Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities, 51848-51849 [2012-20935]

Download as PDF pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 51848 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 166 / Monday, August 27, 2012 / Notices by insurance companies and motor vehicle bureaus to predict the probability of an individual experiencing future crashes (See Weber, Donald C., ‘‘Accident Rate Potential: An Application of Multiple Regression Analysis of a Poisson Process,’’ Journal of American Statistical Association, June 1971). A 1964 California Driver Record Study prepared by the California Department of Motor Vehicles concluded that the best overall crash predictor for both concurrent and nonconcurrent events is the number of single convictions. This study used 3 consecutive years of data, comparing the experiences of drivers in the first 2 years with their experiences in the final year. Applying principles from these studies to the past 3-year record of the 10 applicants, two of the drivers were involved in crashes and none was convicted of moving violations in a CMV. All the applicants achieved a record of safety while driving with their vision impairment, demonstrating the likelihood that they have adapted their driving skills to accommodate their condition. As the applicants’ ample driving histories with their vision deficiencies are good predictors of future performance, FMCSA concludes their ability to drive safely can be projected into the future. We believe that the applicants’ intrastate driving experience and history provide an adequate basis for predicting their ability to drive safely in interstate commerce. Intrastate driving, like interstate operations, involves substantial driving on highways on the interstate system and on other roads built to interstate standards. Moreover, driving in congested urban areas exposes the driver to more pedestrian and vehicular traffic than exists on interstate highways. Faster reaction to traffic and traffic signals is generally required because distances between them are more compact. These conditions tax visual capacity and driver response just as intensely as interstate driving conditions. The veteran drivers in this proceeding have operated CMVs safely under those conditions for at least 3 years, most for much longer. Their experience and driving records lead us to believe that each applicant is capable of operating in interstate commerce as safely as he/she has been performing in intrastate commerce. Consequently, FMCSA finds that exempting these applicants from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) is likely to achieve a level of safety equal to that existing without the exemption. For this reason, the Agency is granting the exemptions for the 2-year period allowed by 49 U.S.C. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:04 Aug 24, 2012 Jkt 226001 31136(e) and 31315 to the 10 applicants listed in the notice of June 27, 2012 (77 FR 38381). We recognize that the vision of an applicant may change and affect his/her ability to operate a CMV as safely as in the past. As a condition of the exemption, therefore, FMCSA will impose requirements on the 10 individuals consistent with the grandfathering provisions applied to drivers who participated in the Agency’s vision waiver program. Those requirements are found at 49 CFR 391.64(b) and include the following: (1) That each individual be physically examined every year (a) by an ophthalmologist or optometrist who attests that the vision in the better eye continues to meet the requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) and (b) by a medical examiner who attests that the individual is otherwise physically qualified under 49 CFR 391.41; (2) that each individual provide a copy of the ophthalmologist’s or optometrist’s report to the medical examiner at the time of the annual medical examination; and (3) that each individual provide a copy of the annual medical certification to the employer for retention in the driver’s qualification file, or keep a copy in his/her driver’s qualification file if he/she is selfemployed. The driver must have a copy of the certification when driving, for presentation to a duly authorized Federal, State, or local enforcement official. Discussion of Comments FMCSA received no comments in this proceeding. Conclusion Based upon its evaluation of the 10 exemption applications, FMCSA exempts Kerry L. Baxter (UT), Tyrane Harper (AL), Edward C. Little (WA), John P. Loichinger (IN), Jeffrey Macysyn (IN), Peter G. Packard (NH), Raef O. Parmalee (OR), Ronald H. Sieg (MO), Ted L. Smeltzer (IN), and Gregory S. Smith (AR) from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10), subject to the requirements cited above (49 CFR 391.64(b)). In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, each exemption will be valid for 2 years unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. The exemption will be revoked if: (1) The person fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the exemption has resulted in a lower level of safety than was maintained before it was granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136 and 31315. PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 If the exemption is still effective at the end of the 2-year period, the person may apply to FMCSA for a renewal under procedures in effect at that time. Issued on: August 20, 2012. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2012–21027 Filed 8–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2012–0215] Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA invites comments on two information collections that we will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal. The information collections relate to the program for Control Room Management/ Human Factors and the Integrity Management Program for Gas Distribution Pipelines. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 26, 2012. ADDRESSES: Comments 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 Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Hand Delivery: Room W12–140 on the ground level of DOT, West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9:00 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: Identify the docket number, PHMSA–2012–0215, at the beginning of your comments. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http://www. regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. You should know that anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1 pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 166 / Monday, August 27, 2012 / Notices received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). Therefore, you may want to review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477) or visit http://www. regulations.gov before submitting any such comments. Docket: For access to the docket or to read background documents or comments, go to http://www. regulations.gov at any time or to Room W12–140 on the ground level of DOT, West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. If you wish to receive confirmation of receipt of your written comments, please include a selfaddressed, stamped postcard with the following statement: ‘‘Comments on PHMSA–2012–0215.’’ The Docket Clerk will date stamp the postcard prior to returning it to you via the U.S. mail. Please note that due to delays in the delivery of U.S. mail to Federal offices in Washington, DC, we recommend that persons consider an alternative method (internet, fax, or professional delivery service) of submitting comments to the docket and ensuring their timely receipt at DOT. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angela Dow by telephone at 202–366– 1246, by fax at 202–366–4566, or by mail at DOT, PHMSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., PHP–30, Washington, DC 20590–0001. 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 an information collection request that PHMSA will be submitting to OMB for renewal. The following information is provided for that information collection: (1) Title of the information collection; (2) OMB control number; (3) Current expiration date; (4) Type of request; (5) Abstract of the information collection activity; (6) Description of affected public; (7) Estimate of total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden; and (8) Frequency of collection. PHMSA will request a three-year term of approval for the information collection activity. PHMSA requests comments on the following information collections: Title: Pipeline Safety: Control Room Management/Human Factors. OMB Control Number: 2137–0624. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:04 Aug 24, 2012 Jkt 226001 Current Expiration Date: 1/31/2013. Abstract: 49 CFR 192.631 and 195.446 address human factors and other components of control room management. These regulations require operators of hazardous liquid pipelines and gas pipelines to develop and implement a human factors management plan designed to reduce risk associated with human factors in each control room. Affected Public: Private sector; Operators of both natural gas and hazardous liquid pipeline systems. Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Total Annual Responses: 2,702. Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,018,807. Frequency of Collection: On Occasion. Title: Integrity Management Program for Gas Distribution Pipelines. OMB Control Number: 2137–0625. Current Expiration Date: 1/31/2013. Abstract: The Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations in 49 CFR, Part 192, Subpart P require operators of gas distribution pipelines to develop and implement integrity management (IM) programs. The purpose of these programs is to enhance safety by identifying and reducing pipeline integrity risks. PHMSA requires that operators maintain records demonstrating compliance with these requirements for 10 years, and that these records must include superseded IM plans. Affected Public: Operators of gas distribution pipeline systems. Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Total Annual Responses: 9,343. Total Annual Burden Hours: 865,178. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Comments are invited on: (a) The need for the proposed collection of information for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques. PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51849 Issued in Washington, DC, on August 21, 2012. John A. Gale, Director, Office of Standards and Rulemaking. [FR Doc. 2012–20935 Filed 8–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900-New (VA Form 10– 0529a–f)] Agency Information Collection: Emergency Submission for OMB Review (PACT Demo Lab, Clinical Innovation Study: Implementation of a Patient Centered Medical Home for OEF/OIF Veterans With PTSD: Bridging Primary and Behavioral Health Care); Comment Request Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C., 3501–3521), this notice announces that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the following emergency proposal for the collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3507(j)(1)). An emergency clearance is being requested for information needed to develop and evaluate a patientcentered model of care for OEF/OIF veterans with PTSD. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 6, 2012. ADDRESSES: Send comments and recommendations concerning any aspect of the information collection to VA’s OMB Desk Officer, OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 (202) 395–7316 or FAX (202) 395–6974. Please refer to ‘‘2900–New (VA Form 10–0529a–f). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denise McLamb, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 632– 7479, Fax (202) 632–7583 or email: denise.mclamb@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900-New VA Form (10–0529a–f). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Titles: PACT Demo Lab, Clinical Innovation Study: Implementation of a Patient Centered Medical Home for SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 166 (Monday, August 27, 2012)]
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[FR Doc No: 2012-20935]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2012-0215]


Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities

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

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA 
invites comments on two information collections that we will be 
submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal. 
The information collections relate to the program for Control Room 
Management/Human Factors and the Integrity Management Program for Gas 
Distribution Pipelines.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
October 26, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Comments 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 Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation 
(DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Room W12-140, 
Washington, DC 20590-0001.
    Hand Delivery: Room W12-140 on the ground level of DOT, West 
Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9:00 a.m. 
and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Instructions: Identify the docket number, PHMSA-2012-0215, at the 
beginning of your comments. Note that all comments received will be 
posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any 
personal information provided. You should know that anyone is able to 
search the electronic form of all comments

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received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf 
of an association, business, labor union, etc.). Therefore, you may 
want to review DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal 
Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477) or visit http://www.regulations.gov before submitting any such comments.
    Docket: For access to the docket or to read background documents or 
comments, go to http://www.regulations.gov at any time or to Room W12-
140 on the ground level of DOT, West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue 
SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays. If you wish to receive confirmation of receipt 
of your written comments, please include a self-addressed, stamped 
postcard with the following statement: ``Comments on PHMSA-2012-0215.'' 
The Docket Clerk will date stamp the postcard prior to returning it to 
you via the U.S. mail. Please note that due to delays in the delivery 
of U.S. mail to Federal offices in Washington, DC, we recommend that 
persons consider an alternative method (internet, fax, or professional 
delivery service) of submitting comments to the docket and ensuring 
their timely receipt at DOT.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angela Dow by telephone at 202-366-
1246, by fax at 202-366-4566, or by mail at DOT, PHMSA, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE., PHP-30, Washington, DC 20590-0001.

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 an 
information collection request that PHMSA will be submitting to OMB for 
renewal. The following information is provided for that information 
collection: (1) Title of the information collection; (2) OMB control 
number; (3) Current expiration date; (4) Type of request; (5) Abstract 
of the information collection activity; (6) Description of affected 
public; (7) Estimate of total annual reporting and recordkeeping 
burden; and (8) Frequency of collection. PHMSA will request a three-
year term of approval for the information collection activity. PHMSA 
requests comments on the following information collections:
    Title: Pipeline Safety: Control Room Management/Human Factors.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0624.
    Current Expiration Date: 1/31/2013.
    Abstract: 49 CFR 192.631 and 195.446 address human factors and 
other components of control room management. These regulations require 
operators of hazardous liquid pipelines and gas pipelines to develop 
and implement a human factors management plan designed to reduce risk 
associated with human factors in each control room.
    Affected Public: Private sector; Operators of both natural gas and 
hazardous liquid pipeline systems.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
    Total Annual Responses: 2,702.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,018,807.
    Frequency of Collection: On Occasion.
    Title: Integrity Management Program for Gas Distribution Pipelines.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0625.
    Current Expiration Date: 1/31/2013.
    Abstract: The Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations in 49 CFR, Part 
192, Subpart P require operators of gas distribution pipelines to 
develop and implement integrity management (IM) programs. The purpose 
of these programs is to enhance safety by identifying and reducing 
pipeline integrity risks. PHMSA requires that operators maintain 
records demonstrating compliance with these requirements for 10 years, 
and that these records must include superseded IM plans.
    Affected Public: Operators of gas distribution pipeline systems.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
    Total Annual Responses: 9,343.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 865,178.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Comments are invited on:
    (a) The need for the proposed collection of information for the 
proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether 
the information will have practical utility;
    (b) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
    (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
    (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on August 21, 2012.
John A. Gale,
Director, Office of Standards and Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. 2012-20935 Filed 8-24-12; 8:45 am]
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