Pipeline Safety: Renewal requests for Special Permit, 6174-6175 [2015-02146]

Download as PDF 6174 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 23 / Wednesday, February 4, 2015 / Notices practice API 1130 ‘‘Computational Pipeline Monitoring for Liquid Pipelines’’ (API 1130). PHMSA is not proposing any revisions to these areas of the information collection. [FR Doc. 2015–02148 Filed 2–3–15; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES D. Summary of Impacted Collection BILLING CODE 4910–60–P 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: Transportation of Hazardous Liquids by Pipeline: Recordkeeping and Accident Reporting. OMB Control Number: 2137–0047. Current Expiration Date: 7/31/2015. Type of Request: Revision. Abstract: This information collection covers recordkeeping and accident reporting by hazardous liquid pipeline operators who are subject to 49 CFR part 195. Section 195.50 specifies the definition of an ‘‘accident’’ and the reporting criteria for submitting a Hazardous Liquid Accident Report (form PHMSA F7000–1) is detailed in § 195.54. PHMSA is proposing to revise the form PHMSA F7000–1 instructions for editorial and clarification purposes. Affected Public: Hazardous liquid pipeline operators. Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Annual Responses: 897. Annual Burden Hours: 52,429. Frequency of collection: On Occasion. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:18 Feb 03, 2015 Jkt 235001 Issued in Washington, DC on January 30, 2015. Alan K. Mayberry, Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Programs. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Pipeline Safety: Renewal requests for Special Permit Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA); DOT. ACTION: This Notice pertains to the renewal requests for Special Permits with the following Docket Numbers: AGENCY: PHMSA–2008–0213 Empire Pipeline Inc. PHMSA–2005–20323 Northern Natural Gas Company PHMSA–2006–26614 Northern Natural Gas Company PHMSA–2008–0141 Northern Natural Gas Company Pursuant to the Federal pipeline safety laws, PHMSA is publishing this notice of multiple special permit renewal requests that we have received from two natural gas transmission pipeline operators, seeking relief from compliance with certain requirements in the Federal pipeline safety regulations. This notice seeks public comments on these requests, including comments on any safety or environmental impacts the renewal of these special permits would have. For each listed Special Permit renewal request, an Environmental Assessment is available for review and comment in the respective dockets. At the conclusion of the 30-day comment period, PHMSA will evaluate the comments received and the technical analysis of the renewal requests to determine whether to grant or deny the renewal requests. DATES: Submit any comments regarding these special permit requests by March 6, 2015. ADDRESSES: Comments should reference the specific docket number for which the comment applies. Comments may be submitted in the following ways: • At the E-Gov Web site: https:// www.Regulations.gov. This site allows the public to enter comments on any Federal Register notice issued by any agency. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00136 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • By Mail: Docket Management System: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. • By Hand Delivery: DOT Docket Management System: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: At the beginning of your comments, please identify the docket number for the special permit renewal request you are commenting on. If you submit your comments by mail, please submit two copies. To receive confirmation that PHMSA has received your comments, please include a selfaddressed stamped postcard. Internet users may submit comments at https:// www.Regulations.gov. Note: Please read the privacy statement published on https://www.Regulations.gov. Comments, including any personal information provided, are posted without changes or edits to https:// www.Regulations.gov. Contacts for general or technical information: General: Kay McIver by telephone at (202) 366–0113; or by email at kay.mciver@dot.gov. Technical: Steve Nanney by telephone at (713) 272–2855; or by email at steve.nanney@dot.gov. PHMSA has received the following special permit renewal requests from two pipeline operators who seek relief from compliance with certain federal pipeline safety regulations. Each request includes a technical analysis provided by the respective operators, and filed under the original issued special permit number in the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at https:// www.Regulations.gov. PHMSA invites interested persons to participate by reviewing these special permit renewal requests and submitting written comments, data or other views in the FDMS. Please include comments on any potential environmental impacts that may result if these special permit renewals are granted. Details of Special Permit renewals received: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\04FEN1.SGM 04FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 23 / Wednesday, February 4, 2015 / Notices 6175 Requesters Regulations affected Nature of special permit PHMSA–2008– 0213. Empire Pipeline Inc 49 CFR 192.611 .... PHMSA–2005– 20323. Northern Natural Gas Company. 49 CFR 192.625(b)(1). PHMSA–2006– 26614. Northern Natural Gas Company. 49 CFR 192.625(b)(1). PHMSA–2006– 0141. Northern Natural Gas Company. 