Safety Advisory: Removal From Service of Liner-Less, Fully-Wrapped Fiberglass Composite Cylinders, 29203-29204 [E7-10081]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 100 / Thursday, May 24, 2007 / Notices of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Fax: Fax comments to the Docket Management Facility at 202–493–2251. • Hand Delivery: Bring comments to the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Docket: To read background documents or comments received, go to https://dms.dot.gov at any time or to the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to https://dms.dot.gov, including any personal information you provide. Using the search function of our docket Web site, anyone can find and read the comments received into any of our dockets, including the name of the individual sending the comment (or signing the comment for an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–78). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tyneka Thomas (202) 267–7626 or Frances Shaver (202) 267–9681, Office of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591. This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. Issued in Washington, DC, on May 17, 2007. Pamela Hamilton-Powell, Director, Office of Rulemaking. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES Petitions for Exemption Docket No.: FAA–2007–27670. Petitioner: Continental Airlines, Inc. Section of 14 CFR Affected: 14 CFR 121.915(b). Description of Relief Sought: Continental Airlines, Inc., is seeking relief from § 121.915(b) to the extent necessary to permit the line check requirement of § 121.915(b)(2)(ii) to be met by an alternative line check program. [FR Doc. E7–10064 Filed 5–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:52 May 23, 2007 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Summary Notice No. PE–2007–19] Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of petition for exemption received. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice contains a summary of a certain petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public’s awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA’s regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of any petition or its final disposition. DATES: Comments on petitions received must identify the petition docket number involved and must be received on or before June 13, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may send comments identified by Docket Number FAA– 2006–26340 using any of the following methods: • DOT Docket Web site: Go to https://dms.dot.gov and follow the instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Government-wide rulemaking Web site: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Send comments to the Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Fax: Fax comments to the Docket Management Facility at 202–493–2251. • Hand Delivery: Bring comments to the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Privacy: We will post all comments we receive, without change, to https:// dms.dot.gov, including any personal information you provide. Using the search function of our docket web site, anyone can find and read the comments received into any of our dockets, including the name of the individual sending the comment (or signing the comment for an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–78). PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29203 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tyneka Thomas (202) 267–7626 or Frances Shaver (202) 267–9681, Office of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591. This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. Issued in Washington, DC, on May 17, 2007. Pamela Hamilton-Powell, Director, Office of Rulemaking. Petitions for Exemption Docket No.: FAA–2006–26340. Petitioner: Central Nebraska Regional Airport. Section of 14 CFR Affected: § 139.319. Description of Relief Sought: The petitioner is requesting relief to permit Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting personnel to be within a 15-minute response time of airport property during commercial flights scheduled after normal business hours, weekends, and holidays. [FR Doc. E7–10072 Filed 5–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2007–28285; Notice No. 07–4] Safety Advisory: Removal From Service of Liner-Less, Fully-Wrapped Fiberglass Composite Cylinders Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Safety advisory notice— Removal from service. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Recently, five (5) 33-pound propane cylinders authorized under DOT Special Permit (DOT–SP 13957) ruptured during storage at a facility in Miami, Florida. The purpose of this notice is to alert owners and users of certain cylinders manufactured under this special permit to potential safety problems and to advise them to remove the cylinders from service as outlined in this notice. Also, PHMSA requests information on any other failures or leakage of lading, involving all cylinders made under DOT–SP 13957, which include 10-pound, 20-pound, and 33pound cylinders, that may not have been previously reported to the agency. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl West Freeman, Office of Hazardous Materials Technology, (202) 366–4545 or Wayne Chaney, Office of E:\FR\FM\24MYN1.SGM 24MYN1 rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES 29204 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 100 / Thursday, May 24, 2007 / Notices Hazardous Materials Enforcement, (202) 834–3568, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington DC 20590; or by e-mail to HM– Enforcement@dot.gov and referring to the Docket and Notice numbers set forth above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PHMSA has been notified of the rupture of five (5) 33-pound liner-less, fully wrapped fiberglass composite cylinders. The cylinders are of two-part construction, which are adhesively joined to form the completed cylinder. The cylinders have a permanently attached thermoplastic outer casing which provides protection from impact damage and serves as a carry handle. The ruptured cylinders were manufactured by The Lite Cylinder Company Incorporated (TLCCI) in Franklin, Tennessee, under DOT–SP 13957, in January 2007. The cylinders are marked DOT–SP 13957 followed by the service pressure, 294 psig. All of the failed cylinders were 33-pound cylinders, which were typically horizontally