Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 2010-32718
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-29
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA invites comments on certain information collections pertaining to hazardous materials transportation for which PHMSA intends to request renewal from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Hazardous Materials: Adoption of ASME Code Section XII and the National Board Inspection Code
Document Number: 2010-32231
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-23
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is considering amending the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to incorporate the most recent edition of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers' Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section XII for the design, construction, and certification of cargo tank motor vehicles, cryogenic portable tanks and multi-unit-tank car tanks (ton tanks). PHMSA is also considering incorporating by reference the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors' National Board Inspection Code as it applies to the continuing qualification and maintenance of ASME stamped cargo tank motor vehicles, portable tanks, and multi-unit-tank car tanks (ton tanks) constructed to standards in ASME Section VIII or ASME Section XII. In this ANPRM, PHMSA is soliciting comments on the advisability of incorporating the most recent editions of these two standards by reference. We request comments to identify any gaps or inconsistencies between current HMR requirements and these consensus standards. Additionally, we seek input regarding any potential costs, benefits, and burdens associated with compliance with these consensus standards.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Applications for Modification of Special Permit
Document Number: 2010-32093
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-23
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 (49 CFR part 107, subpart B), notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the applications described herein. This notice is abbreviated to expedite docketing and public notice. Because the sections affected, modes of transportation, and the nature of application have been shown in earlier Federal Register publications, they are not repeated here. Requests for modification of special permits (e.g. to provide for additional hazardous materials, packaging design changes, additional mode of transportation, etc.) are described in footnotes to the application number. Application numbers with the suffix ``M'' denote a modification request. These applications have been separated from the new application for special permits to facilitate processing.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Application for Special Permits
Document Number: 2010-32091
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-23
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 Transportations Hazardous Material Regulations (49 CFR part 107, subpart B), notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein. Each mode of transportation for which a particular special permit is requested is indicated by a number in the ``Nature of Application'' portion of the table below as follows: 1Motor vehicle, 2Rail freight, 3Cargo vessel, 4Cargo aircraft only, 5Passenger-carrying aircraft.
Notice and Request for Comments on the Clarification of the Fireworks Approvals Policy
Document Number: 2010-31703
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-17
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is seeking comment on its intent to clarify its fireworks approvals policy whereby the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (OHMS), Approvals and Permits Division will only accept fireworks approvals applications from manufacturers and grant approvals only to manufacturers of fireworks devices.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Delays in Processing of Special Permits Applications
Document Number: 2010-31403
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-16
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the requirements of 49 U.S.C. 5117(c), PHMSA is publishing the following list of special permit applications that have been in process for 180 days or more. The reason(s) for delay and the expected completion date for action on each application is provided in association with each identified application.
Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 2010-31129
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-13
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA invites comments on a new information collection for the National Pipeline Registry. PHMSA is preparing to request Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a new information collection.
Pipeline Safety: Random Drug Testing Rate
Document Number: 2010-30605
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-07
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 2011.
Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 2010-30603
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-07
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 under Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control No. 2137-0618, titled ``Pipeline Safety: Periodic Underwater Inspection.'' PHMSA is preparing to request approval from OMB for a renewal of the current information collection.
Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 2010-29960
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-29
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 under Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control No. 2137-0578, titled ``Reporting Safety-Related Conditions on Gas, Hazardous Liquid, and Carbon Dioxide Pipelines and Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities.'' PHMSA is preparing to request approval from OMB for a renewal of the current information collection.
Pipeline Safety: Technical Pipeline Safety Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2010-29689
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-26
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a public meeting of the Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee (THLPSSC). The committee will meet to consider and vote on a rulemaking to apply the Federal pipeline safety regulations to the remaining unregulated rural onshore hazardous liquid low-stress pipelines in accordance with current law.
