Hazardous Materials: Proposed Termination of M-Number and R-Number Approvals Issued Without an Expiration Date, 54465-54466 [2017-24981]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 221 / Friday, November 17, 2017 / Notices Authority: Pub. L. 91–575, 84 Stat. 1509 et seq., 18 CFR parts 806, 807, and 808. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Dated: November 14, 2017. Stephanie L. Richardson, Secretary to the Commission. [Docket No. PHMSA–2017–0084; Notice No. 2017–03] [FR Doc. 2017–24984 Filed 11–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7040–01–P Hazardous Materials: Proposed Termination of M-Number and RNumber Approvals Issued Without an Expiration Date SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Projects Rescinded for Consumptive Uses of Water Susquehanna River Basin Commission. AGENCY: ACTION: This notice lists the approved by rule projects rescinded by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission during the period set forth in DATES. SUMMARY: DATES: October 1–31, 2017. Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 4423 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110–1788. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jason E. Oyler, General Counsel, telephone: (717) 238–0423, ext. 1312; fax: (717) 238–2436; email: joyler@ srbc.net. Regular mail inquiries may be sent to the above address. This notice lists the projects, described below, being rescinded for the consumptive use of water pursuant to the Commission’s approval by rule process set forth in 18 CFR 806.22(e) and 806.22(f) for the time period specified above: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Rescinded ABR Issued 1. Chief Oil & Gas, LLC, Pad ID: Marcy Drilling Pad, ABR–201404005, Lenox Township, Susquehanna County, Pa.; Rescind Date: October 30, 2017. 2. Chief Oil & Gas, LLC, Pad ID: Ransom Drilling Pad #1, ABR– 20100338.R1, Lenox Township, Susquehanna County, Pa.; Rescind Date: October 30, 2017. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Authority: Pub. L. 91–575, 84 Stat. 1509 et seq., 18 CFR parts 806, 807, and 808. Dated: November 14, 2017. Stephanie L. Richardson, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2017–24986 Filed 11–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7040–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Nov 16, 2017 To standardize manufacturer and reconditioner approvals, PHMSA is proposing to terminate any M-number and R-number approvals that were previously issued without an expiration date. The termination of these approvals will take effect one year from the publication date of this notice. Approval holders must either show cause why their approvals should not be terminated or apply for a modification of their approval prior to the effective date to avoid termination. Once terminated, requests for reconsideration of the termination must be submitted within 20 days of the date of termination. SUMMARY: Notice. Jkt 244001 Mr. Ryan Paquet, Director, Approvals and Permits Division, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, (202) 366–4512, PHMSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590 or at approvals@ dot.gov. Correspondence regarding the proposed M-number and R-number terminations should be sent to approvals@dot.gov with the subject line ‘‘Termination of M-numbers/ Termination of R-numbers.’’ SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I. Introduction PHMSA is proposing to terminate the approvals discussed below to standardize all approvals issued by the Approvals and Permits Division. Previously approved R-numbers and Mnumbers that were issued without an expiration date will be terminated unless approval holders either show cause why their approvals should not be terminated as provided in 49 CFR 107.713(c)(1) or apply for a modification of their approval in accordance with 49 CFR 107.705 prior to the effective date. Modified approvals will conform to the Approvals and Permits Division’s standardized format in which all approvals have a 5-year expiration date. PO 00000 Frm 00150 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54465 II. Background The Approvals and Permits Division issues registration numbers, referred to as ‘‘M-numbers,’’ to companies that manufacture or recondition packaging related to hazardous materials. This registration number is used for identification purposes in place of the manufacturer or reconditioner’s name and address, as authorized in 49 CFR 178.503. In previous years, PHMSA issued reconditioner approvals, known as an ‘‘R-number,’’ to companies that reconditioned packages related to hazardous materials. PHMSA no longer issues R-numbers and now issues Mnumbers in their place. However, many R-number approvals are still active. Standardization of the M-number