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Adoption of Department of Energy Categorical Exclusion Under the National Environmental Policy Act
Document Number: 2024-14652
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-03
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is adopting a categorical exclusion (CE) established by the Department of Energy (DOE) that covers a category of actions that PHMSA proposes to take. This notice identifies the DOE CE and PHMSA's category of proposed actions for which it intends to use DOE's CE, describes the consultation between the agencies, and how PHMSA will apply and notify the public of its use.
Hazardous Materials: Request for Feedback on De Minimis Quantities of Explosives
Document Number: 2024-14175
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-06-28
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is publishing this notice to solicit information from hazardous materials (HAZMAT) shippers pertaining to what small quantities or low concentrations of explosives they offer for transport appear to present a low risk to life, property, and the environment.
Pipeline Safety: Requirement of Valve Installation and Minimum Rupture Detection Standards: Response to Petition for Reconsideration; Additional Technical Corrections
Document Number: 2024-14116
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-06-28
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In response to a Petition for Reconsideration of an August 1, 2023, technical correction rule, PHMSA is issuing additional corrections codifying a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (D.C. Circuit) regarding the final rule titled "Pipeline Safety: Requirement of Valve Installation and Minimum Rupture Detection Standards."
Pipeline Safety: Periodic Updates of Regulatory References to Technical Standards and Miscellaneous Amendments; Technical Correction
Document Number: 2024-14115
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-06-28
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is issuing a technical correction to regulations promulgated in its April 29, 2024, final rule titled "Periodic Updates of Regulatory References to Technical Standards and Miscellaneous Amendments." The correction addresses text that was inadvertently deleted or omitted by the final rule.
Hazardous Materials: FAST Act Requirements for Real-Time Train Consist Information
Document Number: 2024-13474
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-06-24
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is amending the Hazardous Materials Regulations to require railroads that carry hazardous materials to generate in electronic form, maintain, and provide to first responders, emergency response officials, and law enforcement personnel, certain information regarding hazardous materials in rail transportation to enhance emergency response and investigative efforts. The amendments in this final rule address a safety recommendation of the National Transportation Safety Board and statutory mandates in The Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act, as amended by the Infrastructure, Investment, and Jobs Act, and complement existing regulatory requirements pertaining to the generation, maintenance, and provision of similar information in hard copy form, as well as other hazard communication requirements.
Hazardous Materials: Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 2024-12844
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-06-12
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that PHMSA is publishing a 60-day notice and providing an opportunity for public comment on its development of general investigative questions that may be used by PHMSA's Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (OHMS) field operations personnel when investigating potential general safety issues. These questions are intended to facilitate fact-gathering efforts during general investigations related to PHMSA's safety oversight responsibilities. The use of these questions would not impose any new reporting or recordkeeping requirements on regulated entities. Rather, the goal is to develop a pool of commonly used questions that can be tailored as appropriate based on the specific circumstances of a given investigation.
Hazardous Materials: Request for Feedback on Tare Weight Marking Policy for Cylinders
Document Number: 2024-12395
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-06-06
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is publishing this notice to solicit information pertaining to the current tare weight, mass weight, and water capacity marking requirements for compressed gas cylinders.
Hazardous Materials: Adjusting Registration and Fee Assessment Program
Document Number: 2024-11391
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-05-24
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In order to account for increased transport of hazardous materials as well as the burdens such transport places on first responders, PHMSA proposes overdue updates to the registration fees under the statutorily mandated registration and fee assessment program for persons who transport, or offer for transportation, certain categories and quantities of hazardous materials. PHMSA's proposal would increase the annual fee to be paid by those registrants qualifying as a small business or not-for-profit organization by $125 to $375 and by those registrants not qualifying as a small business or not-for-profit organization by $425 to $3,000. Actions such as fee adjustments are necessary to fund PHMSA's Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness grants program at newly authorized levels in accordance with the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Pub. L. 117-58). PHMSA also proposes to implement an electronic-only registration fee payment process. Finally, PHMSA proposes to revise requirements to clarify that a certificate of registration may be carried in either electronic or paper form for both motor carriers and those who transport hazardous materials by vessel.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Actions on Special Permits
Document Number: 2024-10572
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-15
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations, notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for Modification To Special Permits
Document Number: 2024-10571
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-15
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations, notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for New Special Permits
Document Number: 2024-10570
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-15
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations, notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein.
