Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Hazardous Materials: Editorial Corrections and Clarifications
Document Number: 2020-23353
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-12-21
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule corrects editorial errors and improves the clarity of certain provisions in the Hazardous Materials Regulations and PHMSA program and procedural regulations. The intended effect of this rulemaking is to enhance the accuracy and reduce misunderstandings of the regulations. The amendments contained in this final rule are non-substantive changes and do not impose new requirements.
Pipeline Safety: Midstream Facilities Frequently Asked Questions
Document Number: 2020-27560
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-12-16
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA published a notification in the Federal Register seeking public comments on a document titled ``Pipeline Safety: Midstream Facilities Frequently Asked Questions.'' PHMSA has received a request to extend the comment period to allow stakeholders more time to evaluate the frequently asked questions. Upon review of the request, PHMSA is extending the comment period for an additional 30 days.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for New Special Permits
Document Number: 2020-27019
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-09
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, 2-Rail freight, 3-Cargo vessel, 4-Cargo aircraft only, 5-Passenger-carrying aircraft.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for Modifications to Special Permit
Document Number: 2020-27018
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-09
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, 2-Rail freight, 3-Cargo vessel, 4-Cargo aircraft only, 5-Passenger-carrying aircraft.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Actions on Special Permits
Document Number: 2020-27017
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-09
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: Request for Special Permit; Colorado Interstate Gas Company, L.L.C.
Document Number: 2020-26925
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-08
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 Colorado Interstate Gas Company, L.L.C. (CIG). 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: Random Drug Testing Rate; Management Information System Reporting; and Obtaining Drug and Alcohol Management Information System Sign-In Information
Document Number: 2020-26782
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-07
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 50 percent during calendar year 2021. Operators are reminded that drug and alcohol (D&A) testing information must be submitted for contractors who are performing or are ready to perform covered functions. For calendar year 2020 reporting, the user name and password for the Drug and Alcohol Management Information System (DAMIS) will be available in the PHMSA Portal.
Hazardous Materials: Harmonization With International Standards
Document Number: C1-2020-06205
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-12-03
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Hazardous Materials: Adoption of Miscellaneous Petitions To Reduce Regulatory Burdens
Document Number: 2020-23712
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-25
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is amending the Hazardous Materials Regulations in response to 24 petitions for rulemaking submitted by the regulated community between February 2015 and March 2018. This final rule updates, clarifies, or provides relief from various regulatory requirements without adversely affecting safety. PHMSA also, as of the effective date of this final rule, withdraws its September 28, 2017 enforcement discretion regarding the phase-out of mobile refrigeration systems.
Hazardous Materials: Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 2020-25168
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-16
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA invites comments on an Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number pertaining to hazardous materials transportation. This notice follows the publication of a PHMSA final rule titled ``Hazardous Materials: Liquefied Natural Gas by Rail'' [HM-264, 85 FR 44994] authorizing the transportation of liquefied natural gas by rail. Following publication of this notice, PHMSA intends to request a renewal with change of currently approved OMB control number 2137-0612, ``Hazardous Materials Security Plans.''
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for New Special Permits
Document Number: 2020-24991
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-12
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 Actions on Special Permits
Document Number: 2020-24990
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-12
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 Modifications to Special Permit
Document Number: 2020-24989
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-12
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.
Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit; Columbia Gas Transmission, L.L.C.
Document Number: 2020-24555
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-05
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is publishing this notice to solicit public comments on a request for a special permit renewal and the addition of special permit segments received from the Columbia Gas Transmission, L.L.C. (TCO). 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: Midstream Facilities Frequently Asked Questions
Document Number: 2020-24011
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-11-04
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is making available for comment a set of draft frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding federal oversight of midstream processing facilities. Specifically, this guidance will delineate where PHMSA and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will each perform inspection and enforcement activities for midstream processing facilities where there is overlapping authority. The proposed guidance consists of a set of seven FAQs that were developed by the Midstream Processing Working Group (Working Group) established by the Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, also known as the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee (GPAC), and the Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, also known as the Liquid Pipeline Advisory Committee (LPAC).
Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit; Columbia Gulf Transmission, L.L.C.
Document Number: 2020-24108
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-30
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is publishing this notice to solicit public comments on a request for a special permit renewal and the addition of special permit segments from the Columbia Gulf Transmission, L.L.C. (CGT). 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.
