) NFPA 30 (2003) ‘‘Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code’’ ........................... (2) [Reserved] VerDate jul<14>2003 15:10 Jul 15, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 § 195.452(h)(4)(B). §§ 195.106(b)(1)(i); 195.106(e). § 195.116(d). §§ 195.132(b)(1); 195.205(b)(2); 195.264(b)(1); 195.264(e)(1); 195.307(a); 195.565; 195.579(d). §§ 195.205(b)(3); 195.432(c). §§ 195.132(b)(2); 195.205(b)(2); 195.264(b)(1); 195.264(e)(3); 195.307(b). §§ 195.132(b)(3); 195.205(b)(1); 195.264(b)(1); 195.264(e)(2); 195.307(c); 195.307(d); 195.565; 195.579(d). §§ 195.565; 195.579(d). § 195.579(d). §§ 195.205(b)(1); 195.432(b). §§ 195.222; 195.228(b). §§ 195.264(e)(2); 195.264(e)(3). §§ 195.134; 195.444. § 195.405(a). § 195.405(b). § 195.428(c) §§ 195.132(b)(3); 195.205(b)(3); 195.264(b)(2); 195.264(e)(4); 195.307(e); 195.428(c); 195.432(c). §§ 195.440(a); 195.440(b); 195.440(c). § 195.118(a). § 195.452(h)(4)(i). §§ 195.452(h)(4)(i)(B); 195.452(h)(4)(iii)(D). § 195.5(a)(1)(i); 195.406(a)(1)(i). § 195.124; 195.307(e). § 195.307(e). § 195.222. § 195.118(a). § 195.106(e). § 195.106(e). § 195.106(e). § 195.106(e). § 195.106(e). § 195.106(e). § 195.106(e). § 195.264(b)(1). E:\FR\FM\18JYP1.SGM 18JYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 136 / Monday, July 18, 2005 / Proposed Rules Source and name of referenced material 49 CFR reference G. NACE International (NACE): (1) NACE Standard RP0169–2002 ‘‘Control of External Corrosion on Underground or Submerged Metallic Piping Systems’’. (2) Reserved Issued in Washington, DC on July 11, 2005. Theodore L. Willke, Deputy Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. 05–14003 Filed 7–15–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service 50 CFR Part 17 RIN 1018–AT68 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for the Central Population of California Tiger Salamander Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period and notice of availability of draft economic analysis. AGENCY: SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the reopening of the comment period on the proposed designation of critical habitat for the Central population of the California tiger salamander and the availability of the draft economic analysis of the proposed designation of critical habitat. The draft economic analysis identifies potential costs of approximately $367 million over a 20year period or $32.8 million per year as a result of the designation of critical habitat, including those costs coextensive with listing. We are reopening the comment period to allow all interested parties an opportunity to comment simultaneously on the proposed rule and the associated draft economic analysis. Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted as they will be incorporated into the public record as part of this comment period, and will be fully considered in preparation of the final rule. We will accept public comments until August 3, 2005. ADDRESSES: Written comments and materials may be submitted to us by any one of the following methods: 1. You may submit written comments and information to Field Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2800 DATES: VerDate jul<14>2003 15:10 Jul 15, 2005 Jkt 205001 § 195.571. Cottage Way, Suite W–2605, Sacramento, CA 95825; 2. You may hand-deliver written comments and information to our office, at the above address, or fax your comments to 916/414–6710; or 3. You may send comments by electronic mail (e-mail) to: fw1Central_cts_pch@fws.gov. For directions on how to file comments electronically, see the ‘‘Public Comments Solicited’’ section. In the event that our Internet connection is not functional, please submit you comments by the alternate methods mentioned above. Copies of the draft economic analysis and the proposed rule for critical habitat designation are available on the Internet at https://sacramento.fws.gov/ or from the Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office at the address and contact numbers above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arnold Roessler, Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office, at the address above (telephone 916/414–6600; facsimile 916/414–6710). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Solicited We will accept written comments and information during this reopened comment period. We solicit comments on the original proposed critical habitat designation (69 FR 48570, August 10, 2004) and on our draft economic analysis of the proposed designation. We will consider information and recommendations from all interested parties. We are particularly interested in comments concerning: (1) The reasons why any habitat should or should not be determined to be critical habitat, as provided by section 4 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act) (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), including whether the benefits of exclusion outweigh the benefits of including such area as part of critical habitat; (2) Specific information on the amount and distribution of California tiger salamander (CTS) habitat, and what habitat is essential to the conservation of this species and why; (3) Land use designations and current or planned activities in the subject area and their possible impacts on proposed habitat; PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4702 41183 Sfmt 4702 (4) Information on how many of the State and local environmental protection measures referenced in the draft economic analysis were adopted largely as a result of the listing of the CTS, and how many were either already in place or enacted for other reasons; (5) Whether the draft economic analysis identifies all State and local costs attributable to the proposed critical habitat designation, and information on any costs that have been inadvertently overlooked; (6) Whether the draft economic analysis makes appropriate assumptions regarding current practices and likely regulatory changes imposed as a result of the designation of critical habitat; (7) Whether the draft economic analysis correctly assesses the effect on regional costs associated with land use controls that derive from the designation of critical habitat; (8) The draft economic analysis indicated potentially disproportionate impacts to areas within Alameda, Contra Costa, and Monterey Counties. Based on this information, we are considering excluding portions of these areas from the final designation per our discretion under section 4(b)(2) of the Act. We are specifically seeking comment along with additional information concerning our final determination for these three areas along with any other areas with potentially disproportionate impacts. (9) Any foreseeable economic or other impacts resulting from the proposed designation of critical habitat, and in particular, any impacts on small entities or families; does our conclusion that the proposed designation of critical habitat will not result in a disproportionate effect to small businesses warrant further consideration, and is there other information that would indicate that the designation of critical habitat would or would not have any impacts on small entities or families; (10) Whether the draft economic analysis appropriately identifies all costs that could result from the designation; and (11) Whether our approach to critical habitat designation could be improved or modified in any way to provide for greater public participation and understanding, or to assist us in accommodating public concern and comments. E:\FR\FM\18JYP1.SGM 18JYP1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 136 (Monday, July 18, 2005)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 41174-41183]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

49 CFR Parts 192, 193, and 195

[Docket No. PHMSA-05-21253]
RIN 2137-AD68


Pipeline Safety: Update of Regulatory References to Technical 
Standards

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

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: This notice proposes to update the pipeline safety regulations 
to incorporate by reference all or parts of new editions of voluntary 
consensus technical standards to enable pipeline operators to utilize 
current technology, materials, and practices.

DATES: Comments on the subject of this proposed rule must be received 
on or before September 16, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Comments should reference Docket No. PHMSA-05-21253 and may 
be submitted in the following ways:
     DOT Web site: https://dms.dot.gov. Follow the instructions 
for submitting comments on the DOT electronic docket site.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
     Mail: Docket Management System: U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL-401, 
Washington, DC 20590-001.
     Hand Delivery: DOT Docket Management System; Room PL-401 
on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., 
Washington, DC between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except 
Federal holidays.
     E-Gov Web site: https://www.Regulations.gov. This site 
allows the public to enter comments on any Federal Register notice 
issued by any agency.
    Instructions: You should identify the docket number PHMSA-05-21253 
at the beginning of your comments. You should submit two copies of your 
comments, if you submit them by mail. If you wish to receive 
confirmation that PHMSA received your comments, you should include a 
self-addressed stamped postcard. Internet users may submit comments at 
https://www.regulations.gov and may access all comments received by DOT 
at https://dms.dot.gov.

    Note: All comments will be posted without changes or edits to 
https://dms.dot.gov including any personal information provided. 
Please see below for Privacy Act Statement.

