Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Delays in Processing of Special Permits Applications, 11695 [E8-4111]

Download as PDF 11695 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 43 / Tuesday, March 4, 2008 / Notices (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program.) Authority: 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). Issued on: February 26, 2008. Jeffrey W. Kolb, Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, Albany, New York. [FR Doc. E8–4090 Filed 3–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P 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. AGENCY: List of applications delayed more than 180 days. ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of 49 U.S.C. 5117( c), PHMSA is publishing the following list 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. Meaning of Application Number Suffixes N—New application. M—Modification request. PM—Party to application with modification request. Issued in Washington, DC, on February 27, 2008. Delmer F. Billings, Director, Office of Hazardous Materials, Special Permits and Approvals. Key to ‘‘Reason for Delay’’ 1. Awaiting additional information from applicant. 2. Extensive public comment under review. Application No. Reason for delay of completion Applicant Estimated date Modification to Special Permits 11579–M ........... 10964–M ........... 13173–M ........... Austin Powder Company, Cleveland, OR ................................................................................ Kidde Aerospace & Defense, Wilson, NC ................................................................................ Dynetek Industries Ltd., Calgary Alberta, Canada ................................................................... 3, 4 4 1 03–31–2008 03–31–2008 03–31–2008 4 3 1 3 3,4 3,4 03–31–2008 03–31–2008 03–31–2008 03–31–2008 03–31–2008 03–31–2008 New Special Permit Applications 14385–N 14566–N 14576–N 14572–N 14549–N 14402–N ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... Kansas City Southern Railway Company, Kansas City, MO ................................................... Nantong CIMCTank Equipment Co. Ltd., Nantong City .......................................................... Structural Composites Industries(SCI), Pomona, CA .............................................................. WEW Westerwaelder Eisenwerk, Weitefeld Germany ............................................................. Greif, Inc., Delaware, OR ......................................................................................................... Lincoln Composites, Lincoln, NE .............................................................................................. [FR Doc. E8–4111 Filed 3–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–RSPA–2004–19856] Pipeline Safety: Issues Related to Mechanical Couplings Used in Natural Gas Distribution Systems Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice; issuance of advisory bulletin. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: Recent events concerning failures of mechanical couplings and SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:57 Mar 03, 2008 Jkt 214001 related appurtenances have raised concerns about safety in natural gas distribution systems. This notice updates information provided in Advisory Bulletin ADB–86–02 and advises owners and operators of gas pipelines to consider the potential failure modes for mechanical couplings used for joining and pressure sealing two pipes together. Failures can occur when there is inadequate restraint for the potential stresses on the two pipes, when the couplings are incorrectly installed or supported, or when the coupling components such as elastomers degrade over time. In addition, inadequate leak surveys which fail to identify leaks requiring immediate repair can lead to more serious incidents. This notice urges operators to review their procedures for using mechanical couplings and ensure PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 coupling design, installation procedures, leak survey procedures, and personnel qualifications meet Federal requirements. Operators should work with Federal and State pipeline safety representatives, manufacturers, and industry partners to determine how best to resolve potential issues in their respective state or region. Documented repair or replacement programs may prove beneficial to all stakeholders involved. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Sanders at (405) 954–7214, or by e-mail at richard.sanders@dot.gov; or Max Kieba at (202) 493–0595, or by email at max.kieba@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration


 Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Delays in 
Processing of Special Permits Applications

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

ACTION: List of applications delayed more than 180 days.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of 49 U.S.C. 5117( c), 
PHMSA is publishing the following list 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.

Key to ``Reason for Delay''

    1. Awaiting additional information from applicant.
    2. Extensive public comment under review.
    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.

Meaning of Application Number Suffixes

N--New application.
M--Modification request.
PM--Party to application with modification request.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on February 27, 2008.
Delmer F. Billings,
Director, Office of Hazardous Materials, Special Permits and Approvals.

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                                            Reason for
    Application No.         Applicant        delay of     Estimated date
                                            completion
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                     Modification to Special Permits
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11579-M...............  Austin Powder               3, 4      03-31-2008
                         Company,
                         Cleveland, OR.
10964-M...............  Kidde Aerospace                4      03-31-2008
                         & Defense,
                         Wilson, NC.
13173-M...............  Dynetek                        1      03-31-2008
                         Industries
                         Ltd., Calgary
                         Alberta, Canada.
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                     New Special Permit Applications
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14385-N...............  Kansas City                    4      03-31-2008
                         Southern
                         Railway
                         Company, Kansas
                         City, MO.
14566-N...............  Nantong CIMCTank               3      03-31-2008
                         Equipment Co.
                         Ltd., Nantong
                         City.
14576-N...............  Structural                     1      03-31-2008
                         Composites
                         Industries(SCI)
                         , Pomona, CA.
14572-N...............  WEW                            3      03-31-2008
                         Westerwaelder
                         Eisenwerk,
                         Weitefeld
                         Germany.
14549-N...............  Greif, Inc.,                 3,4      03-31-2008
                         Delaware, OR.
14402-N...............  Lincoln                      3,4      03-31-2008
                         Composites,
                         Lincoln, NE.
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