Hazardous Materials: Information Collection Activities, 27009-27012 [2021-10429]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 94 / Tuesday, May 18, 2021 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 11425] Determination Under Subsection 402(d)(1) of the Trade Act of 1974, As Amended—Continuation of Waiver Authority Dated: April 13, 2021. Daniel Smith, Acting Deputy Secretary of State. [FR Doc. 2021–10468 Filed 5–17–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–46–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Notice of the First United StatesMexico-Canada Agreement Environment Committee Meeting Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice of meeting and request for comments. AGENCY: The Parties to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) intend to hold the first meeting of the Environment Committee (Committee) virtually, on June 17, 2021. Following the government-togovernment meeting, the Committee will hold a virtual public session. The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) will accept comments on suggestions for topics to be discussed during the Committee meeting, and questions for the public session. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: DATES: June 17, 2021, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST: The Parties’ will host a virtual public session of the Committee. June 4, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. EST: Deadline for submission of written VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 May 17, 2021 Jkt 253001 comments on suggestions for meeting topics and questions for the public session. public session available on the USTR website at https://ustr.gov/issue-areas/ environment. Submit written comment to Sarah Lopp, Director for Environment and Natural Resources, by email at sarah.b.lopp@ustr.eop.gov with the subject line ‘‘USMCA Environment Committee Meeting’’. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah Lopp, Director for Environment and Natural Resources, at sarah.b.lopp@ ustr.eop.gov, or 202–881–9034. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: IV. Comments ADDRESSES: Pursuant to the authority vested in the President under the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, Public Law 93–618, 88 Stat. 1978 (hereinafter ‘‘the Act’’), and assigned to the Secretary of State by virtue of Section 1(a) of Executive Order 13346 of July 8, 2004, and delegated by Department of State Delegation of Authority 245–2, of July 31, 2017, I determine, pursuant to Section 402(d)(1) of the Act, 19 U.S.C. 2432(d)(1), that the further extension of the waiver authority granted by Section 402 of the Act will substantially promote the objectives of Section 402 of the Act. I further determine that continuation of the waiver applicable to Turkmenistan will substantially promote the objectives of Section 402 of the Act. This Determination shall be published in the Federal Register. 27009 I. Background Article 24.26 of the USMCA establishes an Environment Committee composed of senior government representatives. The Committee oversees implementation of the Environment Chapter and provides a forum to discuss and review implementation issues. USMCA requires the Committee to meet within one year of the date of entry into force and every two years thereafter unless the Parties otherwise agree. All Committee decisions and reports will be made publicly available, unless the Parties decide otherwise. The Committee will provide for public input on matters relevant to its work, as appropriate, and hold a public session at each meeting. II. Committee Meeting On June 17, 2021, the Committee will meet virtually in a government-togovernment session. During the meeting the Parties will: (1) Review implementation of Chapter 24 (Environment), and discuss how the Parties are meeting their Chapter 24 obligations, and (2) receive a presentation from the Commission on Environmental Cooperation (CEC) Secretariat on cooperation and public Submissions for Enforcement Matters (SEMs). This session will not be open to the public. III. Public Session on USMCA Chapter 24 Implementation Following the government-togovernment session, the Committee invites all interested persons to attend a virtual public session on USMCA Chapter 24 implementation. At the public session, the Committee will welcome questions, input, and information concerning implementation of the Chapter 24 obligations. The Committee will address questions raised in comments submitted to USTR, and through a live chat function overseen by a moderator. Prior to the meeting, USTR will make details on how to access the PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 USTR invites all interested persons to submit specific questions and comments on topics and issues for the U.S. government to consider as it prepares for the Committee meeting. As noted, during the public session the public will be able to ask questions through a chat function overseen by a moderator. The Committee will address both questions raised in written comments in advance and through the live chat. When preparing comments, we encourage submitters to refer to Chapter 24 of the USMCA, which you can access at: https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/ agreements/usmca/24Environment.pdf. Kelly Milton, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Environment and Natural Resources, Office of the United States Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2021–10434 Filed 5–17–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F1–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2021–0055 (Notice No. 2021–04)] Hazardous Materials: Information Collection Activities Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA invites comments on four information collections pertaining to hazardous materials transportation for which PHMSA intends to request renewal from the Office of Management and Budget. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before July 19, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by the Docket Number PHMSA–2021–0055 (Notice No. 2021– 04) by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management System; U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Routing Symbol M–30, 1200 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 18MYN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 27010 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 94 / Tuesday, May 18, 2021 / Notices New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: To the Docket Management System; Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and Docket Number (PHMSA–2021–0055) for this notice at the beginning of the comment. To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. All comments received will be posted without change to the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) and will include any personal information you provide. Requests for a copy of an information collection should be directed to Steven Andrews or Shelby Geller, Standards and Rulemaking Division, (202) 366– 8553, ohmspra@dot.gov, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590– 0001. Docket: For access to the dockets to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov or DOT’s Docket Operations Office (see ADDRESSES). Privacy Act: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. 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. Please mark each page of your submission containing CBI as ‘‘PROPIN.’’ PHMSA will place any redacted portions of those submissions in the public docket of this notice. Submissions containing CBI should be sent to Steven Andrews or Shelby Geller, Standards and Rulemaking Division and addressed to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 May 17, 2021 Jkt 253001 Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590– 0001 or ohmspra@dot.gov. Any commentary that PHMSA receives which is not specifically designated as CBI will be placed in the public docket for this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Andrews or Shelby Geller, Standards and Rulemaking Division, (202) 366–8553, ohmspra@dot.gov, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590– 0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1320.8(d), title 5, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 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 be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal and extension. These information collections are contained in 49 CFR 171.6 of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR parts 171– 180). PHMSA has revised burden estimates, where appropriate, to reflect current reporting levels or adjustments based on changes in proposed or final rules published since the information collections were last approved. The following information is provided for each information collection: (1) Title of the information collection, including former title if a change is being made; (2) OMB control number; (3) summary of the information collection activity; (4) description of affected public; (5) estimate of total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden; and (6) frequency of collection. PHMSA will request a 3-year term of approval for each information collection activity and will publish a notice in the Federal Register upon OMB’s approval. PHMSA requests comments on the following information collections: Title: Rulemaking, Special Permits, and Preemption Requirements. OMB Control Number: 2137–0051. Summary: This information collection applies to procedures for requesting changes, exceptions, and other determinations in relation to the HMR. Specific areas covered in this information collection include part 105, subparts A and B, ‘‘Hazardous Materials Program Definitions and General Procedures’’; part 106, subpart B, ‘‘Participating in the Rulemaking Process’’; part 107, subpart B, ‘‘Special PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Permits’’; and part 107, subpart C, ‘‘Preemption.’’ The Federal hazardous materials transportation law directs the Secretary of Transportation to prescribe regulations for the safe transportation of hazardous materials in commerce. PHMSA is authorized to accept petitions for rulemaking and appeals, as well as applications for special permits, preemption determinations, and waivers of preemption. The types of information collected include: (1) Petitions for Rulemaking: Any person may petition PHMSA to add, amend, or delete a regulation in parts 110, 130, 171 through 180, or may petition the Office of the Chief Counsel to add, amend, or delete a regulation in parts 105, 106, or 107. Petitions submitted to PHMSA are required to contain information as specified by § 106.100 of the HMR. (2) Appeals: Except as provided in § 106.40(e), any person may submit an appeal to our actions in accordance with the Appeals procedures found in §§ 106.110 through 106.130. (3) Applications for Special Permit: Any person applying for a special permit must include the citation of the specific regulation from which the applicant seeks relief; specification of the proposed mode or modes of transportation; detailed description of the proposed special permit (e.g., alternative packaging, test, procedure, or activity), including as appropriate, written descriptions, drawings, flow charts, plans and other supporting documents, etc. Under this OMB control number, applicants may apply for a new special permit, renew or modify an existing special permit, or request party status to a special permit. These procedures can be found in part 107, subpart B of the HMR. (4) Applications for Preemption Determination: With the exception of highway routing matters covered under 49 U.S.C. 5125(c), any person directly affected by any requirement of a State, political subdivision, or Native American Tribe may apply to the Chief Counsel for a determination whether that