Safety Advisory: Unauthorized Filling of Compressed Gas Cylinders, 58604-58605 [2013-23080]

Download as PDF 58604 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 24, 2013 / Notices Intended Commercial Use Of Vessel: ‘‘Private Vessel Charters, Passengers Only’’ Geographic Region: ‘‘Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, California, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska (excluding waters in Southeastern Alaska and waters North of a line between Gore Point to Cape Suckling [including the North Gulf Coast and Prince William Sound]).’’ The complete application is given in DOT docket MARAD–2013–0106 at https://www.regulations.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.flag vessels. 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By Order of the Maritime Administrator. Dated: September 16, 2013. Christine Gurland, Acting Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–23183 Filed 9–23–13; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4910–81–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:49 Sep 23, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2013–0210, Notice No. 13–16] 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 Beauchesne Fire Equipment located at 21 Freeman St. Attleboro Falls, MA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chris Michalski, Senior 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: chris.michalski@dot.gov SUMMARY: Agents from the U.S. DOT Inspector General’s Office in Cambridge, MA, with assistance from a PHMSA investigator from the Eastern Region Field Operations Office, recently conducted an investigation into allegations that Beauchesne Fire Equipment (BFE) represented high pressure DOT specification and special permit cylinders as requalified in accordance with the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Part 171– 180) without conducting the required hydrostatic testing. The investigation revealed that BFE marked approximately 5,900 high pressure compressed gas cylinders with test dates and Requalifier Identification Number (RIN) H557 in 2011 and 2012 without conducting the prescribed hydrostatic testing of these cylinders. On May 14, 2013, Aaron Beauchesne, the owner of BFE, pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts to violating the Federal hazardous materials transportation law (49 U.S.C. 5101–5128) relating to testing and requalification of compressed gas cylinders. 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 accordance with the HMR, a cylinder with compromised structural integrity may be returned to service when it is not safe or authorized for use. Extensive property damage, serious personal injury, or death could result from rupture of a cylinder. On September 18, 2013, PHMSA terminated the RIN Approval H557 issued to Beauchesne Fire Equipment. Any cylinder stamped with the RIN H557 with a test date in 2011 or 2012 should be considered unsafe and not authorized to be filled with hazardous material unless the cylinder is first properly visually examined and hydrostatically tested 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 September 18, 2013. R. Ryan Posten, Deputy Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety. [FR Doc. 2013–23104 Filed 9–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2013–0195, Notice No. 13–12] Safety Advisory: Unauthorized Filling of Compressed Gas Cylinders Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Safety Advisory Notice. AGENCY: This is to notify the public that PHMSA has confirmed that Komer Carbonic Corp., 12120 Cloverdale Street, Detroit, MI 48021, improperly filled and offered for transportation high pressure compressed gas cylinders (DOT Specification 3A, 3AA and 3AL) without verifying that they met the appropriate safety requirements for continued use. The US DOT PHMSA was alerted on July 5, 2013 and verified on July 9, 2013 that Komer Carbonic SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 24, 2013 / Notices Corp. filled and transported compressed gas cylinders without verifying their suitability for continued service. Komer Carbonic Corp. fills and offers cylinders containing Carbon dioxide, for restaurants and other establishments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Komer Carbonic Corp.: Mr. Dave Bamford, President or Mr. Mike Bamford, Vice President, 12120 Cloverdale Street, Detroit, MI 48204, Telephone 313–931–7373, to arrange for the return of these empty cylinders. As a result of an extensive investigation of cylinder fillers in the Detroit Metropolitan area, PHMSA determined that Komer Carbonic Corp. improperly filled various types of high pressure US DOT cylinders with compressed gases without verifying that they met the appropriate safety requirements for continued use. US DOT Cylinders filled with carbon dioxide must be successfully requalified through a visual inspection and a pressure test at least once every 5 years. Cylinders that are not properly requalified as required may not possess the structural integrity to safely contain their contents under pressure during normal transportation and use. Extensive property damage, serious personal injury, or death could result from a rupture of a cylinder. Because Komer Carbonic Corp. did not ensure their cylinders were requalified prior to filling them, and the potential exists for a catastrophic failure, PHMSA questions the condition of all of the cylinders owned and filled by Komer Carbonic Corp. in the past 5 years. These cylinders should be considered unsafe and unauthorized for the filling of hazardous material unless and until they are first subjected to a visual inspection and pressure test by an individual or company authorized by DOT to requalify DOT specification cylinders. Anyone who had their carbonated beverage service cylinders filled or provided by Komer Carbonic Corp. is advised to remove these cylinders from service immediately and contact a cylinder filler to have the cylinders depressurized. Komer Carbonic Corp. will contact their customers with further instructions on returning the empty cylinders. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Issued in Washington, DC, on September 18, 2013. R. Ryan Posten, Deputy Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety. [FR Doc. 2013–23080 Filed 9–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:49 Sep 23, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Revenue Procedure 2010– 52 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Revenue Procedure 2010–52, Extension of the Amortization Period. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before November 25, 2013 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Yvette Lawrence, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the revenue procedure should be directed to LaNita Van Dyke at Internal Revenue Service, room 6511, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the Internet at Lanita.VanDyke@irs.gov SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Extension of the Amortization Period. OMB Number: 1545–1890. Revenue Procedure Number: Revenue Procedure 2010–52. Abstract: Revenue Procedure 2010–52 describes the procedure by which the plan sponsor of a multiemployer pension plan my request and obtain approval of an extension of an amortization period in accordance with section 431(d) of the Code. Rev. Proc. 2008–67 superseded. Rev. Proc. 2010–4 modified. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the revenue procedure at this time. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations, not-for-profit institutions, and farms. Estimated Number of Respondents: 25. Estimated Annual Average Time Per Respondent: 100 hours. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58605 Estimated Total Annual Hours: 2,500. The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of information covered by this notice: An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to a collection of information must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and tax return information are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Approved: August 30, 2013. R. Joseph Durbala, IRS Tax Analyst. [FR Doc. 2013–23116 Filed 9–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 8453–EMP, Form 8453–F, Form 8453–FE, Form 8879–F, and 8879–EMP. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1

