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The actions relate to a proposed highway FHWA ROD can be viewed and project, Mon/Fayette Expressway, PA downloaded from the project Web site at Route 51 in Large PA to I–376 in http://www.paturnpike.com. Monroeville and Pittsburgh in This notice applies to all Federal Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and agency decisions as of the issuance date those actions grant licenses, permits, of this notice and all laws under which and approvals for the project. such actions were taken, including but DATES: By this notice, the FHWA is not limited to: advising the public of final agency 1. National Environmental Policy Act actions subject to 23 USC 139(l)(1). A (NEPA) [42 U.S.C. 4321–4351]. claim seeking judicial review of the 2. Federal-Aid Highway Act [23 Federal agency actions on the highway U.S.C. 109]. project will be barred unless the claim 3. Section 4(f) of the Department of is filed on or before July 21, 2006. If the Transportation Act of 1966 [49 U.S.C. 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Harrisburg, PA 17106–7676 between 9 James A. Cheatham, a.m. and 3 p.m., (717) 939–9551, Division Administrator, Harrisburg. dwillis@paturnpike.com [FR Doc. 06–367 Filed 1–13–06; 8:45 am] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is BILLING CODE 4910–22–M hereby given that the FHWA have taken final agency actions by issuing licenses, permits and approvals for the following DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION highway project in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: a four-lane, limited Maritime Administration access, tolled highway extending [Docket Number 2006 23377] approximately 24 miles from PA 51 in Large, Pennsylvania north to the Requested Administrative Waiver of Parkway East (I–376) in the the Coastwise Trade Laws Municipality of Monroeville and west along the north shore of the AGENCY: Maritime Administration, Monongahela River to a connection with Department of Transportation. the Parkway East at Bates Street and ACTION: Invitation for public comments Second Avenue (PA Route 885) in the on a requested administrative waiver of City of Pittsburgh. The highway will the Coastwise Trade Laws for the vessel improve access to neighborhoods, TRIPLE TROUBLE. emergency providers and economic redevelopment areas; relieve existing SUMMARY: As authorized by Public Law and future congestion; improve major 105–383 and Public Law 107–295, the highway linkages, and improve Secretary of Transportation, as vehicular and pedestrian safety. The represented by the Maritime actions by the Federal agencies, and the Administration (MARAD), is authorized laws under which such actions were to grant waivers of the U.S.-build taken, are described in the Final requirement of the coastwise laws under Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) certain circumstances. A request for for the project, approved on January 8, such a waiver has been received by 2004, in the FHWA Record of Decision MARAD. The vessel, and a brief Notice of Limitation on Claims for Judicial Review of Actions by FHWA. ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\17JAN1.SGM 17JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 10 / Tuesday, January 17, 2006 / Notices description of the proposed service, is listed below. The complete application is given in DOT docket 2005–23377 at http://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. Submit comments on or before February 16, 2006. DATES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD–2006 23377. 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 http:// 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 http://dms.dot.gov. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joann Spittle, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, MAR–830 Room 7201, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202–366–5979. As described by the applicant the intended service of the vessel TRIPLE TROUBLE is: Intended Use: ‘‘ ‘6-pack’ fishing license.’’ Geographic Region: Gulf of Mexico, Florida Coast. sroberts on PROD1PC69 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: January 9, 2006. By order of the Maritime Administrator. Joel C. Richard, Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. E6–412 Filed 1–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:57 Jan 13, 2006 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Pipeline Safety: Notice to Operators of Natural Gas and Hazardous Liquid Pipelines To Integrate Operator Qualification Regulations into Excavation Activities Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice; issuance of Advisory Bulletin. AGENCY: SUMMARY: PHMSA is issuing this advisory bulletin to pipeline operators to reinforce the need for safe excavation practices and recommend that pipeline operators integrate the Operator Qualification regulations into their marking, trenching, and backfilling operations to prevent excavation damage mishaps. ADDRESSES: This document can be viewed on the PHMSA home page at: http://www.phmsa.dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joy Kadnar, (202) 366–0568, or by e-mail at Joy.Kadnar@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background In the past few years PHMSA has seen recurring similarities in pipeline incidents involving excavation. In November 2005, a pipeline company contractor struck a 2-inch tap off an 18inch natural gas transmission pipeline that was operating at more than 800 pounds per square inch gauge (psig). In October 2005, near an