    Privacy Act Statement: Anyone may search the electronic form of all 
comments received for any of our dockets. You may review DOT's complete 
Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 
2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477-78) or you may visit https://
dms.dot.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard D. Huriaux, Director, 
Technical Standards at (202) 366-4565, by fax at (202) 366-4566, by e-
mail at richard.huriaux@.dot.gov, or by mail at U.S. Department of 
Transportation, PHMSA/Office of Pipeline Safety, PHP-40, Room 2103, 400 
Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590-0001. Copies of this document 
or other material in the docket can be reviewed by accessing the Docket 
Management System's home page at https://dms.dot.gov. General 
information on the pipeline safety program is available at the Office 
of Pipeline Safety Web site at https://ops.dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    This notice proposes to update the Federal pipeline safety 
regulations to all or parts of recent editions of the voluntary 
consensus technical standards that are currently incorporated by 
reference in the Federal pipeline safety regulations. It updates 
standards in 49 CFR part 192, ``Transportation of Natural and Other Gas 
by Pipeline: Minimum Federal Safety Standards,'' 49 CFR part 193, 
``Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities: Federal Safety Standards,'' and 49 
CFR part 195, ``Transportation of Hazardous Liquids by Pipeline.'' This 
update enables pipeline operators to utilize current technology, 
materials, and practices. The incorporation of the most recent editions 
of standards improves clarity, consistency and accuracy, and reduces 
unnecessary burdens on the regulated community.
    Previous updates of the regulations to incorporate revised 
standards were issued on May 24, 1996 (61 FR 26121), June 6, 1996 (61 
FR 2877), February 17, 1998 (63 FR 7721), and June 14, 2004 (69 FR 
32886). PHMSA intends to issue periodic updates to ensure that the 
pipeline safety regulations reflect current practice and to improve 
compliance by the pipeline industry with safety standards.

Standards Incorporated by Reference

    The National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act of 1995 (Pub. 
L. 104-113) directs Federal agencies to use voluntary consensus 
standards in lieu of government-written standards whenever possible. 
Voluntary consensus standards are standards developed or adopted by 
voluntary bodies that develop, establish, or coordinate technical 
standards using agreed-upon procedures.
    PHMSA participates in more than 25 national voluntary consensus 
standards committees. PHMSA's policy is to adopt voluntary consensus 
standards when they are applicable to pipeline design, construction, 
maintenance, inspection, and repair. In recent years, PHMSA has adopted 
dozens of voluntary consensus standards into its gas pipeline, 
hazardous liquid pipeline, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) regulations.
    PHMSA has reviewed the voluntary consensus standards proposed for 
incorporation in whole or in part in 49 CFR parts 192, 193, and 195. 
The organizations responsible for producing these standards often 
update or revise them to incorporate the most current technology.

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    Parts 192, 193, and 195 incorporate by reference all or parts of 60 
standards and specifications developed and published by technical 
organizations, including the American Petroleum Institute, American Gas 
Association, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society 
for Testing and Materials, Manufacturers Standardization Society of the 
Valve and Fittings Industry, National Fire Protection Association, 
Plastics Pipe Institute, and Pipeline Research Council International. 
The most recent editions of these documents represent a consensus on 
the best current practice and modern technology in the pipeline 
industry.
    PHMSA proposes to adopt all or part of recent editions of 39 of the 
60 standards referenced in the pipeline safety regulations.
New Editions of Standards
    The following new editions of currently referenced standards are 
proposed for incorporation by reference (ibr) in Parts 192, 193, and 
195. These new editions refine, correct, and clarify existing material 
in the standard, and generally do not introduce new topics. The list is 
organized by the standards-developing organization responsible for the 
standard. Each entry contains the title and a short description, along 
with what sections of the pipeline safety regulations reference the 
standard. In the interest of clarity, the regulatory language at the 
end of this document lists all standards incorporated by reference, 
including those updated standards described below.

American Gas Association (AGA)

 Purging Principles and Practices (3rd edition, 2001)
    Replaces current ibr: 1975 edition
    Referenced by 49 CFR 193.2513; 193.2517;193.2615

    This new edition addresses principles and practices for purging 
pipelines of combustible gases. It provides new information for purging 
pipelines that was developed by the Gas Research Institute (GRI), now 
known at the Gas Technology Institute (GTI), and addresses improvements 
made in instruments for measurement of combustible gas mixtures. 
Chapters 1 through 4 cover the principles of gas purging. The remainder 
of the standard addresses the application of the principles to various 
situations.

American Petroleum Institute (API)

 API Specification 5L ``Specification for Line Pipe'' (43rd 
edition, 2004)
Replaces current ibr: 3rd edition, 2000
Referenced by 49 CFR 192.55(e); 192.113; Item I, Appendix B to part 
192; 195.106(b)(1)(i); 195.106(e).

    This specification provides standards for pipe suitable for use in 
conveying gas, water, and oil in both the oil and natural gas 
industries. This specification covers seamless and welded steel line 
pipe. It includes plain-end, threaded-end, and belled-end pipe, as well 
as through-the-flowline (TFL) pipe and pipe with ends prepared for use 
with special couplings.

 API Specification 5L1 ``Recommended Practice for Railroad 
Transportation of Line Pipe'' (6th edition, 2002)
    Replaces current ibr: 4th edition, 1990
    Referenced by 49 CFR 192.65(a)

    The recommendations in this standard apply to the transportation on 
railcars of API Specification 5L steel pipe. It addresses allowable 
load stresses for pipe with diameter to thickness (D/t) ratios of 50 or 
more.

 API Specification 6D ``Specification for Pipeline Valves'' 
(Gate, Plug, Ball, and Check Valves) (22nd edition, 2002 including 
Supplement November 2004)
    Replaces current ibr: 21st edition, 1994
    Referenced by 49 CFR 192.145(a); 195.116(d)

    This specification addresses technical requirements for most types 
of pipeline valves, and specifies standard valve types and categories. 
The document addresses requirements for materials, tests, marking, 
quality control, and shipping of valves.

 API Standard 620 ``Design and Construction of Large, Welded, 
Low-Pressure Storage Tanks'' (10th edition, 2002)
    Replaces current ibr: 9th edition
    Referenced by 49 CFR 195.132(b)(2); 195.205(b)(2); 195.264(b)(1); 
195.264(e)(3); 195.307(b)

    This standard addresses the design and construction of large, 
field-assembled storage tanks for the storage of petroleum and 
petroleum products. It addresses low-pressure, carbon-steel above 
ground storage tanks, including flat bottom tanks. Standards are 
provided for materials, design, fabrication, inspection, testing, 
marking, and pressure control devices.

 API 1130 ``Computational Pipeline Monitoring'' (2nd edition, 
2002)
    Replaces current ibr: 1st edition, 1995
    Referenced by 49 CFR 195.134; 195.444

    This publication focuses on the implementation and testing of 
computational pipeline monitoring (CPM) systems that use algorithms to 
detect anomalies in pipeline operations. CPM systems assist pipeline 
controllers in detecting and responding to leaks and other hydraulic 
anomalies.

 API Standard 2000 ``Venting Atmospheric and Low-Pressure 
Storage Tanks'' (5th edition, 1998)
    Replaces current ibr: 4th edition, 1992
    Referenced by 49 CFR 195.264(e)(2); 195.264(e)(3)

    This standard addresses the technical requirements for ensuring 
that dangerous gases are properly vented from atmospheric and low-
pressure hazardous liquid storage tanks.

 API Standard 2510 ``Design and Construction of LPG 
Installations'' (8th edition, 2004)
    Replaces current ibr: 7th edition, 1995
    Referenced by 49 CFR 195.132(b)(3); 195.205(b)(3); 195.264(b)(2); 
195.264(e)(4); 195.307(e); 195.428(c); 195.432(c)

    This standard sets minimum requirements for the design and 
construction of facilities to handle and store liquefied petroleum gas 
(LPG) at terminals, refineries, and tank farms. It addresses design of 
LPG vessels and tanks, siting requirements, construction and piping 
specifications, procedures for loading and unloading, and fire 
protection.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

 SEI/ASCE 7-02 ``Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other 
Structures'' (2002 edition)
    Replaces current ibr: 1995 edition
    Referenced by 49 CFR 193.2067

    This standard gives requirements for dead, live, soil, flood, wind, 
snow, rain, ice, and earthquake loads on buildings and other 
structures. The wind load section has been updated to reflect current 
information on wind engineering.

