Lithium Battery Air Safety Advisory Committee; Notice of Public Meeting, 2487-2488 [2021-00440]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 7 / Tuesday, January 12, 2021 / Notices Application No. Regulation(s) affected Applicant 2487 Nature of the special permits thereof Special Permits Data 3121–M ........ Department of Defense (Military Surface Deployment & Distribution Command). Cobham Mission Systems Orchard Park Inc. 172.101(i) ................................ 173.243, 173.244 .................... 10922–M ...... Department of Defense (Military Surface Deployment & Distribution Command). FIBA Technologies, Inc ........... 12116–M ...... Proserv UK Ltd ........................ 14782–M ...... Southern States, LLC .............. 173.201, 173.301(f), 173.302a, 173.304a. 173.304a ................................. 15483–M ...... 173.302a ................................. 16074–M ...... National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Welker, Inc .............................. 20706–M ...... Southern States, LLC .............. 172.301(c), 173.304(a) ............ 21018–M ...... Packaging and Crating Technologies, LLC. 21063–M ...... Cobham Mission Systems Orchard Park Inc. 172.200, 172.300, 172.400, 172.600, 172.700(a), 173.185(b), 173.185(c), 173.185(f). 173.302(a)(1) ........................... 7765–M ........ 10631–M ...... [FR Doc. 2021–00401 Filed 1–11–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4909–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [PHMSA–2019–0098] Lithium Battery Air Safety Advisory Committee; Notice of Public Meeting Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces a meeting of the Lithium Battery Air Safety Advisory Committee. DATES: The meeting will be held virtualonly on March 3–4, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Requests to attend the meeting must be received by February 17, 2021. Persons requesting to speak during the meeting must submit a written copy of their remarks to DOT by February 17, 2021. Requests to submit written materials to be reviewed during the khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:25 Jan 11, 2021 Jkt 253001 173.302a(a)(1) ......................... 173.302(a), 180.205, 180.207(d)(1), 172.302(c). 173.201, 173.202, 173.203 ..... To modify the special permit to correct certain references and practices to more accurately align with current regulations and practices. (mode 1) To modify the special permit to remove part numbers which are now covered under a different permit and to update maximum service pressure of authorized cylinders. (modes 1, 2, 3, 4) To modify the special permit to correct certain references and practices to more accurately align with current regulations and practices. (mode 1) To modify the special permit to authorize a 10-year retest for ISO cylinders and tubes transporting certain hazardous materials. (modes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) To modify the special permit to authorize a new design and corrosion resistant cylinder. (modes 1, 2, 3, 4) To modify the special permit to act as an approval and to comply with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code. (modes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) To modify the special permit to authorize a different 2.2 gas to be incorporated into the permit. (modes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) To modify the special permit to clarify the volume capacity of the approved pressure vessels. (modes 1, 2, 3, 4) To modify the special permit to authorize the transportation in commerce of compressed sulfur hexafluoride gas in nonDOT specification packaging in accordance with IMDG Regulations. (modes 1, 2, 3, 4) To modify the special permit to authorize four new package sizes. (modes 1, 2, 3) To modify the special permit to decrease the test pressure. (modes 1, 2, 3, 4) meeting must be received no later than February 17, 2021. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held virtually. Details to access the virtual meeting will be posted on the Committee website located at: https:// www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/ rulemakings/lithium-battery-safetyadvisory-committee. The E-Gov website is located at https:// www.regulations.gov. Mailed written comments intended for the committee should be sent to Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, Room W12– 140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lindsey Constantino or Steven Webb, PHMSA, U.S. Department of Transportation. Telephone: (202) 360– 7044. Email: lithiumbatteryFACA@ dot.gov. Any committee related request should be sent to the person listed in this section. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Lithium Battery Air Safety Advisory Committee was created under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA, Pub. L. 92–463), in accordance PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 with Section 333(d) of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (Pub. L. 115–254). II. Agenda At the meeting, the agenda will cover the following topics as specifically outlined in section 333(d) of Public Law 115–254: (a) Facilitate communication amongst manufactures of lithium batteries and products containing lithium batteries, air carriers, and the Federal government. (b) Discuss the effectiveness, and the economic and social impacts of lithium battery transportation regulations. (c) Provide the Secretary with information regarding new technologies and transportation safety practices. (d) Provide a forum to discuss Departmental activities related to lithium battery transportation safety. (e) Advise and recommend activities to improve the global enforcement of air transportation of lithium batteries, and the effectiveness of those regulations. (f) Provide a forum for feedback on potential U.S. positions to be taken at international forums. (g) Guide activities to increase