Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit; Empire Pipeline-a National Fuel Gas Company, 35313-35314 [2018-15895]

Download as PDF 35313 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 143 / Wednesday, July 25, 2018 / Notices have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S.vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to properly consider the comments. Comments should also state the commenter’s interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver criteria given in section 388.4 of MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388. Privacy Act In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT/MARAD solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT/MARAD posts these comments, without edit, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice, DOT/ALL– 14 FDMS, accessible through www.dot.gov/privacy. In order to facilitate comment tracking and response, we encourage commenters to provide their name, or the name of their organization; however, submission of names is completely optional. Whether or not commenters identify themselves, all timely comments will be fully considered. If you wish to provide comments containing proprietary or confidential information, please contact the agency for alternate submission instructions. (Authority: 49 CFR 1.93(a), 46 U.S.C. 55103, 46 U.S.C. 12121) * * * * * Dated: July 20, 2018. By Order of the Maritime Administrator. T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr., Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2018–15866 Filed 7–24–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD–2018–0120] Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel VINTAGE; Invitation for Public Comments Maritime Administration, DOT. Notice. AGENCY: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES ACTION: The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Jul 24, 2018 Jkt 244001 description of the proposed service, is listed below. DATES: Submit comments on or before August 24, 2018. ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD–2018–0120. Written comments may be submitted by hand or by mail to the Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. You may also send comments electronically via the internet at http://www.regulations.gov. All comments will become part of this docket and will be available for inspection and copying at the above address between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An electronic version of this document and all documents entered into this docket is available at http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bianca Carr, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W23–453, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202– 366–9309, Email Bianca.carr@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As described by the applicant the intended service of the vessel VINTAGE is: —INTENDED COMMERCIAL USE OF VESSEL: To charter the vessel on Lake Michigan and Chicago River (inner city of Chicago). —GEOGRAPHIC REGION: ‘‘Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin’’ The complete application is given in DOT docket MARAD–2018–0120 at http://www.regulations.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with 46 U.S.C. 12121 and MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388, that the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S.vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to properly consider the comments. Comments should also state the commenter’s interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver criteria given in section 388.4 of MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388. Privacy Act In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT/MARAD solicits comments from the public to better inform its PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 rulemaking process. DOT/MARAD posts these comments, without edit, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice, DOT/ALL– 14 FDMS, accessible through www.dot.gov/privacy. In order to facilitate comment tracking and response, we encourage commenters to provide their name, or the name of their organization; however, submission of names is completely optional. Whether or not commenters identify themselves, all timely comments will be fully considered. If you wish to provide comments containing proprietary or confidential information, please contact the agency for alternate submission instructions. (Authority: 49 CFR 1.93(a), 46 U.S.C. 55103, 46 U.S.C. 12121) * * * * * Dated: July 20, 2018. By Order of the Maritime Administrator. T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr., Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2018–15868 Filed 7–24–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2017–0158] Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit; Empire Pipeline—a National Fuel Gas Company Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA); DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: PHMSA is publishing this notice to seek public comments on a request for a special permit from a natural gas pipeline operator that seeks relief from compliance with certain requirements in the Federal pipeline safety regulations to operate at an alternative maximum allowable operating pressure (MAOP) of up to 80 percent of the pipe’s specified minimum yield strength (SMYS) on an existing 24inch diameter pipeline. At the conclusion of the 30-day comment period, PHMSA will review the comments received from this notice as part of its evaluation to grant or deny the special permit request. DATES: Submit any comments regarding this special permit request by August 24, 2018. ADDRESSES: Comments should reference the docket number for the specific special permit request and may be submitted in the following ways: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1 35314 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 143 / Wednesday, July 25, 2018 / Notices • E-Gov website: 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 System: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: Docket Management System: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: You should identify the docket number for the special permit request you are commenting on at the beginning of your comments. If you submit your comments by mail, please submit two copies. To receive confirmation that PHMSA has received your comments, please include a selfaddressed stamped postcard. Internet users may submit comments at http:// www.Regulations.gov. Note: There is a privacy statement published on http://www.Reglations.gov. Comments, including any personal information provided, are posted without changes or edits to http:// www.Regulations.gov. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: General: Ms. Kay McIver by telephone at 202–366–0113, or email at kay.mciver@dot.gov. Technical: Mr. Steve Nanney by telephone at 713–628–7479, or by email at Steve.Nanney@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Empire Pipeline, owned by National Fuel Gas Company, has requested a special permit for 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 192.112(c)(1) and (2), 192.112(f)(3), 192.328(a), and 192.328(e) for the Empire Connector Pipeline (ECP) to be able to operate at alternative MAOP of up to 80 percent SMYS of the pipe. To operate a natural gas pipeline at alternative MAOP, an operator must design, construct, and operate the pipeline in accordance with the Federal pipeline safety regulations of 49 CFR 192.112, 192.328, and 192.620. Empire Pipeline is the operator of ECP. ECP is an interstate natural gas pipeline with 76.6 miles of 24-inch diameter pipe. The ECP runs north to south, from Victor to Coring, New York, through the counties of Ontario, Yates, Schuyler, Chemung and Steuben. The special permit requested segments of VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Jul 24, 2018 Jkt 244001 ECP total 69.8 miles and are in Class 1 and 2 locations and includes some high consequence areas. The ECP special permit segments are mostly in rural areas though agricultural fields, open pastures, wooden areas, and mostly flat to rolling terrain. The ECP construction began in 2007 and the line was placed in service on December 10, 2008. The ECP presently has a MAOP of 1,290 pounds per square inch gauge (psig) and has operated at, or below the MAOP for the life of the pipeline. ECP proposed to utilize alternative MAOP to allow increasing the pipeline MAOP from 1,290 psig up to 1,440 psig. The ECP has 6.5 miles of Class 3 locations that are designed for the alternative MAOP. The Class 3 locations will be required to meet the special permit conditions. The Class 3 locations are proposed to be included in the special permit for a total mileage of 76.6 miles. A draft environmental assessment (DEA) and proposed special permit conditions for ECP’s operations at alternative MAOP are provided in the docket at http://www.Regulations.gov. In the DEA, Empire proposes alternative measures and activities that will be taken to mitigate safety and environmental risks in the continued operation of the ECP at the alternative MAOP. The proposed special permit conditions are a draft of operational measures that would be implemented by Empire throughout the life of the ECP special permit to maintain safety at the alternative MAOP. We invite interested persons to participate by reviewing the special permit request, DEA, and proposed special permit conditions at http:// www.Regulations.gov, and by submitting written comments, data, or other views. Please include any comments on potential safety and environmental impacts that may result if the special permit is granted. Before issuing a decision on the special permit request, PHMSA will evaluate all comments received on or before the comment closing date. Comments received after the closing date will be evaluated if it is possible to do so without incurring additional expense or delay. PHMSA will consider each relevant comment we receive in making our decision to grant or deny the request. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Issued in Washington, DC, on July 20, 2018, under authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.97. Alan K. Mayberry, Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [FR Doc. 2018–15895 Filed 7–24–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Multiemployer Pension Plan Application To Reduce Benefits Department of the Treasury. Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Board of Trustees of the Toledo Roofers Local No. 134 Pension Plan, a multiemployer pension plan, has submitted an application to reduce benefits under the plan in accordance with the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 (MPRA). The purpose of this notice is to announce that the application submitted by the Board of Trustees of the Toledo Roofers Local No. 134 Pension Plan has been published on the website of the Department of the Treasury (Treasury), and to request public comments on the application from interested parties, including participants and beneficiaries, employee organizations, and contributing employers of the Toledo Roofers Local No. 134 Pension Plan. DATES: Comments must be received by September 10, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov, in accordance with the instructions on that site. Electronic submissions through www.regulations.gov are encouraged. Comments may also be mailed to the Department of the Treasury, MPRA Office, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Room 1224, Washington, DC 20220, Attn: Danielle Norris. Comments sent via facsimile or email will not be accepted. Additional Instructions. All comments received, including attachments and other supporting materials, will be made available to the public. Do not include any personally identifiable information (such as your Social Security number, name, address, or other contact information) or any other information in your comment or supporting materials that you do not want publicly disclosed. Treasury will make comments available for public inspection and copying on www.regulations.gov or upon request. Comments posted on the internet can be retrieved by most internet search engines. SUMMARY: For information regarding the application from the Toledo Roofers Local No. 134 Pension Plan, please contact Treasury at (202) 622–1534 (not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: MPRA amended the Internal Revenue Code to E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 143 (Wednesday, July 25, 2018)]
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[FR Doc No: 2018-15895]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2017-0158]


Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit; Empire Pipeline--a 
National Fuel Gas Company

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: PHMSA is publishing this notice to seek public comments on a 
request for a special permit from a natural gas pipeline operator that 
seeks relief from compliance with certain requirements in the Federal 
pipeline safety regulations to operate at an alternative maximum 
allowable operating pressure (MAOP) of up to 80 percent of the pipe's 
specified minimum yield strength (SMYS) on an existing 24-inch diameter 
pipeline. At the conclusion of the 30-day comment period, PHMSA will 
review the comments received from this notice as part of its evaluation 
to grant or deny the special permit request.