requirement is preempted by § 107.202(a), (b), or (c). The application must include the text of the State, political subdivision, or Native American Tribe requirement for which the determination is sought; specify each requirement of the Federal hazardous materials transportation law, regulations issued under the Federal hazardous material transportation law, or hazardous material transportation security regulations or directives issued by the Secretary of Homeland Security with which the applicant seeks the State, political subdivision, or Native E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 18MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 94 / Tuesday, May 18, 2021 / Notices American Tribe requirement to be compared; explain why the applicant believes the State, political subdivision, or Native American Tribe requirement should or should not be preempted under the standards of § 107.202; and state how the applicant is affected by the State, political subdivision, or Native American Tribe requirement. (5) Waivers of Preemption: With the exception of requirements preempted under 49 U.S.C. 5125(c), any person may apply to the Chief Counsel for a waiver of preemption with respect to any requirement that: (1) The State, political subdivision thereof, or Native American Tribe acknowledges to be preempted under the Federal hazardous materials transportation law, or (2) has been determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be so preempted. The Chief Counsel may waive preemption with respect to such requirement upon a determination that such requirement affords an equal or greater level of protection to the public than is afforded by the requirements of the Federal hazardous materials transportation law or the regulations issued thereunder, and does not unreasonably burden commerce. The information collected under these application procedures is used in the review process by PHMSA in determining the merits of the petitions for rulemakings and for reconsideration of rulemakings, as well as applications for special permits, preemption determinations, and waivers of preemption to the HMR. The procedures governing these petitions for rulemaking and for reconsideration of rulemakings are covered in subpart B of part 106. Applications for special permits, preemption, determinations, and waivers of preemption are covered Information collection Respondents Petition for Rulemaking ................................................................................... New Special Permit Application ...................................................................... Party Status Special Permit Application .......................................................... Renewal Special Permit Application ............................................................... Modification Special Permit Application .......................................................... Special Permit Application—Recordkeeping ................................................... Designated Agent for Special Permit Application ........................................... Confidential Handling for Special Permit Application ...................................... Preemption ...................................................................................................... Preemption Reconsideration ........................................................................... Affected Public: Shippers, carriers, packaging manufacturers, and other affected entities. Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Number of Respondents: 3,818. Total Annual Responses: 3,818. Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,278.75. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Title: Flammable Cryogenic Liquids. OMB Control Number: 2137–0542. Information collection Respondents jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Flammable Cryogenic Liquids ......................................................................... Flammable Cryogenic Liquids—Recordkeeping ............................................. Affected Public: Carriers of cryogenic materials. Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Number of Respondents: 350. Total Annual Responses: 36,400. Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,214. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 May 17, 2021 Jkt 253001 175 175 Title: Response Plans for Shipments of Oil. OMB Control Number: 2137–0591. Summary: In recent years, several major oil discharges damaged the marine environment of the United States. Under authority of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 under subparts B and C of part 107. Rulemaking procedures help PHMSA determine if a regulatory change is necessary, is consistent with public interest, and maintains a level of safety equal to or superior to that of current regulations. Special permit procedures provide the information required for analytical purposes to determine if the requested relief provides for a comparable level of safety as provided by the HMR. Additionally, PHMSA uses information from preemption procedures to determine whether a requirement of a State, political subdivision, or Indian tribe is preempted under 49 U.S.C. 5125, or regulations issued thereunder, or whether a waiver of preemption should be issued. The following information collections and their burdens are associated with this OMB Control Number. Total annual responses 20 168 576 936 132 1,852 100 31 2 1 Summary: Provisions in § 177.840(a)(2) specify certain safety procedures and documentation requirements for drivers of motor vehicles transporting flammable cryogenic liquids. This information allows the driver to take appropriate remedial actions to prevent a catastrophic release of the flammable cryogenics should the temperature of the material begin to rise excessively or Sfmt 4703 27011 20 168 576 936 132 1,852 100 31 2 1 Time per response 8 hours ........... 7 hours ........... 1.5 hours ........ 