Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities, 9568-9571 [2021-02982]

Download as PDF 9568 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 29 / Tuesday, February 16, 2021 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 11357] In the Matter of the Revocation of the Designation of Ansarallah (and Other Aliases) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization In consultation with the Attorney General and the Secretary of the Treasury, I hereby revoke the designation of Ansarallah, and its aliases, as a Foreign Terrorist Organization pursuant to Section 219 (a)(6)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended (8 U.S.C. 1189(a)(6)(A)). This determination shall be published in the Federal Register. Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1189. Dated: February 11, 2021. Anthony J. Blinken, Secretary of State. [FR Doc. 2021–03191 Filed 2–12–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P Issued in Anchorage, Alaska, on February 9, 2021. Kristi A. Warden, Director, Airports Division, FAA, Alaskan Region. DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 11358] Revocation of the Designations of Ansarallah, Abdul Malik al-Houthi, Abd al-Khaliq Badr al-Din al-Houthi, and Abdullah Yahya al Hakim (and Their Respective Aliases) as Specially Designated Global Terrorists I hereby revoke the designations of the following persons as Specially Designated Global Terrorist, pursuant to section 1(a)(ii) of Executive Order 13224: Ansarallah, Abdul Malik alHouthi, Abd al-Khaliq Badr al-Din alHouthi, Abdullah Yahya al Hakim, and their respective aliases. This determination shall be published in the Federal Register. Authority: E.O. 13224, 66 FR 49079, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 786. Dated: February 11, 2021. Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State. [FR Doc. 2021–03192 Filed 2–12–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–AD–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Aviation Administration Permanent Closure Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Federal Aviation Administration received written notice SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Feb 12, 2021 from the Alaska Department of Transportation (AKDOT) advising that infrastructure associated with Klawock, Alaska Seaplane Base (AQC) is permanently closed. DATES: The permanent closure of the seaplane base is retroactively effective. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Molly Fierro, Compliance Manager, Federal Aviation Administration, Alaskan Region Airports District Office, 222 W 7th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99513. Telephone Number: (907) 271– 5439/FAX Number: (907) 271–2851. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Ownership of infrastructure associated with AQC was transferred to the City of Klawock in 2003. Subsequent to the ownership transfer, the seaplane dock became unfeasible to utilize and was removed. The FAA hereby retroactively publishes the AKDOTs and City of Klawock’s notice of permanent closure of the Klawock Seaplane Base (AQC) in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 46319(b). Jkt 253001 [FR Doc. 2021–02965 Filed 2–12–21; 8:45 am] AKDOTs and City of Haines’ notice of permanent closure of the Haines Seaplane Base (3Z9) in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 46319(b). Issued in Anchorage, Alaska, on February 9, 2021. Kristi A. Warden, Director, Airports Division, FAA, Alaskan Region. [FR Doc. 2021–02967 Filed 2–12–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration Notice of Final Agency Actions on Proposed Railroad Project in California, on Behalf of the California High-Speed Rail Authority Correction In notice document 2020–27441 appearing on pages 80888 through 80889 in the issue of Monday, December 14, 2020, make the following correction: On page 80888, in the second column, in the DATES section, change ‘‘January 14, 2022’’ to read ‘‘December 14, 2022.’’ [FR Doc. C1–2020–27441 Filed 2–12–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1301–00–D BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Notice of Permanent Closure [Docket No. PHMSA–2021–0003] Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities AGENCY: The Federal Aviation Administration received written notice from the Alaska Department of Transportation (AKDOT) advising that infrastructure associated with Haines, Alaska Seaplane Base (3Z9) is permanently closed. DATES: The permanent closure of the seaplane base is retroactively effective. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Molly Fierro, Compliance Manager, Federal Aviation Administration, Alaskan Region Airports District Office, 222 W 7th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99513. Telephone Number: (907) 271– 5439/FAX Number: (907) 271–2851. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Ownership of infrastructure associated with 3Z9 was transferred to the City of Haines in 2006. Subsequent to the ownership transfer, the harbor was expanded and it is no longer feasible to accommodate floatplane traffic. The FAA hereby retroactively publishes the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13, PHMSA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew the following information collections that are scheduled to expire in 2021 under OMB control numbers: 2137–0632 PostAccident Drug Testing for Operators (6/ 30/21); 2137–0594 Customer-Owned Service Lines (8/31/21); 2137–0622 Public Awareness Program (9/30/21); 2137–0048 Recordkeeping Requirements for Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities (9/30/21); 2137–0618 Periodic Underwater Inspection and Notification of Abandoned Underwater Pipelines (10/31/21); 2137–0600 Qualification of Pipeline Safety Training (10/31/21), and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16FEN1.SGM 16FEN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 29 / Tuesday, February 16, 2021 / Notices 2137–0634 Recordkeeping for Underground Natural Gas Storage Facilities (10/31/21). PHMSA has reviewed each of these collections and considers them vital to the continuity of promoting and maintaining pipeline safety. As such, PHMSA will request a renewal, without change, to each of the information collections detailed below. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before April 19, 2021. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted in the following ways: E-Gov website: http:// www.regulations.gov. This site allows the public to submit comments on any Federal Register notice issued by any agency. Fax: 1–202–493–2251. Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Hand Delivery: Room W12–140 on the ground level of DOT, West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: Identify the docket number, PHMSA–2021–0003, at the beginning of your comments. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. You should know that anyone is able to 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, you may want to review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000, (65 FR 19477) or visit http://www.regulations.gov before submitting any such comments. Docket: For access to the docket or to read background documents or comments, go to http:// www.regulations.gov at any time or to Room W12–140 on the ground level of DOT, West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, 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– 2021–0003.’’ The Docket Clerk will date stamp the postcard prior to returning it to you via the U.S. mail. Please note that VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Feb 12, 2021 Jkt 253001 due to delays in the delivery of U.S. mail to Federal offices in Washington, DC, we recommend that persons consider an alternative method (internet, fax, or professional delivery service) of submitting comments to the docket and ensuring their timely receipt at DOT. 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 www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL– 14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy. 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 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 Angela Hill, DOT, PHMSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, PHP–30, 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: Angela Hill by telephone at 202–366– 1246 or by email at Angela.Hill@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1320.8(d), Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, requires PHMSA to provide interested members of the public and affected agencies an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping requests. This notice identifies information collection PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9569 requests that PHMSA will submit to OMB for revision. The following information is provided for these information collections: (1) Title of the information collection; (2) OMB control number; (3) Current expiration date; (4) Type of request; (5) Abstract of the information collection activity; (6) Description of affected public; (7) Estimate of total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden; and (8) Frequency of collection. PHMSA will request a 3-year term of approval for each of the following information collection activities. PHMSA requests comments on the following information: 1. Title: Post-Accident Drug Testing for Pipeline Operators. OMB Control Number: 2137–0632. Current Expiration Date: 6/30/2021. Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Pursuant to 49 CFR 199.227, operators are required to maintain records of its alcohol misuse prevention program. The Post-Accident Drug Testing for Pipeline Operators Information Collection pertains specifically to 49 CFR 199.227(b)(4), which requires operators to maintain records of decisions not to administer post-accident employee alcohol tests for a minimum of three years. Operators must make those records available to the Secretary of Transportation upon request. Affected Public: Operators of PHMSAregulated pipelines. Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Total Annual Responses: 609. Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,218. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. 2. Title: Customer-Owned Service Lines. OMB Control Number: 2137–0594. Current Expiration Date: 8/31/2021. Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Pursuant to 49 CFR 192.16, operators of gas service lines who do not maintain their customers’ buried piping between service lines and building walls or gas utilization equipment are required to send written notices to their customers prescribing the proper maintenance of these gas lines and of the potential hazards of not properly maintaining these gas lines. Operators also must maintain records that include a copy of the notice currently in use and evidence that notices were sent to customers within the previous three years. The purpose of the collection is to provide the Office of Pipeline Safety E:\FR\FM\16FEN1.SGM 16FEN1 9570 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 29 / Tuesday, February 16, 2021 / Notices with adequate information about how customer-owned service lines are being maintained to prevent the potential hazards associated with not maintaining the lines. Examples of sufficient notification include a prepared notification with the customer’s bill. Affected Public: State and local governments. Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Estimated number of responses: 550,000. Estimated annual burden hours: 9,167. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 3. Title: Public Awareness Program. OMB Control Number: 2137–0622. Current Expiration Date: 9/30/2021. Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Pursuant to the Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations in 49 CFR 192.616 and 49 CFR 195.440 each pipeline operator is required to develop and implement a written continuing public education program that follows the guidance provided in the American Petroleum Institute’s (API) Recommended Practice (RP) 1162. Upon request, operators must submit their completed programs to PHMSA or, in the case of an intrastate pipeline facility operator, the appropriate state agency. The operator’s program documentation and evaluation results must also be available for periodic review by appropriate regulatory agencies ( ). The purpose of the collection is to educate the public, appropriate government organizations, and persons engaged in excavation activities on the use of a onecall notification system, possible hazards associated with unintended releases, physical indications that a release may have occurred, steps that should be taken for public safety in the event of a release and procedures for reporting releases. Affected Public: Operators of natural gas and hazardous liquid pipelines. Estimated number of responses: 45,000. Estimated annual burden hours: 517,500 hours. Frequency of collection: Annual. Title: Recordkeeping Requirements for Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities. OMB Control Number: 2137–0048. Current Expiration Date: 09/30/2021. Type of Request: Renewal with no change of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Pursuant to the Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations, liquefied natural gas facility owners and operators are required to maintain various VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Feb 12, 2021 Jkt 253001 records, make reports, and provide information regarding their liquefied natural gas facilities to the Secretary of Transportation at the Secretary’s request. Affected Public: Operators and owners of liquefied natural gas facilities. Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Estimated number of responses: 40,400. Estimated annual burden hours: 12,120. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Title: Qualification of Pipeline Safety Training. OMB Control Number: 2137–0600. Current Expiration Date: 10/31/2021. Type of Request: Renewal with no change of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations require that all individuals responsible for the operation and maintenance of pipeline facilities are required to be properly qualified to safely perform their tasks. 49 CFR 192.807 requires each operator to maintain records that demonstrate compliance with the mandated qualification criteria. Operators are required to maintain records demonstrating compliance and provide them to PHMSA upon request. Affected Public: Operators of pipeline facilities. Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Estimated number of responses: 29,167. Estimated annual burden hours: 7,292. Frequency of collection: On occasion. 4. Title: Periodic Underwater Inspection and Notification of Abandoned Underwater Pipelines. OMB Control Number: 2137–0618. Current Expiration Date: 10/31/2021. Type of Request: Renewal with no change of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations at 49 CFR 192.612 and 49 CFR 195.413 require operators of pipelines in the Gulf of Mexico and its inlets in waters less than 15 feet (4.6 meters) deep to conduct appropriate periodic underwater inspections to determine whether the pipelines are exposed underwater pipelines or pose a hazard to navigation. If an operator discovers that its underwater pipeline is exposed or poses a hazard to navigation, among other remedial actions, the operator must contact the National Response Center by telephone within 24 hours of discovery and report the location of the exposed pipeline or hazardous pipeline. PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 PHMSA’s regulations for reporting the abandonment of underwater pipelines can be found at 49 CFR 192.727 and 49 CFR 195.59. These provisions contain certain requirements for disconnecting and purging abandoned pipelines and require operators to notify PHMSA of each abandoned offshore pipeline facility and each abandoned onshore pipeline facility that crosses over, under, or through a commercially navigable waterway. Affected Public: Operators of pipeline facilities (except master meter operators). Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Estimated number of responses: 92. Estimated annual burden hours: 1,372. Frequency of collection: On occasion. 5. Title: Recordkeeping for Underground Natural Gas Storage Facilities. OMB Control Number: 2137–0634. Current Expiration Date: 10/31/2021. Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations at 49 CFR 192.12 requires operators of underground natural gas storage facilities to maintain documentation and provide information to the Secretary of Transportation at the Secretary’s request. Examples of the required records include operations and maintenance procedures, results of required tests, records of inspections and repairs, and notifications to the public. Affected Public: Operators of underground natural gas storage facilities. Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Estimated number of responses: 136. Estimated annual burden hours: 220. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Comments are invited on: (a) The need for the renewal and revision of these collections of information for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, E:\FR\FM\16FEN1.SGM 16FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 29 / Tuesday, February 16, 2021 / Notices mechanical, or other technological collection techniques. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. Issued in Washington, DC, on February 9, 2021, under authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.97. John A. Gale, Director, Standards and Rulemaking Division. [FR Doc. 2021–02982 Filed 2–12–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request; Bank Appeals Follow-Up Questionnaire Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: The OCC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a new information collection as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). In accordance with the requirements of the PRA, the OCC may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning renewal of a collection of information titled, ‘‘Bank Appeals Follow-Up Questionnaire.’’ SUMMARY: Comments must be submitted on or before April 19, 2021. ADDRESSES: Commenters are encouraged to submit comments by email, if possible. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Email: prainfo@occ.treas.gov. • Mail: Chief Counsel’s Office, Attention: Comment Processing, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Attention: 1557–0332, 400 7th Street SW, Suite 3E–218, Washington, DC 20219. • Hand Delivery/Courier: 400 7th Street SW, Suite 3E–218, Washington, DC 20219. • Fax: (571) 465–4326. Instructions: You must include ‘‘OCC’’ as the agency name and ‘‘1557– 0332’’ in your comment. In general, the OCC will publish comments on khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Feb 12, 2021 Jkt 253001 www.reginfo.gov without change, including any business or personal information provided, such as name and address information, email addresses, or phone numbers. Comments received, including attachments and other supporting materials, are part of the public record and subject to public disclosure. Do not include any information in your comment or supporting materials that you consider confidential or inappropriate for public disclosure. You may review comments and other related materials that pertain to this information collection beginning on the date of publication of the second notice for this collection 1 by the following method: • Viewing Comments Electronically: Go to www.reginfo.gov. Click on the ‘‘Information Collection Review’’ tab. Underneath the ‘‘Currently under Review’’ section heading, from the dropdown menu select ‘‘Department of Treasury’’ and then click ‘‘submit.’’ This information collection can be located by searching by OMB control number ‘‘1557–0332’’ or ‘‘Bank Appeals FollowUp Questionnaire.’’ Upon finding the appropriate information collection, click on the related ‘‘ICR Reference Number.’’ On the next screen, select ‘‘View Supporting Statement and Other Documents’’ and then click on the link to any comment listed at the bottom of the screen. • For assistance in navigating www.reginfo.gov, please contact the Regulatory Information Service Center at (202) 482–7340. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shaquita Merritt, Clearance Officer, (202) 649–5490, Chief Counsel’s Office, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20219. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the OMB for each collection of information that they conduct or sponsor. ‘‘Collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) to include agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of title 44 requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each renewal of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for 1 Following the close of this notice’s 60-day comment period, the OCC will publish a second notice with a 30-day comment period. PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9571 approval. To comply with this requirement, the OCC is publishing notice of the renewal of the collection of information set forth in this document. Title: Bank Appeals Follow-Up Questionnaire. OMB Control No.: 1557–0332. Type of Review: Regular. Description: The OCC’s Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) is committed to assessing its efforts to provide a fair and expeditious appeal process to institutions under OCC supervision. To perform this assessment, it is necessary to obtain feedback from individual appellant institutions on the effectiveness of the Ombudsman’s efforts to provide a fair and expeditious appeals process and suggestions to enhance the bank appeals process. For each appeal submitted, the Ombudsman uses the information gathered to assess adherence to OCC Bulletin 2013–15, ‘‘Bank Appeals Process,’’ dated June 7, 2013, and to enhance its bank appeals program. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit. Burden Estimates: Estimated Number of Respondents: 5. Estimated Annual Burden: 0.85 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collections of information are necessary for the proper performance of the OCC’s functions, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the OCC’s estimates of the burden of the information collections, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) Ways to minimize the burden of information collections on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) Estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Theodore J. Dowd, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 29 (Tuesday, February 16, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2021-0003]


Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities

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

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public 
Law 104-13, PHMSA invites public comments about our intention to 
request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew the 
following information collections that are scheduled to expire in 2021 
under OMB control numbers: 2137-0632 Post-Accident Drug Testing for 
Operators (6/30/21); 2137-0594 Customer-Owned Service Lines (8/31/21); 
2137-0622 Public Awareness Program (9/30/21); 2137-0048 Recordkeeping 
Requirements for Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities (9/30/21); 2137-0618 
Periodic Underwater Inspection and Notification of Abandoned Underwater 
Pipelines (10/31/21); 2137-0600 Qualification of Pipeline Safety 
Training (10/31/21), and

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2137-0634 Recordkeeping for Underground Natural Gas Storage Facilities 
(10/31/21). PHMSA has reviewed each of these collections and considers 
them vital to the continuity of promoting and maintaining pipeline 
safety. As such, PHMSA will request a renewal, without change, to each 
of the information collections detailed below.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
April 19, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted in the following ways:
    E-Gov website: http://www.regulations.gov. This site allows the 
public to submit comments on any Federal Register notice issued by any 
agency.
    Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
    Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation 
(DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, Room W12-140, 
Washington, DC 20590-0001.
    Hand Delivery: Room W12-140 on the ground level of DOT, West 
Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9:00 a.m. 
and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Instructions: Identify the docket number, PHMSA-2021-0003, at the 
beginning of your comments. Note that all comments received will be 
posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any 
personal information provided. You should know that anyone is able to 
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, you may want to review DOT's 
complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on 
April 11, 2000, (65 FR 19477) or visit http://www.regulations.gov 
before submitting any such comments.
    Docket: For access to the docket or to read background documents or 
comments, go to http://www.regulations.gov at any time or to Room W12-
140 on the ground level of DOT, West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue 
SE, Washington, DC, 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-
2021-0003.'' The Docket Clerk will date stamp the postcard prior to 
returning it to you via the U.S. mail. Please note that due to delays 
in the delivery of U.S. mail to Federal offices in Washington, DC, we 
recommend that persons consider an alternative method (internet, fax, 
or professional delivery service) of submitting comments to the docket 
and ensuring their timely receipt at DOT.
    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 
www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/
ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy.
    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 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 Angela Hill, 
DOT, PHMSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, PHP-30, 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: Angela Hill by telephone at 202-366-
1246 or by email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1320.8(d), Title 5, Code of Federal 
Regulations, requires PHMSA to provide interested members of the public 
and affected agencies an opportunity to comment on information 
collection and recordkeeping requests. This notice identifies 
information collection requests that PHMSA will submit to OMB for 
revision.
    The following information is provided for these information 
collections: (1) Title of the information collection; (2) OMB control 
number; (3) Current expiration date; (4) Type of request; (5) Abstract 
of the information collection activity; (6) Description of affected 
public; (7) Estimate of total annual reporting and recordkeeping 
burden; and (8) Frequency of collection.
    PHMSA will request a 3-year term of approval for each of the 
following information collection activities. PHMSA requests comments on 
the following information:

    1. Title: Post-Accident Drug Testing for Pipeline Operators.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0632.
    Current Expiration Date: 6/30/2021.
    Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: Pursuant to 49 CFR 199.227, operators are required to 
maintain records of its alcohol misuse prevention program. The Post-
Accident Drug Testing for Pipeline Operators Information Collection 
pertains specifically to 49 CFR 199.227(b)(4), which requires operators 
to maintain records of decisions not to administer post-accident 
employee alcohol tests for a minimum of three years. Operators must 
make those records available to the Secretary of Transportation upon 
request.
    Affected Public: Operators of PHMSA-regulated pipelines.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
    Total Annual Responses: 609.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,218.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

    2. Title: Customer-Owned Service Lines.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0594.
    Current Expiration Date: 8/31/2021.
    Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: Pursuant to 49 CFR 192.16, operators of gas service lines 
who do not maintain their customers' buried piping between service 
lines and building walls or gas utilization equipment are required to 
send written notices to their customers prescribing the proper 
maintenance of these gas lines and of the potential hazards of not 
properly maintaining these gas lines. Operators also must maintain 
records that include a copy of the notice currently in use and evidence 
that notices were sent to customers within the previous three years. 
The purpose of the collection is to provide the Office of Pipeline 
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with adequate information about how customer-owned service lines are 
being maintained to prevent the potential hazards associated with not 
maintaining the lines. Examples of sufficient notification include a 
prepared notification with the customer's bill.
    Affected Public: State and local governments.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
    Estimated number of responses: 550,000.
    Estimated annual burden hours: 9,167.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

