National Hazardous Materials Route Registry, 50098-50099 [2019-20587]

Download as PDF 50098 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 24, 2019 / Notices 2015 (80 FR 76059); December 21, 2015 (80 FR 79410); July 12, 2016 (81 FR 45217); July 25, 2016 (81 FR 48496); August 17, 2017 (82 FR 39151); September 10, 2018 (83 FR 45742).] Issued on: September 18, 2019. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2019–20586 Filed 9–23–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration National Hazardous Materials Route Registry Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice; revisions to the listing of designated and restricted routes for hazardous materials. AGENCY: This notice provides revisions to the National Hazardous Materials Route Registry (NHMRR) reported to the FMCSA from April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019. The NHMRR is a listing, as reported by States and Tribal governments, of all designated and restricted roads and preferred highway routes for transportation of highway route controlled quantities of Class 7 radioactive materials and nonradioactive hazardous materials. DATES: These revisions are effective September 24, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Vincent Babich at (202) 366–4871, or vincent.babich@dot.gov; or Ms. Melissa Williams at (202) 366–4163 or melissa.williams@dot.gov, Hazardous Materials Division, Office of Enforcement and Compliance, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET., Monday through Friday, except for Federal holidays. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Legal Basis and Background Paragraphs (a)(2) and (b) of section 5112 of title 49 United States Code (U.S.C.) permit States and Tribal governments to designate and limit highway routes over which hazardous materials (HM) may be transported, provided the State or Tribal government complies with standards prescribed by the Secretary of Transportation (the Secretary) and meets publication requirements in section 5112(c). To establish standards under paragraph (b), the Secretary must consult with the States, and, under section 5112(c), VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Sep 23, 2019 Jkt 247001 coordinate with the States to ‘‘update and publish periodically’’ a list of currently effective HM highway routing designations and restrictions. The requirements that States and Tribal governments must follow to establish, maintain, or enforce routing designations for the transport of placardable quantities of nonradioactive hazardous materials (NRHM) are set forth in 49 CFR part 397, subpart C. Subpart D of part 397 sets out the requirements for designating preferred routes for highway route controlled quantities of Class 7 radioactive materials (HRCQ/RAM) shipments as an alternative, or in addition, to Interstate System highways. For HRCQ/RAM shipments, § 397.101 defines a preferred route as an Interstate Highway for which no alternative route is designated by the State; a route specifically designated by the State; or both. (See § 397.65 for the definition of ‘‘NRHM’’ and ‘‘routing designations.’’) Under a delegation from the Secretary,1 FMCSA has authority to implement 49 U.S.C. 5112. Currently, 49 CFR 397.73 establishes public information and reporting requirements for NRHM. States or Tribal governments are required to furnish information regarding any new or changed routes to FMCSA within 60 days after establishment. Under 49 CFR 397.103, a State routing designation for HRCQ/RAM routes (preferred routes) as an alternative, or in addition, to an Interstate System highway, is effective when the authorized routing agency provides FMCSA with written notification, FMCSA acknowledges receipt in writing, and the route is published in FMCSA’s NHMRR. The Office of Management and Budget has approved these collections of information under control number 2126–0014, Transportation of Hazardous Materials, Highway Routing. In this notice, FMCSA is merely performing the ministerial function of updating and publishing the NHMRR based on input from its State and Tribal partners under 49 U.S.C. 5112(c)(1). Accordingly, this notice serves only to provide the most recent revisions to the NHMRR; it does not establish any new public information and reporting requirements. Updates to the NHMRR FMCSA published the full NHMRR in a Federal Register Notice on April 29, 2015 (80 FR 23859). Since publication of the 2015 notice, FMCSA published two updates to the NHMRR in Federal Register Notices on August 8, 2016 (81 1 49 PO 00000 CFR 1.87(d)(2). Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FR 52518) and August 9, 2018 (83 FR 39500). This notice provides revisions to the NHMRR, reported to the FMCSA from April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019. The revisions to the NHMRR listings in this notice supersede and replace corresponding NHMRR listings published in the April 29, 2015 notice and corresponding revisions to the NHMRR listings published in the August 8, 2016 and August 9, 2018 notices. Continue to refer to the April 29, 2015 notice for additional background on the NHMRR and the August 8, 2016 notice for the procedures for State and Tribal government routing agencies to update their Route Registry listings and contact information. The full current NHMRR for each state is posted on the FMCSA’s internet website at: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/ regulations/hazardous-materials/ national-hazardous-materials-routeregistry. Revisions to the NHMRR in This Notice In accordance with the requirements of 49 CFR 397.73 and 397.103, the NHMRR is being revised as follows: Table 2.