1.5 hours ........ 1 hour ............ 6 minutes ....... 2 hours ........... 15 minutes ..... 60 hours ......... 30 hours ......... Total annual burden hours 160 1,176 864 1,404 132 185 200 7.75 120 30 if the travel time will exceed the safe travel time. These requirements are intended to ensure a high level of safety when transporting flammable cryogenics due to their extreme flammability and high compression ratio when in a liquid state. The following information collections and their burdens are associated with this OMB Control Number. Total annual responses 18,200 18,200 Time per response 3.5 minutes .... 30 seconds .... Total annual burden hours 1,062 152 amended by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.), PHMSA issued regulations in 49 CFR part 130 that require preparation of written spill response plans. The following information collections and their burdens are associated with this OMB Control Number. E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 18MYN1 27012 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 94 / Tuesday, May 18, 2021 / Notices Information collection Respondents Basic Written Response Plan—New Plans ..................................................... Basic Written Response Plan—Updating Plans ............................................. Affected Public: Carriers that transport oil in bulk, by motor vehicle or rail. Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Number of Respondents: 8,000. Total Annual Responses: 8,000. Total Annual Burden Hours: 10,560. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Title: Requirements for United Nations (UN) Cylinders. OMB Control Number: 2137–0621. Summary: This information collection and recordkeeping burden is the result of efforts to amend the HMR to adopt standards for the design, construction, maintenance, and use of cylinders and 80 7,920 multiple-element gas containers (MEGCs) based on the standards contained in the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods. Aligning the HMR with the UN Recommendations promotes flexibility, permits the use of technological advances for the manufacture of the pressure receptacles, provides for a broader selection of pressure receptacles, reduces the need for special permits, and facilitates international commerce in the transportation of compressed gases. Information collection requirements address domestic and international manufacturers of cylinders that request Information collection Respondents UN Pressure Receptacle Approval—New Request ........................................ UN Pressure Receptacle Approval—Modified Request .................................. UN Pressure Receptacle Approval—Recordkeeping ...................................... Affected Public: Fillers, owners, users, and retesters of UN cylinders. Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: Number of Respondents: 210. Total Annual Responses: 210. Total Annual Burden Hours: 817.5. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Issued in Washington, DC, on May 10, 2021, under authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.97. William A. Quade, Deputy Associate Administrator of Hazardous Materials Safety, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. [FR Doc. 2021–10429 Filed 5–17–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Comptroller of the Currency jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Submission for OMB Review; Bank Appeals Follow-Up Questionnaire Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury. ACTION: ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: The OCC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 May 17, 2021 Jkt 253001 Frm 00121 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 80 7,920 Time per response 33 hours ......... 1 hour ............ Total annual burden hours 2,640 7,920 approval by the approval agency for cylinder design types. The approval process for each cylinder design type includes review, filing, and recordkeeping of the approval application. The approval agency is required to maintain a set of the approved drawings and calculations for each design it reviews and a copy of each initial design type approval certificate approved by the Associate Administrator for the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety for not less than 20 years. The following information collections and their burdens are associated with this OMB Control Number. Total annual responses 35 100 75 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.’’ The OCC also is giving notice that it has submitted the collection to OMB for review. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before June 17, 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, 1557– 0332, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 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. PO 00000 Total annual responses 35 100 75 Time per response 6 hours ........... 6 hours ........... 6 minutes ....... Total annual burden hours 210 600 7.5 Instructions: You must include ‘‘OCC’’ as the agency name and ‘‘1557– 0332’’ in your comment. In general, the OCC will publish comments on 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. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. You may review comments and other related materials that pertain to this information collection 1 following the close of the 30-day comment period for this notice by the following method: 1 On February 16, 2021, the OCC published a 60day notice for this information collection, 86 FR 9571. E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 18MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2021-0055 (Notice No. 2021-04)]


Hazardous Materials: 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, PHMSA 
invites comments on four information collections pertaining to 
hazardous materials transportation for which PHMSA intends to request 
renewal from the Office of Management and Budget.

