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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 148 / Tuesday, August 3, 2010 / Notices also recommends that operators provide guidance and training for all personnel about the risks associated with the use of PEDs while driving, and while performing activities on behalf of the company if that use poses a risk to safety. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Advisory Bulletin (ADB–10–06) To: Owners and Operators of Hazardous Liquid and Natural Gas Pipeline Systems. Subject: Personal Electronic Device (PED) Related Distractions. Advisory: As with other modes of transportation, PHMSA recognizes the use of PEDs by pipeline employees who are performing operations and maintenance activities may increase safety risks if those individuals become distracted. In furtherance of the Department’s effort to end the dangerous practice of distractions caused by PEDs throughout the various modes of transportation, PHMSA is issuing this Advisory Bulletin about the potential for distractions affecting pipeline safety. PHMSA reminds owners and operators of natural gas and hazardous liquid pipeline facilities that there may be increased risks associated with the use of PEDs by individuals performing activities that affect pipeline operation or integrity. Pipeline operations and maintenance tasks require a critical level of attention and skill, which may be compromised by visual, manual, and cognitive distractions caused by the use of PEDs. Such distractions may also hinder their prompt recognition and reaction to abnormal operating conditions and emergencies. Owners and operators of natural gas and hazardous liquid pipeline facilities should integrate into their written procedures for operations and maintenance appropriate controls regarding the personal use of PEDs by individuals performing pipeline tasks that may affect the operation or integrity of a pipeline. PHMSA is not discouraging the use of PEDs as a part of normal business operations. Owners and operators should also provide guidance and training for all personnel about the risks associated with the use of PEDs while driving and while performing activities on behalf of the company if that use poses a risk to safety. Issued in Washington, DC, on July 27, 2010. Jeffrey D. Wiese, Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. 2010–18947 Filed 8–2–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:41 Aug 02, 2010 Jkt 220001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [Docket No. PHMSA–2010–0202; Notice No. 10–5] Safety Advisory Notice: Personal Electronic Device Related Distractions Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA); DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: PHMSA is issuing a safety advisory notice to remind offerors and carriers of hazardous materials of the risks associated with the use of personal electronic devices (PEDs) by individuals operating motor vehicles that contain hazardous materials. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stuart Streck by telephone at (404) 832– 1140 or by e-mail at stuart.streck@dot.gov. General information about the Department of Transportation initiative on distracted driving may be found at http:// www.distractions.gov. Information about PHMSA may be found at http:// phmsa.dot.gov. SUMMARY: Research conducted by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) and other governmental and nongovernmental organizations has shown the danger posed by drivers who are distracted by cellular telephones and other PEDs. For example, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute conducted a study under contract with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) entitled ‘‘Driver Distraction in Commercial Vehicle Operations.’’ The final report, released on October 1, 2009, found that text messaging on a cellular telephone increased the risk of a safety-critical event by 23.2 percent. The DOT is leading the effort to end the dangerous practice of distracted driving on our nation’s roadways and in other modes of transportation. The FMCSA recently initiated a rulemaking designed to prohibit texting by commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers operating in interstate commerce and to impose sanctions for drivers who fail to comply. See Limiting the Use of Wireless Communication Devices, 75 FR 16391 (proposed Apr. 1, 2010). The majority of the 50 states have forbidden the operation of PEDs while driving any motor vehicle. See DOT Distracted Driving Web site, http:// www.distractions.gov; see also Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Web site, http://www.iihs.org/. PHMSA’s Office of Hazardous Materials Safety is the Federal safety authority for the transportation of SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45697 hazardous materials by air, rail, highway, and water. Safety is at the core of PHMSA’s mission. PHMSA strives to reduce the risk of harm from the transportation of hazardous materials. In light of PHMSA’s vital safety mission, we issue this advisory bulletin to raise awareness of the problems and dangers presented by the use of PEDs by hazardous materials drivers. Operators of vehicles transporting hazardous materials should guard against distraction, including the use of PEDs while operating a vehicle. All CMV drivers transporting hazardous materials should be aware that the use of a PED while driving constitutes a safety risk to themselves, other motorists, and bystanders. The consequences of using PEDs while driving can include state and local sanctions, FMCSA fines, and possible revocation of commercial driver’s licenses. In addition, businesses that prepare or transport hazardous materials in commerce should be aware that the dangers of distracted driving are heightened due to the risk of the release of hazardous materials in the event of an accident. Accordingly, hazardous materials companies should institute policies and provide awareness training to discourage the use of PEDs by drivers. PHMSA recognizes that there are already members of the hazardous materials transportation community with policies in place that exceed the legal requirements for curbing the risk of distracted driving. PHMSA applauds these and all other efforts to enhance the safety of hazardous materials transportation. Issued in Washington, DC, on July 27, 2010. Magdy El-Sibaie, Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety. [FR Doc. 2010–18944 Filed 8–2–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, as Amended by Public Law 104–13; Proposed Collection, Comment Request Tennessee Valley Authority. Proposed collection; comment AGENCY: ACTION: request. The proposed information collection described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03AUN1.SGM 03AUN1 45698 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 148 / Tuesday, August 3, 2010 / Notices erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES amended). The Tennessee Valley Authority is soliciting public comments on this proposed collection as provided by 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1). Requests for information, including copies of the information collection proposed and supporting documentation, should be directed to the Agency Clearance Officer: Mark Winter, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market Street (MP–3C), Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402–2801; (423) 751–6004. Comments should be sent to the Agency Clearance Officer or to OMB Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Desk Officer for Tennessee Valley Authority, VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:41 Aug 02, 2010 Jkt 220001 Washington, DC 20503, no later than September 2, 2010. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Type of Request: Regular submission. Title of Information Collection: Employment Application. Frequency of Use: On Occasion. Type of Affected Public: Individuals. Small Businesses or Organizations Affected: No. Federal Budget Functional Category Code: 999. Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 39,925. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 35,161. Estimated Average Burden Hours per Response: .88. PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Need For and Use of Information: The employment application process collects information on qualifications, suitability for employment, and eligibility for veteran’s preference. The information is used to make comparative appraisals and to assist in selections. The affected public consists of individuals who apply for TVA employment. James W. Sample, Director, Enterprise Information Security and Policy. [FR Doc. 2010–18959 Filed 8–2–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8120–08–P E:\FR\FM\03AUN1.SGM 03AUN1