    3. Title: Public Awareness Program.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0622.
    Current Expiration Date: 9/30/2021.
    Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: Pursuant to the Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations in 49 
CFR 192.616 and 49 CFR 195.440 each pipeline operator is required to 
develop and implement a written continuing public education program 
that follows the guidance provided in the American Petroleum 
Institute's (API) Recommended Practice (RP) 1162. Upon request, 
operators must submit their completed programs to PHMSA or, in the case 
of an intrastate pipeline facility operator, the appropriate state 
agency. The operator's program documentation and evaluation results 
must also be available for periodic review by appropriate regulatory 
agencies ( ). The purpose of the collection is to educate the public, 
appropriate government organizations, and persons engaged in excavation 
activities on the use of a one-call notification system, possible 
hazards associated with unintended releases, physical indications that 
a release may have occurred, steps that should be taken for public 
safety in the event of a release and procedures for reporting releases.
    Affected Public: Operators of natural gas and hazardous liquid 
pipelines.
    Estimated number of responses: 45,000.
    Estimated annual burden hours: 517,500 hours.
    Frequency of collection: Annual.

    Title: Recordkeeping Requirements for Liquefied Natural Gas 
Facilities.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0048.
    Current Expiration Date: 09/30/2021.
    Type of Request: Renewal with no change of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Abstract: Pursuant to the Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations, 
liquefied natural gas facility owners and operators are required to 
maintain various records, make reports, and provide information 
regarding their liquefied natural gas facilities to the Secretary of 
Transportation at the Secretary's request.
    Affected Public: Operators and owners of liquefied natural gas 
facilities.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
    Estimated number of responses: 40,400.
    Estimated annual burden hours: 12,120.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

    Title: Qualification of Pipeline Safety Training.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0600.
    Current Expiration Date: 10/31/2021.
    Type of Request: Renewal with no change of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Abstract: The Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations require that all 
individuals responsible for the operation and maintenance of pipeline 
facilities are required to be properly qualified to safely perform 
their tasks. 49 CFR 192.807 requires each operator to maintain records 
that demonstrate compliance with the mandated qualification criteria. 
Operators are required to maintain records demonstrating compliance and 
provide them to PHMSA upon request.
    Affected Public: Operators of pipeline facilities.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
    Estimated number of responses: 29,167.
    Estimated annual burden hours: 7,292.
    Frequency of collection: On occasion.

    4. Title: Periodic Underwater Inspection and Notification of 
Abandoned Underwater Pipelines.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0618.
    Current Expiration Date: 10/31/2021.
    Type of Request: Renewal with no change of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Abstract: The Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations at 49 CFR 192.612 
and 49 CFR 195.413 require operators of pipelines in the Gulf of Mexico 
and its inlets in waters less than 15 feet (4.6 meters) deep to conduct 
appropriate periodic underwater inspections to determine whether the 
pipelines are exposed underwater pipelines or pose a hazard to 
navigation. If an operator discovers that its underwater pipeline is 
exposed or poses a hazard to navigation, among other remedial actions, 
the operator must contact the National Response Center by telephone 
within 24 hours of discovery and report the location of the exposed 
pipeline or hazardous pipeline.
    PHMSA's regulations for reporting the abandonment of underwater 
pipelines can be found at 49 CFR 192.727 and 49 CFR 195.59. These 
provisions contain certain requirements for disconnecting and purging 
abandoned pipelines and require operators to notify PHMSA of each 
abandoned offshore pipeline facility and each abandoned onshore 
pipeline facility that crosses over, under, or through a commercially 
navigable waterway.
    Affected Public: Operators of pipeline facilities (except master 
meter operators).
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
    Estimated number of responses: 92.
    Estimated annual burden hours: 1,372.
    Frequency of collection: On occasion.

    5. Title: Recordkeeping for Underground Natural Gas Storage 
Facilities.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0634.
    Current Expiration Date: 10/31/2021.
    Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations at 49 CFR 192.12 
requires operators of underground natural gas storage facilities to 
maintain documentation and provide information to the Secretary of 
Transportation at the Secretary's request. Examples of the required 
records include operations and maintenance procedures, results of 
required tests, records of inspections and repairs, and notifications 
to the public.
    Affected Public: Operators of underground natural gas storage 
facilities.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
    Estimated number of responses: 136.
    Estimated annual burden hours: 220.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Comments are invited on:
    (a) The need for the renewal and revision of these collections of 
information for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
    (b) The accuracy of the Agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
    (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
    (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic,

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mechanical, or other technological collection techniques.

    Authority:  The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on February 9, 2021, under authority 
delegated in 49 CFR 1.97.
John A. Gale,
Director, Standards and Rulemaking Division.
[FR Doc. 2021-02982 Filed 2-12-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-60-P