Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities, 23042-23043 [2018-10538]

Download as PDF daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 23042 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 96 / Thursday, May 17, 2018 / Notices driver performance and decisionmaking in a high-fidelity driving simulator. The results will be disseminated through a technical report that will be shared with vehicle manufacturers and suppliers as well as other stakeholders interested in improving traffic safety by decreasing drowsy driving. Data Collection Plan: The University of Iowa will solicit drivers between the ages of 21 and 30 to participate in a driver simulator study from a registry of approximately 7,000 individuals who have already expressed interest in participating in driving research studies. Respondent are likely to be from Eastern Iowa because they must drive to the National Advanced Driving Simulator (NADS) at the University of Iowa Research Park to participate. The agency proposes to conduct one-time voluntary 15-minute phone surveys with up to 120 potential subjects to collect information about driving experience, sleeping and circadian rhythm, and general health to determine eligibility. The expected burden of qualifying 120 participants is 30 hours. Based upon past studies, the agency expects that 85 potential subjects will be eligible and will report to the NADS for the study. The 85 potential subjects will spend up to one hour reading and signing a consent form, watching a simulator training presentation, completing a short driving task in the simulator to screen for simulator sickness, complete a brief wellness survey to screen for simulator sickness, and, if appropriate, schedule a future study drive session. The expected burden of screening 85 potential subjects is about 85 hours. It is expected that of the 85 screened, 75 will pass the simulator screening and opt to participate in the study. The study participants will spend up to nine hours providing information about activities, including sleeping, in the previous 24 hours, waiting to begin the simulator drive, completing the four-hour drive and completing a post-drive questionnaire about the experience. During the waiting period and immediately after the simulator drive, study participants will complete the Stanford Sleepiness Scale ten times. During the simulator drive, participants may take breaks. Participants will complete a brief questionnaire during the expected two (voluntary) breaks in the drive to evaluate participants’ rationale for resting. In addition to the nine hours for the study, participants also will complete an activity log covering the 24 hours before study, which will take an estimated 30 minutes to complete. The expected burden of 75 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 May 16, 2018 Jkt 244001 participants completing the study is about 713 hours. Estimate of the Total Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden Resulting from the Collection of Information: The total estimated burden for qualifying 120 participants (30 hours), for screening 85 participants (85 hours) and for 75 participants to complete the study (713 hours) is 828 total hours. Authority: 44 U.S.C. Section 3506(c)(2)(A). Issued in Washington, DC on May 14, 2018. Jeff Michael, Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development. [FR Doc. 2018–10542 Filed 5–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–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: On March 6, 2018, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a notice in the Federal Register (83 FR 9573) inviting comments on two information collections identified by OMB control numbers 2137–0594 and 2137–0622 that expire on May 31, 2018. PHMSA is requesting an extension with no change for these information collections. During the public comment period, PHMSA received no comments in response to the information collections. PHMSA received fifteen comments that did not pertain to the information collection requests. PHMSA is publishing this notice to provide the public with an additional 30 days to comment on the renewal of the information collections referenced above and to announce that the information collection requests will be submitted to OMB for approval. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before June 18, 2018 to be assured of consideration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angela Dow by telephone at 202–366– 1246, by email at angela.dow@dot.gov, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 by fax at 202–366–4566, or by mail at U.S. Department of Transportation, PHMSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, PHP–30, Washington, DC 20590–0001. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by the docket number PHMSA–2018–0016 by any of the following methods: • Fax: 1–202–395–5806. • Mail: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Records Management Center, Room 10102 NEOB, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503, ATTN: Desk Officer for the U.S. Department of Transportation\PHMSA. • Email: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, at the following email address: OIRA_ Submission@omb.eop.gov. Requests for a copy of the information collection should be directed to Angela Dow by telephone at 202–366–1246, by fax at 202–366–4566, by email at angela.dow@dot.gov, or by mail at U.S. Department of Transportation, PHMSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, PHP–30, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Summary of Comments Received During the 60-day comment period, PHMSA received fifteen (15) comments from anonymous submitters that emphasized the general importance of environmental safety in the oil and gas industry. 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 E:\FR\FM\17MYN1.SGM 17MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 96 / Thursday, May 17, 2018 / Notices daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 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. Examples of sufficient notification include a prepared notification with the customer’s bill. The purpose of the collection is to provide PHMSA with adequate information about how customer-owned service lines are being maintained to prevent the potential hazards associated with not maintaining the lines. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 May 16, 2018 Jkt 244001 Current Expiration Date: 5/31/2018. 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 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 timeframe for developing programs is 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. PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 23043 Frequency of Collection: Annual. 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 May 11, 2018, under authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.97. John A. Gale, Director, Standards and Rulemaking Division. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 96 (Thursday, May 17, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 23042-23043]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-10538]


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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: On March 6, 2018, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 
(PHMSA) published a notice in the Federal Register (83 FR 9573) 
inviting comments on two information collections identified by OMB 
control numbers 2137-0594 and 2137-0622 that expire on May 31, 2018. 
PHMSA is requesting an extension with no change for these information 
collections.
    During the public comment period, PHMSA received no comments in 
response to the information collections. PHMSA received fifteen 
comments that did not pertain to the information collection requests. 
PHMSA is publishing this notice to provide the public with an 
additional 30 days to comment on the renewal of the information 
collections referenced above and to announce that the information 
collection requests will be submitted to OMB for approval.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
June 18, 2018 to be assured of consideration.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angela Dow by telephone at 202-366-
1246, by email at [email protected], by fax at 202-366-4566, or by 
mail at U.S. Department of Transportation, PHMSA, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE, PHP-30, Washington, DC 20590-0001.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by the docket number 
PHMSA-2018-0016 by any of the following methods:
     Fax: 1-202-395-5806.
     Mail: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Records Management Center, Room 10102 NEOB, 725 17th Street NW, 
Washington, DC 20503, ATTN: Desk Officer for the U.S. Department of 
Transportation\PHMSA.
     Email: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, 
at the following email address: [email protected].
    Requests for a copy of the information collection should be 
directed to Angela Dow by telephone at 202-366-1246, by fax at 202-366-
4566, by email at [email protected], or by mail at U.S. Department of 
Transportation, PHMSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, PHP-30, Washington, 
DC 20590-0001.

Summary of Comments Received

    During the 60-day comment period, PHMSA received fifteen (15) 
comments from anonymous submitters that emphasized the general 
importance of environmental safety in the oil and gas industry.

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

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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. Examples of 
sufficient notification include a prepared notification with the 
customer's bill. The purpose of the collection is to provide PHMSA with 
adequate information about how customer-owned service lines are being 
maintained to prevent the potential hazards associated with not 
maintaining the lines.
    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.
    Current Expiration Date: 5/31/2018.
    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 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 timeframe for developing programs is 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: Annual.
    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 May 11, 2018, under authority 
delegated in 49 CFR 1.97.
John A. Gale,
Director, Standards and Rulemaking Division.
[FR Doc. 2018-10538 Filed 5-16-18; 8:45 am]
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