Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities, 56853-56854 [2014-22516]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 184 / Tuesday, September 23, 2014 / Notices sidewall, required by paragraph S6.5(f) of FMVSS No. 119, is incorrect. For the subject tires, the marking reads: Tread plies 2 polyamide ............... 1 aramid. Sidewall plies 2 polyamide The correct marking for these tires is: Tread plies 2 polyester ................. 1 aramid. Sidewall plies 2 polyester V. Rule Text: Paragraph S6.5(f) of FMVSS No. 119 requires in pertinent part: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES S6.5 Tire markings. Except as specified in this paragraph, each tire shall be marked on each sidewall with the information specified in paragraphs (a) through (j) of this section. The markings shall be placed between the maximum section width (exclusive of sidewall decorations or curb ribs) and the bead on at least one sidewall, unless the maximum section width of the tire is located in an area which is not more than one-fourth of the distance from the bead to the shoulder of the tire. If the maximum section width falls within that area, the markings shall appear between the bead and a point one-half the distance from the bead to the shoulder of the tire, on at least one sidewall. The markings shall be in letters and numerals not less than 2 mm (0.078 inch) high and raised above or sunk below the tire surface not less that 0.4 mm (0.015 inch), except that the marking depth shall be not less than 0.25mm (0.010 inch) in the case of motorcycle tires. The tire identification and the DOT symbol labeling shall comply with part 574 of this chapter. Markings may appear on only one sidewall and the entire sidewall area may be used in the case of motorcycle tires and recreational, boat, baggage, and special trailer tires. * * * (f) The actual number of plies and the composition of the ply cord material in the sidewall and, if different, in the tread area; *** V. Summary of MNA’s Analyses: MNA stated its belief that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety for the following reasons: (A) FMVSS Safety: The subject tires meet or exceed all of the minimum performance requirements of FMVSS No. 119 for motorcycle tires, and carry on their sidewalls all the other required markings of FMVSS No. 119. The content of these tires is as designed; it is only the marking of the generic material for the casing plies which is inconsistent with the content. Since the generic material marking does not influence the purchase nor the fitment of tires to vehicles, the above described noncompliance is viewed by MNA to have no impact on the performance of VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Sep 22, 2014 Jkt 232001 the tire, nor the associated motor vehicle safety. (B) Tire labeling: The subject tires contain the necessary tire material labeling information on at least one sidewall. The number of reinforcing plies in the tread, and in the sidewall, are correct. It is the descriptor for the generic material which is not consistent with the actual content of the tire— ‘‘Polyamide’’ in place of ‘‘Polyester.’’ Since this marking is only on one sidewall and there is no other marking to compare it to, consumers will not be confused by the content of the marking, nor do they make purchasing decisions based upon this mark. Only a specialist, familiar with the differences between ‘polyamide’ and ‘polyester’, with access to the internal content of the tire, would recognize this discrepancy. (C) Market Action: This marking discrepancy has no impact on a consumer’s, dealer’s, or distributor’s ability, nor our ability, to identify product in the event of a market action. During market actions, the tire dimension, brand name, load capacity, and TIN are used to identify tires which are to be removed from the market. The tire’s generic material content marking would therefore not have an impact on a consumer’s or dealer’s ability to implement a market action. (D) Previous Rulings: On previous occasions, the Agency has reviewed other petitions for inconsequential noncompliance involving the descriptor for the tire’s generic material content, e.g., NHTSA–2011–0033–0003: In this case, the term ‘‘Polyester’’ was substituted for ‘‘Nylon’’ when describing the tread plies. NHTSA agreed with Goodyear that the noncompliances were inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. ‘‘In the agency’s judgment, the incorrect labeling of the tire construction information will have an inconsequential effect on motor vehicle safety because most consumers do not base tire purchases or vehicle operation parameters on the ply material in a tire.’’ We believe that in this instance the marking noncompliances are inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. MNA has additionally informed NHTSA that it has corrected the noncompliance so that all future production motorcycle tires will comply with FMVSS No. 119. In summation, MNA believes that the described noncompliance of the subject motorcycle tires is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety, and that its petition, to exempt MNA from providing recall notification of noncompliance as required by 49 U.S.C. 30118 and remedying the recall PO 00000 Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56853 noncompliance as required by 49 U.S.C. 30120 should be granted. NHTSA notes that the statutory provisions (49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h)) that permit manufacturers to file petitions for a determination of inconsequentiality allow NHTSA to exempt manufacturers only from the duties found in sections 30118 and 30120, respectively, to notify owners, purchasers, and dealers of a defect or noncompliance and to remedy the defect or noncompliance. Therefore, any decision on this petition only applies to the subject motorcycle tires that MNA no longer controlled at the time it determined that the noncompliance existed. However, any decision on this petition does not relieve tire distributors and dealers of the prohibitions on the sale, offer for sale, or introduction or delivery for introduction into interstate commerce of the noncompliant tires under their control after MNA notified them that the subject noncompliance existed. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30118, 30120: delegations of authority at 49 CFR 1.95 and 501.8. Jeffrey M. Giuseppe, Acting Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. [FR Doc. 2014–22525 Filed 9–22–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2014–0093] Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA published a notice with request for comments in the Federal Register on June 26, 2014; 79 FR 36378 on an information collection under Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control No. 2137–0622, titled ‘‘Pipeline Safety: Public Awareness Program.’’ PHMSA received no comments. PHMSA is now forwarding the information collection request to OMB and providing an additional 30 days for comments. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments to OMB on or before October 23, 2014. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1 56854 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 184 / Tuesday, September 23, 2014 / Notices You may submit comments identified by the docket number PHMSA–2014–0093 by any of the following methods: • Fax: 1–202–395–5806. • Mail: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Records Management Center, Room 10102 NEOB, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, ATTN: Desk Officer for the U.S. Department of Transportation\PHMSA. • Email: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, at the following email address: OIRA_ Submission@omb.eop.gov. Requests for a copy of the Information Collection should be directed to Angela Dow by telephone at 202–366–1246, by fax at 202–366–4566, by email at Angela.Dow1@dot.gov, or by mail at U.S. Department of Transportation, PHMSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, PHP–30, Washington, DC 20590–0001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angela Dow by telephone at 202–366– 1246, by fax at 202–366–4566, or by mail at U.S. Department of Transportation, PHMSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, PHP–30, Washington, DC 20590–0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1320.8(d), Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, requires PHMSA to provide interested members of the public and affected agencies an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping requests. This notice identifies an information collection request that PHMSA will be submitting to OMB for renewal and extension. The information collection expires October 31, 2014, and is identified under Control No. 2137–0622, titled: ‘‘Pipeline Safety: Public Awareness Program.’’ The following information is provided for this information collection: (1) Title of the information collection; (2) OMB control number; (3) Type of request; (4) Abstract of the information collection activity; (5) Description of affected public; (6) Estimate of total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden; and (7) Frequency of collection. PHMSA will request a three-year term of approval for this information collection activity. PHMSA requests comments on the following information collection: Title: Pipeline Safety: Public Awareness Program. OMB Control Number: 2137–0622. Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations require each operator to develop and implement a written continuing public education program mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Sep 22, 2014 Jkt 232001 that follows the guidance provided in the American Petroleum Institute’s Recommended Practice RP 1162. Upon request, operators must submit their completed programs to PHMSA or, in the case of an intrastate pipeline facility operator, the appropriate state agency. The operator’s program documentation and evaluation results must also be available for periodic review by appropriate regulatory agencies (49 CFR 192.616 and 195.440). Affected Public: Operators of natural gas and hazardous liquid pipelines. Estimated number of responses: 22,500. Estimated annual burden hours: 517,480 hours. Frequency of collection: Annual. Comments are invited on: (a) The need for the proposed collection of information for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques. fourth quarter 2014 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.420. The fourth quarter 2014 RCAF–5 is 0.396. DATES: Effective Date: October 1, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pedro Ramirez, (202) 245–0333. Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) for the hearing impaired: (800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information is contained in the Board’s decision, which is available on our Web site, http://www.stb.dot.gov. Copies of the decision may be purchased by contacting the Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance at (202) 245– 0238. This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the human environment or the conservation of energy resources. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. Agency Information Collection Activities; Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; Basel II Interagency Supervisory Guidance for the Supervisory Review Process (1557–0242; 3064–0165) Issued in Washington, DC on September 17, 2014. John A. Gale, Director, Office of Standards and Rulemaking. Decided: September 17, 2014. By the Board, Chairman Elliott, Vice Chairman Miller, and Commissioner Begeman. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2014–22585 Filed 9–22–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Treasury (OCC) and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) (collectively, the agencies). ACTION: Notice. Surface Transportation Board SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2014–22516 Filed 9–22–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P [Docket No. EP 290 (Sub-No. 5) (2014–4)] Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. ACTION: Approval of rail cost adjustment factor. The Board has approved the fourth quarter 2014 Rail Cost Adjustment Factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. The fourth quarter 2014 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 0.977. The SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 AGENCY: The agencies, as part of their continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invite the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The agencies are soliciting comment concerning the renewal of their information collection titled ‘‘Basel II Interagency Supervisory E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2014-0093]


Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities

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

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA 
published a notice with request for comments in the Federal Register on 
June 26, 2014; 79 FR 36378 on an information collection under Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) Control No. 2137-0622, titled ``Pipeline 
Safety: Public Awareness Program.'' PHMSA received no comments. PHMSA 
is now forwarding the information collection request to OMB and 
providing an additional 30 days for comments.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments to OMB on or 
before October 23, 2014.

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ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by the docket number 
PHMSA-2014-0093 by any of the following methods:
     Fax: 1-202-395-5806.
     Mail: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), 
Records Management Center, Room 10102 NEOB, 725 17th Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20503, ATTN: Desk Officer for the U.S. Department of 
Transportation\PHMSA.
     Email: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, 
at the following email address: OIRASubmission@omb.eop.gov.
Requests for a copy of the Information Collection should be directed to 
Angela Dow by telephone at 202-366-1246, by fax at 202-366-4566, by 
email at Angela.Dow1@dot.gov, or by mail at U.S. Department of 
Transportation, PHMSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, PHP-30, Washington, 
DC 20590-0001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angela Dow by telephone at 202-366-
1246, by fax at 202-366-4566, or by mail at U.S. Department of 
Transportation, PHMSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, PHP-30, Washington, 
DC 20590-0001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1320.8(d), Title 5, Code of Federal 
Regulations, requires PHMSA to provide interested members of the public 
and affected agencies an opportunity to comment on information 
collection and recordkeeping requests. This notice identifies an 
information collection request that PHMSA will be submitting to OMB for 
renewal and extension. The information collection expires October 31, 
2014, and is identified under Control No. 2137-0622, titled: ``Pipeline 
Safety: Public Awareness Program.'' The following information is 
provided for this information collection: (1) Title of the information 
collection; (2) OMB control number; (3) Type of request; (4) Abstract 
of the information collection activity; (5) Description of affected 
public; (6) Estimate of total annual reporting and recordkeeping 
burden; and (7) Frequency of collection. PHMSA will request a three-
year term of approval for this information collection activity. PHMSA 
requests comments on the following information collection:
    Title: Pipeline Safety: Public Awareness Program.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0622.
    Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations require each 
operator to develop and implement a written continuing public education 
program that follows the guidance provided in the American Petroleum 
Institute's Recommended Practice RP 1162. Upon request, operators must 
submit their completed programs to PHMSA or, in the case of an 
intrastate pipeline facility operator, the appropriate state agency. 
The operator's program documentation and evaluation results must also 
be available for periodic review by appropriate regulatory agencies (49 
CFR 192.616 and 195.440).
    Affected Public: Operators of natural gas and hazardous liquid 
pipelines.
    Estimated number of responses: 22,500.
    Estimated annual burden hours: 517,480 hours.
    Frequency of collection: Annual.
    Comments are invited on:
    (a) The need for the proposed collection of information for the 
proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether 
the information will have practical utility;
    (b) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
    (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
    (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques.

    Authority:  The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35, as amended.

    Issued in Washington, DC on September 17, 2014.
John A. Gale,
Director, Office of Standards and Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. 2014-22516 Filed 9-22-14; 8:45 am]
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