Hazardous Materials: Response to an Industry Petition To Reduce Regulatory Burden for Cylinder Requalification Requirements
Document Number: 2020-22483
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-30
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is amending the requirements of the requalification periods for certain Department of Transportation (DOT) 4-series specification cylinders in non-corrosive gas service in response to a petition for rulemaking submitted by the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA).
Pipeline Safety: Class Location Change Requirements
Document Number: 2020-19872
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-14
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In response to public input received as part of the rulemaking process, PHMSA is proposing to revise the Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations to amend the requirements for gas transmission pipeline segments that experience a change in class location. Under the existing regulations, pipeline segments located in areas where the population density has significantly increased must perform one of the following actions: Reduce the pressure of the pipeline segment, pressure test the pipeline segment to higher standards, or replace the pipeline segment. This proposed rule would add an alternative set of requirements operators could use, based on implementing integrity management principles and pipe eligibility criteria, to manage certain pipeline segments where the class location has changed from a Class 1 location to a Class 3 location. Through required periodic assessments, repair criteria, and other extra preventive and mitigative measures, PHMSA expects this alternative approach would provide long-term safety benefits consistent with the current natural gas pipeline safety rules while also providing cost savings for pipeline operators.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for New Special Permits
Document Number: 2020-22365
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-09
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 Actions on Special Permits
Document Number: 2020-22364
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-09
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 Modifications to Special Permit
Document Number: 2020-22363
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-09
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.
Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit; Columbia Gulf Transmission, LLC
Document Number: 2020-21926
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-05
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 Columbia Gulf Transmission, LLC (CGT). 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: Overpressure Protection on Low-Pressure Natural Gas Distribution Systems
Document Number: 2020-21508
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-29
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is issuing this advisory bulletin to remind owners and operators of natural gas distribution pipelines of the possibility of failure due to an overpressurization on low-pressure distribution systems. PHMSA is also reminding such owners and operators of existing federal integrity management regulations for gas distribution systems.
Pipeline Safety: Inside Meters and Regulators
Document Number: 2020-21507
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-29
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is issuing this advisory bulletin to alert owners and operators of natural gas distribution pipelines to the consequences of failures of inside meters and regulators. PHMSA is also reminding operators of existing Federal regulations covering the installation and maintenance of inside meter and regulators, including the integrity management regulations for distribution systems to reduce the risks associated with failures of inside meter and regulator installations.
Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit; Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C.
Document Number: 2020-19889
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-09
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 Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C. (TGP). 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 Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-19801
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-08
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a virtual public meeting of the Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, also known as the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee (GPAC), to discuss the Gas Pipeline Regulatory Reform notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).
Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit; Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC
Document Number: 2020-19794
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-08
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 Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC (TCO). 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: Request for Special Permit; Great Lakes Gas Transmission Company
Document Number: 2020-19792
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-08
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 Great Lakes Gas Transmission Company (GLGT). 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.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Actions on Special Permits
Document Number: 2020-19646
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-04
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: 2020-19643
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-04
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, 2-Rail freight, 3-Cargo vessel, 4-Cargo aircraft only, 5-Passenger-carrying aircraft.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for Modifications to Special Permits
Document Number: 2020-19641
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-04
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 New Special Permits
Document Number: 2020-17603
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-12
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 Actions on Special Permits
Document Number: 2020-17601
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-12
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 Modifications to Special Permits
Document Number: 2020-17600
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-12
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.
Pipeline Safety: Gas and Liquid Advisory Committee Member Nominations
Document Number: 2020-16587
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-31
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is requesting nominations for individuals to serve on the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee (GPAC), also known as the Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, and the Liquid Pipeline Advisory Committee (LPAC), also known as the Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee. Each committee is composed of 15 members appointed by the Secretary of Transportation (the Secretary).
Hazardous Materials: Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 2020-16556
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-31
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA invites comments on an Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number pertaining to hazardous materials transportation. This notice follows the publication of a PHMSA final rule titled ``Hazardous Materials: Liquefied Natural Gas by Rail'' [HM-264, 85 FR 44994] authorizing the transportation of liquefied natural gas by rail. PHMSA intends to request a renewal with change of currently approved OMB control number 2137-0612, ``Hazardous Materials Security Plans.''
Hazardous Materials: Lithium Battery Air Safety Advisory Committee; Notice of Public Meeting; Correction
Document Number: 2020-16368
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-29
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA published a document in the Federal Register of March 30, 2020, announcing a meeting of the Lithium Battery Air Safety Advisory Committee. The document indicated that the meeting would be held at DOT Headquarters in Washington, DC, but it will now be hosted virtually with no in-person meeting being conducted.
