Hazardous Materials: Information Collection Activities, 23852-23854 [2015-09896]

Download as PDF 23852 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 82 / Wednesday, April 29, 2015 / Notices and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 820 Bear Tavern Road, Suite 306, West Trenton, NJ 08034. Telephone: (609) 989–2256, Fax: (609) 989–2277 or, via email: patrick.durkin@ dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Public Actions Requested If ICC, DOT-Specification, or DOTSpecial Permit cylinders have been taken to or received from Liberty Industrial Gases and Welding Supplies Inc., from April 1986 through October 2014, these cylinders may not have been properly tested as prescribed by the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR). These cylinders should be considered unsafe and not authorized for the filling of hazardous materials unless the cylinder is first properly tested by an individual or company authorized to requalify DOTSpecification and DOT-Special Permit cylinders. Cylinders described in this safety advisory notice that are filled with atmospheric gas should be vented or otherwise safely discharged. Cylinders that are filled with a material other than an atmospheric gas should not be vented but instead should be safely discharged. Prior to refilling or continued use, the cylinders must be taken to a DOTauthorized cylinder requalifier to ensure their suitability for continued service. A list of authorized requalifiers may be obtained at the following Web site: https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/ regs/sp-a/approvals/cylinders. II. Background A cylinder requalification consisting of a visual inspection and a hydrostatic test, conducted as prescribed in the HMR, specifically 49 CFR § 173.301, is used to verify the structural integrity of a cylinder. If the requalification is not performed in accordance with the regulations, a cylinder with compromised structural integrity may not be detected and may be returned to service when it should be condemned. Extensive property damage, serious personal injury, or death could result from rupture of a cylinder. Investigators from PHMSA’s Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (OHMS) recently conducted a compliance inspection of Liberty Industrial Gases and Welding Supplies Inc. after the company self-reported improper marking of cylinders. As a result of that inspection, PHMSA determined that Liberty Industrial Gases and Welding Supplies Inc. marked an unknown number of high pressure compressed gas cylinders with unauthorized markings VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Apr 28, 2015 Jkt 235001 and certified an unknown number of high pressure compressed gas cylinders as being properly requalified when it had not conducted the required testing. The evidence suggests that Liberty Industrial Gases and Welding Supplies Inc. marked Requalifier Identification Number (RIN) A890 on these cylinders. However, Liberty Industrial Gases and Welding Supplies Inc. does not hold a RIN approval authorizing it to requalify cylinders. RIN A890 was issued by PHMSA to another company, Hi Pressure Technologies, located in Newark, NJ, granting it authority to requalify cylinders under the terms of the RIN approval supplied to it. Thus, if the cylinders were serviced by the approved RIN holder, Hi Pressure Technologies, they are not subject to this notice. Only cylinders serviced by Liberty Industrial Gases and Welding Supplies Inc. bearing these markings are affected. Issued in Washington, DC, on April 17, 2015 under authority delegated in 49 CFR Part 106. Magdy El-Sibaie, Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. [FR Doc. 2015–09937 Filed 4–28–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2015–0098 (Notice No. 15–8)] Hazardous Materials: Information Collection Activities Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA invites comments on certain information collections pertaining to hazardous materials transportation for which PHMSA intends to request renewal and extension from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before June 29, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by the docket number (PHMSA–2015–0098) by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Operations, U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12– 140, Routing Symbol M–30, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: To Docket Operations, Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and docket number or Regulation Identification Number (RIN) for this notice. Internet users may access comments received by DOT at: https://www.regulations.gov. Note that comments received will be posted without change to: https:// www.regulations.gov including any personal information provided. Privacy Act: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy. Requests for a copy of an information collection should be directed to Steven Andrews or T. Glenn Foster, Standards and Rulemaking Division (PHH–12), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., East Building, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001, Telephone (202) 366–8553. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Andrews or T. Glenn Foster, Standards and Rulemaking Division (PHH–12), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., East Building, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001, Telephone (202) 366–8553. 