—California—Designated NRHM Routes Route Order Designator ‘‘A6A–3.0– B3’’ is revised to remove ‘‘B’’ designation. Route Order Designator ‘‘A10Q–3.0’’ is deleted. Route Order Designator ‘‘A11P–1.0–A (‘‘B’’ designation)’’ is revised to remove QA comment. Route Order Designator ‘‘A11P–1.0– B’’ is revised. Route Order Designator ‘‘A11Q–3.0’’ is deleted. Route Order Designator ‘‘A12P–1.0– A1’’ is deleted. Route Order Designator ‘‘A12P–2.0– C1’’ is revised. Route Order Designator ‘‘A12Q–3.0’’ is deleted. Route Order Designator ‘‘A17Q–1.0– A’’ is deleted. Route Order Designator ‘‘A18Q–1.0– A’’ is deleted. Route Order Designator ‘‘A19Q–1.0– A’’ is deleted. Route Order Key Each listing in the NHMRR includes codes to identify each route designation and each route restriction reported by the State. Designation codes identify the routes along which a driver may or must transport specified HM. Among the designation codes is one for preferred routes, which apply to the transportation of a highway route controlled quantity of Class 7 E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 24, 2019 / Notices (radioactive) material. Restriction codes identify the routes along which a driver may not transport specified HM shipments. Table 1 presents information 50099 on each restriction and designation code. TABLE 1—RESTRICTION/DESIGNATION KEY Restrictions Designations 0—ALL Hazardous Materials ................................................................... 1—Class 1—Explosives ........................................................................... 2—Class 2—Gas ...................................................................................... 3—Class 3—Flammable ........................................................................... 4—Class 4—Flammable Solid/Combustible. 5—Class 5—Organic. 6—Class 6—Poison. 7—Class 7—Radioactive. 8—Class 8—Corrosives. 9—Class 9—Dangerous (Other). i—Poisonous Inhalation Hazard (PIH). A—ALL NRHM Hazardous Materials. B—Class 1—Explosives. I—Poisonous Inhalation Hazard (PIH). P—*Preferred Route* Class 7—Radioactive. Revisions to the National Hazardous Materials Route Registry (March 31, 2019) TABLE 2—CALIFORNIA—DESIGNATED NRHM ROUTES Designation date Route order Route description City 10/28/92 and 04/16/92. A6A–3.0–B3 Lenwood Rd. from State 58 to Interstate 15. ........................ San Bernardino. I ........................ 10/28/92 ......... A11P–1.0–A ........................ ........................ B. 10/28/92 ......... A11P–1.0–B ........................ Fresno ............ B. 10/28/92 ......... A12P–2.0– C1 State 58 from State 33 [McKittrick] to Interstate 15 [Barstow]. State 180 from State 33 [Mendota] to McCall Ave. [Fresno]. State 41 from State 46 [Cholame] to State 99. ........................ ........................ B. End of Revisions to the National Hazardous Materials Route Registry Issued on: September 17, 2019. Raymond P. Martinez, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2019–20587 Filed 9–23–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; General Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements by Savings Associations 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Sep 23, 2019 Jkt 247001 County 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 renewal of its information collection titled ‘‘General Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements by Savings Associations.’’ The OCC also is giving notice that it has sent the collection to OMB for review. Comments must be submitted on or before October 24, 2019. DATES: 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. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00121 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Designation(s) (A,B, I,P) FMCSA QA comment This route will be considered by the California Highway Patrol for removal in a future rulemaking. • Mail: Chief Counsel’s Office, Attention: Comment Processing, 1557– 0266, 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– 0266’’ in your comment. In general, the OCC will publish comments on www.reginfo.gov without change, including any business or personal information provided, such as name and address information, email addresses, or phone numbers. Comments received, including attachments and other supporting materials, are part of the public record and subject to public disclosure. Do not include any information in your comment or supporting materials that you consider confidential or inappropriate for public disclosure. E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 185 (Tuesday, September 24, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50098-50099]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-20587]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration


National Hazardous Materials Route Registry

AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Department 
of Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice; revisions to the listing of designated and restricted 
routes for hazardous materials.

