Pipeline Safety: Miscellaneous Changes to Pipeline Safety Regulations, 5472 [2012-2406]

Download as PDF 5472 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 23 / Friday, February 3, 2012 / Proposed Rules and public participation in protecting the nation’s drinking water. The agency’s CCR retrospective review will look for opportunities to improve the effectiveness of communicating drinking water information to the public, while lowering the burden on water systems and States. One example suggested by water systems is to allow electronic delivery through email, thereby reducing mailing charges. As EPA evaluates alternative delivery options and other opportunities to improve communication with consumers, the agency will consider impacts on consumer burden, environmental justice, and State implementation. By improving communication, customers are better prepared to make informed decisions and the readership of CCRs also may increase. Dated: January 25, 2012. Cynthia C. Dougherty, Director, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water. [FR Doc. 2012–2025 Filed 2–2–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration The closing date for filing comments is extended from February 3, 2012, to March 6, 2012. ADDRESSES: Comments should reference Docket No. PHMSA–2010–0026 and may be submitted in the following ways: • E-Gov Web Site: https:// 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: DOT Docket Management System: U.S. DOT, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590– 0001. Hand Delivery: U.S. DOT Docket Management System; West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: You should identify the Docket No. PHMSA–2010–0026 at the beginning of your comments. If you submit your comments by mail, please submit two copies. To receive confirmation that PHMSA received your comments, include a self-addressed stamped postcard. Internet users may submit comments to the Docket at https://www.regulations.gov. DATES: Note: Comments are posted without changes or edits to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. There is a privacy statement published on https:// www.regulations.gov. 49 CFR Parts 191, 192 and 195 [Docket ID PHMSA–2010–0026] RIN 2137–AE59 AGENCY: For further information contact Kay McIver at 202–366–4046 or by EMail at kay.mciver@dot.gov SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 29, 2011, PHMSA published in the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking titled: ‘‘Miscellaneous Changes to Pipeline Safety Regulations’’ seeking comments on the need for changes to the regulations covering pipeline safety regulations. The Committee on Pipe and Tube Imports Ad Hoc Large Diameter Line Pipe Producers Group Transportation Subcommittee and the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America petitioned PHMSA to extend the comment period. PHMSA is granting these requests and extending the comment period from February, 3, 2012, to March 6, 2012. Background On November 29, 2011, PHMSA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would make miscellaneous amendments to the pipeline safety regulations (76 FR 73570). On January 12, 2012, the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America requested an extension of the comment period for that NPRM. On January 20, 2012, the Committee on Pipe and Tube Imports Ad Hoc Large Diameter Line Pipe Producers Group Transportation Subcommittee also requested an extension of the comment period to further review a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommendation that would impact guidelines on the transportation of pipe. PHMSA believes that extension of the comment period is warranted based on the information FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pipeline Safety: Miscellaneous Changes to Pipeline Safety Regulations Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA); DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of comment period. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:47 Feb 02, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 provided in these requests. Therefore, PHMSA has extended the comment period from February 3, 2012 to March 6, 2012. Issued in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2012. Jeffrey D. Wiese, Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. 2012–2406 Filed 2–2–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 49 CFR Part 192 [Docket ID PHMSA–2011–0009] RIN 2137–AE71 Pipeline Safety: Expanding the Use of Excess Flow Valves in Gas Distribution Systems to Applications Other Than Single-Family Residences Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA); DOT. ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of comment period. AGENCY: On November 25, 2011, PHMSA published in the Federal Register an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM), titled: ‘‘Pipeline Safety: Expanding the Use of Excess Flow Valves (EFVs) in Gas Distribution Systems to Applications Other Than Single-Family Residences.’’ The ANPRM sought public comment on several issues related to expanding the use of EFVs in gas distribution systems. On January 10, 2012, PHMSA received a request to extend the comment period to provide additional time to respond to the ANPRM. In light of that request, PHMSA is extending the comment period from February 18, 2012, to March 19, 2012. DATES: The closing date for filing comments is extended from February 18, 2012, until March 19, 2012. ADDRESSES: Comments should reference Docket No. PHMSA–2011–0009 and may be submitted in the following ways: • E-Gov Web Site: https:// 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: DOT Docket Management System: U.S. DOT, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03FEP1.SGM 03FEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 23 (Friday, February 3, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 5472]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-2406]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

49 CFR Parts 191, 192 and 195

[Docket ID PHMSA-2010-0026]
RIN 2137-AE59


Pipeline Safety: Miscellaneous Changes to Pipeline Safety 
Regulations

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

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: On November 29, 2011, PHMSA published in the Federal Register 
a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking titled: ``Miscellaneous Changes to 
Pipeline Safety Regulations'' seeking comments on the need for changes 
to the regulations covering pipeline safety regulations. The Committee 
on Pipe and Tube Imports Ad Hoc Large Diameter Line Pipe Producers 
Group Transportation Subcommittee and the Interstate Natural Gas 
Association of America petitioned PHMSA to extend the comment period. 
PHMSA is granting these requests and extending the comment period from 
February, 3, 2012, to March 6, 2012.

DATES: The closing date for filing comments is extended from February 
3, 2012, to March 6, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Comments should reference Docket No. PHMSA-2010-0026 and may 
be submitted in the following ways:
     E-Gov Web Site: https://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: DOT Docket Management System: U.S. DOT, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.
    Hand Delivery: U.S. DOT Docket Management System; West Building 
Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 
20590-0001, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except 
Federal holidays.
    Instructions: You should identify the Docket No. PHMSA-2010-0026 at 
the beginning of your comments. If you submit your comments by mail, 
please submit two copies. To receive confirmation that PHMSA received 
your comments, include a self-addressed stamped postcard. Internet 
users may submit comments to the Docket at https://www.regulations.gov.

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


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information contact Kay 
McIver at 202-366-4046 or by EMail at kay.mciver@dot.gov

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On November 29, 2011, PHMSA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking 
(NPRM) that would make miscellaneous amendments to the pipeline safety 
regulations (76 FR 73570). On January 12, 2012, the Interstate Natural 
Gas Association of America requested an extension of the comment period 
for that NPRM. On January 20, 2012, the Committee on Pipe and Tube 
Imports Ad Hoc Large Diameter Line Pipe Producers Group Transportation 
Subcommittee also requested an extension of the comment period to 
further review a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) 
recommendation that would impact guidelines on the transportation of 
pipe. PHMSA believes that extension of the comment period is warranted 
based on the information provided in these requests. Therefore, PHMSA 
has extended the comment period from February 3, 2012 to March 6, 2012.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2012.
Jeffrey D. Wiese,
Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety.
[FR Doc. 2012-2406 Filed 2-2-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-60-P