Pipeline Safety: Meetings of the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee and Liquid Pipeline Advisory Committee, 64933-64934 [2018-27275]

Download as PDF amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 18, 2018 / Notices Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the information collection. PHMSA received one comment from Vectren Corporation. Vectren Corporation supports the information collection, but notes that it could be improved by more detailed reporting instructions. PHMSA placed instructions for completing the Operator Assignment Request and the National Registry Notification forms in the docket. PHMSA will submit the information collection titled ‘‘National Registry of Pipeline and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Operators’’ to OMB for revision. The following information is provided for this information collection: (1) Title of the information collection; (2) OMB control number; (3) Current expiration date; (4) Type of request; (5) Abstract of the information collection activity; (6) Description of affected public; (7) Estimate of total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden; and (8) Frequency of collection. PHMSA will request a three-year term of approval for the following information collection: Title: National Registry of Pipeline and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Operators. OMB Control Number: 2137–0627. Current Expiration Date: 7/31/2020. Type of Request: Revision. Abstract: The National Registry of Pipeline and LNG Operators serves as the storehouse for the reporting requirements for an operator regulated or subject to reporting requirements under 49 CFR part 192, 193, or 195. This registry incorporates the use of two forms: OPID Assignment Request (PHMSA F 1000.1) and National Registry Notification (PHMSA F 1000.2). Affected Public: Operators of Pipeline Facilities. Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Total Annual Responses: 689. Total Annual Burden Hours: 689. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Comments to Office of Management and Budget are invited on: (a) The need for the proposed information, including whether the information will have practical utility in helping the agency to achieve its pipeline safety goals; (b) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Ways to minimize the burden on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, VerDate Sep<11>2014 00:45 Dec 18, 2018 Jkt 247001 electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. Issued in Washington, DC, on December 12, 2018, under authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.97. Alan K. Mayberry, Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. 2018–27274 Filed 12–17–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2016–0136] Pipeline Safety: Meetings of the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee and Liquid Pipeline Advisory Committee Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of advisory committee meetings. AGENCY: This notice announces a public meeting of the Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, also known as the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee (GPAC), and a joint meeting of the GPAC and the Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, also known as the Liquid Pipeline Advisory Committee (LPAC). The GPAC will meet to discuss the gathering line component of the proposed rule titled: ‘‘Safety of Gas Transmission and Gathering Pipelines.’’ The GPAC and LPAC will meet jointly to discuss a variety of policy issues and topics relevant to both gas and liquid pipeline safety. DATES: The GPAC will meet on January 8, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET and on January 9, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to noon ET. The GPAC and LPAC will meet jointly on January 9, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, and on January 10, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to noon ET. Members of the public who wish to attend in person must register on the pipeline advisory committee meeting page no later than December 31, 2018. Individuals requiring accommodations, such as sign language interpretation or other ancillary aids, are asked to notify PHMSA by December 31, 2018. For additional information, see the ADDRESSES section. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. The meeting SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00125 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64933 agendas and additional information will be available on the meeting page at: https://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/ MtgHome.mtg?mtg=143. The meetings will be webcast. Information for accessing the webcast will be posted on the meeting page at: https://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/ MtgHome.mtg?mtg=143. Presentations will be available on the meeting page and posted on the E-Gov website, https://www.regulations.gov/, under docket number PHMSA–2016–0136 within 30 days following the meetings. Public Participation: The meetings will be open to the public. Members of the public may attend the meeting in person or view the meeting via webcast. Please note, that limited space is available for in-person attendance. Members of the public who wish to attend in person must register on the pipeline advisory committee meeting page at: https://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/ meetings/MtgHome.mtg?mtg=143. Members of the public participating inperson or via the webcast will have an opportunity to make a statement during the meeting. Written Comments: Persons who wish to submit written comments on the meeting may submit them to the docket in the following ways: E-Gov Website: https:// 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 Facility, DOT, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Hand Delivery: Room W12–140 on the ground level of the DOT West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays. Instructions: Identify the docket number PHMSA–2016–0136 at the beginning of your comments. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Anyone can search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). Docket: For docket access or to read background documents or comments, go to https://www.regulations.gov at any time or to Room W12–140 on the ground level of the DOT West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1 64934 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 18, 2018 / Notices Washington, DC, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. If you wish to receive confirmation of receipt of your written comments, please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard with the following statement: ‘‘Comments on PHMSA– 2016–0136.’’ The docket clerk will date stamp the postcard prior to returning it to you via the U.S. mail. Privacy Act Statement: DOT may solicit comments from the public regarding certain general notices. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to https:// www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL– 14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at https://www.dot.gov/privacy. Services for Individuals with Disabilities: The public meetings will be fully accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodations, such as sign language interpretation or other ancillary aids, are asked to notify Cameron Satterthwaite at cameron.satterthwaite@dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about the meetings, contact Cameron Satterthwaite, at 202–366– 1319, or cameron.satterthwaite@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The GPAC and the LPAC are statutorily mandated advisory committees that advise PHMSA on proposed gas pipeline and hazardous liquid pipeline safety standards, respectively, and their associated risk assessments. The committees are established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2, as amended) and 49 U.S.C. 60115. The committees consist of 15 members with membership evenly divided among federal and state governments, the regulated industry, and the public. The committees advise PHMSA on the technical feasibility, reasonableness, cost-effectiveness, and practicability of each proposed pipeline safety standard. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES II. Meeting Details and Agenda The GPAC will be considering the gathering line component of the proposed rule titled: ‘‘Safety of Gas Transmission and Gathering Pipelines,’’ that was published in the Federal Register on April 8, 2016, (81 FR 20722) and the associated regulatory analysis. The rule proposes to repeal the use of API Recommended Practice 80 for gathering lines, apply Type B requirements along with emergency VerDate Sep<11>2014 00:45 Dec 18, 2018 Jkt 247001 requirements to newly regulated greater than 8-inch Type A gathering lines in Class 1 locations, and extend the reporting requirements to all gathering lines. The GPAC and LPAC will meet in a joint session to discuss relevant policy issues and topics. The topics will include: Pipeline safety public awareness; regulatory update; Voluntary Information-sharing System Working Group update; research and development projects update; and other relevant topics. PHMSA will post the agendas on the meeting page at: https:// primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/ MtgHome.mtg?mtg=143. Issued in Washington, DC on December 12, 2018, under authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.97. Alan K. Mayberry, Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. 2018–27275 Filed 12–17–18; 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; Comment Request for Revenue Procedure 2018–4, Revenue Procedure 2018–5, Revenue Procedure 2016–6, and Revenue Procedure 2018–8 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 Revenue Procedure 2018–4 (Letter Rulings), Revenue Procedure 2018–5 (Technical Advice), Revenue Procedure 2016–6 (Determination Letters), and Revenue Procedure 2018–8 (User Fees). DATES: Written comments should be received on or before February 19, 2019 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Laurie Brimmer, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6236, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224. Requests for additional information or copies of the regulations should be SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 directed to R. Joseph Durbala, at Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC 20224, or through the internet, at RJoseph.Durbala@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Revenue Procedure 2018–4 (Letter Rulings), Revenue Procedure 2018–5 (Technical Advice), Revenue Procedure 2016–6 (Determination Letters), and Revenue Procedure 2018– 8 (User Fees). OMB Number: 1545–1520. Revenue Procedure Number: 2018–4, 2018–5, 2016–6, and 2018–8. Abstract: The information requested in these revenue procedures is required to enable the Office of the Division Commissioner (Tax Exempt and Government Entities) of the Internal Revenue Service to give advice on filing letter ruling, determination letter, and technical advice requests, to process such requests, and to determine the amount of any user fees. Current Actions: There is no change to the burden previously approved. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households, business or other for-profit organizations, not-for-profit institutions, farms, and state, local or tribal governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 8,733. Estimated Time per Respondent: 2 hrs., 5 min. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 18,151. The following paragraph applies to all the collections of information covered by this notice: An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to a collection of information must be retained if their contents may become material in the administration of any internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and tax return information are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103. Desired Focus of Comments: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2016-0136]


