Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Delays in Processing of Exemption Applications, 46916-46917 [05-15860]

Download as PDF 46916 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 154 / Thursday, August 11, 2005 / Notices injuries, and amount of property damage. As used in this notice, ‘‘information collection’’ includes all work related to preparing and disseminating information related to this recordkeeping requirement including completing paperwork, gathering information and conducting telephone calls. Type of Information Collection Request: Renewal of Existing Collection. Title of Information Collection: Pipeline Safety Reports of Abandoned Underwater Pipelines Respondents: Gas and hazardous liquid pipeline operators. Estimated Number of Respondents per Year: 10. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 60 hours. Issued in Washington DC on August 5, 2005. Florence L. Hamn, Director, Office of Regulations. [FR Doc. 05–15955 Filed 8–10–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SW., Washington, DC 20590–0001, (202) 366–4535. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Key to ‘‘Reason for Delay’’ Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Delays in Processing of Exemption Applications Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, DOT. AGENCY: List of application delayed more than 180 days. ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of 49 U.S.C. 5117(C), PHMSA is publishing the following list of exemption applications that have been in process for 180 days or more. The reason(s) for delay and the expected completion date for action on each application is provided in association with each identified application. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Delmer Billings, Office of Hazardous Materials Exemptions and Approvals, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, 1. Awaiting additional information from applicant. 2. Extensive public comment under review. 3. Application is technically complex and is of significant impact or precedent-setting and requires extensive analysis. 4. Staff review delayed by other priority issues or volume of exemption applications. Meaning of Application Number Suffixes N—New application. M—Modification request. X—Renewal. PM—Party to application with modification request. Issued in Washington, DC, on August 5, 2005. R. Ryan Posten, Exemptions Program Officer, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety Exemptions & Approvals. NEW EXEMPTION APPLICATIONS Application No. 13183–N 13281–N 13266–N 13302–N 13341–N 13314–N 13309–N 13347–N 13346–N 14149–N 14140–N 14141–N 14146–N 14138–N 14038–N 14010–N 13999–N 13957–N 14154–N 14151–N 13582–N 13563–N 13547–N Reason for delay Applicant ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... Becton Dickinson, Sandy, UT ............................................................................................................... The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI .......................................................................................... Luxfer Gas Cylinder, Riverside, CA ...................................................................................................... FIBA Technologies, Inc., Westboro, MA ............................................................................................... National Propane Gas Association, Washington, DC ........................................................................... Sunoco Inc., Philadelphia, PA ............................................................................................................... OPW Engineered Systems, Lebanon, OH ............................................................................................ ShipMate, Inc., Torrance, CA ................................................................................................................ Stand-By-Systems, Inc., Dallas, TX ...................................................................................................... Digital Wave Corporation, Englewood, CO ........................................................................................... Albermarle Corporation, Baton Rouge, LA ........................................................................................... Nalco Company, Naperville, IL ............................................................................................................. Brunswick Corporation, Lake Forest, IL ................................................................................................ INO Therapeutics, Inc., Port Allen, LA .................................................................................................. Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI .................................................................................................. Varsal, LLC, Warminster, PA ................................................................................................................ Kompozit-Praha s.r.o., Dysina u Plzne, Czech Republic, CZ .............................................................. T.L.C.C.I, Inc., Franklin, TN .................................................................................................................. Carleton Technologies, Inc. .................................................................................................................. Chevron Texaco, Houston, TX .............................................................................................................. Linde Gas LLC (Linde), Independence, OH ......................................................................................... Applied Companies, Valencia, CA ........................................................................................................ CP Industries, McKeesport, PA ............................................................................................................ 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 1 4 4 4 4 4 1 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 Estimated date of completion 09–30–2005 09–30–2005 09–30–2005 09–30–2005 09–30–2005 09–30–2005 09–30–2005 09–30–2005 09–30–2005 09–30–2005 09–30–2005 09–30–2005 09–30–2005 09–30–2005 09–30–2005 09–30–2005 09–30–2005 09–30–2005 09–30–2005 09–30–2005 09–30–2005 09–30–2005 08–31–2005 MODIFICATION TO EXEMPTIONS Reason for delay Application No. Applicant 7277–M ........ 10019–M ...... 10915–M ...... 6263–M ........ 10319–M ...... 11970–M ...... Structural Composites Industries, Pomona,CA ..................................................................................... Structural Composites Industries, Pomona,CA ..................................................................................... Luxfer Gas Cylinders (Composite, Cylinder Division), Riverside, CA .................................................. Amtrol, Inc., West Warwick, RI ............................................................................................................. Amtrol, Inc., West Warwick, RI ............................................................................................................. ExxonMobile Chemical Company, Mont Belvieu, TX ........................................................................... VerDate jul<14>2003 16:14 Aug 10, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\11AUN1.SGM 11AUN1 4 4 1 4 4 4 Estimated date of completion 08–31–2005 08–31–2005 08–31–2005 08–31–2005 08–31–2005 08–31–2005 46917 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 154 / Thursday, August 11, 2005 / Notices MODIFICATION TO EXEMPTIONS—Continued Reason for delay Application No. Applicant 13580–M ...... 12384–M ...... 13327–M ...... 7774–M ........ 13488–M ...... 12988–M ...... 12284–M ...... 11579–M ...... 11241–M ...... 7280–M ........ 10878–M ...... 8162–M ........ 8718–M ........ Carleton Technologies Inc., Orchard Park, NY .................................................................................... OilAir Hydraulics, Inc., Houston, TX ..................................................................................................... Hawk FRP LLC, Ardmore, OK .............................................................................................................. Pipe Recovery Systems, Inc., Houston, TX .......................................................................................... Faber Industries Spa, (U.S. Agent: Kaplan Industries, Maple Shade, NJ) .......................................... Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, PA .................................................................................... The American Traffic Safety Services, Assn. (ATSSA), Fredericksburg, VA ....................................... Dyno Nobel, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT .................................................................................................... Rohm and Haas Co., Philadelphia, PA ................................................................................................. Department of Defense, Ft. Eustis, VA ................................................................................................. Tankcon FRP Inc., Boisbriand, Qc ....................................................................................................... Structural Composites Industries, Pomona, CA ................................................................................... Structural Composites Industries, Pomona, CA ................................................................................... 