Hazardous Materials: Emergency Waiver No. 3, 44697-44698 [2017-20355]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 184 / Monday, September 25, 2017 / Notices In accordance with the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 5103(c), the Acting Administrator for the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), hereby declares that an emergency exists that warrants issuance of a Waiver of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR, 49 CFR parts 171– 180) to persons conducting operations under the direction of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 (1445 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75202) within the Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey disaster and emergency areas of Texas and Louisiana. The Waiver is granted to support EPA in taking appropriate actions to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a threat to public health, welfare, or the environment caused by actual or potential oil and hazardous materials incidents resulting from Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey. On August 25, 2017, the President issued a Major Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Harvey for affected counties in Texas (DR–4332); and an Emergency Declaration for Tropical Storm Harvey for affected counties in Louisiana (EM– 3382) on August 28, 2017. This Waiver Order covers all counties identified in both declarations, as amended. Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 5103(c), PHMSA has authority delegated by the Secretary (49 CFR 1.97(b)(3)) to waive compliance with any part of the HMR provided that the grant of the waiver is: (1) In the public interest; (2) not inconsistent with the safety of transporting hazardous materials; and (3) necessary to facilitate the safe movement of hazardous materials into, from, and within an area of a major disaster or emergency that has been declared under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.). Given the continuing impacts caused by Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey, PHMSA’s Acting Administrator has determined that regulatory relief is in the public interest and necessary to ensure the safe transportation in commerce of hazardous materials while EPA executes its recovery and cleanup efforts in Texas and Louisiana. Specifically, PHMSA’s Acting Administrator finds that issuing this Waiver Order will allow EPA to conduct its emergency support function under the National Response Framework to safely remove, transport, and dispose of hazardous materials. By execution of this Waiver Order, persons conducting operations under the direction of EPA Region 6 within the Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey disaster and emergency areas of Texas and Louisiana are authorized to offer and transport non- asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:45 Sep 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 radioactive hazardous materials under alternative safety requirements imposed by EPA Region 6 when compliance with the HMR is not practicable. Under this Waiver Order, non-radioactive hazardous materials may be transported to staging areas within 50 miles of the point of origin. Further transportation of the hazardous materials from staging areas must in be full compliance with the HMR. This Waiver Order is effective September 1, 2017, and shall remain in effect for 30 days from the date of issuance. Drue Pearce, Acting Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–20357 Filed 9–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2017–0109; Notice No. 2017–09] Hazardous Materials: Emergency Waiver No. 3 Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of emergency waiver order. AGENCY: The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is issuing an emergency waiver order to persons conducting operations under the direction of Environmental Protection Agency Region 4 or United States Coast Guard 7th District within the Hurricane Irma emergency area of Georgia. This Waiver Order is effective September 10, 2017, and shall remain in effect for 30 days from the date of issuance. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adam Horsley, Deputy Assistant Chief Counsel for Hazardous Materials Safety, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, telephone: (202) 366– 4400. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 5103(c), the Acting Administrator for the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), hereby declares that an emergency exists that warrants issuance of a Waiver of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR, 49 CFR parts 171–180) to persons conducting operations under the direction of Environmental Protection SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00143 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44697 Agency (EPA) Region 4 (61 Forsyth Street SW., Atlanta, GA 30303) or United States Coast Guard (USCG) 7th District (Brickell Plaza Federal Building, 909 SE 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33131– 3050) within the Hurricane Irma emergency area of Georgia. The Waiver is granted to support EPA and USCG in taking appropriate actions to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a threat to public health, welfare, or the environment caused by actual or potential oil and hazardous materials incidents resulting from Hurricane Irma. On September 8, 2017, the President issued an Emergency Declaration for Hurricane Irma for the counties of Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Burke, Camden, Candler, Charlton, Chatham, Clinch, Coffee, Echols, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Glynn, Jenkins, Jeff Davis, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Pierce, Screven, Tattnall, Toombs, Treutlen, Wayne, and Ware in Georgia (EM–3387). This Waiver Order covers all areas identified in the declaration, as amended. Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 5103(c), PHMSA has authority delegated by the Secretary (49 CFR 1.97(b)(3)) to waive compliance with any part of the HMR provided that the grant of the waiver is: (1) In the public interest; (2) not inconsistent with the safety of transporting hazardous materials; and (3) necessary to facilitate the safe movement of hazardous materials into, from, and within an area of a major disaster or emergency that has been declared under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.). Given the continuing impacts caused by Hurricane Irma, PHMSA’s Acting Administrator has determined that regulatory relief is in the public interest and necessary to ensure the safe transportation in commerce of hazardous materials while EPA and USCG execute their recovery and cleanup efforts in Georgia. Specifically, PHMSA’s Acting Administrator finds that issuing this Waiver Order will allow EPA and USCG to conduct their emergency support function under the National Response Framework to safely remove, transport, and dispose of hazardous materials. By execution of this Waiver Order, persons conducting operations under the direction of EPA Region 4 or USCG 7th District within the Hurricane Irma emergency area of Georgia are authorized to offer and transport non-radioactive hazardous materials under alternative safety requirements imposed by EPA Region 4 or USCG 7th District when compliance with the HMR is not practicable. Under this Waiver Order, non-radioactive E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1 44698 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 184 / Monday, September 25, 2017 / Notices hazardous materials may be transported to staging areas within 50 miles of the point of origin. Further transportation of the hazardous materials from staging areas must be in full compliance with the HMR. This Waiver Order is effective September 10, 2017, and shall remain in effect for 30 days from the date of issuance. Drue Pearce, Acting Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–20355 Filed 9–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–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 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 November 29, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on November 30, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., ET. Members of the public who wish to attend in person are asked to register no later than November 19, 2017. Individuals requiring accommodations, such as sign language interpretation or other ancillary aids, are asked to notify the working group by November 22, 2017. For additional information see the ADDRESSES section. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hilton Arlington, 950 North Stafford Street, Arlington, Virginia 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=126. 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: https://www.regulations.gov under asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:45 Sep 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 docket number PHMSA–2016–0128 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: https://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/ meetings/MtgHome.mtg?mtg=126 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. Written comments: Written 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 20590–0001. 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–2016–0128 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 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, PO 00000 Frm 00144 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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– 2016–0128.’’ 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. The last committee meeting was on June 29–30, 2017, to discuss existing integrity management regulations, assessment types and tools, geographic information system pipeline data, operator implementation, and the potential need for short-term subcommittees. II. Meeting Details and Agenda The VIS Working Group agenda will include briefings on topics such as the mission and objective of the VIS effort, best practices, examples of existing information-sharing systems, safety management systems, and the establishment of subcommittees. As part of its work, the committee will ultimately provide recommendations to E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2017-0109; Notice No. 2017-09]


