Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee; Notice of Public Meeting, 71076-71077 [2019-27779]

Download as PDF 71076 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 247 / Thursday, December 26, 2019 / Notices [FR Doc. 2019–27685 Filed 12–23–19; 8:45 am] requesting to speak during the meeting must submit a written copy of their remarks to DOT by January 8, 2020. Requests to submit written materials to be reviewed during the meeting must be received no later than January 8, 2020. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at DOT Headquarters, West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590–0001. The meeting will also be webcast. Information for accessing the webcast will be posted on Committee website. The Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee website is located at: https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/ rulemakings/lithium-battery-safetyadvisory-committee. The E-Gov website is located at https:// www.regulations.gov. Mailed written comments intended for the committee should be sent to Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, Room W12– 140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Hand delivered written comments should be delivered to the DOT dockets facility located in Room W12–140 on the ground level of the DOT West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aaron Wiener or Kevin Leary, PHMSA, U.S. Department of Transportation. Telephone: (202) 366–8553. Fax: (202) 366–3753. Email: lithiumbatteryFACA@ dot.gov. Any committee related request should be sent to the person listed in this section. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 4910–81–P I. Background information you claim to be confidential business information, to the Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, Office of Legislation and Regulations, MAR–225, W24–220, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. 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By Order of the Maritime Administrator. T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr., Secretary, Maritime Administration. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No.: PHMSA–2019–0098] Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee; Notice of Public Meeting II. Agenda Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces a meeting of the Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee. DATES: The meeting will be held on January 22–23, 2020, from 9:00 to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Requests to attend the meeting must be received by January 8, 2020. Requests for accommodations for a disability must be received by January 8, 2020. Persons khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Dec 23, 2019 Jkt 250001 The Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee was created under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA, Pub. L. 92–463), in accordance with Section 333(d) of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (Pub. L. 115–254). At the meeting, the agenda will cover the following topics as specifically outlined in section 333(d) of Public Law 115–254: (a) Facilitate communication amongst manufactures of lithium batteries and products containing lithium batteries, air carriers, and the Federal government. (b) Discuss the effectiveness, and the economic and social impacts of lithium battery transportation regulations. (c) Provide the Secretary with information regarding new technologies and transportation safety practices. (d) Provide a forum to discuss Departmental activities related to lithium battery transportation safety. PO 00000 Frm 00149 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (e) Advise and recommend activities to improve the global enforcement of air transportation of lithium batteries, and the effectiveness of those regulations. (f) Provide a forum for feedback on potential U.S. positions to be taken at international forums. (g) Guide activities to increase awareness of relevant requirements. (h) Review methods to decrease the risk posed by undeclared hazardous materials. A final agenda will be posted on the Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee website at least one week in advance of the meeting. III. Public Participation The meeting will be open to the public on a first-come, first served basis, as space is limited. Members of the public who wish to attend in person must RSVP to the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section with your name and affiliation. DOT is committed to providing equal access to this meeting for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, such as sign language, interpretation, or other ancillary aids, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section no later than January 8, 2020. There will be five (5) minutes allotted for oral comments from members of the public joining the meeting. To accommodate as many speakers as possible, the time for each commenter may be limited. Individuals wishing to reserve speaking time during the meeting must submit a request at the time of registration, as well as the name, address, and organizational affiliation of the proposed speaker. If the number of registrants requesting to make statements is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the meeting, PHMSA may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers. Speakers are requested to submit a written copy of their prepared remarks for inclusion in the meeting records and for circulation to Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee members. All prepared remarks submitted on time will be accepted and considered as part of the record. Any member of the public may present a written statement to the committee at any time. Copies of the meeting minutes, and committee presentations will be available on the Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee website. Presentations will also be posted on the E-Gov website in docket number PHMSA [PHMSA–2019–0098], within 30 days following the meeting. E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 247 / Thursday, December 26, 2019 / Notices Written comments: Persons who wish to submit written comments on the meetings may submit them to docket [PHMSA–2019–0098] in the following ways: 1. E-Gov Website: This site allows the public to enter comments on any Federal Register notice issued by any agency. 2. Fax 3. Mail 4. Hand Delivery: Delivery accepted between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays. Instructions: Identify the docket number [PHMSA–2019–0098] at the beginning of your comments. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to the E-Gov website, 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 on the E-Gov website before submitting comments. Docket: For docket access or to read background documents or comments, go to the E-Gov website at any time or visit the DOT dockets facility listed in the ADDRESSES category, 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– 2019–0098]’’. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 247 (Thursday, December 26, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 71076-71077]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-27779]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No.: PHMSA-2019-0098]


Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee; Notice of Public 
Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Lithium Battery Safety 
Advisory Committee.

