Hazardous Materials: Emergency Waiver No. 6, 47239 [2018-20188]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 181 / Tuesday, September 18, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Notice No. 2018–15] Hazardous Materials: Emergency Waiver No. 6 Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of emergency waiver order. AGENCY: The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is issuing an emergency waiver order to persons conducting operations under the direction of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regions 3 or 4 or United States Coast Guard (USCG) Fifth or Seventh Districts within the Hurricane Florence emergency areas of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. The Waiver is granted to support the EPA and USCG in taking appropriate actions to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a threat to public health, welfare, or the environment caused by actual or potential oil and hazardous materials incidents resulting from Hurricane Florence. This Waiver Order is effective immediately and shall remain in effect for 30 days from the date of issuance. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adam Horsley, Deputy Assistant Chief Counsel for Hazardous Materials Safety, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, telephone: (202) 366– 4400. SUMMARY: In accordance with the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 5103(c), the Administrator for the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), hereby declares that an emergency exists that warrants issuance of a Waiver of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR, 49 CFR parts 171–180) to persons conducting operations under the direction of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regions 3 or 4 or United States Coast Guard (USCG) Fifth or Seventh Districts within the Hurricane Florence emergency areas of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. The Waiver is granted to support the EPA and USCG in taking appropriate actions to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a threat to public health, welfare, or the environment caused by actual or potential oil and hazardous materials incidents resulting from Hurricane Florence. On September 10, 2018, the President issued an Emergency Declaration for daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Sep 17, 2018 Jkt 244001 Hurricane Florence for all 46 South Carolina counties and the Catawba Indian Nation (EM 3400). On September 10, 2018, the President also issued an Emergency Declaration for Hurricane Florence for all 100 North Carolina counties and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EM 3401). On September 11, 2018, the President issued an Emergency Declaration for Hurricane Florence for the entire Commonwealth of Virginia (EM 3403). This Waiver Order covers all areas identified in the three declarations, as amended. Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 5103(c), PHMSA has authority delegated by the Secretary (49 CFR 1.97(b)(3)) to waive compliance with any part of the HMR provided that the grant of the waiver is: (1) In the public interest; (2) not inconsistent with the safety of transporting hazardous materials; and (3) necessary to facilitate the safe movement of hazardous materials into, from, and within an area of a major disaster or emergency that has been declared under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.). Given the continuing impacts caused by Hurricane Florence, PHMSA’s Administrator has determined that regulatory relief is in the public interest and necessary to ensure the safe transportation in commerce of hazardous materials while the EPA and USCG execute their recovery and cleanup efforts in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. Specifically, PHMSA’s Administrator finds that issuing this Waiver Order will allow the EPA and USCG to conduct their Emergency Support Function #10 response activities under the National Response Framework to safely remove, transport, and dispose of hazardous materials. By execution of this Waiver Order, persons conducting operations under the direction of EPA Regions 3 or 4 or USCG Fifth or Seventh Districts within the Hurricane Florence emergency areas of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia are authorized to offer and transport nonradioactive hazardous materials under alternative safety requirements imposed by EPA Regions 3 or 4 or USCG Fifth or Seventh Districts when compliance with the HMR is not practicable. Under this Waiver Order, non-radioactive hazardous materials may be transported to staging areas within 50 miles of the point of origin. Further transportation of the hazardous materials from staging areas must be in full compliance with the HMR. This Waiver Order is effective immediately and shall remain in effect for 30 days from the date of issuance. PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47239 Issued in Washington, DC, on September 12, 2018. Howard R. Elliott, Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. [FR Doc. 2018–20188 Filed 9–17–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; Guidance on Stress Testing for Banking Organizations With More than $10 Billion in Total Consolidated Assets Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Treasury (OCC). ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: The OCC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a continuing information collection as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). In accordance with the requirements of the PRA, the OCC may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning renewal of its information collection titled, ‘‘Guidance on Stress Testing for Banking Organizations with more than $10 Billion in Total Consolidated Assets.’’ The OCC also is giving notice that it has sent the collection to OMB for review. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 18, 2018. ADDRESSES: Commenters are encouraged to submit comments by email, if possible. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Notice No. 2018-15]


Hazardous Materials: Emergency Waiver No. 6

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

ACTION: Notice of emergency waiver order.

