Pipeline Safety: Research and Development Forum, 76686-76687 [2016-26564]

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Methodology: Information provided for registration is collected electronically via the Alumni Web site, alumni.state.gov. Additional Information: Since the previous approval, improvements made to the Web site have decreased the burden to respondents by 30%. International Exchange Alumni is a secure, encrypted Web site. Dated: October 7, 2016. Alyson Grunder, Director, Office of Policy and Evaluation, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2016–26594 Filed 11–2–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2016–0127] Pipeline Safety: Research and Development Forum Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of public forum. AGENCY: This notice announces a PHMSA sponsored Pipeline Safety Research and Development Forum. PHMSA periodically holds this public forum to generate a national research agenda that fosters solutions for the many challenges with pipeline safety and with protecting the environment. This forum allows public, government, and industry pipeline stakeholders to develop a consensus on the technical gaps and challenges for future research. It also reduces duplication of programs, factors ongoing research efforts, leverages resources, and broadens synergies. The national research agenda developed through this forum is aligned with the needs of the pipeline safety mission and makes use of the best available knowledge and expertise and considers stakeholder perspectives. DATES: The public forum will be held on November 16–17, 2016. Name badge pick up and on-site registration will be available starting at 7:00 a.m. on November 16, with the public forum taking place from 8:00 a.m. until approximately 4:30 p.m., November 17 central time. ADDRESSES: The public forum will be held at the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center, 127 Public Square, (Driveway Entrance on 1360 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00134 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 West Mall Drive), Cleveland, OH 44114. The hotel can be contacted at 800–228– 9290 or 216–696–9200 or at http:// www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/clesccleveland-marriott-downtown-at-keycenter/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Smith, Engineering and Research Division, at 919–238–4759 or robert.w.smith@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Registration: Members of the public may attend this free forum. Please note that this public forum will not be available by webcast. Onsite registration will also be available for those attending in person. Event reporting and presentations will be available shortly after the public forum. Comments: Members of the public may submit written comments either before or after the public forum. Comments should reference Docket No. PHMSA–2016–0127. Comments may be submitted in the following ways: • E-Gov Web site: http:// www.regulations.gov. This site allows the public to enter comments on any Federal Register notice issued by any agency. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management System, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. Hand Delivery: DOT Docket Management System, Room W12–140, on the ground floor of the 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. Instructions: Identify the docket number PHMSA–2016–0127 at the beginning of your comments. If you submit your comments by mail, submit two copies. If you wish to receive confirmation that PHMSA has received your comments, include a selfaddressed stamped postcard. Internet users may submit comments at http:// www.regulations.gov. Note: Comments will be posted without changes or edits to http:// www.regulations.gov including any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act Statement below for additional information. 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 April 11, 2000, (65 FR 19476) or visit http:// dms.dot.gov. E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 213 / Thursday, November 3, 2016 / Notices Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities, or to request special assistance at the meeting, please contact Robert Smith, Engineering and Research Division, at 919–238–4759 or robert.w.smith@dot.gov. Issued in Washington, DC on October 31, 2016, under authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.97. Linda Daugherty, Deputy Associate Administrator for Field Operations. [FR Doc. 2016–26564 Filed 11–2–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [PHMSA–2008–0213 Empire Pipeline, Inc.] Pipeline Safety; Request for Special Permit Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Transportation. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: PHMSA is publishing this notice to seek public comments on a request for special permit, seeking relief from compliance with certain requirements in the federal pipeline safety regulations. At the conclusion of the 30-day comment period, PHMSA will review the comments received from this notice as part of its evaluation to grant or deny the special permit request. SUMMARY: Docket No. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES PHMSA–2008– 0213. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Submit any comments regarding this special permit request by December 5, 2016. ADDRESSES: Comments should reference Docket No. PHMSA–2008–0213 and may be submitted in the following ways: • E-Gov Web site: http:// 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 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. • Hand Delivery: 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: You should identify the docket number for the special permit request you are commenting on at the beginning of your comments. 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 http:// www.Regulations.gov. DATES: Note: Comments are posted without changes or edits to http:// www.Regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. There is a privacy 76687 statement published on http:// www.Regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: General: Ms. Kay McIver by telephone at 202–366–0113, or email at kay.mciver@dot.gov. Technical: Mr. Steve Nanney by telephone at 713–628–7479, or email at Steve.Nanney@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PHMSA has received a special permit request from a pipeline operator seeking relief from compliance with certain federal pipeline safety regulations. The request includes a technical analysis and draft Environmental Analysis (EA), provided by the operator and has been filed at www.Regulations.gov, in Docket No. PHMSA–2008–0213. PHMSA invites interested persons to participate by reviewing this special permit request and draft EA at http:// www.Regulations.gov, and by submitting written comments, data or other views. Please include any comments on potential safety and environmental impacts that may result if the special permit is granted. Before issuing a decision on this special permit request, PHMSA will evaluate all comments received on or before the comment closing date. Comments will be evaluated after this date if it is possible to do so without incurring additional expense or delay. PHMSA will consider each relevant comment we receive in making our decision to grant or deny the request. PHMSA has received the following special permit request: Requester Regulation(s) Nature of special permit Empire Pipeline, Inc., also referred to as Empire State Pipeline (Empire). 49 CFR 192.611 ... To authorize Empire to include approximately 1,055 feet of 24-inch diameter, 0.257-inch and 0.370-inch wall thickness Grade X–65, (14-mil Encoat fusion-bonded epoxy coated HFERW pipe, manufactured by Stupp Corporation, Baton Rouge, Louisiana) pipeline, as part of the existing special permit originally issued to Empire on May 20, 2010, and renewed on May 20, 2015. Special permit Segment 6 is located approximately 1,190 feet west of the Erie Canal crossing, between mile posts (MP) 99.13 and MP 99.33, in the Town of Macedon, Wayne County, New York. The Empire pipeline has two maximum allowable operating pressure (MAOP) sections. The existing five Special Permit Segments are all located along the western, 1,440 psig MAOP section. Special Permit Segment 6 is sought with respect to one segment of an approximate length of 1,055 feet located in the 1,000 psig MAOP section. Segment 6 was originally classified and designed for a Class 1 location. Construction of a recreational vehicle campground within 100 yards of the pipeline resulted in a class location change of the area from Class 1 to Class 3, as of November 20, 2015. The inclusion of Segment 6 into the current special permit will allow Empire to continue the operation of this segment at its current MAOP of 1,000 psig. 17:54 Nov 02, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00135 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 213 (Thursday, November 3, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 76686-76687]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-26564]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2016-0127]


