Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration October 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Pipeline Safety: Safety of Underground Natural Gas Storage Facilities
Document Number: 2017-22553
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-19
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is announcing an additional opportunity for the public to comment on an interim final rule (IFR) titled: ``Pipeline Safety: Underground Natural Gas Storage Facilities.'' PHMSA is reopening the comment period in response to a petition for reconsideration filed jointly by the American Gas Association, American Petroleum Institute, and the American Public Gas Association. By reopening the comment period, PHMSA is providing all interested parties with the opportunity to comment on the IFR and the merits and claims of the petition. PHMSA will consider all public comments and address the petition for reconsideration in the final rule.
Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities, Revision to Gas Distribution Annual Report
Document Number: 2017-22552
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-18
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is preparing to request Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the revision of the gas distribution annual report currently approved under OMB control number 2137-0629. PHMSA proposes revising Part A and certain parts of the instructions. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA invites comments on the proposed revisions to the form and instructions.
Pipeline Safety: Coastal Ecological Unusually Sensitive Areas Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-22319
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a one-day public meeting to discuss applicable definitions and available geospatial information system (GIS) data sources for marine coastal waters, coastal beaches and the Great Lakes, pertaining to Coastal Ecological Unusually Sensitive Areas (USA).
Hazardous Materials: Enhanced Tank Car Standards and Operational Controls for High-Hazard Flammable Trains
Document Number: 2017-22281
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document provides notice that PHMSA and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) are publishing a revised Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) updating the original RIA associated with the electronically controlled pneumatic (ECP) brake provision of PHMSA's May 8, 2015, Final Rule titled ``Enhanced Tank Car Standards and Operational Controls for High-Hazard Flammable Trains'' (Final Rule). The agencies are publishing the updated RIA in response to the mandate of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. The updated RIA incorporates new testing and analysis the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) reviewed, recommendations from two U.S. General Accountability Office (GAO) audits, and updates to the costs and benefits of the provision of the Final Rule based on current economic conditions. PHMSA invites comments on all aspects of the updated RIA and the agency will respond to all relevant comments received.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for Special Permits
Document Number: 2017-21849
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-11
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. 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: 1 Motor vehicle, 2Rail freight, 3Cargo vessel, 4Cargo aircraft only, 5Passenger-carrying aircraft.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for Special Permits
Document Number: 2017-21848
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-11
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. 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: 1 Motor vehicle, 2Rail freight, 3Cargo vessel, 4Cargo aircraft only, 5Passenger-carrying aircraft.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for Special Permits
Document Number: 2017-21847
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-11
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: Emergency Waiver No. 5
Document Number: 2017-21417
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-05
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is issuing an emergency waiver order to persons conducting operations under the direction of the Puerto Rico Public Service Commission within the Hurricane Maria emergency and disaster areas of Puerto Rico. This Waiver Order is effective September 28, 2017, and shall remain in effect for 7 days from the date of issuance.
Pipeline Safety: Underground Natural Gas Storage Facility Annual Report
Document Number: 2017-21004
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) is announcing OMB approval of the annual report for Underground Natural Gas Storage Facilities.