Hazardous Materials: Harmonization with International Standards
Document Number: C1-2024-06956
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-05-13
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Hazardous Materials: Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 2024-10241
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-10
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA invites comments on three Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control numbers pertaining to hazardous materials transportation. PHMSA intends to request renewal and extension for these three control numbers from OMB.
Hazardous Materials: Harmonization With International Standards; Correction
Document Number: 2024-10098
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-05-09
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is correcting a final rule that was published in the Federal Register on April 10, 2024. The final rule was published to maintain alignment with international regulations and standards by adopting various amendments, including changes to proper shipping names, hazard classes, packing groups, special provisions, packaging authorizations, air transport quantity limitations, and vessel stowage requirements. The corrections address several errors to the hazardous material entries in the hazardous materials table.
Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities: Mitigation of Ruptures on Onshore Gas Transmission and Gathering, Hazardous Liquid, and Carbon Dioxide Pipeline Segments Using Rupture-Mitigation Valves or Alternative Equivalent Technologies and Blending of Hydrogen Gas and Natural Gas within Gas Pipelines
Document Number: 2024-09742
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-05-06
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On March 25, 2024, PHMSA published a notice in the Federal Register inviting public comments on its intent to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of changes to PHMSA forms to collect data on the use of rupture mitigation valves, or alternative equivalent technologies, and the blending of hydrogen gas with other natural gases within gas pipelines. In response to a petition, PHMSA is extending the deadline to submit comments.
Pipeline Safety: Periodic Updates of Regulatory References to Technical Standards and Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2024-08624
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-04-29
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is amending the Federal pipeline safety regulations (PSRs) to incorporate by reference all or parts of more than 20 new or updated voluntary, consensus industry technical standards. This action allows pipeline operators to use current technologies, improved materials, and updated industry and management practices. Additionally, PHMSA is clarifying certain regulatory provisions and making several editorial corrections.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Public Meetings in 2024 for International Standards on the Transport of Dangerous Goods
Document Number: 2024-08788
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-04-24
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces that PHMSA's Office of Hazardous Materials Safety will host three public meetings during 2024 in advance of certain international meetings. The first meeting will be held in preparation of the 64th session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UNSCOE TDG) scheduled for June 24-July 3, 2024, in Geneva, Switzerland. The second meeting will be held in preparation of the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) Dangerous Goods Panel (DGP) Working Group 24 (WG/ 24) tentatively scheduled for October 2024 in Montreal, Canada. The third meeting will be held in preparation of the 65th session of the UNSCOE TDG scheduled for November 25-December 3, 2024, in Geneva, Switzerland. For each of these meetings, PHMSA will solicit public input on current proposals. Time and Location: Each public meeting will take place approximately two weeks preceding the international meeting at DOT Headquarters, West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590-0001. A remote participation option will also be available. Specific information for each meeting will be posted when available on the PHMSA website at www.phmsa.dot.gov/international-program/ international-program-overview under "Upcoming Events." This information will include the public meeting date, time, remote access login, conference dial-in number, and details for advance registration.
Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit; Southern Natural Gas Company, LLC
Document Number: 2024-08774
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-04-24
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is publishing this notice to solicit public comments on a request for special permit received from the Southern Natural Gas Company, LLC (SNG). 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.
Pipeline Safety: Meeting of the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2024-07888
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-04-15
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On February 20, 2024, PHMSA published a Federal Register notice titled: "Pipeline Safety: Meeting of the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee," which provided an opportunity for public comment by April 29, 2024, on the proceedings of the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee (GPAC) meeting related to the notices of proposed rulemakings (NPRMs) titled "Gas Pipeline Leak Detection and Repair" (LDAR) and "Class Location Change Requirements" (Class Location). PHMSA received a request to extend the comment period for stakeholders to have more time to provide comments on the topics of discussion. PHMSA is denying the request to extend the comment period for the GPAC proceedings related to the LDAR NPRM, but PHMSA is granting the request to extend the comment period for the GPAC proceedings related to the Class Location NPRM to August 27, 2024.
