Pipeline Safety: Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collections, 52722-52723 [E8-20973]

Download as PDF pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 52722 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 10, 2008 / Notices telephone: (512) 536–5960; e-mail: gregory.punske@fhwa.dot.gov. The FHWA Texas Division Office’s normal business hours are 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. (central time) Monday through Friday. You may also contact Dianna Noble, P.E., Environmental Affairs Division, Texas Department of Transportation, 118 E. Riverside Drive, Austin, Texas 78704; telephone: (512) 416–2734; email: dnoble@dot.state.tx.us. The Texas Department of Transportation normal business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (central time) Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the FHWA and other Federal agencies have taken final agency actions by issuing licenses, permits, and approvals for the following highway project in the State of Texas: Grand Parkway (State Highway 99) Segment E from I–10 to U.S. 290 in Harris County; FHWA Project Reference Number: FHWA–TX–EIS–02–01–F. The project will be a 22.4 km (13.9 mi) long, fourlane controlled access toll road with intermittent frontage roads, gradeseparated intersections with exit and entrance ramps at eight intersecting roadways, and elevated directional interchanges at State Highway 99 and U.S. 290. It will begin in western Harris County at Franz Road near I–10. It will then proceed north through Harris County and end at U.S. 290. The purpose of the project is to efficiently link the suburban communities and major roadways, enhance mobility and safety, and respond to economic growth. The actions by the Federal agencies, and the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the project, approved on November 19, 2007, in the FHWA Record of Decision (ROD) issued on June 24, 2008, and in other documents in the FHWA administrative record. The FEIS, ROD, and other documents in the FHWA administrative record file are available by contacting the FHWA or the Texas Department of Transportation at the addresses provided above. The FHWA FEIS and ROD can be viewed and downloaded from the Grand Parkway Association Web site at http:// www.grandpky.com/segments/e/. This notice applies to all Federal agency decisions as of the issuance date of this notice and all laws under which such actions were taken, including but not limited to: 1. General: National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) [42 U.S.C. 4321– 4335]; Federal-Aid Highway Act [23 U.S.C. 109]. 2. Air: Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7401– 7671(q). VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:52 Sep 09, 2008 Jkt 214001 3. Land: Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966 [49 U.S.C. 303]. 4. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act [16 U.S.C. 1531–1544] Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act [16 U.S.C. 661– 667(d)], Migratory Bird Treaty Act [16 U.S.C. 703–712]. 5. Historic and Cultural Resources: Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended [16 U.S.C. 470(f) et seq.]; Archeological Resources Protection Act of 1977 [16 U.S.C. 470(aa)–(ll)]; Archeological and Historic Preservation Act [16 U.S.C. 469–469(c)]. 6. Social and Economic: Civil Rights Act of 1964 [42 U.S.C. 2000(d)– 2000(d)(1)]; Farmland Protection Policy Act (FPPA) [7 U.S.C. 4201–4209]. 7. Wetlands and Water Resources: Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1251–1342; Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), 16 U.S.C. 4601–4604. 8. Executive Orders: E.O. 11990 Protection of Wetlands; E.O. 11988 Floodplain Management; E.O. 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low Income Populations; E.O. 11514 Protection and Enhancement of Environmental Quality. (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: September 3, 2008. Gregory S. Punske, District Engineer, Austin. [FR Doc. E8–20975 Filed 9–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket: PHMSA–2007–0056] Pipeline Safety: Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collections Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 PHMSA is forwarding an Information Collection Request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the renewal and extension of four existing information collections. On May 22, 2008 (73 FR 29846), PHMSA published a Federal Register notice soliciting comments on these information collections. No comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow the public an additional 30 days to submit comments on the information collections described below. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 10, 2008. ADDRESSES: Send comments directly to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Desk Officer for the Department of Transportation, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cameron Satterthwaite at (202) 366– 1319, or by e-mail at cameron.satterthwaite@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1320.8(d), Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations requires PHMSA to provide interested members of the public and affected agencies an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping requests. This notice identifies information collection requests that PHMSA will be submitting to OMB for renewal and extension. These information collections are contained in the pipeline safety regulations, 49 CFR parts 190–199. PHMSA has revised burden estimates, where appropriate, to reflect current reporting levels or adjustments based on changes in proposed or final rules published since the information collections were last approved. The following information is provided for each information collection: (1) Title of the information collection; (2) OMB control number; (3) type of request; (4) abstract of the information collection activity; (5) description of affected public; (6) estimate of total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden; and (7) frequency of collection. PHMSA will request a three-year term of approval for each information collection activity. PHMSA requests comments on the following information collections: Title: Pipeline Safety: Excess Flow Valves—Customer Notification. OMB Control Number: 2137–0593. Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Pipeline operators are required to provide notifications about E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1 pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 10, 2008 / Notices excess flow valves to service line customers as described in 49 CFR 192.383. Upon request, an operator must make documentation of compliance available to PHMSA or the appropriate State regulatory agency. Estimated number of respondents: 900,000. Estimated annual burden hours: 18,000 hours. Frequency of collection: On occasion. Title: Pipeline Safety: CustomerOwned Service Lines. OMB Control Number: 2137–0594. Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Operators of gas service lines who do not maintain certain buried piping of their customers must provide notification about maintenance to those customers (49 CFR 192.16). Upon request, an operator must make documentation of compliance available to PHMSA or the appropriate State regulatory agency. Estimated number of respondents: 550,000. Estimated annual burden hours: 9,167 hours. Frequency of collection: On occasion. Title: Pipeline Safety: Qualification of Pipeline Safety, Training. OMB Control Number: 2137–0600. Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Pipeline operators are required to have continuing programs for qualifying and training personnel performing safety-sensitive functions on pipelines. (49 CFR part 192, subpart N and 49 CFR part 195, subpart G). Operators must maintain records, make reports, and provide information to PHMSA and State pipeline safety agencies concerning these programs. The information aids Federal and State pipeline safety inspectors in conducting compliance inspections and investigating incidents. Estimated number of respondents: 22,300. Estimated annual burden hours: 466,667 hours. Frequency of collection: On occasion. Title: Pipeline Safety Report of Abandoned Underwater Pipelines. OMB Control Number: 2137–0601. Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Pipeline operators are required to report certain information about abandoned underwater pipelines to PHMSA. The information aids Federal and State pipeline safety inspectors in conducting compliance inspections and investigating incidents. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:52 Sep 09, 2008 Jkt 214001 52723 Estimated number of respondents: 10. Estimated annual burden hours: 60 hours. Frequency of collection: On occasion. Dated: August 29, 2008. Roy L. Block, Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. [FR Doc. E8–20944 Filed 9–9–08; 8:45 am] Issued in Washington, DC on September 4, 2008. John A. Gale, Director of Regulations, Office of Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. E8–20973 Filed 9–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P BILLING CODE 4910–60–P Open Meeting of the Area 1 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (Including the States of New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine) DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. AGENCY: Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: An open meeting of the Ad Hoc IRS Forms and Publications/ Language Services Issue Committee of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel will be conducted (via teleconference). The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service. The meeting will be held Tuesday, October 14, 2008. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sallie Chavez at 1–888–912–1227 or 954–423–7979. 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 Ad Hoc IRS Forms and Publications/Language Services Issue Committee of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel will be held Tuesday, October 14, 2008, at 2 p.m. Eastern Time via a telephone conference call. If you would like to have the TAP consider a written statement, please call 1–888–912–1227 or 954–423–7979, or write Sallie Chavez, TAP Office, 1000 South Pine Island Road, Suite 340, Plantation, FL 33324. Due to limited conference lines, notification of intent to participate in the telephone conference call meeting must be made with Sallie Chavez. Ms. Chavez can be reached at 1–888–912–1227 or 954– 423–7977, or you can post comments to the Web site: http://www.improveirs.org. The agenda will include: Various IRS issues. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Internal Revenue Service Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. AGENCY: Open Meeting of the Ad Hoc IRS Forms and Publications/Language Services Issue Committee of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel ACTION: DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY ACTION: Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: An open meeting of the Area 1 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel will be conducted via telephone conference call. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service. The meeting will be held Tuesday, October 21, 2008. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Audrey Y. Jenkins at 1–888–912–1227 or 718–488–2085. 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 1 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel will be held Tuesday, October 21, 2008, at 9 a.m., Eastern Time via a telephone conference call. For more information or to confirm attendance, notification of intent to attend the meeting must be made with Audrey Y. Jenkins at 1–888–912–1227 or 718–488–2085. If you would like to have the TAP consider a written statement, please write Audrey Y. Jenkins, TAP Office, 10 MetroTech Center, 625 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, or you can post comments to the Web site: http://www.improveirs.org. The agenda will include various IRS issues. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: August 29, 2008. Roy L. Block, Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. [FR Doc. E8–20948 Filed 9–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 176 (Wednesday, September 10, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52722-52723]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-20973]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket: PHMSA-2007-0056]


