Pipeline Safety: Safety of Underground Natural Gas Storage Facilities; Correction, 44477-44478 [2020-15122]

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Subpart B [Reserved] Dated: June 24, 2020. Helen Serassio, Acting General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2020–13940 Filed 7–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–28–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 49 CFR Part 191 [Docket No. PHMSA–2016–0016; Amdt. No. 191–28] RIN 2137–AF22 Pipeline Safety: Safety of Underground Natural Gas Storage Facilities; Correction Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Correcting amendments. AGENCY: The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a final rule in the Federal Register on February 12, 2020, amending PHMSA’s regulations establishing minimum safety standards for underground natural gas storage facilities. That document inadvertently removed certain reporting requirements for natural gas pipeline operators. This document corrects the final regulations. DATES: Effective on July 23, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ashlin Bollacker, Technical Writer, Office of Pipeline Safety, at 202–366– 4203. SUMMARY: On February 12, 2020, PHMSA published a final rule titled: ‘‘Safety of Underground Natural Gas Storage Facilities.’’ (85 FR 8104). The final rule contained an error that inadvertently removed two paragraphs from the current regulations. This document corrects the unintended deletion. The final rule revised § 191.22 to add new reporting requirements for underground natural gas storage facilities (UNGSF). However, in adding those new reporting requirements for UNGSF facilities, a pair of reporting SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\23JYR1.SGM 23JYR1 44478 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 142 / Thursday, July 23, 2020 / Rules and Regulations requirements for natural gas pipeline operators at paragraphs (c)(1)(v) and (c)(1)(vi) was inadvertently removed from § 191.22. This document amends § 191.22 to reinstate paragraphs (c)(1)(v) and (c)(1)(vi). List of Subjects in 49 CFR Part 191 Underground natural gas storage facility reporting requirements. In consideration of the foregoing, PHMSA is amending 49 CFR part 191 as follows: an emergency, an operator must promptly respond to the emergency and notify PHMSA as soon as practicable; (v) Reversal of product flow direction when the reversal is expected to last more than 30 days. This notification is not required for pipeline systems already designed for bi-directional flow; or (vi) A pipeline converted for service under § 192.14 of this chapter, or a change in commodity as reported on the annual report as required by § 191.17. * * * * * Issued in Washington, DC, on July 8, 2020, under authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.97. Howard R. Elliott, Administrator. PART 191—TRANSPORTATION OF NATURAL AND OTHER GAS BY PIPELINE; ANNUAL REPORTS, INCIDENT REPORTS, AND SAFETYRELATED CONDITION REPORTS [FR Doc. 2020–15122 Filed 7–22–20; 8:45 am] 1. The authority citation for part 191 continues to read as follows: amended (Act). After a thorough review of the best available scientific and commercial information, we find that it is not warranted at this time to list the Upper Missouri River DPS of Arctic grayling, Elk River crayfish, rattlesnakemaster borer moth, and northern Virginia well amphipod. However, we ask the public to submit to us at any time any new information relevant to the status of any of the species mentioned above or their habitats. DATES: The findings in this document were made on July 23, 2020. ADDRESSES: Detailed descriptions of the bases for these findings are available on the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov under the following docket numbers: BILLING CODE 4910–60–P ■ Authority: 30 U.S.C. 185(w)(3), 49 U.S.C. 5121, 60101 et seq., and 49 CFR 1.97. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 2. Amend § 191.22 by: a. Revising paragraphs (c)(1)(iii) and (iv); and ■ b. Adding paragraphs (c)(1)(v) and (vi). The revisions and additions read as follows: Fish and Wildlife Service ■ ■ § 191.22 National Registry of Operators. * * * * * (c) * * * (1) * * * (iii) Construction of a new LNG plant, LNG facility, or UNGSF; (iv) Maintenance of a UNGSF that involves the plugging or abandonment of a well, or that requires a workover rig and costs $200,000 or more for an individual well, including its wellhead. If 60-days’ notice is not feasible due to Arctic grayling ........... Elk River crayfish ...... 50 CFR Part 17 [FF09E21000 FXES11110900000 201] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Four Species Not Warranted for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notification of findings. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce findings that four species are not warranted for listing as endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as SUMMARY: Northern Virginia well amphipod. Rattlesnake-master borer moth. Docket No. FWS–R6–ES–2020– 0024. FWS–R5–ES–2020– 0025. FWS–R5–ES–2020– 0026. FWS–R3–ES–2020– 0027. Supporting information used to prepare this finding is available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours by contacting the appropriate person as specified under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Please submit any new information, materials, comments, or questions concerning this finding to the appropriate person, as specified under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Species Contact information Arctic grayling ................................. Elk River crayfish and northern Virginia well amphipod. Rattlesnake-master borer moth ...... Jodi Bush, Project Leader, Montana Field Office, 406–449–5225 x205, Jodi_Bush@fws.gov. Martin Miller, Threatened and Endangered Species Chief, North Atlantic-Appalachian Regional Office, 413–253–8615, Martin_Miller@fws.gov. Kraig McPeek, Field Supervisor, Illinois-Iowa Field Office, 309–757–5800, kraig_mcpeek@fws.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), please call the Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES Species Under section 4(b)(3)(B) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), we are required to make a finding whether or not a petitioned action is warranted within 12 months after receiving any petition for which we have determined contains substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned action may be warranted VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:55 Jul 22, 2020 Jkt 250001 (‘‘12-month finding’’). We must make a finding that the petitioned action is: (1) Not warranted; (2) warranted; or (3) warranted but precluded. We must publish a notice of these 12-month findings in the Federal Register. Summary of Information Pertaining to the Five Factors Section 4 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1533) and the implementing regulations at part 424 of title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations (50 CFR part 424) set forth procedures for adding species to, removing species from, or PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 reclassifying species on the Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants (Lists). The Act defines ‘‘species’’ as any subspecies of fish or wildlife or plants, and any distinct population segment of any species of vertebrate fish or wildlife which interbreeds when mature. The Act defines ‘‘endangered species’’ as any species that is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range (16 U.S.C. 1532(6)), and ‘‘threatened species’’ as any species that is likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future E:\FR\FM\23JYR1.SGM 23JYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 142 (Thursday, July 23, 2020)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-15122]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

