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Download as PDF 61690 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 205 / Tuesday, October 25, 2005 / Notices comments. Comments should also state the commenter’s interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver criteria given in § 388.4 of MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388. DATES: Submit comments on or before November 25, 2005. ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD–2005 22783. Written comments may be submitted by hand or by mail to the Docket Clerk, U.S. DOT Dockets, Room PL–401, Department of Transportation, 400 7th St., SW., Washington, DC 20590–0001. You may also send comments electronically via the Internet at https:// dmses.dot.gov/submit/. All comments will become part of this docket and will be available for inspection and copying at the above address between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An electronic version of this document and all documents entered into this docket is available on the World Wide Web at https://dms.dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharon Cassidy, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, MAR–830 Room 7201, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202–366–4357. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As described by the applicant the intended service of the vessel CRYSTAL SPIRIT is: Intended Use: ‘‘Passenger charter for leisure purposes.’’ Geographic Region: Alaska. Dated: October 18, 2005. By order of the Maritime Administrator. Joel C. Richard, Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 05–21239 Filed 10–24–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket Number 2005 22784] Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Invitation for public comments on a requested administrative waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws for the vessel DAY DREAMER. AGENCY: SUMMARY: As authorized by Public Law 105–383 and Public Law 107–295, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build 15:53 Oct 24, 2005 Jkt 208001 Submit comments on or before November 25, 2005. DATES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD–2004 22784. Written comments may be submitted by hand or by mail to the Docket Clerk, U.S. DOT Dockets, Room PL–401, Department of Transportation, 400 7th St., SW., Washington, DC 20590–0001. You may also send comments electronically via the Internet at https:// dmses.dot.gov/submit/. All comments will become part of this docket and will be available for inspection and copying at the above address between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. An electronic version of this document and all documents entered into this docket is available on the World Wide Web at https://dms.dot.gov. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws VerDate Aug<31>2005 requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. The complete application is given in DOT docket 2005–22784 at https://dms.dot.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.-flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with Public Law 105–383 and MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388 (68 FR 23084; April 30, 2003), that the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S.vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to properly consider the comments. Comments should also state the commenter’s interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver criteria given in § 388.4 of MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388. Sharon Cassidy, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, MAR–830 Room 7201, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202–366–5506. As described by the applicant the intended service of the vessel DAY DREAMER is: Intended Use: ‘‘CHARTERS AND Sail Training.’’ Geographic Region: Florida, U.S. Gulf Coast, U.S. East Coast. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: October 18, 2005. PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 By order of the Maritime Administrator. Joel C. Richard, Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 05–21238 Filed 10–24–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. RSPA–98–4470] Pipeline Safety: Meetings of the Pipeline Safety Advisory Committees Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of meetings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces public meetings of PHMSA’s Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee (TPSSC) and Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee (THLPSSC) to discuss regulatory issues. DATES: The TPSSC and the THLPSSC will meet in joint sessions on December 13–14, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel in Washington, DC at 480 L’Enfant Plaza, SW., Washington, DC 20024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information regarding these meetings contact: Cheryl Whetsel at (202) 366–4431; cheryl.whetsel@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: General Meeting Details Attendees staying at the hotel must make reservations by 5 p.m., November 18, 2005. The phone number for reservations at the hotel is (202) 484– 1000. The hotel will give priority to the Committee members and State Pipeline Safety Representatives for rooms blocked under ‘‘DOT Technical Advisory Committee Meetings’’. Members of the public may make short statements on the topics under discussion. Anyone wishing to make an oral statement should notify Cheryl Whetsel, no later than November 21, of the topic and the length of the presentation. The presiding officer at each meeting may deny any request to present an oral statement and may limit the time of any presentation. You may submit written comments by mail or deliver them to the Dockets Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Room PL–401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 205 / Tuesday, October 25, 2005 / Notices 20590–0001. The Dockets Facility is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. You also may submit written comments to the docket electronically by logging onto the following Internet Web address: https://dms.dot.gov. Click on ‘‘Help & Information’’ for instructions on how to file a document electronically. All written comments should reference docket number RSPA– 98–4470. Anyone who would like confirmation of mailed comments must include a self-addressed stamped postcard. 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 (65 FR 19477) or you may visit https://dms.dot.gov. Information on Services for Individuals with Disabilities: For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities, or to request special assistance at the meeting, please contact Cheryl Whetsel at (202) 366–4431 by November 21, 2005. Background The TPSSC and the THLPSSC are statutorily mandated advisory committees that make recommendations to PHMSA on proposed safety standards, risk assessments, and safety policies for gas and hazardous liquid pipeline. These advisory committees are established under section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 5 U.S.C. App. 1). The committees consist of 15 members—five each representing government, industry, and the public. The TPSSC and the THLPSSC are tasked with determining reasonableness, cost-effectiveness, and practicability of regulatory initiatives. Federal law requires PHMSA to submit cost-benefit analyses and risk assessment information on each proposed safety standard to the advisory committees. The TPSSC or THLPSSC evaluate the merits of the data and methods used within the analyses, and, when appropriate, vote on all recommendations relating to the costbenefit analyses. These committees also assist PHMSA with policy and other issues pertaining to pipeline safety. In addition to the advisory committee meetings, PHMSA will soon publish a separate notice to announce a public meeting on operator qualification regulatory considerations that will be held on December 15, 2005. This public meeting is being scheduled during the same week as the advisory committee VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:53 Oct 24, 2005 Jkt 208001 meetings to afford members of the advisory committees, State pipeline safety representatives, and the general public the maximum opportunity to attend both the advisory committee meetings and the operator qualification public meeting. Meeting Topics Tuesday, December 13 (8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.) The day’s agenda includes the following topics: Responding to National Emergencies—Discuss lessons learned by industry and the Department of Transportation in responding to the most recent large-scale transportation emergencies. • Gas Gathering Lines—Discuss comments received on the supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking and the associated regulatory analysis. • Hazardous Liquid Gathering Lines—Discuss the regulatory approach to address the statutory requirement to address unregulated liquid gathering lines that could affect unusually sensitive areas. • Distribution Integrity Management Program (DIMP)—Discuss DIMP team report findings on approaches to managing the integrity of gas distribution systems. • Excavation Damage Prevention— Discuss hurricane recovery activities with the Common Ground Alliance (CGAs), approaches to enforcement, and program progress among Regional CGAs. • Operator Qualifications—Discuss conceptual regulatory approaches to strengthen operator qualification programs. A public meeting on this issue will be held December 15, 2005. • Annual Update of Standards Incorporated by Reference—Committee vote on NPRM that proposes to update the pipeline safety regulations to incorporate by reference all or parts of new editions of voluntary consensus technical standards. Wednesday, December 14 (8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.) The day’s agenda includes the following topics: • Recommendations on In-Line Inspection Options—Present findings from the public meeting and discuss next steps in enhancing in-line inspection efforts. • Operator Control Room Issues— Discuss findings of Controller Certification Pilot Program for the Report to Congress, and provide an update on NTSB recommendations to address controller safety issues. PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61691 • Integrity Management Program Modifications and Clarifications— Discuss the notice of proposed rulemaking that addresses an API petition to allow more flexibility in scheduling repairs and reassessment intervals of hazardous liquid pipelines. • Internal Corrosion in Gas Transmission Pipelines—Discuss the notice of proposed rulemaking to address internal corrosion when designing and constructing new and replaced gas transmission pipelines. • Enforcement—Discuss program strategy and performance goals. • Liquefied Natural Gas—Discuss PHMSA safety issues addressed in consensus standards and provide an update on the status of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) initiatives. • Reauthorization—Discuss energy and legislative proposals that pertain to pipeline safety. PHMSA will post more a detailed agenda and any additional information or changes on its Web page (https:// phmsa.dot.gov) approximately 15 days before the meeting date. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 60102, 60115. Issued in Washington, DC, on October 20, 2005. Stacey L. Gerard, Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. 05–21346 Filed 10–24–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board Release of Waybill Data The Surface Transportation Board has received a request from Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP on behalf of Norfolk Southern Railway Company (WB610— October 17, 2005) for permission to use certain data from the Board’s Carload Waybill Samples. A copy of the request may be obtained from the Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis, and Administration. The waybill sample contains confidential railroad and shipper data; therefore, if any parties object to these requests, they should file their objections with the Director of the Board’s Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis, and Administration within 14 calendar days of the date of this notice. 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[FR Doc No: 05-21346]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. RSPA-98-4470]


