Lithium Ion Batteries in Transportation Public Forum, 19024 [2013-07101]

Download as PDF 19024 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 60 / Thursday, March 28, 2013 / Notices Petitioner: The Doe Run Company, 6854 Hwy KK, Bunker, Missouri 63629. Mine: Fletcher Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 23–00409, located in Reynolds County, Missouri. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 57.11052(d) (Refuge areas). Modification Request: The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to permit the use of an alternative method of compliance to maintain compressed air cylinders in lieu of compressed air lines in refuge chambers. The petitioner states that: (1) The refuge chamber would be provided with compressed air cylinders and a suitable regulator as well as always remain in the fresh air circuit of the mine’s ventilation. (2) Bottled water will be maintained in the refuge chamber in lieu of waterlines as required by the standard. (3) The refuge chambers are provided as a safety precaution in the event miners are unable to escape from the mine in an emergency. (4) Three compressed air cylinders and bottled water for the refuge chamber will be available if needed during the mine emergency. (5) The chamber will always remain in the fresh air, maintaining an acceptable air quality for an indefinite time period. Air and water lines may be damaged in the event of a mine emergency. The petitioner asserts that having compressed air cylinders, the refuge chamber in the fresh air circuit of mine’s ventilation, and bottled water in the chamber, will always guarantee the miners affected no less than the same measure of protection afforded by the standard. Dated: March 22, 2013. George F. Triebsch, Director, Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances. [FR Doc. 2013–07163 Filed 3–27–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Lithium Ion Batteries in Transportation Public Forum On Thursday and Friday, April 11–12, 2013, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will convene a forum titled, ‘‘Lithium Ion Batteries in Transportation.’’ The forum will begin at 9:00 a.m. on both days and is open to all. Attendance is free, and no registration is required. The NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman will serve as the presiding officer of the VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:20 Mar 27, 2013 Jkt 229001 forum, and all five NTSB Board Members will serve as members of the Board of Inquiry. The forum is organized into three topic areas: • Lithium ion battery design, development, and use; • Lithium ion battery regulations and standards; and • Lithium ion battery applications and safety in transportation. The NTSB has previously expressed concerns regarding the safe transportation of lithium batteries on aircraft. The presence of and use of lithium ion batteries in transportation is not, however, limited to aviation. Through this forum, the NTSB will highlight the role of lithium ion batteries across all modes of transportation, manufacturing processes, design standards, failure rates, and regulations and other standards associated with their use and shipping. Expert panelists will include representatives from government agencies, industry suppliers, safety experts, and the research community. Below is the preliminary agenda: Thursday, April 11 (9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.) 1. Opening Statement by Chairman Hersman 2. Introduction of the Officers, technical panel, and panelists 3. Presentations from Panels One and Two and questions from the Officers and Technical Panel 4. Closing statement by Chairman Hersman Friday, April 12 (9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.) 1. Opening Statement by Chairman Hersman 2. Presentations from Panel Three and questions from the Officers and Technical Panel 3. Closing statement by Chairman Hersman Panel topics will include the following: Panel 1—Design, Development, and Use of Lithium Ion Battery Technology Panel 2—Regulations and Standards for Lithium Ion Batteries; and Panel 3—Lithium Ion Battery Applications and Safety in Transportation. The full agenda and a list of participants can be found at: www.ntsb.gov/ BatteryForum. The forum will be held in the NTSB Board Room and Conference Center, located at 429 L’Enfant Plaza E SW., Washington, DC. The public can view the forum in person or by live Webcast at www.ntsb.gov. Webcast archives are generally available by the end of the next day following the forum, and Webcasts are archived for a period of 3 months from after the date of the event. 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NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD


Lithium Ion Batteries in Transportation Public Forum

    On Thursday and Friday, April 11-12, 2013, the National 
Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will convene a forum titled, 
``Lithium Ion Batteries in Transportation.'' The forum will begin at 
9:00 a.m. on both days and is open to all. Attendance is free, and no 
registration is required. The NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman will 
serve as the presiding officer of the forum, and all five NTSB Board 
Members will serve as members of the Board of Inquiry. The forum is 
organized into three topic areas:
     Lithium ion battery design, development, and use;
     Lithium ion battery regulations and standards; and
     Lithium ion battery applications and safety in 
transportation.
    The NTSB has previously expressed concerns regarding the safe 
transportation of lithium batteries on aircraft. The presence of and 
use of lithium ion batteries in transportation is not, however, limited 
to aviation. Through this forum, the NTSB will highlight the role of 
lithium ion batteries across all modes of transportation, manufacturing 
processes, design standards, failure rates, and regulations and other 
standards associated with their use and shipping.
    Expert panelists will include representatives from government 
agencies, industry suppliers, safety experts, and the research 
community. Below is the preliminary agenda:

Thursday, April 11 (9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)

1. Opening Statement by Chairman Hersman
2. Introduction of the Officers, technical panel, and panelists
3. Presentations from Panels One and Two and questions from the 
Officers and Technical Panel
4. Closing statement by Chairman Hersman

Friday, April 12 (9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

1. Opening Statement by Chairman Hersman
2. Presentations from Panel Three and questions from the Officers and 
Technical Panel
3. Closing statement by Chairman Hersman
Panel topics will include the following:
Panel 1--Design, Development, and Use of Lithium Ion Battery Technology
Panel 2--Regulations and Standards for Lithium Ion Batteries; and
Panel 3--Lithium Ion Battery Applications and Safety in Transportation.
The full agenda and a list of participants can be found at: 
www.ntsb.gov/BatteryForum.

    The forum will be held in the NTSB Board Room and Conference 
Center, located at 429 L'Enfant Plaza E SW., Washington, DC. The public 
can view the forum in person or by live Webcast at www.ntsb.gov. 
Webcast archives are generally available by the end of the next day 
following the forum, and Webcasts are archived for a period of 3 months 
from after the date of the event.
    Individuals requesting specific accommodations should contact 
Rochelle Hall at Rochelle.hall@ntsb.gov or by phone at (202) 314-6305 
by Monday, April 8, 2013.

NTSB Media Contact: Peter Knudson_peter.knudson@ntsb.gov.
NTSB Forum Manager: Michael E. Hiller_michael.hiller@ntsb.gov.
NTSB Forum Coordinator: Jennifer Cheek_jennifer.cheek@ntsb.gov.

    Dated: March 22, 2013.
Candi R. Bing,
Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-07101 Filed 3-27-13; 8:45 am]
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