4 4 1 4 4 4 1 4 1 4 1, 3 4 4 Estimated date of completion 09–30–2005 09–30–2005 08–31–2005 08–31–2005 08–31–2005 08–31–2005 08–31–2005 08–31–2005 09–30–2005 08–31–2005 08–31–2005 08–31–2005 08–31–2005 RENEWAL OF EXEMPTIONS Reason for delay Application No. Applicant 9649–X ................... U.S. Department of Defense, Fort Eustis, VA ........................................................................ [FR Doc. 05–15860 Filed 8–10–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pipeline Safety: Countermeasures to Prevent Human Fatigue in the Control Room Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice; Issuance of Advisory Bulletin. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issues this advisory bulletin to owners and operators of natural gas and hazardous liquid pipelines and liquefied natural gas facilities. The purpose of this advisory is to help operators ensure that controllers are not assigned to shift duties while fatigued, to advise pipeline operators on considerations which could cause a reduction of mental alertness or decision making ability, and to encourage safe management practices. This advisory also responds to the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) Safety Recommendation P–98– 30, which urges PHMSA to establish industry guidelines for pipeline controller work schedules to reduce the likelihood of accidents attributable to controller fatigue. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Florence Hamn by telephone at (202) VerDate jul<14>2003 16:14 Aug 10, 2005 Jkt 205001 366–3015; by fax at (202) 366–4566, or by e-mail at Florence.Hamn@dot.gov. General information about the PHMSA’s Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) programs may be obtained by accessing the Web site home page at https://ops.dot.gov. I. Background NTSB Recommendations On November 18, 1998, the NTSB issued Safety Recommendation P–98– 30, which urges PHMSA, formerly RSPA, to ‘‘assess the potential safety risks associated with rotating pipeline controller shifts and establish industry guidelines for the development and implementation of pipeline controller work schedules that reduce the likelihood of accidents attributable to controller fatigue.’’ This recommendation resulted from NTSB’s investigation into the rupture of a hazardous liquid pipeline that released about 957,600 gallons of fuel oil into a river and surrounding areas. NTSB determined that the probable cause of the rupture was, in part, the failure to ensure that pipeline controllers were properly trained to recognize and respond to operational emergencies, abnormal conditions, and pipeline leaks. NTSB noted that the controller responsible for operation of the failed pipeline had worked under a rotating shift schedule that may have contributed to operator fatigue. NTSB expressed concern about the potential for pipeline controller fatigue from rotating shift schedules. PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated date of completion 1, 3 08–31–2005 In 1999, NTSB issued Safety Recommendation P–99–12, which urges PHMSA to establish within two years scientifically based hours of service regulations that set limits on hours of service, provide predictable work and rest schedules, and consider circadian rhythms and human sleep and rest requirements. This recommendation resulted from the NTSB’s review of all transportation accidents reported to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) modal administrations over a 10 year period. NTSB noted that it had issued over 70 fatigue-related safety recommendations that resulted from its investigations of major accidents, special investigations, or safety studies that identified operator fatigue as a causal factor. The NTSB noted that scientific research has shown that certain sleep factors can affect fatigue and performance, such as insufficient sleep, irregular schedules, and unpredictable schedules. PHMSA Actions and Guidance In response to these recommendations, PHMSA has been aggressively working with the pipeline community and federal agencies to evaluate how rotating controller schedules in the pipeline industry may be related to human fatigue and safety outcomes. From this work, PHMSA has developed the following guidance, which can be applied in the pipeline environment: Work Schedules/Hours of Service Fatigue is a critical safety concern for shift workers, especially workers in the E:\FR\FM\11AUN1.SGM 11AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 154 (Thursday, August 11, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46916-46917]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-15860]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration


Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Delays in 
Processing of Exemption Applications

AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, DOT.

ACTION: List of application delayed more than 180 days.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of 49 U.S.C. 5117(C), 
PHMSA is publishing the following list of exemption applications that 
have been in process for 180 days or more. The reason(s) for delay and 
the expected completion date for action on each application is provided 
in association with each identified application.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Delmer Billings, Office of Hazardous 
Materials Exemptions and Approvals, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials 
Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590-0001, (202) 366-4535.

Key to ``Reason for Delay''

    1. Awaiting additional information from applicant.
    2. Extensive public comment under review.
    3. Application is technically complex and is of significant impact 
or precedent-setting and requires extensive analysis.
    4. Staff review delayed by other priority issues or volume of 
exemption applications.

Meaning of Application Number Suffixes

    N--New application.
    M--Modification request.
    X--Renewal.
    PM--Party to application with modification request.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on August 5, 2005.
R. Ryan Posten,
Exemptions Program Officer, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety 
Exemptions & Approvals.

                       New Exemption Applications
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                                                Reason
   Application No.           Applicant           for     Estimated date
                                                delay     of completion
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13183-N.............  Becton Dickinson,              4        09-30-2005
                       Sandy, UT.
13281-N.............  The Dow Chemical               4        09-30-2005
                       Company, Midland, MI.
13266-N.............  Luxfer Gas Cylinder,           4        09-30-2005
                       Riverside, CA.
13302-N.............  FIBA Technologies,             4        09-30-2005
                       Inc., Westboro, MA.
13341-N.............  National Propane Gas           3        09-30-2005
                       Association,
                       Washington, DC.
13314-N.............  Sunoco Inc.,                   4        09-30-2005
                       Philadelphia, PA.
13309-N.............  OPW Engineered Systems,        4        09-30-2005
                       Lebanon, OH.
13347-N.............  ShipMate, Inc.,                4        09-30-2005
                       Torrance, CA.
13346-N.............  Stand-By-Systems, Inc.,        1        09-30-2005
                       Dallas, TX.
14149-N.............  Digital Wave                   4        09-30-2005
                       Corporation,
                       Englewood, CO.
14140-N.............  Albermarle Corporation,        4        09-30-2005
                       Baton Rouge, LA.
14141-N.............  Nalco Company,                 4        09-30-2005
                       Naperville, IL.
14146-N.............  Brunswick Corporation,         4        09-30-2005
                       Lake Forest, IL.
14138-N.............  INO Therapeutics, Inc.,        4        09-30-2005
                       Port Allen, LA.
14038-N.............  Dow Chemical Company,          1        09-30-2005
                       Midland, MI.
14010-N.............  Varsal, LLC,                   4        09-30-2005
                       Warminster, PA.
13999-N.............  Kompozit-Praha s.r.o.,         4        09-30-2005
                       Dysina u Plzne, Czech
                       Republic, CZ.
13957-N.............  T.L.C.C.I, Inc.,               4        09-30-2005
                       Franklin, TN.
14154-N.............  Carleton Technologies,         4        09-30-2005
                       Inc..
14151-N.............  Chevron Texaco,                4        09-30-2005
                       Houston, TX.
13582-N.............  Linde Gas LLC (Linde),         4        09-30-2005
                       Independence, OH.
13563-N.............  Applied Companies,             4        09-30-2005
                       Valencia, CA.
13547-N.............  CP Industries,                 4        08-31-2005
                       McKeesport, PA.
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                       Modification to Exemptions
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                                                Reason
   Application No.           Applicant           for     Estimated date
                                                delay     of completion
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7277-M..............  Structural Composites          4        08-31-2005
                       Industries, Pomona,CA.
10019-M.............  Structural Composites          4        08-31-2005
                       Industries, Pomona,CA.
10915-M.............  Luxfer Gas Cylinders           1        08-31-2005
                       (Composite, Cylinder
                       Division), Riverside,
                       CA.
6263-M..............  Amtrol, Inc., West             4        08-31-2005
                       Warwick, RI.
10319-M.............  Amtrol, Inc., West             4        08-31-2005
                       Warwick, RI.
11970-M.............  ExxonMobile Chemical           4        08-31-2005
                       Company, Mont Belvieu,
                       TX.

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13580-M.............  Carleton Technologies          4        09-30-2005
                       Inc., Orchard Park, NY.
12384-M.............  OilAir Hydraulics,             4        09-30-2005
                       Inc., Houston, TX.
13327-M.............  Hawk FRP LLC, Ardmore,         1        08-31-2005
                       OK.
7774-M..............  Pipe Recovery Systems,         4        08-31-2005
                       Inc., Houston, TX.
13488-M.............  Faber Industries Spa,          4        08-31-2005
                       (U.S. Agent: Kaplan
                       Industries, Maple
                       Shade, NJ).
12988-M.............  Air Products &                 4        08-31-2005
                       Chemicals, Inc.,
                       Allentown, PA.
12284-M.............  The American Traffic           1        08-31-2005
                       Safety Services, Assn.
                       (ATSSA),
                       Fredericksburg, VA.
11579-M.............  Dyno Nobel, Inc., Salt         4        08-31-2005
                       Lake City, UT.
11241-M.............  Rohm and Haas Co.,             1        09-30-2005
                       Philadelphia, PA.
7280-M..............  Department of Defense,         4        08-31-2005
                       Ft. Eustis, VA.
10878-M.............  Tankcon FRP Inc.,           1, 3        08-31-2005
                       Boisbriand, Qc.
8162-M..............  Structural Composites          4        08-31-2005
                       Industries, Pomona, CA.
8718-M..............  Structural Composites          4        08-31-2005
                       Industries, Pomona, CA.
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                                              Renewal of Exemptions
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                                                                                      Reason for  Estimated date
              Application No.                               Applicant                   delay      of completion
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9649-X.....................................  U.S. Department of Defense, Fort               1, 3      08-31-2005
                                              Eustis, VA.
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