Pipeline Safety: Requests for Special Permits, 922-923 [E7-25634]

Download as PDF 922 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 3 / Friday, January 4, 2008 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket ID PHMSA–2007–28505] Pipeline Safety: Requests for Special Permits Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA); DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal pipeline safety laws allow a pipeline operator to request PHMSA to waive compliance with any part of the Federal pipeline safety regulations. We are publishing this notice to provide a list of requests we have received from pipeline operators seeking relief from compliance with certain pipeline safety regulations. This notice seeks public comment on these requests, including comments on any environmental impacts. In addition, this notice reminds the public that we have changed what we call a decision granting such a request to a special permit. At the conclusion of the comment period, PHMSA will evaluate each request individually to determine whether to grant a special permit or deny the request. DATES: Submit any comments regarding any of these requests for special permit by February 4, 2008. ADDRESSES: Comments should reference the docket number for the request and may be submitted in the following ways: • E-Gov Web Site: http:// www.Regulations.gov. This site allows Docket ID the public to enter comments on any Federal Register notice issued by any agency. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management System: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: DOT Docket Management System; U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: You should identify the docket ID for the request you are commenting on at the beginning of your comments. If you submit your comments by mail, submit two copies. To receive confirmation that PHMSA received your comments, include a selfaddressed stamped postcard. Internet users may submit comments at http:// www.regulations.gov. Note: Comments are posted without changes or edits to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. There is a privacy statement published on http:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wayne Lemoi by telephone at (404) 832–1160; or, e-mail at wayne.lemoi@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Requester PHMSA–2007–29034 ConocoPhillips Pipe Line Company. 49 CFR 195.452(h) ... PHMSA–2007–0038 .. ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc. (CPAI). 49 CFR 195.583 ........ PHMSA–2007–28994 Gulf South Pipeline Company, L.P. 49 CFR 192.111 ........ 49 CFR 192.201 ........ 49 CFR 192.619 ........ PHMSA–2007–29078 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES PHMSA has filed in the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) requests for waivers we have received from pipeline operators seeking relief from compliance with certain pipeline safety regulations. Each request has been assigned a separate docket ID in the FDMS. We invite interested persons to participate by reviewing these requests and by submitting written comments, data or other views. Please include any comments on the environmental impacts that granting the requests may have. Before acting on any request, PHMSA will evaluate all comments received on or before the comment closing date. We will consider comments received after this date if it is possible to do so without incurring additional expense or delay. We may grant or deny these requests based on the comments we receive. PHMSA has received the following requests for waivers of compliance with pipeline safety regulations. To allow certain anomalies discovered on the New Iberia to Sunset Pipeline in Louisiana to remain ‘‘as-is’’ by permanently maintaining an operating pressure reduction taken on January 3, 2007. The anomalies were discovered using In-Line Inspection (ILI) tools during Integrity Management Program (IMP) assessments. To waive repair requirements for one dent located on the top of the BL–01 pipeline from Hardtner, KS to Wichita, KS and for one dent located on the top of the CM–01 pipeline from Kingfisher, OK to Medford, OK. The dents were discovered using ILI tools during IMP assessments. To waive atmospheric corrosion inspection requirements for certain non-piggable sections of CPAI’s above ground pipelines on the North Slope of Alaska. To authorize operation of the Southeast Expansion Project, a 110.8mile gas transmission pipeline, from Harrisville, MS to Choctaw County, AL at a maximum allowable operating pressure (MAOP) of 80% of the specified minimum yield strength (SMYS). To authorize operation of approximately 1,380 miles of the Kern River pipeline system and 300 miles of Common Facilities running from Lincoln County, WY through Utah and into San Bernardino County, CA at an MAOP of 80% SMYS in Class 1 locations, 67% SMYS in Class 2 locations, and 56% SMYS in Class 3 locations and compressor stations. 49 CFR 195.452(h) ... Kern River Gas Transmission Company. 49 49 49 49 Jkt 214001 Comments Invited on Requests for Waiver Nature of waiver ExxonMobil Pipeline Company. 16:42 Jan 03, 2008 PHMSA changed the name of a decision we made granting a request for waiver of compliance from ‘‘decision granting waiver’’ to ‘‘special permit’’ to reflect that granting the request will not reduce safety. We commonly add safety conditions to decisions granting waivers to ensure that waiving compliance with an existing pipeline safety standard is consistent with pipeline safety. The change was simply a name change for a decision granting waiver under 49 U.S.C. 60118(c)(1). Regulation(s) PHMSA–2007–29033 VerDate Aug<31>2005 Change in Nomenclature PO 00000 CFR CFR CFR CFR 192.111 192.201 192.505 192.619 Frm 00084 ........ ........ ........ ........ Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\04JAN1.SGM 04JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 3 / Friday, January 4, 2008 / Notices 923 Docket ID Requester Regulation(s) Nature of waiver PHMSA–2007–29032 Texas Eastern Transmission, L.P. (a Spectra Energy Company). Gulf South Pipeline Company, L.P. 49 CFR 192.611 ........ To authorize operation of 19 pipeline segments at 6 sites along Lines 14, 18, and 31 downstream of the Union Church and Clinton compressor stations in Mississippi without reducing operating pressure as a result of a change from Class 1 to Class 2 locations. To authorize operation of 3 pipeline segments on the TPL 880 pipeline in Marion County, AL without reducing operating pressure as a result of a change from Class 1 to Class 3 locations. PHMSA–2007–0039 .. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 60118(c)(1) and 49 CFR 1.53. 49 CFR 192.611 ........ SUMMARY: The Surface Transportation Board (Board) is accepting for consideration the application filed on December 5, 2007, by Canadian Pacific Railway Corporation (CPRC), Soo Line Holding Company, a Delaware Corporation and indirect subsidiary of CPRC (Soo Holding), Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation (DM&E), and Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Railroad Corporation, a wholly owned rail subsidiary of DM&E (IC&E). The application filed on December 5 seeks Board approval under 49 U.S.C. 11321– 26 of the acquisition of control of DM&E and IC&E by Soo Holding (and, indirectly, by CPRC). This proposal is referred to as the ‘‘transaction,’’ and CPRC, Soo Holding, DM&E, and IC&E are referred to collectively as ‘‘Applicants.’’ 1 The Board finds that the transaction is a ‘‘significant transaction’’ under 49 CFR 1180.2(b), and adopts a procedural schedule for consideration of the application, under which the Board’s final decision would be issued by September 30, 2008. DATES: The effective date of this decision is January 4, 2008. Any person who wishes to participate in this proceeding as a party of record (POR) must file, no later than January 25, 2008, a notice of intent to participate if they have not already done so. Descriptions of anticipated responsive applications (including inconsistent applications) and any petitions for waiver or clarification with respect to such applications are also due by January 25, 2008. Applicants shall file a proposed Safety Integration Plan (SIP) with the Board’s Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) by February 4, 2008. All environmental comments must also be filed by February 4, 2008, addressed to the attention of SEA. All responsive applications, requests for conditions, and any other evidence and argument in opposition to the application, including filings by DOJ and DOT, must be filed by March 4, 2008. Replies to responsive applications, requests for conditions, and other opposition, and rebuttal in support of the application must be filed by April 18, 2008. DOJ and DOT will be allowed to file, on the response due date (here, April 18), their comments in response to the comments of other parties, and Applicants will be allowed to file a response to any such comments filed by DOJ and/or DOT by April 25, 2008. Rebuttals in support of responsive applications, requests for conditions, and other opposition must be filed by May 19, 2008. Final briefs, if any, will 1 In Decision No. 1 in this proceeding, served September 21, 2007, the Board issued a Protective Order to facilitate the discovery process and establish appropriate procedures for the submission of evidence containing confidential or proprietary information. On October 5, 2007, Applicants submitted an application for the proposed transaction and requested that the Board treat the transaction as a ‘‘minor transaction.’’ In Decision No. 2, served November 2, 2007, and published in the Federal Register on November 8, 2007, at 72 FR 63232–63236, the Board found the proposed transaction to be ‘‘significant’’ and considered the October 5 submission as a prefiling notification, thus allowing Applicants to perfect their application by submitting the difference between the filing fee for a ‘‘minor’’ transaction and ‘‘significant’’ transaction, as well as any supplemental materials or information. On December 5, 2007, applicants submitted the difference in filing fees and other supplemental material. We will refer to the October 5 prefiling notification, as supplemented on December 5, as ‘‘the December 5 application.’’ Issued in Washington, DC, on December 27, 2007. Jeffrey D. Wiese, Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. E7–25634 Filed 1–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Finance Docket No. 35081] Canadian Pacific Railway Company, et al.—Control—Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corp., et al. AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. Decision No. 4 in STB Finance Docket No. 35081; Notice of Acceptance of Application; Issuance of Procedural Schedule. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES ACTION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:04 Jan 03, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 be due by July 2, 2008. If a public hearing or oral argument is held, it will be held on a date to be determined by the Board. The Board will issue its final decision by September 30, 2008. For further information respecting dates, see Appendix A (Procedural Schedule). ADDRESSES: Any filing submitted in this proceeding must be submitted either via the Board’s e-filing format or in the traditional paper format as provided for in the Board’s rules. Any person using e-filing should attach a document and otherwise comply with the instructions found on the Board’s Web site at http://www.stb.dot.gov at the ‘‘EFILING’’ link. Any person submitting a filing in the traditional paper format should send an original and 10 paper copies of the filing (and also an electronic version) to: Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, one copy of each filing in this proceeding must be sent (and may be sent by e-mail only if service by e-mail is acceptable to the recipient) to each of the following: (1) Secretary of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590; (2) Attorney General of the United States, c/o Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, Room 3109, Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20530; (3) Terence M. Hynes (representing CPRC), Sidley Austin LLP, 1501 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005; (4) William C. Sippel (representing DM&E), Fletcher & Sippel, 29 North Wacker Drive, Suite 920, Chicago, IL 60606; and (5) any other person designated as a POR on the service list notice (as explained below, the service list notice will be issued as soon as practicable). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia M. Farr, (202) 245–0359. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339.] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CPRC is a Canadian corporation whose stock is publicly held and traded on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges. CPRC and its U.S. rail carrier subsidiaries, Soo Line Railroad Company (Soo) and Delaware and E:\FR\FM\04JAN1.SGM 04JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 3 (Friday, January 4, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 922-923]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-25634]



