Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit; Texas Eastern Transmission, L.P., 30019-30020 [2020-10673]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 97 / Tuesday, May 19, 2020 / Notices of the ‘‘flat running’’ phase of the test). It is conducted at a maximum speed of 80 km/h and limiting the maximum lateral acceleration to 0.4g. The results demonstrate the capability of the tire to carry the vehicle partial load (corresponding for this test to 80% of the vehicle maximum load) for at least 150 km and the vehicle maximum load for 59 km, ensuring the ability to maintain full control of the vehicle even if one tire is completely deflated. (A run flat mileage test is clearly not foreseen by vehicle manufacturers for standard (non-run flat) tires.) • Rapid loss of inflation and lane change test performed with the subject run-flat tire, with the aim to simulate the event of a sudden air-loss caused by tread damage. This test demonstrates that the driver is able to easily control the vehicle, performing a lane change to avoid an obstacle placed on the vehicle’s trajectory and to safely stop it. • Integrity tests according to Pirelli methodology confirm the high safety standards to which the subject tire has been designed and is able to achieve. To summarize, even if these tires had been intended to meet the tire strength test requirements applicable to a tire with a maximum permissible inflation pressure of 340 kPa, rather than subjected to such standard as an unintended collateral consequence of the labeling error, any inability of this particular tire to satisfy the criteria of the tire strength test is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. Neither petitioner is aware of any warranty claims, field reports, customer complaints, legal claims, or any incidents or injuries related to the original or the replacement tires. The complete petitions and all supporting documents are available by logging onto the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) website at https:// www.regulations.gov and by following the online search instructions to locate the docket number as listed in the title of this notice. Pirelli and Mercedes concluded by expressing the belief that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:57 May 18, 2020 Jkt 250001 30120, respectively, to notify owners, purchasers, and dealers of a defect or noncompliance and to remedy the defect or noncompliance. Therefore, any decision on these petitions only applies to the subject tires and vehicles that Pirelli and Mercedes-Benz no longer controlled at the time it determined that the noncompliance existed. However, any decision on these petitions does not relieve vehicle and 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 tires under their control after Pirelli and Mercedes-Benz 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. 2020–10423 Filed 5–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2008–0257] 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 comments on a request from Texas Eastern Transmission, L.P. (TETLP) 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 30day comment period, PHMSA will evaluate the comments and the technical analysis of the renewal request, to determine whether to grant or deny the renewal. DATES: Submit any comments regarding this special permit request by June 18, 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30019 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 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 they will not be placed in the public docket of this notice. Submissions containing CBI should be E:\FR\FM\19MYN1.SGM 19MYN1 30020 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 97 / Tuesday, May 19, 2020 / Notices 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PHMSA received a special permit renewal request from TETLP, owned by Enbridge, Inc., to continue its pipeline operation as defined in the special permit renewal issued on February 11, 2016. The present special permit term ends October 28, 2020, and the original special permit was issued on October 28, 2010. TETLP’s special permit renewal request of March 11, 2020, seeks to waive compliance from requirements of 49 CFR 192.112(a)(1), 192.112(c)(1), 192.112(c)(2), 192.112(d)(2)(i), 192.112(f)(1), 192.620(d)(5)(iii), and 192.620(d)(11)(ii)(A). This special permit renewal allows TETLP to continue its operation of the 36-inch diameter pipeline system, as defined in the original special permit issued on October 28, 2010, and renewed on February 11, 2016, up to a maximum allowable operating pressure (MAOP) of 1,112 pounds per square inch gauge. This MAOP is based upon a pipeline design factor for the pipe steel of 80 percent of the specified minimum yield strength (SMYS) in Class 1 locations, 67 percent of the SMYS in Class 2 locations, and 56 percent of the SMYS in Class 3 locations of the 36-inch diameter pipeline system. The special permit applies to 267.48 miles of 36inch diameter pipeline system which consists of 97.94 miles of 36-inch Line 1 and 169.54 miles of 36-inch Line 2. The special permit segments are located in Fayette, Somerset, Bedford, Fulton, Franklin, Adams, York, and Lancaster Counties in Pennsylvania. The special permit renewal request, existing special permit with conditions, and environmental assessment for the TETLP 36-inch diameter pipeline system are available for review and public comments in the Docket No. PHMSA–2008–0257. We invite 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:57 May 18, 2020 Jkt 250001 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. 2020–10673 Filed 5–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2020–0043] 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 comments on a request for special permit received from Texas Eastern Transmission, L.P. (TETLP). The special permit request is seeking 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 request. DATES: Submit any comments regarding this special permit request by June 18, 2020. ADDRESSES: Comments should reference the docket number for the specific 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • 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 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 they 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: E:\FR\FM\19MYN1.SGM 19MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 97 (Tuesday, May 19, 2020)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2020-10673]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2008-0257]


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 comments on 
a request from Texas Eastern Transmission, L.P. (TETLP) 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 evaluate the comments and the technical 
analysis of the renewal request, to determine whether to grant or deny 
the renewal.

DATES: Submit any comments regarding this special permit request by 
June 18, 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 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 they will not be placed 
in the public docket of this notice. Submissions containing CBI should 
be

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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 TETLP, owned by Enbridge, Inc., to continue its pipeline 
operation as defined in the special permit renewal issued on February 
11, 2016. The present special permit term ends October 28, 2020, and 
the original special permit was issued on October 28, 2010. TETLP's 
special permit renewal request of March 11, 2020, seeks to waive 
compliance from requirements of 49 CFR 192.112(a)(1), 192.112(c)(1), 
192.112(c)(2), 192.112(d)(2)(i), 192.112(f)(1), 192.620(d)(5)(iii), and 
192.620(d)(11)(ii)(A). This special permit renewal allows TETLP to 
continue its operation of the 36-inch diameter pipeline system, as 
defined in the original special permit issued on October 28, 2010, and 
renewed on February 11, 2016, up to a maximum allowable operating 
pressure (MAOP) of 1,112 pounds per square inch gauge. This MAOP is 
based upon a pipeline design factor for the pipe steel of 80 percent of 
the specified minimum yield strength (SMYS) in Class 1 locations, 67 
percent of the SMYS in Class 2 locations, and 56 percent of the SMYS in 
Class 3 locations of the 36-inch diameter pipeline system. The special 
permit applies to 267.48 miles of 36-inch diameter pipeline system 
which consists of 97.94 miles of 36-inch Line 1 and 169.54 miles of 36-
inch Line 2. The special permit segments are located in Fayette, 
Somerset, Bedford, Fulton, Franklin, Adams, York, and Lancaster 
Counties in Pennsylvania.
    The special permit renewal request, existing special permit with 
conditions, and environmental assessment for the TETLP 36-inch diameter 
pipeline system are available for review and public comments in the 
Docket No. PHMSA-2008-0257. We invite 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. 2020-10673 Filed 5-18-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-60-P