Hazardous Materials: Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment for a Special Permit Request for Liquefied Natural Gas by Rail, 32831-32832 [2019-14532]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 131 / Tuesday, July 9, 2019 / Notices • Comments may also be faxed to (202) 493–2251. Comments must be written in the English language, and be no greater than 15 pages in length, although there is no limit to the length of necessary attachments to the comments. If comments are submitted in hard copy form, please ensure that two copies are provided. If you wish to receive confirmation that comments you have submitted by mail were received, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard with the comments. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. All comments and supporting materials received before the close of business on the closing date indicated above will be filed in the docket and will be considered. 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Overview: Volkswagen has determined that certain MY 2015–2016 Audi A3, S3 Sedan, and A3 Cabriolet motor vehicles do not comply with paragraph S9.3.6. of FMVSS No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment (49 CFR 571.108). Volkswagen filed a noncompliance report dated January 28, 2019, pursuant to 49 CFR 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA on January 28, 2019, for an exemption from the notification and remedy requirements of 49 U.S.C. Chapter 301 on the basis that this noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety, pursuant to 40 U.S.C. 30118 and 49 U.S.C. 30120, Exemption for Inconsequential Defect or Noncompliance. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Jul 08, 2019 Jkt 247001 This notice of receipt of Volkswagen’s petition is published under 49 U.S.C. 30118 and 30120 and does not represent any agency decision or other exercise of judgment concerning the merits of the petition. II. Vehicles Involved: Approximately 81,831 MY 2015–2016 Audi A3, S3 Sedan and A3 Cabriolet motor vehicles, manufactured between November 28, 2013, and July 28, 2016, are potentially involved. III. Noncompliance: Volkswagen explains that the noncompliance is that the subject vehicles are equipped with turn signal pilot indicators that do not meet the flashing rate as required by paragraph S9.3.6 of FMVSS No. 108. Specifically, the left turn signal indicator, does not have a significant change in the flashing rate when the left rear turn signal LED array becomes inoperative. IV. Rule Requirements: Paragraph S9.3.6 of FMVSS No. 108 provides the requirements relevant to this petition. Failure of one or more turn signal lamps, such that the minimum photometric performance specified in Tables VI or VII of FMVSS No. 108 is not being met, must be indicated by the turn signal pilot indicator by a ‘‘steady on,’’ ‘‘steady off,’’ or by a significant change in the flashing rate. V. Summary of Petition: Volkswagen described the subject noncompliance and stated its belief that the noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. In support of its petition, Volkswagen submitted the following reasoning: 1. The driver receives two different indicator warnings in the instrument cluster immediately upon error. The brake light and indicator light/turn signal are combined and the referenced tail lamp assembly subject to FMVSS No. 108 is the outboard lighting assembly. The subject condition is limited to the outermost left rear lamp assembly only. 2. In the case of bulb failure, both lights (brake light and indicator light/ turn signal are combined) become inoperative, including the turn signal. Should the LED left turn signal become inoperative, the external indicator lights that signal left turns, which are located on the trunk and on the left side view mirror of the vehicle, are still operational. 3. Additionally, the reverse lamp in the left rear tail lamp assembly, the left brake light in the trunk lid assembly, and the center high mount stop lamp, will remain operational. Volkswagen concluded that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor PO 00000 Frm 00133 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32831 vehicle safety, and that its petition to be exempted from providing notification of the noncompliance, as required by 49 U.S.C. 30118, and a remedy for the noncompliance, as required by 49 U.S.C. 30120, should be granted. NHTSA notes that the statutory provisions (49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h)) that permit manufacturers to file petitions for a determination of inconsequentiality allow NHTSA to exempt manufacturers only from the duties found in sections 30118 and 30120, respectively, to notify owners, purchasers, and dealers of a defect or noncompliance and to remedy the defect or noncompliance. Therefore, any decision on this petition only applies to the subject vehicles that Volkswagen no longer controlled at the time it determined that the noncompliance existed. However, any decision on this petition does not relieve equipment distributors and dealers of the prohibitions on the sale, offer for sale, or introduction or delivery for introduction into interstate commerce of the noncompliant vehicles under their control after Volkswagen notified them that the subject noncompliance existed. (Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30118, 30120: delegations of authority at 49 CFR 1.95 and 501.8.) Otto G. Matheke III, Director, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance. [FR Doc. 2019–14484 Filed 7–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2019–0100] Hazardous Materials: Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment for a Special Permit Request