Pipeline Safety: Request for Revision of a Previously Approved Information Collection: National Pipeline Mapping System Program, 58863-58864 [2014-23174]

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AGENCY: On July 30, 2014, (79 FR 44246) PHMSA published a notice and request for comments in the Federal Register titled: ‘‘Pipeline Safety: Request for Revision of a Previously Approved Information Collection: National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS) Program (OMB Control No. 2137–0596)’’ seeking comments on proposed changes to the NPMS data collection. PHMSA has received a request to extend the comment period in order to provide more time to evaluate the proposed revisions. PHMSA is extending the comment period from September 29, 2014, to December 1, 2014. SUMMARY: The closing date for filing comments is extended from September 29, 2014, until December 1, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Docket No. PHMSA–2014– 0092 through one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251 • Mail or Hand Delivery: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Room W12– 140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays. • Instructions: Identify the docket number, PHMSA–2014–0092, at the beginning of your comments. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. You should know that anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received in 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.). DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00139 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58863 Therefore, you may want to review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477), or visit http://www.regulations.gov before submitting any such comments. • Docket: For access to the docket or to read background documents or comments, go to http:// www.regulations.gov at any time or to Room W12–140 on the ground level of DOT’s West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. If you wish to receive confirmation of receipt of your written comments, please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard with the following statement: ‘‘Comments on: PHMSA– 2014–0092.’’ The Docket Clerk will date stamp the postcard prior to returning it to you via the U.S. mail. Please note that due to delays in the delivery of U.S. mail to Federal offices in Washington, DC, we recommend that persons consider an alternative method (internet, fax, or professional delivery service) of submitting comments to the docket and ensuring their timely receipt at DOT. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Nelson, GIS Manager, Program Development Division, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, by phone at 202–493–0591 or email at amy.nelson@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 30, 2014, (79 FR 44246) PHMSA published a notice and request for comments on the proposed changes to the NPMS data collection. The NPMS is a geospatial dataset that contains information about PHMSA-regulated gas transmission pipelines, hazardous liquid pipelines, and hazardous liquid low-stress gathering lines. The NPMS also contains data layers for all liquefied natural gas plants and a partial dataset of PHMSA-regulated breakout tanks. PHMSA is proposing to expand the collection of this data to include more detailed information on several data elements. On September 4, 2014, the American Gas Association (AGA) requested PHMSA extend the comment period by 30 days. AGA supported their request stating that, within the notice, PHMSA outlines thirty-one different pipeline attributes that are requested in a geospatial format specified by PHMSA and that a 60-day comment period does not allow AGA, or its operators, time to fully evaluate the burden associated with meeting PHMSA’s proposal. AGA also stated that the additional time E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1 58864 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 189 / Tuesday, September 30, 2014 / Notices would allow them to conduct a survey of its membership to better determine industry capabilities for submitting the data requested by PHMSA in the format specified. Based on the reasons given by AGA in their request to extend the comment period, PHMSA believes that extension of the comment period is warranted. Therefore, PHMSA is extending the comment period to allow stakeholders additional time to evaluate the proposed changes. PHMSA is working with the Transportation Security Administration to appropriately identify the sensitivity of all new data elements. If PHMSA were to receive a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for this information, all applicable FOIA exemptions would be reviewed to determine whether the information would be releasable to the public. PHMSA understands that time will be needed for operators to