Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget Approval of Existing Information Collection Requirement, 39135-39136 [E7-13767]

Download as PDF 39135 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 136 / Tuesday, July 17, 2007 / Notices SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that PHMSA forwarded an Information Collection Request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a change to an existing information collection for pipeline integrity management (IM). The purpose of this notice is to allow the public an additional 30 days to submit comments. DATES: Submit comments on or before August 16, 2007. ADDRESSES: Send comments directly to the Office Management and Budget, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Desk Officer for the Department of Transportation, 726 Jackson Place, NW., Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Israni by phone at (202) 366–4571 or by e-mail at: mike.israni@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PHMSA’s IM regulations require operators of hazardous liquid and gas transmission pipelines to assess, evaluate, repair, and validate through comprehensive analyses the integrity of pipeline segments in high consequence areas where a leak or failure would do the most damage to populated, unusually sensitive environmental areas, and other populated areas. These regulations also require operators who cannot meet their evaluation schedules to notify PHMSA when temporarily reducing operating pressure or shutting down their pipelines. This change adds a requirement for operators to also notify PHMSA if pressure reductions exceed 365 days. PHMSA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on December 15, 2005 (70 FR 74265) requesting comments on a change to these existing information collections. PHMSA received comments from 12 parties: American Petroleum Institute and Association of Oil Pipe Lines; the American Gas Association; Texas Pipeline Association; Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.; Southwest Gas Corporation; Paiute Pipeline Company; Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc.; Duke Energy Gas Transmission Corporation; Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.; Panhandle Energy; Puget Sound Energy; and Enbridge Energy Company, Inc.—Liquids Transportation Segment. Pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, PHMSA will include the comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. PHMSA is now forwarding the collection of information request to OMB and providing an additional 30 days for comments. PHMSA is inviting comments on whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of DOT. The term ‘‘information collection’’ includes all work related to preparing and disseminating information in accordance with recordkeeping requirements. The comments should address (1) whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collection; and (4) ways to minimize the information collection burden on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. OMB control No. Regulation title Number of operators 2137–0604 ........ Pipeline Integrity Management in High Consequence Areas Operators with more than 500 miles of Hazardous Liquid Pipeline. Pipeline Integrity Management in High Consequence Areas Operators with less than 500 miles of Hazardous Liquid Pipeline. Pipeline Integrity Management in High Consequence Areas Gas Transmission Pipeline Operators. 71 0.85 3 192 0.85 9 721 0.85 34 ...................................................................................................................... 1,166 N/A 46 Notice and request for comments. ACTION: 2137–0605 ........ 2137–0610 ........ Totals ......... Issued in Washington, DC, on July 6, 2007. Florence L. Hamn, Director of Regulations, Office of Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. E7–13764 Filed 7–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES [Docket: PHMSA–98–4957] Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget Approval of Existing Information Collection Requirement Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:40 Jul 16, 2007 Jkt 211001 Notice and request for comments. Number of responses (percent) Total annual burden hours L.E. Herrick at (202) 366–5523, or by e-mail at: le.herrick@dot.gov. ACTION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that PHMSA forwarded an Information Collection Request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of the currently approved collection of information ‘‘Incorporation by Reference of Industry Standard on Leak Detection’’ (2137–0598). The purpose of this notice is to invite the public to submit comments on the request to OMB. DATES: Submit comments on or before August 16, 2007. ADDRESSES: Send comments directly to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Desk Office for the Department of Transportation, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. The hazardous liquid pipeline safety regulations require operators that elect to use software-based Computer Monitoring System (CPM) leak detection systems to comply with the American Petroleum Institute’s (API) 1130 standard (49 CFR 195.134). API 1130 provides guidance for operating, maintaining, and testing software-based CPM systems. Hazardous liquid operators, with software-based CPM systems, must maintain records documenting the operation, maintenance, and testing of those systems. PHMSA, through the incorporation of this industry standard, will be able to continue to ensure that appropriate technology is used to PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1 39136 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 136 / Tuesday, July 17, 2007 / Notices maximize safety in the pipeline industry. Pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, PHMSA is required to obtain OMB approval for all information collections. The term ‘‘information collection’’ includes all work related to the preparing and disseminating of information in accordance with the recordkeeping requirements. PHMSA published a notice providing a 60 day period for comments on these information collection renewals in the Federal Register on May 29, 2007 (72 FR 29578), and received no comments. PHMSA is now forwarding the information collection request to OMB and providing an additional 30 days for comments. PHMSA invites comments on whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of DOT. The comments should address (1) whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of DOT’s estimate about the information collection burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. PHMSA estimates the burden of these requirements as follows: Type of Information Collection Request: Renewal of existing collection. Title of Information Collection: Incorporation by Reference of Industry Standard on Leak Detection. Respondents: 50. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours on Respondents: 100. Estimated Cost: $6,475. Issued in Washington, DC, on July 9, 2007. Florence L. Hamn, Director of Regulations, Office of Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. E7–13767 Filed 7–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–6 (Sub–No. 454X)] sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES BNSF Railway Company— Abandonment Exemption—in Multnomah County, OR BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has filed a notice of exemption under 49 CFR Part 1152 Subpart F—Exempt Abandonments to abandon a 0.48-mile line of railroad between milepost 1.88 and milepost 2.36, near Portland, in Multnomah County, OR (the line). The VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:40 Jul 16, 2007 Jkt 211001 line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Code 97210. BNSF has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the line for at least 2 years; (2) overhead traffic handled on the line will 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 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 August 11, 2007, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues,1 formal expressions of intent to file an OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),2 and trail use/rail banking requests under 49 CFR 1152.29 must be filed by July 23, 2007. Petitions to reopen or requests for public use conditions under 49 CFR 1152.28 must be filed by August 1, 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 BNSF’s representative: Sidney L. Strickland, Jr., Sidney Strickland and Associates, PLLC, 3050 K Street, NW., Suite 101, Washington, DC 20007. 1 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. 2 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which currently is set at $1,300. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. BNSF has filed environmental and historic reports which address the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. SEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by July 17, 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 preservation matters must be filed within 15 days after the EA becomes available to the public. Environmental, historic preservation, public use, or trail use/rail banking conditions will be imposed, where appropriate, in a subsequent decision. Pursuant to the provisions of 49 CFR 1152.29(e)(2), BNSF shall file a notice of consummation with the Board to signify that it has exercised the authority granted and fully abandoned the line. If consummation has not been effected by BNSF’s filing of a notice of consummation by July 12, 2008, and there are no legal or regulatory barriers to consummation, the authority to abandon will automatically expire. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at https://www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: July 3, 2007. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–13758 Filed 7–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request July 10, 2007. The Department of the Treasury has submitted the following public information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling the Treasury Bureau Clearance Officer listed. Comments regarding this information collection should be addressed to the OMB reviewer listed and to the Treasury Department Clearance Officer, Department of the E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 136 (Tuesday, July 17, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 39135-39136]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-13767]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket: PHMSA-98-4957]


Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget 
Approval of Existing Information Collection Requirement

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

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 
this notice announces that PHMSA forwarded an Information Collection 
Request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension 
of the currently approved collection of information ``Incorporation by 
Reference of Industry Standard on Leak Detection'' (2137-0598). The 
purpose of this notice is to invite the public to submit comments on 
the request to OMB.

DATES: Submit comments on or before August 16, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Send comments directly to the Office of Management and 
Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Desk Office 
for the Department of Transportation, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, 
DC 20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: L.E. Herrick at (202) 366-5523, or by 
e-mail at: le.herrick@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The hazardous liquid pipeline safety 
regulations require operators that elect to use software-based Computer 
Monitoring System (CPM) leak detection systems to comply with the 
American Petroleum Institute's (API) 1130 standard (49 CFR 195.134). 
API 1130 provides guidance for operating, maintaining, and testing 
software-based CPM systems. Hazardous liquid operators, with software-
based CPM systems, must maintain records documenting the operation, 
maintenance, and testing of those systems. PHMSA, through the 
incorporation of this industry standard, will be able to continue to 
ensure that appropriate technology is used to

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maximize safety in the pipeline industry.
    Pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, PHMSA is required 
to obtain OMB approval for all information collections. The term 
``information collection'' includes all work related to the preparing 
and disseminating of information in accordance with the recordkeeping 
requirements. PHMSA published a notice providing a 60 day period for 
comments on these information collection renewals in the Federal 
Register on May 29, 2007 (72 FR 29578), and received no comments. PHMSA 
is now forwarding the information collection request to OMB and 
providing an additional 30 days for comments. PHMSA invites comments on 
whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of DOT. The comments should address (1) 
whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy 
of DOT's estimate about the information collection burden; (3) ways to 
enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the information 
collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology. PHMSA estimates 
the burden of these requirements as follows:
    Type of Information Collection Request: Renewal of existing 
collection.
    Title of Information Collection: Incorporation by Reference of 
Industry Standard on Leak Detection.
    Respondents: 50.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours on Respondents: 100.
    Estimated Cost: $6,475.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on July 9, 2007.
Florence L. Hamn,
Director of Regulations, Office of Pipeline Safety.
 [FR Doc. E7-13767 Filed 7-16-07; 8:45 am]
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