Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit; National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation, 28187 [2021-10999]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 99 / Tuesday, May 25, 2021 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2021–0042] Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit; National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation 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 National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation (NFG). 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 June 24, 2021. ADDRESSES: Comments should reference the docket number for the specific special permit request and may be submitted in the following ways: • E-Gov Website: http:// www.Regulations.gov. This site allows the public to enter comments on any Federal Register notice issued by any agency. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management System: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: Docket Management System: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: You should identify the docket number for the special permit request you are commenting on at the beginning of your comments. If you submit your comments by mail, please submit two (2) copies. To receive confirmation that PHMSA has received your comments, please include a selfaddressed stamped postcard. Internet users may submit comments at http:// www.Regulations.gov. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Note: There is a privacy statement published on http://www.Regulations.gov. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 May 24, 2021 Jkt 253001 Comments, including any personal information provided, are posted without changes or edits to http:// www.Regulations.gov. Confidential Business Information: Confidential Business Information (CBI) is commercial or financial information that is both customarily and actually treated as private by its owner. Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. 552), CBI is exempt from public disclosure. If your comments responsive to this notice contain commercial or financial information that is customarily treated as private, that you actually treat as private, and that is relevant or responsive to this notice, it is important that you clearly designate the submitted comments as CBI. Pursuant to 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) § 190.343, you may ask PHMSA to give confidential treatment to information you give to the Agency by taking the following steps: (1) Mark each page of the original document submission containing CBI as ‘‘Confidential’’; (2) send PHMSA, along with the original document, a second copy of the original document with the CBI deleted; and (3) explain why the information you are submitting is CBI. Unless you are notified otherwise, PHMSA will treat such marked submissions as confidential under the FOIA, and they will not be placed in the public docket of this notice. Submissions containing CBI should be sent to Kay McIver, DOT, PHMSA– PHP–80, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Any commentary PHMSA receives that is not specifically designated as CBI will be placed in the public docket for this matter. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: General: Ms. Kay McIver by telephone at 202–366–0113, or by email at kay.mciver@dot.gov. Technical: Mr. Steve Nanney by telephone at 713–272–2855, or by email at steve.nanney@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PHMSA received a special permit request from NFG, to deviate from the Federal pipeline safety regulations at 49 CFR 192.53, 192.55, 192.105, 192.107, 192.109, 192.111, 192.113, 192.144, 192.149, 192.150, 192.327, 192.463, and 192.619, for the use of FlexSteel pipe and fittings in a regulated interstate gas transmission pipeline located in a Class 1 location. NFG proposes to insert FlexSteel pipe, 5.60-inch inside diameter and 7.05-inch outside diameter, into an existing 12.75-inch outside diameter steel pipeline, known as NFG’s FM120 Pipeline. The FlexSteel pipe will have a maximum allowable PO 00000 Frm 00135 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28187 operating pressure of 720 pounds per square inch gauge (psig). The existing 12.75-inch outside diameter steel FM120 Pipeline is located in McKean, Elk, and Cameron Counties, Pennsylvania. The FlexSteel pipe is comprised of high-density polyethylene PE4710 inner and outer layers with a steel middle layer. The FlexSteel pipe will have a rating of 1,500 psig, empty weight of 12.9 pounds per foot, maximum pipe operating temperature of 150 degrees Fahrenheit, and maximum installation tension of 30,000 pounds. The existing 12.75-inch diameter FM120 Pipeline is not externally coated. The special permit request, proposed special permit with conditions, and Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) for the NFG FM120 Pipeline are available for review and public comment in the Docket No. PHMSA– 2021–0042. PHMSA invites interested persons to review and submit comments on the special permit request, proposed special permit with conditions, and DEA in the docket. Please include any comments on potential safety and environmental impacts that may result if the special permit is granted. Comments may include relevant data. Before issuing a decision on the special permit requests, PHMSA will evaluate all comments received on or before the comment closing date. Comments received after the closing date will be evaluated, if it is possible to do so without incurring additional expense or delay. PHMSA will consider each relevant comment it receives in making its decision to grant or deny this request. Issued in Washington, DC, on May 19, 2021, under authority delegated in 49 CFR 1.97. Alan K. Mayberry, Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. [FR Doc. 2021–10999 Filed 5–24–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–60–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Bureau of Transportation Statistics [Docket ID Number DOT–OST–2014–0031] Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Part 249, Preservation of Records Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST–R), Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25MYN1.SGM 25MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 99 (Tuesday, May 25, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2021-0042]


Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit; National Fuel Gas 
Supply Corporation

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 National Fuel Gas Supply 
Corporation (NFG). 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 
June 24, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Comments should reference the docket number for the specific 
special permit request and may be submitted in the following ways:
     E-Gov Website: http://www.Regulations.gov. This site 
allows the public to enter comments on any Federal Register notice 
issued by any agency.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
     Mail: Docket Management System: U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: Docket Management System: U.S. Department 
of Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, between 
9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays.
    Instructions: You should identify the docket number for the special 
permit request you are commenting on at the beginning of your comments. 
If you submit your comments by mail, please submit two (2) copies. To 
receive 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. 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 
NFG, to deviate from the Federal pipeline safety regulations at 49 CFR 
192.53, 192.55, 192.105, 192.107, 192.109, 192.111, 192.113, 192.144, 
192.149, 192.150, 192.327, 192.463, and 192.619, for the use of 
FlexSteel pipe and fittings in a regulated interstate gas transmission 
pipeline located in a Class 1 location. NFG proposes to insert 
FlexSteel pipe, 5.60-inch inside diameter and 7.05-inch outside 
diameter, into an existing 12.75-inch outside diameter steel pipeline, 
known as NFG's FM120 Pipeline. The FlexSteel pipe will have a maximum 
allowable operating pressure of 720 pounds per square inch gauge 
(psig).
    The existing 12.75-inch outside diameter steel FM120 Pipeline is 
located in McKean, Elk, and Cameron Counties, Pennsylvania. The 
FlexSteel pipe is comprised of high-density polyethylene PE4710 inner 
and outer layers with a steel middle layer. The FlexSteel pipe will 
have a rating of 1,500 psig, empty weight of 12.9 pounds per foot, 
maximum pipe operating temperature of 150 degrees Fahrenheit, and 
maximum installation tension of 30,000 pounds. The existing 12.75-inch 
diameter FM120 Pipeline is not externally coated.
    The special permit request, proposed special permit with 
conditions, and Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) for the NFG FM120 
Pipeline are available for review and public comment in the Docket No. 
PHMSA-2021-0042. PHMSA invites interested persons to review and submit 
comments on the special permit request, proposed special permit with 
conditions, and DEA in the docket. Please include any comments on 
potential safety and environmental impacts that may result if the 
special permit is granted. Comments may include relevant data.
    Before issuing a decision on the special permit requests, PHMSA 
will evaluate all comments received on or before the comment closing 
date. Comments received after the closing date will be evaluated, if it 
is possible to do so without incurring additional expense or delay. 
PHMSA will consider each relevant comment it receives in making its 
decision to grant or deny this request.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on May 19, 2021, under authority 
delegated in 49 CFR 1.97.
Alan K. Mayberry,
Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety.
[FR Doc. 2021-10999 Filed 5-24-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-60-P