Pipeline Safety: Meeting of the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee, 14724-14725 [2019-07131]

Download as PDF 14724 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 70 / Thursday, April 11, 2019 / Notices Section 11: Any other geospatial or technical data, including design and material specifications, that the Secretary determines are necessary to carry out the purposes of this section. The Secretary shall give reasonable notice to operators that the data are being requested. • NTSB P–11–8: Require operators of natural gas transmission and distribution pipelines and hazardous liquid pipelines to provide systemspecific information about their pipeline systems to the emergency response agencies of the communities and jurisdictions in which those pipelines are located. This information should include pipe diameter, operating pressure, product transported, and potential impact radius. • NTSB P–15–4: Increase the positional accuracy of pipeline centerlines and pipeline attribute details relevant to safety in the National Pipeline Mapping System. • NTSB P–15–5: Revise the submission requirement to include high consequence area identification as an attribute data element to the National Pipeline Mapping System. Mandate or safety recommendation Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011, Section 11. NTSB P–11–8 ................................. NTSB P–15–4 ................................. NTSB P–15–5 ................................. NTSB P–15–8 ................................. NTSB P–15–22 ............................... Information collection data element(s) Diameter, Pipe material, Seam type, Wall thickness, Pipe join method, In-line Inspection y/n. Diameter, Commodity detail. Positional accuracy, Diameter, Commodity detail, Seam type, Decade of installation, Wall thickness, Pipe join method, In-line Inspection y/n, Class location, Gas HCA segment, Segment ‘‘could affect’’ an HCA, Coated (yes/no). Class location, Gas HCA segment, Segment ‘‘could affect’’ an HCA. Class location, Gas HCA segment, Segment ‘‘could affect’’ an HCA. Pipe material, Seam type, Wall thickness, Pipe join method, In-line Inspection y/n, Method of last assessment, Year of last assessment, Coated (yes/no). amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES VII. Summary of Impacted Collection 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) Frequency of collection, and (8) Estimate of total Annual Reporting and recordkeeping burden. PHMSA requests comments on the following information collection: Title: National Pipeline Mapping System Program. OMB Control Number: 2137–0596. Expiration Date: 3/31/2020. Type of Review: Revision of a Previously Approved Information Collection. Abstract: Each operator of a pipeline facility (except distribution lines and gas gathering lines) must provide PHMSA geospatial data, attributes, metadata, contact information and a transmittal letter appropriate for use in the National Pipeline Mapping System. Operators submit this information each year on or before March 15 for gas transmission and LNG plant operators, or June 15 for hazardous liquid operators. PHMSA uses this data to maintain and improve the accuracy of the NPMS’s information. Respondents: Operators of natural gas, hazardous liquid, and liquefied natural gas plants. Number of Respondents: 1,346. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:50 Apr 10, 2019 • NTSB P–15–8: Work with the appropriate federal, state, and local agencies to develop a national repository of geospatial data resources for the process for High Consequence Area identification, and publicize the availability of the repository. • NTSB P–15–22: Develop and implement a plan for all segments of the pipeline industry to improve data integration for integrity management through the use of geographic information systems. The following table shows the applicable data elements. Jkt 247001 Number of Responses: 1,346. Frequency: Annual. Estimate of Total Annual Burden: 162,208 hours. Comments are invited on: (a) The need for the proposed collection of information for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.; 49 U.S.C. 60101 et seq.; 49 CFR 1.48; and 49 CFR 1.97. Issued in Washington, DC, on April 5, 2019, under authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.97. Alan K. Mayberry, Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. 2019–07133 Filed 4–10–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2016–0136] Pipeline Safety: Meeting of the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of advisory committee meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces a public meeting of the Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, also known as the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee (GPAC). The GPAC will meet to discuss the gathering line component of the proposed rule titled ‘‘Safety of Gas Transmission and Gathering Pipelines.’’ DATES: The GPAC will meet on June 25, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., ET and on June 26, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, ET. Individuals requiring accommodations, such as sign language interpretation or other ancillary aids, are asked to notify Tewabe Asebe by June 17, 2019. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Transportation, Media Center, West Building, 1200 New Jersey Ave SE, Washington, DC 20590. The agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 70 / Thursday, April 11, 2019 / Notices published on the following meeting page at https://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/ meetings/MtgHome.mtg?mtg=143. The meeting will also 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 at https://www.regulations.gov/, under docket number PHMSA–2016–0136 within 30 days following the meeting. The meeting will be open to the public. Members of the public may join in-person in a designated space at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, or by webcast. Please note that limited space is available for in-person attendance at DOT, and procedures governing security and entrance to federal buildings may change without notice. Therefore, members of the public seeking to participate in-person must register on the meeting page at https:// primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/ MtgHome.mtg?mtg=143. Note: Because this is a reschedule of a previous meeting, PHMSA is keeping the public registration for that meeting. Therefore, seating is already at capacity in the Media Center. We will place the onsite registrants in a satellite location within DOT. Participant in the satellite location will view the proceedings on video and will have the opportunity to provide comments to the committee in-person. We will escort those who would like to provide comments to the Media Center and will escort them back to the satellite location after they provide the comments. For information about the meetings, contact Tewabe Asebe, at 202–366–5523, or tewabe.asebe@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I. Meeting Detail and Agenda The GPAC will be considering the gathering line component of the proposed rule titled ‘‘Safety of Gas Transmission and Gathering Pipelines,’’ which was published in the Federal Register on April 8, 2016, (81 FR 20722) and the associated regulatory analysis. The proposed rule for gathering lines proposes to (1) repeal the use of API Recommended Practice 80 for gathering lines; (2) apply Type B requirements along with emergency requirements to newly regulated greater than 8-inch Type A gathering lines in Class 1 locations; and (3) extend the reporting requirements to all gathering lines. Prior to this meeting, PHMSA will finalize the agenda and will publish it on the PHMSA meeting page at https:// VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:50 Apr 10, 2019 Jkt 247001 primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/ MtgHome.mtg?mtg=143. II. Committee Background The GPAC is a statutorily mandated advisory committee that advises PHMSA on proposed gas pipeline safety standards and their associated risk assessments. The committee is established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2, as amended) and 49 U.S.C. 60115. The committee consists of 15 members with membership evenly divided among federal and state governments, the regulated industry, and the public. The committee advises PHMSA on the technical feasibility, reasonableness, cost-effectiveness, and practicability of each proposed gas pipeline safety standard. III. Public Participation Members of the public will be provided an opportunity to make a statement during the meeting. The proceeding will be recorded and a record of the proceeding will be made available to the public at https:// www.regulations.gov. 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; U.S. Department of Transportation (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.). Therefore, consider reviewing DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000, (65 FR 19477), or view the Privacy PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14725 Notice at https://www.regulations.gov before submitting comments. 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, 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 physically accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodations, such as sign language interpretation or other ancillary aids, are asked to notify Tewabe Asebe at tewabe.asebe@dot.gov. Issued in Washington, DC, on April 5, 2019, under authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.97. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 70 (Thursday, April 11, 2019)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2016-0136]