and R-number approval processes will allow PHMSA to regularly review approval documents and track changes. It will ensure that all applicants are subject to the same renewal timelines and requirements to contact PHMSA when pertinent information pertaining to the approval holder has changed. PHMSA is concerned that holders of approvals issued without expiration dates may have stopped operations, or changed their names or principal places of business without notifying PHMSA. Requiring these holders to modify their approvals will require them to reestablish contact and communication with PHMSA. Although this process will assist PHMSA in monitoring and communicating with the regulated industry, PHMSA has also communicated with the regulated community on its proposed actions, at various public meetings with several companies and industry associations, to gauge the effect and benefits of this action to the regulated public. The comments received by PHMSA from the regulated public reflect that this action will greatly assist the regulated community by allowing approval holders, and other entities, to monitor the validity of their approval, renew in a timely manner, and search and determine compliance by using the updated listing on PHMSA’s Web page. Lastly, this action will allow companies that are still identifiable and known within the public realm, by a previously registered ‘‘R-Number,’’ to maintain their public notoriety, while updating their approval to current standards and requirements without disruption. III. Action The proposed termination of these approvals will take effect one year from the publication date of this notice. Holders of R-numbers and any Mnumbers that were issued without an E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 54466 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 221 / Friday, November 17, 2017 / Notices expiration date must either show cause why their approvals should not be terminated as provided in 49 CFR 107.713(c)(1) or apply for a modification of their approval in accordance with 49 CFR 107.705 prior to the effective date to avoid termination. R-number modification applicants will be issued an M-number but may continue to use their R-number. All modified approvals will be standardized and will have a 5year expiration date. A holder of an M-number or Rnumber that is terminated according to this notice may request that the Associate Administrator reconsider the termination. Pursuant to 49 CFR 107.715, such a request must: (1) Be in writing and filed within 20 days of the date of termination; (2) state in detail any alleged errors of fact and law; (3) enclose any additional information needed to support the request to reconsider; and (4) state in detail the modification of the final decision sought. This notice serves as service of process pursuant to 49 CFR 105.35(a)(3). Issued in Washington, DC, on November 13, 2017, under authority of 49 U.S.C. 5101– 5128, as delegated in 49 CFR part 107. William S. Schoonover, Associate Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–24981 Filed 11–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4909–60–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control Notice of OFAC Sanctions Actions Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of persons that have been placed on OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List based on OFAC’s determination that one or more applicable legal criteria were satisfied. All property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of these persons are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. DATES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Associate Director for Global Targeting, tel.: 202–622–2420; Assistant Director for Licensing, tel.: 202–622– 2480; Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, tel.: 202–622–4855; Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Nov 16, 2017 Jkt 244001 Evaluation, tel.: 202–622–2490; or the Department of the Treasury’s Office of the General Counsel: Office of the Chief Counsel (Foreign Assets Control), tel.: 202–622–2410. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Availability The list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (SDN List) and additional information concerning OFAC sanctions programs are available on OFAC’s Web site (http://www.treasury.gov/ofac). Notice of OFAC Actions On November 9, 2017, OFAC determined that the property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of the following persons are blocked under the relevant sanctions authority listed below. 1. FERNANDEZ MELENDEZ, Manuel ´ ´ Angel (Latin: FERNANDEZ MELENDEZ, ´ Manuel Angel), Miranda, Venezuela; DOB 11 Jun 1966; citizen Venezuela; Gender Male; Cedula No. 6873122 (Venezuela) (individual) [VENEZUELA]. Designated pursuant to section 1(a)(ii)(C) of E.O. 13692 for being a current or former official of the Government of Venezuela. 