DATES: Submit any comments regarding this special permit request by 
August 24, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Comments should reference the docket number for the specific 
special permit request and may be submitted in the following ways:

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     E-Gov website: 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 System: U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: Docket Management System: U.S. Department 
of Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, between 
9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays.
    Instructions: You should identify the docket number for the special 
permit request you are commenting on at the beginning of your comments. 
If you submit your comments by mail, please submit two copies. To 
receive confirmation that PHMSA has received your comments, please 
include a self-addressed stamped postcard. Internet users may submit 
comments at http://www.Regulations.gov.

    Note:  There is a privacy statement published on http://www.Reglations.gov. Comments, including any personal information 
provided, are posted without changes or edits to http://www.Regulations.gov.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 
    General: Ms. Kay McIver by telephone at 202-366-0113, or email at 
[email protected].
    Technical: Mr. Steve Nanney by telephone at 713-628-7479, or by 
email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Empire Pipeline, owned by National Fuel Gas 
Company, has requested a special permit for 49 Code of Federal 
Regulations (CFR) 192.112(c)(1) and (2), 192.112(f)(3), 192.328(a), and 
192.328(e) for the Empire Connector Pipeline (ECP) to be able to 
operate at alternative MAOP of up to 80 percent SMYS of the pipe. To 
operate a natural gas pipeline at alternative MAOP, an operator must 
design, construct, and operate the pipeline in accordance with the 
Federal pipeline safety regulations of 49 CFR 192.112, 192.328, and 
192.620.
    Empire Pipeline is the operator of ECP. ECP is an interstate 
natural gas pipeline with 76.6 miles of 24-inch diameter pipe. The ECP 
runs north to south, from Victor to Coring, New York, through the 
counties of Ontario, Yates, Schuyler, Chemung and Steuben. The special 
permit requested segments of ECP total 69.8 miles and are in Class 1 
and 2 locations and includes some high consequence areas. The ECP 
special permit segments are mostly in rural areas though agricultural 
fields, open pastures, wooden areas, and mostly flat to rolling 
terrain. The ECP construction began in 2007 and the line was placed in 
service on December 10, 2008. The ECP presently has a MAOP of 1,290 
pounds per square inch gauge (psig) and has operated at, or below the 
MAOP for the life of the pipeline. ECP proposed to utilize alternative 
MAOP to allow increasing the pipeline MAOP from 1,290 psig up to 1,440 
psig. The ECP has 6.5 miles of Class 3 locations that are designed for 
the alternative MAOP. The Class 3 locations will be required to meet 
the special permit conditions. The Class 3 locations are proposed to be 
included in the special permit for a total mileage of 76.6 miles.
    A draft environmental assessment (DEA) and proposed special permit 
conditions for ECP's operations at alternative MAOP are provided in the 
docket at http://www.Regulations.gov. In the DEA, Empire proposes 
alternative measures and activities that will be taken to mitigate 
safety and environmental risks in the continued operation of the ECP at 
the alternative MAOP. The proposed special permit conditions are a 
draft of operational measures that would be implemented by Empire 
throughout the life of the ECP special permit to maintain safety at the 
alternative MAOP.
    We invite interested persons to participate by reviewing the 
special permit request, DEA, and proposed special permit conditions at 
http://www.Regulations.gov, and by submitting written comments, data, 
or other views. Please include any comments on potential safety and 
environmental impacts that may result if the special permit is granted.
    Before issuing a decision on the special permit request, PHMSA will 
evaluate all comments received on or before the comment closing date. 
Comments received after the closing date will be evaluated if it is 
possible to do so without incurring additional expense or delay. PHMSA 
will consider each relevant comment we receive in making our decision 
to grant or deny the request.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on July 20, 2018, under authority 
delegated in 49 CFR 1.97.
Alan K. Mayberry,
Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety.
[FR Doc. 2018-15895 Filed 7-24-18; 8:45 am]
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