Safety Advisory: Unauthorized Marking of Compressed Gas Cylinders, 64590-64591 [2012-25870]

Download as PDF 64590 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 204 / Monday, October 22, 2012 / Notices CONFORMING PRODUCTS LIST OF CALIBRATING UNITS FOR BREATH ALCOHOL TESTERS—Continued Type of device Manufacturers/Name of units Dry gas • 260 ppm/67 L ................................................................................................................................................. • 103.5 ppm/105 L ............................................................................................................................................ • 208 ppm/105 L ............................................................................................................................................... • 223 ppm/105 L ............................................................................................................................................... • 260 ppm/105 L ............................................................................................................................................... • 273 ppm/105 L ............................................................................................................................................... • 52 ppm/108 L ................................................................................................................................................. • 209 ppm/108 L ............................................................................................................................................... • 103.5 ppm/110 L ............................................................................................................................................ • 208 ppm/110 L ............................................................................................................................................... • 223 ppm/110 L ............................................................................................................................................... • 260 ppm/110 L ............................................................................................................................................... 7. Lion Laboratories, Cardiff, Wales, UK (a subsidiary of CMI, Inc.) • AlcoCal Breath Alcohol Standard .................................................................................................................. 8. Liquid Technology Corp., Orlando, FL • Ethanol-in-Nitrogen Standards 104.3 to 219 ppm/105 L .............................................................................. 9. National Draeger, Inc., Durango, CO • Mark II–A Simulator* (formerly Smith & Wesson) ......................................................................................... • Alcotest CU 34 ............................................................................................................................................... 10. RepCo Marketing, Inc., Raleigh, NC • AS–1 .............................................................................................................................................................. • Model 3402C ................................................................................................................................................. • Model 3402C–2K ........................................................................................................................................... • 3402C-Tandem .............................................................................................................................................. Wet bath X X X X X X X X X X X X .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... .................... X .................... X .................... .................... .................... X X .................... .................... .................... .................... X X X X * (This instrument met the Model Specifications in 49 FR 48864 (December 14, 1984), i.e. tested at 0.050, 0.100, and 0.150). Instruments not marked with an asterisk meet the Model Specifications in 72 FR 32742 (June 25, 2007), tested at 0.020, 0.040, 0.080, and 0.160 BrAC. Authority: 23 U.S.C. 403; 49 CFR 1.50; 49 CFR part 501. Issued on: October 17, 2012. Jeff Michael, Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–25915 Filed 10–19–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2012–0170, Notice No. 12–7] Safety Advisory: Unauthorized Marking of Compressed Gas Cylinders Pipeline and hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Safety Advisory Notice. AGENCY: PHMSA is issuing this safety advisory to notify the public of the unauthorized marking of high pressure compressed gas cylinders by George Welding & Supply Co., Inc. located at 205 Tombs Lane, Montoursville, PA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mitchell Brown, Hazardous Materials Investigator, Eastern Region, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 Oct 19, 2012 Jkt 229001 Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 820 Bear Tavern Road, Suite 306, West Trenton, NJ 08034. Telephone: (609) 989–2256, Fax: (609) 989–2277 or, via email: mitchell.brown@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Investigators from PHMSA’s Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (OHMS) recently conducted a compliance inspection of George Welding & Supply Co., Inc. As a result of that inspection, PHMSA has determined that George Welding & Supply Co., Inc. marked an unknown number of high pressure compressed gas cylinders with unauthorized Requalifier Identification Numbers (RIN). In addition, the evidence suggests that George Welding & Supply Co., Inc. marked and certified an unknown number of high pressure compressed gas cylinders as being properly requalified in accordance with the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) when it had not conducted the testing prescribed by the HMR. PHMSA has no record that George Welding & Supply Co., Inc. was ever approved to requalify DOT-specification cylinders or mark such cylinders as being requalified. The evidence suggests that George Welding & Supply Co., Inc. used RINs that were issued by PHMSA to other companies authorizing cylinder requalification. The companies whose PO 00000 Frm 00129 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 RINs were used without authorization are: C171—Proshield Fire Protection, Waterloo, IA; C004—Swartz Fire & Safety Equipment Co., Inc., Bellefonte, PA; C411—Advanced Fire Protection Services, Inc., Ft. Walton Beach, FL; C951—Peifer’s Fire Protection, Inc., Pillow, PA; D477—NASCO, Colorado Springs, CO; D575—Sea Sports, Inc., Hyannis, MA; D576—Chenango Welding Supply, LLC; A101—Airgas North Central, Waterloo, IA; and D322— Allstate Fire Equipment Co. Each of the previously indicated companies with an authorized RIN has been granted