Pipeline Safety: Updates to Pipeline and Liquefied Natural Gas Reporting Requirements
Document Number: 2010-29087
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-26
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule revises the Pipeline Safety Regulations to improve the reliability and utility of data collections from operators of natural gas pipelines, hazardous liquid pipelines, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities. These revisions will enhance PHMSA's ability to understand, measure, and assess the performance of individual operators and industry as a whole; integrate pipeline safety data to allow a more thorough, rigorous, and comprehensive understanding and assessment of risk; and expand and simplify existing electronic reporting by operators. These revisions will improve both the data and the analyses PHMSA and others rely on to make critical, safety-related decisions, and will facilitate both PHMSA's and states' allocation of pipeline safety program inspection and other resources based on a more accurate accounting of risk.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Applications For Modification of Special Permit
Document Number: 2010-28740
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-16
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 (49 CFR part 107, subpart B), notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the applications described herein. This notice is abbreviated to expedite docketing and public notice. Because the sections affected, modes of transportation, and the nature of application have been shown in earlier Federal Register publications, they are not repeated here. Requests for modification of special permits (e.g. to provide for additional hazardous materials, packaging design changes, additional mode of transportation, etc.) are described in footnotes to the application number. Application numbers with the suffix ``M'' denote a modification request. These applications have been separated from the new application for special permits to facilitate processing.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Application for Special Permits
Document Number: 2010-28739
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-16
Agency: Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations (49 CFR Part 107, Subpart B), notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein. Each mode of transportation for which a particular special permit is requested is indicated by a number in the ``Nature of Application'' portion of the table below as follows: 1Motor vehicle, 2Rail freight, 3Cargo vessel, 4Cargo aircraft only, 5Passenger-carrying aircraft.
Pipeline Safety: Control Room Management/Human Factors
Document Number: 2010-28714
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-16
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On September 17, 2010, PHMSA published a Control Room Management/Human Factors notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) proposing to expedite the program implementation deadlines to August 1, 2011, for most of the requirements, except for certain provisions regarding adequate information and alarm management, which would have a program implementation deadline of August 1, 2012. PHMSA has received a request to extend the comment period in order to have more time to evaluate the NPRM. PHMSA has concurred in part with this request and has extended the comment period from November 16, 2010, to December 3, 2010.
Pipeline Safety: Request for Comments of a Previously Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-28537
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-12
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on September 1, 2010 (75 FR 53733). No comments were received.
Pipeline Safety: Emergency Preparedness Communications
Document Number: 2010-27774
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-03
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is issuing an Advisory Bulletin to remind operators of gas and hazardous liquid pipeline facilities that they must make their pipeline emergency response plans available to local emergency response officials. PHMSA recommends that operators provide their emergency response plans to officials through their required liaison and public awareness activities. PHMSA intends to evaluate the extent to which operators have provided their emergency plans to local emergency officials when PHMSA performs future inspections for compliance with liaison and public awareness code requirements.
Pipeline Safety: Control Room Management Implementation Workshop
Document Number: 2010-27564
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-02
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is conducting a workshop in conjunction with the National Association of Pipeline Safety Representatives (NAPSR) on the implementation of pipeline control room management. The workshop is intended to foster an understanding of the Control Room Management Rule issued by PHMSA on December 3, 2009, and is open to the public. Panel discussions will provide insight on topics associated with fatigue management and maximum hours of service, alarm management, and adequate information. Those attending the workshop will have the opportunity to ask questions about the rule while engaging in open discussions with various stakeholders including representatives from the public, regulatory, and industry. This workshop will also provide PHMSA input to further refine guidance material currently in development.
Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit
Document Number: 2010-27238
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-28
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to the Federal Pipeline Safety Laws, PHMSA is publishing this notice of a special permit request we have received from Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP, a natural gas pipeline operator, seeking relief from compliance with certain requirements in the Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations. This notice seeks public comments on this request, including comments on any safety or environmental impacts. At the conclusion of the 30-day comment period, PHMSA will evaluate the request and determine whether to grant or deny a special permit.
Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 2010-27151
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-27
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Requests (ICR) abstracted below will be forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. The ICRs describe the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on these collections of information was published in the Federal Register on August 20, 2010 [75 FR 51520] under Docket No. PHMS-2010-0178 (Notice No. 10-3).
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Application for Special Permits
Document Number: 2010-26726
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-26
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 (49 CFR Part 107, Subpart B), notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein. Each mode of transportation for which a particular special permit is requested is indicated by a number in the ``Nature of Application'' portion of the table below as follows: 1Motor vehicle, 2Rail freight, 3Cargo vessel, 4Cargo aircraft only, 5Passenger-carrying aircraft.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Applications for Modification of Special Permit
Document Number: 2010-26725
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-26
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 (49 CFR Part 107, Subpart B), notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the applications described herein. This notice is abbreviated to expedite docketing and public notice. Because the sections affected, modes of transportation, and the nature of application have been shown in earlier Federal Register publications, they are not repeated here. Requests for modification of special permits (e.g. to provide for additional hazardous materials, packaging design changes, additional mode of transportation, etc.) are described in footnotes to the application number. Application numbers with the suffix ``M'' denote a modification request. These applications have been separated from the new application for special permits to facilitate processing.