for Liquefied Natural Gas by Rail Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice; comment period extension. AGENCY: PHMSA is extending the comment period for the notice announcing the availability for public review of and comment on the draft environmental assessment for a special permit request to transport ‘‘Methane, Refrigerated Liquid’’ (i.e., liquefied natural gas) by rail tank car. DATES: The comment period for the notice published June 6, 2019, at 84 FR 26507, is extended. Comments should SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09JYN1.SGM 09JYN1 32832 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 131 / Tuesday, July 9, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES be received on or before August 7, 2019. To the extent possible, PHMSA will consider late-filed comments. ADDRESSES: Comments should reference the Docket number for this notice and may be submitted in the following ways: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management System; U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Routing Symbol M–30, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: To the Docket Management System; Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and Docket Number (PHMSA–2019–0100) for this notice at the beginning of the comment. To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. All comments received will be posted without change to the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) and will include any personal information you provide. If sent by mail, comments must be submitted in duplicate. Persons wishing to receive confirmation of receipt of their comments must include a self-addressed stamped postcard. Docket: For access to the dockets to read associated documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov or DOT’s Docket Operations Office (see ADDRESSES). Privacy Act: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its process. DOT posts these comments, without change, including any personal information the commenter provides, to http://www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at http://www.dot.gov/ privacy. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Paquet by telephone at 202–366– 4511, or email at specialpermits@ dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background On June 6, 2019, PHMSA published a notice announcing the availability of a draft environmental assessment for public review. Specifically, PHMSA received a request for a special permit from Energy Transport Solutions, LLC seeking authorization to transport VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Jul 08, 2019 Jkt 247001 ‘‘Methane, Refrigerated Liquid’’ (UN1972), commonly known and liquefied natural gas (LNG), in a rail tank car. The request is to authorize shipment of LNG in a DOT specification 113C120W tank car subject to certain operational conditions. We invited interested persons to review and provide comment on the ‘‘draft environmental assessment’’ for this special permit request; and to include relevant information on potential safety, environmental, and any additional impacts that should be considered. PHMSA has also included the draft special permit in the docket for this notice as further reference material. The notice, draft environmental assessment, and draft special permit are available for review at http://www.regulations.gov under Docket number PHMSA–2019– 0100. II. Comment Period Extension PHMSA is granting a request to extend the comment period. The request was received from two members of Congress.1 PHMSA initially provided a 30-day comment period to the notice, which ends on July 8, 2019. The comment period is being extended 30 days. The comment period will now close on August 7, 2019. This will allow PHMSA to seek additional review and public input on this issue. III. Additional Docket Materials PHMSA is also using this comment period extension notice to make the public aware of additional documents submitted to the docket and available for public review: 1. An updated draft Environmental Assessment. 2. The Energy Transport Solutions, LLC Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA). 3. The Energy Transport Solutions, LLC special permit application (in redacted form). Issued in Washington, DC, on July 3, 2019, under authority delegated in 49 CFR part 1.97. Drue Pearce, Deputy Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. [FR Doc. 2019–14532 Filed 7–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P 1 See June 28, 2019, letter from Representative Peter A. DeFazio, Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and Representative Tom Malinowski, which has been added to the docket at www.regulations.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00134 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; Disclosure and Reporting of CRARelated Agreements Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (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 a respondent is 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 its information collection titled ‘‘Disclosure and Reporting of CRA-Related Agreements.’’ The OCC also is giving notice that the collection has been sent to OMB for review. DATES: Comments must be received by August 8, 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: Chief Counsel’s Office, Attention: Comment Processing, 1557– 0219, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 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– 0219’’ in your comment. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 131 (Tuesday, July 9, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32831-32832]
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-2019-0100]