Pipeline Safety: Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice 
of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collections

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

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 
this notice announces that PHMSA is forwarding an Information 
Collection Request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the 
renewal and extension of four existing information collections. On May 
22, 2008 (73 FR 29846), PHMSA published a Federal Register notice 
soliciting comments on these information collections. No comments were 
received. The purpose of this notice is to allow the public an 
additional 30 days to submit comments on the information collections 
described below.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
October 10, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Send comments directly to the Office of Management and 
Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Desk 
Officer for the Department of Transportation, 725 17th Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20503.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cameron Satterthwaite at (202) 366-
1319, or by e-mail at cameron.satterthwaite@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1320.8(d), Title 5, Code of Federal 
Regulations requires PHMSA to provide interested members of the public 
and affected agencies an opportunity to comment on information 
collection and recordkeeping requests. This notice identifies 
information collection requests that PHMSA will be submitting to OMB 
for renewal and extension. These information collections are contained 
in the pipeline safety regulations, 49 CFR parts 190-199. PHMSA has 
revised burden estimates, where appropriate, to reflect current 
reporting levels or adjustments based on changes in proposed or final 
rules published since the information collections were last approved. 
The following information is provided for each information collection: 
(1) Title of the information collection; (2) OMB control number; (3) 
type of request; (4) abstract of the information collection activity; 
(5) description of affected public; (6) estimate of total annual 
reporting and recordkeeping burden; and (7) frequency of collection. 
PHMSA will request a three-year term of approval for each information 
collection activity.
    PHMSA requests comments on the following information collections:
    Title: Pipeline Safety: Excess Flow Valves--Customer Notification.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0593.
    Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: Pipeline operators are required to provide notifications 
about

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excess flow valves to service line customers as described in 49 CFR 
192.383. Upon request, an operator must make documentation of 
compliance available to PHMSA or the appropriate State regulatory 
agency.
    Estimated number of respondents: 900,000.
    Estimated annual burden hours: 18,000 hours.
    Frequency of collection: On occasion.

    Title: Pipeline Safety: Customer-Owned Service Lines.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0594.
    Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: Operators of gas service lines who do not maintain 
certain buried piping of their customers must provide notification 
about maintenance to those customers (49 CFR 192.16). Upon request, an 
operator must make documentation of compliance available to PHMSA or 
the appropriate State regulatory agency.
    Estimated number of respondents: 550,000.
    Estimated annual burden hours: 9,167 hours.
    Frequency of collection: On occasion.

    Title: Pipeline Safety: Qualification of Pipeline Safety, Training.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0600.
    Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: Pipeline operators are required to have continuing 
programs for qualifying and training personnel performing safety-
sensitive functions on pipelines. (49 CFR part 192, subpart N and 49 
CFR part 195, subpart G). Operators must maintain records, make 
reports, and provide information to PHMSA and State pipeline safety 
agencies concerning these programs. The information aids Federal and 
State pipeline safety inspectors in conducting compliance inspections 
and investigating incidents.
    Estimated number of respondents: 22,300.
    Estimated annual burden hours: 466,667 hours.
    Frequency of collection: On occasion.

    Title: Pipeline Safety Report of Abandoned Underwater Pipelines.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0601.
    Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: Pipeline operators are required to report certain 
information about abandoned underwater pipelines to PHMSA. The 
information aids Federal and State pipeline safety inspectors in 
conducting compliance inspections and investigating incidents.
    Estimated number of respondents: 10.
    Estimated annual burden hours: 60 hours.
    Frequency of collection: On occasion.

    Issued in Washington, DC on September 4, 2008.
John A. Gale,
Director of Regulations, Office of Pipeline Safety.
[FR Doc. E8-20973 Filed 9-9-08; 8:45 am]
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