Pipeline Safety: Meeting of the Voluntary Information-Sharing System Working Group, 27544-27545 [2017-12517]

Download as PDF 27544 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 114 / Thursday, June 15, 2017 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2016–0015] Emergency Route Working Group— Notice of Public Meetings Federal Highway Administration (FHWA); DOT. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces three meetings of the Emergency Route Working Group (ERWG). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) requires that notice of such meetings be published in the Federal Register. DATES: Three public meetings will be held on (all times Eastern): • Tuesday, June 27, 2017, from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., and Wednesday, June 28, 2017, from 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. • Wednesday, July 12, 2017, from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., and Thursday, July 13, 2017, from 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. • Wednesday, August 9, 2017, from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., and Thursday, August 10, 2017, from 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: All sessions of these public meetings will be held at U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave., Conference Center, Washington, DC 20590. Due to the limited amount of parking around DOT Headquarters, use of public transit is strongly advised. The DOT is served by the Navy Yard Metrorail Station (Green line). The closest exit to DOT Headquarters is the Navy Yard exit. Train and bus schedules are available at Metrorail’s Web site at: http://www.wmata.com/rider_tools/ tripplanner/tripplanner_form_solo.cfm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Crystal Jones, FHWA Office of Freight Management and Operations, (202) 366– 2976, or via email at Crystal.Jones@ dot.gov or erwg@dot.gov. For legal questions, contact Seetha Srinivasan, FHWA Office of the Chief Counsel, (202) 366–4099 or via email at Seetha.Srinivasan@dot.gov. Office hours for FHWA are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Electronic Access An electronic copy of this notice may be downloaded from the Federal Register’s home page at: http:// www.archives.gov; the Government Publishing Office’s database at: https:// www.gpo.gov/fdsys/; or the specific docket page at: www.regulations.gov. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:10 Jun 14, 2017 Jkt 241001 Background Purpose of the Committee: Section 5502 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act (Pub. L. 114– 94) requires DOT to establish an emergency route working group to determine best practices for expeditious State approval of special permits for vehicles involved in emergency response and recovery. Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, FHWA’s Office of Freight Management and Operations is announcing a public meeting of the Emergency Route Working Group. These public meeting will be held on: • Tuesday, June 27, 2017, from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., and Wednesday, June 28, 2017, from 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. • Wednesday, July 12, 2017, from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., and Thursday, July 13, 2017, from 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. • Wednesday, August 9, 2017, from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., and Thursday, August 10, 2017, from 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. These meetings are being conducted to develop recommendations for the DOT Secretary on issues and associated best practices to encourage expeditious State approval of special permits for vehicles involved in emergency response and recovery. Tentative Agenda: The agenda will include a topical discussion on considerations for best practices; including whether: (1) Impediments currently exist that prevent expeditious State approval of special permits for vehicles involved in emergency response and recovery; (2) it is possible to pre-identify and establish emergency routes between States through which infrastructure repair materials could be delivered following a natural disaster or emergency; (3) a State could pre-designate an emergency route identified under paragraph (2) as a certified emergency route if a motor vehicle that exceeds the otherwise applicable Federal and State truck size and weight limits may safely operate along such route during periods of declared emergency and recovery from such periods; and (4) an online map could be created to identify each pre-designated emergency route under paragraph (3), including information on specific vehicle limitations, obligations, and notification requirements along that route. Public Participation: All sessions of these meetings are open to the public. The Designated Federal Officer and the Chair of the Committee will conduct the meeting to facilitate the orderly conduct of business. If you would like to file a PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 written statement with the Committee, you may do so either before or after the meeting by submitting an electronic copy of that statement to erwg@dot.gov or the specific docket page at: www.regulations.gov. If you would like to make oral statements regarding any of the items on the agenda, you should contact Crystal Jones at the phone number listed above or email your request to erwg@dot.gov. You must make your request for an oral statement at least 5 business days prior to the meeting. Reasonable provisions will be made to include any such presentation on the agenda. Public comment will be limited to 3 minutes per speaker, per topic. Minutes: An electronic copy of the minutes from all meetings will be available for download within 60 days of the conclusion of the meeting at: http://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/fastact/erwg/ index.htm. Authority: Section 5502 of Pub. L. 114– 94; 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2; 41 CFR 102–3.65; 49 CFR 1.85. Issued on: June 12, 2017. Walter C. Waidelich, Jr., Acting Deputy Administrator, Federal Highway Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–12451 Filed 6–12–17; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2016–0128] Pipeline Safety: Meeting of the Voluntary Information-Sharing System Working Group Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces a public meeting of the recently created Voluntary Information-Sharing System (VIS) Working Group. The VIS Working Group will convene to continue the discussion on the need for, and the identification of, a voluntary information-sharing system. DATES: The VIS Working Group will meet on June 29, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and June 30, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET. The meeting will not be web cast; however, any documents presented will be available on the meeting Web site and posted on the E-Gov Web site: http://www.regulations.gov under docket number PHMSA–2016–0128 within 30 days following the meeting. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15JNN1.SGM 15JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 114 / Thursday, June 15, 2017 / Notices The meeting will be held at the Hilton Arlington, 950 North Stafford Street, Arlington, VA 22203. The meeting agenda and any additional information will be published on the following VIS Working Group and registration page at: https:// primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/ MtgHome.mtg?mtg=125. pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES 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: https://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/ meetings/MtgHome.mtg?mtg=125 no later than 10 days prior to the meeting date, 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. 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 10 days prior to the meeting. Written comments: 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 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays. Instructions: Identify the docket number PHMSA–2016–0128 at the beginning of your comments. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:10 Jun 14, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 a.m. and 5 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– 2016–0128.’’ The Docket Clerk will date stamp the postcard prior to returning it to you via the U.S. mail. Privacy Act Statement DOT may solicit comments from the public regarding certain general notices. 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. 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. Background The VIS Working Group is a recently created advisory committee established in accordance with Section 10 of the Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act of 2016 (Pub. L. 114–183), the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., App. 2, as amended) and 41 CFR 102–3.50(a). On December 15, 2016, the Secretary of Transportation (the Secretary) appointed 24 members to the committee. The first committee meeting convened on December 19, 2016, to conduct committee and staff introductions, review the mandate requirements, review the committee charter and bylaws, introduce the concept of voluntary informationsharing, and discuss plans for future meetings. II. Meeting Details and Agenda The VIS Working Group agenda will include briefings on topics such as mandate requirements, existing integrity management regulations, data types and tools, ILI repair methods, geographic information system pipeline data and operator implementation, potential subcommittee needs, past integrity PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 27545 management lessons learned, examples of existing information-sharing systems, safety management systems, and the potential need for additional expertise with committee membership. As part of its work, the committee will ultimately provide recommendations to the Secretary, as required and specifically outlined in Section 10 of Public Law 114–183, addressing: (a) The need for, and the identification of, a system to ensure that dig verification data are shared with inline inspection operators to the extent consistent with the need to maintain proprietary and security-sensitive data in a confidential manner to improve pipeline safety and inspection technology; (b) Ways to encourage the exchange of pipeline inspection information and the development of advanced pipeline inspection technologies and enhanced risk analysis; (c) Opportunities to share data, including dig verification data between operators of pipeline facilities and inline inspector vendors to expand knowledge of the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of in-line inspection technology and methodologies; (d) Options to create a secure system that protects proprietary data while encouraging the exchange of pipeline inspection information and the development of advanced pipeline inspection technologies and enhanced risk analysis; (e) Means and best practices for the protection of safety and securitysensitive information and proprietary information; and (f) Regulatory, funding, and legal barriers to sharing the information described in paragraphs (a) through (d). The Secretary will publish the VIS Working Group’s recommendations on a publicly available DOT Web site. The VIS Working Group will fulfill its purpose once its recommendations are published online. The agenda will be published on the PHMSA meeting page https:// primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/ MtgHome.mtg?mtg=125, once it is finalized. Issued in Washington, DC, on June 13, 2017, under authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.97. Linda Daugherty, Deputy Associate Administrator for Field Operations. [FR Doc. 2017–12517 Filed 6–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P E:\FR\FM\15JNN1.SGM 15JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 114 (Thursday, June 15, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27544-27545]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-12517]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2016-0128]


Pipeline Safety: Meeting of the Voluntary Information-Sharing 
System Working Group

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces a public meeting of the recently created 
Voluntary Information-Sharing System (VIS) Working Group. The VIS 
Working Group will convene to continue the discussion on the need for, 
and the identification of, a voluntary information-sharing system.