awareness of relevant requirements. E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 2488 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 7 / Tuesday, January 12, 2021 / Notices (h) Review methods to decrease the risk posed by undeclared hazardous materials. A final agenda will be posted on the Lithium Battery Air Safety Advisory Committee website at least one week in advance of the meeting. III. Public Participation The meeting will be open to the public. DOT is committed to providing equal access to this meeting for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, such as sign language, interpretation, or other ancillary aids, please contact the person listed in the khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section no later than February 17, 2021. There will be five (5) minutes allotted for oral comments from members of the public joining the meeting. To accommodate as many speakers as possible, the time for each commenter may be limited. Individuals wishing to reserve speaking time during the meeting must submit a request at the time of registration, as well as the name, address, and organizational affiliation of the proposed speaker. If the number of registrants requesting to make statements is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the meeting, PHMSA may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers. Speakers are requested to submit a written copy of their prepared remarks for inclusion in the meeting records and for circulation to Lithium Battery Air Safety Advisory Committee members. All prepared remarks submitted on time will be accepted and considered as part of the record. Any member of the public may present a written statement to the committee at any time. Copies of the meeting minutes, and committee presentations will be available on the Lithium Battery Air Safety Advisory Committee website. Presentations will also be posted on the E-Gov website in docket number PHMSA [PHMSA–2019–0098], within 30 days following the meeting. Written comments: Persons who wish to submit written comments on the meetings may submit them to docket [PHMSA–2019–0098] in the following ways: 1. E-Gov website: This site allows the public to enter comments on any Federal Register notice issued by any agency. Application 7573–M ........ VerDate Sep<11>2014 2. Mail Instructions: Identify the docket number [PHMSA–2019–0098] at the beginning of your comments. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to the E-Gov website, including any personal information provided. Anyone can search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). Therefore, consider reviewing DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000, (65 FR 19477), or view the Privacy Notice on the E-Gov website before submitting comments. Docket: For docket access or to read background documents or comments, go to the E-Gov website at any time or visit the DOT dockets facility listed in the ADDRESSES category, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. If you wish to receive confirmation of receipt of your written comments, please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard with the following statement: ‘‘Comments on [PHMSA– 2019–0098]’’ The docket clerk will date stamp the postcard prior to returning it to you via the U.S. mail. Privacy Act Statement DOT may solicit comments from the public regarding certain general notices. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to the E-Gov website, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS). Signed in Washington, DC, on January 7, 2021. William S. Schoonover, Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety. [FR Doc. 2021–00440 Filed 1–11–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P 19:25 Jan 11, 2021 Jkt 253001 Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Hazardous Materials: Notice of Actions on Special Permits Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of actions on special permit applications. AGENCY: In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation’s Hazardous Material Regulations, notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein. SUMMARY: Comments must be received on or before February 11, 2021. ADDRESSES: Record Center, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC 20590. Comments should refer to the application number and be submitted in triplicate. If confirmation of receipt of comments is desired, include a selfaddressed stamped postcard showing the special permit number. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donald Burger, Chief, Office of Hazardous Materials Approvals and Permits Division, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, East Building, PHH–30, 1200 New Jersey Avenue Southeast, Washington, DC 20590–0001, (202) 366– 4535. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Copies of the applications are available for inspection in the Records Center, East Building, PHH–30, 1200 New Jersey Avenue Southeast, Washington DC or at http://regulations.gov. This notice of receipt of applications for special permit is published in accordance with part 107 of the Federal hazardous materials transportation law (49 U.S.C. 5117(b); 49 CFR 1.53(b)). DATES: Issued in Washington, DC, on January 05, 2021. Donald P. Burger, Chief, General Approvals and Permits Branch. Applicant Department of Defense (Military Surface Deployment & Distribution Command). DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Regulation(s) affected Nature of the special permits thereof 172.1, 175.1 ............................ To modify the special permit to update references to the new AFMAN manual. PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 7 (Tuesday, January 12, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2487-2488]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-00440]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[PHMSA-2019-0098]


