Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit; Texas Eastern Transmission, L.P., 17376-17377 [2020-06378]

Download as PDF 17376 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 60 / Friday, March 27, 2020 / Notices (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 59008) James Rivera, Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance. [FR Doc. 2020–06408 Filed 3–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8026–03–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Environmental Impact Statement: Smith County, Texas Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Federal notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). AGENCY: The FHWA, on behalf of TxDOT, is issuing this notice to advise the public that an EIS will be prepared for a proposed transportation project to construct Toll 49, Segment 6 located partially within and just east of the City of Tyler in Smith County, Texas. The project is sponsored by the North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Ford, Project Delivery Manager, Environmental Affairs Division, Texas Department of Transportation, 125 E 11th Street, Austin, Texas 78701–2483, telephone (512) 416–2687, email: scott.ford@txdot.gov. TxDOT’s normal business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. (central time), Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by TxDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 9, 2019, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT. Toll 49, Segment 6 will be an extension of Toll 49 from the Toll 49, Segment 5 eastern terminus at State Highway (SH) 110 to United States (US) 271. There is no existing facility; therefore, the project is proposed on a new location. The proposed roadway will consist of an interim two-lane facility (one lane in each direction) with an intermittent single passing lane that alternates direction along the length of the corridor (Super 2) and an ultimate four-lane divided highway. The EIS will evaluate a range of build alternatives and a no-build alternative. Possible build alternatives include three route options identified in the Toll 49, khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Mar 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 Segment 6 Feasibility Study completed in November 2019. The three route options begin at the Toll 49, Segment 5 terminus at SH 110, end at different locations on US 271, and range from 10 to 13 miles long. TxDOT will issue a single Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision document pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 139(n)(2), unless TxDOT determines statutory criteria or practicability considerations preclude issuance of a combined document. In accordance with 23 U.S.C. 139, cooperating agencies, participating agencies, and the public will be given an opportunity for continued input on project development. A public scoping meeting is planned for Spring 2020 at a location to be determined. An agency scoping meeting will also be held with participating and cooperating agencies. The agency and public scoping meetings will provide an opportunity for the participating/cooperating agencies and public to review and comment on the draft coordination plan and schedule, the project purpose and need, the range of alternatives, and methodologies and level of detail for analyzing alternatives. In addition to the agency and public scoping meetings, a public hearing will be held. Public notice will be given of the time and place of the meetings and hearing. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning and Construction.) Issued on: March 12, 2020. Michael T. Leary, Director, Planning and Program Development, Federal Highway Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–05601 Filed 3–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–RSPA–2003–15122] Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit; Texas Eastern Transmission, L.P. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: PHMSA is publishing this notice to solicit public comment on a request from Texas Eastern Transmission L.P., (TET) to renew a previously issued special permit. TET is seeking continued relief from compliance with certain requirements SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 in the Federal pipeline safety regulations. At the conclusion of the 30day comment period, PHMSA will review the comments received from this notice as part of its evaluation to grant or deny the special permit renewal request. DATES: Submit any comments regarding this special permit request by April 27, 2020. ADDRESSES: Comments should reference the docket number for this special permit request and may be submitted in the following ways: • E-Gov Website: http:// 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 System: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: Docket Management System: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: You should identify the docket number for the special permit request you are commenting on at the beginning of your comments. If you submit your comments by mail, please submit two (2) copies. To receive confirmation that PHMSA has received your comments, please include a selfaddressed stamped postcard. Internet users may submit comments at http:// www.Regulations.gov. Note: There is a privacy statement published on http://www.Regulations.gov. Comments, including any personal information provided, are posted without changes or edits to http:// www.Regulations.gov. Confidential Business Information: Confidential Business Information (CBI) is commercial or financial information that is both customarily and actually treated as private by its owner. Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. 