Pipeline Safety: Meeting of the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee and the Liquid Pipeline Advisory Committee, 70623-70624 [2013-28249]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 26, 2013 / Notices F2308–1 Certification Regarding Lobbying for Contracts, Grants, Loans, and Cooperative Agreements. ACTION: SIGNED CONFLICT OF INTEREST STATEMENTS The statements must say that they, or members of their immediate families, do not have a personal, business or financial interest in any DOT-funded transportation projects, nor any relationships with local or state transportation agencies that may have the appearance of a conflict of interest. SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2013–28363 Filed 11–25–13; 8:45 am] Background BILLING CODE 4910–9X––P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–1999–6439, Notice No. 24] Adjustment of Nationwide Significant Risk Threshold Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT). emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Applying the fatality rate and injury rate to the probable number of fatalities and casualties predicted to occur at each of the 42,544 identified crossings and the predicted cost of the associated injuries and fatalities, FRA calculates the NSRT to be 14,347. Accordingly, this updated NSRT value will serve as one threshold of permissible risk for quiet zones established across the nation pursuant to 49 CFR part 222. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:04 Nov 25, 2013 In accordance with appendix D to title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 222, Use of Locomotive Horns at Public Highway-Rail Grade Crossings, FRA is updating the Nationwide Significant Risk Threshold (NSRT). This action is needed to ensure that the public has the proper threshold of permissible risk for calculating quiet zones established in relationship to the NSRT. This is the sixth update to the NSRT, which is increasing from 13,722 to 14,347. DATES: The effective date of this notice is November 26, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ronald Ries, Office of Railroad Safety, FRA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, (202) 493–6299, Ronald.Ries@dot.gov; or Kathryn Shelton, Office of Chief Counsel, FRA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, (202) 493–6038, Kathryn.Shelton@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Jkt 232001 The NSRT is an average of the risk indexes for gated public crossings nationwide where train horns are routinely sounded. FRA developed this risk index to serve as one threshold of permissible risk for quiet zones established across the nation under 49 CFR part 222, Use of Locomotive Horns at Public Highway-Rail Grade Crossings. Thus, a community that is trying to establish and/or maintain its quiet zone, pursuant to 49 CFR part 222, can compare the Quiet Zone Risk Index calculated for its specific crossing corridor to the NSRT to determine whether sufficient measures have been taken to compensate for the excess risk that results from prohibiting routine sounding of the locomotive horn. (In the alternative, a community can establish its quiet zone in comparison to the Risk Index With Horns, which is defined in 49 CFR 222.9 as a measure of risk to the motoring public when locomotive horns are routinely sounded at every public highway-rail grade crossing within a quiet zone.) FRA has been updating the NSRT since 2006, when it was calculated to be 17,030 (71 FR 47614, August 17, 2006). In 2007, FRA recalculated the NSRT to be 19,047 (72 FR 14850, March 29, 2007). In 2008, FRA recalculated the NSRT to be 17,610 (73 FR 30661, May 28, 2008). In 2009, FRA recalculated the NSRT to be 18,775 (74 FR 45270, September 1, 2009). In 2010, FRA recalculated the NSRT to be 14,007 (75 FR 82136, December 29, 2010). FRA’s last update to the NSRT was made in 2012, when it was calculated to be 13,722 (77 FR 546, January 5, 2012). New NSRT Using collision data over a five-year period from 2008 to 2012, FRA has recalculated the NSRT based on formulas identified in appendix D to 49 CFR part 222. In making this recalculation, FRA noted that the total number of gated crossings nationwide where train horns are routinely sounded was 42,544. Issued in Washington, DC on November 21, 2013. Robert C. Lauby, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [FR Doc. 2013–28298 Filed 11–25–13; 8:45 am] [Docket No. PHMSA–2009–0203] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P PO 00000 Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Pipeline Safety: Meeting of the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee and the Liquid Pipeline Advisory Committee Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. AGENCY: Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1 EN26NO13.204</GPH> 12. STANDARD FORM 424 Complete Standard Form 424 Application for Federal Assistance. Note: All forms can be downloaded from U.S. Department of Transportation Web site at https://www.dot.gov/gsearch/424%2Bform. PLEASE BE SURE THAT ALL FORMS HAVE BEEN SIGNED BY AN AUTHORIZED OFFICIAL WHO CAN LEGALLY REPRESENT THE ORGANIZATION. Issued in Washington, DC on November 18, 2013. Brandon Neal, Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation . Notice of adjustment of Nationwide Significant Risk Threshold. 