Lithium Battery Air Safety Advisory Committee; Notice of Public 
Meeting

AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), 
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Lithium Battery Air 
Safety Advisory Committee.

DATES: The meeting will be held virtual-only on March 3-4, 2021, from 
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Requests to attend the 
meeting must be received by February 17, 2021. Persons requesting to 
speak during the meeting must submit a written copy of their remarks to 
DOT by February 17, 2021. Requests to submit written materials to be 
reviewed during the meeting must be received no later than February 17, 
2021.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held virtually. Details to access the 
virtual meeting will be posted on the Committee website located at: 
https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/rulemakings/lithium-battery-safety-advisory-committee. The E-Gov website is located at https://www.regulations.gov. Mailed written comments intended for the committee 
should be sent to Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of 
Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, Room 
W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lindsey Constantino or Steven Webb, 
PHMSA, U.S. Department of Transportation. Telephone: (202) 360-7044. 
Email: [email protected]. Any committee related request should 
be sent to the person listed in this section.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The Lithium Battery Air Safety Advisory Committee was created under 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA, Pub. L. 92-463), in 
accordance with Section 333(d) of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 
(Pub. L. 115-254).

II. Agenda

    At the meeting, the agenda will cover the following topics as 
specifically outlined in section 333(d) of Public Law 115-254:
    (a) Facilitate communication amongst manufactures of lithium 
batteries and products containing lithium batteries, air carriers, and 
the Federal government.
    (b) Discuss the effectiveness, and the economic and social impacts 
of lithium battery transportation regulations.
    (c) Provide the Secretary with information regarding new 
technologies and transportation safety practices.
    (d) Provide a forum to discuss Departmental activities related to 
lithium battery transportation safety.
    (e) Advise and recommend activities to improve the global 
enforcement of air transportation of lithium batteries, and the 
effectiveness of those regulations.
    (f) Provide a forum for feedback on potential U.S. positions to be 
taken at international forums.
    (g) Guide activities to increase awareness of relevant 
requirements.

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    (h) Review methods to decrease the risk posed by undeclared 
hazardous materials.
    A final agenda will be posted on the Lithium Battery Air Safety 
Advisory Committee website at least one week in advance of the meeting.

III. Public Participation

    The meeting will be open to the public. DOT is committed to 
providing equal access to this meeting for all participants. If you 
need alternative formats or services because of a disability, such as 
sign language, interpretation, or other ancillary aids, please contact 
the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section no 
later than February 17, 2021.
    There will be five (5) minutes allotted for oral comments from 
members of the public joining the meeting. To accommodate as many 
speakers as possible, the time for each commenter may be limited. 
Individuals wishing to reserve speaking time during the meeting must 
submit a request at the time of registration, as well as the name, 
address, and organizational affiliation of the proposed speaker. If the 
number of registrants requesting to make statements is greater than can 
be reasonably accommodated during the meeting, PHMSA may conduct a 
lottery to determine the speakers. Speakers are requested to submit a 
written copy of their prepared remarks for inclusion in the meeting 
records and for circulation to Lithium Battery Air Safety Advisory 
Committee members. All prepared remarks submitted on time will be 
accepted and considered as part of the record. Any member of the public 
may present a written statement to the committee at any time.
    Copies of the meeting minutes, and committee presentations will be 
available on the Lithium Battery Air Safety Advisory Committee website. 
Presentations will also be posted on the E-Gov website in docket number 
PHMSA [PHMSA-2019-0098], within 30 days following the meeting.
    Written comments: Persons who wish to submit written comments on 
the meetings may submit them to docket [PHMSA-2019-0098] in the 
following ways:
    1. E-Gov website: This site allows the public to enter comments on 
any Federal Register notice issued by any agency.
    2. Mail
    Instructions: Identify the docket number [PHMSA-2019-0098] at the 
beginning of your comments. Note that all comments received will be 
posted without change to the E-Gov website, including any personal 
information provided. Anyone can search the electronic form of all 
comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf 
of an association, business, labor union, etc.). Therefore, consider 
reviewing DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register 
published on April 11, 2000, (65 FR 19477), or view the Privacy Notice 
on the E-Gov website before submitting comments.
    Docket: For docket access or to read background documents or 
comments, go to the E-Gov website at any time or visit the DOT dockets 
facility listed in the ADDRESSES category, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    If you wish to receive confirmation of receipt of your written 
comments, please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard with the 
following statement: ``Comments on [PHMSA-2019-0098]'' The docket clerk 
will date stamp the postcard prior to returning it to you via the U.S. 
mail.

Privacy Act Statement

    DOT may solicit comments from the public regarding certain general 
notices. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal 
information the commenter provides, to the E-Gov website, as described 
in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS).

    Signed in Washington, DC, on January 7, 2021.
William S. Schoonover,
Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety.
[FR Doc. 2021-00440 Filed 1-11-21; 8:45 am]
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