552), CBI is exempt from public disclosure. If your comments responsive to this notice contain commercial or financial information that is customarily treated as private, that you actually treat as private, and that is relevant or responsive to this notice, it is important that you clearly designate the submitted comments as CBI. Pursuant to 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) § 190.343, you may E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 60 / Friday, March 27, 2020 / Notices ask PHMSA to give confidential treatment to information you give to the agency by taking the following steps: (1) Mark each page of the original document submission containing CBI as ‘‘Confidential’’; (2) send PHMSA, along with the original document, a second copy of the original document with the CBI deleted; and (3) explain why the information you are submitting is CBI. Unless you are notified otherwise, PHMSA will treat such marked submissions as confidential under the FOIA, and these items will not be placed in the public docket of this notice. Submissions containing CBI should be sent to Kay McIver, DOT, PHMSA–PHP–80, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590– 0001. Any commentary PHMSA receives that is not specifically designated as CBI will be placed in the public docket for this matter. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: General: Ms. Kay McIver by telephone at 202–366–0113, or by email at kay.mciver@dot.gov. Technical: Mr. Joshua Johnson by telephone at 816–329–3825, or by email at joshua.johnson@dot.gov. PHMSA received a special permit renewal request from TET, owned by Enbridge, Inc., to continue its pipeline operation as described in the special permit renewal issued on May 15, 2015. The current special permit term ends May 15, 2020. The original special permit was issued to TET by PHMSA on August 27, 2004. TET’s special permit renewal request submitted to PHMSA on November 6, 2019, seeks to waive compliance from the requirements of 49 CFR 192.611, ‘‘Change in class location: Confirmation or revision of maximum allowable operating pressure.’’ TET requests a renewal of this special permit in lieu of pipe replacement or pressure reduction for 42 special permit segments. The 42 special permit segments include 22 segments containing 6.76 miles of 24-inch diameter pipe designated as Line 12 and 20 segments containing 5.86 miles of 30inch diameter pipe designated as Line 19. The special permit segments are located in Perry, Berks, Huntingdon, Juniata, Montgomery and Bucks Counties located in Pennsylvania, and in Hunterdon County in New Jersey. The special permit renewal will allow for the continued operation of the original Class 1 pipe in the Class 2 locations. The TET Line 12 and Line 19 pipelines have a maximum allowable operating pressure of 1,050 pounds per khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Mar 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 square inch gauge in the special permit segments. TET’s special permit renewal request and existing special permit with conditions are available for review and public comment in the Docket No. PHMSA–RSPA–2003–15122. PHMSA invites interested persons to review and submit comments on the special permit renewal request in the docket. Please include any comments on potential safety and environmental impacts that may result if the special permit renewal is granted. Comments may include relevant data. Before issuing a decision on the special permit renewal request, PHMSA will evaluate all comments received on or before the comment closing date. Comments received after the closing date will be evaluated, if it is possible to do so without incurring additional expense or delay. PHMSA will consider each relevant comment it receives in making its decision to grant or deny this special permit renewal request. Issued in Washington, DC, under authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.97. Alan K. Mayberry, Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. 2020–06378 Filed 3–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–RSPA–2000–8453] Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit; Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: PHMSA is publishing this notice to solicit public comment on a request from Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company to renew a previously issued special permit. The special permit renewal request is seeking continued relief from compliance with certain requirements in the Federal pipeline safety regulations. At the conclusion of the 30-day comment period, PHMSA will review the comments received from this notice as part of its evaluation to grant or deny the special permit renewal request. DATES: Submit any comments regarding this special permit request by April 27, 2020. ADDRESSES: Comments should reference the docket number for the specific SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17377 special permit request and may be submitted in the following ways: • E-Gov Website: http:// 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 System: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: Docket Management System: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: You should identify the docket number for the special permit request you are commenting on at the beginning of your comments. If you submit your comments by mail, please submit two (2) copies. To receive confirmation that PHMSA has received your comments, please include a selfaddressed stamped postcard. Internet users may submit comments at http:// www.Regulations.gov. Note: There is a privacy statement published on http://www.Regulations.gov. Comments, including any personal information provided, are posted without changes or edits to http:// www.Regulations.gov. Confidential Business Information: Confidential Business Information (CBI) is commercial or financial information that is both customarily and actually treated as private by its owner. Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. 552), CBI is exempt from public disclosure. If your comments responsive to this notice contain commercial or financial information that is customarily treated as private, that you actually treat as private, and that is relevant or responsive to this notice, it is important that you clearly designate the submitted comments as CBI. Pursuant to 49 Code of Federal Register (CFR) § 190.343, you may ask PHMSA to give confidential treatment to information you give to the agency by taking the following steps: (1) Mark each page of the original document submission containing CBI as ‘‘Confidential’’; (2) send PHMSA, along with the original document, a second copy of the original document with the CBI deleted; and (3) explain why the information you are submitting is CBI. Unless you are notified otherwise, E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 60 (Friday, March 27, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-RSPA-2003-15122]


Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit; Texas Eastern 
Transmission, L.P.

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: PHMSA is publishing this notice to solicit public comment on a 
request from Texas Eastern Transmission L.P., (TET) to renew a 
previously issued special permit. TET is seeking continued relief from 
compliance with certain requirements in the Federal pipeline safety 
regulations. At the conclusion of the 30-day comment period, PHMSA will 
review the comments received from this notice as part of its evaluation 
to grant or deny the special permit renewal request.

DATES: Submit any comments regarding this special permit request by 
April 27, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Comments should reference the docket number for this special 
permit request and may be submitted in the following ways:
     E-Gov Website: http://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 System: U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: Docket Management System: U.S. Department 
of Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, between 
9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays.
    Instructions: You should identify the docket number for the special 
permit request you are commenting on at the beginning of your comments. 
If you submit your comments by mail, please submit two (2) copies. To 
receive confirmation that PHMSA has received your comments, please 
include a self-addressed stamped postcard. Internet users may submit 
comments at http://www.Regulations.gov.

    Note:  There is a privacy statement published on http://www.Regulations.gov. Comments, including any personal information 
provided, are posted without changes or edits to http://www.Regulations.gov.

    Confidential Business Information: Confidential Business 
Information (CBI) is commercial or financial information that is both 
customarily and actually treated as private by its owner. Under the 
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. 552), CBI is exempt from 
public disclosure. If your comments responsive to this notice contain 
commercial or financial information that is customarily treated as 
private, that you actually treat as private, and that is relevant or 
responsive to this notice, it is important that you clearly designate 
the submitted comments as CBI. Pursuant to 49 Code of Federal 
Regulations (CFR) Sec.  190.343, you may

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ask PHMSA to give confidential treatment to information you give to the 
agency by taking the following steps: (1) Mark each page of the 
original document submission containing CBI as ``Confidential''; (2) 
send PHMSA, along with the original document, a second copy of the 
original document with the CBI deleted; and (3) explain why the 
information you are submitting is CBI. Unless you are notified 
otherwise, PHMSA will treat such marked submissions as confidential 
under the FOIA, and these items will not be placed in the public docket 
of this notice. Submissions containing CBI should be sent to Kay 
McIver, DOT, PHMSA-PHP-80, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 
20590-0001. Any commentary PHMSA receives that is not specifically 
designated as CBI will be placed in the public docket for this matter.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
    General: Ms. Kay McIver by telephone at 202-366-0113, or by email 
at [email protected].
    Technical: Mr. Joshua Johnson by telephone at 816-329-3825, or by 
email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PHMSA received a special permit renewal 
request from TET, owned by Enbridge, Inc., to continue its pipeline 
operation as described in the special permit renewal issued on May 15, 
2015. The current special permit term ends May 15, 2020. The original 
special permit was issued to TET by PHMSA on August 27, 2004. TET's 
special permit renewal request submitted to PHMSA on November 6, 2019, 
seeks to waive compliance from the requirements of 49 CFR 192.611, 
``Change in class location: Confirmation or revision of maximum 
allowable operating pressure.'' TET requests a renewal of this special 
permit in lieu of pipe replacement or pressure reduction for 42 special 
permit segments. The 42 special permit segments include 22 segments 
containing 6.76 miles of 24-inch diameter pipe designated as Line 12 
and 20 segments containing 5.86 miles of 30-inch diameter pipe 
designated as Line 19. The special permit segments are located in 
Perry, Berks, Huntingdon, Juniata, Montgomery and Bucks Counties 
located in Pennsylvania, and in Hunterdon County in New Jersey. The 
special permit renewal will allow for the continued operation of the 
original Class 1 pipe in the Class 2 locations.
    The TET Line 12 and Line 19 pipelines have a maximum allowable 
operating pressure of 1,050 pounds per square inch gauge in the special 
permit segments.
    TET's special permit renewal request and existing special permit 
with conditions are available for review and public comment in the 
Docket No. PHMSA-RSPA-2003-15122. PHMSA invites interested persons to 
review and submit comments on the special permit renewal request in the 
docket. Please include any comments on potential safety and 
environmental impacts that may result if the special permit renewal is 
granted. Comments may include relevant data.
    Before issuing a decision on the special permit renewal request, 
PHMSA will evaluate all comments received on or before the comment 
closing date. Comments received after the closing date will be 
evaluated, if it is possible to do so without incurring additional 
expense or delay. PHMSA will consider each relevant comment it receives 
in making its decision to grant or deny this special permit renewal 
request.

    Issued in Washington, DC, under authority delegated in 49 CFR 
1.97.
Alan K. Mayberry,
Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety.
[FR Doc. 2020-06378 Filed 3-26-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-60-P