2. HERNANDEZ DE HERNANDEZ, Socorro ´ Elizabeth (Latin: HERNANDEZ DE ´ HERNANDEZ, Socorro Elizabeth), Caracas, Capital District, Venezuela; DOB 11 Mar 1952; citizen Venezuela; Gender Female; Cedula No. 3977396 (Venezuela); Rector of Venezuela’s National Electoral Council; Member of Venezuela’s National Electoral Board (individual) [VENEZUELA]. Designated pursuant to section 1(a)(ii)(C) of E.O. 13692 for being a current or former official of the Government of Venezuela. 3. HIDROBO AMOROSO, Elvis Eduardo, Aragua, Venezuela; DOB 04 Aug 1963; POB Caracas, Venezuela; citizen Venezuela; Gender Male; Cedula No. 7659695 (Venezuela); Second Vice President of Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly (individual) [VENEZUELA]. Designated pursuant to section 1(a)(ii)(C) of E.O. 13692 for being a current or former official of the Government of Venezuela. 4. MARQUEZ MONSALVE, Jorge Elieser, Caracas, District Capital, Venezuela; DOB 20 Feb 1971; citizen Venezuela; Gender Male; Cedula No. 8714253 (Venezuela); Venezuela’s Minister of the Office of the Presidency (individual) [VENEZUELA]. Designated pursuant to section 1(a)(ii)(C) of E.O. 13692 for being a current or former official of the Government of Venezuela. 5. OBLITAS RUZZA, Sandra, Caracas, Capital District, Venezuela; DOB 07 Jun 1969; POB Ecuador; citizen Venezuela; Gender Female; Cedula No. 10517860 (Venezuela); Vice President of Venezuela’s National Electoral Council; Rector of Venezuela’s National Electoral Council; President of Venezuela’s Civil and Electoral Registry Commission (individual) [VENEZUELA]. Designated pursuant to section 1(a)(ii)(C) of E.O. 13692 for being a current or former official of the Government of Venezuela. PO 00000 Frm 00151 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 6. OSORIO ZAMBRANO, Carlos Alberto, Miranda, Venezuela; DOB 10 Oct 1966; citizen Venezuela; Gender Male; Cedula No. 6397281 (Venezuela); President of the Superior Organ of Venezuela’s Transport Mission (individual) [VENEZUELA]. Designated pursuant to section 1(a)(ii)(C) of E.O. 13692 for being a current or former official of the Government of Venezuela. 7. QUINTERO CUEVAS, Carlos Enrique, Caracas, Capital District, Venezuela; DOB 16 Feb 1972; citizen Venezuela; Gender Male; Cedula No. 10719241 (Venezuela); Alternate Rector of Venezuela’s National Electoral Council; Member of Venezuela’s National Electoral Board (individual) [VENEZUELA]. Designated pursuant to section 1(a)(ii)(C) of E.O. 13692 for being a current or former official of the Government of Venezuela. 8. RODRIGUEZ DIAZ, Julian Isaias (Latin: ´ ´ ´ ´ RODRIGUEZ DIAZ, Julian Isaıas), Miranda, Venezuela; DOB 16 Dec 1942; POB Guarico, Venezuela; citizen Venezuela; Gender Male; Cedula No. 2218534 (Venezuela); Venezuelan Ambassador to Italy (individual) [VENEZUELA]. Designated pursuant to section 1(a)(ii)(C) of E.O. 13692 for being a current or former official of the Government of Venezuela. 9. VILLEGAS POLJAK, Ernesto Emilio, Caracas, Capital District, Venezuela; DOB 29 Apr 1970; citizen Venezuela; Gender Male; Cedula No. 9487963 (Venezuela); Venezuela’s Minister of Culture (individual) [VENEZUELA]. Designated pursuant to section 1(a)(ii)(C) of E.O. 13692 for being a current or former official of the Government of Venezuela. Additionally, on November 9, 2017, OFAC determined that the property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of the following person are blocked pursuant to section 1(a)(ii)(C) of E.O. 13692 for being a current or former official of the Government of Venezuela. Accordingly, OFAC updated the SDN List for the following person, whose property and interests in property continue to be blocked under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act. BERNAL ROSALES, Freddy Alirio; DOB 16 Jun 1962; POB San Cristobal, Tachira State, Venezuela; Cedula No. 5665018 (Venezuela); Passport B0500324 (Venezuela); Congressman, United Socialist Party of Venezuela (individual) [SDNTK]. The listing for this person now appears as follows: BERNAL ROSALES, Freddy Alirio; Caracas, Capital District, Venezuela; DOB 16 Jun 1962; POB San Cristobal, Tachira State, Venezuela; Gender Male; Cedula No. 5665018 (Venezuela); Passport B0500324 (Venezuela); Venezuela’s Minister of Urban Agriculture (individual) [SDNTK] [VENEZUELA]. Dated: November 14, 2017. John E. Smith, Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control. [FR Doc. 2017–24954 Filed 11–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AL–P E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 221 (Friday, November 17, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54465-54466]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-24981]