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

 ASTM A53/A53M-04a (2004) ``Standard Specification for Pipe, 
Steel, Black and Hot-Dipped, Zinc-Coated, Welded and Seamless''
    Replaces current ibr: 1999 edition
    Referenced by 49 CFR 192.113; Item I, Appendix B to Part 192; 
195.106(e)

    This specification covers seamless and welded black and hot-dipped 
galvanized steel pipe in pipe sizes NPS \1/8\ to 26, with nominal wall 
thickness as given in Table X2.2 and Table X2.3 of the standard.

 ASTM A106/A106M-04b (2004) ``Standard Specification for

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Seamless Carbon Steel Pipe for High-Temperature Service''
    Replaces current ibr: 1999 edition
    Referenced by 49 CFR 192.113; Item I, Appendix B to part 192; 
195.106(e)

    This specification covers seamless carbon steel pipe for high-
temperature service in pipe sizes \1/8\ to 48, with nominal wall 
thickness as given in standard ASME B36.10M.

 ASTM A333/A333M-04a (2004) ``Standard Specification for 
Seamless and Welded Steel Pipe for Low-Temperature Service''
    Replaces current ibr: 1999 edition
    Referenced by 49 CFR 192.113; Item I, Appendix B to part 192; 
195.106(e)

    This specification covers nominal wall thickness for welded carbon 
and alloy steel pipe intended for use at low temperatures. Several 
grades of ferritic steel are included as listed in Table 1 of the 
standard.

 ASTM A372/A372M-03 (2003) ``Standard Specification for Carbon 
and Alloy Steel Forgings for Thin-Walled Pressure Vessels''
    Replaces current ibr: 1999 edition
    Referenced by 49 CFR 192.177(b)(1)

    This specification covers relatively thin-walled forgings for 
pressure vessel use. Three types of carbon steel and six types of alloy 
steel are included. Provision is made for integrally forging the ends 
of vessel bodies made from seamless pipe or tubing.

 ASTM A381-96 (2001) ``Standard Specification for Metal-Arc-
Welded Steel Pipe for Use With High-Pressure Transmission Systems''
    Replaces current ibr: 1996 edition
    Referenced by 49 CFR 192.113; Item I, Appendix B to part 192; 
195.106(e)

    This specification covers straight seam, double-submerged-arc-
welded steel pipe suitable for high-pressure service, 16 in. (406 mm) 
and larger in outside diameter, with wall thicknesses from \5/16\ to 
1\1/2\ in. (7.9 to 38 mm). The pipe is intended for fabrication of 
fittings and accessories for compressor or pump-station piping.
 ASTM A671-04 (2004) ``Standard Specification for Electric-
Fusion-Welded Steel Pipe for Atmospheric and Lower Temperatures''
    Replaces current ibr: 1996 edition
    Referenced by 49 CFR 192.113; Item I, Appendix B to part 192; 
195.106(e)

    This specification covers electric-fusion-welded steel pipe with 
filler metal added, fabricated from pressure vessel quality plate of 
several analyses and strength levels and suitable for high-pressure 
service at atmospheric and lower temperatures. The specification covers 
pipe 16 inches (406 mm) in outside diameter or larger and of \1/4\ inch 
(6.4 mm) wall thickness or greater.

 ASTM A672-96 (2001) ``Standard Specification for Electric-
Fusion-Welded Steel Pipe for High-Pressure Service at Moderate 
Temperatures''
    Replaces current ibr: 1996 edition
    Referenced by 49 CFR 192.113; Item I, Appendix B to part 192; 
195.106(e)

    This specification covers electric-fusion-welded steel pipe, 
fabricated from pressure-vessel quality plate of any of several 
analyses and strength levels and suitable for high-pressure service at 
moderate temperatures. The specification covers pipe 16 inches (406 mm) 
in outside diameter or larger with wall thicknesses up to 3 inches (75 
mm).

 ASTM A691-98 (2002) ``Standard Specification for Carbon and 
Alloy Steel Pipe, Electric-Fusion-Welded for High-Pressure Service at 
High Temperatures''
    Replaces current ibr: 1998 edition
    Referenced by 49 CFR 192.113; Item I, Appendix B to part 192; 
195.106(e)

    This specification covers electric-fusion-welded carbon and alloy 
steel pipe fabricated from pressure-vessel-quality plate of several 
analyses and strength levels and suitable for high-pressure service at 
high temperatures. The specification covers pipe 16 inches (405 mm) in 
outside diameter and larger with wall thicknesses up to 3 inches (75 
mm).

 ASTM D638-03 (2003) ``Standard Test Method for Tensile 
Properties of Plastics''
    Replaces current ibr: 1999 edition
    Referenced by 49 CFR 192.283(a)(3); 192.283(b)(1)

    This test method covers the determination of the tensile properties 
of unreinforced and reinforced plastics in the form of standard 
dumbbell-shaped test specimens when tested under defined conditions of 
pretreatment, temperature, humidity, and testing machine speed. This 
test method can be used for testing materials of any thickness up to 
0.55 inch (14 mm).

 ASTM D2513-04a (2004) ``Standard Specification for 
Thermoplastic Gas Pressure Pipe, Tubing, and Fittings''
    Current incorporated editions: 1987 edition for marking; 1999 
edition for all other purposes
    Referenced by 49 CFR 192.191(b); 192.281(b)(2); 192.283(a)(1)(i); 
Item I, Appendix B to part 192

    The adoption of ASTM D2513-04a, the 2004 edition, will replace the 
current split reference to D2513-87 for pipe marking purposes only and 
to D2513-1999 for all other purposes. This specification covers 
requirements and test methods for material dimensions and tolerances, 
hydrostatic burst strength, chemical resistance, and impact resistance 
of plastic pipe, tubing, and fittings for use in fuel gas mains and 
services for direct burial and reliner applications. The annexes 
provide specific requirements and test methods for each of the 
materials currently approved. The pipe and fittings covered by this 
specification are intended for use in the distribution of natural gas. 
Requirements for the qualifying of polyethylene systems for use with 
liquefied petroleum gas are covered in Annex A1 of the standard.

 ASTM D2517-00e1 (2000) ``Standard Specification for Reinforced 
Epoxy Resin Gas Pressure Pipe and Fittings''
    Replaces current ibr: 2000 edition
    Referenced by 49 CFR 192.191(a); 192.281(d)(1); 192.283(a)(1)(ii); 
Item I, Appendix B to part 192

    This specification covers requirements and methods of test for 
materials, dimensions and tolerances, hydrostatic-burst strength, 
chemical resistance, and longitudinal tensile properties, for 
reinforced epoxy resin pipe and fittings for use in gas mains and 
services for direct burial and insertion applications. The pipe and 
fittings covered by this specification are intended for use in the 
distribution of natural gas, petroleum fuels (propane-air and propane-
butane vapor mixtures), manufactured and mixed gases where resistance 
to gas permeation, toughness, resistance to corrosion, aging, and 
deterioration from water, gas, and gas additives are required. Methods 
of marking are also given. Design considerations are discussed in 
Appendix X1 of the standard.

ASME International (ASME)

 ASME B16.5-2003 (May 2003) ``Pipe Flanges and Flanged 
Fittings''
    Replaces current ibr: 1996 edition
    Referenced by 49 CFR 192.147(a); 192.279

    This standard covers pressure-temperature ratings, materials, 
dimensions, tolerances, marking, testing, and methods of designating 
openings for pipe flanges and flanged fittings. Included are: Flanges 
with

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rating class designations 150, 300, 400, 600, 900, 1500, and 2500 in 
sizes NPS \1/2\ through NPS 24. This standard is limited to flanges and 
flanged fittings made from cast or forged materials, and blind flanges 
and certain reducing flanges made from cast, forged, or plate 
materials.

