Public Forum-Rail Safety: Transportation of Crude Oil and Ethanol, 20922-20923 [2014-08262]

Download as PDF 20922 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 71 / Monday, April 14, 2014 / Notices Signed at Washington, DC, on April 9, 2014. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2014–08306 Filed 4–11–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P MORRIS K. UDALL AND STEWART L. UDALL FOUNDATION Sunshine Act Meetings 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 24, 2014. PLACE: The offices of the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation, 130 South Scott Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701. STATUS: This meeting of the Board of Trustees will be open to the public, unless it is necessary for the Board to consider items in executive session. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: (1) Appropriations Update; (2) Financial Update; (3) Consent Agenda Approval, including the Minutes of the November 12, 2013, Board of Trustees Meeting and Program Reports; (4) Resolution regarding Transfer of Funds to the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy; (5) Internal Controls Update; (6) Board of Trustees Ethics Training; (7) Contracting Update; (8) U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution Sustainability Plan Update; (9) Review of Foundation HR Policies; and (10) Internal Personnel Matters. PORTIONS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: All agenda items except as noted below. PORTIONS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC: Executive Session to Discuss Internal Personnel Matters. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Philip J. Lemanski, Executive Director, 130 South Scott Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701, (520) 901–8500. TIME AND DATE: Dated: April 7, 2014. Philip J. Lemanski, Executive Director, Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation, and Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–08239 Filed 4–11–14; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 6820–FN–M NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Sunshine Act Meetings; National Science Board The National Science Board’s Election Committee, pursuant to NSF regulations (45 CFR Part 614), the National Science Foundation Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:39 Apr 11, 2014 Jkt 232001 1862n-5), and the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552b), hereby gives notice of the scheduling of a teleconference for the transaction of National Science Board business, as follows: DATE & TIME: Friday, April 18, 2014, 3:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m. EDT. SUBJECT MATTER: Chairman’s remarks; discussion of nominations for NSB Chairman and Vice Chairman for the 2104—2016 term. STATUS: Closed This meeting will be held by teleconference. Please refer to the National Science Board Web site www.nsf.gov/nsb for additional information and schedule updates (time, place, subject matter or status of meeting). Point of contact for this meeting is Ann Bushmiller (abushmil@ nsf.gov). Ann Bushmiller, Senior Counsel to the National Science Board. [FR Doc. 2014–08411 Filed 4–10–14; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD Public Forum—Rail Safety: Transportation of Crude Oil and Ethanol On Tuesday and Wednesday, April 22–23, 2014, The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will convene a forum titled Rail Safety: Transportation of Crude Oil and Ethanol. 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. 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 four topic areas covering: • Tank Car Design, Construction, and Crashworthiness • Rail Operations and Approaches to Risk Management • Emergency Response to Tank Car Releases of Crude Oil and Ethanol • Federal Oversight and Industry Initiatives Related to Crude Oil and Ethanol Transportation by Rail The forum will also review tank car accidents involving crude oil and ethanol releases and the NTSB recommendations associated with these accidents. The forum’s goal is to better understand how railroads currently manage crude oil and ethanol transportation, how to reduce accidents and improve emergency preparedness, PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and what steps are needed to improve tank car design to minimize risks to the safety of first responders and the public during and immediately following accidents. In addition, the forum will update the Board on the progress being made to address NTSB recommendations dealing with tank car design, emergency response, and risk assessment. Invited panelists will include the Federal Railroad Administration, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, railroad owners and operators, researchers, emergency responders, and industry groups. Below is the preliminary agenda Tuesday, April 22, 2014 (9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.) 1. Opening Statement by Chairman Hersman 2. Opening presentations by the NTSB 3. Presentations on: Tank Car Design, Construction, and Crashworthiness 4. Questions from the Technical Panel and Board of Inquiry 5. Presentations on: Rail Operations and Approaches to Risk Management 6. Questions from the Technical Panel and Board of Inquiry 7. Closing Statement by Chairman Hersman Wednesday, April 23, 2014 (9:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.) 1. Opening Statement by Chairman Hersman 2. Presentations on: Emergency Response to Tank Car Releases of Crude Oil and Ethanol 3. Questions from the Technical Panel and Board of Inquiry 4. Presentations on: Federal Oversight and Industry Initiatives Related to Crude Oil and Ethanol Transportation by Rail 5. Questions from the Technical Panel and Board of Inquiry 6. Closing Statement by Chairman Hersman The full agenda and a list of participants can be found at the following web address: http:// www.ntsb.gov/crudeandethanolforum. The hearing docket is DCA14SS004. 