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

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by the Docket Number 
PHMSA-2021-0055 (Notice No. 2021-04) by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
     Mail: Docket Management System; U.S. Department of 
Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Routing 
Symbol M-30, 1200

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New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: To the Docket Management System; Room W12-
140 on the ground floor of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue 
SE, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and 
Docket Number (PHMSA-2021-0055) for this notice at the beginning of the 
comment. To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four 
methods. All comments received will be posted without change to the 
Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) and will include any personal 
information you provide.
    Requests for a copy of an information collection should be directed 
to Steven Andrews or Shelby Geller, Standards and Rulemaking Division, 
(202) 366-8553, [email protected], Pipeline and Hazardous Materials 
Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
    Docket: For access to the dockets to read background documents or 
comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov or DOT's Docket 
Operations Office (see ADDRESSES).
    Privacy Act: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits 
comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. 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. Please mark each page of your submission 
containing CBI as ``PROPIN.'' PHMSA will place any redacted portions of 
those submissions in the public docket of this notice. Submissions 
containing CBI should be sent to Steven Andrews or Shelby Geller, 
Standards and Rulemaking Division and addressed to the Pipeline and 
Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590-0001 or 
[email protected]. Any commentary that PHMSA receives which is not 
specifically designated as CBI will be placed in the public docket for 
this notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Andrews or Shelby Geller, 
Standards and Rulemaking Division, (202) 366-8553, [email protected], 
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department 
of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590-
0001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1320.8(d), title 5, Code of Federal 
Regulations (CFR) 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 be submitting to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal and extension. These 
information collections are contained in 49 CFR 171.6 of the Hazardous 
Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR parts 171-180). PHMSA has revised 
burden estimates, where appropriate, to reflect current reporting 
levels or adjustments based on changes in proposed or final rules 
published since the information collections were last approved. The 
following information is provided for each information collection: (1) 
Title of the information collection, including former title if a change 
is being made; (2) OMB control number; (3) summary of the information 
collection activity; (4) description of affected public; (5) estimate 
of total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden; and (6) frequency 
of collection. PHMSA will request a 3-year term of approval for each 
information collection activity and will publish a notice in the 
Federal Register upon OMB's approval.
    PHMSA requests comments on the following information collections:
    Title: Rulemaking, Special Permits, and Preemption Requirements.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0051.
    Summary: This information collection applies to procedures for 
requesting changes, exceptions, and other determinations in relation to 
the HMR. Specific areas covered in this information collection include 
part 105, subparts A and B, ``Hazardous Materials Program Definitions 
and General Procedures''; part 106, subpart B, ``Participating in the 
Rulemaking Process''; part 107, subpart B, ``Special Permits''; and 
part 107, subpart C, ``Preemption.'' The Federal hazardous materials 
transportation law directs the Secretary of Transportation to prescribe 
regulations for the safe transportation of hazardous materials in 
commerce. PHMSA is authorized to accept petitions for rulemaking and 
appeals, as well as applications for special permits, preemption 
determinations, and waivers of preemption. The types of information 
collected include:
    (1) Petitions for Rulemaking: Any person may petition PHMSA to add, 
amend, or delete a regulation in parts 110, 130, 171 through 180, or 
may petition the Office of the Chief Counsel to add, amend, or delete a 
regulation in parts 105, 106, or 107. Petitions submitted to PHMSA are 
required to contain information as specified by Sec.  106.100 of the 
HMR.
    (2) Appeals: Except as provided in Sec.  106.40(e), any person may 
submit an appeal to our actions in accordance with the Appeals 
procedures found in Sec. Sec.  106.110 through 106.130.