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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket ID PHMSA-2007-28505]


 Pipeline Safety: Requests for Special Permits

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Federal pipeline safety laws allow a pipeline operator to 
request PHMSA to waive compliance with any part of the Federal pipeline 
safety regulations. We are publishing this notice to provide a list of 
requests we have received from pipeline operators seeking relief from 
compliance with certain pipeline safety regulations. This notice seeks 
public comment on these requests, including comments on any 
environmental impacts. In addition, this notice reminds the public that 
we have changed what we call a decision granting such a request to a 
special permit. At the conclusion of the comment period, PHMSA will 
evaluate each request individually to determine whether to grant a 
special permit or deny the request.

DATES: Submit any comments regarding any of these requests for special 
permit by February 4, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Comments should reference the docket number for the request 
and may be submitted in the following ways:
     E-Gov Web Site: http://www.Regulations.gov. This site 
allows the public to enter comments on any Federal Register notice 
issued by any agency.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
     Mail: Docket Management System: U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: DOT Docket Management System; U.S. 
Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building 
Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 
20590 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays.
    Instructions: You should identify the docket ID for the request you 
are commenting on at the beginning of your comments. If you submit your 
comments by mail, submit two copies. To receive confirmation that PHMSA 
received your comments, include a self-addressed stamped postcard. 
Internet users may submit comments at http://www.regulations.gov.

    Note: Comments are posted without changes or edits to http://
www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. 
There is a privacy statement published on http://
www.regulations.gov.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wayne Lemoi by telephone at (404) 832-
1160; or, e-mail at wayne.lemoi@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Change in Nomenclature

    PHMSA changed the name of a decision we made granting a request for 
waiver of compliance from ``decision granting waiver'' to ``special 
permit'' to reflect that granting the request will not reduce safety. 
We commonly add safety conditions to decisions granting waivers to 
ensure that waiving compliance with an existing pipeline safety 
standard is consistent with pipeline safety. The change was simply a 
name change for a decision granting waiver under 49 U.S.C. 60118(c)(1).

Comments Invited on Requests for Waiver

    PHMSA has filed in the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) 
requests for waivers we have received from pipeline operators seeking 
relief from compliance with certain pipeline safety regulations. Each 
request has been assigned a separate docket ID in the FDMS. We invite 
interested persons to participate by reviewing these requests and by 
submitting written comments, data or other views. Please include any 
comments on the environmental impacts that granting the requests may 
have.
    Before acting on any request, PHMSA will evaluate all comments 
received on or before the comment closing date. We will consider 
comments received after this date if it is possible to do so without 
incurring additional expense or delay. We may grant or deny these 
requests based on the comments we receive.
    PHMSA has received the following requests for waivers of compliance 
with pipeline safety regulations.