Pipeline Safety: Safety of On-Shore Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Document Number: 2010-26006
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-18
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is considering whether changes are needed to the regulations covering hazardous liquid onshore pipelines. In particular, PHMSA is seeking comment on whether it should extend regulation to certain pipelines currently exempt from regulation; whether other areas along a pipeline should either be identified for extra protection or be included as additional high consequence areas (HCAs) for Integrity management (IM) protection; whether to establish and/or adopt standards and procedures for minimum leak detection requirements for all pipelines; whether to require the installation of emergency flow restricting devices (EFRDs) in certain areas; whether revised valve spacing requirements are needed on new construction or existing pipelines; whether repair timeframes should be specified for pipeline segments in areas outside the HCAs that are assessed as part of the IM; and whether to establish and/or adopt standards and procedures for improving the methods of preventing, detecting, assessing and remediating stress corrosion cracking (SCC) in hazardous liquid pipeline systems. Comments should address the public safety and environmental aspects of new requirements, as well as the cost implications and regulatory burden.
International Standards on the Transport of Dangerous Goods; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-25913
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-15
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice is to advise interested persons that PHMSA will conduct a public meeting in preparation for the 38th session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UNSCOE TDG) to be held November 29-December 7, 2010, in Geneva, Switzerland. During this meeting, PHMSA is also soliciting comments relative to potential new work items which may be considered for inclusion in its international agenda.
Hazardous Material; Miscellaneous Packaging Amendments
Document Number: 2010-24336
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-30
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On February 2, 2010, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration published a final rule amending the Hazardous Materials Regulations to: Revise several packaging related definitions; add provisions to allow more flexibility when preparing and transmitting closure instructions, including conditions under which closure instructions may be transmitted electronically; add a requirement for shippers to retain packaging closure instructions; incorporate new language that allows for a practicable means of stenciling the United Nations (UN) symbol on packagings; and clarify a requirement to document the methodology used when determining whether a change in packaging configuration requires retesting as a new design or may be considered a variation of a previously tested design. The February 2 final rule also incorporated requirements for the construction, maintenance, and use of Large Packagings. This final rule responds to one petition for reconsideration and four appeals submitted in response to the February 2 final rule and also corrects several errors that occurred in that rulemaking.
Hazardous Materials; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2010-24274
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-09-29
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA proposes to make miscellaneous amendments to the Hazardous Materials Regulations to update and clarify certain regulatory requirements. Among other provisions, PHMSA is proposing to add a labeling exception for ``consolidation bins'' to facilitate use of bins as a method of consolidating packages for ease of handling when transported by motor vehicle and to clarify that the definition of ``person,'' as that term is used in the regulations, also includes persons who manufacture, test, repair, and recondition packaging. PHMSA also proposes to provide an exception from regulation for permeation devices containing small amounts of hazardous materials.
Hazardous Materials: Limiting the Use of Electronic Devices by Highway
Document Number: 2010-24114
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-09-27
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) proposes to prohibit texting on electronic devices by drivers during the operation of a motor vehicle containing a quantity of hazardous materials requiring placarding under part 172 of the 49 CFR or any quantity of a select agent or toxin listed in 42 CFR part 73. Additionally, in accordance with requirements published today by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), motor carriers are prohibited from requiring or allowing drivers of covered motor vehicles to engage in texting while driving. This rulemaking would improve health and safety on the Nation's highways by reducing the prevalence of distracted driving-related crashes, fatalities, and injuries involving drivers of commercial motor vehicles.
Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activity; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2010-23739
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-23
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day period for commenting on the following information collection was published on July 14, 2010 (75 FR 40863). No comments were received.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Application for Special Permits
Document Number: 2010-23452
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-22
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 (49 CFR Part 107, Subpart B), notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein. Each mode of transportation for which a particular special permit is requested is indicated by a number in the ``Nature of Application'' portion of the table below as follows: 1Motor vehicle, 2Rail freight, 3Cargo vessel, 4Cargo aircraft only, 5Passenger-carrying aircraft.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Applications for Modification of Special Permit
Document Number: 2010-23451
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-22
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 (49 CFR Part 107, Subpart B), notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the applications described herein. This notice is abbreviated to expedite docketing and public notice. Because the sections affected, modes of transportation, and the nature of application have been shown in earlier Federal Register publications, they are not repeated here. Requests for modification of special permits (e.g. to provide for additional hazardous materials, packaging design changes, additional mode of transportation, etc.) are described in footnotes to the application number. Application numbers with the suffix ``M'' denote a modification request. These applications have been separated from the new application for special permits to facilitate processing.
Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit and Availability of Draft Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2010-23287
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-17
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is providing an additional public comment period regarding a special permit request from Texas Eastern Transmission, L.P., for relief from 49 CFR 192.112 and 192.620. PHMSA had previously provided notice of its intent to consider the special permit request and an opportunity for public comment on April 23, 2009 (74 FR 4296). PHMSA is also providing notice of the availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment prepared in relation to this request for a special permit. Also, since the April 23, 2009 Federal Register notice, Texas Eastern Transmission, L.P., has modified its special permit request to reduce the length of its pipeline that would be subject to the request. The request and all pertinent information are available at http://www.Regulations.gov in Docket No. PHMSA-2008-0257. We invite the public and all concerned to review these documents and provide comments.
Pipeline Safety: Control Room Management/Human Factors
Document Number: 2010-23227
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-09-17
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA published the Control Room Management/Human Factors final rule in the Federal Register on December 3, 2009, which became effective on February 1, 2010. The final rule established an 18-month program development deadline of August 1, 2011, and a subsequent 18- month program implementation deadline of February 1, 2013. This proposed rule proposes to expedite the program implementation deadline to August 1, 2011, for most of the requirements, except for certain provisions regarding adequate information and alarm management, which would have a program implementation deadline of August 1, 2012.
Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit
Document Number: 2010-22884
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-14
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is providing an additional comment period of 30 days from the date of publication of this notice in relation to the Federal Register Notice issued on July 26, 2010, (75 FR 43612). In that notice, PHMSA requested comments concerning a special permit request from Dominion Transmission Incorporated (DTI). DTI requested relief from certain provisions of 49 CFR 192.611. PHMSA is extending the comment period in order to clarify the exact location of the special permit segment and to allow the public to review additional documents added to the docket since the original notice.
Notice: Elimination of Expiration Dates for Classification Approvals
Document Number: 2010-22138
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-07
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In 2005, PHMSA initiated a policy imposing a 5-year expiration date on firework classification approvals to ensure that background information supporting the approval is current and applicable, information is up-to-date and complete, obsolete approvals are eliminated from the PHMSA database, and approvals are amended with new requirements and/or methods as necessary. In 2009, this policy was extended to include all types of classification approvals, including explosives, oxidizing substances, organic peroxide materials and self- reactive substances. PHMSA is changing its policy and eliminating expiration dates for classification approvals because the policy has had unanticipated effects since its implementation. For instance, explosives assigned EX numbers, and self-reactive materials and organic peroxide materials, assigned CA numbers, have a shelf life far beyond the 5-year expiration date. Consequently, a product shipped in accordance with a classification approval with a 5-year expiration date becomes ineligible for domestic transport on the date the approval expires despite the product continuing to be safe for transport. Existing classification approvals with expiration dates will be reissued by PHMSA in accordance with the change of policy. While expiration dates for classification approvals will be eliminated, PHMSA retains the authority to issue approvals with expiration dates on a case-by-case basis.
Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 2010-21840
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-01
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 under Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control No. 2137-0596, titled ``National Pipeline Mapping Program.'' PHMSA is preparing to request approval from OMB for a renewal of the current information collection.
Hazardous Materials: Minor Editorial Corrections and Clarifications
Document Number: 2010-21759
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-01
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule corrects editorial errors, makes minor regulatory changes and, in response to requests for clarification, improves the clarity of certain provisions in the Hazardous Materials Regulations. The intended effect of this rule is to enhance the accuracy and reduce misunderstandings of the regulations. The amendments contained in this rule are non-substantive changes and do not impose new requirements.
Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities: Obtaining Approval of Alternative Vapor-Gas Dispersion Models
Document Number: 2010-21588
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-31
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This advisory bulletin provides guidance on the requirements for obtaining approval of alternative vapor-gas dispersion models under Subpart B of 49 CFR part 193.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Requirements on Gasoline Transport Vehicles
Document Number: 2010-21315
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-26
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is reopening the period for comments on NYSDEC's petition for reconsideration of PHMSA's January 23, 2009 administrative determination with respect to the findings that Federal hazardous material transportation law preempts the requirements in 6 NYCRR 230.6(b) and (c) for maintaining a copy of the most recent pressure- vacuum test results with the gasoline transport vehicle and retaining pressure-vacuum test and repair results for two years, respectively.