 ASME B31G-1991 (R-2004) ``Manual for Determining the Remaining 
Strength of Corroded Pipelines''
    Replaces current ibr: 1991 edition
    Referenced by 49 CFR 192.485(c); 192.933(a); 195.452(h)(4)(i)(B); 
195.452(h)(4)(iii)(D)

    This manual includes all pipelines that are covered by the ASME B31 
pressure piping codes, i.e., ASME B31.4 (hazardous liquids); ASME B31.8 
(gases); and ASME B31.11 (slurries). This manual is applicable only to 
determining the remaining strength of existing pipelines. New pipeline 
construction is covered under the applicable B31 codes.

 ASME B16.9-2003 (Feb. 2003) ``Factory-Made Wrought Steel Butt 
Welding Fittings''
    Replaces current ibr: 1993 edition
    Referenced by 49 CFR 195.118(a)

    This standard covers overall dimensions, tolerances, ratings, 
testing, and markings for wrought carbon and alloy steel factory-made 
butt welding fittings of NPS \1/2\ through 48. It does not cover low-
pressure, corrosion-resistant butt welding fittings.

 ASME B31.4-2002 (Oct. 2002) ``Pipeline Transportation Systems 
for Liquid Hydrocarbons and Other Liquids''
    Replaces current ibr: 1998 edition
    Referenced by 49 CFR 195.452(h)(4)(i)

    This code prescribes requirements for the design, materials, 
construction, assembly, inspection, and testing of piping transporting 
liquids between producers' lease facilities, tank farms, natural gas 
processing plants, refineries, stations, ammonia plants, terminals 
(marine, rail and truck) and other delivery and receiving points.

 ASME B31.8-2003 (March 2003) ``Gas Transmission and 
Distribution Piping Systems''
    Replaces current ibr: 1995 edition
    Referenced by 49 CFR 192.619(a)(1)(i). 195.5(a)(1)(i); 
195.406(a)(1)(i)

    This code covers the design, fabrication, installation, inspection, 
testing, and safety aspects of operation and maintenance of gas 
transmission and distribution systems, including gas pipelines, gas 
compressor stations, gas metering, regulation stations, gas mains, and 
service lines up to the outlet of the customers' meter set assembly.

 ASME B31.8S-2004 (Jan. 2005) ``Supplement to B31.8 on Managing 
System Integrity of Gas Pipelines''
    Replaces current ibr: 2002 edition
    Referenced by 49 CFR 192.903(c); 192.907(b); 192.911 Introductory 
text; 192.911(i); 192.911(k); 192.911(l); 192.911(m); 192.913(a) 
Introductory text; 192.913(b)(1); 192.917(a) Introductory text; 
192.917(b); 192.917(c); 192.917(e)(1); 192.917(e)(4); 192.921(a)(1); 
192.923(b)(2); 192.923(b)(3); 192.925(b) Introductory text; 
192.925(b)(1); 192.925(b)(2); 192.925(b)(3); 192.925(b)(4); 192.927(b); 
192.927(c)(1)(i); 192.929(b)(1); 192.929(b)(2); 192.933(a); 
192.933(d)(1); 192.933(d)(1)(i); 192.935(a); 192.935(b)(1)(iv); 
192.937(c)(1); 192.939(a)(1)(i); 192.939(a)(1)(ii); 192.939(a)(3); 
192.945(a)

    This standard applies to on-shore gas pipeline systems constructed 
with ferrous materials. Pipeline system means all parts of physical 
facilities through which gas is transported, including pipe, valves, 
appurtenances attached to pipe, compressor units, metering stations, 
regulator stations, delivery stations, holders and fabricated 
assemblies. This standard is designed to provide the operator with the 
information necessary to develop and implement an effective integrity 
management program utilizing proven industry practices and processes.

 ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section I, ``Rules for 
Construction of Power Boilers'' (2004 edition)
    Replaces current ibr: 1998 edition
    Referenced by 49 CFR 192.153(a)

    This section of the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code addresses the 
design, construction, and testing of prefabricated pressure-containing 
components of pipeline systems.

 ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, Division 
1, ``Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels'' (2004 edition)
    Replaces current ibr: 1998 edition as referenced in Sec.  193.2321; 
2001 edition for all other references
    Referenced by 49 CFR 192.153(a); 192.153(b); 192.153(d); 
192.165(b)(3); 193.2321; 195.124; 195.307(e)

    This division of the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII 
contains rules for pressure vessel materials, design, fabrication, 
examination, inspection, testing, certification, and pressure relief. 
It includes requirements for pipe, fittings, and above ground breakout 
tanks that employ circumferential and longitudinal weld seams.

 ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, Division 
2, ``Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels'' (2004 edition)
    Replaces current ibr: 1998 edition as referenced in Sec.  193.2321; 
2001 edition for all other references
    Referenced by 49 CFR 192.153(b); 192.165(b)(3); 193.2321; 
195.307(e)

    This division of the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, 
provides an alternative to the standards of Division 1 and are more 
restrictive in the choice of materials, but permit higher design 
stresses subject to more complete examination, testing, and inspection.

 ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section IX, ``Welding 
and Brazing Qualifications'' (2004 edition)
    Replaces current ibr: 2001 edition
    Referenced by 49 CFR 192.227(a); Item II, Appendix B to part 192; 
195.222

    This section of the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code establishes 
qualifications of welders and the procedures employed in welding. It 
includes qualification of procedures for each type of welding and 
qualification of welders for specific processes. A welder may be 
qualified by mechanical bending tests, or by radiography of test or 
production welds.

Gas Technology Institute (GTI)

 GTI-04/0049 (April 2004) ``LNG Vapor Dispersion Prediction 
with the DEGADIS Dense Gas Dispersion Model''
    Replaces current ibr: April 1988-July 1990 edition
    Referenced by 49 CFR 193.2059

    The Federal regulations on LNG dispersion protection (49 CFR 
193.2059) specify DEGADIS as an acceptable means of determining 
flammable vapor-gas dispersion distances. The program user supplies 
information on local conditions (e.g., wind speed, temperature, 
humidity, surface roughness) and on the LNG spills (release rate, 
source radius). As described in the revised user manual, the DEGADIS 
program generates a description of the spatial and temporal development 
of a gas plume resulting from a release of LNG.

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Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings 
Industry, Inc. (MSS)

 MSS SP-75-2004 ``Specification for High Test Wrought Butt 
Welding Fittings'' (1993).
    Replaces current ibr: 1993
    Referenced by 49 CFR 195.118(a)

    This specification cover factory-made, seamless and electric 
fusion-welded carbon and low-alloy steel, butt-welding fittings for use 
in high pressure gas and oil transmission pipelines and gas 
distribution systems, including pipelines, compressor stations, 
metering and regulating stations, and gas mains. It addresses 
dimensions, tolerances, ratings, testing, materials, chemical and 
tensile properties, heat treatment, notch toughness, manufacturing, and 
marking.

 MSS SP-44-2001 ``Steel Pipe Line Flanges''
    Replaces current ibr: 1996
    Referenced by 49 CFR 192.147(a)

    This standard was developed to address the continued use of steel 
pipe flanges in gas and hazardous liquid pipelines. Line pipe usually 
employs high-strength, cold worked, thin-wall carbon steel grade pipe, 
which necessitates special attention to the welding end of the flanges.

NACE International (NACE)

 NACE Standard RP0169-2002 ``Control of External Corrosion on 
Underground or Submerged Metallic Piping Systems''
    Replaces current ibr: 1996
    Referenced by 49 CFR 195.571

    The standard provides criteria for cathodic protection to achieve 
control of external corrosion on buried or submerged metallic piping 
systems. It includes information on determining the need for corrosion 
control; piping system design; coatings; cathodic protection criteria 
and design; installation of cathodic protection systems; and control of 
interference currents.