Pipeline Safety: Meeting of the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee

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

ACTION: Notice of advisory committee meeting.

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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). The GPAC will meet to discuss the gathering 
line component of the proposed rule titled ``Safety of Gas Transmission 
and Gathering Pipelines.''

DATES: The GPAC will meet on June 25, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 
p.m., ET and on June 26, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, ET. Individuals 
requiring accommodations, such as sign language interpretation or other 
ancillary aids, are asked to notify Tewabe Asebe by June 17, 2019.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Media Center, West Building, 1200 New Jersey Ave SE, 
Washington, DC 20590. The agenda and any additional information for the 
meeting will be

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published on the following meeting page at https://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/MtgHome.mtg?mtg=143.
    The meeting will also 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 at 
https://www.regulations.gov/, under docket number PHMSA-2016-0136 
within 30 days following the meeting.
    The meeting will be open to the public. Members of the public may 
join in-person in a designated space at the U.S. Department of 
Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, 
or by webcast. Please note that limited space is available for in-
person attendance at DOT, and procedures governing security and 
entrance to federal buildings may change without notice. Therefore, 
members of the public seeking to participate in-person must register on 
the meeting page at https://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/MtgHome.mtg?mtg=143.

    Note:  Because this is a reschedule of a previous meeting, PHMSA 
is keeping the public registration for that meeting. Therefore, 
seating is already at capacity in the Media Center. We will place 
the onsite registrants in a satellite location within DOT. 
Participant in the satellite location will view the proceedings on 
video and will have the opportunity to provide comments to the 
committee in-person. We will escort those who would like to provide 
comments to the Media Center and will escort them back to the 
satellite location after they provide the comments.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about the meetings, 
contact Tewabe Asebe, at 202-366-5523, or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Meeting Detail and Agenda

    The GPAC will be considering the gathering line component of the 
proposed rule titled ``Safety of Gas Transmission and Gathering 
Pipelines,'' which was published in the Federal Register on April 8, 
2016, (81 FR 20722) and the associated regulatory analysis. The 
proposed rule for gathering lines proposes to (1) repeal the use of API 
Recommended Practice 80 for gathering lines; (2) apply Type B 
requirements along with emergency requirements to newly regulated 
greater than 8-inch Type A gathering lines in Class 1 locations; and 
(3) extend the reporting requirements to all gathering lines.
    Prior to this meeting, PHMSA will finalize the agenda and will 
publish it on the PHMSA meeting page at https://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/MtgHome.mtg?mtg=143.

II. Committee Background

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

III. Public Participation

    Members of the public will be provided an opportunity to make a 
statement during the meeting. The proceeding will be recorded and a 
record of the proceeding will be made available to the public at 
https://www.regulations.gov.
    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; U.S. Department of Transportation 
(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.). Therefore, 
consider reviewing DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal 
Register published on April 11, 2000, (65 FR 19477), or view the 
Privacy Notice at https://www.regulations.gov before submitting 
comments.
    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, 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 physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodations, such as sign 
language interpretation or other ancillary aids, are asked to notify 
Tewabe Asebe at [email protected].

    Issued in Washington, DC, on April 5, 2019, under authority 
delegated in 49 CFR 1.97.
Alan K. Mayberry,
Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety.
[FR Doc. 2019-07131 Filed 4-10-19; 8:45 am]
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