authority to requalify cylinders under the terms of the RIN supplied to them. Thus, if cylinders were serviced by the aforementioned companies, they are not subject to this notice. Only cylinders serviced by George Welding & Supply Co., Inc. baring these markings are affected. A cylinder requalification consisting of a visual inspection and a hydrostatic test, conducted as prescribed in the HMR, is used to verify the structural integrity of a cylinder. If the requalification is not performed in accordance with the HMR, a cylinder with compromised structural integrity may be inadvertently returned to service when it should be condemned. Extensive property damage, serious personal injury, or death could result from rupture of a cylinder. E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 204 / Monday, October 22, 2012 / Notices If cylinders have been taken to or received from George Welding & Supply Co., Inc., between calendar years 2001 through 2012, these cylinders may not have been properly tested as prescribed by the HMR. These cylinders should be considered unsafe and unauthorized for the filling of hazardous material, unless and until the cylinder is first tested properly by an individual or company authorized to requalify DOT specification cylinders. Cylinders described in this safety advisory that are filled with an atmospheric gas should be vented or otherwise safely discharged. Cylinders that are filled with a material other than an atmospheric gas should not be vented but instead should be safely discharged. Prior to refilling, the cylinders must be taken to a DOTauthorized cylinder requalifier to ensure their suitability for continued service. A list of authorized requalifiers may be obtained at this Web site: https:// www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/regs/sp-a/ approvals/cylinders. Issued in Washington, DC, on October 16, 2012. Magdy El-Sibaie, Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety. [FR Doc. 2012–25870 Filed 10–19–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board Notice and Request for Comments AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. 30-day notice of intent to seek extension of approval: Waybill Compliance Survey. ACTION: The Surface Transportation Board (Board), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. (PRA), is submitting a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewed approval for the Waybill Compliance Survey. The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register on May 9, 2012, at 77 FR 27279. That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received. The Waybill Compliance Survey is described in detail below. Comments may now be submitted to OMB concerning (1) the accuracy of the Board’s burden estimates; (2) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; (3) ways to wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 Oct 19, 2012 Jkt 229001 minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, when appropriate; and (4) whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Board, including whether the collection has practical utility. Description of Collection Title: Waybill Compliance Survey. OMB Control Number: 2140–0010. STB Form Number: None. Type of Review: Reinstatement without change of a previously approved collection. Respondents: Regulated railroads that did not submit carload waybill sample information to the STB in the previous year. Number of Respondents: 120. Estimated Time per Response: .5 hours. Frequency: Annually. Total Burden Hours (annually including all respondents): 60. Total ‘‘Non-hour Burden’’ Cost: No ‘‘non-hour cost’’ burdens associated with this collection have been identified. Needs and Uses: The ICC Termination Act of 1995, Public Law 104–88, 109 Stat. 803 (1995), which took effect on January 1, 1996, abolished the Interstate Commerce Commission and transferred to the STB the responsibility for the economic regulation of common carrier rail transportation, including the collection and administration of the Carload Waybill Sample. Under 49 CFR part 1244, a railroad terminating 4500 or more carloads, or terminating at least 5% of the total revenue carloads that terminate in a particular state, in any of the three preceding years, is required to file carload waybill sample information (Waybill Sample) for all line-haul revenue waybills terminating on its lines. The information in the Waybill Sample is used to monitor the rail industry in general, and the nature and quantities of goods being shipped by rail in particular. The Board needs to collect information in the Waybill Compliance Survey—information on carloads of traffic terminated each year by U.S. railroads—in order to determine which railroads are required to file the Waybill Sample. In addition, information collected in the Waybill Compliance Survey, on a voluntary basis, about the total operating revenue of each railroad helps to determine whether respondents are subject to other statutory or regulatory requirements. Accurate determinations regarding the size of a PO 00000 Frm 00130 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 64591 railroad helps the Board minimize the reporting burden for smaller railroads. The Board has authority to collect this information under 49 U.S.C. 11144 and 11145 and under 49 CFR 1244.2. Comments on this information collection may be submitted by November 21, 2012. DATES: Written comments should be directed to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Patrick Fuchs, Surface Transportation Board Desk Officer, by fax at (202) 395–5167; by mail at OMB, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20500; or by email at OIRA_SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV should be identified as ‘‘Statutory Authority to Preserve Rail Service.’’ When submitting comments, please refer to ‘‘Paperwork Reduction Act Comments, Surface Transportation Board, Waybill Compliance Survey, OMB control number 2140–0010.’’ For Further Information or to Obtain a Copy of the STB Form, Contact: Paul Aguiar at (202) 245–0323 or aguiarp@stb.dot.gov. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339. ADDRESSES: Under the PRA, a Federal agency conducting or sponsoring a collection of information must display a currently valid OMB control number. A collection of information, which is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c), includes agency requirements that persons submit reports, keep records, or provide information to the agency, third parties, or the public. Section 3507(b) of the PRA requires, concurrent with an agency’s submitting a collection to OMB for approval, a 30-day notice and comment period through publication in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: October 16, 2012. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2012–25818 Filed 10–19–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2012-0170, Notice No. 12-7]