elementary school in Chantilly, Virginia, pipeline operator personnel struck the pipeline while excavating it in a Class 3 populated area. This incident resulted in the evacuation of more than 850 school children and area residents. In June 2005, a pipeline company contractor knocked a 2-inch pipe nipple off a 30-inch natural gas transmission pipeline while uncovering it. The pipeline was operating at more than 800 psig. In January 2005, contractor personnel being supervised by a pipeline operator struck a six-inch valve on a hazardous liquid pipeline while modifying it in preparation for an inline inspection. This accident resulted in a release of about 700 barrels of crude oil. In November 2004, a serious hazardous liquid pipeline accident in Walnut Creek, California, resulted in five deaths and several injuries. This accident was caused by a contractor installing a water main in the vicinity of a hazardous liquid pipeline. PHMSA is also aware of PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2613 several incidents that occurred in the last three years on pipeline facilities owned by local distribution companies where pipelines have been struck near schools and locations where people congregate. Investigations by PHMSA and its State partners revealed that the pipeline operators involved in these incidents did not comply with Federal pipeline safety regulations or their own operator qualifications programs. Investigations found similar problems, such as: • Pipeline operators did not follow their own construction, ditching, and backfilling specifications for existing pipelines, such as machine excavation, which is prohibited within two feet of existing pipelines; • Construction inspectors working for pipeline operators failed to assist their own employees, their own contractors, and third-party construction contractors in verifying the staked locations of the existing pipeline facilities; and, • Pipeline ‘‘as-built’’ drawings were not verified and made available to the excavators at construction sites before or during excavation activity. From these investigations PHMSA also determined that, in many cases, pipeline operators did not correctly mark all pipelines in the vicinity of the construction and did not confirm whether all individuals performing the covered tasks were qualified. In one instance, the spotter assigned to the task at the excavation site did not have the necessary qualifications for observing excavation and backfilling tasks. In another instance, the pipeline operator did not follow its own maintenance manual that requires the company representative to review the location of the pipeline prior to excavation. The pipeline company representative did not verify that the location of the pipeline was correctly marked. II. Advisory Bulletin (ADB–06–01) To: Owners and Operators of Natural Gas and Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Systems Subject: Notification on Safe Excavation Practices and the use of Qualified Personnel to oversee all Excavations and Backfilling Operations Advisory: Excavation damage continues to be one of the three leading causes of pipeline damage. PHMSA has seen an increase in pipeline operators damaging their own pipeline facilities. To protect excavators and private citizens from injury and to guard the integrity of buried pipelines and other underground facilities, PHMSA reminds operators to ensure all procedures and processes to perform excavation and backfilling are followed. Only qualified E:\FR\FM\17JAN1.SGM 17JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 10 (Tuesday, January 17, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2612-2613]
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[FR Doc No: E6-412]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Maritime Administration

[Docket Number 2006 23377]


Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws

AGENCY: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation.

ACTION: Invitation for public comments on a requested administrative 
waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws for the vessel TRIPLE TROUBLE.

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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 requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A 
request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a 
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description of the proposed service, is listed below. The complete 
application is given in DOT docket 2005-23377 at http://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 Sec.  388.4 of MARAD's regulations at 46 CFR Part 
388.

DATES: Submit comments on or before February 16, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD-2006 23377. 
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 http://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 http://dms.dot.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joann Spittle, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Maritime Administration, MAR-830 Room 7201, 400 Seventh 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202-366-5979.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As described by the applicant the intended 
service of the vessel TRIPLE TROUBLE is:
    Intended Use: `` `6-pack' fishing license.''
    Geographic Region: Gulf of Mexico, Florida Coast.

    Dated: January 9, 2006.

    By order of the Maritime Administrator.
Joel C. Richard,
Secretary, Maritime Administration.
[FR Doc. E6-412 Filed 1-13-06; 8:45 am]
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