Pipeline Safety: Research and Development Forum

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

ACTION: Notice of public forum.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces a PHMSA sponsored Pipeline Safety 
Research and Development Forum. PHMSA periodically holds this public 
forum to generate a national research agenda that fosters solutions for 
the many challenges with pipeline safety and with protecting the 
environment. This forum allows public, government, and industry 
pipeline stakeholders to develop a consensus on the technical gaps and 
challenges for future research. It also reduces duplication of 
programs, factors ongoing research efforts, leverages resources, and 
broadens synergies. The national research agenda developed through this 
forum is aligned with the needs of the pipeline safety mission and 
makes use of the best available knowledge and expertise and considers 
stakeholder perspectives.

DATES: The public forum will be held on November 16-17, 2016. Name 
badge pick up and on-site registration will be available starting at 
7:00 a.m. on November 16, with the public forum taking place from 8:00 
a.m. until approximately 4:30 p.m., November 17 central time.

ADDRESSES: The public forum will be held at the Cleveland Marriott 
Downtown at Key Center, 127 Public Square, (Driveway Entrance on 1360 
West Mall Drive), Cleveland, OH 44114. The hotel can be contacted at 
800-228-9290 or 216-696-9200 or at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/clesc-cleveland-marriott-downtown-at-key-center/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Smith, Engineering and Research 
Division, at 919-238-4759 or robert.w.smith@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Registration: Members of the public may attend this free forum. 
Please note that this public forum will not be available by webcast. 
Onsite registration will also be available for those attending in 
person. Event reporting and presentations will be available shortly 
after the public forum.
    Comments: Members of the public may submit written comments either 
before or after the public forum. Comments should reference Docket No. 
PHMSA-2016-0127. Comments may be submitted in the following ways:
     E-Gov Web site: http://www.regulations.gov. This site 
allows the public to enter comments on any Federal Register notice 
issued by any agency. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
     Mail: Docket Management System, U.S. Department of 
Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12-140, 
Washington, DC 20590.
    Hand Delivery: DOT Docket Management System, Room W12-140, on the 
ground floor of the 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.
    Instructions: Identify the docket number PHMSA-2016-0127 at the 
beginning of your comments. If you submit your comments by mail, submit 
two copies. If you wish to receive confirmation that PHMSA has received 
your comments, include a self-addressed stamped postcard. Internet 
users may submit comments at http://www.regulations.gov.

    Note: Comments will be posted without changes or edits to http://www.regulations.gov including any personal information provided. 
Please see the Privacy Act Statement below for additional 
information.

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 April 11, 2000, (65 FR 19476) or 
visit http://dms.dot.gov.

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Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities

    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities, or to request special assistance at the meeting, please 
contact Robert Smith, Engineering and Research Division, at 919-238-
4759 or robert.w.smith@dot.gov.

    Issued in Washington, DC on October 31, 2016, under authority 
delegated in 49 CFR 1.97.
Linda Daugherty,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Field Operations.
[FR Doc. 2016-26564 Filed 11-2-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-60-P