Safety Advisory: Unauthorized Marking of Compressed Gas Cylinders

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

ACTION: Safety Advisory Notice.

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SUMMARY: PHMSA is issuing this safety advisory to notify the public of 
the unauthorized marking of high pressure compressed gas cylinders by 
George Welding & Supply Co., Inc. located at 205 Tombs Lane, 
Montoursville, PA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mitchell Brown, Hazardous Materials 
Investigator, Eastern Region, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, 
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department 
of Transportation, 820 Bear Tavern Road, Suite 306, West Trenton, NJ 
08034. Telephone: (609) 989-2256, Fax: (609) 989-2277 or, via email: 
mitchell.brown@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Investigators from PHMSA's Office of 
Hazardous Materials Safety (OHMS) recently conducted a compliance 
inspection of George Welding & Supply Co., Inc. As a result of that 
inspection, PHMSA has determined that George Welding & Supply Co., Inc. 
marked an unknown number of high pressure compressed gas cylinders with 
unauthorized Requalifier Identification Numbers (RIN). In addition, the 
evidence suggests that George Welding & Supply Co., Inc. marked and 
certified an unknown number of high pressure compressed gas cylinders 
as being properly requalified in accordance with the Hazardous 
Materials Regulations (HMR) when it had not conducted the testing 
prescribed by the HMR. PHMSA has no record that George Welding & Supply 
Co., Inc. was ever approved to requalify DOT-specification cylinders or 
mark such cylinders as being requalified.
    The evidence suggests that George Welding & Supply Co., Inc. used 
RINs that were issued by PHMSA to other companies authorizing cylinder 
requalification. The companies whose RINs were used without 
authorization are: C171--Proshield Fire Protection, Waterloo, IA; 
C004--Swartz Fire & Safety Equipment Co., Inc., Bellefonte, PA; C411--
Advanced Fire Protection Services, Inc., Ft. Walton Beach, FL; C951--
Peifer's Fire Protection, Inc., Pillow, PA; D477--NASCO, Colorado 
Springs, CO; D575--Sea Sports, Inc., Hyannis, MA; D576--Chenango 
Welding Supply, LLC; A101--Airgas North Central, Waterloo, IA; and 
D322--Allstate Fire Equipment Co. Each of the previously indicated 
companies with an authorized RIN has been granted authority to 
requalify cylinders under the terms of the RIN supplied to them. Thus, 
if cylinders were serviced by the aforementioned companies, they are 
not subject to this notice. Only cylinders serviced by George Welding & 
Supply Co., Inc. baring these markings are affected.
    A cylinder requalification consisting of a visual inspection and a 
hydrostatic test, conducted as prescribed in the HMR, is used to verify 
the structural integrity of a cylinder. If the requalification is not 
performed in accordance with the HMR, a cylinder with compromised 
structural integrity may be inadvertently returned to service when it 
should be condemned. Extensive property damage, serious personal 
injury, or death could result from rupture of a cylinder.

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    If cylinders have been taken to or received from George Welding & 
Supply Co., Inc., between calendar years 2001 through 2012, these 
cylinders may not have been properly tested as prescribed by the HMR. 
These cylinders should be considered unsafe and unauthorized for the 
filling of hazardous material, unless and until the cylinder is first 
tested properly by an individual or company authorized to requalify DOT 
specification cylinders. Cylinders described in this safety advisory 
that are filled with an atmospheric gas should be vented or otherwise 
safely discharged. Cylinders that are filled with a material other than 
an atmospheric gas should not be vented but instead should be safely 
discharged. Prior to refilling, the cylinders must be taken to a DOT-
authorized cylinder requalifier to ensure their suitability for 
continued service. A list of authorized requalifiers may be obtained at 
this Web site: https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/regs/sp-a/approvals/cylinders.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on October 16, 2012.
Magdy El-Sibaie,
Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety.
[FR Doc. 2012-25870 Filed 10-19-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-60-P