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 information collection requests that PHMSA will be submitting to OMB for renewal and extension. These information collections are contained in 49 CFR parts 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, and 177 of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR parts 171–180). PHMSA has revised E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 82 / Wednesday, April 29, 2015 / Notices burden estimates, where appropriate, to reflect current reporting levels or adjustments based on changes in proposed or final rules published since the information collections were last approved. The following information is provided for each information collection: (1) Title of the information collection, including former title if a change is being made; (2) OMB control number; (3) summary of the information collection activity; (4) description of affected public; (5) estimate of total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden; and (6) frequency of collection. PHMSA will request a three-year term of approval for each information collection activity and, when approved by OMB, publish a notice of the approval in the Federal Register. PHMSA requests comments on the following information collections: Title: Hazardous Materials Shipping Papers and Emergency Response Information. OMB Control Number: 2137–0034. Summary: This information collection is for the requirement to provide a shipping paper and emergency response information with shipments of hazardous materials. Shipping papers are considered to be a basic communication tool relative to the transportation of hazardous materials. The definition of a shipping paper in 49 CFR 171.8 includes a shipping order, bill of lading, manifest, or other shipping document serving a similar purpose and containing the information required by §§ 172.202, 172.203, and 172.204 of the HMR. A shipping paper with emergency response information must accompany most hazardous materials shipments and be readily available at all times during transportation. Shipping papers serve as the principal source of information regarding the presence of hazardous materials, identification, quantity, and emergency response procedures. They also serve as the source of information for compliance with other requirements, such as the placement of rail cars containing different hazardous materials in trains; prevent the loading of poisons with foodstuffs; maintain the separation of incompatible hazardous materials; and limit the amount of radioactive materials that may be transported in a vehicle or aircraft. Shipping papers and emergency response information serve as a means of notifying transport workers that hazardous materials are present. Most importantly, shipping papers serve as a principal means of identifying hazardous materials during transportation emergencies. Firefighters, police, and other emergency response personnel are trained to obtain the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Apr 28, 2015 Jkt 235001 Department of Transportation (DOT) shipping papers and emergency response information when responding to hazardous materials transportation emergencies. The availability of accurate information concerning hazardous materials being transported significantly improves response efforts in these types of emergencies. PHMSA is revising this information collection burden to reflect the anticipated completion of the collection of information under the Hazardous Materials Automated Cargo Communications for Efficient and Safe Shipments (HM–ACCESS) pilot program. Affected Public: Shippers and carriers of hazardous materials in commerce. Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Number of Respondents: 260,000. Total Annual Responses: 185,000,000. Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,625,846. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Title: Radioactive (RAM) Transportation Requirements. OMB Control Number: 2137–0510. Summary: This information collection consolidates and describes the information collection provisions in the HMR involving the transportation of radioactive materials in commerce. Information collection requirements for RAM include: Shipper notification to consignees of the dates of shipment of RAM; expected arrival; special loading/ unloading instructions; verification that shippers using foreign-made packages hold a foreign competent authority certificate and verification that the terms of the certificate are being followed for RAM shipments being made into this country; and specific handling instructions from shippers to carriers for fissile RAM, bulk shipments of low specific activity RAM, and packages of RAM which emit high levels of external radiation. These information collection requirements help to establish that proper packages are used for the type of radioactive material being transported; external radiation levels do not exceed prescribed limits; and packages are handled appropriately and delivered in a timely manner, so as to ensure the safety of the general public, transport workers, and emergency responders. Affected Public: Shippers and carriers of radioactive materials in commerce. Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Number of Respondents: 3,817. Total Annual Responses: 21,519. Total Annual Burden Hours: 15,270. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23853 Title: Subsidiary Hazard Class and Number/Type of Packagings. OMB Control Number: 2137–0613. Summary: The HMR require that shipping papers and emergency response information accompany each shipment of hazardous materials in commerce. In addition to the basic shipping description information, we also require the subsidiary hazard class or subsidiary division number(s) to be entered in parentheses following the primary hazard class or division number on shipping papers. This requirement was originally required only by transportation by vessel. However, the lack of such a requirement posed problems for motor carriers with regard to complying with segregation, separation, and placarding requirements, as well as posing a safety hazard. For example, in the event the motor vehicle becomes involved in an accident, when the hazardous materials being transported include a subsidiary hazard such as ‘‘dangerous when wet’’ or a subsidiary hazard requiring more stringent requirements than the primary hazard, there is no indication of the subsidiary hazards on the shipping papers and no indication of the subsidiary risks on placards. Under circumstances such as motor vehicles being loaded at a dock, labels are not enough to alert hazardous materials employees loading the vehicles, nor are they enough to alert emergency responders of the subsidiary risks contained on the vehicles. Therefore, we require the subsidiary hazard class or subsidiary division number(s) to be entered on the shipping paper, for purposes of enhancing safety and international harmonization. We also require the number and type of packagings to be indicated on the shipping paper. This requirement makes it mandatory for shippers to indicate on shipping papers the numbers and types of packages, such as drums, boxes, jerricans, etc., being used to transport hazardous materials by all modes of transportation. Shipping papers serve as a principal means of identifying hazardous materials during transportation emergencies. Firefighters, police, and other emergency response personnel are trained to obtain the DOT shipping papers and emergency response information when responding to hazardous materials transportation emergencies. The availability of accurate information concerning hazardous materials being transported significantly improves response efforts in these types of emergencies. The additional information would aid E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1 23854 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 82 / Wednesday, April 29, 2015 / Notices emergency responders by more clearly identifying the hazard. Affected Public: Shippers and carriers of hazardous materials in commerce. Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Number of Respondents: 250,000. Total Annual Responses: 6,337,500. Total Annual Burden Hours: 17,604. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. William S. Schoonover, Deputy Associate Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. [FR Doc. 2015–09896 Filed 4–28–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA 2015–0004] Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: On February 4, 2015, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a notice in the Federal Register (80 FR 6172) inviting comments on an information collection titled ‘‘Transportation of Hazardous Liquids by Pipeline: Recordkeeping and Accident Reporting’’ identified by Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 2137–0047. This information collection will be expiring on July 31, 2015. PHMSA will request an extension with a minor revision for this information collection. During the 60-day comment period, PHMSA received no comments in response to this collection. PHMSA is publishing this notice to provide the public with an additional 30 days to comment on the renewal of this information collection and announce that the information collection will be submitted to OMB for approval. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before May 29, 2015 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by the docket number PHMSA–2015–0004 by any of the following methods: • Fax: 1–202–395–5806. • Mail: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Records mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Apr 28, 2015 Jkt 235001 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 Cameron Satterthwaite by telephone at 202–366–1319, by fax at 202–366–4566, by email at cameron.satterthwaite@ 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 email at angela.dow@dot.gov, 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: A. Background 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 minor revision and extension approval. The information collection expires July 31, 2015, and is identified under OMB Control No. 2137–0047, titled: ‘‘Transportation of Hazardous Liquids by Pipeline: Recordkeeping and Accident Reporting.’’ This information collection addresses general recordkeeping and accident reporting requirements for hazardous liquid pipeline operators under 49 CFR part 195. The minor revision, as more fully described in the February notice, simplifies the instructions for reporting the amount of product released when completing form PHMSA F 7000–1 ACCIDENT REPORT—HAZARDOUS LIQUID PIPELINE SYSTEMS. This proposed revision to the instructions will not increase the hourly burden estimate for this information collection. B. Summary of Comments Received During the 60-day comment period, PHMSA received no comments on this information collection. C. Summary of Impacted Collection The following information is provided for this information collection: (1) Title of the information collection; (2) OMB control number; (3) Type of request; (4) PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 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. Issued in Washington, DC, on April 22, 2015. Alan K. Mayberry, Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Programs. [FR Doc. 2015–09804 Filed 4–28–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 82 (Wednesday, April 29, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 23852-23854]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-09896]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2015-0098 (Notice No. 15-8)]


