Hazardous Materials; Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee Nominations, 21411-21412 [2019-09878]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 93 / Tuesday, May 14, 2019 / Notices will be labeled pursuant to Part 575.103 and 105, respectively, and labeling will take approximately 1,5055 hours (3,011,000 truck camper units and utility vehicles × 0.005 hours = 15,055 hours). At a cost of $20 per hour, the total burden hours for affixing labels is estimated to be $301,100 annually (15,055 hours × $20.00 = $301,100). NHTSA estimates each label costs $0.35 to print. Therefore, the total printing costs for the 3,011,000 labels would be $1,053,850 ($0.35 per label × 3,011,000 units). Therefore, NHTSA estimates the total cost to label each slide-in camper and utility vehicle to be $1,354,950 ($301,100 cost to affix labels + $1,053,850 printing costs). The total cost of this information collection is $1,366,050 ($1,354,950 for labeling + $11,100 for submissions). The total estimated annual cost to manufacturers to comply with Part 575.103 and Part 575.105 requirements including label costs is $1,366,050. The annual reporting and recordkeeping cost burden decreased because the previous information collection clearance overestimated the number of utility vehicles manufactured that require labels pursuant to Part 575.105. Thus, the total annual cost decreased from $2,904,336 to $1,366,050. This represents an adjustment of (¥$1,538,286). The total number of burden hours increased from 300 hours to 15,355 because this reinstatement counts labor hours for labeling each utility vehicle and slide-in camper. Affected Public: Motor vehicle and equipment manufacturers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 35 (18 utility vehicle and truck manufacturers and 17 slide-in camper manufacturers). Frequency: Intermittently. Number of Responses: 15 submissions to NHTSA and 3,011,000 labeling responses. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 15,850. Estimated Total Annual Burden Cost: $1,366,050. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the Department’s performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for the Department to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The Agency will the next three years that will be required to comply with section 575.105. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 May 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35. Issued in Washington, DC, under authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.95 and 501.8. Raymond R. Posten, Associate Administrator for Rulemaking. [FR Doc. 2019–09850 Filed 5–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2019–0098; Notice No. 2019–05] Hazardous Materials; Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee Nominations Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Request for Member Nominations for the Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee. AGENCY: PHMSA is seeking nominations for individuals to serve as members on the Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee (the Committee). This is a safety advisory committee mandated by section 333(d) of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 and established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972. The committee will facilitate communication among manufacturers of lithium ion and lithium metal cells and batteries, manufacturers of products incorporating both large and small lithium ion and lithium metal batteries, air carriers, and the Federal Government. This communication will promote the safe transportation of lithium ion and lithium metal cells and batteries and improve the effectiveness and economic and social impacts of related regulation. No later than 180 days after the establishment of the Committee, the Committee shall submit to the Secretary and the appropriate committees of Congress a report that describes and evaluates the steps being taken in the private sector and by international regulatory authorities to implement and enforce requirements relating to the safe transportation of bulk shipments of lithium ion cells and batteries. The Committee will also identify any areas of regulatory requirements for which there is consensus that greater attention is needed. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21411 Nominations must be received on or before June 4, 2019. ADDRESSES: All nomination material should be emailed to the Advisory Committee’s Program Manager, Lindsey Constantino, at lithiumbatteryFACA@ dot.gov or mailed to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, PHH–4, E23– 442, Washington, DC 20590, to the attention of Lindsey Constantino, Advisory Committee Program Manager, PHH–4. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lindsey Constantino, International Transportation Specialist (PHH–4), U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., East Building, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001, Telephone 202–366–0665, lithiumbatteryFACA@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Advisory Committee Background The Committee is a statutorily mandated advisory committee that provides a mechanism for: (a) Facilitating communication among manufacturers of lithium ion and lithium metal cells and batteries, manufacturers of products incorporating both large and small lithium ion and lithium metal batteries, air carriers, and the Federal Government, regarding the safe transportation of lithium ion and lithium metal cells and batteries and the effectiveness and economic and social impacts of the regulation of such transportation. (b) Providing the Secretary, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and PHMSA with timely information about new lithium ion and metal battery technology and transportation safety practices and methodologies. (c) Providing a forum for the Secretary to distribute information on this topic, as well as engage Committee members in discussions concerning the related activities of the Department of Transportation. A complete list of duties for the Committee is outlined in section 333(d)(2) of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. This committee is established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2. II. Membership The Committee will consist of representatives from: (a) Large volume manufacturers of lithium ion and lithium metal cells and batteries; E:\FR\FM\14MYN1.SGM 14MYN1 21412 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 93 / Tuesday, May 14, 2019 / Notices (b) domestic manufacturers of lithium ion and lithium metal batteries or battery packs; (c) manufacturers of consumer products powered by lithium ion and lithium metal batteries; (d) manufacturers of vehicles powered by lithium ion and lithium metal batteries; (e) marketers of products powered by lithium ion and lithium metal batteries; (f) cargo air service providers based in the United States; (g) passenger air service providers based in the United States; (h) pilots and employees of air service providers described in bullets (f) and (g); (i) shippers of lithium ion and lithium metal batteries for air transportation; (j) manufacturers of battery-powered medical devices or batteries used in medical devices; (k) employees of the Department of Transportation, including employees of FAA and PHMSA; (l) representatives of such other Government departments and agencies as the Secretary determines appropriate; and (m) any other individuals the Secretary determines are appropriate to comply with Federal law. III. Terms of Participation • All Group members must be able to attend a minimum of two meetings each year in Washington, DC, and other designated locations, or by teleconference. • Members serve without compensation, although travel expenses, including per diem, may be eligible for reimbursement consideration based on budget availability. • A member appointed for his or her individual views or advice must be appointed as a Special Government Employee (SGE). Other members will serve as Representatives or Regular Government Employees. SGEs are subject to certain Federal conflict of interest laws. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES IV. Nomination Procedures The PHMSA Administrator, on behalf of the Secretary, is seeking individual nominations for committee members, preferably executive level leadership, with diverse experiences and expertise in research and development; academia; human factors; lithium battery manufacturing; lithium battery testing; packaging manufacture and testing; air cargo safety; risk management; or other related experience in manufacturing or transporting lithium batteries by air. Any interested person may nominate one or more qualified individuals for VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 May 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 membership on the Committee. Selfnominations are also accepted. • Nominations must include a current, complete resume including business and home address, telephone number, email address, education, relevant professional or business experience, present occupation, and membership status in other working groups or advisory committees, past or present. • Nominations must include a short biography identifying each nominee’s qualifications and expertise. • Nominations must include an indication of the category the individual nominated most identifies with, based on the list provided in paragraph II Membership. If an individual preforms functions in multiple categories, please choose the most relevant category. • Nominations should highlight relevant experience on panels that have dealt with transportation safety, lithium battery safety, air transportation safety, or detail the nominee’s interest in the subject matter that will be considered by the committee. • Nominations must acknowledge that the nominee is aware of the nomination unless self-nominated. Signed in Washington, DC, on May 8, 2019. William S. Schoonover, Associate Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. [FR Doc. 2019–09878 Filed 5–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Office of the Secretary [Docket No. DOT–OST–2019–0036] Renewal of Information Collection (OMB No. 2105–0520) Agency Requests for Reinstatement of a Previously Approved Information Collection(s): Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments and for Grants and Cooperative Agreements With Institutions of Higher Education, and Other Nonprofit Organizations Notice and request for comments. ACTION: The Department of Transportation (DOT) invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a previously approved information collection. These forms include Application for Federal Assistance (SF–424), Federal Financial Report (SF–425), Request for Advance or Reimbursement (SF–270) and Outlay SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Report and Request for Reimbursement for Construction Programs (SF–271). We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. A Federal Register Notice with a 60day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on March 11, 2019, in the Federal Register (84 FR 8783, page(s) 8783–8784). No comments were received. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before June 13, 2019 in the Federal Register 2015–13488. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Audrey Clarke, Ph.D., Associate Director of the Financial Assistance Policy and Oversight Division, M–65, Office of the Senior Procurement Executive, Office of the Secretary, Room W83–313, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, (202) 366–4268. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 2105–0520. Title: Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirement for Federal Awards. Form Numbers: SF–424, SF–425, SF– 270, and SF–271. OMB Control Number: 2105–0520. Type of Review: Revision of a previously approved collection. Background: This is to request the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) renewed three-year approved clearance for the information collection, entitled, ‘‘Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards’’ OMB Control No 2105–0520, which is currently due to expire on May 31, 2019. This information collection involves the use of various forms necessary because of management and oversight responsibilities of the agency imposed by OMB Circular 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. The May 31, 2015 OMB Control Number is titled: Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (OMB 2 CFR 200). These guidelines cover the following data collection standard forms (SF): Application for Federal Assistance (SF–424); Federal Financial Report (SF–425); Request for Advance or Reimbursement (SF–270); and Outlay Report & Request for Reimbursement for Construction Programs (SF–271). No adjustments have been made to the burden estimates. In 2015, the Department estimated a combined total of 1,758 respondents and 123,060 E:\FR\FM\14MYN1.SGM 14MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2019-0098; Notice No. 2019-05]