70623 70624 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 26, 2013 / Notices Notice of advisory committee meeting. ACTION: This notice announces a public meeting of the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee (GPAC) also known as the Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, and the Liquid Pipeline Advisory Committee (LPAC) also known as the Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee. The committees will meet in a joint session to consider a proposed rule to incorporate by reference two new standards (one partially) and 21 updated editions of currently referenced standards in 49 CFR Parts 192, 193, and 195. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST. ADDRESSES: The committee members will take part in this joint meeting by telephone conference call. The public may participate in the meeting via telephone conference call, or at the U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, Room E27–302. The conference call number and any additional information will be published on the PHMSA Web site at https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/public, under ‘‘News and Updates’’ on the homepage. Participants who plan to attend in person should register in advance at https:// primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/ MtgHome.mtg?mtg=93. The meeting will not be webcast; however, presentations will be available on the meeting Web site and posted in the E-Gov Web site at https:// www.regulations.gov under Docket Number PHMSA–2013–2003 within 30 days following the meeting. You may submit comments, identified by Docket Number PHMSA–2009–0203, by any of the following methods: E-Gov Web: https:// www.regulations.gov. This site allows the public to enter comments on any Federal Register notice issued by any agency. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Mail: Docket Management System: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Hand Delivery or Courier: U.S. Department of Transportation Docket Management System: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Fax: 202–493–2251. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:04 Nov 25, 2013 Jkt 232001 Instructions: Identify the Docket Number PHMSA–2009–0203, at the beginning of your comments. If you submit your comments by mail, submit two copies. If you wish to receive confirmation that PHMSA received your comments, include a self-addressed stamped postcard. Internet users may submit comments at https:// www.regulations.gov. Note: All comments received will be posted without edits to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading below. Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000, (65 FR 19477–78) or you may visit https://docketsinfo.dot.gov. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets. Alternatively, you may review the documents in person at the street address listed above. Information on Services for Individuals with Disabilities For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities, or to seek special assistance at the meeting, please contact Cheryl Whetsel at 202–366–4431 by December 10, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about the meeting, contact Cheryl Whetsel by phone at 202–366– 4431 or by email at cheryl.whetsel@ dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Meeting Details Members of the public may participate via telephone conference or make a statement during the advisory committee meeting. If you intend to make a statement, please notify PHMSA in advance by forwarding an email to cheryl.whetsel@dot.gov by December 10, 2013. II. Committee Background The GPAC and LPAC are statutorilymandated advisory committees that advise PHMSA on proposed safety standards, risk assessments, and safety policies for natural gas pipelines and for hazardous liquid pipelines. Both committees were established under the PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 5 U.S.C. App. 1) and the pipeline safety law (49 U.S.C. Chap. 601). Each committee consists of 15 members—with membership evenly divided among the Federal and state government, the regulated industry, and the public. The committees advise PHMSA on the technical feasibility, practicability, and cost-effectiveness of each proposed pipeline safety standard. III. Agenda On Tuesday, December 17, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. the GPAC and LPAC will participate in a joint meeting. A detailed agenda will be published on the PHMSA Web site at https:// www.phmsa.dot.gov/. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 60102, 60115; 60118. Issued in Washington, DC on November 19, 2013. Alan K. Mayberry, Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Programs. [FR Doc. 2013–28249 Filed 11–25–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency [Docket ID OCC–2013–0005] Guidance on Supervisory Concerns and Expectations Regarding Deposit Advance Products Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Treasury (OCC). ACTION: Final guidance. AGENCY: The OCC is issuing final supervisory guidance entitled ‘‘Guidance on Supervisory Concerns and Expectations Regarding Deposit Advance Products’’ (Guidance), which addresses safe and sound banking practices and consumer protection in connection with deposit advance products. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Piepergerdes, Director for Retail Credit Risk, (202) 649–6220; Kimberly Hebb, Director for Compliance Policy, (202) 649–5470; Kenneth Lennon, Assistant Director for Community and Consumer Law, (202) 649–6350; Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20219. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Introduction The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is issuing the Guidance to clarify the OCC’s application of principles of safe and sound banking E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2009-0203]


