Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit, 52821-52822 [2013-20640]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 165 / Monday, August 26, 2013 / Notices Authority: 49 U.S.C. 60118 (c)(1) and 49 CFR 1.53. Issued in Washington, DC on August 20, 2013. Jeffrey D. Wiese, Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. 2013–20641 Filed 8–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2013–0146] Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA); DOT. AGENCY: ACTION: Submit any comments regarding this special permit request by September 25, 2013. ADDRESSES: Comments should reference the docket number for the specific special permit request 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: Docket Management System: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: Docket Management System: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: You should identify the docket number for the special permit request you are commenting on at the beginning of your comments. If you submit your comments by mail, please submit two copies. To receive confirmation that PHMSA has received your comments, please include a selfaddressed stamped postcard. Internet users may submit comments at https:// www.Regulations.gov. DATES: Notice. Pursuant to the Federal pipeline safety laws, PHMSA is publishing this notice of a special permit request we have received from a pipeline operator, seeking relief from compliance with certain requirements in the Federal pipeline safety regulations. This notice seeks public comments on this request, including comments on any safety or environmental impacts. At the conclusion of the 30-day comment period, PHMSA will evaluate the request and determine whether to grant or deny a special permit. SUMMARY: 52821 information provided. There is a privacy statement published on https:// www.Regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: General: Kay McIver by telephone at 202–366–0113, or email at kay.mciver@dot.gov. Technical: Steve Nanney by telephone at 713 272 2855, or email at Steve.Nanney@dot.gov. Note: Comments are posted without changes or edits to https:// www.Regulations.gov, including any personal PHMSA has received a request for a special permit from a pipeline operator seeking relief from compliance with certain pipeline safety regulations. The request includes a technical analysis provided by the operator. The request has been filed at www.Regulations.gov and assigned a docket number. We invite interested persons to participate by reviewing this special permit request at https://www.Regulations.gov, and by submitting written comments, data or other views. Please include any comments on potential environmental impacts that may result if this special permit is granted. Before acting on this special permit request, PHMSA will evaluate all comments received on or before the comments closing date. Comments will be evaluated after this date if it is possible to do so without incurring additional expense or delay. PHMSA will consider each relevant comment we receive in making our decision to grant or deny a request. PHMSA has received the following special permit request: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Requester Regulation(s) affected Nature of special permit PHMSA–2013–0146 .. ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Docket No. North Slope Borough, Alaska. 49 CFR 192.939 ........ To authorize the North Slope Borough, Alaska variance from 49 CFR 192.939 for the reassessment interval of its 6-inch Natural Gas Transmission Line that runs from South Barrow Gas Fields, approximately 4 miles southeast of the City of Barrow, to the Barrow Utilities & Electric Cooperative Inc. (BUECI) in the city of Borough, Alaska. The total length of the pipeline is 29,000 feet. On June 4, 2013, North Slope Borough Assembly, identified and allocated funding for the construction of a new secondary redundant pipeline. North Slope Borough requested relief from the requirements of § 192.939 until December 31, 2016. This is to allow for completion of the new pipeline and removal of the current pipeline from service, in order to address the reassessment requirements without creating a hazard or loss of product supply to the Alaska community. VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:45 Aug 23, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1 52822 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 165 / Monday, August 26, 2013 / Notices Authority: 49 U.S.C. 60118 (c)(1) and 49 CFR 1.53. Issued in Washington, DC on August 20, 2013. Jeffrey D. Wiese, Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. 2013–20640 Filed 8–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. NOR 38302S; Docket No. NOR 38376S] United States Department of Energy and United States Department of Defense v. Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company, et al.; and United States Department of Energy and United States Department of Defense v. Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad Company, et al. AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. ACTION: Final Decision. The Surface Transportation Board (Board) has approved the settlement agreement (Agreement) negotiated by the United States Departments of Energy and Defense (the Government) on the one hand and BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) on the other hand; prescribed the Agreement’s rate and rate update methodology and revenue-to-variable cost (R/VC) ratios as the maximum reasonable rates; and continued to hold these proceedings in abeyance as to the remaining railroad defendants to permit continued settlement negotiations. DATES: Effective Date: The decision is effective on September 25, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marc Lerner, (202) 245–0390. [Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the hearing impaired: 1–800–877–8339.] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In a decision served on August 26, 2013, the Board, under 49 U.S.C. 10704, approved the Agreement negotiated by the Government and BNSF to settle these rate reasonableness complaints as between them only. The Agreement— which applies broadly to the nationwide movement on BNSF’s lines of irradiated spent fuel, parts and constituents; spent nuclear fuel moving from a foreign country to the United States for disposal; empty casks; radioactive waste materials; and buffer and escort cars (collectively, Covered Movements) and is structured to cover movements to or from unanticipated geographic areas or in as-yet-unknown types of ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:45 Aug 23, 2013 Jkt 229001 equipment—is to be implemented by BNSF tendering rate quotations to the Government under 49 U.S.C. 10721. In addition, the Board: (1) Prescribed the Agreement’s rate and rate update methodology and R/VC ratios (not to exceed 1.80, 2.50, or 3.51 times the shipment cost, depending on commodity type, using BNSF’s most current system-average variable costs computed using the Board’s Uniform Railroad Costing System) to establish the maximum reasonable rates; (2) dismissed BNSF as a defendant in these proceedings; (3) extinguished all of BNSF’s liability and that of its predecessors and subsidiaries for all reparations on past shipments of Covered Movements in which they participated, both insofar as the Government is involved and insofar as any connecting rail carrier may seek contribution; (4) preserved the liability of connecting carriers for reparations as to their portion of the charges assessed on through routes that include(d) BNSF; (5) relieved BNSF from any further requirement to participate in these proceedings, except in response to a properly issued subpoena under the Board’s rules; and (6) continued to hold these proceedings in abeyance, subject to the Government reporting quarterly to the Board on the progress of settlement negotiations with remaining railroad defendants. The Board also: (1) Endorsed the Agreement’s non-participation clause, Paragraph 14, ‘‘Reparation Claims and Rate Challenges Extinguished,’’ ruling that it will not entertain crosscomplaints under 49 CFR 1111.4(c) against BNSF in proceedings involving the Government’s claims for reparations against connecting carriers; (2) clarified that the terms and obligations of the Agreement, including the prescribed rate and rate update methodologies and maximum R/VC ratios, will be binding only as between the Government and BNSF, will have no precedential effect as to the reasonableness of the rates or the common carrier obligations of nonconsenting rail carrier parties in future proceedings or negotiations, and will not be considered a presumptive model for negotiations between CSXT and the Government; and (3 dismissed BNSF as a party from (a) the Government’s pending motion, filed in this proceeding on October 3, 1994, to sever issues relating to the quantity of service, including number of routes open for moving radioactive materials nationwide, and to consolidate tariff questions, and (b) the railroad defendants’ pending petition, filed on January 18, 1996, to dismiss the complaints in these proceedings. PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Board’s decision is available on our Web site at www.stb.dot.gov. Decided: August 19, 2013. By the Board, Chairman Elliott, Vice Chairman Begeman, and Commissioner Mulvey. Derrick A. Gardner, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2013–20735 Filed 8–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request August 20, 2013. The Department of the Treasury will submit the following information collection requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13, on or after the date of publication of this notice. DATES: Comments should be received on or before September 25, 2013 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, or any other aspect of the information collection, including suggestion for reducing the burden, to (1) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for Treasury, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, or email at OIRA_Submission@ OMB.EOP.GOV and (2) Treasury PRA Clearance Officer, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 8140, Washington, DC 20220, or email at PRA@treasury.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 927–5331, email at PRA@treasury.gov, or the entire information collection request maybe found at www.reginfo.gov. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) OMB Number: 1545–0962. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Title: Tax Information Security Guidelines for Federal, State, and Local Agencies. Abstract: Internal Revenue Code section 6103(p) requires that IRS provide periodic reports to Congress describing safeguard procedures, utilized by agencies which receive information from the IRS, to protect the confidentiality of the information. This section also requires that these agencies furnish reports to the IRS describing their safeguards. E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 165 (Monday, August 26, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52821-52822]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-20640]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2013-0146]


Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal pipeline safety laws, PHMSA is 
publishing this notice of a special permit request we have received 
from a pipeline operator, seeking relief from compliance with certain 
requirements in the Federal pipeline safety regulations. This notice 
seeks public comments on this request, including comments on any safety 
or environmental impacts. At the conclusion of the 30-day comment 
period, PHMSA will evaluate the request and determine whether to grant 
or deny a special permit.