Hazardous Materials; Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee 
Nominations

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

ACTION: Request for Member Nominations for the Lithium Battery Safety 
Advisory Committee.

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SUMMARY: PHMSA is seeking nominations for individuals to serve as 
members on the Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee (the 
Committee). This is a safety advisory committee mandated by section 
333(d) of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 and established in 
accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972. The 
committee will facilitate communication among manufacturers of lithium 
ion and lithium metal cells and batteries, manufacturers of products 
incorporating both large and small lithium ion and lithium metal 
batteries, air carriers, and the Federal Government. This communication 
will promote the safe transportation of lithium ion and lithium metal 
cells and batteries and improve the effectiveness and economic and 
social impacts of related regulation. No later than 180 days after the 
establishment of the Committee, the Committee shall submit to the 
Secretary and the appropriate committees of Congress a report that 
describes and evaluates the steps being taken in the private sector and 
by international regulatory authorities to implement and enforce 
requirements relating to the safe transportation of bulk shipments of 
lithium ion cells and batteries. The Committee will also identify any 
areas of regulatory requirements for which there is consensus that 
greater attention is needed.

DATES: Nominations must be received on or before June 4, 2019.

ADDRESSES: All nomination material should be emailed to the Advisory 
Committee's Program Manager, Lindsey Constantino, at 
[email protected] or mailed to the Pipeline and Hazardous 
Materials Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, PHH-4, E23- 
442, Washington, DC 20590, to the attention of Lindsey Constantino, 
Advisory Committee Program Manager, PHH-4.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lindsey Constantino, International 
Transportation Specialist (PHH-4), U.S. Department of Transportation, 
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE., East Building, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20590-0001, 
Telephone 202-366-0665, [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Advisory Committee Background

    The Committee is a statutorily mandated advisory committee that 
provides a mechanism for:
    (a) Facilitating communication among manufacturers of lithium ion 
and lithium metal cells and batteries, manufacturers of products 
incorporating both large and small lithium ion and lithium metal 
batteries, air carriers, and the Federal Government, regarding the safe 
transportation of lithium ion and lithium metal cells and batteries and 
the effectiveness and economic and social impacts of the regulation of 
such transportation.
    (b) Providing the Secretary, the Federal Aviation Administration 
(FAA), and PHMSA with timely information about new lithium ion and 
metal battery technology and transportation safety practices and 
methodologies.
    (c) Providing a forum for the Secretary to distribute information 
on this topic, as well as engage Committee members in discussions 
concerning the related activities of the Department of Transportation.
    A complete list of duties for the Committee is outlined in section 
333(d)(2) of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. This committee is 
established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 
U.S.C. App. 2.

II. Membership

    The Committee will consist of representatives from:
    (a) Large volume manufacturers of lithium ion and lithium metal 
cells and batteries;

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    (b) domestic manufacturers of lithium ion and lithium metal 
batteries or battery packs;
    (c) manufacturers of consumer products powered by lithium ion and 
lithium metal batteries;
    (d) manufacturers of vehicles powered by lithium ion and lithium 
metal batteries;
    (e) marketers of products powered by lithium ion and lithium metal 
batteries;
    (f) cargo air service providers based in the United States;
    (g) passenger air service providers based in the United States;
    (h) pilots and employees of air service providers described in 
bullets (f) and (g);
    (i) shippers of lithium ion and lithium metal batteries for air 
transportation;
    (j) manufacturers of battery-powered medical devices or batteries 
used in medical devices;
    (k) employees of the Department of Transportation, including 
employees of FAA and PHMSA;
    (l) representatives of such other Government departments and 
agencies as the Secretary determines appropriate; and
    (m) any other individuals the Secretary determines are appropriate 
to comply with Federal law.

III. Terms of Participation

     All Group members must be able to attend a minimum of two 
meetings each year in Washington, DC, and other designated locations, 
or by teleconference.
     Members serve without compensation, although travel 
expenses, including per diem, may be eligible for reimbursement 
consideration based on budget availability.
     A member appointed for his or her individual views or 
advice must be appointed as a Special Government Employee (SGE). Other 
members will serve as Representatives or Regular Government Employees. 
SGEs are subject to certain Federal conflict of interest laws.

IV. Nomination Procedures

    The PHMSA Administrator, on behalf of the Secretary, is seeking 
individual nominations for committee members, preferably executive 
level leadership, with diverse experiences and expertise in research 
and development; academia; human factors; lithium battery 
manufacturing; lithium battery testing; packaging manufacture and 
testing; air cargo safety; risk management; or other related experience 
in manufacturing or transporting lithium batteries by air. Any 
interested person may nominate one or more qualified individuals for 
membership on the Committee. Self-nominations are also accepted.
     Nominations must include a current, complete resume 
including business and home address, telephone number, email address, 
education, relevant professional or business experience, present 
occupation, and membership status in other working groups or advisory 
committees, past or present.
     Nominations must include a short biography identifying 
each nominee's qualifications and expertise.
     Nominations must include an indication of the category the 
individual nominated most identifies with, based on the list provided 
in paragraph II Membership. If an individual preforms functions in 
multiple categories, please choose the most relevant category.
     Nominations should highlight relevant experience on panels 
that have dealt with transportation safety, lithium battery safety, air 
transportation safety, or detail the nominee's interest in the subject 
matter that will be considered by the committee.
     Nominations must acknowledge that the nominee is aware of 
the nomination unless self-nominated.

    Signed in Washington, DC, on May 8, 2019.
William S. Schoonover,
Associate Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2019-09878 Filed 5-13-19; 8:45 am]
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