Safety Advisory: Manufacture, Marking, and Sale of Substandard Compressed Gas Cylinders, 47273-47274 [05-16022]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 155 / Friday, August 12, 2005 / Notices Copies of AC 45–2C can be obtained from the following: U.S. Department of Transportation, Subsequent Distribution Office, Ardmore East Business Center, 3341 Q 75th Avenue, Landover, MD 20785. ADDRESSES: Issued in Washington, DC, on August 5, 2005. Frank P. Paskiewicz, Manager, Production and Airworthiness Division, AIR–200. [FR Doc. 05–16020 Filed 8–11–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Environmental Impact Statement: Harrison and Stone Counties, MS Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Highway Administration is issuing this notice to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement will be prepared for a State Route 601 Highway Study in the above referenced counties in Mississippi. Mr. Cecil Vick, Realty Officer/ Environmental Coordinator, Federal Highway Administration, 666 North Street, Suite 105, Jackson, MS 39202– 3199, Telephone: (601) 965–4217. Contacts at the State and local level, respectively are: Mr. Claiborne Barnwell, Environmental/Location Division Engineer, Mississippi Department of Transportation, PO Box 1850, Jackson, MS 39215–1850, telephone: (601) 359–7920; and Mr. Richard Lee, District 6 Engineer, Mississippi Department of Transportation, 6356 Highway 49 North, Hattiesburg, MS 39401, telephone (601) 544–6511. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for an approximate 25-mile alignment of State Route 601, which will be built to Interstate standards through the extreme southern portion of Mississippi, moving in a generally north-south alignment. This alignment will have logical termini on the southern end at Interstate 10 in Harrison County near the existing Canal Road interchange and on the northern end in the City of Wiggins in Stone County. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate jul<14>2003 17:14 Aug 11, 2005 Jkt 205001 The purpose of the project is to take traffic off of the heavily traveled U.S. Highway 49 and also to link with the proposed Canal Road Connector from U.S. Highway 90 in Gulfport to Interstate 10. This new alignment will be especially beneficial for large trucks utilizing the State port in Gulfport and traveling north as they avoid the congested U.S. Highway 49. The highway is a proposed full control of access facility and appropriate interchanges will be studied at various locations. Alternatives under consideration include (1) taking no action and (2) build alternatives. The FHWA and MDOT are seeking input as a part of the scoping process to assist in determining and clarifying issues relative to this project. Letters describing the proposed action and soliciting comments will be sent to appropriate federal, state, and local agencies, Native American tribes, private organizations and citizens who have previously expressed or are known to have interest in this proposal. A formal scoping meeting with federal, state, and local agencies, and other interested parties will be held in the near future as well as several public involvement meetings held throughout the EIS process. The draft EIS will be available for public and agency review and comment prior to the official public hearing. To ensure that the full range of issues related to this proposed action are addressed and all significant issues identified, comments and suggestions are invited from all interested parties. Comments or questions concerning this proposed action and the EIS should be directed to the FHWA at the address provided above. Andrew H. Hughes, Division Administrator, Jackson, Mississippi. [FR Doc. 05–16001 Filed 8–11–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2005–20104 (Notice No. 05–06)] Safety Advisory: Manufacture, Marking, and Sale of Substandard Compressed Gas Cylinders Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Safety advisory notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This is to notify the public that PHMSA and the Office of the PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47273 Inspector General (OIG) are investigating the manufacture, marking, and sale of high pressure DOT exemption cylinders made and/or distributed by Global Composites International, Inc. (GCI), Ontario, CA. PHMSA and the OIG have evidence that suggests GCI manufactured, marked, certified, and sold an undetermined number of high-pressure DOT exemption carbon fiber filament cylinders when the cylinders had not been manufactured in accordance with the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR), DOT–E 12695, and the design qualification standards incorporated into the exemption. The evidence suggests that some of these cylinders were not wrapped with a sufficient number of carbon fiber layers to insure their structural integrity. In addition, the evidence suggests that many of these cylinders did not undergo the complete series of safety tests and inspections required by the HMR and may not possess the structural integrity to safely contain its contents under pressure during normal transportation and use. Extensive property damage, serious personal injury, or death could result from rupture of a cylinder. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Raymond L. LaMagdelaine, Chief Special Investigations, Office of Hazardous Materials Enforcement, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 7th Street SW., Room 7104, Washington DC, 20590. Telephone: (202) 366–4700. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Through its investigation, PHMSA and the OIG believe that GCI manufactured, marked, certified and sold an undetermined number of high-pressure carbon fiber wrapped cylinders owned by commercial entities and the private consumer. Among others, we believe many of these may be in use by paint ball enthusiasts. DOT recommends that any person possessing a cylinder manufactured by Global Composites International, Inc. (GCI) and marked with exemption number DOT–E 12695 take the cylinder to a qualified refilling station and have the pressure relieved from the cylinder. The cylinder is no longer authorized for use. Refilling stations and cylinder requalification facilities are advised that DOT–E 12695 has been suspended and these cylinders may not be refilled or requalified for service. This safety advisory covers all highpressure DOT exemption cylinders manufactured by Global Composites International, Inc. and marked with DOT exemption number DOT–E 12695 E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1 47274 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 155 / Friday, August 12, 2005 / Notices These cylinders may pose a safety risk to the public and should be considered unsafe for use in hazardous materials service. Furthermore, cylinders described in this safety advisory should not be filled with a hazardous material. Issued in Washington, DC on August, 2005. Robert A. McGuire, Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety. [FR Doc. 05–16022 Filed 8–11–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0049] Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, has submitted the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 12, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR A COPY OF THE SUBMISSION CONTACT: Denise McLamb, Records Management Service (005E3), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 273–8030, FAX (202) 273–5981 or e-mail: denise.mclamb@mail.va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–2900– 0049.’’ Send comments and recommendations concerning any aspect of the information collection to VA’s OMB Desk Officer, OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 (202) 395–7316. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900– 0049’’ in any correspondence. Title: a. Request for Approval of School Attendance, VA Form 21–674 and 21– 674c. b. School Attendance Report, VA Form 21–674b. OMB Control Number: 2900–0049. VerDate jul<14>2003 17:14 Aug 11, 2005 Jkt 205001 Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Recipients of disability compensation, dependency and indemnity compensation, disability pension, and death pension are entitled to benefits for eligible children between the ages of 18 and 23 who are attending school. VA Forms 21–674, 21–674c and 21–674b are used to confirm school attendance of children for whom VA compensation or pension benefits are being paid and to report any changes in entitlement factors, including marriages, a change in course of instruction and termination of school attendance. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on April 4, 2005 at page 17146. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: a. VA Forms 21–674 and 674c— 34,500 hours. b. VA Form 21–674b—3,292 hours. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: a. VA Forms 21–674 and 674c—15 minutes. b. VA Form 21–674b—5 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: a. VA Forms 21–674 and 674c— 138,000 hours. b. VA Form 21–674b—39,500 hours. Dated: August 3, 2005. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Records Management Service. [FR Doc. E5–4358 Filed 8–11–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0657] Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Veterans Affairs, has submitted the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 12, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR A COPY OF THE SUBMISSION CONTACT: Denise McLamb, Records Management Service (005E3), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 273–8030, FAX (202) 273–5981 or e-mail: denise.mclamb@mail.va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–2900– 0657.’’ Send comments and recommendations concerning any aspect of the information collection to VA’s OMB Desk Officer, OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 (202) 395–7316. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900– 0657’’ in any correspondence. Title: Conflicting Interests Certification for Proprietary Schools, VA form 22–1919. OMB Control Number: 2900–0657. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA pays education benefits to veterans and other eligible person pursuing approved programs of education. Employees of VA and State approving agency enrolled in a proprietary profit school are prohibit from owning any interest in the school. Educational assistance provided to veterans or eligible person based on their enrollment in proprietary school and who are officials authorized to signed certificates of enrollment are also prohibit from receiving educational assistance based on their enrollment. Propriety schools officials complete VA Form 22–1919 certifying that the institution and enrollees do not have any conflict of interest. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published on May 27, 2005 at pages 30832–30833. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Estimated Annual Burden: 25 hours. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 10 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1

