Pipeline Safety: Notice of Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee Meeting, 74743-74744 [2015-30208]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 229 / Monday, November 30, 2015 / Proposed Rules ACTION: Petitions for reconsideration. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Petitions for Reconsideration (Petitions) have been filed in the Commission’s rulemaking proceeding by: Chuck Powers, on behalf of Motorola Solutions, Inc., and Brian Scarpelli, on behalf of Telecommunications Industry Association. SUMMARY: Oppositions to the Petitions must be filed on or before December 15, 2015. Replies to an opposition must be filed on or before December 28, 2015. DATES: Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554. ADDRESSES: Brian Butler, Office of Engineering and Technology Bureau, (202) 418–2702, email: Brian.Butler@fcc.gov. This is a summary of Commission’s document, Report No. 3030, released October 22, 2015. The full text of the Petitions is available for viewing and copying at the FCC Reference Information Center, 445 12th Street SW., Room CY–A257, Washington, DC 20554 or may be accessed online via the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System at https://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/. The Commission will not send a copy of this Notice pursuant to the Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A), because this Notice does not have an impact on any rules of particular applicability. Subject: Amendment of Parts 0, 1, 2, and 15 of the Commission’s Rules regarding Authorization of Radiofrequency Equipment; Amendment of Part 68 regarding Approval of Terminal Equipment by Telecommunications Certification Bodies, published at 80 FR 33425, June 12, 2015, in ET Docket No. 13–44; RM– 11652, FCC 14–208. This Notice is published pursuant to 47 CFR 1.429(e) of the Commission’s rules. See also 47 CFR 1.4(b)(1). Number of Petitions Filed: 2. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–30238 Filed 11–27–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:18 Nov 27, 2015 Jkt 238001 49 CFR Part 195 [Docket No. PHMSA–2015–0173] Pipeline Safety: Notice of Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee Meeting Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of gas pipeline advisory committee meeting. AGENCY: This document announces a public meeting of the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee (GPAC). The committee will meet to consider and vote on the proposed rule, ‘‘Pipeline Safety: Expanding the Use of Excess Flow Valves in Gas Distribution Systems to Applications Other Than Single-Family Residences’’ published in the Federal Register on July 15, 2015. DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, December 17, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST. ADDRESSES: The public may attend the meeting at the U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Please register for the meeting or contact the individual listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT by December 1, 2015. The GPAC will take part in the meeting by telephone conference call. Attendees should register in advance at https://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/ MtgHome.mtg?mtg=108 and indicate whether you will attend in person or by telephone. PHMSA will post the call-in information and room number on the meeting page and on the PHMSA, Pipeline Safety Advisory Committee Web page: https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/ pipeline/regs/technical-advisorycommmeeting about 15 days before the meeting takes place. Comments on the meeting may be submitted to the docket in the following ways: 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. Fax: 1–202–493–2251. Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–001. Hand Delivery: Room W12–140 on the ground level of the DOT West Building, SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 74743 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal Holidays. Instructions: Identify the docket numbers, PHMSA–2011–0009 and PHMSA–2015–0173 at the beginning of your comments. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. You should know that anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). 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 view the Privacy Notice at https:// www.regulations.gov before submitting any such comments. Docket: For access to the docket or to read background documents or comments, go to https:// www.regulations.gov at any time or to Room W12–140 on the ground level of the DOT 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– 2011–0009 and PHMSA 2015–0173.’’ 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. Privacy Act Statement Anyone may search the electronic form of all comments received for any of our dockets. You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000, (70 FR 19477) or visit https:// dms.dot.gov. Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities, or to seek special assistance at the meeting, please contact Cheryl Whetsel at 202–366–4431 by December 1, 2015. E:\FR\FM\30NOP1.SGM 30NOP1 74744 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 229 / Monday, November 30, 2015 / Proposed Rules For information about the meetings, contact Cheryl Whetsel by phone at 202–366– 4431 or by email at cheryl.whetsel@ dot.gov or for technical contents about the proposed rule contact Mike Israni by phone at 202–366–4595 or by email at mike.israni@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I. Meeting Details Members of the public may attend and make a statement during the advisory committee meetings. For a better chance to speak at the meetings, please contact the individual listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT by December 1, 2015. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS II. Committee Background The GPAC is a statutorily mandated committee that advises PHMSA on proposed safety standards, risks assessments, and safety policies for natural gas pipelines. The committee falls under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 5 U.S.C. App. 1) and is mandated by the pipeline safety law (49 U.S.C. Chap. 601). The committee consists of 15 members— with membership evenly divided among the federal and state government, the regulated industry, and the public. The committee advises PHMSA on technical feasibility, practicability, and costeffectiveness of each proposed pipeline safety standard. PHMSA staff may also provide an update on several regulatory and policy initiatives if time allows. III. Preliminary Agenda The agenda will include the committee’s discussion and vote on the proposed rule, ‘‘Pipeline Safety: Expanding the Use of Excess Flow Valves in Gas Distribution Systems to Applications Other Than Single-Family Residences’’ published in the Federal Register on July 15, 2015 (80 FR 41460) and on the associated regulatory analysis and environmental assessment. The NPRM proposes to expand requirements for the use of excess flow valves beyond certain single-family homes to include additional homes and small commercial natural gas customers. Further, the NPRM proposes that manual service line shut-off valves (e.g., curb valves) be installed on new or replaced service lines servicing customers that use large quantities of natural gas, such as industrial facilities. Excess flow valves or curb valves are used in natural gas distribution pipelines to restrict the flow of gas if a line is broken or damaged, limiting the impact of a leak or explosion.’’ An informational presentation on EFVs was given to the advisory committee at a VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:18 Nov 27, 2015 Jkt 238001 meeting held on August 26, 2015. The presentation (day 2, agenda item 8b) may be found on the Web site: https:// www.phmsa.dot.gov/pipeline/regs/ technical-advisory-comm/meeting/ august-25-and-26-2015-joint-meetinggas-and-liquid. Issued in Washington, DC, on November 23, 2015, under authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.97. Alan K. Mayberry, Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Programs. [FR Doc. 2015–30208 Filed 11–27–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 CFR Part 679 [Docket No. 151029999–5999–01] RIN 0648–BF50 Control Date for Trawl Groundfish Fisheries in the Aleutian Islands National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR); control date. AGENCY: At the request of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council), this document announces a control date of December 31, 2015, that may be used as a reference date for a future management action to limit future access to the offshore sector of the trawl groundfish fisheries in the Aleutian Islands. This date corresponds to the end of the 2015 fishing season in these fisheries. In October 2015, the Council announced its intent to evaluate participation and effort in the offshore sector of the trawl groundfish fisheries in the Aleutian Islands fisheries in response to a public request to consider further limits on access to the fisheries. This document is intended to promote awareness of possible rulemaking and provide notice to the public that any participation in the offshore sector of the trawl groundfish fisheries in the Aleutian Islands after the control date may not ensure continued access to those fisheries under a future management action. This document is also intended to discourage speculative entry into the fisheries while the Council considers whether and how access to the fisheries may be further limited under a future management action. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 December 31, 2015, shall be known as the control date for the offshore sector of the trawl groundfish fisheries in the Aleutian Islands and may be used as a reference date for participation in a future management action that is consistent with the Council’s objectives and applicable Federal laws. ADDRESSES: Please consult the Council’s Web site at https://www.npfmc.org/ for information on public participation in the Council’s decision-making process. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel Baker: 907–586–7228 or rachel.baker@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NMFS manages the groundfish fisheries in the U.S. exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) under the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (FMP). The Council prepared, and NMFS approved, the FMP under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Regulations governing U.S. fisheries and implementing the FMP appear at 50 CFR parts 600 and 679. This advance notice of proposed rulemaking would apply to owners and operators of vessels that participate in Federal groundfish fisheries with trawl gear in the Aleutian Islands subarea (AI). The AI is defined at § 679.2 and shown in Figure 1 to 50 CFR part 679. Vessels that participate in the AI trawl groundfish fisheries harvest Pacific cod, Atka mackerel, and Pacific Ocean perch. Vessels that participate in the offshore sector of the AI trawl groundfish fisheries include catcher vessels, catcher/processors, and motherships. Catcher vessels participate in the offshore sector by delivering groundfish to catcher/processors or motherships for processing. Catcher/processors participate in the offshore sector by catching and processing groundfish or by receiving and processing deliveries of groundfish from catcher vessels. Motherships participate in the offshore sector by receiving and processing deliveries of groundfish from catcher vessels. This advance notice of proposed rulemaking would not apply to owners and operators of trawl catcher vessels that participate in the inshore sector of the BSAI trawl groundfish fisheries (i.e., vessels that deliver groundfish to shoreside processors rather than to catcher/processors or motherships). The Council and NMFS annually establish biological thresholds and annual total allowable catch limits for DATES: E:\FR\FM\30NOP1.SGM 30NOP1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 229 (Monday, November 30, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