Office Of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Application for Special Permits
Document Number: 2010-21017
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-25
Agency: Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations (49 CFR Part 107, Subpart B), notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein. Each mode of transportation for which a particular special permit is requested is indicated by a number in the ``Nature of Application'' portion of the table below as follows: 1Motor vehicle, 2Rail freight, 3Cargo vessel, 4Cargo aircraft only, 5Passenger-carrying aircraft.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Applications for Modification of Special Permit
Document Number: 2010-21015
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-25
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 (49 CFR part 107, subpart B), notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the applications described herein. This notice is abbreviated to expedite docketing and public notice. Because the sections affected, modes of transportation, and the nature of application have been shown in earlier Federal Register publications, they are not repeated here. Requests for modification of special permits (e.g., to provide for additional hazardous materials, packaging design changes, additional mode of transportation, etc.) are described in footnotes to the application number. Application numbers with the suffix ``M'' denote a modification request. These applications have been separated from the new application for special permits to facilitate processing.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Actions on Special Permit Applications
Document Number: 2010-20910
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-25
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 (49 CFR Part 107, Subpart B), notice is hereby given of the actions on special permits applications in (January to June 2010). The mode of transportation involved are identified by a number in the ``Nature of Application'' portion of the table below as follows: 1Motor vehicle, 2Rail freight, 3Cargo vessel, 4Cargo aircraft only, 5Passenger-carrying aircraft. Application numbers prefixed by the letters EE represent applications for Emergency Special Permits. It should be noted that some of the sections cited were those in effect at the time certain special permits were issued.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Delays in Processing of Special Permits Applications
Document Number: 2010-20911
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-24
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the requirements of 49 U.S.C. 5117(c), PHMSA is publishing the following list of special permit applications that have been in process for 180 days or more. The reason(s) for delay and the expected completion date for action on each application is provided in association with each identified application.
Hazardous Materials: Harmonization With the United Nations Recommendations, International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, and the International Civil Aviation Organization Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air
Document Number: 2010-19952
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-24
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA proposes to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations to maintain alignment with international standards by incorporating various amendments, including changes to proper shipping names, hazard classes, packing groups, special provisions, packaging authorizations, air transport quantity limitations, and vessel stowage requirements. These revisions are necessary to harmonize the Hazardous Materials Regulations with recent changes made to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, the International Civil Aviation Organization's Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air, and the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous GoodsModel Regulations.
Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 2010-20638
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-20
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA invites comments on certain information collections pertaining to hazardous materials transportation for which PHMSA intends to request renewal from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Pipeline Safety: Periodic Updates of Regulatory References to Technical Standards and Miscellaneous Edits
Document Number: 2010-19643
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-11
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is amending the Federal pipeline safety regulations to incorporate by reference all or parts of 40 new editions of voluntary consensus 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. These amendments do not require pipeline operators to take on any significant new pipeline safety initiatives.
Pipeline Safety: Notice of Technical Pipeline Safety Advisory Committee Meetings
Document Number: 2010-19063
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-03
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a public meeting of the Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee (TPSSC) and of the Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee (THLPSSC). The PHMSA staff will brief the committee members on pipeline regulatory actions and policy concerns. The purpose of the meeting is to keep the members updated on current safety concerns, proposed rules, and future proposals.
Pipeline Safety: Personal Electronic Device Related Distractions
Document Number: 2010-18947
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-03
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is issuing an Advisory Bulletin to remind owners and operators of natural gas and hazardous liquid pipeline facilities of the risks associated with the use of personal electronic devices (PEDs) by individuals performing operations and maintenance activities on a pipeline facility.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Applications for Modification of Special Permit
Document Number: 2010-18711
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-02
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 (49 CFR Part 107, Subpart B), notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the applications described herein. This notice is abbreviated to expedite docketing and public notice. Because the sections affected, modes of transportation, and the nature of application have been shown in earlier Federal Register publications, they are not repeated here. Requests for modification of special permits (e.g. to provide for additional hazardous materials, packaging design changes, additional mode of transportation, etc.) are described in footnotes to the application number. Application numbers with the suffix ``M'' denote a modification request. These applications have been separated from the new application for special permits to facilitate processing.
Hazardous Materials: Special Permits and Approvals-Minimum Level of Fitness Determinations; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-18652
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-29
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice is to advise interested persons that PHMSA will conduct a public meeting to discuss Special Permit and Approval applicant fitness determinations. PHMSA will hold a public meeting on August 19, 2010, in Washington, DC, to provide interested persons with an opportunity to submit oral comments and participate in discussions concerning the criteria used when determining an applicant's minimum level of fitness.
Hazardous Materials: Requirements for the Storage of Explosives During Transportation
Document Number: 2010-18368
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-07-27
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA, in coordination with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), is proposing to enhance existing attendance requirements for explosives stored during transportation by designating the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standard 498 as the Federally approved standard for the construction and maintenance of safe havens used for unattended storage of Division 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3 explosives.