Pipeline Safety: Meeting of the Gas Pipeline Safety Advisory Committee, 88322-88323 [2016-29360]

Download as PDF 88322 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 235 / Wednesday, December 7, 2016 / Notices The bus driver survey would take 15 minutes with approximately 100 people for a total of 25 hours. Authority: 44 U.S.C. Section 3506(c)(2)(A). Dated: December 2, 2016. Jeff Michael, Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development. [FR Doc. 2016–29320 Filed 12–6–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2016–0136] Pipeline Safety: Meeting of the Gas Pipeline Safety Advisory Committee Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice; Advisory Committee meeting reschedule. AGENCY: This notice announces that the public meeting of the Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, also known as the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee (GPAC), scheduled for December 7–8, 2016, has been rescheduled for January 11–12, 2017. Notice of the original meeting appeared in the Federal Register on November 22, 2016, (81 FR 83795). DATES: The postponed meeting was scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST on both December 7, 2016, and December 8, 2016. The rescheduled meeting will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on both January 11, 2017, and January 12, 2017. The meetings will not be web cast; however, presentations will be available on the meeting Web site and posted on the E-Gov Web site: http:// www.regulations.gov under docket number PHMSA–2016–0136 within 30 days following the meeting. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Arlington, 950 North Stafford Street, Arlington, VA, 22203. Additional information regarding hotel and meeting registration and the agenda will be published on the following pipeline advisory committee meeting and registration page: https:// primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/ MtgHome.mtg?mtg=121. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Public Participation This meeting will be open to the public. Members of the public who wish to attend in person are asked to register at: https://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/ meetings/MtgHome.mtg?mtg=121 no VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Dec 06, 2016 Jkt 241001 later than January 4, 2017, in order to facilitate entry and guarantee seating. Members of the public who attend in person will also be provided opportunities to make statements during the meeting. Written comments: Persons who wish to submit written comments on the meeting may be submitted to the docket 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 Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Hand Delivery: 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 on Federal holidays. Instructions: Identify the docket number PHMSA–2016–0136 at the beginning of your comments. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Anyone can 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, consider reviewing DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000, (65 FR 19477) or view the Privacy Notice at http://www.regulations.gov before submitting any such comments. Docket: For access to the docket or to read background documents or comments, go to http:// www.regulations.gov at any time or to Room W12–140 on the ground level of 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– 2016- 0136.’’ The Docket Clerk will date stamp the postcard prior to returning it to you via the U.S. mail. Privacy Act Statement In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. Services for Individuals with Disabilities: The public meeting will be physically accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodations, such as sign language interpretation or other ancillary aids, are asked to notify Cheryl Whetsel at cheryl.whetsel@dot.gov by December 30, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about the meeting, contact Cheryl Whetsel by phone at 202–366– 4431 or by email at cheryl.whetsel@ dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Meeting Details and Agenda The GPAC will be discussing the proposed rule, ‘‘Safety of Gas Transmission and Gathering Pipelines’’ published in the Federal Register on April 8, 2016, (81 FR 20722), and the associated regulatory analysis. PHMSA is proposing changes to part 192 that include: • Requiring periodic assessments of pipelines in locations where persons are expected to be at risk that are not already covered under the integrity management program requirements; • Modifying the repair criteria, both inside and outside of high consequence areas; • Requiring inspections of pipelines in areas affected by extreme weather, man-made and natural disasters, and other similar events; • Providing additional specificity for in-line inspection, including explicit requirements to account for uncertainty of reported inspection data when evaluating in-line inspection data to identify anomalies; • Expanding integrity assessment methods to explicitly address guided wave ultrasonic inspection and excavation with direct in-situ examination; • Providing clearer functional requirements for conducting risk assessment for integrity management, including addressing seismic risk; • Expanding the mandatory data collection and integration requirements for integrity management, including data validation and seismicity; • Adding requirements to address Management of Change; • Repealing the use of API 80 for gathering lines; • Applying Type B requirements to newly regulated Type A gathering lines E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 235 / Wednesday, December 7, 2016 / Notices in Class 1 locations to > 8-inch along with emergency requirements (GAO Recommendation 14–667); • Extending the reporting requirements to all gathering lines; • Expanding requirements for corrosion protection to specify additional post-construction quality checks and periodic operational and maintenance checks to address coating integrity, cathodic protection, and gas quality monitoring; • Requiring operators to report MAOP Exceedance; • Requiring safety features on in-line inspection tool launchers and receivers; • Adding certain types of roadways to definition of ‘‘identified sites’’ (NTSB P–14–1); and • Addressing grandfathered pipe and pipe with inadequate records. The agenda, once finalized, will be published on the meeting page. II. Committee Background The GPAC is a statutorily mandated advisory committee that advises PHMSA on proposed gas pipeline safety standards and risk assessments for transporting gas and for gas pipeline facilities. The committee is established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2, as amended) and 49 U.S.C. 60115. The committee consists of 15 members—with membership evenly divided among the federal and state governments, the regulated industry, and the general public. The committees advise PHMSA on the technical feasibility, reasonableness, costeffectiveness, and practicability of each proposed pipeline safety standard. Issued in Washington, DC on December 2, 2016, under authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.97. Alan K. Mayberry, Acting Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. 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AGENCY: The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of 14 entities whose property and interests in SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Dec 06, 2016 Jkt 241001 property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 13722, ‘‘Blocking Property of the Government of North Korea and the Workers’ Party of Korea, and Prohibiting Certain Transactions With Respect to North Korea,’’ 16 aircraft identified as property in which a Specially Designated National has an interest and that are therefore blocked pursuant to E.O. 13722, four individuals and one entity whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 13687, ‘‘Imposing Additional Sanctions With Respect to North Korea,’’ and three individuals and one entity whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 13382, ‘‘Blocking Property of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators and Their Supporters.’’ DATES: OFAC’s actions described in this notice were effective on December 2, 2016. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 235 (Wednesday, December 7, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 88322-88323]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-29360]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2016-0136]


Pipeline Safety: Meeting of the Gas Pipeline Safety Advisory 
Committee

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

ACTION: Notice; Advisory Committee meeting reschedule.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces that the public meeting of the Technical 
Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, also known as the Gas Pipeline 
Advisory Committee (GPAC), scheduled for December 7-8, 2016, has been 
rescheduled for January 11-12, 2017. Notice of the original meeting 
appeared in the Federal Register on November 22, 2016, (81 FR 83795).