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SUMMARY: This notice provides revisions to the National Hazardous 
Materials Route Registry (NHMRR) reported to the FMCSA from April 1, 
2018 through March 31, 2019. The NHMRR is a listing, as reported by 
States and Tribal governments, of all designated and restricted roads 
and preferred highway routes for transportation of highway route 
controlled quantities of Class 7 radioactive materials and non-
radioactive hazardous materials.

DATES: These revisions are effective September 24, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Vincent Babich at (202) 366-4871, 
or [email protected]; or Ms. Melissa Williams at (202) 366-4163 or 
[email protected], Hazardous Materials Division, Office of 
Enforcement and Compliance, Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20590. Office 
hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET., Monday through Friday, except for 
Federal holidays.

Legal Basis and Background

    Paragraphs (a)(2) and (b) of section 5112 of title 49 United States 
Code (U.S.C.) permit States and Tribal governments to designate and 
limit highway routes over which hazardous materials (HM) may be 
transported, provided the State or Tribal government complies with 
standards prescribed by the Secretary of Transportation (the Secretary) 
and meets publication requirements in section 5112(c). To establish 
standards under paragraph (b), the Secretary must consult with the 
States, and, under section 5112(c), coordinate with the States to 
``update and publish periodically'' a list of currently effective HM 
highway routing designations and restrictions. The requirements that 
States and Tribal governments must follow to establish, maintain, or 
enforce routing designations for the transport of placardable 
quantities of non-radioactive hazardous materials (NRHM) are set forth 
in 49 CFR part 397, subpart C. Subpart D of part 397 sets out the 
requirements for designating preferred routes for highway route 
controlled quantities of Class 7 radioactive materials (HRCQ/RAM) 
shipments as an alternative, or in addition, to Interstate System 
highways. For HRCQ/RAM shipments, Sec.  397.101 defines a preferred 
route as an Interstate Highway for which no alternative route is 
designated by the State; a route specifically designated by the State; 
or both. (See Sec.  397.65 for the definition of ``NRHM'' and ``routing 
designations.'')
    Under a delegation from the Secretary,\1\ FMCSA has authority to 
implement 49 U.S.C. 5112.
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    \1\ 49 CFR 1.87(d)(2).
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    Currently, 49 CFR 397.73 establishes public information and 
reporting requirements for NRHM. States or Tribal governments are 
required to furnish information regarding any new or changed routes to 
FMCSA within 60 days after establishment. Under 49 CFR 397.103, a State 
routing designation for HRCQ/RAM routes (preferred routes) as an 
alternative, or in addition, to an Interstate System highway, is 
effective when the authorized routing agency provides FMCSA with 
written notification, FMCSA acknowledges receipt in writing, and the 
route is published in FMCSA's NHMRR. The Office of Management and 
Budget has approved these collections of information under control 
number 2126-0014, Transportation of Hazardous Materials, Highway 
Routing.
    In this notice, FMCSA is merely performing the ministerial function 
of updating and publishing the NHMRR based on input from its State and 
Tribal partners under 49 U.S.C. 5112(c)(1). Accordingly, this notice 
serves only to provide the most recent revisions to the NHMRR; it does 
not establish any new public information and reporting requirements.