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SUMMARY: The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is 
issuing an emergency waiver order to persons conducting operations 
under the direction of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regions 3 
or 4 or United States Coast Guard (USCG) Fifth or Seventh Districts 
within the Hurricane Florence emergency areas of South Carolina, North 
Carolina, and Virginia. The Waiver is granted to support the EPA and 
USCG in taking appropriate actions to prepare for, respond to, and 
recover from a threat to public health, welfare, or the environment 
caused by actual or potential oil and hazardous materials incidents 
resulting from Hurricane Florence. This Waiver Order is effective 
immediately and shall remain in effect for 30 days from the date of 
issuance.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adam Horsley, Deputy Assistant Chief 
Counsel for Hazardous Materials Safety, Pipeline and Hazardous 
Materials Safety Administration, telephone: (202) 366-4400.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the provisions of 49 
U.S.C. 5103(c), the Administrator for the Pipeline and Hazardous 
Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), hereby declares that an 
emergency exists that warrants issuance of a Waiver of the Hazardous 
Materials Regulations (HMR, 49 CFR parts 171-180) to persons conducting 
operations under the direction of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 
Regions 3 or 4 or United States Coast Guard (USCG) Fifth or Seventh 
Districts within the Hurricane Florence emergency areas of South 
Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. The Waiver is granted to 
support the EPA and USCG in taking appropriate actions to prepare for, 
respond to, and recover from a threat to public health, welfare, or the 
environment caused by actual or potential oil and hazardous materials 
incidents resulting from Hurricane Florence.
    On September 10, 2018, the President issued an Emergency 
Declaration for Hurricane Florence for all 46 South Carolina counties 
and the Catawba Indian Nation (EM 3400). On September 10, 2018, the 
President also issued an Emergency Declaration for Hurricane Florence 
for all 100 North Carolina counties and the Eastern Band of Cherokee 
Indians (EM 3401). On September 11, 2018, the President issued an 
Emergency Declaration for Hurricane Florence for the entire 
Commonwealth of Virginia (EM 3403).
    This Waiver Order covers all areas identified in the three 
declarations, as amended. Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 5103(c), PHMSA has 
authority delegated by the Secretary (49 CFR 1.97(b)(3)) to waive 
compliance with any part of the HMR provided that the grant of the 
waiver is: (1) In the public interest; (2) not inconsistent with the 
safety of transporting hazardous materials; and (3) necessary to 
facilitate the safe movement of hazardous materials into, from, and 
within an area of a major disaster or emergency that has been declared 
under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance 
Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.).
    Given the continuing impacts caused by Hurricane Florence, PHMSA's 
Administrator has determined that regulatory relief is in the public 
interest and necessary to ensure the safe transportation in commerce of 
hazardous materials while the EPA and USCG execute their recovery and 
cleanup efforts in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. 
Specifically, PHMSA's Administrator finds that issuing this Waiver 
Order will allow the EPA and USCG to conduct their Emergency Support 
Function #10 response activities under the National Response Framework 
to safely remove, transport, and dispose of hazardous materials. By 
execution of this Waiver Order, persons conducting operations under the 
direction of EPA Regions 3 or 4 or USCG Fifth or Seventh Districts 
within the Hurricane Florence emergency areas of South Carolina, North 
Carolina, and Virginia are authorized to offer and transport non-
radioactive hazardous materials under alternative safety requirements 
imposed by EPA Regions 3 or 4 or USCG Fifth or Seventh Districts when 
compliance with the HMR is not practicable. Under this Waiver Order, 
non-radioactive hazardous materials may be transported to staging areas 
within 50 miles of the point of origin. Further transportation of the 
hazardous materials from staging areas must be in full compliance with 
the HMR.
    This Waiver Order is effective immediately and shall remain in 
effect for 30 days from the date of issuance.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on September 12, 2018.
Howard R. Elliott,
Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
[FR Doc. 2018-20188 Filed 9-17-18; 8:45 am]
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