49 CFR 192.625(b)(1). To reauthorize Empire Pipeline Inc., (Empire) to continue its operation as defined in the original Special Permit issued on May 20, 2010, for the operation of five pipeline segments located in Genesee, Niagara and Monroe Counties in western and central New York, where the class location has changed from a Class 1 or Class 2 to Class 3 location. The Special Permit renewal request seeks to waive compliance from certain Federal regulations found in 49 CFR 192.611. The segments operate at an MAOP of 1,440 psig. In addition, Empire is requesting that it be allowed to extend the Special permit area of Section 5 by approximately 840 feet. To reauthorize Northern Natural Gas Company to continue its operation as defined in the original Special Permit issued on April 10, 2010, for the nonodorization of a pipeline lateral. The Special Permit renewal request seeks to waive compliance from certain Federal regulations found in 49 CFR 192.625(b)(1) for the exclusion from installing odorization equipment on Special Permit Segment 1: the 23⁄8-inch diameter Rippey branch line (500 psig) located near Highway 44 in Greene County, Iowa and; Special Permit Segment 2: the 41⁄2-inch diameter (1,885 feet length, 800 psig) La Crescent branch line located in Houston County, Minnesota. To reauthorize Northern Natural Gas Company to continue its operation as defined in the original Special Permit issued on April 10, 2010, for the nonodorization of a pipeline lateral. The Special Permit renewal request seeks to waive compliance from certain Federal regulations found in 49 CFR 192.625(b)(1) for the exclusion from installing odorization equipment on one segment of the Northern Natural Gas Company’s 31⁄2-inch diameter St. Joseph transmission pipeline system located in Benton and Stearns Counties, Minnesota. The Special Permit segment is approximately 8 miles long and operates at an MAOP of 1,050 psig. To reauthorize Northern Natural Gas Company to continue its operation as defined in the original Special Permit issued on April 10, 2010, for the nonodorization of a pipeline lateral. The Special Permit renewal request seeks to waive compliance from certain Federal regulations found in 49 CFR 192.625(b)(1) for the exclusion from installing odorization equipment on one segment of the Northern Natural Gas Company transmission pipeline system located on the Sioux Falls 14-inch diameter (Nebraska to South Dakota Mainline) pipeline in Lincoln County, South Dakota. This segment operates at an MAOP of 446 psig. Docket No. Before acting on the special permit renewal requests, PHMSA will evaluate all comments received on or before the comments closing date. PHMSA will consider each relevant comment received in its decision to grant or deny the renewal requests. Comments will be evaluated after this date only if it is possible to do so without incurring additional expense or delay. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 60118(c)(1) and 49 CFR 1.53. Issued in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2015. Alan K. Mayberry, Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Programs. [FR Doc. 2015–02146 Filed 2–3–15; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [Docket No. AB 290 (Sub–No. 355X)] The Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway Company— Abandonment Exemption—in Scott County, Tenn. The Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway Company (CNOTP), a wholly owned subsidiary of Norfolk Southern Railway Company, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F— Exempt Abandonments to abandon approximately 12.63 miles of rail line from milepost NR 0.0 at New River to milepost NR 12.63 at Sterling, in Scott County, Tenn. (the Line).1 The Line traverses United States Postal Service Zip Codes 37755 and 37852. 1 CNOTP states that, following abandonment, CNOTP intends to convey the Line, its legal rights to the right-of-way, in addition to six bridges that are located on the Line, to KT Group, L.L.C. (the Group). CNOTP also states that the Group will be required, by contract, to abide by all of the Board’s environmental conditions when performing salvage activities on the Line. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:18 Feb 03, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00137 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 CNOTP has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the Line for at least two years; (2) no overhead traffic has moved over the Line for at least two years and that overhead traffic, if there were any, could be rerouted over other lines; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of rail service on the Line (or by a state or local government entity acting on behalf of such user) regarding cessation of service over the Line either is pending with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) or with any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of complainant within the two-year period; and (4) the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.7(c) (environmental report), 49 CFR 1105.11 (transmittal letter), 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication), and 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies) have been met. As a condition to this exemption, any employee adversely affected by the abandonment shall be protected under Oregon Short Line Railroad— Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). To address whether this condition adequately protects affected E:\FR\FM\04FEN1.SGM 04FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 23 (Wednesday, February 4, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6174-6175]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-02146]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration


Pipeline Safety: Renewal requests for Special Permit

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

ACTION: This Notice pertains to the renewal requests for Special 
Permits with the following Docket Numbers:

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PHMSA-2008-0213 Empire Pipeline Inc.
PHMSA-2005-20323 Northern Natural Gas Company
PHMSA-2006-26614 Northern Natural Gas Company
PHMSA-2008-0141 Northern Natural Gas Company

SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal pipeline safety laws, PHMSA is 
publishing this notice of multiple special permit renewal requests that 
we have received from two natural gas transmission pipeline operators, 
seeking relief from compliance with certain requirements in the Federal 
pipeline safety regulations. This notice seeks public comments on these 
requests, including comments on any safety or environmental impacts the 
renewal of these special permits would have. For each listed Special 
Permit renewal request, an Environmental Assessment is available for 
review and comment in the respective dockets. At the conclusion of the 
30-day comment period, PHMSA will evaluate the comments received and 
the technical analysis of the renewal requests to determine whether to 
grant or deny the renewal requests.

DATES: Submit any comments regarding these special permit requests by 
March 6, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Comments should reference the specific docket number for 
which the comment applies. Comments may be submitted in the following 
ways:
     At the E-Gov Web site: https://www.Regulations.gov. This 
site allows the public to enter comments on any Federal Register notice 
issued by any agency.
     By Mail: Docket Management System: U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.
     By Hand Delivery: DOT Docket Management System: U.S. 
Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building 
Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 
20590 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except 
Federal holidays.
    Instructions: At the beginning of your comments, please identify 
the docket number for the special permit renewal request you are 
commenting on. If you submit your comments by mail, please submit two 
copies. To receive confirmation that PHMSA has received your comments, 
please include a self-addressed stamped postcard. Internet users may 
submit comments at https://www.Regulations.gov.

    Note:  Please read the privacy statement published on https://www.Regulations.gov. Comments, including any personal information 
provided, are posted without changes or edits to https://www.Regulations.gov.

    Contacts for general or technical information:
    General: Kay McIver by telephone at (202) 366-0113; or by email at 
kay.mciver@dot.gov.
    Technical: Steve Nanney by telephone at (713) 272-2855; or by email 
at steve.nanney@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PHMSA has received the following special 
permit renewal requests from two pipeline operators who seek relief 
from compliance with certain federal pipeline safety regulations. Each 
request includes a technical analysis provided by the respective 
operators, and filed under the original issued special permit number in 
the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at https://www.Regulations.gov. PHMSA invites interested persons to participate by 
reviewing these special permit renewal requests and submitting written 
comments, data or other views in the FDMS. Please include comments on 
any potential environmental impacts that may result if these special 
permit renewals are granted.
    Details of Special Permit renewals received:

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           Docket No.                   Requesters           Regulations affected     Nature of special permit
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PHMSA-2008-0213................  Empire Pipeline Inc.....  49 CFR 192.611.........  To reauthorize Empire
                                                                                     Pipeline Inc., (Empire) to
                                                                                     continue its operation as
                                                                                     defined in the original
                                                                                     Special Permit issued on
                                                                                     May 20, 2010, for the
                                                                                     operation of five pipeline
                                                                                     segments located in
                                                                                     Genesee, Niagara and Monroe
                                                                                     Counties in western and
                                                                                     central New York, where the
                                                                                     class location has changed
                                                                                     from a Class 1 or Class 2
                                                                                     to Class 3 location. The
                                                                                     Special Permit renewal
                                                                                     request seeks to waive
                                                                                     compliance from certain
                                                                                     Federal regulations found
                                                                                     in 49 CFR 192.611. The
                                                                                     segments operate at an MAOP
                                                                                     of 1,440 psig. In addition,
                                                                                     Empire is requesting that
                                                                                     it be allowed to extend the
                                                                                     Special permit area of
                                                                                     Section 5 by approximately
                                                                                     840 feet.
PHMSA-2005-20323...............  Northern Natural Gas      49 CFR 192.625(b)(1)...  To reauthorize Northern
                                  Company.                                           Natural Gas Company to
                                                                                     continue its operation as
                                                                                     defined in the original
                                                                                     Special Permit issued on
                                                                                     April 10, 2010, for the non-
                                                                                     odorization of a pipeline
                                                                                     lateral. The Special Permit
                                                                                     renewal request seeks to
                                                                                     waive compliance from
                                                                                     certain Federal regulations
                                                                                     found in 49 CFR
                                                                                     192.625(b)(1) for the
                                                                                     exclusion from installing
                                                                                     odorization equipment on
                                                                                     Special Permit Segment 1:
                                                                                     the 2\3/8\-inch diameter
                                                                                     Rippey branch line (500
                                                                                     psig) located near Highway
                                                                                     44 in Greene County, Iowa
                                                                                     and; Special Permit Segment
                                                                                     2: the 4\1/2\-inch diameter
                                                                                     (1,885 feet length, 800
                                                                                     psig) La Crescent branch
                                                                                     line located in Houston
                                                                                     County, Minnesota.
PHMSA-2006-26614...............  Northern Natural Gas      49 CFR 192.625(b)(1)...  To reauthorize Northern
                                  Company.                                           Natural Gas Company to
                                                                                     continue its operation as
                                                                                     defined in the original
                                                                                     Special Permit issued on
                                                                                     April 10, 2010, for the non-
                                                                                     odorization of a pipeline
                                                                                     lateral. The Special Permit
                                                                                     renewal request seeks to
                                                                                     waive compliance from
                                                                                     certain Federal regulations
                                                                                     found in 49 CFR
                                                                                     192.625(b)(1) for the
                                                                                     exclusion from installing
                                                                                     odorization equipment on
                                                                                     one segment of the Northern
                                                                                     Natural Gas Company's 3\1/
                                                                                     2\-inch diameter St. Joseph
                                                                                     transmission pipeline
                                                                                     system located in Benton
                                                                                     and Stearns Counties,
                                                                                     Minnesota. The Special
                                                                                     Permit segment is
                                                                                     approximately 8 miles long
                                                                                     and operates at an MAOP of
                                                                                     1,050 psig.
PHMSA-2006-0141................  Northern Natural Gas      49 CFR 192.625(b)(1)...  To reauthorize Northern
                                  Company.                                           Natural Gas Company to
                                                                                     continue its operation as
                                                                                     defined in the original
                                                                                     Special Permit issued on
                                                                                     April 10, 2010, for the non-
                                                                                     odorization of a pipeline
                                                                                     lateral. The Special Permit
                                                                                     renewal request seeks to
                                                                                     waive compliance from
                                                                                     certain Federal regulations
                                                                                     found in 49 CFR
                                                                                     192.625(b)(1) for the
                                                                                     exclusion from installing
                                                                                     odorization equipment on
                                                                                     one segment of the Northern
                                                                                     Natural Gas Company
                                                                                     transmission pipeline
                                                                                     system located on the Sioux
                                                                                     Falls 14-inch diameter
                                                                                     (Nebraska to South Dakota
                                                                                     Mainline) pipeline in
                                                                                     Lincoln County, South
                                                                                     Dakota. This segment
                                                                                     operates at an MAOP of 446
                                                                                     psig.
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    Before acting on the special permit renewal requests, PHMSA will 
evaluate all comments received on or before the comments closing date. 
PHMSA will consider each relevant comment received in its decision to 
grant or deny the renewal requests. Comments will be evaluated after 
this date only if it is possible to do so without incurring additional 
expense or delay.

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 60118(c)(1) and 49 CFR 1.53.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2015.
Alan K. Mayberry,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Programs.
[FR Doc. 2015-02146 Filed 2-3-15; 8:45 am]
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