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          Docket ID                     Requester                   Regulation(s)            Nature of waiver
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PHMSA-2007-29033............  ExxonMobil Pipeline Company.  49 CFR 195.452(h)...........  To allow certain
                                                                                           anomalies discovered
                                                                                           on the New Iberia to
                                                                                           Sunset Pipeline in
                                                                                           Louisiana to remain
                                                                                           ``as-is'' by
                                                                                           permanently
                                                                                           maintaining an
                                                                                           operating pressure
                                                                                           reduction taken on
                                                                                           January 3, 2007. The
                                                                                           anomalies were
                                                                                           discovered using In-
                                                                                           Line Inspection (ILI)
                                                                                           tools during
                                                                                           Integrity Management
                                                                                           Program (IMP)
                                                                                           assessments.
PHMSA-2007-29034............  ConocoPhillips Pipe Line      49 CFR 195.452(h)...........  To waive repair
                               Company.                                                    requirements for one
                                                                                           dent located on the
                                                                                           top of the BL-01
                                                                                           pipeline from
                                                                                           Hardtner, KS to
                                                                                           Wichita, KS and for
                                                                                           one dent located on
                                                                                           the top of the CM-01
                                                                                           pipeline from
                                                                                           Kingfisher, OK to
                                                                                           Medford, OK. The
                                                                                           dents were discovered
                                                                                           using ILI tools
                                                                                           during IMP
                                                                                           assessments.
PHMSA-2007-0038.............  ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc.   49 CFR 195.583..............  To waive atmospheric
                               (CPAI).                                                     corrosion inspection
                                                                                           requirements for
                                                                                           certain non-piggable
                                                                                           sections of CPAI's
                                                                                           above ground
                                                                                           pipelines on the
                                                                                           North Slope of
                                                                                           Alaska.
PHMSA-2007-28994............  Gulf South Pipeline Company,  49 CFR 192.111..............  To authorize operation
                               L.P.                         49 CFR 192.201..............   of the Southeast
                                                            49 CFR 192.619..............   Expansion Project, a
                                                                                           110.8-mile gas
                                                                                           transmission
                                                                                           pipeline, from
                                                                                           Harrisville, MS to
                                                                                           Choctaw County, AL at
                                                                                           a maximum allowable
                                                                                           operating pressure
                                                                                           (MAOP) of 80% of the
                                                                                           specified minimum
                                                                                           yield strength
                                                                                           (SMYS).
PHMSA-2007-29078............  Kern River Gas Transmission   49 CFR 192.111..............  To authorize operation
                               Company.                     49 CFR 192.201..............   of approximately
                                                            49 CFR 192.505..............   1,380 miles of the
                                                            49 CFR 192.619..............   Kern River pipeline
                                                                                           system and 300 miles
                                                                                           of Common Facilities
                                                                                           running from Lincoln
                                                                                           County, WY through
                                                                                           Utah and into San
                                                                                           Bernardino County, CA
                                                                                           at an MAOP of 80%
                                                                                           SMYS in Class 1
                                                                                           locations, 67% SMYS
                                                                                           in Class 2 locations,
                                                                                           and 56% SMYS in Class
                                                                                           3 locations and
                                                                                           compressor stations.

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PHMSA-2007-29032............  Texas Eastern Transmission,   49 CFR 192.611..............  To authorize operation
                               L.P. (a Spectra Energy                                      of 19 pipeline
                               Company).                                                   segments at 6 sites
                                                                                           along Lines 14, 18,
                                                                                           and 31 downstream of
                                                                                           the Union Church and
                                                                                           Clinton compressor
                                                                                           stations in
                                                                                           Mississippi without
                                                                                           reducing operating
                                                                                           pressure as a result
                                                                                           of a change from
                                                                                           Class 1 to Class 2
                                                                                           locations.
PHMSA-2007-0039.............  Gulf South Pipeline Company,  49 CFR 192.611..............  To authorize operation
                               L.P.                                                        of 3 pipeline
                                                                                           segments on the TPL
                                                                                           880 pipeline in
                                                                                           Marion County, AL
                                                                                           without reducing
                                                                                           operating pressure as
                                                                                           a result of a change
                                                                                           from Class 1 to Class
                                                                                           3 locations.
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    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 60118(c)(1) and 49 CFR 1.53.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on December 27, 2007.
Jeffrey D. Wiese,
Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety.
 [FR Doc. E7-25634 Filed 1-3-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-60-P