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[FR Doc No: 05-16022]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2005-20104 (Notice No. 05-06)]


Safety Advisory: Manufacture, Marking, and Sale of Substandard 
Compressed Gas Cylinders

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

ACTION: Safety advisory notice.

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SUMMARY: This is to notify the public that PHMSA and the Office of the 
Inspector General (OIG) are investigating the manufacture, marking, and 
sale of high pressure DOT exemption cylinders made and/or distributed 
by Global Composites International, Inc. (GCI), Ontario, CA. PHMSA and 
the OIG have evidence that suggests GCI manufactured, marked, 
certified, and sold an undetermined number of high-pressure DOT 
exemption carbon fiber filament cylinders when the cylinders had not 
been manufactured in accordance with the Hazardous Materials 
Regulations (HMR), DOT-E 12695, and the design qualification standards 
incorporated into the exemption. The evidence suggests that some of 
these cylinders were not wrapped with a sufficient number of carbon 
fiber layers to insure their structural integrity. In addition, the 
evidence suggests that many of these cylinders did not undergo the 
complete series of safety tests and inspections required by the HMR and 
may not possess the structural integrity to safely contain its contents 
under pressure during normal transportation and use. Extensive property 
damage, serious personal injury, or death could result from rupture of 
a cylinder.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Raymond L. LaMagdelaine, Chief Special 
Investigations, Office of Hazardous Materials Enforcement, Pipeline and 
Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 400 7th Street SW., Room 7104, Washington DC, 20590. 
Telephone: (202) 366-4700.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Through its investigation, PHMSA and the OIG 
believe that GCI manufactured, marked, certified and sold an 
undetermined number of high-pressure carbon fiber wrapped cylinders 
owned by commercial entities and the private consumer. Among others, we 
believe many of these may be in use by paint ball enthusiasts. DOT 
recommends that any person possessing a cylinder manufactured by Global 
Composites International, Inc. (GCI) and marked with exemption number 
DOT-E 12695 take the cylinder to a qualified refilling station and have 
the pressure relieved from the cylinder. The cylinder is no longer 
authorized for use. Refilling stations and cylinder requalification 
facilities are advised that DOT-E 12695 has been suspended and these 
cylinders may not be refilled or requalified for service.
    This safety advisory covers all high-pressure DOT exemption 
cylinders manufactured by Global Composites International, Inc. and 
marked with DOT exemption number DOT-E 12695

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These cylinders may pose a safety risk to the public and should be 
considered unsafe for use in hazardous materials service. Furthermore, 
cylinders described in this safety advisory should not be filled with a 
hazardous material.

    Issued in Washington, DC on August, 2005.
Robert A. McGuire,
Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety.
[FR Doc. 05-16022 Filed 8-11-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-60-P