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

 NFPA 30 (2003) ``Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code''
    Replaces current ibr: 1996
    Referenced by 49 CFR 192.735(b); 195.264(b)(1)

    This standard addresses safety rules for working with and storing 
flammable and combustible liquids.

NFPA 58 (2004) ``Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code (LP-Gas Code)''
    Replaces current ibr: 1998
    Referenced by 49 CFR 192.11(a); 192.11(b); 192.11(c)

    The LPG, or propane, standard provides safety requirements for the 
design, construction, installation and operation of all LPG systems and 
storage facilities. This edition includes improved safety and security 
measure for bulk sites and industrial plants, including clarified 
requirements for safety valves and operations and maintenance 
requirements for pipeline and refrigerated storage facilities.

 NFPA 59 (2004) ``Standard for the Storage and Handling of 
Liquefied Petroleum Gases at Utility Gas Plants
    Replaces current ibr: 1998
    Referenced by 49 CFR 192.11(a); 192.11(b); 192.11(c)

    This standard applies to the design, construction, location, 
installation, operation, and maintenance of refrigerated and non-
refrigerated liquefied petroleum gas plants. Coverage of liquefied 
petroleum gas systems at utility gas plants extends to the point where 
LPG or a mixture of LPG and air is introduced into the utility 
distribution system. It addresses refrigerated and non-refrigerated 
containers, piping, valves, and equipment, structures housing LP-Gas 
distribution facilities; vaporizers, heat exchangers, and gas-air 
mixers; relief devices; operations and maintenance; and fire 
protection, safety, and security.
 NFPA 70 (June 2005) ``National Electrical Code''
    Replaces current ibr: 1996
    Referenced by 49 CFR 192.163(e); 192.189(c)

    This code covers all aspects of the installation of electrical 
facilities, including the electrical wiring in gas pipeline vaults and 
compressor stations.

Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI)

 PPI TR-3/2004 (2004) ``Policies and Procedures for Developing 
Hydrostatic Design Bases (HDB), Pressure Design Bases (PDB), and 
Minimum Required Strength (MRS) Ratings for Thermoplastic Piping 
Materials'' (PPI TR-3-2000-Part E only, ``Policy for Determining Long 
Term Strength (LTHS) by Temperature Interpolation)''
    Replaces current ibr: 2000
    Referenced by 49 CFR 192.121

    This report presents the updated policies and procedures used by 
the Hydrostatic Stress Board of the Plastics Pipe Institute to develop 
recommendations of long-term strength ratings for thermoplastic piping 
materials and pipe. These recommendations are published in PPI TR-4, 
``PPI Listing of Hydrostatic Design Basis (HDB), Pressure Design Basis 
(PDB), Strength Design Basis (SDB), and Minimum Required Strength (MRS) 
Ratings for Thermoplastic Piping Materials or Pipe'', a regularly 
updated document.

Rulemaking Analyses

Executive Order 12866

    This proposed rule is not a significant regulatory action under 
section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866 (58 FR 51735) and, therefore, was 
not subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). 
This proposed rule is not significant under the Regulatory Policies and 
Procedures of the Department of Transportation (44 FR 11034).

Executive Order 13132

    This proposed rule has been analyzed in accordance with the 
principles and criteria contained in Executive Order 13132 
(``Federalism''). This notice does not propose any regulation that:
    (1) Has substantial direct effect on the states, the relationship 
between the national government and the states, or the distribution of 
power and responsibilities among the various levels of government;
    (2) imposes substantial direct compliance costs on state and local 
governments; or
    (3) preempts state law.
    Therefore, the consultation and funding requirements of Executive 
Order 13132 do not apply.

Executive Order 13084

    This proposed rule has been analyzed in accordance with the 
principles and criteria contained in Executive Order 13084, 
Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments. Because 
the proposed rule would not significantly or uniquely affect the Indian 
tribal governments, the funding and consultation requirements of 
Executive Order 13084 do not apply.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    This rulemaking will not impose additional requirements on pipeline 
operators, including small entities that operate regulated pipelines. 
Rather, the proposed rule only incorporates the most recent editions of 
voluntary consensus standards that represent the current best practice 
in pipeline technology. Incorporating the most recent editions of these 
standards does not impose additional costs on small or large gas 
pipelines, hazardous liquid pipelines, or liquefied natural gas 
companies, and may reduce costs by contributing to even safer pipeline 
operations. Based on the facts available about the expected impact of 
this rulemaking, I certify, under Section 605

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of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 605), that this rulemaking 
will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
small entities.

National Environmental Policy Act

    We have analyzed the proposed rule changes for purposes of the 
National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). Because the 
adoption of the latest standards moves pipeline construction, 
operations, and maintenance toward current best practices, we have 
preliminarily determined that the proposed changes would not 
significantly affect the quality of the human environment.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    This proposed rule does not impose any new or revised information 
collection requirements.

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995

    This proposed rule does not impose unfunded mandates under the 
Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995. It does not result in costs of 
$100 million or more to either State, local, or tribal governments, in 
the aggregate, or to the private sector, and is the least burdensome 
alternative that achieves the objective of the proposed rule.

List of Subjects

49 CFR Part 192

    Incorporation by reference, Natural gas, Pipeline safety.

49 CFR Part 193

    Incorporation by reference, Liquefied natural gas, Pipeline safety.

49 CFR Part 195

    Anhydrous ammonia, Carbon dioxide, Incorporation by reference, 
Petroleum, Pipeline safety.

    In consideration of the foregoing, PHMSA proposes to amend 49 CFR 
Parts 192, 193, and 195 as follows:

PART 192--[AMENDED]

    1. The authority citation for part 192 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 5103, 60102, 60104, 60108, 60109, 60110, 
60113, and 60118; and 49 CFR 1.53.

    2. Paragraph (c) of Sec.  192.7 would be revised to read as 
follows:
* * * * *
    (c) The full titles of documents incorporated by reference, in 
whole or in part, are provided herein. The numbers in parentheses 
indicate applicable editions. For each incorporated document, citations 
of all affected sections are provided. Earlier editions of currently 
listed documents or editions of documents listed in previous editions 
of 49 CFR Part 192 may be used for materials and components designed, 
manufactured, or installed in accordance with these earlier documents 
at the time they were listed. The user must refer to the appropriate 
previous edition of 49 CFR Part 192 for a listing of the earlier listed 
editions or documents.
    (1) Incorporated by reference (ibr).

List of Organizations and Addresses.

    (i) Pipeline Research Council International, Inc. (PRCI), c/o 
Technical Toolboxes, 3801 Kirby Drive, Suite 520, Houston, TX 77098.
    (ii) American Petroleum Institute (API), 1220 L Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20005.
    (iii) American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), 100 Barr 
Harbor Drive, West Conshohocken, PA 19428.
    (iv) ASME International (ASME), Three Park Avenue, New York, NY 
10016-5990.
    (v) Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings 
Industry, Inc. (MSS), 127 Park Street, NE., Vienna, VA 22180.
    (vi) National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 1 Batterymarch 
Park, P.O. Box 9101, Quincy, MA 02269-9101.
    (vii) Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI), 1825 Connecticut Avenue, 
NW., Suite 680, Washington, DC 20009.
    (viii) NACE International (NACE), 1440 South Creek Drive, Houston, 
TX 77084.
    (ix) Gas Technology Institute (GTI), 1700 South Mount Prospect 
Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018.
    (2) Documents incorporated by reference

