National Small Business Development Center Advisory Board, 31002 [2021-12222]

Download as PDF 31002 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 110 / Thursday, June 10, 2021 / Notices SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Small Business Development Center Advisory Board Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration AGENCY: Small Business Administration. Notice of open Federal Advisory Committee meeting. ACTION: The SBA is issuing this notice to announce the date, time and agenda for a meeting of the National Small Business Development Center Advisory Board. The meeting will be open to the public; however, advance notice of attendance is required. SUMMARY: Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES DATES: [Docket No. PHMSA–2021–0050] Pipeline Safety: Statutory Mandate To Update Inspection and Maintenance Plans To Address Eliminating Hazardous Leaks and Minimizing Releases of Natural Gas From Pipeline Facilities Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA); DOT. ACTION: Notice; issuance of advisory bulletin. AGENCY: PHMSA is issuing this advisory bulletin to remind each owner ADDRESSES: Meeting will be held via and operator of a pipeline facility that Microsoft Teams. the ‘‘Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act of FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel Karton, Office of Small Business 2020’’ (PIPES Act of 2020) contains a self-executing mandate requiring Development Centers, U.S. Small operators to update their inspection and Business Administration, 409 Third maintenance plans to address Street SW, Washington, DC 20416; eliminating hazardous leaks and Rachel.newman-karton@sba.gov; 202– minimizing releases of natural gas 619–1816. (including intentional venting during If anyone wishes to be a listening normal operations) from their pipeline participant or would like to request facilities. Operators must also revise accommodations, please contact Rachel their plans to address the replacement Karton at the information above. or remediation of pipeline facilities that are known to leak based on their SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant material, design, or past operating and to section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory maintenance history. The statute Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), requires pipeline operators to complete the SBA announces the meetings of the these updates by December 27, 2021. National SBDC Advisory Board. This FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Board provides advice and counsel to Sayler Palabrica, by phone at 202–366– the SBA Administrator and Associate 0559 or by email at Sayler.Palabrica@ Administrator for Small Business dot.gov. Development Centers. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Natural Purpose gas is composed primarily of methane, therefore leaks and other releases of The purpose of the meeting is to natural gas emit methane gas into the discuss the following issues pertaining atmosphere. According to the U.S. to the SBDC Program: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), methane is a potent greenhouse • Cybersecurity • Outreach to underserved communities gas with a global warming potential (GWP) of 28–36 over 100 years.1 • Strategies for getting Small Business Compared to carbon dioxide, methane back to normal gas has a stronger warming effect, but a shorter lifespan in the atmosphere. Due Andrienne Johnson, to the high GWP and short lifespan of Committee Management Officer. methane gas in the atmosphere, [FR Doc. 2021–12222 Filed 6–9–21; 8:45 am] minimizing releases of natural gas (both BILLING CODE P fugitive and vented emissions) has relatively near-term benefits to mitigating the consequences of climate change. Likewise, remediation or replacement of pipeline facilities that SUMMARY: 1 ‘‘Understanding Global Warming Potentials,’’ U.S. EPA, available at https://www.epa.gov/ ghgemissions/understanding-global-warmingpotentials. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:15 Jun 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 are known to leak based on material, design or past operating and maintenance history can result in enhanced public safety, environmental protection, and economic benefits. The ‘‘Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act of 2020’’ (Pub. L. 116–260, Division R; ‘‘PIPES Act of 2020’’) was signed into law on December 27, 2020. This law contains several provisions that specifically address the elimination of hazardous leaks and minimization of releases of natural gas from pipeline facilities. Section 114(b) of the PIPES Act of 2020 contains self-executing provisions that apply directly to pipeline operators. This section requires each pipeline operator to update its inspection and maintenance plan required under 49 U.S.C. 60108(a) no later than one year after the date of enactment of the PIPES Act of 2020 (i.e., by December 27, 2021) to address the elimination of hazardous leaks and minimization of releases of natural gas (including, and not limited to, intentional venting during normal operations) from the operators’ pipeline facilities (49 U.S.C. 60108(a)(2)(D)). The PIPES Act of 2020 also requires those plans to address the replacement or remediation of pipelines that are known to leak due to their material (including cast iron, unprotected steel, wrought iron, and historic plastics with known issues), design, or past operating and maintenance history (49 U.S.C. 60108(a)(2)(E)). In addition, 49 U.S.C. 60108(a)(2) requires that operators continue updating these plans to meet the requirements of any future regulations related to leak detection and repair that are promulgated under 49 U.S.C. 60102(q). Advisory Bulletin (ADB–2021–01) To: Owners and Operators of Gas and Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Facilities. Subject: Statutory Mandate to Update Inspection and Maintenance Plans to Address Eliminating Hazardous Leaks and Minimizing Releases of Natural Gas from Pipeline Facilities. Advisory: The PIPES Act of 2020 contains self-executing provisions requiring pipeline facility operators to update their inspection and maintenance plans to address the elimination of hazardous leaks and minimization of releases of natural gas (including, and not limited to, intentional venting during normal operations) from their systems before December 27, 2021. PHMSA expects that operators will comply with the inspection and maintenance plan revisions required in the PIPES Act of 2020 by revising their operations and E:\FR\FM\10JNN1.SGM 10JNN1

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SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION


National Small Business Development Center Advisory Board

AGENCY: Small Business Administration.

ACTION: Notice of open Federal Advisory Committee meeting.

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SUMMARY: The SBA is issuing this notice to announce the date, time and 
agenda for a meeting of the National Small Business Development Center 
Advisory Board. The meeting will be open to the public; however, 
advance notice of attendance is required.

DATES: Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. EDT.

ADDRESSES: Meeting will be held via Microsoft Teams.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel Karton, Office of Small 
Business Development Centers, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 
Third Street SW, Washington, DC 20416; [email protected]; 
202-619-1816.
    If anyone wishes to be a listening participant or would like to 
request accommodations, please contact Rachel Karton at the information 
above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 10(a) of the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), the SBA announces the 
meetings of the National SBDC Advisory Board. This Board provides 
advice and counsel to the SBA Administrator and Associate Administrator 
for Small Business Development Centers.

Purpose

    The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the following issues 
pertaining to the SBDC Program:

 Cybersecurity
 Outreach to underserved communities
 Strategies for getting Small Business back to normal

Andrienne Johnson,
Committee Management Officer.
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