DATES: The VIS Working Group will meet on June 29, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. 
to 5 p.m. and June 30, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET.
    The meeting will not be web cast; however, any documents presented 
will be available on the meeting Web site and posted on the E-Gov Web 
site: http://www.regulations.gov under docket number PHMSA-2016-0128 
within 30 days following the meeting.

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ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Arlington, 950 North 
Stafford Street, Arlington, VA 22203. The meeting agenda and any 
additional information will be published on the following VIS Working 
Group and registration page at: https://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/MtgHome.mtg?mtg=125.

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=125 no later than 10 days 
prior to the meeting date, 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.
    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 10 days prior to the meeting.
    Written comments: 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 a.m. 
and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays.
    Instructions: Identify the docket number PHMSA-2016-0128 at the 
beginning of your comments. Note that all comments received will be 
posted without change to 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 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 a.m. and 5 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-2016-0128.'' The Docket Clerk 
will date stamp the postcard prior to returning it to you via the U.S. 
mail.

Privacy Act Statement

    DOT may solicit comments from the public regarding certain general 
notices. 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.

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. Background

    The VIS Working Group is a recently created advisory committee 
established in accordance with Section 10 of the Protecting our 
Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act of 2016 (Pub. L. 
114-183), the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., App. 2, 
as amended) and 41 CFR 102-3.50(a). On December 15, 2016, the Secretary 
of Transportation (the Secretary) appointed 24 members to the 
committee. The first committee meeting convened on December 19, 2016, 
to conduct committee and staff introductions, review the mandate 
requirements, review the committee charter and bylaws, introduce the 
concept of voluntary information-sharing, and discuss plans for future 
meetings.

II. Meeting Details and Agenda

    The VIS Working Group agenda will include briefings on topics such 
as mandate requirements, existing integrity management regulations, 
data types and tools, ILI repair methods, geographic information system 
pipeline data and operator implementation, potential subcommittee 
needs, past integrity management lessons learned, examples of existing 
information-sharing systems, safety management systems, and the 
potential need for additional expertise with committee membership. As 
part of its work, the committee will ultimately provide recommendations 
to the Secretary, as required and specifically outlined in Section 10 
of Public Law 114-183, addressing:
    (a) The need for, and the identification of, a system to ensure 
that dig verification data are shared with in-line inspection operators 
to the extent consistent with the need to maintain proprietary and 
security-sensitive data in a confidential manner to improve pipeline 
safety and inspection technology;
    (b) Ways to encourage the exchange of pipeline inspection 
information and the development of advanced pipeline inspection 
technologies and enhanced risk analysis;
    (c) Opportunities to share data, including dig verification data 
between operators of pipeline facilities and in-line inspector vendors 
to expand knowledge of the advantages and disadvantages of the 
different types of in-line inspection technology and methodologies;
    (d) Options to create a secure system that protects proprietary 
data while encouraging the exchange of pipeline inspection information 
and the development of advanced pipeline inspection technologies and 
enhanced risk analysis;
    (e) Means and best practices for the protection of safety and 
security-sensitive information and proprietary information; and
    (f) Regulatory, funding, and legal barriers to sharing the 
information described in paragraphs (a) through (d).
    The Secretary will publish the VIS Working Group's recommendations 
on a publicly available DOT Web site. The VIS Working Group will 
fulfill its purpose once its recommendations are published online.
    The agenda will be published on the PHMSA meeting page https://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/MtgHome.mtg?mtg=125, once it is 
finalized.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on June 13, 2017, under authority 
delegated in 49 CFR 1.97.
Linda Daugherty,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Field Operations.
[FR Doc. 2017-12517 Filed 6-14-17; 8:45 am]
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