Hazardous Materials: Emergency Waiver No. 3

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

ACTION: Notice of emergency waiver order.

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SUMMARY: The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is 
issuing an emergency waiver order to persons conducting operations 
under the direction of Environmental Protection Agency Region 4 or 
United States Coast Guard 7th District within the Hurricane Irma 
emergency area of Georgia. This Waiver Order is effective September 10, 
2017, and shall remain in effect for 30 days from the date of issuance.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adam Horsley, Deputy Assistant Chief 
Counsel for Hazardous Materials Safety, Pipeline and Hazardous 
Materials Safety Administration, telephone: (202) 366-4400.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    In accordance with the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 5103(c), the Acting 
Administrator for the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety 
Administration (PHMSA), hereby declares that an emergency exists that 
warrants issuance of a Waiver of the Hazardous Materials Regulations 
(HMR, 49 CFR parts 171-180) to persons conducting operations under the 
direction of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 (61 Forsyth 
Street SW., Atlanta, GA 30303) or United States Coast Guard (USCG) 7th 
District (Brickell Plaza Federal Building, 909 SE 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 
33131-3050) within the Hurricane Irma emergency area of Georgia. The 
Waiver is granted to support EPA and USCG in taking appropriate actions 
to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a threat to public health, 
welfare, or the environment caused by actual or potential oil and 
hazardous materials incidents resulting from Hurricane Irma.
    On September 8, 2017, the President issued an Emergency Declaration 
for Hurricane Irma for the counties of Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, 
Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Burke, Camden, Candler, Charlton, Chatham, 
Clinch, Coffee, Echols, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Glynn, Jenkins, Jeff 
Davis, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Pierce, Screven, Tattnall, Toombs, 
Treutlen, Wayne, and Ware in Georgia (EM-3387).
    This Waiver Order covers all areas identified in the declaration, 
as amended. Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 5103(c), PHMSA has authority 
delegated by the Secretary (49 CFR 1.97(b)(3)) to waive compliance with 
any part of the HMR provided that the grant of the waiver is: (1) In 
the public interest; (2) not inconsistent with the safety of 
transporting hazardous materials; and (3) necessary to facilitate the 
safe movement of hazardous materials into, from, and within an area of 
a major disaster or emergency that has been declared under the Robert 
T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 
5121 et seq.).
    Given the continuing impacts caused by Hurricane Irma, PHMSA's 
Acting Administrator has determined that regulatory relief is in the 
public interest and necessary to ensure the safe transportation in 
commerce of hazardous materials while EPA and USCG execute their 
recovery and cleanup efforts in Georgia. Specifically, PHMSA's Acting 
Administrator finds that issuing this Waiver Order will allow EPA and 
USCG to conduct their emergency support function under the National 
Response Framework to safely remove, transport, and dispose of 
hazardous materials. By execution of this Waiver Order, persons 
conducting operations under the direction of EPA Region 4 or USCG 7th 
District within the Hurricane Irma emergency area of Georgia are 
authorized to offer and transport non-radioactive hazardous materials 
under alternative safety requirements imposed by EPA Region 4 or USCG 
7th District when compliance with the HMR is not practicable. Under 
this Waiver Order, non-radioactive

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hazardous materials may be transported to staging areas within 50 miles 
of the point of origin. Further transportation of the hazardous 
materials from staging areas must be in full compliance with the HMR.
    This Waiver Order is effective September 10, 2017, and shall remain 
in effect for 30 days from the date of issuance.

Drue Pearce,
Acting Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2017-20355 Filed 9-22-17; 8:45 am]
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