Pipeline Safety: Meeting of the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee 
and the Liquid Pipeline Advisory Committee

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

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ACTION: Notice of advisory committee meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces a public meeting of the Gas Pipeline 
Advisory Committee (GPAC) also known as the Technical Pipeline Safety 
Standards Committee, and the Liquid Pipeline Advisory Committee (LPAC) 
also known as the Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards 
Committee. The committees will meet in a joint session to consider a 
proposed rule to incorporate by reference two new standards (one 
partially) and 21 updated editions of currently referenced standards in 
49 CFR Parts 192, 193, and 195.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, from 
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST.

ADDRESSES: The committee members will take part in this joint meeting 
by telephone conference call. The public may participate in the meeting 
via telephone conference call, or at the U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, Room 
E27-302. The conference call number and any additional information will 
be published on the PHMSA Web site at https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/public, 
under ``News and Updates'' on the homepage. Participants who plan to 
attend in person should register in advance at https://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/MtgHome.mtg?mtg=93.
    The meeting will not be webcast; however, presentations will be 
available on the meeting Web site and posted in the E-Gov Web site at 
https://www.regulations.gov under Docket Number PHMSA-2013-2003 within 
30 days following the meeting.
    You may submit comments, identified by Docket Number PHMSA-2009-
0203, by any of the following methods:
    E-Gov Web: https://www.regulations.gov. This site allows the public 
to enter comments on any Federal Register notice issued by any agency. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
    Mail: Docket Management System: U.S. Department of Transportation, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 
Washington, DC 20590-0001.
    Hand Delivery or Courier: U.S. Department of Transportation Docket 
Management System: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST, Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Fax: 202-493-2251.
    Instructions: Identify the Docket Number PHMSA-2009-0203, at the 
beginning of your comments. If you submit your comments by mail, submit 
two copies. If you wish to receive confirmation that PHMSA received 
your comments, include a self-addressed stamped postcard. Internet 
users may submit comments at https://www.regulations.gov.

    Note:  All comments received will be posted without edits to 
https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading below.

    Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic comments 
received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf 
of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT's 
complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on 
April 11, 2000, (65 FR 19477-78) or you may visit https://docketsinfo.dot.gov.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online 
instructions for accessing the dockets. Alternatively, you may review 
the documents in person at the street address listed above.

Information on Services for Individuals with Disabilities

    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities, or to seek special assistance at the meeting, please 
contact Cheryl Whetsel at 202-366-4431 by December 10, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about the meeting, 
contact Cheryl Whetsel by phone at 202-366-4431 or by email at 
cheryl.whetsel@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Meeting Details

    Members of the public may participate via telephone conference or 
make a statement during the advisory committee meeting. If you intend 
to make a statement, please notify PHMSA in advance by forwarding an 
email to cheryl.whetsel@dot.gov by December 10, 2013.

II. Committee Background

    The GPAC and LPAC are statutorily-mandated advisory committees that 
advise PHMSA on proposed safety standards, risk assessments, and safety 
policies for natural gas pipelines and for hazardous liquid pipelines. 
Both committees were established under the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 5 U.S.C. App. 1) and the pipeline safety law (49 
U.S.C. Chap. 601). Each committee consists of 15 members--with 
membership evenly divided among the Federal and state government, the 
regulated industry, and the public. The committees advise PHMSA on the 
technical feasibility, practicability, and cost-effectiveness of each 
proposed pipeline safety standard.

III. Agenda

    On Tuesday, December 17, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. the 
GPAC and LPAC will participate in a joint meeting. A detailed agenda 
will be published on the PHMSA Web site at https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/.

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 60102, 60115; 60118.

    Issued in Washington, DC on November 19, 2013.
Alan K. Mayberry,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Programs.
[FR Doc. 2013-28249 Filed 11-25-13; 8:45 am]
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