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 hearing in person or by live webcast at www.ntsb.gov. Webcast archives are generally available by the end of the next day following the hearing, and webcasts are archived for a period of 3 months from after the date of the event. Individuals requiring reasonable accommodation and/or wheelchair access directions should contact Ms. E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 71 / Monday, April 14, 2014 / Notices Rochelle Hall at (202) 314–6305 or by email at Rochelle.Hall@ntsb.gov by Wednesday, April 16, 2014. NTSB Media Contact: Eric Weiss— eric.weiss@ntsb.gov. NTSB Forum Manager: Matthew Nicholson—matthew.nicholson@ ntsb.gov. Dated: April 4, 2014. Candi R. Bing, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–08262 Filed 4–11–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7533–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. NRC–2014–0083] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of pending NRC action to submit an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and solicitation of public comment. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites public comment about our intention to request the OMB’s approval for renewal of an existing information collection that is summarized below. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Information pertaining to the requirement to be submitted: 1. The title of the information collection: Notice of Enforcement Discretion for Operating Power Reactors and Gaseous Diffusion Plants (NRC Enforcement Policy). 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150–0136. 3. How often the collection is required: On occasion. 4. Who is required or asked to report: Those licensees that voluntarily request enforcement discretion through the notice of enforcement discretion (NOED) process, and are granted enforcement discretion. 5. The number of annual respondents: 12. 6. The number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 1492. 7. Abstract: The NRC’s Enforcement Policy includes the circumstances in which the NRC may grant an NOED. On occasion, circumstances arise when a power plant licensee’s compliance with mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:39 Apr 11, 2014 Jkt 232001 a Technical Specification (TS) Limiting Condition for Operation or any other license condition would involve an unnecessary plant shutdown. Similarly, for a gaseous diffusion plant, circumstances may arise where compliance with a Technical Safety Requirement (TSR) or other condition would unnecessarily call for a total plant shutdown, or, compliance would unnecessarily place the plant in a condition where safety, safeguards or security features were degraded or inoperable. In these circumstances, a licensee or certificate holder may request that the NRC exercise enforcement discretion, and the NRC staff may choose to not enforce the applicable TS, TSR, or other license or certificate condition. This enforcement discretion is designated as a NOED. A licensee or certificate holder seeking the issuance of an NOED must document the safety basis for the request, including an evaluation of the safety significance and potential consequences of the proposed request, a description of proposed compensatory measures, a justification for the duration of the request, the basis for the licensee’s or certificate holder’s conclusion that the request does not have a potential adverse impact on the public health and safety, and does not involve adverse consequences to the environment, and any other information the NRC staff deems necessary before making a decision to exercise discretion. In addition, the NRC’s Enforcement Policy includes a provision allowing licensees to voluntarily adopt fire protection requirements contained in the National Fire Protection Association Standard 805, ‘‘Performance Based Standard for Fire Protection for Light Water Reactor Electric Generating Plants, 2001 Edition’’ (NFPA 805). Licensees who wish to implement the risk-informed process in NFPA 805 must submit a letter of intent to the NRC. Licensees who wish to withdraw from the NFPA 805 risk informed process must submit a letter of retraction. Submit, by June 13, 2014, comments that address the following questions: 1. Is the proposed collection of information necessary for the NRC to properly perform its functions? Does the information have practical utility? 2. Is the burden estimate accurate? 3. Is there a way to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected? 4. How can the burden of the information collection be minimized, including the use of automated PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20923 collection techniques or other forms of information technology? The public may examine and have copied for a fee publicly-available documents, including the draft supporting statement, at the NRC’s Public Document Room, Room O–1F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC’s Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/ public-involve/doc-comment/omb/. The document will be available on the NRC’s home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments submitted in writing or in electronic form will be made available for public inspection. Because your comments will not be edited to remove any identifying or contact information, the NRC cautions you against including any information in your submission that you do not want to be publicly disclosed. Comments submitted should reference Docket No. NRC–2014–0083. You may submit your comments by any of the following methods: Electronic comments go to http:// www.regulations.gov and search for Docket No. NRC–2014–0083. Mail comments to Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Kristen Benney (T–5 F50), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. Questions about the information collection requirements may be directed to the Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Kristen Benney (T–5 F50), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415– 6355, or by email to INFOCOLLECTS.Resource@NRC.GOV. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 8th day of April, 2014. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Kristen Benney, Acting NRC Clearance Officer, Office of Information Services. [FR Doc. 2014–08252 Filed 4–11–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. NRC–2014–0027] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of pending NRC action to submit an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and solicitation of public comment. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 71 (Monday, April 14, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20922-20923]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-08262]


