Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Application for Special Permits, 39891-39892 [07-3542]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 139 / Friday, July 20, 2007 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES those devices in lines for which NHTSA has already granted full exemption. On the basis of this comparison, MBUSA informed the agency that the CLine Chassis vehicle line was first introduced as a model year 1994 vehicle. MBUSA stated that based on NHTSA’s theft rates from 1994 to 2004, the average theft rate of the C-Line Chassis vehicles without the immobilizer was 1.6437 (CY 1994–1997) and 1.4167 after installation of the immobilizer device. MBUSA concluded that the data indicates that the immobilizer was effective in contributing to the theft rate reduction for its C-Line Chassis vehicles. Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 33106 and 49 CFR 543.7(b), the agency grants a petition for an exemption from the parts-marking requirements of part 541 either in whole or in part, if it determines that, based upon substantial evidence, the standard equipment antitheft device is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the parts-marking requirements of part 541. The agency finds that MBUSA has provided adequate reasons for its belief that the antitheft device will reduce and deter theft. This conclusion is based on the information MBUSA provided about its device. The agency concludes that the device will provide the five types of performance listed in § 543.6(a)(3): Promoting activation; attracting attention to the efforts of unauthorized persons to enter or operate a vehicle by means other than a key; preventing defeat or circumvention of the device by unauthorized persons; preventing operation of the vehicle by unauthorized entrants; and ensuring the reliability and durability of the device. The agency agrees that the device is substantially similar to devices in other vehicles lines for which the agency has already granted exemptions. In addition, the theft rate has reduced since the installation of this device on the line. For the foregoing reasons, the agency hereby grants in full MBUSA’s petition for exemption for the vehicle line from the parts-marking requirements of 49 CFR Part 541. The agency notes that 49 CFR Part 541, Appendix A–1, identifies those lines that are exempted from the Theft Prevention Standard for a given model year. 49 CFR 543.7(f) contains VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:19 Jul 19, 2007 Jkt 211001 publication requirements incident to the disposition of all Part 543 petitions. Advanced listing, including the release of future product nameplates, the beginning model year for which the petition is granted and a general description of the antitheft device is necessary in order to notify law enforcement agencies of new vehicle lines exempted from the parts-marking requirements of the Theft Prevention Standard. If MBUSA decides not to use the exemption for this line, it must formally notify the agency, and, thereafter, the line must be fully marked as required by 49 CFR 541.5 and 541.6 (marking of major component parts and replacement parts). NHTSA notes that if MBUSA wishes in the future to modify the device on which this exemption is based, the company may have to submit a petition to modify the exemption. Section 543.7(d) states that a Part 543 exemption applies only to vehicles that belong to a line exempted under this part and equipped with the anti-theft device on which the line’s exemption is based. Further, § 543.9(c)(2) provides for the submission of petitions ‘‘to modify an exemption to permit the use of an antitheft device similar to but differing from the one specified in that exemption.’’ The agency wishes to minimize the administrative burden that § t 543.9(c)(2) could place on exempted vehicle manufacturers and itself. The agency did not intend Part 543 to require the submission of a modification petition for every change to the components or design of an antitheft device. The significance of many such changes could be de minimis. Therefore, NHTSA suggests that if the manufacturer contemplates making any changes the effects of which might be characterized as de minimis, it should consult the agency before preparing and submitting a petition to modify. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 33106; delegation of authority at 49 CFR 1.50. Issued on: July 16, 2007. Stephen R. Kratzke, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. E7–14093 Filed 7–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39891 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Application for Special Permits Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: List of Applications for Special Permits. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation’s Hazardous Material Regulations (49 CFR Part 107, Subpart B), notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein. Each mode of transportation for which a particular special permit is requested is indicated by a number in the ‘‘Nature of Application’’ portion of the table below as follows: 1—Motor vehicle, 2—Rail freight, 3—Cargo vessel, 4—Cargo aircraft only, 5—Passengercarrying aircraft. DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 20, 2007. Address Comments To: Record Center, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC 20590. Comments should refer to the application number and be submitted in triplicate. If confirmation of receipt of comments is desired, include a selfaddressed stamped postcard showing the special permit number. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the applications are available for inspection in the Records Center, Nassif Building, 400 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC or at https:// dms.dot.gov. This notice of receipt of applications for special permit is published in accordance with Part 107 of the Federal hazardous materials transportation law (49 U.S.C. 5117(b); 49 CFR 1.53(b)). Issued in Washington, DC, on July 11, 2007. Delmer Billings, Director, Special Permits & Approvals Programs, Office of Hazardous Materials, Special Permits & Approvals. E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1 39892 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 139 / Friday, July 20, 2007 / Notices NEW SPECIAL PERMITS Application No. Docket No. Applicant Regulation(s) affected Nature of special permits thereof 14527–N ...... ........................ FedEx Express, Memphis, TN. 49 CFR 175.33 ................. To authorize the air transportation of certain hazardous materials without identifying the packaging type on the Notification to Pilot in Command. (modes 4, 5) 14528–N ...... ........................ 49 CFR 173.304; 173.306 14532–N ...... ........................ Halpern Import Company, Inc., Atlanta, GA. Degussa Corporation, Parsippany, NJ. 14534–N ...... ........................ American Airlines, Inc., Tulsa, OK. 49 CFR 73.302a(a)(2) ...... 14535–N ...... ........................ Environmental Packaging Technologies, Houston, TX. 49 CFR 172.102(c) special provision IB2 and IB3. 14542–N ...... ........................ The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX. 49 CFR 173.420 ............... [FR Doc. 07–3542 Filed 7–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4909–60–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Delays in Processing of Special Permits Applications Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: List of applications delayed more than 180 days. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of 49 U.S.C. 5117(c), PHMSA is publishing the following list 49 CFR 173.31(d)(1)(vi); 172.302(c). To authorize the transportation in commerce of certain Division 5.1 hazardous materials in tank cars that have not had their rupture disk removed for inspection. (mode 2) To authorize the transportation in commerce of DOT Specification 3HT cylinders beyond the 24 year service life provided they pass the applicable retest requirements every two years. (modes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) To authorize the transportation in commerce of certain hazardous materials with a vapor pressure of 150 kPa at 55 °C in intermediate bulk containers. (mode 1) To authorize the one-way transportation in commerce of approximately 1 pound of natural uranium hexafluoride in a DOT Specification 4B240ET cylinder by motor vehicle. (mode 1) of special permit applications that have been in process for 180 days or more. The reason(s) for delay and the expected completion date for action on each application is provided in association with each identified application. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Delmer F. Billings, Director, Office of Hazardous Materials Special Permits and Approvals, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, East Building, PHH–30, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, Southeast, Washington, DC 20590–0001, (202) 366–4535. 3. Application is technically complex and is of significant impact or precedent-setting and requires extensive analysis. 4. Staff review delayed by other priority issues or volume of special permit applications. Key to ‘‘Reason for Delay’’ 1. Awaiting additional information from applicant. 2. Extensive public comment under review. Issued in Washington, DC, on July 16, 2007. Delmer F. Billings, Director, Office of Hazardous Materials, Special Permits and Approvals. Meaning of Application Number Suffixes N—New application. M—Modification request. PM—Party to application with modification request. MODIFICATION TO SPECIAL PERMITS Reason for delay Application number Applicant 10481–M ......................................................... 114167–M ....................................................... M–1 Engineering Limited Bradfrod, West Yorkshire .......................... Trinityrail Dallas, TX ........................................................................... 4 1,3,4 Estimated date of completion 09–30–2007 09–30–2007 NEW SPECIAL PERMIT APPLICATIONS mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Application number 14385–N 14442–N 14468–N 14470–N 14469–N ......................................................... ......................................................... ......................................................... ......................................................... ......................................................... VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:19 Jul 19, 2007 Jkt 211001 Reason for delay Applicant Kansas City Southern Railway Company Kansas City, MO .............. Trinityrail Dallas, TX ........................................................................... REC Advanced Silicon Materials LLC Butte, MT ............................... Marsulex, Inc. Springfield, OR ........................................................... Space Systems/Loral Palo Alto, CA ................................................... PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1 4 4 4 4 4 Estimated date of completion 09–30–2007 09–30–2007 09–30–2007 08–31–2007 07–31–2007