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    Source and name of referenced material                              49 CFR reference
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A. Pipeline Research Council International
 (PRCI):
    (1) AGA Pipeline Research Committee,       Sec.  Sec.   192.933(a); 192.485(c).
     Project PR-3-805, ``A Modified Criterion
     for Evaluating the Remaining Strength of
     Corroded Pipe'' (December 22, 1989). The
     RSTRENG program may be used for
     calculating remaining strength.
B. American Petroleum Institute (API):
    (1) API Specification 5L ``Specification   Sec.  Sec.   192.55(e); 192.113; Item I of Appendix B.
     for Line Pipe'' (API 5L, 43rd edition,
     2004).
    (2) API Recommended Practice 5L1           Sec.   192.65(a).
     ``Recommended Practice for Railroad
     Transportation of Line Pipe'' (6th
     edition, 2002).
    (3) API Specification 6D ``Specification   Sec.   192.145(a).
     for Pipeline Valves (Gate, Plug, Ball,
     and Check Valves)'' (22nd edition, 2002
     including Supplement 11/04)
    (4) API 1104 ``Welding of Pipelines and    Sec.  Sec.   192.227(a); 192.229(c)(1); 192.241(c); Item II,
     Related Facilities'' (19th edition, 1999   Appendix B.
     including Errata October 31, 2001).
    (5) API Recommended Practice 1162          Sec.  Sec.   192.616(a): 192.616(b); 192.616(c).
     ``Public Awareness Programs for Pipeline
     Operators'' (1st edition, December 2003).
C. American Society for Testing and Materials
 (ASTM):
    (1) ASTM A53/A53M-04a (2004) ``Standard    Sec.  Sec.   192.113; Item I, Appendix B.
     Specification for Pipe, Steel, Black and
     Hot-Dipped, Zinc-Coated, Welded and
     Seamless''.
    (2) ASTM A106/A106M-04b (2004) ``Standard  Sec.   192.113; Item I, Appendix B.
     Specification for Seamless Carbon Steel
     Pipe for High-Temperature Service''.
    (3) ASTM A333/A333M-04a (2004) ``Standard  Sec.   192.113; Item I, Appendix B.
     Specification for Seamless and Welded
     Steel Pipe for Low-Temperature Service''.
    (4) ASTM A372/A372M-03 ``Standard          Sec.   192.177(b)(1).
     Specification for Carbon and Alloy Steel
     Forgings for Thin-Walled Pressure
     Vessels''.
    (5) ASTM A381-96 (2001) ``Standard         Sec.   192.113; Item I, Appendix B.
     Specification for Metal-Arc-Welded Steel
     Pipe for Use With High-Pressure
     Transmission Systems''.
    (6) ASTM A671-04 (2004) ``Standard         Sec.   192.113; Item I, Appendix B.
     Specification for Electric-Fusion-Welded
     Steel Pipe for Atmospheric and Lower
     Temperatures''.
    (7) ASTM A672-96 (2001) ``Standard         Sec.   192.113; Item I, Appendix B.
     Specification for Electric-Fusion-Welded
     Steel Pipe for High-Pressure Service at
     Moderate Temperatures''

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    (8) ASTM A691-98 (2002) ``Standard         Sec.   192.113; Item I, Appendix B.
     Specification for Carbon and Alloy Steel
     Pipe, Electric-Fusion-Welded for High-
     Pressure Service at High Temperatures''
    (9) ASTM D638-03 (2003) ``Standard Test    Sec.  Sec.   192.283(a)(3); 192.283(b)(1).
     Method for Tensile Properties of
     Plastics'' (ASTM D638-1999).
    (10) ASTM D2513-04a ``Standard             Sec.  Sec.   192.63(a)(1); 192.191(b); 192.281(b)(2);
     Specification for Thermoplastic Gas        192.283(a)(1)(i); Item 1, Appendix B.
     Pressure Pipe, Tubing, and Fittings''.
    (11) ASTM D2517-00e1 (2000) ``Standard     Sec.  Sec.   192.191(a); 192.281(d)(1); 192.283(a)(1)(ii); Item
     Specification for Reinforced Epoxy Resin   I, Appendix B.
     Gas Pressure Pipe and Fittings''.
    (12) ASTM F1055-1998 ``Standard            Sec.   192.283(a)(1)(iiii).
     Specification for Electrofusion type
     Polyethylene Fittings for Outside
     Diameter Controller Polyethylene Pipe
     and Tubing''.
D. ASME International (ASME):
    (1) ASME B16.1 ``Cast Iron Pipe Flanges    Sec.   192.147(c).
     and Flanged Fittings''.
    (2) ASME B16.5-2003 ``Pipe Flanges and     Sec.  Sec.   192.147(a); 192.279.
     Flanged Fittings''.
    (3) ASME B31G-1991 (R-2004) ``Manual for   Sec.  Sec.   192.485(c); 192.933(a).
     Determining the Remaining Strength of
     Corroded Pipelines''.
    (4) ASME B31.8-2003 ``Gas Transmission     Sec.   192.619(a)(1)(i);
     and Distribution Piping Systems''.
    (5) ASME B31.8S-2004 ``Supplement to       Sec.  Sec.   192.903(c); 192.907(b); 192.911, Introductory text;
     B31.8 on Managing System Integrity of      192.911(i); 192.911(k); 192.911(l); 192.911(m); 192.913(a)
     Gas Pipelines''.                           Introductory text; 192.913(b)(1); 192.917(a) Introductory text;
                                                192.917(b); 192.917(c); 192.917(e)(1); 192.917(e)(4);
                                                192.921(a)(1); 192.923(b)(2); 192.923(b)(3); 192.925(b)
                                                Introductory text; 192.925(b)(1); 192.925(b)(2); 192.925(b)(3);
                                                192.925(b)(4); 192.927(b); 192.927(c)(1)(i); 192.929(b)(1);
                                                192.929(b)(2); 192.933(a); 192.933(d)(1); 192.933(d)(1)(i);
                                                192.935(a); 192.935(b)(1)(iv); 192.937(c)(1); 192.939(a)(1)(i);
                                                192.939(a)(1)(ii); 192.939(a)(3); 192.945(a).
    (6) ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code,  Sec.   192.153(a).
     Section I, ``Rules for Construction of
     Power Boilers'' (ASME Section I-2004).
    (7) ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code,  Sec.  Sec.   192.153(a); 192.153(b); 192.153(d); 192.165(b)(3).
     Section VIII, Division 1, ``Rules for
     Construction of Pressure Vessels'' (ASME
     Section VIII Division 1-2004)
    (8) ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code,  Sec.  Sec.   192.153(b); 192.165(b)(3).
     Section VIII, Division 2, ``Rules for
     Construction of Pressure Vessels:
     Alternative Rules'' (ASME Section VIII
     Division 2-2004).
    (9) ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code,  Sec.   192.227(a); Item II, Appendix B.
     Section IX, ``Welding and Brazing
     Qualifications'' (ASME Section IX-2004).
E. Manufacturers Standardization Society of    Sec.   192.147(a).
 the Valve and Fittings Industry, Inc. (MSS):
    (1) MSS SP44-2001 ``Steel Pipe Line
     Flanges''
    (2) [Reserved]
F. National Fire Protection Association
 (NFPA):
    (1) NFPA 30 ``Flammable and Combustible    Sec.   192.735(b).
     Liquids Code'' (NFPA 30-2003).
    (2) NFPA 58 ``Liquefied Petroleum Gas      Sec.  Sec.   192.11(a); 192.11(b); 192.11(c).
     Code (LP-Gas Code)'' (NFPA 58-2004).
    (3) NFPA 59 ``Standard for the Storage     Sec.  Sec.   192.163(e); 192.189(c).
     and Handling of Liquefied Petroleum
     Gases at Utility Gas Plants'' (NFPA 59-
     2004).
    (4) NFPA 70 ``National Electrical Code''
     (NFPA 70-2005)
G. Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI):
    (1) PPI TR-3/2004 ``Policies and           Sec.   192.121.
     Procedures for Developing Hydrostatic
     Design Bases (HDB), Pressure Design
     Bases (PDB), and Minimum Required
     Strength (MRS) Ratings for Thermoplastic
     Piping Materials'' (PPI TR-3-2000-Part E
     only, ``Policy for Determining Long Term
     Strength (LTHS) by Temperature
     Interpolation'').
H. NACE International (NACE):
    (1) NACE Standard RP0502-2002 ``Pipeline   Sec.  Sec.   192.923(b)(1); 192.925(b) Introductory text;
     External Corrosion Direct Assessment       192.925(b)(1); 192.925(b)(1)(ii); 192.925(b)(2) Introductory
     Methodology''.                             text; 192.925(b)(3) Introductory text; 192.925(b)(3)(ii);
                                                192.925(b)(iv); 192.925(b)(4) Introductory text;
                                                192.925(b)(4)(ii); 192.931(d); 192.935(b)(1)(iv); 192.939(a)(2).
I. Gas Technology Institute (GTI):
    (1) GRI 02/0057 ``Internal Corrosion       Sec.   192.927(c)(2).
     Direct Assessment of Gas Transmission
     Pipelines--Methodology'' (2002).
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    3. Section I of Appendix B to Part 192 would be revised to read as 
follows:

