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Download as PDF 23714 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 98 / Tuesday, May 23, 2017 / Notices this notice and determined that granting the exemption will create a level of safety equal to or greater than not granting the exemptions. A second anonymous commenter stated that anybody who uses or abuses alcohol or drugs with this exemption should no longer qualify for the exemption. In addition, they should not be able to reapply until they can prove at least 5 years of drug and/or alcohol rehabilitation. As stated previously, FMCSA has reviewed the pertinent medical records and driving history of each driver on this notice and determined that granting the exemption will create a level of safety equal to or greater than not granting the exemptions. Assessment and evaluation for drug and alcohol abuse is provided during the medical certification examination process by certified medical examiners on FMCSA’s National Registry of certified medical examiners (MEs). Only drivers who meet the remaining physical qualification standards in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations [49 CFR 391.41(b)(1)–(13)] and are found ‘‘otherwise qualified by the ME are eligible to apply for a vision exemption. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES VI. Conclusion Based upon its evaluation of the 18 exemption applications, FMCSA exempts the following drivers from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10): James E. Demgard (NJ) David L. Erickson (SD) Ray A. Fields (KS) Jeffrey L. Gardner (CA) Thomas A. Grigsby (AR) Eugene C. Hamilton (NC) Jay A. Harding (OR) Melvin L. Hispley III (MD) Charlie E. Hoggard (TX) Richard S. Huzzard (PA) Kenneth E. Lewis (CA) George J. Paxson, III (DDE) Harlie C. Perryman, III (FL) Menno H. Reiff (PA) Steven R. Richter, Jr. (MN) Robert R. Schwabe (WA) Phillip Shelburne (TX) Wade C. Uhlir (MN) In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, each exemption will be valid for 2 years unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. The exemption will be revoked if: (1) The person fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the exemption has resulted in a lower level of safety than was maintained before it was granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136 and 31315. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:15 May 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 If the exemption is still effective at the end of the 2-year period, the person may apply to FMCSA for a renewal under procedures in effect at that time. Issued on: May 17, 2017. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2017–10563 Filed 5–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2016–0136] Pipeline Safety: Meeting of the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of advisory committee meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces a public meeting of the Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, also known as the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee (GPAC). The GPAC will meet to continue discussing topics and provisions for the proposed rule titled ‘‘Safety of Gas Transmission and Gathering Pipelines.’’ DATES: The committee will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Tuesday, June 6, 2017, and Wednesday, June 7, 2017. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held at the Westin Arlington Gateway, 801 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22203. The meeting agenda, and any additional information will be published on the following pipeline advisory committee meeting and registration page: https:// primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/ MtgHome.mtg?mtg=123. The meetings will not be webcast; 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: 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 the meeting links above no later than Friday, June 2, 2017 in order to facilitate entry and guarantee seating. Members of the public who attend in person will also be provided an opportunity to make a statement during the meeting. Written comments: Persons who wish to submit written comments on the PO 00000 Frm 00194 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 meeting may submit them 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. E:\FR\FM\23MYN1.SGM 23MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 98 / Tuesday, May 23, 2017 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 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 Friday, June 2, 2017. 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 considering the proposed rule titled, ‘‘Safety of Gas Transmission and Gathering Pipelines,’’ which was published in the Federal Register on April 8, 2016, (81 FR 20722) and on the associated regulatory analysis. In the proposed rule, PHMSA is proposing the following changes to Part 192: • Require 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. • Modify the repair criteria, both inside and outside of high consequence areas (HCAs). • Require inspections of pipelines in areas affected by extreme weather, manmade and natural disasters, and other similar events. • Provide additional specificity for in-line inspections, including explicit requirements to account for uncertainty of reported inspection data when evaluating in-line inspection data to identify anomalies. • Expand integrity assessment methods to explicitly address guided wave ultrasonic inspection and excavation with direct in-situ examination. • Provide clearer functional requirements for conducting risk assessments for integrity management, including addressing seismic risks. • Expand the mandatory data collection and integration requirements for integrity management, including data validation and seismicity. • Add requirements to address management of change. • Repeal the use of API Recommended Practice 80 for gathering lines. • Apply Type B requirements along with emergency requirements to newly regulated greater than 8-inch Type A gathering lines in Class 1 locations (GAO Recommendation 14–667). • Extend the reporting requirements to all gathering lines. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:15 May 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 • Expand requirements for corrosion protection to specify additional postconstruction quality checks, and periodic operational and maintenance checks to address coating integrity, cathodic protection, and gas quality monitoring. • Require operators to report maximum allowable operating pressure exceedances. • Require safety features on in-line inspection tool launchers and receivers. • Add certain types of roadways to the definition of ‘‘identified sites’’ (NTSB P–14–1). • Address grandfathered pipe and pipe with inadequate records. The GPAC meeting agenda will include a discussion on the following topics as time permits: —Corrosion control. —Records. —IM Clarifications. —Strengthened assessment requirements. —Assessments outside of HCAs. —Repair criteria revisions. —Material documentation. —Integrity Verification Process for grandfathered segments. The agenda will be published on the PHMSA meeting page https:// primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/ MtgHome.mtg?mtg=123, once it is finalized. II. Committee Background The GPAC is a statutorily mandated advisory committee that advises PHMSA on proposed gas pipeline safety standards and their associated risk assessments. 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 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 May 18, 2017, under authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.97. Alan K. Mayberry, Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 98 (Tuesday, May 23, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 23714-23715]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-10621]