DATES: The meeting will be held on January 22-23, 2020, from 9:00 to 
5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Requests to attend the meeting must be 
received by January 8, 2020. Requests for accommodations for a 
disability must be received by January 8, 2020. Persons requesting to 
speak during the meeting must submit a written copy of their remarks to 
DOT by January 8, 2020. Requests to submit written materials to be 
reviewed during the meeting must be received no later than January 8, 
2020.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at DOT Headquarters, West Building, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590-0001. The meeting will 
also be webcast. Information for accessing the webcast will be posted 
on Committee website. The Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee 
website is located at: https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/rulemakings/lithium-battery-safety-advisory-committee. The E-Gov website is located 
at https://www.regulations.gov. Mailed written comments intended for 
the committee should be sent to Docket Management Facility; U.S. 
Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West 
Building, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001. Hand delivered 
written comments should be delivered to the DOT dockets facility 
located in Room W12-140 on the ground level of the DOT West Building, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aaron Wiener or Kevin Leary, PHMSA, 
U.S. Department of Transportation. Telephone: (202) 366-8553. Fax: 
(202) 366-3753. Email: [email protected]. Any committee 
related request should be sent to the person listed in this section.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee was created under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA, Pub. L. 92-463), in accordance 
with Section 333(d) of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (Pub. L. 
115-254).

II. Agenda

    At the meeting, the agenda will cover the following topics as 
specifically outlined in section 333(d) of Public Law 115-254:
    (a) Facilitate communication amongst manufactures of lithium 
batteries and products containing lithium batteries, air carriers, and 
the Federal government.
    (b) Discuss the effectiveness, and the economic and social impacts 
of lithium battery transportation regulations.
    (c) Provide the Secretary with information regarding new 
technologies and transportation safety practices.
    (d) Provide a forum to discuss Departmental activities related to 
lithium battery transportation safety.
    (e) Advise and recommend activities to improve the global 
enforcement of air transportation of lithium batteries, and the 
effectiveness of those regulations.
    (f) Provide a forum for feedback on potential U.S. positions to be 
taken at international forums.
    (g) Guide activities to increase awareness of relevant 
requirements.
    (h) Review methods to decrease the risk posed by undeclared 
hazardous materials.
    A final agenda will be posted on the Lithium Battery Safety 
Advisory Committee website at least one week in advance of the meeting.

III. Public Participation

    The meeting will be open to the public on a first-come, first 
served basis, as space is limited. Members of the public who wish to 
attend in person must RSVP to the person listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section with your name and affiliation. DOT is 
committed to providing equal access to this meeting for all 
participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a 
disability, such as sign language, interpretation, or other ancillary 
aids, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT section no later than January 8, 2020.
    There will be five (5) minutes allotted for oral comments from 
members of the public joining the meeting. To accommodate as many 
speakers as possible, the time for each commenter may be limited. 
Individuals wishing to reserve speaking time during the meeting must 
submit a request at the time of registration, as well as the name, 
address, and organizational affiliation of the proposed speaker. If the 
number of registrants requesting to make statements is greater than can 
be reasonably accommodated during the meeting, PHMSA may conduct a 
lottery to determine the speakers. Speakers are requested to submit a 
written copy of their prepared remarks for inclusion in the meeting 
records and for circulation to Lithium Battery Safety Advisory 
Committee members. All prepared remarks submitted on time will be 
accepted and considered as part of the record. Any member of the public 
may present a written statement to the committee at any time.
    Copies of the meeting minutes, and committee presentations will be 
available on the Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee website. 
Presentations will also be posted on the E-Gov website in docket number 
PHMSA [PHMSA-2019-0098], within 30 days following the meeting.

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    Written comments: Persons who wish to submit written comments on 
the meetings may submit them to docket [PHMSA-2019-0098] in the 
following ways:
    1. E-Gov Website: This site allows the public to enter comments on 
any Federal Register notice issued by any agency.
    2. Fax
    3. Mail
    4. Hand Delivery: Delivery accepted between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays.
    Instructions: Identify the docket number [PHMSA-2019-0098] at the 
beginning of your comments. Note that all comments received will be 
posted without change to the E-Gov website, 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 
on the E-Gov website before submitting comments.
    Docket: For docket access or to read background documents or 
comments, go to the E-Gov website at any time or visit the DOT dockets 
facility listed in the ADDRESSES category, 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-2019-0098]''. 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 the E-Gov website, as described 
in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS).

    Signed in Washington, DC, on December 19, 2019.
William S. Schoonover,
Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety.
[FR Doc. 2019-27779 Filed 12-23-19; 8:45 am]
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