Hazardous Materials: Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 2024-07617
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-04-10
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Requests (ICRs) discussed below will be forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal and extension. These ICRs describe the nature of the information collections and their expected burdens. A Federal Register notice and request for comments with a 60-day comment period on these ICRs was published in the Federal Register on January18, 2024 [89 FR 3494] under Docket No. 2024-0001 (Notice No. 2024-01). PHMSA received a comment from the National Propane Gas Association in support of the burden estimates for the three OMB control numbers outlined in the 60-day notice.
Hazardous Materials: Harmonization With International Standards
Document Number: 2024-06956
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-04-10
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is amending the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to maintain alignment with international regulations and standards by adopting various amendments, including changes to proper shipping names, hazard classes, packing groups, special provisions, packaging authorizations, air transport quantity limitations, and vessel stowage requirements. PHMSA is also withdrawing the unpublished November 28, 2022, Notice of Enforcement Policy Regarding International Standards on the use of select updated international standards in complying with the HMR during the pendency of this rulemaking.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Actions on Special Permits
Document Number: 2024-06884
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-04-02
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations, notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for Modification to Special Permits
Document Number: 2024-06883
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-04-02
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations, notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for New Special Permits
Document Number: 2024-06882
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-04-02
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations, notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein.
Lithium Battery Air Safety Advisory Committee; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2024-06528
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-27
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the Lithium Battery Air Safety Advisory Committee (Committee).
Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities: Mitigation of Ruptures on Onshore Gas Transmission and Gathering, Hazardous Liquid, and Carbon Dioxide Pipeline Segments Using Rupture-Mitigation Valves or Alternative Equivalent Technologies and Blending of Hydrogen Gas and Natural Gas Within Gas Pipelines
Document Number: 2024-06155
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-25
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA invites public comments on its intent to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of changes to existing information collections under OMB control numbers 2137-0627 (National Registry of Pipeline and LNG Operators), 2137-0635 (Pipeline Operators), 2137-0635 (Incident Reports for Natural Gas Pipeline Operators), 2137-0629 (Annual Report for Gas Distribution Operators), 2137-0522 (Annual Reports for Gas Pipeline Operators), 2137-0614 (Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Operator Annual Reports), and 2137-0596 (National Pipeline Mapping Program). The proposed information collection changes would provide data necessary to demonstrate an alternative approach to the implementation of Recommendation P-11-11 made by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and allow PHMSA to identify trends related to the blending of hydrogen gas and natural gas within gas pipelines from operator-submitted data.
Hazardous Materials: Clarification of Applications for Special Permits Submitted in the Public Interest
Document Number: 2024-05250
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-13
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is publishing this notice to inform interested parties on how PHMSA evaluates and determines whether a special permit can be considered consistent with the public interest. This notice outlines the criteria PHMSA used to evaluate special permit applications on the basis of public interest.
Hazardous Materials: Frequently Asked Questions-Training Requirements
Document Number: 2024-05268
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-13
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On March 22, 2022, PHMSA announced an initiative to convert historical letters of interpretation (LOI) applicable to the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) that have been issued to specific stakeholders into broadly applicable frequently asked questions (FAQ). On December 9, 2022, PHMSA published the first set of FAQ regarding applicability of the HMR. On August 18, 2023, PHMSA published the second set of FAQ regarding incident reporting. Today's notice contains the third set of FAQ regarding training requirements.
Hazardous Materials: Request for Comments on Issues Concerning International Atomic Energy Agency Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Materials
Document Number: 2024-05084
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-11
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission are jointly seeking comments on issues concerning requirements in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) regulations for the safe transport of radioactive materials. The IAEA is considering revisions to their regulations as part of its periodic review cycle for a new edition of those regulations.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for New Special Permits
Document Number: 2024-05034
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-11
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations, notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Actions on Special Permits
Document Number: 2024-05032
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-11
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations, notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for Modification to Special Permits
Document Number: 2024-05031
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-11
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations, notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein.
Hazardous Materials: Adoption of Miscellaneous Petitions and Updating Regulatory Requirements
Document Number: 2024-03290
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-03-04
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA amends the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to update, clarify, improve the safety of, or streamline various regulatory requirements. Specifically, this rulemaking responds to 18 petitions for rulemaking submitted by the regulated community between May 2018 and October 2020 that requests PHMSA address a variety of provisions, including but not limited to those addressing packaging, hazard communication, and the incorporation by reference of certain documents. These revisions maintain or enhance the existing high level of safety under the HMR while providing clarity and appropriate regulatory flexibility in the transport of hazardous materials.
Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit; DTM Gas Storage Company
Document Number: 2024-04290
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-03-01
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is publishing this notice to solicit public comments on a request for special permit received from the DTM Gas Storage Company (DTM). 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.
Pipeline Safety: Meeting of the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2024-03361
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-02-20
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a public meeting of the Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, also known as the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee (GPAC), to complete discussion of the notices of proposed rulemakings (NPRMs) titled ``Gas Pipeline Leak Detection and Repair'' and ``Class Location Change Requirements.''
Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 2024-03140
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-02-15
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the six information collection requests abstracted below are being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. A Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the information collections was published on November 6, 2023.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Actions on Special Permits
Document Number: 2024-00812
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-18
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations, notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for Modification to Special Permits
Document Number: 2024-00814
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-18
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations, notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for New Special Permits
Document Number: 2024-00813
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-18
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations, notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein.
Hazardous Materials: Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 2024-00837
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-18
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA invites comments on three Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control numbers pertaining to hazardous materials transportation. PHMSA intends to request renewal and extension for these three control numbers from OMB.
Revisions to Civil Penalty Amounts, 2024
Document Number: 2023-28066
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-12-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, Maritime Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Office of the Secretary
This final rule provides the statutorily prescribed 2024 adjustment to civil penalty amounts that may be imposed for violations of certain DOT regulations.
Hazardous Materials: Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 2023-27719
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-18
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA invites comments on an information collection pertaining to hazardous materials transportation for which PHMSA intends to request renewal from the Office of Management and Budget.
Pipeline Safety: Random Drug Testing Rate; Multi-Factor Authentication; and Operator and Contractor Management Information System Reporting
Document Number: 2023-27037
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-12-08
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA has determined that the minimum random drug testing rate for covered employees will remain at 25 percent during calendar year 2024. For calendar year 2023 reporting, DOT is introducing MFA login procedures for submitting D&A testing data into the DAMIS database. This notice also explains how pipeline operators and contractors will obtain MFA login information.
Hazardous Materials: Streamlining Requirements for the Approval of Certain Energetic Materials
Document Number: 2023-25887
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2023-11-30
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA proposes to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations to revise the classification and approval process for certain low-hazard fireworks; to revise classification criteria for small arms cartridges to include tracer ammunition; to include the PHMSA portal as the method to submit applications for all explosives approvals; and to allow for voluntary termination of an explosive approval by the approval holder.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Actions on Special Permits
Document Number: 2023-25170
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-11-15
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations, notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for Modification to Special Permits
Document Number: 2023-25169
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-11-15
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations, notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for New Special Permits
Document Number: 2023-25168
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-11-15
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations, notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein.
Pipeline Safety: Mifflin Energy Corporation's Petition for Declaratory Order Concerning Part 192 Jurisdiction and Operator Responsibility Over Customer-Owned Piping
Document Number: 2023-24718
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2023-11-09
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is seeking comment on a Petition for a Declaratory Order (Petition).
Hazardous Materials: Public Meeting Notice for the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety Research, Development & Technology Virtual Forum
Document Number: 2023-24609
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-11-07
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration's (PHMSA) Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (OHMS) will hold a public Research, Development & Technology Virtual Forum on Zoom Webinar on November 28, 2023. During this one-day event, OHMS will present the results of recently completed projects; brief attendees on new project plans; and obtain stakeholder input on the direction of current and future research topics, including mitigation of climate change, risk management and mitigation, packaging integrity, emerging technology, and technical analysis to aid risk assessment. The forum will enable OHMS to solicit comments related to new research topics that may be considered for inclusion in its future work. OHMS is particularly interested in the research gaps associated with energetic materials (explosives) characterization and transportation; safe transportation of energy products (e.g., crude oil); safe containment and transportation of compressed gases; and safe packaging and transportation of charge storage devices (e.g., lithium- ion batteries) and how these might aid in mitigation of climate change. The forum will also provide opportunities for stakeholder input to identify other research gaps related to the transportation of hazardous materials.
Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 2023-24445
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-11-06
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, PHMSA invites public comments about PHMSA's intention to request Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew six information collections that are scheduled to expire in 2024. PHMSA has reviewed each information collection and considers them vital to maintaining pipeline safety. As such, PHMSA will request renewal from OMB, without change, for each information collection.
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