National Hazardous Materials Route Registry, 34284-34285 [2020-11912]

Download as PDF 34284 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 107 / Wednesday, June 3, 2020 / Notices 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 makes revisions to the National Hazardous Materials Route Registry (NHMRR) reported to the FMCSA from April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020. 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) (HRCQ/RAM) and non-radioactive hazardous materials (NRHM). DATES: Effective date: June 3, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Melissa Williams, Hazardous Materials Division, Office of Enforcement and Compliance, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20590, (202) 366–4163, melissa.williams@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: lotter on DSK9F5VC42PROD 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), 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 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 HRCQ/RAM shipments as an alternative, or in addition, to Interstate System highways. For HRCQ/ VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Jun 02, 2020 Jkt 250001 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, § 397.73 establishes public information and reporting requirements for NRHM. States or Tribal governments are required to furnish information to FMCSA regarding any new or changed routes within 60 days after establishment. Under § 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 three updates to the NHMRR in Federal Register notices on August 8, 2016 (81 FR 52518), August 9, 2018 (83 FR 39500) and September 24, 2019 (84 FR 50098). This notice makes revisions to the NHMRR, reported to the FMCSA from April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020. 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, August 9, 2018, and September 24, 2019 notices. Please 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 1 49 PO 00000 CFR 1.87(d)(2). Frm 00125 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 government routing agencies to update their Route Registry listings and contact information. The full current NHMRR for each State is posted on FMCSA’s website at: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/ hazardous-materials/nationalhazardous-materials-route-registry. Revisions to the NHMRR in This Notice In accordance with the requirements of §§ 397.73 and 397.103, the NHMRR is revised as follows: Table 2.—California—Designated NRHM Routes The existing Route Order Designator ‘‘A1’’ is revised to remove the ‘‘I’’ designation. A new additional Route Order Designator ‘‘A1’’ is added and assigned an ‘‘I’’ designation. Route Order Designator ‘‘A2’’ with the ‘‘I’’ designation is revised. Route Order Designator ‘‘A4A–3.0B’’ with the ‘‘I’’ designation is revised to remove the QA comment. Route Order Designator ‘‘A4A–3.0–D’’ is revised to remove the ‘‘B’’ designation. Route Order Designator ‘‘A5A–3.0– C1’’ is revised and the QA comment is removed. Route Order Designator ‘‘A5A–3.0– C2’’ is revised and the QA comment is removed. A new Route Order Designator ‘‘A5A– 3.0–C3’’ is added. Route Order Designator ‘‘A5A–3.0–D’’ is revised and the QA comment is removed. Route Order Designator ‘‘A10Q–2.0’’ is revised. A new Route Order Designator ‘‘A11P–1.0–A1’’ is added. 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 (radioactive) material. Restriction codes identify the routes along which a driver may not transport specified HM shipments. TABLE 1—RESTRICTION/DESIGNATION KEY Restrictions Designations 0—ALL Hazardous Materials. 1—Class 1—Explosives A—ALL NR Hazardous Materials. B—Class 1—Explosives. E:\FR\FM\03JNN1.SGM 03JNN1 34285 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 107 / Wednesday, June 3, 2020 / Notices TABLE 1—RESTRICTION/DESIGNATION KEY—Continued TABLE 1—RESTRICTION/DESIGNATION KEY—Continued Restrictions Designations Restrictions 2—Class 2—Gas ............ I—Poisonous Inhalation Hazard (PIH). P—*Preferred Route* Class 7—Radioactive. 6—Class 6—Poison. 7—Class 7—Radioactive. 8—Class 8—Corrosives. 9—Class 9—Dangerous (Other). 3—Class 3—Flammable 4—Class 4—Flammable Solid/Combustible. 5—Class 5—Organic. TABLE 1—RESTRICTION/DESIGNATION KEY—Continued Restrictions Designations Designations i—Poisonous Inhalation Hazard (PIH). Revisions to the National Hazardous Materials Route Registry (March 31, 2020) TABLE 2—CALIFORNIA—DESIGNATED NRHM ROUTES Designation date Route order Route description 12/07/17 and 01/01/20. A1 ..................... 01/01/20 ......... A1 ..................... 04/16/92 and 01/01/20. A2 ..................... 04/16/92 ......... A4A–3.0–B ....... 04/16/92 ......... A4A–3.0–D ....... 10/28/92 ......... A5A–3.0–C1 ..... 10/28/92 ......... A5A–3.0–C2 ..... 12/26/18 ......... A5A–3.0–C3 ..... 10/28/92 (B) 04/16/92 (I). 10/28/92 ......... A5A–3.0–D ....... 03/06/19 ......... A11P–1.0–A1 ... A10Q–2.0 ......... State Route 905 from ..................... Mexican Border to Interstate 5. State Route 905 from ..................... Mexican Border to Interstate 805. Interstate 805 [San Diego] San Diego ... from SR 163 [San Diego] to State Route 905. Interstate 15 from State 60 ..................... [Mira Loma] to State 163 [San Diego]. CR S30/Forrester Rd. from ..................... State 86 [Westmorland] to Interstate 8 [El Centro]. State 7 from Interstate 8 to Calexico East Port of Entry [at Mexico]. State 111 from State 78 (Hovley) to Interstate 8 [El Centro]. State 78 from Forrester Road (Westmorland) to State 111 (Hovley). State 86 [Indio] to State 78 [Westmorland]. State 43 from State 99 [Selma] to Interstate 5. Business 58 from State 58 to State 58 [Mojave]. End of Revisions to the National Hazardous Materials Route Registry James A. Mullen, Deputy Administrator. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Jun 02, 2020 Jkt 250001 ..................... B. ..................... I. San Diego ... I. ..................... I. Imperial ....... I ........................ Calexico ...... Imperial ....... B. ..................... Imperial ....... B. ..................... ..................... B. ..................... ..................... B,I. ..................... ..................... B. ..................... ..................... B. and allocations for grant programs, provides contract authority, and describes plans for several competitive programs. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00126 Designation(s) (A,B,I,P) County For general information about this notice, BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P contact Kimberly Sledge, Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Program Management, at (202) 366– 2053. Please contact the appropriate Federal Transit Administration FTA Regional Office for any specific requests for information or technical FTA Fiscal Year 2020 Apportionments, assistance. 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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 makes revisions to the National Hazardous 
Materials Route Registry (NHMRR) reported to the FMCSA from April 1, 
2019 through March 31, 2020. 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) (HRCQ/RAM) and 
non-radioactive hazardous materials (NRHM).

