Hazardous Materials: Emergency Waiver No. 8, 52301 [2018-22496]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 200 / Tuesday, October 16, 2018 / Notices 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 October 10, 2018. Howard R. Elliott, Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. [FR Doc. 2018–22423 Filed 10–15–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2018–0100; Notice No. 2018–18] Hazardous Materials: Emergency Waiver No. 8 Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of emergency waiver order. AGENCY: PHMSA is issuing an emergency waiver order to persons conducting operations under the direction of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 or United States Coast Guard (USCG) Seventh or Eighth Districts within the Hurricane Michael emergency area of Georgia. 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 Michael. 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 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 EPA Region 4 or USCG Seventh or Eighth Districts within the Hurricane Michael emergency area of Georgia. The Waiver is granted to support the EPA and USCG in taking appropriate actions to prepare amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:44 Oct 15, 2018 Jkt 247001 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 Michael. On October 10, 2018, the President issued an Emergency Declaration for Hurricane Michael for Georgia for the counties of Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Baker, Baldwin, Ben Hill, Berrien, Bibb, Bleckley, Brantley, Brooks, Bryan, Bulloch, Burke, Butts, Calhoun, Camden, Candler, Charlton, Chatham, Chattahoochee, Clarke, Clay, Clinch, Coffee, Colquitt, Columbia, Cook, Crawford, Crisp, Decatur, Dodge, Dooly, Dougherty, Early, Echols, Effingham, Elbert, Emanuel, Evans, Glascock, Glynn, Grady, Greene, Hancock, Houston, Irwin, Jasper, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Jones, Lamar, Lanier, Laurens, Lee, Liberty, Lincoln, Long, Lowndes, Macon, Marion, McDuffie, McIntosh, Miller, Mitchell, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Muscogee, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Peach, Pierce, Pulaski, Putnam, Quitman, Randolph, Richmond, Schley, Screven, Seminole, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taliaferro, Tattnall, Taylor, Telfair, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Toombs, Treutlen, Turner, Twiggs, Upson, Ware, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Wheeler, Wilcox, Wilkes, Wilkinson, and Worth (EM–3406). This Waiver Order covers all areas identified in the declaration, 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 Michael, 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 Georgia. 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This Waiver Order is effective immediately and shall remain in effect for 30 days from the date of issuance. Issued in Washington, DC, on October 11, 2018. Howard R. Elliott, Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. [FR Doc. 2018–22496 Filed 10–15–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment; Section 6708 Failure To Maintain List of Advisees With Respect to Reportable Transactions Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Internal Revenue Service, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning guidance under section 6708, failure to maintain list of advisees with respect to reportable transactions. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before December 17, 2018 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Carolyn Brown, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6236, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224. Requests for additional information or copies of the regulations should be SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2018-0100; Notice No. 2018-18]


Hazardous Materials: Emergency Waiver No. 8

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

ACTION: Notice of emergency waiver order.

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SUMMARY: PHMSA is issuing an emergency waiver order to persons 
conducting operations under the direction of Environmental Protection 
Agency (EPA) Region 4 or United States Coast Guard (USCG) Seventh or 
Eighth Districts within the Hurricane Michael emergency area of 
Georgia. 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 Michael. 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 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 EPA Region 4 or USCG Seventh or 
Eighth Districts within the Hurricane Michael emergency area of 
Georgia. 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 Michael.
    On October 10, 2018, the President issued an Emergency Declaration 
for Hurricane Michael for Georgia for the counties of Appling, 
Atkinson, Bacon, Baker, Baldwin, Ben Hill, Berrien, Bibb, Bleckley, 
Brantley, Brooks, Bryan, Bulloch, Burke, Butts, Calhoun, Camden, 
Candler, Charlton, Chatham, Chattahoochee, Clarke, Clay, Clinch, 
Coffee, Colquitt, Columbia, Cook, Crawford, Crisp, Decatur, Dodge, 
Dooly, Dougherty, Early, Echols, Effingham, Elbert, Emanuel, Evans, 
Glascock, Glynn, Grady, Greene, Hancock, Houston, Irwin, Jasper, Jeff 
Davis, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Jones, Lamar, Lanier, Laurens, Lee, 
Liberty, Lincoln, Long, Lowndes, Macon, Marion, McDuffie, McIntosh, 
Miller, Mitchell, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Muscogee, Oconee, 
Oglethorpe, Peach, Pierce, Pulaski, Putnam, Quitman, Randolph, 
Richmond, Schley, Screven, Seminole, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, 
Taliaferro, Tattnall, Taylor, Telfair, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Toombs, 
Treutlen, Turner, Twiggs, Upson, Ware, Warren, Washington, Wayne, 
Webster, Wheeler, Wilcox, Wilkes, Wilkinson, and Worth (EM-3406).
    This Waiver Order covers all areas identified in the declaration, 
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 Michael, 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 Georgia. 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 Region 4 or USCG 
Seventh or Eighth Districts within the Hurricane Michael emergency area 
of Georgia are authorized to offer and transport non-radioactive 
hazardous materials under alternative safety requirements imposed by 
EPA Region 4 or USCG Seventh or Eighth 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 October 11, 2018.
Howard R. Elliott,
Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
[FR Doc. 2018-22496 Filed 10-15-18; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-60-P