    (3) Applications for Special Permit: Any person applying for a 
special permit must include the citation of the specific regulation 
from which the applicant seeks relief; specification of the proposed 
mode or modes of transportation; detailed description of the proposed 
special permit (e.g., alternative packaging, test, procedure, or 
activity), including as appropriate, written descriptions, drawings, 
flow charts, plans and other supporting documents, etc. Under this OMB 
control number, applicants may apply for a new special permit, renew or 
modify an existing special permit, or request party status to a special 
permit. These procedures can be found in part 107, subpart B of the 
HMR.
    (4) Applications for Preemption Determination: With the exception 
of highway routing matters covered under 49 U.S.C. 5125(c), any person 
directly affected by any requirement of a State, political subdivision, 
or Native American Tribe may apply to the Chief Counsel for a 
determination whether that requirement is preempted by Sec.  
107.202(a), (b), or (c). The application must include the text of the 
State, political subdivision, or Native American Tribe requirement for 
which the determination is sought; specify each requirement of the 
Federal hazardous materials transportation law, regulations issued 
under the Federal hazardous material transportation law, or hazardous 
material transportation security regulations or directives issued by 
the Secretary of Homeland Security with which the applicant seeks the 
State, political subdivision, or Native

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American Tribe requirement to be compared; explain why the applicant 
believes the State, political subdivision, or Native American Tribe 
requirement should or should not be preempted under the standards of 
Sec.  107.202; and state how the applicant is affected by the State, 
political subdivision, or Native American Tribe requirement.
    (5) Waivers of Preemption: With the exception of requirements 
preempted under 49 U.S.C. 5125(c), any person may apply to the Chief 
Counsel for a waiver of preemption with respect to any requirement 
that: (1) The State, political subdivision thereof, or Native American 
Tribe acknowledges to be preempted under the Federal hazardous 
materials transportation law, or (2) has been determined by a court of 
competent jurisdiction to be so preempted. The Chief Counsel may waive 
preemption with respect to such requirement upon a determination that 
such requirement affords an equal or greater level of protection to the 
public than is afforded by the requirements of the Federal hazardous 
materials transportation law or the regulations issued thereunder, and 
does not unreasonably burden commerce.
    The information collected under these application procedures is 
used in the review process by PHMSA in determining the merits of the 
petitions for rulemakings and for reconsideration of rulemakings, as 
well as applications for special permits, preemption determinations, 
and waivers of preemption to the HMR. The procedures governing these 
petitions for rulemaking and for reconsideration of rulemakings are 
covered in subpart B of part 106. Applications for special permits, 
preemption, determinations, and waivers of preemption are covered under 
subparts B and C of part 107. Rulemaking procedures help PHMSA 
determine if a regulatory change is necessary, is consistent with 
public interest, and maintains a level of safety equal to or superior 
to that of current regulations. Special permit procedures provide the 
information required for analytical purposes to determine if the 
requested relief provides for a comparable level of safety as provided 
by the HMR. Additionally, PHMSA uses information from preemption 
procedures to determine whether a requirement of a State, political 
subdivision, or Indian tribe is preempted under 49 U.S.C. 5125, or 
regulations issued thereunder, or whether a waiver of preemption should 
be issued. The following information collections and their burdens are 
associated with this OMB Control Number.

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                                                       Total annual                                Total annual
       Information collection           Respondents      responses         Time per response       burden hours
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Petition for Rulemaking.............              20              20  8 hours...................             160
New Special Permit Application......             168             168  7 hours...................           1,176
Party Status Special Permit                      576             576  1.5 hours.................             864
 Application.
Renewal Special Permit Application..             936             936  1.5 hours.................           1,404
Modification Special Permit                      132             132  1 hour....................             132
 Application.
Special Permit Application--                   1,852           1,852  6 minutes.................             185
 Recordkeeping.
Designated Agent for Special Permit              100             100  2 hours...................             200
 Application.
Confidential Handling for Special                 31              31  15 minutes................            7.75
 Permit Application.
Preemption..........................               2               2  60 hours..................             120
Preemption Reconsideration..........               1               1  30 hours..................              30
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    Affected Public: Shippers, carriers, packaging manufacturers, and 
other affected entities.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
    Number of Respondents: 3,818.