DATES: Effective date: June 3, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Melissa Williams, Hazardous 
Materials Division, Office of Enforcement and Compliance, Federal Motor 
Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, Washington, DC 
20590, (202) 366-4163, [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

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 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 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, Sec.  397.73 establishes public information and 
reporting requirements for NRHM. States or Tribal governments are 
required to furnish information to FMCSA regarding any new or changed 
routes within 60 days after establishment. Under Sec.  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 three updates to the NHMRR in Federal Register notices 
on August 8, 2016 (81 FR 52518), August 9, 2018 (83 FR 39500) and 
September 24, 2019 (84 FR 50098).
    This notice makes revisions to the NHMRR, reported to the FMCSA 
from April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020. 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, August 
9, 2018, and September 24, 2019 notices. Please 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 FMCSA's 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 Sec. Sec.  397.73 and 
397.103, the NHMRR is revised as follows:

Table 2.--California--Designated NRHM Routes

    The existing Route Order Designator ``A1'' is revised to remove the 
``I'' designation.
    A new additional Route Order Designator ``A1'' is added and 
assigned an ``I'' designation.
    Route Order Designator ``A2'' with the ``I'' designation is 
revised.
    Route Order Designator ``A4A-3.0B'' with the ``I'' designation is 
revised to remove the QA comment.
    Route Order Designator ``A4A-3.0-D'' is revised to remove the ``B'' 
designation.
    Route Order Designator ``A5A-3.0-C1'' is revised and the QA comment 
is removed.
    Route Order Designator ``A5A-3.0-C2'' is revised and the QA comment 
is removed.
    A new Route Order Designator ``A5A-3.0-C3'' is added.
    Route Order Designator ``A5A-3.0-D'' is revised and the QA comment 
is removed.
    Route Order Designator ``A10Q-2.0'' is revised.
    A new Route Order Designator ``A11P-1.0-A1'' is added.

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 (radioactive) material. Restriction 
codes identify the routes along which a driver may not transport 
specified HM shipments.

                  Table 1--Restriction/Designation Key
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               Restrictions                         Designations
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0--ALL Hazardous Materials................  A--ALL NR Hazardous
                                             Materials.
1--Class 1--Explosives....................  B--Class 1--Explosives.

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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, 
2020)

                                                       Table 2--California--Designated NRHM Routes
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                                                                                                                  Designation(s)
   Designation date         Route order       Route description           City                 County               (A,B,I,P)          FMCSA QA comment
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12/07/17 and 01/01/20.  A1.................  State Route 905      ....................  ...................  B......................
                                              from Mexican
                                              Border to
                                              Interstate 5.
01/01/20..............  A1.................  State Route 905      ....................  ...................  I......................
                                              from Mexican
                                              Border to
                                              Interstate 805.
04/16/92 and 01/01/20.  A2.................  Interstate 805 [San  San Diego...........  San Diego..........  I......................
                                              Diego] from SR 163
                                              [San Diego] to
                                              State Route 905.
04/16/92..............  A4A-3.0-B..........  Interstate 15 from   ....................  ...................  I......................
                                              State 60 [Mira
                                              Loma] to State 163
                                              [San Diego].
04/16/92..............  A4A-3.0-D..........  CR S30/Forrester     ....................  Imperial...........  I......................  This route will be
                                              Rd. from State 86                                                                        considered by the
                                              [Westmorland] to                                                                         California
                                              Interstate 8 [El                                                                         Highway Patrol
                                              Centro].                                                                                 for updates in a
                                                                                                                                       future
                                                                                                                                       rulemaking.
10/28/92..............  A5A-3.0-C1.........  State 7 from         Calexico............  Imperial...........  B......................
                                              Interstate 8 to
                                              Calexico East Port
                                              of Entry [at
                                              Mexico].
10/28/92..............  A5A-3.0-C2.........  State 111 from       ....................  Imperial...........  B......................
                                              State 78 (Hovley)
                                              to Interstate 8
                                              [El Centro].
12/26/18..............  A5A-3.0-C3.........  State 78 from        ....................  ...................  B......................
                                              Forrester Road
                                              (Westmorland) to
                                              State 111 (Hovley).
10/28/92 (B) 04/16/92   A5A-3.0-D..........  State 86 [Indio] to  ....................  ...................  B,I....................
 (I).                                         State 78
                                              [Westmorland].
10/28/92..............  A10Q-2.0...........  State 43 from State  ....................  ...................  B......................
                                              99 [Selma] to
                                              Interstate 5.
03/06/19..............  A11P-1.0-A1........  Business 58 from     ....................  ...................  B......................
                                              State 58 to State
                                              58 [Mojave].
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    End of Revisions to the National Hazardous Materials Route Registry

James A. Mullen,
Deputy Administrator.
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