Hazardous Materials: Request for Comments on Issues or Problems Concerning International Atomic Energy Agency Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Materials, 45302-45303 [E7-15741]

Download as PDF 45302 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 155 / Monday, August 13, 2007 / Notices OMB Control Number: 2137–0578. Summary: Operators of a gas, hazardous liquid, and carbon dioxide pipeline (except master meter) or a liquefied natural gas facility are required to submit to DOT a written report on any safety-related condition that cause a significant change or restriction in the operation of facilities or a condition that is a hazard to life, property, or the environment (49 U.S.C. 60102). PHMSA uses the information collected to identify safety-related trends and takes action to reduce pipeline accidents and incidents. Type of Information Collection Request: Renewal of Existing Collection. Respondents: 127. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 762 hours. Estimated Cost: $49,340. Titel of Information Collection Request: Drug and Alcohol Testing of Pipeline Operators. OMB Control Number: 2137–0579. Summary: Operators are required to conduct drug and alcohol testing of covered employees who perform operation, maintenance, or emergencyresponse functions regulated by 49 CFR Pars 192, 193, or 195 (49 CFR Part 199 and 49 CFR Part 40). PHMSA uses this information to deter and detect illegal drug use and alcohol misuse in the pipeline industry. Type of Information Collection Request: Renewal of Existing Collection. Respondents: 2,419. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 2,963 hours. Estimated Cost: $153,314. Issued in Washington, DC on August 7, 2007. Florence L. Hamn, Director of Regulations, Office of Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. 07–3941 Filed 8–10–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES [Docket No. PHMSA–07–28590 (Notice No. 07–6)] Hazardous Materials: Request for Comments on Issues or Problems Concerning International Atomic Energy Agency Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Materials Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:19 Aug 10, 2007 Jkt 211001 SUMMARY: PHMSA and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) are jointly seeking comments on issues or problems concerning requirements in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material (referred to as TS–R–1). The IAEA is considering revisions to the TS–R–1 regulations as part of its review cycle for a 2011 edition. DATES: Submit comments by September 5, 2007. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so; however, we are only able to assure consideration for proposals received on or before this date. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by the docket number PHMSA–07–28590 by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Web Site: https://dms.dot.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the DOT electronic docket site. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: To the Docket Management System; Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Instructions: You must include the agency name and docket number PHMSA–07–28590 or the Regulatory Identification Number (RIN) for this notice at the beginning of your proposal. For detailed instructions on submitting proposals and additional information on the rulemaking process, see the Public Participation section of this document. Note that all proposals received will be posted without change to https:// dms.dot.gov including any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act section of this document. Docket: You may view the public docket through the Internet at https:// dms.dot.gov or in person at the Docket Management System office at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Rick Boyle, Office of Hazardous Materials Technology, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Technology, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, phone number: (202) 366– 4545, e-mail: rick.boyle@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 I. Background The IAEA is the world’s center of cooperation in the nuclear field. The Agency works with its Member States and multiple partners worldwide to promote safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies. The IAEA established and maintains an international standard, Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material (TS–R–1), to promote the safe and secure transportation of radioactive material. The IAEA periodically revises its Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material to reflect new information and accumulated experience. The DOT is the U.S. competent authority before the IAEA for radioactive material transportation matters. The NRC provides technical support to the DOT in this regard, particularly with regard to Type B and fissile transportation packages. The IAEA recently initiated the review cycle for a potential 2011 edition of its regulations. To assure opportunity for public participation in the international regulatory development process, the DOT and the NRC are soliciting comments and information concerning issues or problems with the IAEA Regulations. The focus of this solicitation is to identify issues or problems with the 2005 edition of TS–R–1. While it is helpful to identify potential changes or solutions to resolve the identified issues or problems, you need not provide a proposed change to accompany each identified issue or problem. This information will assist the DOT and the NRC to consider the full range of views as the agencies develop the proposed issues the United States will submit to the IAEA. II. Public Participation Proposed issues or identified problems should identify docket number PHMSA–07–28590 (Notice No. 07–6). Persons wishing to receive confirmation of receipt of their proposals should include a selfaddressed stamped postcard. Internet users may access all proposals received by the U.S. Department of Transportation at https://dms.dot.gov. Proposals must be submitted in writing (electronic file on disk in Microsoft Word format preferred) and should include: • Name; • Address; • Telephone number; • E-mail address; • Principal objective of issue or identified problem (e.g., required to provide adequate protection to health E:\FR\FM\13AUN1.SGM 13AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 155 / Monday, August 13, 2007 / Notices jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES and safety of public and occupational workers, needed to define or redefine level of protection to health and safety of public and occupational workers, required for consistency within the IAEA Transport Regulations, required as a result of advances in technology, needed to improve implementation of the IAEA Transport Regulations); • A description of the issue or the identified problem by reference to or using the table of contents of TS–R–1 (2005 Edition) and the Advisory Material for the IAEA Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material (TS–G–1.1 (ST–2)); • Justification for proposed change— a clear statement of the main objectives of the proposed change and the solution ‘‘path’’ (e.g., change to regulations, additional guidance, a research project); • An assessment of the benefits and impacts of the proposed change, including identification of affected parties, changes in public and occupational exposure, changes in accident risk, and effects on health, safety or the environment; • Paragraphs of the current regulations (TS–R–1) affected (existing text, and proposed new text); • Paragraphs affected and proposed text change to IAEA advisory material in TS–G–1.1; • A listing of any applicable reference documents; and • Expected cost of implementation (negligible, low, medium or high). The DOT and the NRC will review the proposed issues and rationales. In addition to issues proposed in response to this notice, the DOT is considering submitting issues regarding nuclear power plant large component transport and clarification of TS–R–1 paragraph 619 on pressure requirements for air transport of packages. Proposed issues and identified problems from all Member States and International Organizations will be considered at an IAEA Transport Safety Standards Committee (TRANSSC) Meeting to be convened by IAEA on October 1–5, 2007, in Vienna, Austria. Prior to that meeting, the DOT and the NRC will consider convening a public meeting to discuss the U.S. proposals submitted to the IAEA. III. Privacy Act Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all proposed changes received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the proposed change (or signing the proposed change, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:19 Aug 10, 2007 Jkt 211001 Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477– 78) or you may visit https://dms.dot.gov. Issued in Washington, DC on August 7, 2007. Theodore L. Willke, Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety. [FR Doc. E7–15741 Filed 8–10–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 35069] Central Illinois Railroad Company— Operation Exemption—Rail Line of the City of Peoria, IL Central Illinois Railroad Company (CIRY), a Class III rail carrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.41 to operate a short segment of railroad, referred to as ‘‘the 1800-foot connection,’’ constructed and owned by the City of Peoria, IL (the City). CIRY states that it will be operating the segment pursuant to an interim agreement with the City which will be replaced by a longer term agreement. The connection joins a 1.9-mile segment of track, referred to as ‘‘the Western Connection,’’ that the City purchased from Union Pacific Railroad Company with an 8.29-mile segment, known as the Kellar Branch, that the City acquired from the former Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad Company.1 CIRY certifies that its projected revenues as a result of the transaction will not result in the creation of a Class II or Class I rail carrier and will not exceed $5 million. The earliest this transaction may be consummated is the August 23, 2007 effective date of the exemption (30 days after the exemption was filed). If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not 1 The City was granted an exemption to construct the connecting track in 2004, and CIRY received authority to operate the Kellar Branch (2004) and the Western Connection (2005), but neither entity received authority to operate the connecting track at that time. By decision served on June 27, 2007, in STB Finance Docket No. 34753, Central Illinois Railroad Company—Operation Exemption—Rail Line of the City of Peoria, IL, CIRY was directed to show cause by July 27, 2007, why it should not be required to obtain Board authority to operate over the connecting track or to cease operations over the trackage. CIRY states it is filing the instant exemption in direct response to the Board’s June 27 decision. PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45303 automatically stay the transaction. Petitions for stay must be filed no later than August 16, 2007 (at least 7 days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to STB Finance Docket No. 35069, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E. Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423– 0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on John D. Heffner, 1920 N. Street, NW., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at https:// www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: August 7, 2007. By the Board, David M. Konschnik, Director, Office of Proceedings. Vernon A. Williams, Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–15732 Filed 8–10–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Open Meeting of the Area 6 Committee of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (Including the States of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming) Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: An open meeting of the Area 6 Committee of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel will be conducted (via teleconference). The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP) is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service. The TAP will use citizen input to make recommendations to the Internal Revenue Service. DATES: The meeting will be held Thursday, August 30, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dave Coffman at 1–888–912–1227, or 206–220–6096. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (1988) that an open meeting of the Area 6 Committee of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel will be held Thursday, August 30, 2007 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time via a telephone conference call. The public is invited to make oral E:\FR\FM\13AUN1.SGM 13AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-07-28590 (Notice No. 07-6)]