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[FR Doc No: 2013-23080]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2013-0195, Notice No. 13-12]


Safety Advisory: Unauthorized Filling of Compressed Gas Cylinders

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

ACTION: Safety Advisory Notice.

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SUMMARY: This is to notify the public that PHMSA has confirmed that 
Komer Carbonic Corp., 12120 Cloverdale Street, Detroit, MI 48021, 
improperly filled and offered for transportation high pressure 
compressed gas cylinders (DOT Specification 3A, 3AA and 3AL) without 
verifying that they met the appropriate safety requirements for 
continued use. The US DOT PHMSA was alerted on July 5, 2013 and 
verified on July 9, 2013 that Komer Carbonic

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Corp. filled and transported compressed gas cylinders without verifying 
their suitability for continued service. Komer Carbonic Corp. fills and 
offers cylinders containing Carbon dioxide, for restaurants and other 
establishments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Komer Carbonic Corp.: Mr. Dave 
Bamford, President or Mr. Mike Bamford, Vice President, 12120 
Cloverdale Street, Detroit, MI 48204, Telephone 313-931-7373, to 
arrange for the return of these empty cylinders.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As a result of an extensive investigation of 
cylinder fillers in the Detroit Metropolitan area, PHMSA determined 
that Komer Carbonic Corp. improperly filled various types of high 
pressure US DOT cylinders with compressed gases without verifying that 
they met the appropriate safety requirements for continued use. US DOT 
Cylinders filled with carbon dioxide must be successfully requalified 
through a visual inspection and a pressure test at least once every 5 
years. Cylinders that are not properly requalified as required may not 
possess the structural integrity to safely contain their contents under 
pressure during normal transportation and use. Extensive property 
damage, serious personal injury, or death could result from a rupture 
of a cylinder.
    Because Komer Carbonic Corp. did not ensure their cylinders were 
requalified prior to filling them, and the potential exists for a 
catastrophic failure, PHMSA questions the condition of all of the 
cylinders owned and filled by Komer Carbonic Corp. in the past 5 years. 
These cylinders should be considered unsafe and unauthorized for the 
filling of hazardous material unless and until they are first subjected 
to a visual inspection and pressure test by an individual or company 
authorized by DOT to requalify DOT specification cylinders. Anyone who 
had their carbonated beverage service cylinders filled or provided by 
Komer Carbonic Corp. is advised to remove these cylinders from service 
immediately and contact a cylinder filler to have the cylinders 
depressurized. Komer Carbonic Corp. will contact their customers with 
further instructions on returning the empty cylinders.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on September 18, 2013.
R. Ryan Posten,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety.
[FR Doc. 2013-23080 Filed 9-23-13; 8:45 am]
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