mounted to fuel forklift trucks. The cylinders were in liquefied petroleum gas (propane) service. The ruptures occurred during storage at the Heritage Propane facility in Miami, Florida. All cylinders involved were in storage on an outside platform and had been filled with propane. The first cylinder ruptured on April 4, 2007. The second cylinder ruptured on April 10, 2007. The third incident involved the rupture of three cylinders on April 13, 2007. The serial numbers were 14674, 14750, 14757, 14866, and 14881. The dates of manufacture were from January 16 to January 18, 2007. There were no injuries or property damage associated with any of the failures. PHMSA is currently conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the failures and the full scope of problems in the manufacturing process. In order to avoid any potential injury or damage, PHMSA is removing from service all cylinders of the same design as those involved in the incidents. Any person who owns, uses, fills, or retests a 33-pound propane cylinder marked DOT–SP 13957 should take the following actions: 1. Do not vent the cylinder. Have only qualified persons safely discharge and purge the cylinder. 2. Send the empty cylinders to the manufacturer at the following address: T.L.C.C.I., Incorporated, 112 Alpha Drive, Franklin, TN 37064. 3. Provide the serial number of each returned cylinder to PHMSA at the contact address. Please note any VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:52 May 23, 2007 Jkt 211001 problems that may have been witnessed with the cylinder (e.g. leaking, damage, etc.). 4. Under no circumstances should a cylinder described in this safety advisory be filled, refilled, or used for the transportation of hazardous materials. Any person who is aware of the rupture of any cylinder, 10-pound, 20pound, or 33-pound, marked DOT–SP 13957, is requested to contact PHMSA, through one of the individuals or e-mail address listed under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above, as soon as possible. This safety advisory is available for review on the Internet by accessing the HazMat Safety Homepage at https:// hazmat.dot.gov. Issued in Washington, DC, on May 18, 2007. Theodore L. Willke, Acting Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety. [FR Doc. E7–10081 Filed 5–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–1005X] Finger Lakes Railway Corp.— Abandonment Exemption—in Yates County, NY Finger Lakes Railway Corp. (FGLK) has filed a notice of exemption under 49 CFR Part 1152 Subpart F—Exempt Abandonments to abandon a 4.95-mile line of railroad between milepost 41.35, in the Village of Penn Yan, Township of Benton, and milepost 46.3, outside the Township of Benton, located in Yates County, NY. The line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 14527. The line for which the abandonment exemption request was filed includes one station, Bellona, located at milepost 46.3—SPLC 183992. FGLK certifies that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the line for at least 2 years; (2) there is no overhead traffic to be rerouted; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of rail service on the line (or by a state or local government entity acting on behalf of such user) regarding cessation of service over the line either is pending with the Surface Transportation Board or with any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of complainant within the 2-year period; and (4) the requirements of 49 CFR 1105.7 (environmental report), 49 CFR 1105.8 (historic report), 49 CFR 1105.11 (transmittal letter), 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication), and PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies) have been met. As a condition to this exemption, any employee adversely affected by the abandonment shall be protected under Oregon Short Line R. Co.— Abandonment—Goshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). To address whether this condition adequately protects affected employees, a petition for partial revocation under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) must be filed. Provided no formal expression of intent to file an offer of financial assistance (OFA) has been received, this exemption will be effective on June 23, 2007, unless stayed pending reconsideration.1 Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,2 formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),3 and trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by June 4, 2007. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by June 13, 2007, with: Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001. A copy of any petition filed with the Board should be sent to FGLK’s representative: Eric M. Hocky, Gollatz, Griffin & Ewing, P.C., Four Penn Center, Suite 200, 1600 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19103. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. FGLK has filed a combined environmental and historic report which addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. SEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by May 29, 2007. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the EA by writing to SEA (Room 1100, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC 20423–0001) or by calling SEA, at (202) 245–0305. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339.] Comments on environmental and historic 1 The earliest this transaction may be consummated is June 23, 2007. FGLK has originally indicated a consummation date of on or after June 18, 2007. 2 The Board will grant a stay if an informed decision on environmental issues (whether raised by a party or by the Board’s Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA) in its independent investigation) cannot be made before the exemption’s effective date. See Exemption of Outof-Service Rail Lines, 5 I.C.C.2d 377 (1989). Any request for a stay should be filed as soon as possible so that the Board may take appropriate action before the exemption’s effective date. 3 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which currently is set at $1,300. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). E:\FR\FM\24MYN1.SGM 24MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 100 (Thursday, May 24, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 29203-29204]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-10081]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2007-28285; Notice No. 07-4]


