Waterway Suitability Assessment for Liquefied Hazardous Gas Facilities; Freeport, TX, 32565-32566 [2014-13145]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 108 / Thursday, June 5, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2014–0040] Waterway Suitability Assessment for Liquefied Hazardous Gas Facilities; Freeport, TX Coast Guard, DHS. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard, at Sector Houston-Galveston, announces receipt of a Letter of Intent (LOI) and Waterways Suitability Assessment (WSA) for a proposed construction project to modify existing petroleum product import/export facilities to add Liquefied Hazardous Gas (LHG) operations in Freeport, Texas. The LOI and WSA were submitted by Phillips 66. The Coast Guard is notifying the public of this action to solicit public comments on the proposed construction to add Liquefied Hazardous Gas (LHG) operations to the existing facility. DATES: Comments and related material must be received on or before July 7, 2014. SUMMARY: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2014–0040 using any one of the following methods: (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. (2) Fax: 202–493–2251. (3) Mail or Delivery: Docket Management Facility (M–30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Deliveries accepted between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is 202– 366–9329. To avoid duplication, please use only one of these three methods. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for instructions on submitting comments. ADDRESSES: If you have questions on this notice of availability, call or email LTjg William Stewart, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 409–978–2730, email William.a.stewart@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Cheryl Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:59 Jun 04, 2014 Jkt 232001 Public Participation and Request for Comments: The Coast Guard encourages public participation. We request that you submit comments and related materials in response to this notice. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. Submitting comments: If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this notice, USCG–2014– 0040, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and related material online at http:// www.regulations.gov, or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. If you submit a comment online, it will be considered received by the Coast Guard when you successfully transmit the comment. If you fax, hand deliver, or mail your comment, it will be considered as having been received by the Coast Guard when it is received at the Docket Management Facility. We recommend that you include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a telephone number in the body of your document so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your submission. To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type the docket number (USCG–2014–0040) in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Then click on ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ on the line associated with this notice. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. Viewing comments and documents: To view comments, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type the docket number (USCG–2014–0040) in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rulemaking. You may also visit the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Privacy Act: Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32565 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 a Privacy Act notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). Public meeting: We do not now plan to hold a public meeting. But you may submit a request for one, using one of the methods specified under ADDRESSES. Please explain why you believe a public meeting would be beneficial. If, based on requests or comments received, the Coast Guard determines that a public meeting would aid this evaluation and subsequent recommendation, we will hold one at a time and place announced by a later notice in the Federal Register. Discussion: Under 33 CFR 127.007, an owner or operator planning new construction to expand or modify marine terminal operations in an existing facility handling LNG or LHG, where the construction, expansion, or modification would result in an increase in the size and/or frequency of LNG or LHG marine traffic on the waterway associated with a proposed facility or modification to an existing facility, must submit an LOI to the Captain of the Port (COTP) of the zone in which the facility is or will be located. Under 33 CFR 127.009, after receiving an LOI, the COTP issues a Letter of Recommendation (LOR) as to the suitability of the waterway for LNG or LHG marine traffic to the appropriate jurisdictional authorities. The LOR is based on a series of factors outlined in 33 CFR 127.009 that relate to the physical nature of the affected waterway and issues of safety and security associated with LNG or LHG marine traffic on the affected waterway. The purpose of this notice is to solicit public comments on the proposed construction project to modify existing facilities to add LHG operations as submitted by Phillips 66 in Freeport, Texas. Input from the public may be useful to the COTP with respect to developing the LOR. The Coast Guard requests comments to help assess the suitability of the associated waterway for increased LHG marine traffic as it relates to navigation, safety, and security. On January 24, 2011, the Coast Guard published Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01–2011, ‘‘Guidance Related to Waterfront Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Facilities.’’ NVIC 01–2011 provides guidance for owners and operators seeking approval to construct and operate LNG facilities. While NVIC 01–2011 is specific to LNG, it provides useful process information E:\FR\FM\05JNN1.SGM 05JNN1 32566 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 108 / Thursday, June 5, 2014 / Notices and guidance for owners and operators seeking approval to construct and operate or expand LHG facilities as well. The Coast Guard will refer to NVIC 01– 2011 for process information and guidance in evaluating the project included in the LOI and WSA submitted by Phillips 66. A copy of NVIC 01–2011 is available for viewing in the public docket for this notice and also on the Coast Guard’s Web site at http:// www.uscg.mil/hq/cg5/nvic/2010s.asp. This notice is issued under authority of 33 U.S.C. 1223–1225, Department of Homeland Security Delegation Number 0170.1(70), 33 CFR 127.009, and 33 CFR 103.205. Dated: May 21, 2014. B.K. Penoyer, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Houston-Galveston, Texas. [FR Doc. 2014–13145 Filed 6–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2014–0012; OMB No. 1660–0004] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Application for Participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will submit the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget for review and clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The submission will describe the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort and resources used by respondents to respond) and cost, and the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before July 7, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the Desk Officer for the Department of Homeland rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:59 Jun 04, 2014 Jkt 232001 Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and sent via electronic mail to oira.submission@ omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–5806. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection should be made to Director, Records Management Division, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472–3100, facsimile number (202) 212–4701, or email address FEMA-Information-CollectionsManagement@dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Collection of Information Title: Application for Participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Type of information collection: Revision of a currently approved information collection. OMB Number: 1660–0004. Form Titles and Numbers: FEMA Form 086–0–30, Application for Participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. Abstract: The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) provides flood insurance to the communities that apply for participation and make a commitment to adopt and enforce land use control measures that are established to reduce risk to people and property in flood-prone areas. The application form and supporting documentation will enable FEMA to continue to rapidly process new community applications and to thereby more quickly provide flood insurance protection to the residents in these communities. This collection has been updated to account for the burden hours associated with the communities’ floodplain development permitting process. To qualify for the NFIP, a participating community must adopt certain minimum standards in accordance with FEMA’s regulations at 44 CFR 60.3, 60.4, and 60.5. In order to verify whether communities maintain such standards, the NFIP requires participating communities to retain documentation on development taking place in the flood hazard areas within the community. 44 CFR 59.22. Such information will be made available to FEMA upon request. This information assists FEMA in evaluating the effectiveness of a community’s floodplain management program and, through that, the community’s continuing eligibility to participate in the program. In the past, the NFIP application did not account for burden hours associated with this collection of information. PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Application for Participation in the NFIP and the Community Development Permit Process are separate actions documented under the same collection. Affected Public: State, local or Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,344. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 221,121 hours. Estimated Cost: The estimated annual cost to respondents for the hour burden is $9,382,164.30. There are no annual costs to respondents operations and maintenance costs for technical services. There is no annual start-up or capital costs. The cost to the Federal Government is $74,788. Dated: May 28, 2014. Charlene D. Myrthil, Director, Records Management Division, Mission Support Bureau, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2014–13090 Filed 6–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA–2014–0019; OMB No. 1660–0103] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Property Acquisition and Relocation for Open Space Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, 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 a revision of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the Property Acquisition and Relocation for Open Space process as part of the administration of FEMA’s mitigation grant programs. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 4, 2014. ADDRESSES: To avoid duplicate submissions to the docket, please use only one of the following means to submit comments: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05JNN1.SGM 05JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 108 (Thursday, June 5, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2014-0040]


