Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities, 9573-9574 [2018-04519]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 44 / Tuesday, March 6, 2018 / Notices 1. The proposed transaction is approved and authorized, subject to the filing of opposing comments. 2. If opposing comments are timely filed, the findings made in this notice will be deemed vacated. 3. This notice will be effective April 21, 2018, unless opposing comments are filed by April 20, 2018. 4. A copy of this notice will be served on: (1) The U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590; (2) the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, 10th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20530; and (3) the U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the General Counsel, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Decided: February 28, 2018. By the Board, Board Members Begeman and Miller. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2018–04537 Filed 3–5–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2018–0016] Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA invites comments on two information collections that will be expiring on May 31, 2018. PHMSA will request an extension with no change for the information collections identified by OMB control numbers 2137–0594 and 2137–0622. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before May 7, 2018. SUMMARY: Comments may be submitted in the following ways: E-Gov website: 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 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:39 Mar 05, 2018 Jkt 244001 (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–2018–0016, at the beginning of your comments. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to https:// 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 visit https://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 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–2018–0016.’’ 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: 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 two information collection PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9573 requests that PHMSA will submit to OMB for renewal. The following information is provided for each 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 will request a three-year term of approval for each information collection activity. PHMSA requests comments on the following information collections: 1. Title: Customer-Owned Service Lines. OMB Control Number: 2137–0594. Current Expiration Date: 5/31/2018. Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: This information collection request requires operators of gas service lines who do not maintain their customers’ buried piping between service lines and building walls or gas utilization equipment to send written notices to their customers prescribing the proper maintenance of these gas lines and of the potential hazards of not properly maintaining these gas lines. Operators also must maintain records that include a copy of the notice currently in use and evidence that notices were sent to customers within the previous three years. The purpose of the collection is to provide the Office of Pipeline Safety with adequate information about how customer-owned service lines are being maintained to prevent the potential hazards associated with not maintaining the lines. Examples of sufficient notification include a prepared notification with the customer’s bill. Affected Public: State and local governments. Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Estimated number of responses: 550,000. Estimated annual burden hours: 9,167. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. 2. Title: Pipeline Safety: Public Awareness Program. OMB Control Number: 2137–0622. Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations require each operator to develop and implement a written continuing public education program that follows the guidance provided in the American Petroleum Institute’s Recommended Practice RP 1162. Upon E:\FR\FM\06MRN1.SGM 06MRN1 9574 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 44 / Tuesday, March 6, 2018 / Notices request, operators must submit their completed programs to PHMSA or, in the case of an intrastate pipeline facility operator, the appropriate state agency. The operator’s program documentation and evaluation results must also be available for periodic review by appropriate regulatory agencies (49 CFR 192.616 and 195.440). The purpose of the collection is to establish communications and provide information necessary to enhance public understanding of how pipelines function and the public’s role in promoting pipeline safety. The timeframes for developing programs are 23 hours annually per operator. Affected Public: Operators of Natural Gas and Hazardous Liquid Pipelines. Estimated number of responses: 22,500. Estimated annual burden hours: 517,480 hours. Frequency of collection: On occasion. Comments are invited on: (a) The need for the renewal and revision of these collections of information for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (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. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. Issued in Washington, DC, on March 1, 2018, under authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.97. Alan K. Mayberry, Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. 2018–04519 Filed 3–5–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 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. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:39 Mar 05, 2018 Jkt 244001 Notice of advisory committee meeting. ACTION: 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 on Monday, March 26, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET. Members of the public who wish to participate are asked to register no later than March 16, 2018. Individuals requiring accommodations, such as sign language interpretation or other ancillary aids, may notify PHMSA by March 16, 2018. For additional information, see the ADDRESSES section. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at a location yet to be determined in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. The meeting location, agenda and any additional information will be published on the following pipeline advisory committee meeting and registration page at: https:// primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/ MtgHome.mtg?mtg=132. The meeting will not be webcast; however, presentations will be available on the meeting page and posted on the E-Gov website, https:// www.regulations.gov, under docket number PHMSA–2016–0136 within 30 days following the meeting. SUMMARY: Public Participation This meeting will be open to the public. Members of the public who wish to participate are asked to register at the meeting link above no later than March 16, 2018, prior to the meeting. Anyone wishing to make a statement on the topics discussed during the meeting should send an email to cheryl.whetsel@ dot.gov. Each statement should not exceed two minutes. Written comments: Persons who wish to submit written comments on the meeting may submit them to the docket in the following ways: E-Gov website: 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, PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 https:// 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 https://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, 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. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about the meetings, contact Cheryl Whetsel by phone at 202–366– E:\FR\FM\06MRN1.SGM 06MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 44 (Tuesday, March 6, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9573-9574]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-04519]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2018-0016]


Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities

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

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA 
invites comments on two information collections that will be expiring 
on May 31, 2018. PHMSA will request an extension with no change for the 
information collections identified by OMB control numbers 2137-0594 and 
2137-0622.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
May 7, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted in the following ways:
    E-Gov website: 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 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-2018-0016, at the 
beginning of your comments. Note that all comments received will be 
posted without change to https://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 visit https://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 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-2018-0016.'' 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: 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 two 
information collection requests that PHMSA will submit to OMB for 
renewal. The following information is provided for each 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 will request a three-
year term of approval for each information collection activity. PHMSA 
requests comments on the following information collections:
    1. Title: Customer-Owned Service Lines.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0594.
    Current Expiration Date: 5/31/2018.
    Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: This information collection request requires operators of 
gas service lines who do not maintain their customers' buried piping 
between service lines and building walls or gas utilization equipment 
to send written notices to their customers prescribing the proper 
maintenance of these gas lines and of the potential hazards of not 
properly maintaining these gas lines. Operators also must maintain 
records that include a copy of the notice currently in use and evidence 
that notices were sent to customers within the previous three years. 
The purpose of the collection is to provide the Office of Pipeline 
Safety with adequate information about how customer-owned service lines 
are being maintained to prevent the potential hazards associated with 
not maintaining the lines. Examples of sufficient notification include 
a prepared notification with the customer's bill.
    Affected Public: State and local governments.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
    Estimated number of responses: 550,000.
    Estimated annual burden hours: 9,167.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    2. Title: Pipeline Safety: Public Awareness Program.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0622.
    Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations require each 
operator to develop and implement a written continuing public education 
program that follows the guidance provided in the American Petroleum 
Institute's Recommended Practice RP 1162. Upon

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request, operators must submit their completed programs to PHMSA or, in 
the case of an intrastate pipeline facility operator, the appropriate 
state agency. The operator's program documentation and evaluation 
results must also be available for periodic review by appropriate 
regulatory agencies (49 CFR 192.616 and 195.440). The purpose of the 
collection is to establish communications and provide information 
necessary to enhance public understanding of how pipelines function and 
the public's role in promoting pipeline safety. The timeframes for 
developing programs are 23 hours annually per operator.
    Affected Public: Operators of Natural Gas and Hazardous Liquid 
Pipelines.
    Estimated number of responses: 22,500.
    Estimated annual burden hours: 517,480 hours.
    Frequency of collection: On occasion.
    Comments are invited on:
    (a) The need for the renewal and revision of these collections of 
information for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
    (b) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
    (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.

    Authority:  The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on March 1, 2018, under authority 
delegated in 49 CFR 1.97.
Alan K. Mayberry,
Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety.
[FR Doc. 2018-04519 Filed 3-5-18; 8:45 am]
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