Hazardous Materials: Emergency Waiver No. 10, 58319-58320 [2018-25112]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 223 / Monday, November 19, 2018 / Notices parameters fall outside those analyzed in the EA, the FAA would re-evaluate the potential impacts and, if necessary, prepare additional NEPA analysis. The Final EA addresses the potential environmental impacts of Space Florida’s proposal to construct and operate the SLF as a launch location for horizontally launched and landed rockets. The Final EA considers the potential environmental impacts of the Proposed Action and the No Action Alternative. The successful completion of the environmental review process does not guarantee that the FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation would issue a Launch Site Operator License to Space Florida. The project must also meet all FAA requirements of a Launch Site Operator License. Individual launch operators proposing to launch from the site would be required to obtain a separate launch operator license. An electronic version of the Final EA and FONSI/ROD is available on the FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation website at: https:// www.faa.gov/about/office_org/ headquarters_offices/ast/ environmental/nepa_docs/review/ documents_progress/space_florida/. Issued in Washington, DC, on November 13, 2018. Daniel Murray, Manager, Space Transportation Development Division. [FR Doc. 2018–25186 Filed 11–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces final environmental action taken by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for a project from the City of Gary to Michigan City, Indiana. The purpose of this notice is to announce publicly the environmental decision by FTA on the subject project and to activate the limitation on any claims that may challenge this final environmental action. DATES: By this notice, FTA is advising the public of final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l). A claim seeking judicial review of FTA actions announced herein for the listed public transportation project will be barred khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Nov 16, 2018 Jkt 247001 unless the claim is filed on or before April 18, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy-Ellen Zusman, Assistant Chief Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, (312) 353–2577 or Juliet Bochicchio, Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Environmental Programs, (202) 366–9348. FTA is located at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that FTA has taken final agency action by issuing certain approvals for the public transportation project listed below. The action on the project, as well as the laws under which such action was taken, are described in the documentation issued in connection with the project to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and in other documents in the FTA environmental project file for the project. Interested parties may contact either the project sponsor or the relevant FTA Regional Office for more information. Contact information for FTA’s Regional Offices may be found at https://www.fta.dot.gov. This notice applies to all FTA decisions on the listed project as of the issuance date of this notice and all laws under which such action was taken, including, but not limited to, NEPA [42 U.S.C. 4321–4375], Section 4(f) requirements [23 U.S.C. 138, 49 U.S.C. 303], Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act [54 U.S.C. 306108], and the Clean Air Act [42 U.S.C. 7401–7671q]. This notice does not, however, alter or extend the limitation period for challenges of project decisions subject to previous notices published in the Federal Register. The project and action that is the subject of this notice follow: Project name and location: Double Track Northwest Indiana Project, Gary to Michigan City, Indiana. Project sponsor: Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District. Project description: The Double Track Northwest Indiana (DT–NWI) Project proposes to expand the South Shore Line (SSL) commuter line railroad capacity along an approximately 26.6mile corridor from Gary at milepost 58.8, west of Virginia Street, to milepost 32.2 near Carroll Avenue in Michigan City, Indiana. The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) proposes to expand the existing SSL capacity to meet current and future commuter ridership demand through construction of a continuous double track railroad system (14.2 miles of a PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58319 second mainline and five high-speed crossovers), removal/replacement of instreet tracks, four bridges, five station improvements with associated track improvements, one new crossing diamond, replacement of an existing crossing diamond, and installation of signal and overhead contact system infrastructure. This notice applies only to the discrete action taken by FTA at this time, as described below. Nothing in this notice affects FTA’s previous decisions, or notice thereof, for this project. Final agency actions: Section 4(f) determination, dated September 18, 2017; Section 106 finding of adverse effect, dated August 31, 2017; A Section 106 Memorandum of Agreement, dated December 8, 2017; project-level air quality conformity, and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Double Track Northwest Indiana Project, Gary to Michigan City, Indiana, dated November 1, 2018. Supporting documentation: Environmental Assessment and Section 4(f) Evaluation for NICTD Double Track NWI (DT–NWI) Milepost (MP) 58.8 to MP 32.2 dated, September 18, 2017. Elizabeth S. Riklin, Deputy Associate Administrator for Planning and Environment. [FR Doc. 2018–25132 Filed 11–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2018–0100; Notice No. 2018–21] Hazardous Materials: Emergency Waiver No. 10 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 9 or United States Coast Guard (USCG) Eleventh District within the California Wildfire emergency area. 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 the California Wildfires. This Waiver Order is effective immediately and shall remain in effect for 30 days from the date of issuance. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1 58320 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 223 / Monday, November 19, 2018 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adam Horsley, Deputy Assistant Chief Counsel for Hazardous Materials Safety, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, telephone: (202) 366– 4400. 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 EPA Region 9 or USCG Eleventh District within the California Wildfire emergency area. 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 the California Wildfires. On November 9, 2018, the President issued an Emergency Declaration for the California Wildfires for the counties of Butte, Los Angeles, and Ventura (EM– 3409). The President declared a major disaster in California on November 12, 2018 (DR–4407). This Waiver Order covers all areas identified in the 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 the California Wildfires, 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 California. 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 khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Nov 16, 2018 Jkt 247001 Order, persons conducting operations under the direction of EPA Region 9 or USCG Eleventh District within the California Wildfire emergency area are authorized to offer and transport nonradioactive hazardous materials under alternative safety requirements imposed by EPA Region 9 or USCG Eleventh District 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 November 13, 2018. Howard R. Elliott, Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. [FR Doc. 2018–25112 Filed 11–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2018–0100; Notice No. 2018–20] Hazardous Materials: Emergency Waiver No. 9 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 9 or United States Coast Guard (USCG) Fourteenth District within the Super Typhoon Yutu emergency area of the Northern Mariana Islands. 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 Super Typhoon Yutu. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Administration, telephone: (202) 366– 4400. 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 EPA Region 9 or USCG Fourteenth District within the Super Typhoon Yutu emergency area of the Northern Mariana Islands. 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 Super Typhoon Yutu. On October 23, 2018, the President issued an Emergency Declaration for Super Typhoon Yutu for the Northern Mariana Islands for the municipalities of the Northern Islands, Rota, Saipan, and Tinian (EM–3408). The President declared a major disaster in the Northern Mariana Islands on October 26, 2018 (DR–4404). This Waiver Order covers all areas identified in the 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 Super Typhoon Yutu, 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 the Northern Mariana Islands. 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 223 (Monday, November 19, 2018)]
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[FR Doc No: 2018-25112]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2018-0100; Notice No. 2018-21]


Hazardous Materials: Emergency Waiver No. 10

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 9 or United States Coast Guard (USCG) Eleventh 
District within the California Wildfire emergency area. 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 the California Wildfires. 
This Waiver Order is effective immediately and shall remain in effect 
for 30 days from the date of issuance.

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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 EPA Region 9 or USCG Eleventh 
District within the California Wildfire emergency area. 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 the California Wildfires.
    On November 9, 2018, the President issued an Emergency Declaration 
for the California Wildfires for the counties of Butte, Los Angeles, 
and Ventura (EM-3409). The President declared a major disaster in 
California on November 12, 2018 (DR-4407).
    This Waiver Order covers all areas identified in the 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 the California Wildfires, 
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 California. 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 9 or USCG Eleventh District within the California Wildfire 
emergency area are authorized to offer and transport non-radioactive 
hazardous materials under alternative safety requirements imposed by 
EPA Region 9 or USCG Eleventh District 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 November 13, 2018.
Howard R. Elliott,
Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
[FR Doc. 2018-25112 Filed 11-16-18; 8:45 am]
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