Appendix B to Part 192--Qualification of Pipe

    I. Listed Pipe Specifications
API 5L--Steel pipe, ``API Specification for Line Pipe'' (ibr, see 
Sec.  192.7)
ASTM A53/A53M--Steel pipe, ``Standard Specification for Pipe, Steel 
Black and Hot-Dipped, Zinc-Coated, Welded and Seamless'' (ibr, see 
Sec.  192.7).
ASTM A106--Steel pipe, ``Standard Specification for Seamless Carbon 
Steel Pipe for High Temperature Service'' (ibr, see Sec.  192.7).
ASTM A333/A333M--Steel pipe, ``Standard Specification for Seamless 
and Welded Steel Pipe for Low Temperature Service'' (ibr, see Sec.  
192.7).
ASTM A381--Steel pipe, ``Standard Specification for Metal-Arc-Welded 
Steel

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Pipe for Use with High-Pressure Transmission Systems'' (ibr, see 
Sec.  192.7).
ASTM A671--Steel pipe, ``Standard Specification for Electric-Fusion-
Welded Pipe for Atmospheric and Lower Temperatures'' (ibr, see Sec.  
192.7).
ASTM A672--Steel pipe, ``Standard Specification for Electric-Fusion-
Welded Steel Pipe for High-Pressure Service at Moderate 
Temperatures'' (ibr, see Sec.  192.7).
ASTM A691--Steel pipe, ``Standard Specification for Carbon and Alloy 
Steel Pipe, Electric-Fusion-Welded for High Pressure Service at High 
Temperatures'' (ibr, see Sec.  192.7).
ASTM D2513--Thermoplastic pipe and tubing, ``Standard Specification 
for Thermoplastic Gas Pressure Pipe, Tubing, and Fittings'' (ibr, 
see Sec.  192.7).
ASTM D2517--Thermosetting plastic pipe and tubing, ``Standard 
Specification for Reinforced Epoxy Resin Gas Pressure Pipe and 
Fittings'' (ibr, see Sec.  192.7).
* * * * *

PART 193--[AMENDED]

    1. The authority citation for part 193 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 5103, 60102, 60103, 60104, 60108, 60109, 
60110, 60113, 60118; and 49 CFR 1.53
    2. Section 193.2013 would be revised to read as follows:


193.2013  Matter incorporated by reference.

    (a) Any document or portion thereof incorporated by reference in 
this part is included in this part as though it were printed in full. 
When only a portion of a document is referenced, then this part 
incorporates only that referenced portion of the document and the 
remainder is not incorporated. Applicable editions are listed in 
paragraph (c) of this section in parentheses following the title of the 
referenced material. Earlier editions listed in previous editions of 
this section may be used for components manufactured, designed, or 
installed in accordance with those earlier editions at the time they 
were listed. The user must refer to the appropriate previous edition of 
49 CFR for a listing of the earlier editions.
    (b) All incorporated materials are available for inspection in the 
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, 400 Seventh 
Street, SW., Washington, DC, or at the National Archives and Records 
Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this 
material at NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to: https://www.archives.gov/
federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_
locations.html. Documents incorporated by reference are available from 
the publishers as follows:
    (1) American Gas Association (AGA), 400 North Capitol Street, NW, 
Washington, DC 20001.
    (2) American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Parallel Centre, 
1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA 20191-4400.
    (3) ASME International (ASME), Three Park Avenue, New York, NY 
10016-5990.
    (4) Gas Technology Institute (GTI), 1700 S. Mount Prospect Road, 
Des Plaines, IL 60018.
    (5) National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 1 Batterymarch 
Park, P.O. Box 9101, Quincy, MA 02269-9101.
    (c) Documents incorporated by reference.

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    Source and name of referenced material                              49 CFR reference
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A. American Gas Association (AGA):
    (1) ``Purging Principles and Practices''   Sec.  Sec.   193.2512; 193.2517; 193.2615.
     (3rd edition, 2001).
B. American Society of Civil Engineers
 (ASCE):
    (1) SEI/ASCE 7-02 ``Minimum Design Loads   Sec.   193.2067.
     for Buildings and Other Structures''
     (2002).
C. ASME International (ASME):
    (1) ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code,  Sec.   193.2321.
     Section VIII, Division 1, ``Rules for
     Construction of Pressure Vessels'' (ASME
     Section VIII Division 1-2004).
    (2) ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code,  Sec.   193.2321.
     Section VIII, Division 2, ``Rules for
     Construction of Pressure Vessels:
     Alternative Rules'' (ASME Section VIII
     Division 2-2004).
D. Gas Technology Institute (GTI):
    (1) GRI-89/0176 ``LNGFIRE: A Thermal       Sec.   193.2057.
     Radiation Model for LNG Fires'' (January
     29, 1990).
    (2) GTI-04/0049 ``LNG Vapor Dispersion     Sec.   193.2059.
     Prediction with the DEGADIS Dense Gas
     Dispersion Model'' (April 2004).
    (3) GRI-96/0396.5 ``Evaluation of          Sec.   193.2059.
     Mitigation Methods for Accidental LNG
     Releases, Volume 5: Using FEM3A for LNG
     Accident Consequence Analyses'' (April
     1997).
E. National Fire Protection Association
 (NFPA):
    (1) NFPA 59A ``Standard for the            Sec.  Sec.   193.2019; 193.2051; 193.2057; 193.2059; 193.2101;
     Production, Storage, and Handling of       193.2301; 193.2303; 193.2401; 193.2521; 193.2639; 193.2801.
     Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)'' (2001).
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PART 195--[AMENDED]

    1. The authority citation for part 195 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 5103, 60102, 60104, 60108, 60109, 60118; 
and 49 CFR 1.53
    2. Section 195.3 would be amended by revising the last sentence of 
paragraph (b) introductory text, paragraphs (b)(1) through (7), and (c) 
to read as follows:


Sec.  195.3  Incorporation by reference.