Pipeline Safety: Meetings of the Pipeline Safety Advisory 
Committees

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

ACTION: Notice of meetings.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces public meetings of PHMSA's Technical 
Pipeline Safety Standards Committee (TPSSC) and Technical Hazardous 
Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee (THLPSSC) to discuss 
regulatory issues.

DATES: The TPSSC and the THLPSSC will meet in joint sessions on 
December 13-14, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel in 
Washington, DC at 480 L'Enfant Plaza, SW., Washington, DC 20024.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information regarding 
these meetings contact: Cheryl Whetsel at (202) 366-4431; 
cheryl.whetsel@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

General Meeting Details

    Attendees staying at the hotel must make reservations by 5 p.m., 
November 18, 2005. The phone number for reservations at the hotel is 
(202) 484-1000. The hotel will give priority to the Committee members 
and State Pipeline Safety Representatives for rooms blocked under ``DOT 
Technical Advisory Committee Meetings''.
    Members of the public may make short statements on the topics under 
discussion. Anyone wishing to make an oral statement should notify 
Cheryl Whetsel, no later than November 21, of the topic and the length 
of the presentation. The presiding officer at each meeting may deny any 
request to present an oral statement and may limit the time of any 
presentation.
    You may submit written comments by mail or deliver them to the 
Dockets Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Room PL-401, 400 
Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC

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20590-0001. The Dockets Facility is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, except Federal holidays. You also may submit written 
comments to the docket electronically by logging onto the following 
Internet Web address: https://dms.dot.gov. Click on ``Help & 
Information'' for instructions on how to file a document 
electronically. All written comments should reference docket number 
RSPA-98-4470. Anyone who would like confirmation of mailed comments 
must include a self-addressed stamped postcard.
    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 (65 FR 19477) or you may visit https://dms.dot.gov.
    Information on Services for Individuals with Disabilities: For 
information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities, or to request special assistance at the meeting, please 
contact Cheryl Whetsel at (202) 366-4431 by November 21, 2005.

Background

    The TPSSC and the THLPSSC are statutorily mandated advisory 
committees that make recommendations to PHMSA on proposed safety 
standards, risk assessments, and safety policies for gas and hazardous 
liquid pipeline. These advisory committees are established under 
section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 
5 U.S.C. App. 1). The committees consist of 15 members--five each 
representing government, industry, and the public. The TPSSC and the 
THLPSSC are tasked with determining reasonableness, cost-effectiveness, 
and practicability of regulatory initiatives.
    Federal law requires PHMSA to submit cost-benefit analyses and risk 
assessment information on each proposed safety standard to the advisory 
committees. The TPSSC or THLPSSC evaluate the merits of the data and 
methods used within the analyses, and, when appropriate, vote on all 
recommendations relating to the cost-benefit analyses. These committees 
also assist PHMSA with policy and other issues pertaining to pipeline 
safety.
    In addition to the advisory committee meetings, PHMSA will soon 
publish a separate notice to announce a public meeting on operator 
qualification regulatory considerations that will be held on December 
15, 2005. This public meeting is being scheduled during the same week 
as the advisory committee meetings to afford members of the advisory 
committees, State pipeline safety representatives, and the general 
public the maximum opportunity to attend both the advisory committee 
meetings and the operator qualification public meeting.

Meeting Topics

Tuesday, December 13 (8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.)

    The day's agenda includes the following topics:
     Responding to National Emergencies--Discuss lessons learned by 
industry and the Department of Transportation in responding to the most 
recent large-scale transportation emergencies.
     Gas Gathering Lines--Discuss comments received on the 
supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking and the associated 
regulatory analysis.
     Hazardous Liquid Gathering Lines--Discuss the regulatory 
approach to address the statutory requirement to address unregulated 
liquid gathering lines that could affect unusually sensitive areas.
     Distribution Integrity Management Program (DIMP)--Discuss 
DIMP team report findings on approaches to managing the integrity of 
gas distribution systems.
     Excavation Damage Prevention--Discuss hurricane recovery 
activities with the Common Ground Alliance (CGAs), approaches to 
enforcement, and program progress among Regional CGAs.
     Operator Qualifications--Discuss conceptual regulatory 
approaches to strengthen operator qualification programs. A public 
meeting on this issue will be held December 15, 2005.
     Annual Update of Standards Incorporated by Reference--
Committee vote on NPRM that proposes to update the pipeline safety 
regulations to incorporate by reference all or parts of new editions of 
voluntary consensus technical standards.

Wednesday, December 14 (8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.)

    The day's agenda includes the following topics:
     Recommendations on In-Line Inspection Options--Present 
findings from the public meeting and discuss next steps in enhancing 
in-line inspection efforts.
     Operator Control Room Issues--Discuss findings of 
Controller Certification Pilot Program for the Report to Congress, and 
provide an update on NTSB recommendations to address controller safety 
issues.
     Integrity Management Program Modifications and 
Clarifications--Discuss the notice of proposed rulemaking that 
addresses an API petition to allow more flexibility in scheduling 
repairs and reassessment intervals of hazardous liquid pipelines.
     Internal Corrosion in Gas Transmission Pipelines--Discuss 
the notice of proposed rulemaking to address internal corrosion when 
designing and constructing new and replaced gas transmission pipelines.
     Enforcement--Discuss program strategy and performance 
goals.
     Liquefied Natural Gas--Discuss PHMSA safety issues 
addressed in consensus standards and provide an update on the status of 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) initiatives.
     Reauthorization--Discuss energy and legislative proposals 
that pertain to pipeline safety.
    PHMSA will post more a detailed agenda and any additional 
information or changes on its Web page (https://phmsa.dot.gov) 
approximately 15 days before the meeting date.

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 60102, 60115.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on October 20, 2005.
Stacey L. Gerard,
Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety.
[FR Doc. 05-21346 Filed 10-24-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-60-P