acquire, organize or geospatially enable the data elements in the Information Collection Notice. A phased approach is being considered. PHMSA invites comments about a realistic timeline for pipeline operators to comply with the new NPMS submission requirements. Summary of Impacted Collections: The following information is provided for this information collection: (1) Title of the information collection, (2) OMB control number, (3) Current expiration date, (4) Type of request, (5) Abstract of the information collection activity, (6) Description of affected public, (7) Estimate of total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden, and (8) Frequency of collection. PHMSA requests comments on the following information collection: OMB Control Number: 2137–0596 Title: National Pipeline Mapping System Program S.P No. Form Numbers: N/A Type of Review: Revision of a Previously Approved Information Collection Abstract: Each operator of a pipeline facility (except distribution lines and gathering lines) must provide PHMSA geospatial data for their pipeline system and contact information. The provided information is incorporated into the NPMS to support various regulatory programs, pipeline inspections, and authorized external customers. Following the initial submission of the requested data, the operator must make a new submission to the NPMS if any changes occur so PHMSA can maintain and improve the accuracy of the NPMS’s information. Respondents: Operators of natural gas, hazardous liquid, and liquefied natural gas pipelines. Number of Respondents: 1,211. Frequency: Annual. Number of Responses: 1,211. Total Annual Burden: 420,516 hours. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection including: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the Department’s performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for the Department to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. Applicant Regulation(s) Issued in Washington, DC on September 24, 2014, under authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.97. Jeffrey D. Wiese, Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. 2014–23174 Filed 9–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Special Permit Applications Pipeline And Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of actions on Special Permit Applications. AGENCY: In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation’s Hazardous Material Regulations (49 CFR Part 107, Subpart B), notice is hereby given of the actions on special permits applications in (August to August 2014). The mode of transportation involved are identified by a number in the ‘‘Nature of Application’’ portion of the table below as follows: 1—Motor vehicle, 2—Rail freight, 3—Cargo vessel, 4—Cargo aircraft only, 5—Passenger-carrying aircraft Application numbers prefixed by the letters EE represent applications for Emergency Special Permits. It should be noted that some of the sections cited were those in effect at the time certain special permits were issued. SUMMARY: Issued in Washington, DC, on September 5, 2014. Donald Burger, Chief, Special Permits and Approvals Branch. Nature of special permit thereof MODIFICATION SPECIAL PERMIT GRANTED Colmac Coil Manufacturing, Inc., Colville, WA. 49 CFR 173.222, IMDG Code, Special Provision 301. 11826–M .......... Linde Gas North America, LLC., Murray Hill, NJ. 49 CFR 173.302(a)(5) ............ 11536–M .......... tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 15854–M .......... Boeing Company, The, Los Angeles, CA. 11650–M .......... Autoliv ASP, Inc., Ogden, UT 15860–M .......... Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA ...... 49 CFR 173.102 Spec. Prov. 101, 173.24(g), 173.62, 173.185, 173.202; 173.211, and 173.304. 49 CFR 173.301(a)(1), and 173.302a(a). 49 CFR 173.185(a) ................ VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Sep 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00140 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 To modify the special permit originally issued on an emergency basis to routine with a two year renewal as well as to increase the size of authorized units. To modify the special permit to authorize the requalification of cylinders manufactured in accordance with DOT–SP 12399 and 14546, and the use of ultrasonic requalification. To modify the special permit to authorize new shipping and storage containers. To modify the special permit to authorize an increase to the maximum service pressure. To modify the special permit to authorize cargo aircraft as a mode of transportation. E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 189 (Tuesday, September 30, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 58863-58864]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-23174]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2014-0092]


