Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit; Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC, 55574-55575 [2020-19794]

Download as PDF 55574 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 174 / Tuesday, September 8, 2020 / Notices Thorsten Sascha Kugel, Steffen Keppeler, Lars Nock, Jorg Wolfgang Spielvogel, Frank-Michael Kircher, Jochen Hans Horwath, Dominik Cammerer, and Carsten Schewe. A copy of Daimler’s application for exemption is included in the docket for this notice. IV. Request for Comments In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31315(b)(6), FMCSA requests public comment from all interested persons on Daimler’s exemption application. All comments received before the close of business on the comment closing date indicated at the beginning of this notice will be considered and will be available for examination in the docket at the location listed under the ADDRESSES section of this notice. Comments received after the comment closing date will be filed in the public docket and will be considered to the extent practicable. In addition to late comments, FMCSA will also continue to file, in the public docket, relevant information that becomes available after the comment closing date. Interested persons should continue to examine the public docket for new material. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2020–19808 Filed 9–4–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2000–7257, Notice No. 89] Railroad Safety Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: FRA announces the sixtieth meeting of the Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC), a Federal Advisory Committee that develops railroad safety regulations through a consensus process. DATES: The RSAC meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 1, 2020. The meeting will commence at 9:30 a.m. and will adjourn by 11:30 a.m. (all times Eastern Daylight Time). Requests to attend the meeting must be received by September 24, 2020. Requests for accommodations because of a disability must be received by September 21, 2020. Requests to submit written materials to be reviewed during the meeting must be received no later than September 24, 2020. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:32 Sep 04, 2020 Jkt 250001 The RSAC meeting will be held telephonically. Telephonic attendance information will be provided upon registration with either of the individuals listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Copies of the meeting minutes, along with general information about the committee, are available on the RSAC internet website at https://rsac.fra.dot.gov/ . ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenton Kilgore, RSAC Designated Federal Officer/RSAC Coordinator, FRA Office of Railroad Safety, (202) 493– 6286 or kenton.kilgore@dot.gov; or Larry Woolverton, Executive Officer, FRA Office of Railroad Safety, (202) 493– 6212 or larry.woolverton@dot.gov. Any committee-related request should be sent to the persons listed in this section. Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463), FRA is giving notice of a meeting of the RSAC. The RSAC is composed of 40 voting representatives from 29 member organizations, representing various rail industry perspectives. The diversity of the Committee ensures the requisite range of views and expertise necessary to discharge its responsibilities. Public Participation: The meeting will open to the public and attendance may be limited due to telephonic meeting constraints. To register, please send an email to either of the individuals listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. The meeting is accessible to individuals with disabilities. The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Railroad Administration are committed to providing equal access to this meeting for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please contact either of the individuals listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by the deadline listed in the DATES section. Any member of the public may submit a written statement to the committee at any time. If a member of the public wants the submitted written materials to be considered by the committee during the meeting, the submission must be received before the deadline listed in the DATES section. Agenda Summary: The RSAC meeting topics will include updates on recent activity by RSAC Working Groups for: Passenger Safety, Track Standards, Tourist and Historic Railroads, and Part 225 Accident Reporting. The detailed agenda will be posted on the RSAC internet website at least one week in advance of the meeting. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00167 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Issued in Washington, DC. Quintin Kendall, Deputy Administrator. [FR Doc. 2020–19737 Filed 9–4–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2019–0202] Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit; Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC 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 the Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC (TCO). 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 October 8, 2020. ADDRESSES: Comments should reference the docket number for this 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. • 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08SEN1.SGM 08SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 174 / Tuesday, September 8, 2020 / Notices confirmation that PHMSA has received your comments, please include a selfaddressed stamped postcard. Internet users may submit comments at http:// www.Regulations.gov. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 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: General: Ms. Kay McIver by telephone at 202–366–0113, or by email at kay.mciver@dot.gov. Technical: Mr. Steve Nanney by telephone at 713–272–2855, or by email at steve.nanney@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PHMSA received a special permit request from TCO seeking a waiver from the requirements of 49 CFR 192.611: Change in class location: Confirmation or revision of maximum allowable operating pressure, and § 192.619: Maximum allowable operating pressure: Steel or plastic pipelines. This special permit is being requested in lieu of pipe VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:32 Sep 04, 2020 Jkt 250001 replacement or pressure reduction for four (4) special permit segments totaling 2.046 miles of the 30-inch diameter TCO Montgomery County (MC) Pipeline. The proposed special permit segments are located in Montgomery County, Maryland. The pipeline class locations in the special permit segments have changed from a Class 1 to Class 3 location. The TCO MC Pipeline special permit segments are not contiguous and are comprised of 30-inch diameter pipe with existing maximum allowable operating pressures of 898 pounds per square inch gauge (psig). The installation of the special permit segments occurred in 1962. The special permit request, proposed special permit with conditions, and Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) for the TCO MC Pipeline are available for review and public comment in Docket No. PHMSA–2019–0202. We invite interested persons to review and submit comments on the special permit request, proposed special permit with conditions, and DEA in the docket. Please include any comments on potential safety and environmental impacts that may result if the special permit is granted. Comments may include relevant data. Before issuing a decision on the special permit 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 request. Alan K. Mayberry, Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. 2020–19794 Filed 9–4–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2016–0136] Pipeline Safety: Meeting of the Gas Pipeline Safety Advisory Committee Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA); DOT. ACTION: Notice of advisory committee meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces a virtual public meeting of the Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, also known as the Gas Pipeline SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00168 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55575 Advisory Committee (GPAC), to discuss the Gas Pipeline Regulatory Reform notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). DATES: PHMSA will hold a virtual public meeting on October 7, 2020. GPAC will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. Members of the public who want to attend are asked to register no later than September 30, 2020. PHMSA requests that individuals who require disability accommodations notify Tewabe Asebe by September 30, 2020. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held virtually. The agenda and any additional information, including information on how to participate in the meeting, will be published on the meeting website at https:// primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/ MtgHome.mtg?mtg=151. Presentations will be available on the meeting website and on the E-Gov website, https:// www.regulations.gov/, under docket number PHMSA–2016–0136 no later than 30 days following the meetings. You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. PHMSA–2016–0136, by any of the following methods: • E-Gov Web: https:// www.regulations.gov. This site allows the public to enter comments on any Federal Register notice issued by any agency. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building: Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building: Room W12– 140, Washington, DC 20590–0001, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. • Instructions: Identify Docket No. PHMSA–2016–0136 at the beginning of your comments. If you submit your comments by mail, submit two copies. Internet users may submit comments at https://www.regulations.gov. If you would like confirmation that PHMSA received your comments, please include a self-addressed stamped postcard that is labeled ‘‘Comments on PHMSA– 2016–0136.’’ The docket clerk will date stamp the postcard prior to returning it to you via the U.S. mail. • Note: All comments received will be posted without edits to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading for more information. Anyone can use the site to search all comments by the name of the submitting individual or, if the E:\FR\FM\08SEN1.SGM 08SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 174 (Tuesday, September 8, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2019-0202]


Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit; Columbia Gas 
Transmission, LLC

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 for special permit received from the Columbia Gas 
Transmission, LLC (TCO). 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 
October 8, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Comments should reference the docket number for this 
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.
     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

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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) 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: 
    General: Ms. Kay McIver by telephone at 202-366-0113, or by email 
at [email protected].
    Technical: Mr. Steve Nanney by telephone at 713-272-2855, or by 
email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PHMSA received a special permit request from 
TCO seeking a waiver from the requirements of 49 CFR 192.611: Change in 
class location: Confirmation or revision of maximum allowable operating 
pressure, and Sec.  192.619: Maximum allowable operating pressure: 
Steel or plastic pipelines. This special permit is being requested in 
lieu of pipe replacement or pressure reduction for four (4) special 
permit segments totaling 2.046 miles of the 30-inch diameter TCO 
Montgomery County (MC) Pipeline. The proposed special permit segments 
are located in Montgomery County, Maryland. The pipeline class 
locations in the special permit segments have changed from a Class 1 to 
Class 3 location. The TCO MC Pipeline special permit segments are not 
contiguous and are comprised of 30-inch diameter pipe with existing 
maximum allowable operating pressures of 898 pounds per square inch 
gauge (psig). The installation of the special permit segments occurred 
in 1962.
    The special permit request, proposed special permit with 
conditions, and Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) for the TCO MC 
Pipeline are available for review and public comment in Docket No. 
PHMSA-2019-0202. We invite interested persons to review and submit 
comments on the special permit request, proposed special permit with 
conditions, and DEA in the docket. Please include any comments on 
potential safety and environmental impacts that may result if the 
special permit is granted. Comments may include relevant data.
    Before issuing a decision on the special permit 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 request.

Alan K. Mayberry,
Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety.
[FR Doc. 2020-19794 Filed 9-4-20; 8:45 am]
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