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

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.