Hazardous Materials: Information Collection Activities

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

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA 
invites comments on certain information collections pertaining to 
hazardous materials transportation for which PHMSA intends to request 
renewal and extension from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
June 29, 2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by the docket number 
(PHMSA-2015-0098) by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
     Mail: Docket Operations, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Routing 
Symbol M-30, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: To Docket Operations, Room W12-140 on the 
ground floor of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and 
docket number or Regulation Identification Number (RIN) for this 
notice. Internet users may access comments received by DOT at: https://www.regulations.gov. Note that comments received will be posted without 
change to: https://www.regulations.gov including any personal 
information provided.
    Privacy Act: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits 
comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT 
posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information 
the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the 
system of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at 
www.dot.gov/privacy.
    Requests for a copy of an information collection should be directed 
to Steven Andrews or T. Glenn Foster, Standards and Rulemaking Division 
(PHH-12), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, 1200 
New Jersey Avenue SE., East Building, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20590-
0001, Telephone (202) 366-8553.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Andrews or T. Glenn Foster, 
Standards and Rulemaking Division (PHH-12), Pipeline and Hazardous 
Materials Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., East 
Building, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20590-0001, Telephone (202) 366-
8553.

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 
information collection requests that PHMSA will be submitting to OMB 
for renewal and extension. These information collections are contained 
in 49 CFR parts 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, and 177 of the Hazardous 
Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR parts 171-180). PHMSA has revised

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burden estimates, where appropriate, to reflect current reporting 
levels or adjustments based on changes in proposed or final rules 
published since the information collections were last approved. The 
following information is provided for each information collection: (1) 
Title of the information collection, including former title if a change 
is being made; (2) OMB control number; (3) summary of the information 
collection activity; (4) description of affected public; (5) estimate 
of total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden; and (6) frequency 
of collection. PHMSA will request a three-year term of approval for 
each information collection activity and, when approved by OMB, publish 
a notice of the approval in the Federal Register. PHMSA requests 
comments on the following information collections:
    Title: Hazardous Materials Shipping Papers and Emergency Response 
Information.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0034.
    Summary: This information collection is for the requirement to 
provide a shipping paper and emergency response information with 
shipments of hazardous materials. Shipping papers are considered to be 
a basic communication tool relative to the transportation of hazardous 
materials. The definition of a shipping paper in 49 CFR 171.8 includes 
a shipping order, bill of lading, manifest, or other shipping document 
serving a similar purpose and containing the information required by 
Sec. Sec.  172.202, 172.203, and 172.204 of the HMR. A shipping paper 
with emergency response information must accompany most hazardous 
materials shipments and be readily available at all times during 
transportation. Shipping papers serve as the principal source of 
information regarding the presence of hazardous materials, 
identification, quantity, and emergency response procedures. They also 
serve as the source of information for compliance with other 
requirements, such as the placement of rail cars containing different 
hazardous materials in trains; prevent the loading of poisons with 
foodstuffs; maintain the separation of incompatible hazardous 
materials; and limit the amount of radioactive materials that may be 
transported in a vehicle or aircraft. Shipping papers and emergency 
response information serve as a means of notifying transport workers 
that hazardous materials are present. Most importantly, shipping papers 
serve as a principal means of identifying hazardous materials during 
transportation emergencies. Firefighters, police, and other emergency 
response personnel are trained to obtain the Department of 
Transportation (DOT) shipping papers and emergency response information 
when responding to hazardous materials transportation emergencies. The 
availability of accurate information concerning hazardous materials 
being transported significantly improves response efforts in these 
types of emergencies.
    PHMSA is revising this information collection burden to reflect the 
anticipated completion of the collection of information under the 
Hazardous Materials Automated Cargo Communications for Efficient and 
Safe Shipments (HM-ACCESS) pilot program.
    Affected Public: Shippers and carriers of hazardous materials in 
commerce.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
    Number of Respondents: 260,000.
    Total Annual Responses: 185,000,000.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,625,846.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

