Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit, 65429-65430 [2013-25838]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 211 / Thursday, October 31, 2013 / Notices Issued in Washington, DC, on October 25, 2013. Alan K. Mayberry, Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Programs. [FR Doc. 2013–25837 Filed 10–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2010–0041] Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA); DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Federal pipeline safety laws, PHMSA is publishing this notice of a special permit request 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 December 2, 2013. SUMMARY: Docket No. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES PHMSA–2010–0041 ........ VerDate Mar<15>2010 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. ADDRESSES: Note: Comments are posted without changes or edits to https:// www.Regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. There is a privacy Requester Williams Gas LLC (WGP). 19:21 Oct 30, 2013 Jkt 232001 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: Regulation(s) affected Pipeline PO 00000 65429 Company, Frm 00166 Nature of special permit 49 CFR 192.150 ............ To authorize the extension of a special permit issued to WGP on June 10, 2011, from its current expiration date of June 10, 2014 to December 31, 2014. PHMSA issued the June 10, 2011 special permit to WGP to waive compliance from Federal Regulations in 49 CFR 192.150 for one (1) segment of natural gas transmission pipeline, the Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line (Transco) Mainline ‘‘A’’ located in Chester County, Pennsylvania. The Federal pipeline safety regulations in 49 CFR 192.150 require that new transmission pipelines or replacement components of a transmission line be designed and constructed to accommodate the passage of instrumented internal inspection devices. This includes the replacement of line pipe, valves, fittings, or other pipeline components. The current configuration of the pipeline does not allow passage of commercially available internal inspection devices and, as a result, the pipeline is not in compliance with PHMSA regulations. The special permit would allow WGP to replace an approximate 2,100-foot segment of 30-inch pipeline with a 42-inch diameter pipeline at the Brandywine Creek, in Chester County, Pennsylvania. The 42-inch replacement pipeline would accommodate internal inspection devices. Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 65430 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 211 / Thursday, October 31, 2013 / Notices Docket No. Requester Regulation(s) affected Nature of special permit On August 8, 2012, WGP submitted an application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Committee (FERC) for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity. WGP experienced delays during this project with approvals from FERC and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP). FERC issued the requested certificate on July 18, 2013. On August 8, 2013, PADEP granted WGP an extension valid through December 31, 2015. With the other extensions in place WGP requested that PHMSA extend its special permit date to December 31, 2014. PHMSA’s extension would allow the revised construction project schedule to begin on March 3, 2014, with a targeted completion date of December 31, 2014. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 60118(c)(1) and 49 CFR 1.53. information collection request may be found at www.reginfo.gov. Issued in Washington, DC, on October 25, 2013. Alan K. Mayberry, Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Programs. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) OMB Number: 1513–0005. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Title: Letterhead Applications and Notices Filed by Brewers TTB REC 5130/2 and Brewer’s Notice TTB F 5130.10. Form: TTB F 5130.10. Abstract: The Internal Revenue Code requires brewers to file a notice of intent to operate a brewery. TTB F 5130.10 is similar to a permit and, when approved by TTB, is a brewer’s authorization to operate. Letterhead applications and notices are necessary to identify brewery activities so that TTB may ensure that proposed operations do not jeopardize Federal revenues. Affected Public: Private sector: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 22,305. [FR Doc. 2013–25838 Filed 10–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES October 28, 2013. The Department of the Treasury will submit the following information collection request 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 December 2, 2013 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, or any other aspect of the information collection, including suggestions 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 8141–D, Washington, DC 20220, or email at PRA@ treasury.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 622–1295, email at PRA@treasury.gov, or the entire VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:21 Oct 30, 2013 Jkt 232001 Dawn D. Wolfgang, Treasury PRA Clearance Officer. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 211 (Thursday, October 31, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65429-65430]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-25838]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2010-0041]


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 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 
December 2, 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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             Docket No.                     Requester        Regulation(s) affected    Nature of special permit
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PHMSA-2010-0041....................  Williams Gas Pipeline   49 CFR 192.150........  To authorize the extension
                                      Company, LLC (WGP).                             of a special permit issued
                                                                                      to WGP on June 10, 2011,
                                                                                      from its current
                                                                                      expiration date of June
                                                                                      10, 2014 to December 31,
                                                                                      2014.
                                                                                     PHMSA issued the June 10,
                                                                                      2011 special permit to WGP
                                                                                      to waive compliance from
                                                                                      Federal Regulations in 49
                                                                                      CFR 192.150 for one (1)
                                                                                      segment of natural gas
                                                                                      transmission pipeline, the
                                                                                      Transcontinental Gas Pipe
                                                                                      Line (Transco) Mainline
                                                                                      ``A'' located in Chester
                                                                                      County, Pennsylvania. The
                                                                                      Federal pipeline safety
                                                                                      regulations in 49 CFR
                                                                                      192.150 require that new
                                                                                      transmission pipelines or
                                                                                      replacement components of
                                                                                      a transmission line be
                                                                                      designed and constructed
                                                                                      to accommodate the passage
                                                                                      of instrumented internal
                                                                                      inspection devices. This
                                                                                      includes the replacement
                                                                                      of line pipe, valves,
                                                                                      fittings, or other
                                                                                      pipeline components.
                                                                                     The current configuration
                                                                                      of the pipeline does not
                                                                                      allow passage of
                                                                                      commercially available
                                                                                      internal inspection
                                                                                      devices and, as a result,
                                                                                      the pipeline is not in
                                                                                      compliance with PHMSA
                                                                                      regulations. The special
                                                                                      permit would allow WGP to
                                                                                      replace an approximate
                                                                                      2,100-foot segment of 30-
                                                                                      inch pipeline with a 42-
                                                                                      inch diameter pipeline at
                                                                                      the Brandywine Creek, in
                                                                                      Chester County,
                                                                                      Pennsylvania. The 42-inch
                                                                                      replacement pipeline would
                                                                                      accommodate internal
                                                                                      inspection devices.

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                                                                                     On August 8, 2012, WGP
                                                                                      submitted an application
                                                                                      to the Federal Energy
                                                                                      Regulatory Committee
                                                                                      (FERC) for a Certificate
                                                                                      of Public Convenience and
                                                                                      Necessity. WGP experienced
                                                                                      delays during this project
                                                                                      with approvals from FERC
                                                                                      and the Pennsylvania
                                                                                      Department of
                                                                                      Environmental Protection
                                                                                      (PADEP). FERC issued the
                                                                                      requested certificate on
                                                                                      July 18, 2013.
                                                                                     On August 8, 2013, PADEP
                                                                                      granted WGP an extension
                                                                                      valid through December 31,
                                                                                      2015. With the other
                                                                                      extensions in place WGP
                                                                                      requested that PHMSA
                                                                                      extend its special permit
                                                                                      date to December 31, 2014.
                                                                                      PHMSA's extension would
                                                                                      allow the revised
                                                                                      construction project
                                                                                      schedule to begin on March
                                                                                      3, 2014, with a targeted
                                                                                      completion date of
                                                                                      December 31, 2014.
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    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 60118(c)(1) and 49 CFR 1.53.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on October 25, 2013.
Alan K. Mayberry,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Programs.
[FR Doc. 2013-25838 Filed 10-30-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-60-P