DATES: Submit any comments regarding this special permit request by 
September 25, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Comments should reference the docket number for the specific 
special permit request 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: Docket Management System: U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: Docket Management System: U.S. Department 
of Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590 between 
9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays.
    Instructions: You should identify the docket number for the special 
permit request you are commenting on at the beginning of your comments. 
If you submit your comments by mail, please submit two copies. To 
receive confirmation that PHMSA has received your comments, please 
include a self-addressed stamped postcard. Internet users may submit 
comments 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: General: Kay McIver by telephone at 
202-366-0113, or email at kay.mciver@dot.gov.
    Technical: Steve Nanney by telephone at 713 272 2855, or email at 
Steve.Nanney@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PHMSA has received a request for a special 
permit from a pipeline operator seeking relief from compliance with 
certain pipeline safety regulations. The request includes a technical 
analysis provided by the operator. The request has been filed at 
www.Regulations.gov and assigned a docket number. We invite interested 
persons to participate by reviewing this special permit request at 
https://www.Regulations.gov, and by submitting written comments, data or 
other views. Please include any comments on potential environmental 
impacts that may result if this special permit is granted.
    Before acting on this special permit request, PHMSA will evaluate 
all comments received on or before the comments closing date. Comments 
will be evaluated after this date if it is possible to do so without 
incurring additional expense or delay. PHMSA will consider each 
relevant comment we receive in making our decision to grant or deny a 
request.
    PHMSA has received the following special permit request:

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                                                                                               Nature of special
          Docket No.                      Requester                Regulation(s) affected           permit
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PHMSA-2013-0146...............  North Slope Borough, Alaska..  49 CFR 192.939...............  To authorize the
                                                                                               North Slope
                                                                                               Borough, Alaska
                                                                                               variance from 49
                                                                                               CFR 192.939 for
                                                                                               the reassessment
                                                                                               interval of its 6-
                                                                                               inch Natural Gas
                                                                                               Transmission Line
                                                                                               that runs from
                                                                                               South Barrow Gas
                                                                                               Fields,
                                                                                               approximately 4
                                                                                               miles southeast
                                                                                               of the City of
                                                                                               Barrow, to the
                                                                                               Barrow Utilities
                                                                                               & Electric
                                                                                               Cooperative Inc.
                                                                                               (BUECI) in the
                                                                                               city of Borough,
                                                                                               Alaska. The total
                                                                                               length of the
                                                                                               pipeline is
                                                                                               29,000 feet.
                                                                                              On June 4, 2013,
                                                                                               North Slope
                                                                                               Borough Assembly,
                                                                                               identified and
                                                                                               allocated funding
                                                                                               for the
                                                                                               construction of a
                                                                                               new secondary
                                                                                               redundant
                                                                                               pipeline. North
                                                                                               Slope Borough
                                                                                               requested relief
                                                                                               from the
                                                                                               requirements of
                                                                                               Sec.   192.939
                                                                                               until December
                                                                                               31, 2016. This is
                                                                                               to allow for
                                                                                               completion of the
                                                                                               new pipeline and
                                                                                               removal of the
                                                                                               current pipeline
                                                                                               from service, in
                                                                                               order to address
                                                                                               the reassessment
                                                                                               requirements
                                                                                               without creating
                                                                                               a hazard or loss
                                                                                               of product supply
                                                                                               to the Alaska
                                                                                               community.
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    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 60118 (c)(1) and 49 CFR 1.53.

    Issued in Washington, DC on August 20, 2013.
Jeffrey D. Wiese,
Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety.
[FR Doc. 2013-20640 Filed 8-23-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-60-P