    Title: Radioactive (RAM) Transportation Requirements.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0510.
    Summary: This information collection consolidates and describes the 
information collection provisions in the HMR involving the 
transportation of radioactive materials in commerce. Information 
collection requirements for RAM include: Shipper notification to 
consignees of the dates of shipment of RAM; expected arrival; special 
loading/unloading instructions; verification that shippers using 
foreign-made packages hold a foreign competent authority certificate 
and verification that the terms of the certificate are being followed 
for RAM shipments being made into this country; and specific handling 
instructions from shippers to carriers for fissile RAM, bulk shipments 
of low specific activity RAM, and packages of RAM which emit high 
levels of external radiation. These information collection requirements 
help to establish that proper packages are used for the type of 
radioactive material being transported; external radiation levels do 
not exceed prescribed limits; and packages are handled appropriately 
and delivered in a timely manner, so as to ensure the safety of the 
general public, transport workers, and emergency responders.
    Affected Public: Shippers and carriers of radioactive materials in 
commerce.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
    Number of Respondents: 3,817.
    Total Annual Responses: 21,519.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 15,270.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

    Title: Subsidiary Hazard Class and Number/Type of Packagings.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0613.
    Summary: The HMR require that shipping papers and emergency 
response information accompany each shipment of hazardous materials in 
commerce. In addition to the basic shipping description information, we 
also require the subsidiary hazard class or subsidiary division 
number(s) to be entered in parentheses following the primary hazard 
class or division number on shipping papers. This requirement was 
originally required only by transportation by vessel. However, the lack 
of such a requirement posed problems for motor carriers with regard to 
complying with segregation, separation, and placarding requirements, as 
well as posing a safety hazard. For example, in the event the motor 
vehicle becomes involved in an accident, when the hazardous materials 
being transported include a subsidiary hazard such as ``dangerous when 
wet'' or a subsidiary hazard requiring more stringent requirements than 
the primary hazard, there is no indication of the subsidiary hazards on 
the shipping papers and no indication of the subsidiary risks on 
placards. Under circumstances such as motor vehicles being loaded at a 
dock, labels are not enough to alert hazardous materials employees 
loading the vehicles, nor are they enough to alert emergency responders 
of the subsidiary risks contained on the vehicles. Therefore, we 
require the subsidiary hazard class or subsidiary division number(s) to 
be entered on the shipping paper, for purposes of enhancing safety and 
international harmonization.
    We also require the number and type of packagings to be indicated 
on the shipping paper. This requirement makes it mandatory for shippers 
to indicate on shipping papers the numbers and types of packages, such 
as drums, boxes, jerricans, etc., being used to transport hazardous 
materials by all modes of transportation.
    Shipping papers serve as a principal means of identifying hazardous 
materials during transportation emergencies. Firefighters, police, and 
other emergency response personnel are trained to obtain the DOT 
shipping papers and emergency response information when responding to 
hazardous materials transportation emergencies. The availability of 
accurate information concerning hazardous materials being transported 
significantly improves response efforts in these types of emergencies. 
The additional information would aid

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emergency responders by more clearly identifying the hazard.
    Affected Public: Shippers and carriers of hazardous materials in 
commerce.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
    Number of Respondents: 250,000.
    Total Annual Responses: 6,337,500.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 17,604.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

William S. Schoonover,
Deputy Associate Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2015-09896 Filed 4-28-15; 8:45 am]
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