49 CFR Part 191

[Docket No. PHMSA-2016-0016; Amdt. No. 191-28]
RIN 2137-AF22


Pipeline Safety: Safety of Underground Natural Gas Storage 
Facilities; Correction

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

ACTION: Correcting amendments.

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SUMMARY: The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 
(PHMSA) published a final rule in the Federal Register on February 12, 
2020, amending PHMSA's regulations establishing minimum safety 
standards for underground natural gas storage facilities. That document 
inadvertently removed certain reporting requirements for natural gas 
pipeline operators. This document corrects the final regulations.

DATES: Effective on July 23, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ashlin Bollacker, Technical Writer, 
Office of Pipeline Safety, at 202-366-4203.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 12, 2020, PHMSA published a 
final rule titled: ``Safety of Underground Natural Gas Storage 
Facilities.'' (85 FR 8104). The final rule contained an error that 
inadvertently removed two paragraphs from the current regulations. This 
document corrects the unintended deletion.
    The final rule revised Sec.  191.22 to add new reporting 
requirements for underground natural gas storage facilities (UNGSF). 
However, in adding those new reporting requirements for UNGSF 
facilities, a pair of reporting

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requirements for natural gas pipeline operators at paragraphs (c)(1)(v) 
and (c)(1)(vi) was inadvertently removed from Sec.  191.22.
    This document amends Sec.  191.22 to reinstate paragraphs (c)(1)(v) 
and (c)(1)(vi).

List of Subjects in 49 CFR Part 191

    Underground natural gas storage facility reporting requirements.

    In consideration of the foregoing, PHMSA is amending 49 CFR part 
191 as follows:

PART 191--TRANSPORTATION OF NATURAL AND OTHER GAS BY PIPELINE; 
ANNUAL REPORTS, INCIDENT REPORTS, AND SAFETY-RELATED CONDITION 
REPORTS

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1. The authority citation for part 191 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 30 U.S.C. 185(w)(3), 49 U.S.C. 5121, 60101 et seq., 
and 49 CFR 1.97.


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2. Amend Sec.  191.22 by:
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a. Revising paragraphs (c)(1)(iii) and (iv); and
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b. Adding paragraphs (c)(1)(v) and (vi).
    The revisions and additions read as follows:


Sec.  191.22   National Registry of Operators.

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    (c) * * *
    (1) * * *
    (iii) Construction of a new LNG plant, LNG facility, or UNGSF;
    (iv) Maintenance of a UNGSF that involves the plugging or 
abandonment of a well, or that requires a workover rig and costs 
$200,000 or more for an individual well, including its wellhead. If 60-
days' notice is not feasible due to an emergency, an operator must 
promptly respond to the emergency and notify PHMSA as soon as 
practicable;
    (v) Reversal of product flow direction when the reversal is 
expected to last more than 30 days. This notification is not required 
for pipeline systems already designed for bi-directional flow; or
    (vi) A pipeline converted for service under Sec.  192.14 of this 
chapter, or a change in commodity as reported on the annual report as 
required by Sec.  191.17.
* * * * *

    Issued in Washington, DC, on July 8, 2020, under authority 
delegated in 49 CFR 1.97.
Howard R. Elliott,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2020-15122 Filed 7-22-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-60-P