49 CFR Part 195

[Docket No. PHMSA-2015-0173]


Pipeline Safety: Notice of Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee 
Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of gas pipeline advisory committee meeting.

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SUMMARY: This document announces a public meeting of the Gas Pipeline 
Advisory Committee (GPAC). The committee will meet to consider and vote 
on the proposed rule, ``Pipeline Safety: Expanding the Use of Excess 
Flow Valves in Gas Distribution Systems to Applications Other Than 
Single-Family Residences'' published in the Federal Register on July 
15, 2015.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, December 17, 2015, from 
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST.

ADDRESSES: The public may attend the meeting at the U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. 
Please register for the meeting or contact the individual listed under 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT by December 1, 2015.
    The GPAC will take part in the meeting by telephone conference 
call. Attendees should register in advance at https://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/MtgHome.mtg?mtg=108 and indicate whether 
you will attend in person or by telephone. PHMSA will post the call-in 
information and room number on the meeting page and on the PHMSA, 
Pipeline Safety Advisory Committee Web page: https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/pipeline/regs/technical-advisory-commmeeting about 15 days before the 
meeting takes place.
    Comments on the meeting may be submitted to the docket in the 
following ways:
    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.
    Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
    Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation 
(DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Room W12-140, 
Washington, DC 20590-001.
    Hand Delivery: Room W12-140 on the ground level of the DOT West 
Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. 
and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal Holidays.
    Instructions: Identify the docket numbers, PHMSA-2011-0009 and 
PHMSA-2015-0173 at the beginning of your comments. Note that all 
comments received will be posted without change to https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. You 
should know that anyone is able to search the electronic form of all 
comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf 
of an association, business, labor union, etc.). 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 view the Privacy 
Notice at https://www.regulations.gov before submitting any such 
comments.
    Docket: For access to the docket or to read background documents or 
comments, go to https://www.regulations.gov at any time or to Room W12-
140 on the ground level of the DOT 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-2011-0009 and PHMSA 2015-
0173.'' 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.

Privacy Act Statement

    Anyone may search the electronic form of all comments received for 
any of our dockets. You may review DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement 
in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000, (70 FR 19477) or 
visit https://dms.dot.gov.

Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities

    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities, or to seek special assistance at the meeting, please 
contact Cheryl Whetsel at 202-366-4431 by December 1, 2015.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about the meetings, 
contact Cheryl Whetsel by phone at 202-366-4431 or by email at 
cheryl.whetsel@dot.gov or for technical contents about the proposed 
rule contact Mike Israni by phone at 202-366-4595 or by email at 
mike.israni@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Meeting Details

    Members of the public may attend and make a statement during the 
advisory committee meetings. For a better chance to speak at the 
meetings, please contact the individual listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT by December 1, 2015.

II. Committee Background

    The GPAC is a statutorily mandated committee that advises PHMSA on 
proposed safety standards, risks assessments, and safety policies for 
natural gas pipelines. The committee falls under the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 5 U.S.C. App. 1) and is mandated by the 
pipeline safety law (49 U.S.C. Chap. 601). The committee consists of 15 
members--with membership evenly divided among the federal and state 
government, the regulated industry, and the public. The committee 
advises PHMSA on technical feasibility, practicability, and cost-
effectiveness of each proposed pipeline safety standard. PHMSA staff 
may also provide an update on several regulatory and policy initiatives 
if time allows.

III. Preliminary Agenda

    The agenda will include the committee's discussion and vote on the 
proposed rule, ``Pipeline Safety: Expanding the Use of Excess Flow 
Valves in Gas Distribution Systems to Applications Other Than Single-
Family Residences'' published in the Federal Register on July 15, 2015 
(80 FR 41460) and on the associated regulatory analysis and 
environmental assessment.
    The NPRM proposes to expand requirements for the use of excess flow 
valves beyond certain single-family homes to include additional homes 
and small commercial natural gas customers. Further, the NPRM proposes 
that manual service line shut-off valves (e.g., curb valves) be 
installed on new or replaced service lines servicing customers that use 
large quantities of natural gas, such as industrial facilities. Excess 
flow valves or curb valves are used in natural gas distribution 
pipelines to restrict the flow of gas if a line is broken or damaged, 
limiting the impact of a leak or explosion.'' An informational 
presentation on EFVs was given to the advisory committee at a meeting 
held on August 26, 2015. The presentation (day 2, agenda item 8b) may 
be found on the Web site: https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/pipeline/regs/technical-advisory-comm/meeting/august-25-and-26-2015-joint-meeting-gas-and-liquid.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on November 23, 2015, under authority 
delegated in 49 CFR 1.97.
Alan K. Mayberry,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Programs.
[FR Doc. 2015-30208 Filed 11-27-15; 8:45 am]
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