Pipeline Safety: Meetings of the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee 
and Liquid Pipeline Advisory Committee

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

ACTION: Notice of advisory committee meetings.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces a public meeting of the Technical 
Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, also known as the Gas Pipeline 
Advisory Committee (GPAC), and a joint meeting of the GPAC and the 
Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, also 
known as the Liquid Pipeline Advisory Committee (LPAC). The GPAC will 
meet to discuss the gathering line component of the proposed rule 
titled: ``Safety of Gas Transmission and Gathering Pipelines.'' The 
GPAC and LPAC will meet jointly to discuss a variety of policy issues 
and topics relevant to both gas and liquid pipeline safety.

DATES: The GPAC will meet on January 8, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 
p.m. ET and on January 9, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to noon ET. The GPAC and 
LPAC will meet jointly on January 9, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
ET, and on January 10, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to noon ET. Members of the 
public who wish to attend in person must register on the pipeline 
advisory committee meeting page no later than December 31, 2018. 
Individuals requiring accommodations, such as sign language 
interpretation or other ancillary aids, are asked to notify PHMSA by 
December 31, 2018. For additional information, see the ADDRESSES 
section.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the U.S. Department of 
Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. 
The meeting agendas and additional information will be available on the 
meeting page at: https://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/MtgHome.mtg?mtg=143.
    The meetings will be webcast. Information for accessing the webcast 
will be posted on the meeting page at: https://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/MtgHome.mtg?mtg=143. Presentations will be available on the 
meeting page and posted on the E-Gov website, https://www.regulations.gov/, under docket number PHMSA-2016-0136 within 30 
days following the meetings.
    Public Participation: The meetings will be open to the public. 
Members of the public may attend the meeting in person or view the 
meeting via webcast. Please note, that limited space is available for 
in-person attendance. Members of the public who wish to attend in 
person must register on the pipeline advisory committee meeting page 
at: https://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/MtgHome.mtg?mtg=143. Members 
of the public participating in-person or via the webcast will have an 
opportunity to make a statement during the meeting.
    Written Comments: Persons who wish to submit written comments on 
the meeting may submit them to the docket in the following ways:
    E-Gov Website: https://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 Facility, DOT, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, 
West Building, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
    Hand Delivery: Room W12-140 on the ground level of the DOT West 
Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9:00 a.m. 
and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays.
    Instructions: Identify the docket number PHMSA-2016-0136 at the 
beginning of your comments. Note that all comments received will be 
posted without change to https://www.regulations.gov, including any 
personal information provided.
    Anyone can search the electronic form of all comments received into 
any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment 
(or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, 
business, labor union, etc.).
    Docket: For docket access or to read background documents or 
comments, go to https://www.regulations.gov at any time or to Room W12-
140 on the ground level of the DOT West Building, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE,

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Washington, DC, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays.
    If you wish to receive confirmation of receipt of your written 
comments, please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard with the 
following statement: ``Comments on PHMSA-2016-0136.'' The docket clerk 
will date stamp the postcard prior to returning it to you via the U.S. 
mail.
    Privacy Act Statement: DOT may solicit comments from the public 
regarding certain general notices. DOT posts these comments, without 
edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to 
https://www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records 
notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at https://www.dot.gov/privacy.
    Services for Individuals with Disabilities: The public meetings 
will be fully accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals 
requiring accommodations, such as sign language interpretation or other 
ancillary aids, are asked to notify Cameron Satterthwaite at 
cameron.satterthwaite@dot.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about the meetings, 
contact Cameron Satterthwaite, at 202-366-1319, or 
cameron.satterthwaite@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The GPAC and the LPAC are statutorily mandated advisory committees 
that advise PHMSA on proposed gas pipeline and hazardous liquid 
pipeline safety standards, respectively, and their associated risk 
assessments. The committees are established in accordance with the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2, as amended) and 49 
U.S.C. 60115. The committees consist of 15 members with membership 
evenly divided among federal and state governments, the regulated 
industry, and the public. The committees advise PHMSA on the technical 
feasibility, reasonableness, cost-effectiveness, and practicability of 
each proposed pipeline safety standard.

II. Meeting Details and Agenda

    The GPAC will be considering the gathering line component of the 
proposed rule titled: ``Safety of Gas Transmission and Gathering 
Pipelines,'' that was published in the Federal Register on April 8, 
2016, (81 FR 20722) and the associated regulatory analysis. The rule 
proposes to repeal the use of API Recommended Practice 80 for gathering 
lines, apply Type B requirements along with emergency requirements to 
newly regulated greater than 8-inch Type A gathering lines in Class 1 
locations, and extend the reporting requirements to all gathering 
lines.
    The GPAC and LPAC will meet in a joint session to discuss relevant 
policy issues and topics. The topics will include: Pipeline safety 
public awareness; regulatory update; Voluntary Information-sharing 
System Working Group update; research and development projects update; 
and other relevant topics.
    PHMSA will post the agendas on the meeting page at: https://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/MtgHome.mtg?mtg=143.

    Issued in Washington, DC on December 12, 2018, under authority 
delegated in 49 CFR 1.97.
Alan K. Mayberry,
Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety.
[FR Doc. 2018-27275 Filed 12-17-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-60-P