Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Approval of an Existing Information Collection (2137-0600), 46915-46916 [05-15955]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 154 / Thursday, August 11, 2005 / Notices or by e-mail at William.Fuentevilla@dot.gov. Comments are invited on whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collections; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, in including the use of automated collection techniques of other forms of information technology. Congress expressed concern with unskilled pipeline personnel in the Pipeline Safety and Reauthorization Act of 1988 (Pub. L. 100–561). This act authorized the Secretary of Transportation to require all individuals responsible for the operation and maintenance of pipeline facilities to be properly qualified to safely perform their tasks. The operator qualification requirements are described in the pipeline safety regulations at 49 CFR Part 192, subpart N and 49 CFR Part 195, subpart G. PHMSA/Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) seeks to extend an existing collection of information for Operator Qualification of Pipeline Personnel. PHMSA/OPS published the initial notice requesting public comment on April 18, 2002 (67 FR 19312–13). This information collection supports the DOT strategic goal of safety by reducing the number of fatalities, 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: Operator Qualification of Pipeline Personnel. Respondents: Gas and hazardous liquid pipeline operators. Estimated Number of Respondents: 22,300. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 466,667 hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate jul<14>2003 16:14 Aug 10, 2005 Jkt 205001 Issued in Washington DC on August 5, 2005. Florence L. Hamn, Director, Office of Regulations. [FR Doc. 05–15954 Filed 8–10–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket: RSPA–98–4957] Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Approval of an Existing Information Collection (2137–0600) Office of Pipeline Safety, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation (DOT). SUMMARY: This notice requests public participation in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval process regarding the renewal of an existing PHMSA/Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) collection of information for pipeline safety reports of abandoned underwater pipelines. PHMSA is requesting OMB approval for renewal of this information collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 5 CFR part 1320. The public is invited to submit comments over the next 60 days on ways to minimize the burden associated with collection of information related to the pipeline safety reports of abandoned underwater pipelines. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 11, 2005. ADDRESSES: Comments should reference Docket No. RSPA–98–4957 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– 0001. • 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, RSPA–98–4957, at the AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46915 beginning of your comments. If you submit your comments by mail, you should submit two copies. 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 by performing a simple search for the docket number. Note: All comments will be posted without changes or edits to https://dms.dot.gov including any personal information provided. 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: William Fuentevilla at (202) 366–6199, or by e-mail at William.Fuentevilla@dot.gov. Comments are invited on whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collections; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, in including the use of automated collection techniques of other forms of information technology. Underwater pipelines are being abandoned at an increasing rate as older facilities reach the end of their useful life. This trend is expected to continue. In 1992, Congress responded to this issue by amending the Pipeline Safety Act (49 U.S.C. 60108(c)(6)(B)). The amendment directs the Secretary of Transportation to require operators of an offshore pipeline facility, or a pipeline crossing navigable waters, to report the abandonment to the Secretary of Transportation in a way that specifies whether the facility has been abandoned properly according to applicable Federal and State requirements. PHMSA’s regulations for abandonment reporting can be found at Title 49 CFR 192.727 and 195.402. This information collection supports the DOT strategic goal of safety by reducing the number of fatalities, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\11AUN1.SGM 11AUN1 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

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 154 (Thursday, August 11, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46915-46916]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-15955]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket: RSPA-98-4957]


Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) Approval of an Existing Information Collection (2137-0600)

AGENCY: Office of Pipeline Safety, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials 
Safety Administration, Department of Transportation (DOT).
SUMMARY: This notice requests public participation in the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) approval process regarding the renewal of 
an existing PHMSA/Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) collection of 
information for pipeline safety reports of abandoned underwater 
pipelines. PHMSA is requesting OMB approval for renewal of this 
information collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 5 
CFR part 1320. The public is invited to submit comments over the next 
60 days on ways to minimize the burden associated with collection of 
information related to the pipeline safety reports of abandoned 
underwater pipelines.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 11, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Comments should reference Docket No. RSPA-98-4957 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 20590-0001.
     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, RSPA-98-4957, 
at the beginning of your comments. If you submit your comments by mail, 
you should submit two copies. 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 by performing a simple search for the docket number. 
Note: All comments will be posted without changes or edits to https://
dms.dot.gov including any personal information provided.
    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: William Fuentevilla at (202) 366-6199, 
or by e-mail at William.Fuentevilla@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments are invited on whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
the functions of the Department, including whether the information will 
have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department's estimate of 
the burden of the proposed information collections; ways to enhance the 
quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 
ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
respondents, in including the use of automated collection techniques of 
other forms of information technology.
    Underwater pipelines are being abandoned at an increasing rate as 
older facilities reach the end of their useful life. This trend is 
expected to continue. In 1992, Congress responded to this issue by 
amending the Pipeline Safety Act (49 U.S.C. 60108(c)(6)(B)). The 
amendment directs the Secretary of Transportation to require operators 
of an offshore pipeline facility, or a pipeline crossing navigable 
waters, to report the abandonment to the Secretary of Transportation in 
a way that specifies whether the facility has been abandoned properly 
according to applicable Federal and State requirements. PHMSA's 
regulations for abandonment reporting can be found at Title 49 CFR 
192.727 and 195.402.
    This information collection supports the DOT strategic goal of 
safety by reducing the number of fatalities,

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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