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

Hazardous Materials: Notice of Public Meetings in 2020 for International Standards on the Transport of Dangerous Goods
Document Number: 2020-09076
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-29
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces that PHMSA's Office of Hazardous Materials Safety will host three public meetings during 2020 in advance of certain international meetings. The first meeting will be held in preparation of the 57th session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UNSCOE TDG), held June 29 to July 8, 2020, in Geneva, Switzerland. The second meeting will be held in preparation of the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) Dangerous Goods Panel (DGP) Working Group 20 (WG/20) meeting held September 21-25, 2020, in Montreal, Canada. The third meeting will be held in preparation of the 58th session of the UNSCOE TDG held November 30 to December 8, 2020, in Geneva, Switzerland. For each of these meetings, PHMSA will solicit public input on U.S. government positions regarding proposals submitted by member countries in advance of each meeting.
Pipeline Safety: Farm Taps Frequently Asked Questions
Document Number: 2020-07922
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-20
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is making available for comment a set of proposed frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding individual service lines directly connected to production, gathering, or transmission pipelines, commonly referred to as farm taps. The proposed FAQs address the applicability of the Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations and include guidance related to the Exercise of Enforcement Discretion Regarding Farm Taps published in the Federal Register on March 26, 2019.
Pipeline Safety: Regulatory Reform for Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Document Number: 2020-05721
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-16
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is soliciting public comment on proposed amendments to the Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations for the safety of hazardous liquid pipelines that would revise the requirements for facility response plans, revise the definition for accidents, and consider repealing, replacing, or modifying other specific regulations. The intent of these changes is to reduce regulatory burdens and improve regulatory clarity without compromising safety and environmental protection.
Hazardous Materials: Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 2020-07803
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-14
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Requests (ICRs) discussed below will be forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal and extension. These ICRs describe the nature of the information collections and their expected burdens. A Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on these ICRs was published in the Federal Register on January 16, 2020 under Docket No. PHMSA-2019-0221 (Notice No. 2019-12).
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Actions on Special Permits
Document Number: 2020-07370
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-08
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: 2020-07369
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-08
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: 2020-07368
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-08
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.