DATES: The postponed meeting was scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
EST on both December 7, 2016, and December 8, 2016. The rescheduled 
meeting will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on both January 11, 
2017, and January 12, 2017.
    The meetings will not be web cast; however, presentations will be 
available on the meeting Web site and posted on the E-Gov Web site: 
http://www.regulations.gov under docket number PHMSA-2016-0136 within 
30 days following the meeting.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Arlington, 950 North 
Stafford Street, Arlington, VA, 22203. Additional information regarding 
hotel and meeting registration and the agenda will be published on the 
following pipeline advisory committee meeting and registration page: 
https://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/MtgHome.mtg?mtg=121.

Public Participation

    This meeting will be open to the public. Members of the public who 
wish to attend in person are asked to register at: https://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/MtgHome.mtg?mtg=121 no later than January 
4, 2017, in order to facilitate entry and guarantee seating. Members of 
the public who attend in person will also be provided opportunities to 
make statements during the meeting.
    Written comments: Persons who wish to submit written comments on 
the meeting may be submitted to the docket 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 Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation 
(DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Room W12-140, 
Washington, DC 20590-0001.
    Hand Delivery: 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 on Federal holidays.
    Instructions: Identify the docket number PHMSA-2016-0136 at the 
beginning of your comments. Note that all comments received will be 
posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any 
personal information provided. Anyone can 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, 
consider reviewing DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal 
Register published on April 11, 2000, (65 FR 19477) or view the Privacy 
Notice at http://www.regulations.gov before submitting any such 
comments.
    Docket: For access to the docket or to read background documents or 
comments, go to http://www.regulations.gov at any time or to Room W12-
140 on the ground level of 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-2016- 0136.'' The Docket Clerk 
will date stamp the postcard prior to returning it to you via the U.S. 
mail.

Privacy Act Statement

    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.
    Services for Individuals with Disabilities: The public meeting will 
be physically accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals 
requiring accommodations, such as sign language interpretation or other 
ancillary aids, are asked to notify Cheryl Whetsel at 
cheryl.whetsel@dot.gov by December 30, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about the meeting, 
contact Cheryl Whetsel by phone at 202-366-4431 or by email at 
cheryl.whetsel@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Meeting Details and Agenda

    The GPAC will be discussing the proposed rule, ``Safety of Gas 
Transmission and Gathering Pipelines'' published in the Federal 
Register on April 8, 2016, (81 FR 20722), and the associated regulatory 
analysis. PHMSA is proposing changes to part 192 that include:
     Requiring periodic assessments of pipelines in locations 
where persons are expected to be at risk that are not already covered 
under the integrity management program requirements;
     Modifying the repair criteria, both inside and outside of 
high consequence areas;
     Requiring inspections of pipelines in areas affected by 
extreme weather, man-made and natural disasters, and other similar 
events;
     Providing additional specificity for in-line inspection, 
including explicit requirements to account for uncertainty of reported 
inspection data when evaluating in-line inspection data to identify 
anomalies;
     Expanding integrity assessment methods to explicitly 
address guided wave ultrasonic inspection and excavation with direct 
in-situ examination;
     Providing clearer functional requirements for conducting 
risk assessment for integrity management, including addressing seismic 
risk;
     Expanding the mandatory data collection and integration 
requirements for integrity management, including data validation and 
seismicity;
     Adding requirements to address Management of Change;
     Repealing the use of API 80 for gathering lines;
     Applying Type B requirements to newly regulated Type A 
gathering lines

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in Class 1 locations to > 8-inch along with emergency requirements (GAO 
Recommendation 14-667);
     Extending the reporting requirements to all gathering 
lines;
     Expanding requirements for corrosion protection to specify 
additional post-construction quality checks and periodic operational 
and maintenance checks to address coating integrity, cathodic 
protection, and gas quality monitoring;
     Requiring operators to report MAOP Exceedance;
     Requiring safety features on in-line inspection tool 
launchers and receivers;
     Adding certain types of roadways to definition of 
``identified sites'' (NTSB P-14-1); and
     Addressing grandfathered pipe and pipe with inadequate 
records.
    The agenda, once finalized, will be published on the meeting page.

II. Committee Background

    The GPAC is a statutorily mandated advisory committee that advises 
PHMSA on proposed gas pipeline safety standards and risk assessments 
for transporting gas and for gas pipeline facilities. The committee is 
established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 
U.S.C. App. 2, as amended) and 49 U.S.C. 60115. The committee consists 
of 15 members--with membership evenly divided among the federal and 
state governments, the regulated industry, and the general public. The 
committees advise PHMSA on the technical feasibility, reasonableness, 
cost-effectiveness, and practicability of each proposed pipeline safety 
standard.

    Issued in Washington, DC on December 2, 2016, under authority 
delegated in 49 CFR 1.97.
Alan K. Mayberry,
Acting Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety.
[FR Doc. 2016-29360 Filed 12-6-16; 8:45 am]
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