Safety Advisory: Removal From Service of Liner-Less, Fully-
Wrapped Fiberglass Composite Cylinders

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

ACTION: Safety advisory notice--Removal from service.

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SUMMARY: Recently, five (5) 33-pound propane cylinders authorized under 
DOT Special Permit (DOT-SP 13957) ruptured during storage at a facility 
in Miami, Florida. The purpose of this notice is to alert owners and 
users of certain cylinders manufactured under this special permit to 
potential safety problems and to advise them to remove the cylinders 
from service as outlined in this notice. Also, PHMSA requests 
information on any other failures or leakage of lading, involving all 
cylinders made under DOT-SP 13957, which include 10-pound, 20-pound, 
and 33-pound cylinders, that may not have been previously reported to 
the agency.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl West Freeman, Office of 
Hazardous Materials Technology, (202) 366-4545 or Wayne Chaney, Office 
of

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Hazardous Materials Enforcement, (202) 834-3568, Pipeline and Hazardous 
Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington DC 20590; or by e-mail to HM-
Enforcement@dot.gov and referring to the Docket and Notice numbers set 
forth above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PHMSA has been notified of the rupture of 
five (5) 33-pound liner-less, fully wrapped fiberglass composite 
cylinders. The cylinders are of two-part construction, which are 
adhesively joined to form the completed cylinder. The cylinders have a 
permanently attached thermoplastic outer casing which provides 
protection from impact damage and serves as a carry handle. The 
ruptured cylinders were manufactured by The Lite Cylinder Company 
Incorporated (TLCCI) in Franklin, Tennessee, under DOT-SP 13957, in 
January 2007. The cylinders are marked DOT-SP 13957 followed by the 
service pressure, 294 psig. All of the failed cylinders were 33-pound 
cylinders, which were typically horizontally mounted to fuel forklift 
trucks. The cylinders were in liquefied petroleum gas (propane) 
service.
    The ruptures occurred during storage at the Heritage Propane 
facility in Miami, Florida. All cylinders involved were in storage on 
an outside platform and had been filled with propane. The first 
cylinder ruptured on April 4, 2007. The second cylinder ruptured on 
April 10, 2007. The third incident involved the rupture of three 
cylinders on April 13, 2007. The serial numbers were 14674, 14750, 
14757, 14866, and 14881. The dates of manufacture were from January 16 
to January 18, 2007. There were no injuries or property damage 
associated with any of the failures. PHMSA is currently conducting an 
investigation to determine the cause of the failures and the full scope 
of problems in the manufacturing process.
    In order to avoid any potential injury or damage, PHMSA is removing 
from service all cylinders of the same design as those involved in the 
incidents. Any person who owns, uses, fills, or retests a 33-pound 
propane cylinder marked DOT-SP 13957 should take the following actions:
    1. Do not vent the cylinder. Have only qualified persons safely 
discharge and purge the cylinder.
    2. Send the empty cylinders to the manufacturer at the following 
address: T.L.C.C.I., Incorporated, 112 Alpha Drive, Franklin, TN 37064.
    3. Provide the serial number of each returned cylinder to PHMSA at 
the contact address. Please note any problems that may have been 
witnessed with the cylinder (e.g. leaking, damage, etc.).
    4. Under no circumstances should a cylinder described in this 
safety advisory be filled, refilled, or used for the transportation of 
hazardous materials.
    Any person who is aware of the rupture of any cylinder, 10-pound, 
20-pound, or 33-pound, marked DOT-SP 13957, is requested to contact 
PHMSA, through one of the individuals or e-mail address listed under 
the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above, as soon as possible.
    This safety advisory is available for review on the Internet by 
accessing the HazMat Safety Homepage at https://hazmat.dot.gov.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on May 18, 2007.
Theodore L. Willke,
Acting Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety.
 [FR Doc. E7-10081 Filed 5-23-07; 8:45 am]
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