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TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY


Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, as Amended by Public Law 104-13; 
Proposed Collection, Comment Request

AGENCY: Tennessee Valley Authority.

ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request.

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SUMMARY: The proposed information collection described below will be 
submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as 
required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35, 
as

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amended). The Tennessee Valley Authority is soliciting public comments 
on this proposed collection as provided by 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1). Requests 
for information, including copies of the information collection 
proposed and supporting documentation, should be directed to the Agency 
Clearance Officer: Mark Winter, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1101 Market 
Street (MP-3C), Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402-2801; (423) 751-6004.
    Comments should be sent to the Agency Clearance Officer or to OMB 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Desk Officer 
for Tennessee Valley Authority, Washington, DC 20503, no later than 
September 2, 2010.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Type of Request: Regular submission.
    Title of Information Collection: Employment Application.
    Frequency of Use: On Occasion.
    Type of Affected Public: Individuals.
    Small Businesses or Organizations Affected: No.
    Federal Budget Functional Category Code: 999.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 39,925.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 35,161.
    Estimated Average Burden Hours per Response: .88.
    Need For and Use of Information: The employment application process 
collects information on qualifications, suitability for employment, and 
eligibility for veteran's preference. The information is used to make 
comparative appraisals and to assist in selections. The affected public 
consists of individuals who apply for TVA employment.

James W. Sample,
Director, Enterprise Information Security and Policy.
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