Hazardous Materials: Notice of Availability of the Draft 
Environmental Assessment for a Special Permit Request for Liquefied 
Natural Gas by Rail

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

ACTION: Notice; comment period extension.

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SUMMARY: PHMSA is extending the comment period for the notice 
announcing the availability for public review of and comment on the 
draft environmental assessment for a special permit request to 
transport ``Methane, Refrigerated Liquid'' (i.e., liquefied natural 
gas) by rail tank car.

DATES: The comment period for the notice published June 6, 2019, at 84 
FR 26507, is extended. Comments should

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be received on or before August 7, 2019. To the extent possible, PHMSA 
will consider late-filed comments.

ADDRESSES: Comments should reference the Docket number for this notice 
and may be submitted in the following ways:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
     Mail: Docket Management System; U.S. Department of 
Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Routing 
Symbol M-30, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: To the Docket Management System; Room W12-
140 on the ground floor of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue 
SE, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and 
Docket Number (PHMSA-2019-0100) for this notice at the beginning of the 
comment. To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four 
methods. All comments received will be posted without change to the 
Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) and will include any personal 
information you provide. If sent by mail, comments must be submitted in 
duplicate. Persons wishing to receive confirmation of receipt of their 
comments must include a self-addressed stamped postcard.
    Docket: For access to the dockets to read associated documents or 
comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov or DOT's Docket 
Operations Office (see ADDRESSES).
    Privacy Act: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits 
comments from the public to better inform its process. DOT posts these 
comments, without change, including any personal information the 
commenter provides, to http://www.regulations.gov, as described in the 
system of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at 
http://www.dot.gov/privacy.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Paquet by telephone at 202-366-
4511, or email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    On June 6, 2019, PHMSA published a notice announcing the 
availability of a draft environmental assessment for public review. 
Specifically, PHMSA received a request for a special permit from Energy 
Transport Solutions, LLC seeking authorization to transport ``Methane, 
Refrigerated Liquid'' (UN1972), commonly known and liquefied natural 
gas (LNG), in a rail tank car. The request is to authorize shipment of 
LNG in a DOT specification 113C120W tank car subject to certain 
operational conditions. We invited interested persons to review and 
provide comment on the ``draft environmental assessment'' for this 
special permit request; and to include relevant information on 
potential safety, environmental, and any additional impacts that should 
be considered. PHMSA has also included the draft special permit in the 
docket for this notice as further reference material. The notice, draft 
environmental assessment, and draft special permit are available for 
review at http://www.regulations.gov under Docket number PHMSA-2019-
0100.

II. Comment Period Extension

    PHMSA is granting a request to extend the comment period. The 
request was received from two members of Congress.\1\ PHMSA initially 
provided a 30-day comment period to the notice, which ends on July 8, 
2019. The comment period is being extended 30 days. The comment period 
will now close on August 7, 2019. This will allow PHMSA to seek 
additional review and public input on this issue.
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    \1\ See June 28, 2019, letter from Representative Peter A. 
DeFazio, Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure 
and Representative Tom Malinowski, which has been added to the 
docket at www.regulations.gov.
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III. Additional Docket Materials

    PHMSA is also using this comment period extension notice to make 
the public aware of additional documents submitted to the docket and 
available for public review:
    1. An updated draft Environmental Assessment.
    2. The Energy Transport Solutions, LLC Quantitative Risk Assessment 
(QRA).
    3. The Energy Transport Solutions, LLC special permit application 
(in redacted form).

    Issued in Washington, DC, on July 3, 2019, under authority 
delegated in 49 CFR part 1.97.
Drue Pearce,
Deputy Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2019-14532 Filed 7-8-19; 8:45 am]
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