* * * * *
    (b) * * * Documents incorporated by reference are available from 
the publishers as follows:
    (1) Pipeline Research Council International, Inc. (PRCI), c/o 
Technical Toolboxes, 3801 Kirby Drive, Suite 520, Houston, TX 77098.
    (2) American Petroleum Institute (API), 1220 L Street, NW, 
Washington, DC 20005.
    (3) ASME International (ASME), Three Park Avenue, New York, NY 
10016-5990.
    (4) Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings 
Industry, Inc. (MSS), 127 Park Street, NE, Vienna, VA 22180.
    (5) American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), 100 Barr 
Harbor Drive, West Conshohocken, PA 19428.
    (6) National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 1 Batterymarch 
Park, P.O. Box 9101, Quincy, MA 02269-9101.
    (7) NACE International, 1440 South Creek Drive, Houston, TX 77084.
    (c) The full titles of publications incorporated by reference 
wholly or partially in this part are as follows. Numbers in parentheses 
indicate applicable editions:

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  Source and name of referenced material                              49 CFR reference
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A. Pipeline Research Council
 International, Inc. (PRCI):
    (1) AGA Pipeline Research Committee,    Sec.   195.452(h)(4)(B).
     Project PR-3-805, ``A Modified
     Criterion for Evaluating the
     Remaining Strength of Corroded Pipe''
     (December 22, 1989). The RSTRENG
     program may be used for calculating
     remaining strength.
B. American Petroleum Institute (API):
    (1) API Specification 5L                Sec.  Sec.   195.106(b)(1)(i); 195.106(e).
     ``Specification for Line Pipe'' (43rd
     edition, 2004).
    (2) API Specification 6D                Sec.   195.116(d).
     ``Specification for Pipeline Valves
     (Gate, Plug, Ball, and Check
     Valves)'' (22nd edition, 2002
     including Supplement 11/04).
    (3) API Specification 12F               Sec.  Sec.   195.132(b)(1); 195.205(b)(2); 195.264(b)(1);
     ``Specification for Shop Welded Tanks   195.264(e)(1); 195.307(a); 195.565; 195.579(d).
     for Storage of Production Liquids''
     (11th edition, 1994 as reaffirmed 5/
     02).
    (4) API 510 ``Pressure Vessel           Sec.  Sec.   195.205(b)(3); 195.432(c).
     Inspection Code: Maintenance
     Inspection, Rating, Repair, and
     Alteration'' (8th edition, 1997 incl.
     Addenda 1-4).
    (5) API Standard 620 ``Design and       Sec.  Sec.   195.132(b)(2); 195.205(b)(2); 195.264(b)(1);
     Construction of Large, Welded, Low-     195.264(e)(3); 195.307(b).
     Pressure Storage Tanks'' (10th
     edition, 2002).
    (6) API 650 ``Welded Steel Tanks for    Sec.  Sec.   195.132(b)(3); 195.205(b)(1); 195.264(b)(1);
     Oil Storage'' (10th edition, 1998       195.264(e)(2); 195.307(c); 195.307(d); 195.565; 195.579(d).
     including Addenda 1-3).
    (7) API Recommended Practice 651        Sec.  Sec.   195.565; 195.579(d).
     ``Cathodic Protection of Aboveground
     Petroleum Storage Tanks'' (2nd
     edition, December 1997).
    (8) API Recommended Practice 652        Sec.   195.579(d).
     ``Lining of Aboveground Petroleum
     Storage Tank Bottoms'' (2nd edition,
     December 1997).
 
    (9) API Standard 653 ``Tank             Sec.  Sec.   195.205(b)(1); 195.432(b).
     Inspection, Repair, Alteration, and
     Reconstruction'' (3rd edition, 2001
     including Addendum 1).
    (10) API 1104 ``Welding of Pipelines    Sec.  Sec.   195.222; 195.228(b).
     and Related Facilities'' (19th
     edition, 1999 including Errata
     October 31, 2001).
    (11) API Standard 2000 ``Venting        Sec.  Sec.   195.264(e)(2); 195.264(e)(3).
     Atmospheric and Low-Pressure Storage
     Tanks'' (4th edition, September 1992).
    (12) API 1130 ``Computational Pipeline  Sec.  Sec.   195.134; 195.444.
     Monitoring'' (2nd edition, 2002).
    (13) API Recommended Practice 2003      Sec.   195.405(a).
     ``Protection Against Ignitions
     Arising Out of Static, Lightning, and
     Stray Currents'' (6th edition, 1998).
    (14) API Publication 2026 ``Safe        Sec.   195.405(b).
     Access/Egress Involving Floating
     Roofs of Storage Tanks in Petroleum
     Service'' (2nd edition, 1998).
    (15) API Recommended Practice 2350      Sec.   195.428(c)
     ``Overfill Protection for Storage
     Tanks In Petroleum Facilities''''
     (2nd edition, 1996).
    (16) API Standard 2510 ``Design and     Sec.  Sec.   195.132(b)(3); 195.205(b)(3); 195.264(b)(2);
     Construction of LPG Installations''     195.264(e)(4); 195.307(e); 195.428(c); 195.432(c).
     (8th edition, 2004).
    (17) API Recommended Practice 1162      Sec.  Sec.   195.440(a); 195.440(b); 195.440(c).
     ``Public Awareness Programs for
     Pipeline Operators'' (1st edition,
     December 2003).
C. ASME International (ASME):
    (1) ASME B16.9-2003 ``Factory-Made      Sec.   195.118(a).
     Wrought Steel Butt Welding Fittings''.
    (2) ASME B31.4-2002 ``Pipeline          Sec.   195.452(h)(4)(i).
     Transportation Systems for Liquid
     Hydrocarbons and Other Liquids''.
    (3) ASME B31G-1991 (R-2004) ``Manual    Sec.  Sec.   195.452(h)(4)(i)(B); 195.452(h)(4)(iii)(D).
     for Determining the Remaining
     Strength of Corroded Pipelines''.
    (4) ASME B31.8-2003 ``Gas Transmission  Sec.   195.5(a)(1)(i); 195.406(a)(1)(i).
     and Distribution Piping Systems''.
    (5) ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel     Sec.   195.124; 195.307(e).
     Code, Section VIII, Division 1
     ``Rules for Construction of Pressure
     Vessels,'' (2004 edition).
    (6) ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel     Sec.   195.307(e).
     Code, Section VIII, Division 2
     ``Alternate Rules for Construction
     for Pressure Vessels'' (2004 edition).
    (7) ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel     Sec.   195.222.
     Code, Section IX ``Welding and
     Brazing Qualifications,'' (2004
     edition).
D. Manufacturers Standardization Society
 of the Valve and Fittings Industry, Inc.
 (MSS):
    (1) MSS SP-75-2004 ``Specification for  Sec.   195.118(a).
     High Test Wrought Butt Welding
     Fittings''.
    (2) [Reserved]
E. American Society for Testing and
 Materials (ASTM):
    (1) ASTM A53/A53M-04a (2004)            Sec.   195.106(e).
     ``Standard Specification for Pipe,
     Steel, Black and Hot-Dipped, Zinc-
     Coated Welded and Seamless''.
    (2) ASTM A106/A106M-04b (2004)          Sec.   195.106(e).
     ``Standard Specification for Seamless
     Carbon Steel Pipe for High-
     Temperature Service''.
    (3) ASTM A 333/A 333M-04a (2004)        Sec.   195.106(e).
     ``Standard Specification for Seamless
     and Welded Steel Pipe for Low-
     Temperature Service''.
    (4) ASTM A 381-96 (2001) ``Standard     Sec.   195.106(e).
     Specification for Metal-Arc-Welded
     Steel Pipe for Use With High-Pressure
     Transmission Systems''.
    (5) ASTM A 671-04 (2004) ``Standard     Sec.   195.106(e).
     Specification for Electric-Fusion-
     Welded Steel Pipe for Atmospheric and
     Lower Temperatures''.
    (6) ASTM A 672-96 (2001) ``Standard     Sec.   195.106(e).
     Specification for Electric-Fusion-
     Welded Steel Pipe for High-Pressure
     Service at Moderate Temperatures''.
    (7) ASTM A 691-98 (2002) ``Standard     Sec.   195.106(e).
     Specification for Carbon and Alloy
     Steel Pipe Electric-Fusion-Welded for
     High-Pressure Service at High
     Temperatures''.
F. National Fire Protection Association
 (NFPA):
    (1) NFPA 30 (2003) ``Flammable and      Sec.   195.264(b)(1).
     Combustible Liquids Code''.
    (2) [Reserved]

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G. NACE International (NACE):
    (1) NACE Standard RP0169-2002           Sec.   195.571.
     ``Control of External Corrosion on
     Underground or Submerged Metallic
     Piping Systems''.
    (2) Reserved
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    Issued in Washington, DC on July 11, 2005.
Theodore L. Willke,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety.
[FR Doc. 05-14003 Filed 7-15-05; 8:45 am]
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