Updates to the NHMRR

    FMCSA published the full NHMRR in a Federal Register Notice on 
April 29, 2015 (80 FR 23859). Since publication of the 2015 notice, 
FMCSA published two updates to the NHMRR in Federal Register Notices on 
August 8, 2016 (81 FR 52518) and August 9, 2018 (83 FR 39500).
    This notice provides revisions to the NHMRR, reported to the FMCSA 
from April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019. The revisions to the NHMRR 
listings in this notice supersede and replace corresponding NHMRR 
listings published in the April 29, 2015 notice and corresponding 
revisions to the NHMRR listings published in the August 8, 2016 and 
August 9, 2018 notices. Continue to refer to the April 29, 2015 notice 
for additional background on the NHMRR and the August 8, 2016 notice 
for the procedures for State and Tribal government routing agencies to 
update their Route Registry listings and contact information.
    The full current NHMRR for each state is posted on the FMCSA's 
internet website at: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/hazardous-materials/national-hazardous-materials-route-registry.

Revisions to the NHMRR in This Notice

    In accordance with the requirements of 49 CFR 397.73 and 397.103, 
the NHMRR is being revised as follows:

Table 2.--California--Designated NRHM Routes

    Route Order Designator ``A6A-3.0-B3'' is revised to remove ``B'' 
designation.
    Route Order Designator ``A10Q-3.0'' is deleted.
    Route Order Designator ``A11P-1.0-A (``B'' designation)'' is 
revised to remove QA comment.
    Route Order Designator ``A11P-1.0-B'' is revised.
    Route Order Designator ``A11Q-3.0'' is deleted.
    Route Order Designator ``A12P-1.0-A1'' is deleted.
    Route Order Designator ``A12P-2.0-C1'' is revised.
    Route Order Designator ``A12Q-3.0'' is deleted.
    Route Order Designator ``A17Q-1.0-A'' is deleted.
    Route Order Designator ``A18Q-1.0-A'' is deleted.
    Route Order Designator ``A19Q-1.0-A'' is deleted.

Route Order Key

    Each listing in the NHMRR includes codes to identify each route 
designation and each route restriction reported by the State. 
Designation codes identify the routes along which a driver may or must 
transport specified HM. Among the designation codes is one for 
preferred routes, which apply to the transportation of a highway route 
controlled quantity of Class 7

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(radioactive) material. Restriction codes identify the routes along 
which a driver may not transport specified HM shipments. Table 1 
presents information on each restriction and designation code.

                  Table 1--Restriction/Designation Key
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              Restrictions                         Designations
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0--ALL Hazardous Materials.............  A--ALL NRHM Hazardous
                                          Materials.
1--Class 1--Explosives.................  B--Class 1--Explosives.
2--Class 2--Gas........................  I--Poisonous Inhalation Hazard
                                          (PIH).
3--Class 3--Flammable..................  P--*Preferred Route* Class 7--
                                          Radioactive.
4--Class 4--Flammable Solid/Combustible
5--Class 5--Organic....................
6--Class 6--Poison.....................
7--Class 7--Radioactive................
8--Class 8--Corrosives.................
9--Class 9--Dangerous (Other)..........
i--Poisonous Inhalation Hazard (PIH)...
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Revisions to the National Hazardous Materials Route Registry (March 31, 
2019)

                                                       Table 2--California--Designated NRHM Routes
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                                                                                                                Designation(s) (A,B,
   Designation date        Route order       Route description           City                  County                   I,P)            FMCSA QA comment
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10/28/92 and 04/16/92  A6A-3.0-B3           Lenwood Rd. from    .....................  San Bernardino.......  I......................  This route will
                                             State 58 to                                                                                be considered by
                                             Interstate 15.                                                                             the California
                                                                                                                                        Highway Patrol
                                                                                                                                        for removal in a
                                                                                                                                        future
                                                                                                                                        rulemaking.
10/28/92.............  A11P-1.0-A           State 58 from       .....................  .....................  B......................
                                             State 33
                                             [McKittrick] to
                                             Interstate 15
                                             [Barstow].
10/28/92.............  A11P-1.0-B           State 180 from      .....................  Fresno...............  B......................
                                             State 33
                                             [Mendota] to
                                             McCall Ave.
                                             [Fresno].
10/28/92.............  A12P-2.0-C1          State 41 from       .....................  .....................  B......................
                                             State 46
                                             [Cholame] to
                                             State 99.
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    End of Revisions to the National Hazardous Materials Route Registry

    Issued on: September 17, 2019.
Raymond P. Martinez,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2019-20587 Filed 9-23-19; 8:45 am]
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