Hazardous Materials: Liquefied Natural Gas by Rail
Document Number: 2020-13604
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-24
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA, in coordination with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), is amending the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to allow for the bulk transport of ``Methane, refrigerated liquid,'' commonly known as liquefied natural gas (LNG), in rail tank cars. This rulemaking authorizes the transportation of LNG by rail in DOT-113C120W specification rail tank cars with enhanced outer tank requirements, subject to all applicable requirements and certain additional operational controls. The enhancements to the outer tank are indicated by the new specification suffix ``9'' (DOT-113C120W9).
Hazardous Materials: Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 2020-15949
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-23
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA invites comments on a revision to the information collection pertaining to hazardous materials public sector training and planning grants for which PHMSA intends to request a renewal with revision from the Office of Management and Budget.
Pipeline Safety: Safety of Underground Natural Gas Storage Facilities; Correction
Document Number: 2020-15122
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-23
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a final rule in the Federal Register on February 12, 2020, amending PHMSA's regulations establishing minimum safety standards for underground natural gas storage facilities. That document inadvertently removed certain reporting requirements for natural gas pipeline operators. This document corrects the final regulations.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Actions on Special Permits
Document Number: 2020-14620
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-08
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 Modifications to Special Permits
Document Number: 2020-14619
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-08
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 New Special Permits
Document Number: 2020-14618
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-08
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.
Pipeline Safety: Safety of Gas Transmission Pipelines: MAOP Reconfirmation, Expansion of Assessment Requirements, and Other Related Amendments: Response to a Joint Petition for Reconsideration
Document Number: 2020-14403
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-06
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document responds to a joint Petition for Reconsideration (Petition) that was submitted on October 31, 2019, by the American Gas Association, the American Petroleum Institute, the American Public Gas Association, and the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (the Associations). In the Petition, the Associations requested that PHMSA amend the final rule titled ``Safety of Gas Transmission Pipelines: MAOP Reconfirmation, Expansion of Assessment Requirements, and Other Related Amendments'' (Gas Transmission Final Rule) published in the Federal Register on October 1, 2019. In response to the Petition, PHMSA is amending the Gas Transmission Final Rule to address the requirements for recordkeeping and the applicability of maximum allowable operating pressure (MAOP) reconfirmation. The amendments are intended to clarify the regulatory requirements identified in the Petition without adversely affecting safety.
Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit; Fairbanks Natural Gas, L.L.C.
Document Number: 2020-13731
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-25
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is publishing this notice to solicit public comments on a request from Fairbanks Natural Gas, L.L.C. (FNG) to renew a previously issued special permit. The special permit renewal request is seeking continued 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 renewal.
Pipeline Safety: Meeting of the Gas and Liquid Pipeline Safety Advisory Committees
Document Number: 2020-13357
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-22
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces public teleconference meeting of the Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, also known as the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee (GPAC), and the Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, also known as the Liquid Pipeline Advisory Committee (LPAC), to discuss the Valve Installation and Minimum Rupture Detection Standards notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).
Hazardous Materials: Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 2020-12770
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-12
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, PHMSA seeks comment on the development of a Generic Information Collection Request for the collection of qualitative feedback on agency service delivery for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act. This notice announces PHMSA's intent to submit this collection to the Office of Management and Budget for approval and allows for an additional 30 days of public comment.
Hazardous Materials: Request for Information on Safety Devices
Document Number: 2020-12452
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-09
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is developing a national policy regarding safety devices (UN0503 and UN3268). PHMSA has continued to see advancements in technologies for articles containing hazardous materials that have been submitted to PHMSA requesting an approval or special permit to transport as safety devices (UN0503 and UN3268). PHMSA is requesting information or data from stakeholders regarding the classification, testing, and conditions for transportation of these devices requesting an approval to be classified as safety devices.
Pipeline Safety: Gas Pipeline Regulatory Reform
Document Number: 2020-11843
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-09
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is seeking comments on proposed amendments to the Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations that are intended to ease regulatory burdens on the construction, maintenance and operation of gas transmission, distribution, and gathering pipeline systems. The amendments in this proposal are based on PHMSA's considered review of public comments, petitions for rulemaking, and an agency initiative to identify appropriate areas where regulations might be repealed, replaced, or modified.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Actions on Special Permits
Document Number: 2020-12122
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-05
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.