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 139 (Friday, July 20, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 39891-39892]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 07-3542]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Office of 
Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Application for Special Permits

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

ACTION: List of Applications for Special Permits.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the procedures governing the application 
for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of 
Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations (49 CFR Part 107, 
Subpart B), notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous 
Materials Safety has received the application described herein. Each 
mode of transportation for which a particular special permit is 
requested is indicated by a number in the ``Nature of Application'' 
portion of the table below as follows: 1--Motor vehicle, 2--Rail 
freight, 3--Cargo vessel, 4--Cargo aircraft only, 5--Passenger-carrying 
aircraft.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 20, 2007.
    Address Comments To: Record Center, Pipeline and Hazardous 
Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 
Washington, DC 20590.
    Comments should refer to the application number and be submitted in 
triplicate. If confirmation of receipt of comments is desired, include 
a self-addressed stamped postcard showing the special permit number.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Copies of the applications are 
available for inspection in the Records Center, Nassif Building, 400 
7th Street, SW., Washington, DC or at https://dms.dot.gov.
    This notice of receipt of applications for special permit is 
published in accordance with Part 107 of the Federal hazardous 
materials transportation law (49 U.S.C. 5117(b); 49 CFR 1.53(b)).

    Issued in Washington, DC, on July 11, 2007.
Delmer Billings,
Director, Special Permits & Approvals Programs, Office of Hazardous 
Materials, Special Permits & Approvals.

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                                               New Special Permits
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                                                                   Regulation(s)       Nature of special permits
    Application No.       Docket No.          Applicant               affected                  thereof
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14527-N...............  ..............  FedEx Express,         49 CFR 175.33........  To authorize the air
                                         Memphis, TN.                                  transportation of certain
                                                                                       hazardous materials
                                                                                       without identifying the
                                                                                       packaging type on the
                                                                                       Notification to Pilot in
                                                                                       Command. (modes 4, 5)
14528-N...............  ..............  Halpern Import         49 CFR 173.304;        ..........................
                                         Company, Inc.,         173.306.
                                         Atlanta, GA.
14532-N...............  ..............  Degussa Corporation,   49 CFR                 To authorize the
                                         Parsippany, NJ.        173.31(d)(1)(vi);      transportation in
                                                                172.302(c).            commerce of certain
                                                                                       Division 5.1 hazardous
                                                                                       materials in tank cars
                                                                                       that have not had their
                                                                                       rupture disk removed for
                                                                                       inspection. (mode 2)
14534-N...............  ..............  American Airlines,     49 CFR 73.302a(a)(2).  To authorize the
                                         Inc., Tulsa, OK.                              transportation in
                                                                                       commerce of DOT
                                                                                       Specification 3HT
                                                                                       cylinders beyond the 24
                                                                                       year service life
                                                                                       provided they pass the
                                                                                       applicable retest
                                                                                       requirements every two
                                                                                       years. (modes 1, 2, 3, 4,
                                                                                       5)
14535-N...............  ..............  Environmental          49 CFR 172.102(c)      To authorize the
                                         Packaging              special provision      transportation in
                                         Technologies,          IB2 and IB3.           commerce of certain
                                         Houston, TX.                                  hazardous materials with
                                                                                       a vapor pressure of 150
                                                                                       kPa at 55 [deg]C in
                                                                                       intermediate bulk
                                                                                       containers. (mode 1)
14542-N...............  ..............  The University of      49 CFR 173.420.......  To authorize the one-way
                                         Texas at Austin,                              transportation in
                                         Austin, TX.                                   commerce of approximately
                                                                                       1 pound of natural
                                                                                       uranium hexafluoride in a
                                                                                       DOT Specification 4B240ET
                                                                                       cylinder by motor
                                                                                       vehicle. (mode 1)
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