Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit; Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America, LLC, 13016-13017 [2021-04498]

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[FR Doc. 2021–04598 Filed 3–4–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2019–0150] Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit; Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America, 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 Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America, LLC (NGPL). The special permit request is seeking relief from compliance with certain requirements in the Federal pipeline safety regulations. At the conclusion of the 30day 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 April 5, 2021. ADDRESSES: Comments should reference the docket number for this special permit request and may be submitted in the following ways: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • 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 confirmation that PHMSA has received your comments, please include a selfaddressed 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. E:\FR\FM\05MRN1.SGM 05MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 42 / Friday, March 5, 2021 / Notices 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 NGPL, a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, Inc., seeking a waiver from the requirements of 49 CFR 192.611(a) and (d): Change in class location: Confirmation or revision of maximum allowable operating pressure, and 49 CFR 192.619(a): Maximum allowable operating pressure: Steel or plastic pipelines. This special permit is being requested in lieu of pipe replacement or pressure reduction for three (3) pipeline segments totaling 570 feet (approximately 0.108 miles) of 36-inch diameter pipe on the Amarillo Lines #3 and #4 Pipelines located in Muscatine County, Iowa, and 655 feet (approximately 0.124 miles) of 30-inch diameter pipe on the Louisiana Line #1 Pipeline located in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana. The proposed special permit will allow operation of the original Class 1 pipe in the Class 3 locations. The proposed special permit segments have a maximum allowable operating pressure of 712 pounds per square inch gauge (psig) for the NGPL Amarillo Lines #3 and #4 Pipelines and 1,100 psig for the Louisiana Line #1 Pipeline. The Amarillo Lines #3 and #4 Pipelines and the Louisiana Line #1 Pipeline were constructed in 1958, 1973, and 1967, respectively. The special permit request, proposed special permit with conditions, and Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) for the Amarillo Lines #3 and #4 Pipelines and the Louisiana Line #1 Pipeline are available for review and public comments in Docket No. PHMSA–2019–0150. PHMSA invites interested persons to review and submit comments on the special permit request 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 comments 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. Issued in Washington, DC on under authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.97. Alan K. Mayberry, Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. 2021–04498 Filed 3–4–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Transportation’s Hazardous Material Regulations, notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein. Each mode of transportation for which a particular special permit is requested is indicated by a number in the ‘‘Nature of Application’’ portion of the table below as follows: 1—Motor vehicle, 2—Rail freight, 3—Cargo vessel, 4—Cargo aircraft only, 5—Passengercarrying aircraft. Comments must be received on or before March 22, 2021. DATES: 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. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donald Burger, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, General Approvals and Permits Branch, 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. Copies of the applications are available for inspection in the Records Center, East Building, PHH–30, 1200 New Jersey Avenue Southeast, Washington DC. 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)). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for Modifications to Special Permit Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: List of applications for modification of special permits. AGENCY: In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of SUMMARY: 13017 Issued in Washington, DC, on March 02, 2021. Donald P. Burger, Chief, General Approvals and Permits Branch. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SPECIAL PERMITS DATA Application No. Applicant Regulation(s) affected Nature of the special permits thereof 10915–M ......... Luxfer Inc ....................... To modify the special permit to authorize additional Division 2.2 and 2.3 gases. (modes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) 14193–M ......... Honeywell International Inc. Luxfer Inc ....................... 172.203(a), 172.301(c), 173.302a(a)(1), 173.304a(a)(1), 180.205. 172.101(h) ...................... 14232–M ......... 16427–M ......... 20425–M ......... VerDate Sep<11>2014 Washington State Department of Transportation. Composite Advanced Technologies, LLC. 20:30 Mar 04, 2021 Jkt 253001 173.302(a), 173.304(a), 180.205. 172.101(k) ...................... 173.302(a) ...................... PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 To modify the special permit to add additional portable tanks. (modes 1, 2, 3) To modify the special permit to authorize additional 2.2 and 2.3 gases. (modes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) To modify the special permit to add an additional 1.4S hazmat to the permit. (passenger ferry vessel) To modify the special permit to waive the annual batch test for composite cylinders. (mode 1) Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\05MRN1.SGM 05MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 42 (Friday, March 5, 2021)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-04498]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2019-0150]


Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit; Natural Gas Pipeline 
Company of America, 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 Natural Gas Pipeline 
Company of America, LLC (NGPL). 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 
April 5, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Comments should reference the docket number for this 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 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) Sec.  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.

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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 
NGPL, a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, Inc., seeking a waiver from the 
requirements of 49 CFR 192.611(a) and (d): Change in class location: 
Confirmation or revision of maximum allowable operating pressure, and 
49 CFR 192.619(a): Maximum allowable operating pressure: Steel or 
plastic pipelines. This special permit is being requested in lieu of 
pipe replacement or pressure reduction for three (3) pipeline segments 
totaling 570 feet (approximately 0.108 miles) of 36-inch diameter pipe 
on the Amarillo Lines #3 and #4 Pipelines located in Muscatine County, 
Iowa, and 655 feet (approximately 0.124 miles) of 30-inch diameter pipe 
on the Louisiana Line #1 Pipeline located in Vermilion Parish, 
Louisiana. The proposed special permit will allow operation of the 
original Class 1 pipe in the Class 3 locations.
    The proposed special permit segments have a maximum allowable 
operating pressure of 712 pounds per square inch gauge (psig) for the 
NGPL Amarillo Lines #3 and #4 Pipelines and 1,100 psig for the 
Louisiana Line #1 Pipeline. The Amarillo Lines #3 and #4 Pipelines and 
the Louisiana Line #1 Pipeline were constructed in 1958, 1973, and 
1967, respectively.
    The special permit request, proposed special permit with 
conditions, and Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) for the Amarillo 
Lines #3 and #4 Pipelines and the Louisiana Line #1 Pipeline are 
available for review and public comments in Docket No. PHMSA-2019-0150. 
PHMSA invites interested persons to review and submit comments on the 
special permit request 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 comments 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.

    Issued in Washington, DC on under authority delegated in 49 CFR 
1.97.
Alan K. Mayberry,
Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety.
[FR Doc. 2021-04498 Filed 3-4-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-60-P