=======================================================================
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD


Public Forum--Rail Safety: Transportation of Crude Oil and 
Ethanol

    On Tuesday and Wednesday, April 22-23, 2014, The National 
Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will convene a forum titled Rail 
Safety: Transportation of Crude Oil and Ethanol. 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. 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 four topic areas covering:

 Tank Car Design, Construction, and Crashworthiness
 Rail Operations and Approaches to Risk Management
 Emergency Response to Tank Car Releases of Crude Oil and 
Ethanol
 Federal Oversight and Industry Initiatives Related to Crude 
Oil and Ethanol Transportation by Rail

    The forum will also review tank car accidents involving crude oil 
and ethanol releases and the NTSB recommendations associated with these 
accidents. The forum's goal is to better understand how railroads 
currently manage crude oil and ethanol transportation, how to reduce 
accidents and improve emergency preparedness, and what steps are needed 
to improve tank car design to minimize risks to the safety of first 
responders and the public during and immediately following accidents. 
In addition, the forum will update the Board on the progress being made 
to address NTSB recommendations dealing with tank car design, emergency 
response, and risk assessment. Invited panelists will include the 
Federal Railroad Administration, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials 
Safety Administration, railroad owners and operators, researchers, 
emergency responders, and industry groups. Below is the preliminary 
agenda

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 (9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)

    1. Opening Statement by Chairman Hersman
    2. Opening presentations by the NTSB
    3. Presentations on: Tank Car Design, Construction, and 
Crashworthiness
    4. Questions from the Technical Panel and Board of Inquiry
    5. Presentations on: Rail Operations and Approaches to Risk 
Management
    6. Questions from the Technical Panel and Board of Inquiry
    7. Closing Statement by Chairman Hersman

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 (9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)

    1. Opening Statement by Chairman Hersman
    2. Presentations on: Emergency Response to Tank Car Releases of 
Crude Oil and Ethanol
    3. Questions from the Technical Panel and Board of Inquiry
    4. Presentations on: Federal Oversight and Industry Initiatives 
Related to Crude Oil and Ethanol Transportation by Rail
    5. Questions from the Technical Panel and Board of Inquiry
    6. Closing Statement by Chairman Hersman
    The full agenda and a list of participants can be found at the 
following web address: http://www.ntsb.gov/crudeandethanolforum.
    The hearing docket is DCA14SS004.
    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 hearing in person or by live webcast at 
www.ntsb.gov. Webcast archives are generally available by the end of 
the next day following the hearing, and webcasts are archived for a 
period of 3 months from after the date of the event.
    Individuals requiring reasonable accommodation and/or wheelchair 
access directions should contact Ms.

[[Page 20923]]

Rochelle Hall at (202) 314-6305 or by email at Rochelle.Hall@ntsb.gov 
by Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
    NTSB Media Contact: Eric Weiss_eric.weiss@ntsb.gov.
    NTSB Forum Manager: Matthew Nicholson_matthew.nicholson@ntsb.gov.

    Dated: April 4, 2014.
Candi R. Bing,
Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-08262 Filed 4-11-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 7533-01-P