International Standards on the Transport of Dangerous Goods; Public Meeting, 51902 [07-4426]

Download as PDF 51902 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 175 / Tuesday, September 11, 2007 / Notices whether the renewal is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of DOT. As used in this notice, the term ‘‘information collection’’ includes all work related to preparing and disseminating information related to this information collection requirement including completing paperwork, gathering information, and conducting telephone calls. Comments may include (1) whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of DOT’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 burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Type of Information Collection Request: Renewal of existing collection. Title of Information Collection: Pipeline Safety: Periodic Underwater Inspections. Respondents: 82. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,350 hours. Estimated Cost: $6,475. Issued in Washington, DC on September 4, 2007. Florence L. Hamn, Director of Regulations, Office of Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. E7–17896 Filed 9–10–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration International Standards on the Transport of Dangerous Goods; Public Meeting Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice is to advise interested persons that PHMSA will conduct a public meeting in preparation for the twenty-first meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Dangerous Goods Panel (DGP) to be held November 5–16, 2007 in Montreal, Canada. DATES: Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 1:30 p.m.–5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the new DOT Headquarters, West Building, Oklahoma City Conference Room, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:06 Sep 10, 2007 Jkt 211001 Mr. Duane Pfund, Director, Office of International Standards, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, Department of Transportation, Washington, DC 20590; (202) 366–0656. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The primary purpose of this public meeting will be to discuss draft U.S. positions on the proposals that will be considered during the 21st Meeting of the ICAO DGP. Agenda items include: Agenda Item 1: Development of proposals, if necessary, for amendments to Annex 18—Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air. Agenda Item 2: Development of recommendations for amendments to the Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (Doc 9284) for incorporation in the 2009–2010 Edition. Agenda Item 3: Development of recommendations or amendments to the Supplement to the Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (Doc 9284) for incorporation in the 2009–2010 Edition. Agenda Item 4: Amendments to the Emergency Response Guidance for Aircraft Incidents involving Dangerous Goods (Doc 9481) for incorporation in the 2009–2010 Edition. Agenda Item 5: Resolution, where possible, of the non-recurrent work items identified by the Air Navigation Commission or the panel. 5.1: Principles governing the transport of dangerous goods on cargo only aircraft. 5.2: Reformatting of the packing instructions. 5.3: Review of provisions for dangerous goods carried by passengers and crew. 5.4: Review of provisions for dangerous goods relating to lithium batteries. 5.5: Review of amendment process for the Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (Doc 9284). In addition, we are soliciting comments on PHMSA’s international agenda as it relates to PHMSA’s work with the ICAO DGP. In particular, input is requested on any air-mode specific harmonization issues regarding the requirements of the ICAO Technical Instructions (ICAO TI) and the U.S. Hazardous Materials Regulations (U.S. HMR). Discussion topics include but are not limited to: —How can PHMSA more closely align the limited quantity and consumer commodity provisions within the U.S. HMR and the ICAO TI? —What efforts should be undertaken to address differences between the U.S. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00131 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 HMR and the ICAO TI related to packaging requirements and inner packaging quantity limits; —What specific operational requirements differ between the U.S. HMR and the ICAO TI and how should those differences be addressed? —PHMSA is interested in partnering with the regulated industry to identify a comprehensive list of differences between the U.S. HMR and the ICAO TI, and determine the most appropriate manner in which to address these differences. —What aspects of the U.S. HMR could be better aligned with the ICAO TI, and conversely, are there any provisions within the U.S. HMR that could be considered by the ICAO DGP for inclusion in the ICAO TI? —PHMSA is soliciting input relative to the use of the U.S. HMR or ICAO TI (as an alternative to the U.S. HMR) for domestic air transportation and the necessity for specific U.S. HMR exceptions applicable only to domestic air transport. For more information on the ICAO DGP and to check for updates on information related to this public meeting visit PHMSA’s International Standards Web site at https:// hazmat.dot.gov/regs/intl/ intstandards.htm. To download papers which will be considered by the Panel visit the DGP Web site at https:// www.icao.int/anb/FLS/ DangerousGoods/flsdg.cfm. Robert A. Richard, Deputy Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety. [FR Doc. 07–4426 Filed 9–10–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60—M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–1000 (Sub-No. 1X)] Georgia Southwestern Railroad, Inc.— Abandonment and Discontinuance Exemption—in Harris and Meriwether Counties, GA On August 22, 2007, Georgia Southwestern Railroad, Inc. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 175 (Tuesday, September 11, 2007)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 07-4426]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration


International Standards on the Transport of Dangerous Goods; 
Public Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice is to advise interested persons that PHMSA will 
conduct a public meeting in preparation for the twenty-first meeting of 
the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) Dangerous Goods 
Panel (DGP) to be held November 5-16, 2007 in Montreal, Canada.

DATES: Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 1:30 p.m.-5 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the new DOT Headquarters, West 
Building, Oklahoma City Conference Room, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., 
Washington, DC 20590.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Duane Pfund, Director, Office of 
International Standards, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, 
Department of Transportation, Washington, DC 20590; (202) 366-0656.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The primary purpose of this public meeting 
will be to discuss draft U.S. positions on the proposals that will be 
considered during the 21st Meeting of the ICAO DGP. Agenda items 
include:
    Agenda Item 1: Development of proposals, if necessary, for 
amendments to Annex 18--Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air.
    Agenda Item 2: Development of recommendations for amendments to the 
Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air 
(Doc 9284) for incorporation in the 2009-2010 Edition.
    Agenda Item 3: Development of recommendations or amendments to the 
Supplement to the Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of 
Dangerous Goods by Air (Doc 9284) for incorporation in the 2009-2010 
Edition.
    Agenda Item 4: Amendments to the Emergency Response Guidance for 
Aircraft Incidents involving Dangerous Goods (Doc 9481) for 
incorporation in the 2009-2010 Edition.
    Agenda Item 5: Resolution, where possible, of the non-recurrent 
work items identified by the Air Navigation Commission or the panel.
    5.1: Principles governing the transport of dangerous goods on cargo 
only aircraft.
    5.2: Reformatting of the packing instructions.
    5.3: Review of provisions for dangerous goods carried by passengers 
and crew.
    5.4: Review of provisions for dangerous goods relating to lithium 
batteries.
    5.5: Review of amendment process for the Technical Instructions for 
the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (Doc 9284).
    In addition, we are soliciting comments on PHMSA's international 
agenda as it relates to PHMSA's work with the ICAO DGP. In particular, 
input is requested on any air-mode specific harmonization issues 
regarding the requirements of the ICAO Technical Instructions (ICAO TI) 
and the U.S. Hazardous Materials Regulations (U.S. HMR). Discussion 
topics include but are not limited to:

--How can PHMSA more closely align the limited quantity and consumer 
commodity provisions within the U.S. HMR and the ICAO TI?
--What efforts should be undertaken to address differences between the 
U.S. HMR and the ICAO TI related to packaging requirements and inner 
packaging quantity limits;
--What specific operational requirements differ between the U.S. HMR 
and the ICAO TI and how should those differences be addressed?
--PHMSA is interested in partnering with the regulated industry to 
identify a comprehensive list of differences between the U.S. HMR and 
the ICAO TI, and determine the most appropriate manner in which to 
address these differences.
--What aspects of the U.S. HMR could be better aligned with the ICAO 
TI, and conversely, are there any provisions within the U.S. HMR that 
could be considered by the ICAO DGP for inclusion in the ICAO TI?
--PHMSA is soliciting input relative to the use of the U.S. HMR or ICAO 
TI (as an alternative to the U.S. HMR) for domestic air transportation 
and the necessity for specific U.S. HMR exceptions applicable only to 
domestic air transport.

    For more information on the ICAO DGP and to check for updates on 
information related to this public meeting visit PHMSA's International 
Standards Web site at https://hazmat.dot.gov/regs/intl/intstandards.htm. 
To download papers which will be considered by the Panel visit the DGP 
Web site at https://www.icao.int/anb/FLS/DangerousGoods/flsdg.cfm.

Robert A. Richard,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety.
[FR Doc. 07-4426 Filed 9-10-07; 8:45 am]
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