    Total Annual Responses: 3,818.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,278.75.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

    Title: Flammable Cryogenic Liquids.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0542.
    Summary: Provisions in Sec.  177.840(a)(2) specify certain safety 
procedures and documentation requirements for drivers of motor vehicles 
transporting flammable cryogenic liquids. This information allows the 
driver to take appropriate remedial actions to prevent a catastrophic 
release of the flammable cryogenics should the temperature of the 
material begin to rise excessively or if the travel time will exceed 
the safe travel time. These requirements are intended to ensure a high 
level of safety when transporting flammable cryogenics due to their 
extreme flammability and high compression ratio when in a liquid state. 
The following information collections and their burdens are associated 
with this OMB Control Number.

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                                                       Total annual                                Total annual
       Information collection           Respondents      responses         Time per response       burden hours
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Flammable Cryogenic Liquids.........             175          18,200  3.5 minutes...............           1,062
Flammable Cryogenic Liquids--                    175          18,200  30 seconds................             152
 Recordkeeping.
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    Affected Public: Carriers of cryogenic materials.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
    Number of Respondents: 350.
    Total Annual Responses: 36,400.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,214.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

    Title: Response Plans for Shipments of Oil.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0591.
    Summary: In recent years, several major oil discharges damaged the 
marine environment of the United States. Under authority of the Federal 
Water Pollution Control Act, as amended by the Oil Pollution Act of 
1990 (33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.), PHMSA issued regulations in 49 CFR part 
130 that require preparation of written spill response plans. The 
following information collections and their burdens are associated with 
this OMB Control Number.

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                                                       Total annual                                Total annual
       Information collection           Respondents      responses         Time per response       burden hours
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Basic Written Response Plan--New                  80              80  33 hours..................           2,640
 Plans.
Basic Written Response Plan--                  7,920           7,920  1 hour....................           7,920
 Updating Plans.
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    Affected Public: Carriers that transport oil in bulk, by motor 
vehicle or rail.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
    Number of Respondents: 8,000.
    Total Annual Responses: 8,000.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 10,560.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

    Title: Requirements for United Nations (UN) Cylinders.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0621.
    Summary: This information collection and recordkeeping burden is 
the result of efforts to amend the HMR to adopt standards for the 
design, construction, maintenance, and use of cylinders and multiple-
element gas containers (MEGCs) based on the standards contained in the 
UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods. Aligning the 
HMR with the UN Recommendations promotes flexibility, permits the use 
of technological advances for the manufacture of the pressure 
receptacles, provides for a broader selection of pressure receptacles, 
reduces the need for special permits, and facilitates international 
commerce in the transportation of compressed gases. Information 
collection requirements address domestic and international 
manufacturers of cylinders that request approval by the approval agency 
for cylinder design types. The approval process for each cylinder 
design type includes review, filing, and recordkeeping of the approval 
application. The approval agency is required to maintain a set of the 
approved drawings and calculations for each design it reviews and a 
copy of each initial design type approval certificate approved by the 
Associate Administrator for the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety 
for not less than 20 years. The following information collections and 
their burdens are associated with this OMB Control Number.

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                                                       Total annual                                Total annual
       Information collection           Respondents      responses         Time per response       burden hours
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UN Pressure Receptacle Approval--New              35              35  6 hours...................             210
 Request.
UN Pressure Receptacle Approval--                100             100  6 hours...................             600
 Modified Request.
UN Pressure Receptacle Approval--                 75              75  6 minutes.................             7.5
 Recordkeeping.
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    Affected Public: Fillers, owners, users, and retesters of UN 
cylinders.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
    Number of Respondents: 210.
    Total Annual Responses: 210.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 817.5.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on May 10, 2021, under authority 
delegated in 49 CFR 1.97.
William A. Quade,
Deputy Associate Administrator of Hazardous Materials Safety, Pipeline 
and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
[FR Doc. 2021-10429 Filed 5-17-21; 8:45 am]
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