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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 Advisory Committee

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

ACTION: Notice of advisory committee meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces a public meeting of the Technical 
Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, also known as the Gas Pipeline 
Advisory Committee (GPAC). The GPAC will meet to continue discussing 
topics and provisions for the proposed rule titled ``Safety of Gas 
Transmission and Gathering Pipelines.''

DATES: The committee will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017, and Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Westin Arlington Gateway, 
801 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22203. The meeting agenda, and any 
additional information will be published on the following pipeline 
advisory committee meeting and registration page: https://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/MtgHome.mtg?mtg=123.
    The meetings will not be webcast; 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.

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 the meeting links 
above no later than Friday, June 2, 2017 in order to facilitate entry 
and guarantee seating. Members of the public who attend in person will 
also be provided an opportunity to make a statement during the meeting.
    Written comments: Persons who wish to submit written comments on 
the meeting may submit them 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.

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    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 Friday, June 2, 2017.

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 considering the proposed rule titled, ``Safety of 
Gas Transmission and Gathering Pipelines,'' which was published in the 
Federal Register on April 8, 2016, (81 FR 20722) and on the associated 
regulatory analysis. In the proposed rule, PHMSA is proposing the 
following changes to Part 192:
     Require 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.
     Modify the repair criteria, both inside and outside of 
high consequence areas (HCAs).
     Require inspections of pipelines in areas affected by 
extreme weather, man-made and natural disasters, and other similar 
events.
     Provide additional specificity for in-line inspections, 
including explicit requirements to account for uncertainty of reported 
inspection data when evaluating in-line inspection data to identify 
anomalies.
     Expand integrity assessment methods to explicitly address 
guided wave ultrasonic inspection and excavation with direct in-situ 
examination.
     Provide clearer functional requirements for conducting 
risk assessments for integrity management, including addressing seismic 
risks.
     Expand the mandatory data collection and integration 
requirements for integrity management, including data validation and 
seismicity.
     Add requirements to address management of change.
     Repeal the use of API Recommended Practice 80 for 
gathering lines.
     Apply Type B requirements along with emergency 
requirements to newly regulated greater than 8-inch Type A gathering 
lines in Class 1 locations (GAO Recommendation 14-667).
     Extend the reporting requirements to all gathering lines.
     Expand 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.
     Require operators to report maximum allowable operating 
pressure exceedances.
     Require safety features on in-line inspection tool 
launchers and receivers.
     Add certain types of roadways to the definition of 
``identified sites'' (NTSB P-14-1).
     Address grandfathered pipe and pipe with inadequate 
records.
    The GPAC meeting agenda will include a discussion on the following 
topics as time permits:

--Corrosion control.
--Records.
--IM Clarifications.
--Strengthened assessment requirements.
--Assessments outside of HCAs.
--Repair criteria revisions.
--Material documentation.
--Integrity Verification Process for grandfathered segments.

    The agenda will be published on the PHMSA meeting page https://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/MtgHome.mtg?mtg=123, once it is 
finalized.

II. Committee Background

    The GPAC is a statutorily mandated advisory committee that advises 
PHMSA on proposed gas pipeline safety standards and their associated 
risk assessments. 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 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 May 18, 2017, under authority 
delegated in 49 CFR 1.97.
Alan K. Mayberry,
Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety.
[FR Doc. 2017-10621 Filed 5-22-17; 8:45 am]
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