Hazardous Materials: Emergency Waiver No. 11, 63196-63197 [2018-26527]

Download as PDF 63196 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 235 / Friday, December 7, 2018 / Notices amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES the application and the public comments whether operations under the requested exemption would provide a requisite level of safety. A copy of the denial letter is available for review in the docket (FMCSA–2018–0003). 4. Purpose of the Meeting: The purpose of this meeting is to: (a) Introduce the new Academy Superintendent and Academic Dean/ Provost. (b) Provide a briefing on the Critical Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) Infrastructure Plan, the infrastructure ARA applied for exemption from the spending plan and ongoing capital ELD requirement on behalf of its improvements. members who are retailers and (c) Provide an update on the general distributors of farm-related products state of the Academy, Class of 2022 and services. ARA members rely on performance, and status of incoming CMVs to deliver their products and class of 2023. services to farms. ARA asserted that its (d) Provide an update on the Sexual members were not prepared to meet the December 18, 2017 deadline for Assault/Sexual Harassment program complying with the ELD rule and sought progress. to obtain postponement of the deadline. (e) Provide an update on the status of FMCSA reviewed the application and implementing the 5-year Strategic Plan. the 117 comments submitted. On July (f) Establish the meeting schedule for 26, 2018, FMCSA denied the CY 2019. application. FMCSA was unable to determine from the application and the 5. Public Access to the Meeting: This public comments whether operations meeting is open to the public. Seating is under the requested exemption would on a first-come basis. Members of the provide a requisite level of safety. A public wishing to attend the meeting copy of the denial letter is available for will need to show photo identification review in the docket (FMCSA–2017– to gain access to the meeting location. 0336). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Conclusion BOV’s Designated Federal Officer and FMCSA has reviewed these Point of Contact Brian Blower, 202– applications carefully and the 366–2765 or Brian.Blower@dot.gov. comments received and has concluded SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Any that each application lacks sufficient member of the public is permitted to file merit to justify the exemptions sought. a written statement with the Academy Accordingly, FMCSA denies each BOV. Written statements should be sent application. to the Designated Federal Officer at: Issued on: November 30, 2018. Brian Blower; 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE Raymond A. Martinez, W28–314, Washington, DC 20590 or via Administrator. email at Brian.Blower@Dot.gov. (Please [FR Doc. 2018–26597 Filed 12–6–18; 8:45 am] contact the Designated Federal Officer BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P for information on submitting comments via fax.) Written statements must be received no later than three working DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION days prior to the meeting in order to provide time for member consideration. Maritime Administration Only written statements will be U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Board considered by the BOV, no member of of Visitors the public will be allowed to present questions from the floor or speak to any AGENCY: Maritime Administration, DOT. issue under consideration by the BOV ACTION: Notice of U.S. Merchant Marine unless requested to do so by a member Academy Board Public Meeting. of the Board. SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of (Authority: 46 U.S.C. 51312; 5 U.S.C. app. Transportation, Maritime 552b; 41 CFR parts 102–3.140 through 102– Administration (MARAD) announces 3.165). that the following U.S. Merchant Marine Dated: December 3, 2018. Academy (Academy) Board of Visitors By Order of the Maritime Administrator. (BOV) meeting will take place: 1. Date: December 14, 2018. T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr., 2. Time: 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Secretary, Maritime Administration. 3. Location: U.S. Merchant Marine [FR Doc. 2018–26529 Filed 12–6–18; 8:45 am] Academy, Kings Point, NY, Crabtree BILLING CODE 4910–81–P Room, Schuyler Otis Bland Memorial Library. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Dec 06, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2018–0100; Notice No. 2018–22] Hazardous Materials: Emergency Waiver No. 11 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 10 or United States Coast Guard (USCG) Seventeenth District within the emergency area affected by the November 30, 2018 Alaska earthquake. 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 Alaska earthquake. This Waiver Order is effective immediately and shall remain in effect for 30 days from the date of issuance. SUMMARY: 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 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 10 or USCG Seventeenth District within the emergency area affected by the November 30, 2018 Alaska earthquake. 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 Alaska earthquake. On November 30, 2018, the President issued an Emergency Declaration for the Alaska earthquake (EM–3410) for Anchorage Municipality, Kenai Peninsula Borough, and MatanuskaSusitna Borough. This Waiver Order SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 235 / Friday, December 7, 2018 / Notices amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES 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 the Alaska earthquake, PHMSA’s Administrator has determined that regulatory relief is in the public interest VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Dec 06, 2018 Jkt 247001 and necessary to ensure the safe transportation in commerce of hazardous materials while the EPA and USCG execute their recovery and cleanup efforts in Alaska. 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 10 or USCG Seventeenth District within the Alaska earthquake emergency area are authorized to offer and transport nonradioactive hazardous materials under alternative safety requirements imposed PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 63197 by EPA Region 10 or USCG Seventeenth 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 December 3, 2018. Howard R. Elliott, Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2018-0100; Notice No. 2018-22]


Hazardous Materials: Emergency Waiver No. 11

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 10 or United States Coast Guard (USCG) Seventeenth 
District within the emergency area affected by the November 30, 2018 
Alaska earthquake. 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 
Alaska earthquake. 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 10 or USCG Seventeenth 
District within the emergency area affected by the November 30, 2018 
Alaska earthquake. 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 
Alaska earthquake.
    On November 30, 2018, the President issued an Emergency Declaration 
for the Alaska earthquake (EM-3410) for Anchorage Municipality, Kenai 
Peninsula Borough, and Matanuska-Susitna Borough. This Waiver Order

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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 the Alaska earthquake, 
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 Alaska. 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 10 or USCG Seventeenth District within the Alaska earthquake 
emergency area are authorized to offer and transport non-radioactive 
hazardous materials under alternative safety requirements imposed by 
EPA Region 10 or USCG Seventeenth 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 December 3, 2018.
Howard R. Elliott,
Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
[FR Doc. 2018-26527 Filed 12-6-18; 8:45 am]
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