Waterway Suitability Assessment for Liquefied Hazardous Gas 
Facilities; Freeport, TX

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard, at Sector Houston-Galveston, announces 
receipt of a Letter of Intent (LOI) and Waterways Suitability 
Assessment (WSA) for a proposed construction project to modify existing 
petroleum product import/export facilities to add Liquefied Hazardous 
Gas (LHG) operations in Freeport, Texas. The LOI and WSA were submitted 
by Phillips 66. The Coast Guard is notifying the public of this action 
to solicit public comments on the proposed construction to add 
Liquefied Hazardous Gas (LHG) operations to the existing facility.

DATES: Comments and related material must be received on or before July 
7, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-
2014-0040 using any one of the following methods:
    (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
    (2) Fax: 202-493-2251.
    (3) Mail or Delivery: Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. 
Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001. Deliveries 
accepted between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except 
Federal holidays. The telephone number is 202-366-9329.
    To avoid duplication, please use only one of these three methods. 
See the ``Public Participation and Request for Comments'' portion of 
the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for instructions on 
submitting comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this notice 
of availability, call or email LTjg William Stewart, U.S. Coast Guard; 
telephone 409-978-2730, email William.a.stewart@uscg.mil. If you have 
questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Cheryl 
Collins, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Public Participation and Request for Comments: The Coast Guard 
encourages public participation. We request that you submit comments 
and related materials in response to this notice. All comments received 
will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov and will 
include any personal information you have provided.
    Submitting comments: If you submit a comment, please include the 
docket number for this notice, USCG-2014-0040, and provide a reason for 
each suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and 
related material online at http://www.regulations.gov, or by fax, mail, 
or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. If you submit 
a comment online, it will be considered received by the Coast Guard 
when you successfully transmit the comment. If you fax, hand deliver, 
or mail your comment, it will be considered as having been received by 
the Coast Guard when it is received at the Docket Management Facility. 
We recommend that you include your name and a mailing address, an email 
address, or a telephone number in the body of your document so that we 
can contact you if we have questions regarding your submission.
    To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov, 
type the docket number (USCG-2014-0040) in the ``SEARCH'' box and click 
``SEARCH.'' Then click on ``Submit a Comment'' on the line associated 
with this notice.
    If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them 
in an unbound format, no larger than 8\1/2\ by 11 inches, suitable for 
copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would 
like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, 
self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and 
material received during the comment period.
    Viewing comments and documents: To view comments, go to http://www.regulations.gov, type the docket number (USCG-2014-0040) in the 
``SEARCH'' box and click ``SEARCH.'' Click on Open Docket Folder on the 
line associated with this rulemaking. You may also visit the Docket 
Management Facility in Room W12-140 on the ground floor of the 
Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays.
    Privacy Act: Anyone can search the electronic form of 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 a 
Privacy Act notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 
2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316).
    Public meeting: We do not now plan to hold a public meeting. But 
you may submit a request for one, using one of the methods specified 
under ADDRESSES. Please explain why you believe a public meeting would 
be beneficial. If, based on requests or comments received, the Coast 
Guard determines that a public meeting would aid this evaluation and 
subsequent recommendation, we will hold one at a time and place 
announced by a later notice in the Federal Register.
    Discussion: Under 33 CFR 127.007, an owner or operator planning new 
construction to expand or modify marine terminal operations in an 
existing facility handling LNG or LHG, where the construction, 
expansion, or modification would result in an increase in the size and/
or frequency of LNG or LHG marine traffic on the waterway associated 
with a proposed facility or modification to an existing facility, must 
submit an LOI to the Captain of the Port (COTP) of the zone in which 
the facility is or will be located. Under 33 CFR 127.009, after 
receiving an LOI, the COTP issues a Letter of Recommendation (LOR) as 
to the suitability of the waterway for LNG or LHG marine traffic to the 
appropriate jurisdictional authorities. The LOR is based on a series of 
factors outlined in 33 CFR 127.009 that relate to the physical nature 
of the affected waterway and issues of safety and security associated 
with LNG or LHG marine traffic on the affected waterway.
    The purpose of this notice is to solicit public comments on the 
proposed construction project to modify existing facilities to add LHG 
operations as submitted by Phillips 66 in Freeport, Texas. Input from 
the public may be useful to the COTP with respect to developing the 
LOR. The Coast Guard requests comments to help assess the suitability 
of the associated waterway for increased LHG marine traffic as it 
relates to navigation, safety, and security.
    On January 24, 2011, the Coast Guard published Navigation and 
Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-2011, ``Guidance Related to 
Waterfront Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Facilities.'' NVIC 01-2011 
provides guidance for owners and operators seeking approval to 
construct and operate LNG facilities. While NVIC 01-2011 is specific to 
LNG, it provides useful process information

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and guidance for owners and operators seeking approval to construct and 
operate or expand LHG facilities as well. The Coast Guard will refer to 
NVIC 01-2011 for process information and guidance in evaluating the 
project included in the LOI and WSA submitted by Phillips 66. A copy of 
NVIC 01-2011 is available for viewing in the public docket for this 
notice and also on the Coast Guard's Web site at http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg5/nvic/2010s.asp.
    This notice is issued under authority of 33 U.S.C. 1223-1225, 
Department of Homeland Security Delegation Number 0170.1(70), 33 CFR 
127.009, and 33 CFR 103.205.

    Dated: May 21, 2014.
B.K. Penoyer,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Houston-Galveston, 
Texas.
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