=======================================================================
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2017-0084; Notice No. 2017-03]


Hazardous Materials: Proposed Termination of M-Number and R-
Number Approvals Issued Without an Expiration Date

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

ACTION: Notice.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: To standardize manufacturer and reconditioner approvals, PHMSA 
is proposing to terminate any M-number and R-number approvals that were 
previously issued without an expiration date. The termination of these 
approvals will take effect one year from the publication date of this 
notice. Approval holders must either show cause why their approvals 
should not be terminated or apply for a modification of their approval 
prior to the effective date to avoid termination. Once terminated, 
requests for reconsideration of the termination must be submitted 
within 20 days of the date of termination.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ryan Paquet, Director, Approvals 
and Permits Division, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, (202) 366-
4512, PHMSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590 or at 
approvals@dot.gov.
    Correspondence regarding the proposed M-number and R-number 
terminations should be sent to approvals@dot.gov with the subject line 
``Termination of M-numbers/Termination of R-numbers.''

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Introduction

    PHMSA is proposing to terminate the approvals discussed below to 
standardize all approvals issued by the Approvals and Permits Division. 
Previously approved R-numbers and M-numbers that were issued without an 
expiration date will be terminated unless approval holders either show 
cause why their approvals should not be terminated as provided in 49 
CFR 107.713(c)(1) or apply for a modification of their approval in 
accordance with 49 CFR 107.705 prior to the effective date. Modified 
approvals will conform to the Approvals and Permits Division's 
standardized format in which all approvals have a 5-year expiration 
date.

II. Background

    The Approvals and Permits Division issues registration numbers, 
referred to as ``M-numbers,'' to companies that manufacture or 
recondition packaging related to hazardous materials. This registration 
number is used for identification purposes in place of the manufacturer 
or reconditioner's name and address, as authorized in 49 CFR 178.503. 
In previous years, PHMSA issued reconditioner approvals, known as an 
``R-number,'' to companies that reconditioned packages related to 
hazardous materials. PHMSA no longer issues R-numbers and now issues M-
numbers in their place. However, many R-number approvals are still 
active.
    Standardization of the M-number and R-number approval processes 
will allow PHMSA to regularly review approval documents and track 
changes. It will ensure that all applicants are subject to the same 
renewal timelines and requirements to contact PHMSA when pertinent 
information pertaining to the approval holder has changed. PHMSA is 
concerned that holders of approvals issued without expiration dates may 
have stopped operations, or changed their names or principal places of 
business without notifying PHMSA. Requiring these holders to modify 
their approvals will require them to re-establish contact and 
communication with PHMSA. Although this process will assist PHMSA in 
monitoring and communicating with the regulated industry, PHMSA has 
also communicated with the regulated community on its proposed actions, 
at various public meetings with several companies and industry 
associations, to gauge the effect and benefits of this action to the 
regulated public. The comments received by PHMSA from the regulated 
public reflect that this action will greatly assist the regulated 
community by allowing approval holders, and other entities, to monitor 
the validity of their approval, renew in a timely manner, and search 
and determine compliance by using the updated listing on PHMSA's Web 
page. Lastly, this action will allow companies that are still 
identifiable and known within the public realm, by a previously 
registered ``R-Number,'' to maintain their public notoriety, while 
updating their approval to current standards and requirements without 
disruption.

III. Action

    The proposed termination of these approvals will take effect one 
year from the publication date of this notice. Holders of R-numbers and 
any M-numbers that were issued without an

[[Page 54466]]

expiration date must either show cause why their approvals should not 
be terminated as provided in 49 CFR 107.713(c)(1) or apply for a 
modification of their approval in accordance with 49 CFR 107.705 prior 
to the effective date to avoid termination. R-number modification 
applicants will be issued an M-number but may continue to use their R-
number. All modified approvals will be standardized and will have a 5-
year expiration date.
    A holder of an M-number or R-number that is terminated according to 
this notice may request that the Associate Administrator reconsider the 
termination. Pursuant to 49 CFR 107.715, such a request must: (1) Be in 
writing and filed within 20 days of the date of termination; (2) state 
in detail any alleged errors of fact and law; (3) enclose any 
additional information needed to support the request to reconsider; and 
(4) state in detail the modification of the final decision sought. This 
notice serves as service of process pursuant to 49 CFR 105.35(a)(3).

    Issued in Washington, DC, on November 13, 2017, under authority 
of 49 U.S.C. 5101-5128, as delegated in 49 CFR part 107.
William S. Schoonover,
Associate Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2017-24981 Filed 11-16-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4909-60-P