Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities, Revision to Gas Distribution Annual Report, 48574-48575 [2017-22552]

Download as PDF 48574 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 200 / Wednesday, October 18, 2017 / Notices (b) The lens is marked with an industry standard bulb type: The headlamp lenses in question are clearly marked ‘‘9005’’ (the ANSI designation), which are well-known alternative designations for the HB3 bulb. This designation is recognized throughout the automotive industry, and is used by lighting manufacturers interchangeably with a lamp’s HB type. (c) The risk of consumer confusion is remote: A consumer can use the 9005 ANSI alternative to properly identify and purchase the correct replacement headlamp bulb for the affected vehicles. Hyundai searched a number of national automotive parts stores (Autozone, O’Reilly, Advanced Auto Parts, and Pep Boys), and found that all HB3 replacement bulbs in these stores were marked with the 9005 ANSI designation. In fact, the packaging on the replacement bulbs was more commonly marked with the ANSI designation than the HB type. (d) NHTSA precedent supports granting this petition: NHTSA has previously ruled that the noncompliance at issue here (lamps marked with the ANSI designation rather than the HB type) is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. On January 18, 2017, the Agency granted GM’s petition for inconsequential noncompliance regarding their high-beam headlamp lenses on model year 2012–2015 Chevrolet Sonic passenger cars that were not marked with ‘‘HB3’’ (the HB bulb type), as required by paragraph S6.5.3.4.1 of FMVSS No. 108. NHTSA granted the petition stating: ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES We agree with GM that the ANSI ‘9005’ designation is a well-known alternative designation for the HB3 light source and that the replacement light source packaging is commonly marked with both the HB type and ANSI designation. As such, we believe that consumers can properly identify and purchase the correct replacement upper beam light source for the affected vehicles. See General Motors, LLC, Grant of petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance, (NHTSA–2015–0035). Hyundai concluded by expressing the belief that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety, and that its petition to be exempted from providing notification of the noncompliance, as required by 49 U.S.C. 30118, and a remedy for the noncompliance, as required by 49 U.S.C. 30120, should be granted. that replacement light source packaging is commonly marked with both the HB type and ANSI designation. As such, we believe that consumers can properly identify and purchase the correct replacement upper beam light source for the affected vehicles. Further, the unique bulb holder design incorporated into the headlamps would prevent consumers from installing a light source other than an HB3/9005 so there would be no effect on headlamp performance. NHTSA’s Decision: In consideration of the foregoing, NHTSA finds that Hyundai has met its burden of persuasion that the subject FMVSS No. 108 noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. Accordingly, Hyundai’s petition is hereby granted and Hyundai is consequently exempted from the obligation of providing notification of, and a free remedy for, that noncompliance under 49 U.S.C. 30118 and 30120. NHTSA notes that the statutory provisions (49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h)) that permit manufacturers to file petitions for a determination of inconsequentiality allow NHTSA to exempt manufacturers only from the duties found in sections 30118 and 30120, respectively, to notify owners, purchasers, and dealers of a defect or noncompliance and to remedy the defect or noncompliance. Therefore, this decision only applies to the subject vehicles that Hyundai no longer controlled at the time it determined that the noncompliance existed. However, the granting of this petition does not relieve vehicle distributors and dealers of the prohibitions on the sale, offer for sale, or introduction or delivery for introduction into interstate commerce of the noncompliant vehicles under their control after Hyundai notified them that the subject noncompliance existed. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30118, 30120: delegations of authority at 49 CFR 1.95 and 501.8. Jeffrey M. Giuseppe, Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. [FR Doc. 2017–22515 Filed 10–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P NHTSA’S Decision NHTSA’s Analysis: We agree with Hyundai that the ANSI ‘‘9005’’ designation is a well-known alternative designation for the HB3 light source and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2017–0110] Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities, Revision to Gas Distribution Annual Report Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: PHMSA is preparing to request Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the revision of the gas distribution annual report currently approved under OMB control number 2137–0629. PHMSA proposes revising Part A and certain parts of the instructions. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA invites comments on the proposed revisions to the form and instructions. SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before December 18, 2017. ADDRESSES: 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. 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 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. Instructions: Identify the docket number, PHMSA–2017–0110, 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. 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 19476) or visit DATES: E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 18OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 200 / Wednesday, October 18, 2017 / Notices 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 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– 2017–0110.’’ The docket clerk will date stamp the postcard prior to returning it to you via the U.S. mail. Please note that due to delays in the delivery of U.S. mail to Federal offices in Washington, DC, we recommend that persons consider an alternative method (internet, fax, or professional delivery service) of submitting comments to the docket and ensuring their timely receipt at DOT. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angela Dow by telephone at 202–366– 1246, by fax at 202–366–4566, or by mail at DOT, PHMSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., PHP–30, Washington, DC 20590–0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Background Section 1320.8(d), Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, requires PHMSA to provide interested members of the public and affected agencies an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping requests. This notice identifies an information collection request for the gas distribution annual report that PHMSA will be submitting to OMB for approval. ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES B. Gas Distribution Annual Report PHMSA intends to revise the gas distribution annual report (PHMSA F 7100.1–1) and its instructions. PHMSA specifically proposes removing ‘‘Other’’ as a selection for Operator Type in Part A7 and adding guidance for the proper selection to the instructions. By eliminating ‘‘Other’’ as a selection, PHMSA would obtain more accurate data about the types of gas distribution operators. PHMSA proposes changing the instructions for PHMSA Form 7100.1–1, Gas Distribution System Annual Report, related to calculating the percent of lost and unaccounted for (LAUF) gas and negative percent values. PHMSA proposes calculating percent LAUF gas by dividing the LAUF volume by the gas consumption volume. PHMSA also VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Oct 17, 2017 Jkt 244001 proposes allowing a negative value to be reported for percent LAUF gas. These changes would harmonize the PHMSA and Energy Information Administration methodologies for calculating percent LAUF gas. C. Summary of Impacted Collections The following information is provided below for the impacted information collection: (1) Title of the information collection; (2) OMB control number; (3) Current expiration date; (4) Type of request; (5) Abstract of the information collection activity; (6) Description of affected public; (7) Estimate of total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden; and (8) Frequency of collection. PHMSA requests comments on the following information collection: 1. Title: Annual Report for Gas Distribution Pipeline Operators. OMB Control Number: 2137–0629. Current Expiration Date: 1/31/2018. Type of Request: Revision. Abstract: PHMSA intends to revise the form and instructions for the gas distribution annual report (PHMSA F 7100.1–1). Affected Public: Gas distribution pipeline operators. Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Total Annual Responses: 1,446. Total Annual Burden Hours: 24,582. Frequency of Collection: Annually. Comments are invited on: (a) The need for the proposed collection of information, including whether the information will have practical utility in helping the agency to achieve its pipeline safety goals; (b) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques. Issued in Washington, DC, on October 11, 2017, under authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.97. Alan K. Mayberry, Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. 2017–22552 Filed 10–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48575 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [Docket No. DOT–OST–2017–0155] Notice of Order Soliciting Community Proposals Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice of Order Soliciting Community Proposals (Order 2017–10– 7). AGENCY: The Department of Transportation is soliciting proposals from communities or consortia of communities interested in receiving grants under the Small Community Air Service Development Program. The full text of the Department’s order, including Appendices, is included in this Notice. As noted in the order, an application for a grant under this program must include a Grant Proposal of no more than 20 pages (one-sided only), a completed Application for Federal Domestic Assistance (SF424), a Summary Information Schedule, and any letters from the applicant community showing support. DATES: Applications must be submitted no later than December 15, 2017. ADDRESSES: Communities must submit applications electronically through http://www.grants.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brooke Chapman, Associate Director, Small Community Air Service Development Program, Office of Aviation Analysis, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W86–307, Washington, DC 20590, (202) 366–0577. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: By this order, the U.S. Department of Transportation (the Department or DOT) invites proposals from communities and/or consortia of communities interested in obtaining a federal grant under the Small Community Air Service Development Program (‘‘Small Community Program’’ or ‘‘SCASDP’’) to address air service and airfare issues in their communities. As discussed below, the Department has $10 million available for FY 2017 grant awards to carry out this program. Applications of no more than 20 onesided pages each (excluding the completed Application for Federal Domestic Assistance (SF424), Summary Information schedule, and any letters from the community or an air carrier showing support for the application), including all required information, must be submitted to www.grants.gov no later than 4:00 PM EST on December 15, 2017. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications in advance of the deadline. Please be SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 18OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2017-0110]


Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities, Revision to 
Gas Distribution Annual Report

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

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: PHMSA is preparing to request Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) approval for the revision of the gas distribution annual report 
currently approved under OMB control number 2137-0629. PHMSA proposes 
revising Part A and certain parts of the instructions. In accordance 
with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA invites comments on the 
proposed revisions to the form and instructions.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
December 18, 2017.

ADDRESSES: 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.
    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 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.
    Instructions: Identify the docket number, PHMSA-2017-0110, 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. 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 19476) or visit

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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 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-2017-
0110.'' The docket clerk will date stamp the postcard prior to 
returning it to you via the U.S. mail. Please note that due to delays 
in the delivery of U.S. mail to Federal offices in Washington, DC, we 
recommend that persons consider an alternative method (internet, fax, 
or professional delivery service) of submitting comments to the docket 
and ensuring their timely receipt at DOT.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angela Dow by telephone at 202-366-
1246, by fax at 202-366-4566, or by mail at DOT, PHMSA, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE., PHP-30, Washington, DC 20590-0001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

    Section 1320.8(d), Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, requires 
PHMSA to provide interested members of the public and affected agencies 
an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping 
requests. This notice identifies an information collection request for 
the gas distribution annual report that PHMSA will be submitting to OMB 
for approval.

B. Gas Distribution Annual Report

    PHMSA intends to revise the gas distribution annual report (PHMSA F 
7100.1-1) and its instructions. PHMSA specifically proposes removing 
``Other'' as a selection for Operator Type in Part A7 and adding 
guidance for the proper selection to the instructions. By eliminating 
``Other'' as a selection, PHMSA would obtain more accurate data about 
the types of gas distribution operators.
    PHMSA proposes changing the instructions for PHMSA Form 7100.1-1, 
Gas Distribution System Annual Report, related to calculating the 
percent of lost and unaccounted for (LAUF) gas and negative percent 
values. PHMSA proposes calculating percent LAUF gas by dividing the 
LAUF volume by the gas consumption volume. PHMSA also proposes allowing 
a negative value to be reported for percent LAUF gas. These changes 
would harmonize the PHMSA and Energy Information Administration 
methodologies for calculating percent LAUF gas.

C. Summary of Impacted Collections

    The following information is provided below for the impacted 
information collection: (1) Title of the information collection; (2) 
OMB control number; (3) Current expiration date; (4) Type of request; 
(5) Abstract of the information collection activity; (6) Description of 
affected public; (7) Estimate of total annual reporting and 
recordkeeping burden; and (8) Frequency of collection.
    PHMSA requests comments on the following information collection:
    1. Title: Annual Report for Gas Distribution Pipeline Operators.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0629.
    Current Expiration Date: 1/31/2018.
    Type of Request: Revision.
    Abstract: PHMSA intends to revise the form and instructions for the 
gas distribution annual report (PHMSA F 7100.1-1).
    Affected Public: Gas distribution pipeline operators.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
    Total Annual Responses: 1,446.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 24,582.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually.
    Comments are invited on:
    (a) The need for the proposed collection of information, including 
whether the information will have practical utility in helping the 
agency to achieve its pipeline safety goals;
    (b) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information;
    (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
    (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on October 11, 2017, under authority 
delegated in 49 CFR 1.97.
Alan K. Mayberry,
Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety.
[FR Doc. 2017-22552 Filed 10-17-17; 8:45 am]
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