Hazardous Materials: Request for Comments on Issues or Problems 
Concerning International Atomic Energy Agency Regulations for the Safe 
Transport of Radioactive Materials

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

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: PHMSA and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) are 
jointly seeking comments on issues or problems concerning requirements 
in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Regulations for the 
Safe Transport of Radioactive Material (referred to as TS-R-1). The 
IAEA is considering revisions to the TS-R-1 regulations as part of its 
review cycle for a 2011 edition.

DATES: Submit comments by September 5, 2007. Comments received after 
this date will be considered if it is practical to do so; however, we 
are only able to assure consideration for proposals received on or 
before this date.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by the docket number 
PHMSA-07-28590 by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Web Site: https://dms.dot.gov. Follow the instructions for 
submitting comments on the DOT electronic docket site.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
     Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., 
Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: To the Docket Management System; Room W12-
140 on the ground floor of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, 
SE., Washington, DC between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal Holidays.
    Instructions: You must include the agency name and docket number 
PHMSA-07-28590 or the Regulatory Identification Number (RIN) for this 
notice at the beginning of your proposal. For detailed instructions on 
submitting proposals and additional information on the rulemaking 
process, see the Public Participation section of this document. Note 
that all proposals received will be posted without change to https://
dms.dot.gov including any personal information provided. Please see the 
Privacy Act section of this document.
    Docket: You may view the public docket through the Internet at 
https://dms.dot.gov or in person at the Docket Management System office 
at the above address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Rick Boyle, Office of Hazardous 
Materials Technology, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Technology, 1200 
New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, phone number: (202) 366-
4545, e-mail: rick.boyle@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The IAEA is the world's center of cooperation in the nuclear field. 
The Agency works with its Member States and multiple partners worldwide 
to promote safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies. The IAEA 
established and maintains an international standard, Regulations for 
the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material (TS-R-1), to promote the 
safe and secure transportation of radioactive material. The IAEA 
periodically revises its Regulations for the Safe Transport of 
Radioactive Material to reflect new information and accumulated 
experience. The DOT is the U.S. competent authority before the IAEA for 
radioactive material transportation matters. The NRC provides technical 
support to the DOT in this regard, particularly with regard to Type B 
and fissile transportation packages.
    The IAEA recently initiated the review cycle for a potential 2011 
edition of its regulations. To assure opportunity for public 
participation in the international regulatory development process, the 
DOT and the NRC are soliciting comments and information concerning 
issues or problems with the IAEA Regulations.
    The focus of this solicitation is to identify issues or problems 
with the 2005 edition of TS-R-1. While it is helpful to identify 
potential changes or solutions to resolve the identified issues or 
problems, you need not provide a proposed change to accompany each 
identified issue or problem. This information will assist the DOT and 
the NRC to consider the full range of views as the agencies develop the 
proposed issues the United States will submit to the IAEA.

II. Public Participation

    Proposed issues or identified problems should identify docket 
number PHMSA-07-28590 (Notice No. 07-6). Persons wishing to receive 
confirmation of receipt of their proposals should include a self-
addressed stamped postcard. Internet users may access all proposals 
received by the U.S. Department of Transportation at https://
dms.dot.gov.
    Proposals must be submitted in writing (electronic file on disk in 
Microsoft Word format preferred) and should include:
     Name;
     Address;
     Telephone number;
     E-mail address;
     Principal objective of issue or identified problem (e.g., 
required to provide adequate protection to health

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and safety of public and occupational workers, needed to define or 
redefine level of protection to health and safety of public and 
occupational workers, required for consistency within the IAEA 
Transport Regulations, required as a result of advances in technology, 
needed to improve implementation of the IAEA Transport Regulations);
     A description of the issue or the identified problem by 
reference to or using the table of contents of TS-R-1 (2005 Edition) 
and the Advisory Material for the IAEA Regulations for the Safe 
Transport of Radioactive Material (TS-G-1.1 (ST-2));
     Justification for proposed change--a clear statement of 
the main objectives of the proposed change and the solution ``path'' 
(e.g., change to regulations, additional guidance, a research project);
     An assessment of the benefits and impacts of the proposed 
change, including identification of affected parties, changes in public 
and occupational exposure, changes in accident risk, and effects on 
health, safety or the environment;
     Paragraphs of the current regulations (TS-R-1) affected 
(existing text, and proposed new text);
     Paragraphs affected and proposed text change to IAEA 
advisory material in TS-G-1.1;
     A listing of any applicable reference documents; and
     Expected cost of implementation (negligible, low, medium 
or high).
    The DOT and the NRC will review the proposed issues and rationales. 
In addition to issues proposed in response to this notice, the DOT is 
considering submitting issues regarding nuclear power plant large 
component transport and clarification of TS-R-1 paragraph 619 on 
pressure requirements for air transport of packages.
    Proposed issues and identified problems from all Member States and 
International Organizations will be considered at an IAEA Transport 
Safety Standards Committee (TRANSSC) Meeting to be convened by IAEA on 
October 1-5, 2007, in Vienna, Austria.
    Prior to that meeting, the DOT and the NRC will consider convening 
a public meeting to discuss the U.S. proposals submitted to the IAEA.

III. Privacy Act

    Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all proposed 
changes received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the proposed change (or signing the proposed change, 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 65, Number 70; Pages 
19477-78) or you may visit https://dms.dot.gov.

    Issued in Washington, DC on August 7, 2007.
Theodore L. Willke,
Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety.
 [FR Doc. E7-15741 Filed 8-10-07; 8:45 am]
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