Pipeline Safety: Request for Revision of a Previously Approved 
Information Collection: National Pipeline Mapping System Program

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

ACTION: Notice and request for comments; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: On July 30, 2014, (79 FR 44246) PHMSA published a notice and 
request for comments in the Federal Register titled: ``Pipeline Safety: 
Request for Revision of a Previously Approved Information Collection: 
National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS) Program (OMB Control No. 2137-
0596)'' seeking comments on proposed changes to the NPMS data 
collection. PHMSA has received a request to extend the comment period 
in order to provide more time to evaluate the proposed revisions. PHMSA 
is extending the comment period from September 29, 2014, to December 1, 
2014.

DATES: The closing date for filing comments is extended from September 
29, 2014, until December 1, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Docket No. PHMSA-2014-
0092 through one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 202-493-2251
     Mail or Hand Delivery: Docket Management Facility, U.S. 
Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West 
Building, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9:00 a.m. and 
5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays.
     Instructions: Identify the docket number, PHMSA-2014-0092, 
at the beginning of your comments. Note that all comments received will 
be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any 
personal information provided. You should know that anyone is able to 
search the electronic form of all comments received in 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.). Therefore, you may want to review DOT's 
complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on 
April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477), or visit http://www.regulations.gov 
before submitting any such comments.
     Docket: For access to the docket or to read background 
documents or comments, go to http://www.regulations.gov at any time or 
to Room W12-140 on the ground level of DOT's West Building, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. If you wish to receive 
confirmation of receipt of your written comments, please include a 
self-addressed, stamped postcard with the following statement: 
``Comments on: PHMSA-2014-0092.'' The Docket Clerk will date stamp the 
postcard prior to returning it to you via the U.S. mail. Please note 
that due to delays in the delivery of U.S. mail to Federal offices in 
Washington, DC, we recommend that persons consider an alternative 
method (internet, fax, or professional delivery service) of submitting 
comments to the docket and ensuring their timely receipt at DOT.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Nelson, GIS Manager, Program 
Development Division, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, by phone at 202-493-0591 or 
email at amy.nelson@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 30, 2014, (79 FR 44246) PHMSA 
published a notice and request for comments on the proposed changes to 
the NPMS data collection. The NPMS is a geospatial dataset that 
contains information about PHMSA-regulated gas transmission pipelines, 
hazardous liquid pipelines, and hazardous liquid low-stress gathering 
lines. The NPMS also contains data layers for all liquefied natural gas 
plants and a partial dataset of PHMSA-regulated breakout tanks. PHMSA 
is proposing to expand the collection of this data to include more 
detailed information on several data elements.
    On September 4, 2014, the American Gas Association (AGA) requested 
PHMSA extend the comment period by 30 days. AGA supported their request 
stating that, within the notice, PHMSA outlines thirty-one different 
pipeline attributes that are requested in a geospatial format specified 
by PHMSA and that a 60-day comment period does not allow AGA, or its 
operators, time to fully evaluate the burden associated with meeting 
PHMSA's proposal. AGA also stated that the additional time

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would allow them to conduct a survey of its membership to better 
determine industry capabilities for submitting the data requested by 
PHMSA in the format specified.
    Based on the reasons given by AGA in their request to extend the 
comment period, PHMSA believes that extension of the comment period is 
warranted. Therefore, PHMSA is extending the comment period to allow 
stakeholders additional time to evaluate the proposed changes.
    PHMSA is working with the Transportation Security Administration to 
appropriately identify the sensitivity of all new data elements. If 
PHMSA were to receive a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for 
this information, all applicable FOIA exemptions would be reviewed to 
determine whether the information would be releasable to the public.
    PHMSA understands that time will be needed for operators to 
acquire, organize or geospatially enable the data elements in the 
Information Collection Notice. A phased approach is being considered. 
PHMSA invites comments about a realistic timeline for pipeline 
operators to comply with the new NPMS submission requirements.
    Summary of Impacted Collections:
    The following information is provided for this information 
collection: (1) Title of the information collection, (2) OMB control 
number, (3) Current expiration date, (4) Type of request, (5) Abstract 
of the information collection activity, (6) Description of affected 
public, (7) Estimate of total annual reporting and recordkeeping 
burden, and (8) Frequency of collection. PHMSA requests comments on the 
following information collection:
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0596
    Title: National Pipeline Mapping System Program
    Form Numbers: N/A
    Type of Review: Revision of a Previously Approved Information 
Collection
    Abstract: Each operator of a pipeline facility (except distribution 
lines and gathering lines) must provide PHMSA geospatial data for their 
pipeline system and contact information. The provided information is 
incorporated into the NPMS to support various regulatory programs, 
pipeline inspections, and authorized external customers. Following the 
initial submission of the requested data, the operator must make a new 
submission to the NPMS if any changes occur so PHMSA can maintain and 
improve the accuracy of the NPMS's information.
    Respondents: Operators of natural gas, hazardous liquid, and 
liquefied natural gas pipelines.
    Number of Respondents: 1,211.
    Frequency: Annual.
    Number of Responses: 1,211.
    Total Annual Burden: 420,516 hours.
    Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of 
this information collection including: (a) Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the Department's 
performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for the 
Department to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized 
without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency 
will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB's 
clearance of this information collection.

    Authority:  The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48.

    Issued in Washington, DC on September 24, 2014, under authority 
delegated in 49 CFR 1.97.
Jeffrey D. Wiese,
Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety.
[FR Doc. 2014-23174 Filed 9-29-14; 8:45 am]
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