Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities, Gas and Liquid Pipeline Safety Program Certification, 4128-4129 [2019-02316]

Download as PDF 4128 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 31 / Thursday, February 14, 2019 / Notices pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236–3 of August 28, 2000. Marie Therese Porter Royce, Assistant Secretary, Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2019–02233 Filed 2–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Hazardous Materials Training Requirements Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for to renew an information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on November 02, 2018. This collection involves FAA certification process requirements for operators and repair stations who are required to submit documentation related to hazardous materials training programs. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by March 18, 2019. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the attention of the Desk Officer, Department of Transportation/FAA, and sent via electronic mail to oira_ submission@omb.eop.gov, or faxed to (202) 395–6974, or mailed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including (a) SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Feb 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for FAA’s performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for FAA to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Hall at (940) 594–5913, or by email at: Barbara.L.Hall@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 2120–0705. Title: Hazardous Materials Training Requirements. Form Numbers: There are no FAA forms associated with this collection of information. Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection. Background: The FAA, as prescribed in 14 CFR parts 121 and 135, requires certificate holders to submit manuals and hazardous materials (hazmat) training programs, or revisions to an approved hazmat training program to obtain initial and final approval as part of the FAA certification process. Original certification is completed in accordance with 14 CFR part 119. Continuing certification is completed in accordance with 14 CFR parts 121 and 135. The FAA uses the approval process to determine compliance of the hazmat training programs with the applicable regulations, national policies and safe operating practices. The FAA must ensure that the documents adequately establish safe operating procedures. Additionally, 14 CFR part 145 requires certain repair stations to provide documentation showing that persons handling hazmat for transportation have been trained following DOT guidelines. Respondents: Part 121, 135, and 145 certificate holders. Approximately 2,800. Information is collected on occasion. Part 121 and part 135 operators are required to submit documentation of their hazardous materials training to receive original certification. If the operator decides to make a change to their training program, they must provide the updated manual. Part 145 repair station is required to submit a statement to the FAA certifying that all of their hazmat employees are trained under the Hazardous Materials Regulations prior to receiving their initial part 145 certificate. Estimated Average Burden per Response: The amount of time per response is expected to vary. For PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 example, new responses take significantly longer than revisions. Furthermore, operators with will-carry hazardous materials operations are anticipated to have longer responses than will-not carry hazardous materials operations. Part 145 repair stations will require less time to develop a certification statements than operators require to develop a manual. Additionally certificate holders vary in the type and size of the operations. Certificate holders are not anticipated to spend the same amount of time each year. Therefore, based on FAA’s subject matter expertise we continue to expect reporting to take an average .6 hours, and recordkeeping to take .7 hours for a total of 1.3 hours per response. These are an annualized average which account for the wide variability in the type, complexity and size of operation. Additionally, the type of update can vary. Operators may make minor revisions to the manual, or they may choose to make more significant changes reflecting a larger change in their operations. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 7,300 hours. Issued in Washington, DC, on December 10, 2018. Barbara Hall, FAA Information Collection Clearance Officer, IT Enterprises Business Services Division, ASP–110. [FR Doc. 2019–02306 Filed 2–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2018–0109] Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities, Gas and Liquid Pipeline Safety Program Certification Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the information collection request abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. PHMSA proposes revising certain parts of both the Natural Gas and Hazardous Liquid Base Grant Progress reports to make the data collected consistent with the data collected through the Pipeline Data Mart. A Federal Register notice with a SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 31 / Thursday, February 14, 2019 / Notices 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the information collection was published on November 26, 2018. Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before March 18, 2019. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angela Hill by telephone at 202–366– 1246, by email at angela.dow@dot.gov, or by mail at DOT, PHMSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, PHP–30, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Submit comments regarding the burden estimate, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503. ADDRESSES: Section 1320.8(d), Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, requires PHMSA to provide interested members of the public and affected agencies an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping requests. In accordance with this regulation, on November 26, 2018, (83 FR 60557) PHMSA published a Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the information collection. In response, PHMSA received comments from the Pipeline Safety Trust and Vectren Corporation. The Pipeline Safety Trust requests that PHMSA add additional reporting requirements to this information collection to improve PHMSA’s oversight of state grants and to fill agency-identified data gaps. Vectren Corporation supports the information collection, but notes that it could be improved by more detailed reporting instructions and more specific, consistent definitions for data and reporting. The data obtained from this information collection reflects State Program activities that measure program performance and how grant funds are being used. Separate efforts are currently underway to address the feasibility study of a Nationwide Integrated Pipeline Safety Regulatory Database and all options are being considered to help with this process. PHMSA also streamlined data fields in both the Natural Gas and Hazardous Liquid Base Grant Progress Reports to make the forms easier to read and follow. A summary of changes is below: • Gas LNG operator categories listed together instead of separately. • Hazardous liquid operator categories renamed to be consistent with Pipeline DataMart. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Feb 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 • Incident/Accident cause listing updated to match annual reports and Pipeline DataMart. • Updated maximum civil penalties to current DOT level. The burden for this information collected has also been updated to account for a more accurate number of submissions received annually. PHMSA previously expected to receive 116 responses to this information collection request. PHMSA has since updated that estimate to 66 responses (51 gas programs and 15 hazardous liquid programs). The estimated time burden for completing the annual submission is 58.5 hours. PHMSA will submit the information collection, as described below, to OMB for approval. 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: Gas Pipeline Safety Program Certification and Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Program Certification. OMB Control Number: 2137–0584. Current Expiration Date: 02/28/2019. Abstract: A state must submit an annual certification to assume responsibility for regulating intrastate pipelines. Certain records must be maintained to demonstrate that the state is ensuring satisfactory compliance with the pipeline safety regulations. PHMSA uses this information to evaluate a state’s eligibility to receive federal grants. Affected Public: State governments. Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Total Annual Responses: 66. Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,861. Frequency of Collection: Annually. 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, PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4129 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 February 11, 2019, under authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.97. John A. Gale, Director, Standards and Rulemaking Division. [FR Doc. 2019–02316 Filed 2–13–19; 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 Revision; Comment Request; Regulation C—Home Mortgage Disclosure Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury. 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). An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and respondents are 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 the revision of the information collection titled ‘‘Regulation C—Home Mortgage Disclosure.’’ SUMMARY: Comments must be submitted on or before April 15, 2019. ADDRESSES: Commenters are encouraged to submit comments by email, if possible. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Email: prainfo@occ.treas.gov. • Mail: Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Attention: 1557–NEW, 400 7th Street SW, Suite 3E–218, Washington, DC 20219. • Hand Delivery/Courier: 400 7th Street SW, Suite 3E–218, Washington, DC 20219. • Fax: (571) 465–4326. Instructions: You must include ‘‘OCC’’ as the agency name and 1557– NEW, in your comment. In general, the OCC will publish comments on DATES: E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2018-0109]


Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities, Gas and 
Liquid Pipeline Safety Program Certification

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

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces that the information collection request abstracted 
below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for review and comment. PHMSA proposes revising certain parts of both 
the Natural Gas and Hazardous Liquid Base Grant Progress reports to 
make the data collected consistent with the data collected through the 
Pipeline Data Mart. A Federal Register notice with a

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60-day comment period soliciting comments on the information collection 
was published on November 26, 2018.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
March 18, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angela Hill by telephone at 202-366-
1246, by email at angela.dow@dot.gov, or by mail at DOT, PHMSA, 1200 
New Jersey Avenue SE, PHP-30, Washington, DC 20590-0001.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding the burden estimate, including 
suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Office of Management and 
Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the Office of the Secretary of 
Transportation, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1320.8(d), Title 5, Code of Federal 
Regulations, requires PHMSA to provide interested members of the public 
and affected agencies an opportunity to comment on information 
collection and recordkeeping requests. In accordance with this 
regulation, on November 26, 2018, (83 FR 60557) PHMSA published a 
Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting 
comments on the information collection. In response, PHMSA received 
comments from the Pipeline Safety Trust and Vectren Corporation. The 
Pipeline Safety Trust requests that PHMSA add additional reporting 
requirements to this information collection to improve PHMSA's 
oversight of state grants and to fill agency-identified data gaps. 
Vectren Corporation supports the information collection, but notes that 
it could be improved by more detailed reporting instructions and more 
specific, consistent definitions for data and reporting.
    The data obtained from this information collection reflects State 
Program activities that measure program performance and how grant funds 
are being used. Separate efforts are currently underway to address the 
feasibility study of a Nationwide Integrated Pipeline Safety Regulatory 
Database and all options are being considered to help with this 
process. PHMSA also streamlined data fields in both the Natural Gas and 
Hazardous Liquid Base Grant Progress Reports to make the forms easier 
to read and follow.
    A summary of changes is below:
     Gas LNG operator categories listed together instead of 
separately.
     Hazardous liquid operator categories renamed to be 
consistent with Pipeline DataMart.
     Incident/Accident cause listing updated to match annual 
reports and Pipeline DataMart.
     Updated maximum civil penalties to current DOT level.
    The burden for this information collected has also been updated to 
account for a more accurate number of submissions received annually. 
PHMSA previously expected to receive 116 responses to this information 
collection request. PHMSA has since updated that estimate to 66 
responses (51 gas programs and 15 hazardous liquid programs). The 
estimated time burden for completing the annual submission is 58.5 
hours. PHMSA will submit the information collection, as described 
below, to OMB for approval.
    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: Gas Pipeline Safety Program Certification and Hazardous 
Liquid Pipeline Safety Program Certification.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0584.
    Current Expiration Date: 02/28/2019.
    Abstract: A state must submit an annual certification to assume 
responsibility for regulating intrastate pipelines. Certain records 
must be maintained to demonstrate that the state is ensuring 
satisfactory compliance with the pipeline safety regulations. PHMSA 
uses this information to evaluate a state's eligibility to receive 
federal grants.
    Affected Public: State governments.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
    Total Annual Responses: 66.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,861.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually.
    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, 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 February 11, 2019, under authority 
delegated in 49 CFR 1.97.
John A. Gale,
Director, Standards and Rulemaking Division.
[FR Doc. 2019-02316 Filed 2-13-19; 8:45 am]
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