Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council, 39140-39141 [E6-10756]

Download as PDF 39140 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 132 / Tuesday, July 11, 2006 / Notices only that information you are willing to provide for the public docket and submit your application electronically using the docket number provided on this notice through the U.S. DOT online Document Management System found at: http://dms.dot.gov/submit. Every effort will be made to select Task Force members who are objective. A balanced membership is needed and weight will be given to a variety of factors including but not limited to geographical distribution, gender, minority status, organization, and expertise. Members of the Task Force may receive travel and per diem, as allowed by Federal regulations and U.S. Department of Transportation policy. F. Duration Two years from the establishment of the Task Force Charter. G. Notice of Establishment After evaluating applications and nominations received as a result of this notice, the Department will publish in the Federal Register a notice announcing the establishment and composition of the SRTS Task Force. (Authority: Section 1914 of Pub. L. 109– 59.) Issued on: July 3, 2006. J. Richard Capka, Federal Highway Administrator. [FR Doc. E6–10754 Filed 7–10–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration Petition for Waivers of Compliance In accordance with 49 CFR 211.9 and 211.41, notice is hereby given that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has received a request for a waiver of compliance with certain requirements of the Federal safety laws and regulations. The petition is described below, including the party seeking relief, the regulatory provisions involved, and the nature of the relief being requested, and the petitioner’s arguments in favor of relief. Canadian National Railway Company sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES [Waiver Petition Docket Number FRA–2000– 8089] Canadian National Railway Company (CN) seeks an extension of an existing waiver in Docket Number FRA 2000– 8089 on behalf of itself and its U.S. affiliates. CN is North America’s fifth largest railroad with 18,300 route miles and VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:49 Jul 10, 2006 Jkt 208001 approximately 22,000 employees in Canada and the U.S. It operates the largest rail network in Canada and the only transcontinental network in North America. Within the last ten years, CN has integrated operations with Illinois Central, Wisconsin Central, and Great Lakes Transportation rail entities. CN seeks an extension for an existing waiver in which the FRA has waived compliance with 49 CFR part 231, which specifies the number, location and dimensional specifications for handholds, ladders, sill steps, uncoupling levers and handbrakes, and 49 CFR 231.31 (formerly 232.2), which regulates drawbar height, for CN’s use of RoadRailer equipment. In a letter dated May 23, 2001, the FRA granted CN approval of their petition FRA–2000–8089 to operate RoadRailer trains on their railroad property. Since granting of the waiver in 2001, the CN has operated RoadRailer equipment without incident. Interested parties are invited to participate in these proceedings by submitting written views, data, or comments. FRA does not anticipate scheduling a public hearing in connection with these proceedings since the facts do not appear to warrant a hearing. If any interested party desires an opportunity for oral comment, they should notify FRA, in writing, before the end of the comment period and specify the basis for their request. All communications concerning these proceedings should identify the appropriate docket number (e.g. Waiver Petition Docket Number 2000–8089) and must be submitted to the Docket Clerk, DOT Docket Management Facility, Room PL–401 (Plaza Level), 400 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Communications received within 45 days of the date of this notice will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be considered as far as practicable. All written communications concerning these proceedings are available for examination during regular business hours (9 a.m.–5 p.m.) at the above facility. All documents in the public docket are also available for inspection and copying on the Internet at the docket facility’s Web site at http://dms.dot.gov. Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 665, Number 70; Pages 19477–78). The Statement may also be found at http:// dms.dot.gov. Issued in Washington, DC on July 5, 2006. Grady C. Cothen, Jr., Deputy Associate Administrator for Safety Standards and Program Development. [FR Doc. E6–10755 Filed 7–10–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. AGENCY: National Advisory Council public meeting. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Maritime Administration announces that the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC) will hold a meeting to discuss MTS needs, regional MTS outreach and education initiatives, Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS) coordination, congestion issues, and disaster response and recovery efforts. A public comment period is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2006. To provide time for as many people to speak as possible, speaking time for each individual will be limited to three minutes. Members of the public who would like to speak are asked to contact Richard J. Lolich by July 20, 2006. Commenters will be placed on the agenda in the order in which notifications are received. If time allows, additional comments will be permitted. Copies of oral comments must be submitted in writing at the meeting. Additional written comments are welcome and must be filed by August 4, 2006. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 26, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday, July 27, 2006 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. DATES: The meeting will be held in the Norfolk Marriott Waterside Hotel, 235 E Main Street, Norfolk, VA. The hotel’s phone number is 757–627–4200. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Lolich, (202) 366–4357; Maritime Administration, MAR–830, Room 7201, 400 Seventh St., SW., Washington, DC 20590; richard.lolich@dot.gov. (Authority: 49 CFR 1.66) E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 132 / Tuesday, July 11, 2006 / Notices Dated: July 5, 2006. Murray Bloom, Acting Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. E6–10756 Filed 7–10–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA 2006–24707; Notice 2] sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Pilkington Glass of Canada Ltd., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance Pilkington Glass of Canada Ltd. (Pilkington) has determined that certain aftermarket windshields that it manufactured in 2005 and 2006 do not comply with S6.2 and S6.3 of 49 CFR 571.205, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 205, ‘‘Glazing Materials.’’ Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h), Pilkington has petitioned for a determination that this noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety and has filed an appropriate report pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, ‘‘Defect and Noncompliance Reports.’’ Notice of receipt of a petition was published, with a 30-day comment period, on May 19, 2006, in the Federal Register (71 FR 29214). NHTSA received no comments. Affected are a total of approximately 760 aftermarket number GW1549GBY windshields manufactured between September 9, 2005 and March 31, 2006. Pilkington explains that the exact number of noncompliant windshields is unknown, but that 8.1 percent of the windshields that remain in the company’s possession are noncompliant, and applying that percentage to the 9,383 windshields that have been distributed produces a result of approximately 760 windshields. S6.2 and S6.3 of FMVSS No. 205 require that each windshield be marked with certain information including a manufacturer’s model number and manufacturer’s code mark. The affected windshields are marked with either an illegible model number or an illegible manufacturer’s code. Pilkington has corrected the problem that caused these errors so that they will not be repeated in future production. Pilkington believes that the noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety and that no corrective action is warranted. The petitioner states that the windshields are clearly inscribed ‘‘Pilkington’’ and ‘‘Made in Canada,’’ which would allow a distributor or consumer to clearly identify the manufacturer. Pilkington VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:49 Jul 10, 2006 Jkt 208001 further states that consumers do not need the illegible information to operate their vehicles safely, and ‘‘repair shops typically do not use the model number in deciding upon the size or model of the replacement glass. Instead, [they] generally use various manuals and web sites * * * such as * * * National Auto Glass Specifications.’’ Pilkington also states that it has taken action to prevent additional sales of these windshields by notifying wholesalers and distributors to return windshields with the noncompliant markings. NHTSA agrees with Pilkington that the noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. The manufacturer can be identified by the words ‘‘Pilkington’’ and ‘‘Made in Canada,’’ which are inscribed on the windshield. To identify the proper replacement glass, a repair facility would presumably follow the typical practice of using references such as the National Auto Glass Specifications web site and manuals. Therefore this noncompliance does not present a safety problem in terms of replacement or recall. The windshields meet all other FMVSS requirements. In consideration of the foregoing, NHTSA has decided that the petitioner has met its burden of persuasion that the noncompliance described is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. Accordingly, Pilkington’s petition is granted and the petitioner is exempted from the obligation of providing notification of, and a remedy for, the noncompliance. Authority: (49 U.S.C. 30118, 30120; delegations of authority at CFR 1.50 and 501.8) Issued on July 5, 2006. Daniel C. Smith, Associate Administrator for Enforcement. [FR Doc. E6–10763 Filed 7–10–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2006–23998; Notice 2] Pipeline Safety: Grant of Waiver; Rockies Express Pipeline Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA); DOT. ACTION: Grant of waiver. AGENCY: SUMMARY: PHMSA is granting Rockies Express Pipeline, L.L.C. (Rockies Express) a waiver of compliance from the pipeline safety regulation that PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39141 prescribes the design factor to be used in the design formula for steel pipe. This waiver allows the Rockies Express pipeline to operate at hoop stresses up to 80 percent of the specified minimum yield strength (SMYS) in Class 1 locations. The waiver also grants Rockies Express relief from equipment requirements for pressure relieving and limiting stations. Before granting the waiver, PHMSA performed a thorough technical review of Rockies Express’s application and supporting documents. PHMSA requested and received supplementary information pertaining to numerous technical aspects of its metallurgy, pipeline design, and engineering practices. These materials are available in the docket PHMSA–2006–23998 at http://dms.dot.gov. PHMSA also sought comments from the public and received positive feedback from the impacted States along the pipeline and the Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee. The waiver is subject to and conditional upon supplemental safety criteria set forth in this notice. The supplemental safety criteria address the life cycle management of the subject pipeline and require Rockies Express to adhere to maintenance, inspection, monitoring, control, and reporting standards exceeding existing regulatory requirements. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Rockies Express is a joint development of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. and Sempra Pipelines & Storage, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy. Rockies Express is obtaining regulatory approvals to construct a new 1,323-mile interstate natural gas pipeline. When it is complete, the 42inch diameter pipeline will transport natural gas from basins in Colorado and Wyoming to markets in the upper Midwest and Eastern United States. The pipeline will cross portions of Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. Rockies Express plans to construct the pipeline in three phases. The first or western segment of the pipeline will be approximately 710 miles long. It will start at the hub in Cheyenne, Wyoming and extend to an interconnection with the Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Company in Audrain County, Missouri. Four additional compressor stations will be installed at the Cheyenne Hub to support operations. The second or central segment of the pipeline will be approximately 425 miles long and extend from the terminus of the western segment of the pipeline in Audrain E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 132 (Tuesday, July 11, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 39140-39141]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-10756]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Maritime Administration


Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council

AGENCY: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation.

ACTION: National Advisory Council public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Maritime Administration announces that the Marine 
Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC) will hold a 
meeting to discuss MTS needs, regional MTS outreach and education 
initiatives, Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS) 
coordination, congestion issues, and disaster response and recovery 
efforts. A public comment period is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. 
on Thursday, July 27, 2006. To provide time for as many people to speak 
as possible, speaking time for each individual will be limited to three 
minutes. Members of the public who would like to speak are asked to 
contact Richard J. Lolich by July 20, 2006. Commenters will be placed 
on the agenda in the order in which notifications are received. If time 
allows, additional comments will be permitted. Copies of oral comments 
must be submitted in writing at the meeting. Additional written 
comments are welcome and must be filed by August 4, 2006.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 26, 2006, from 8:30 
a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday, July 27, 2006 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Norfolk Marriott Waterside 
Hotel, 235 E Main Street, Norfolk, VA. The hotel's phone number is 757-
627-4200.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Lolich, (202) 366-4357; 
Maritime Administration, MAR-830, Room 7201, 400 Seventh St., SW., 
Washington, DC 20590; richard.lolich@dot.gov.

(Authority: 49 CFR 1.66)


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    Dated: July 5, 2006.
Murray Bloom,
Acting Secretary, Maritime Administration.
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