Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration July 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Integrity Management Notifications for Gas Transmission Lines
Document Number: 05-15022
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-29
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Current regulations require operators to notify OPS and state pipeline safety agencies of certain events related to integrity management programs for gas transmission lines. This bulletin provides guidance on notifying OPS and state agencies and describes OPS' review of notifications. OPS expects this bulletin to improve the efficiency of the notification and review process.
Applicability of the Hazardous Materials Regulations to a “Person Who Offers” a Hazardous Material for Transportation in Commerce
Document Number: 05-14912
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-28
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is amending the Hazardous Materials Regulations to add a definition for ``person who offers or offeror.'' The definition adopted in this final rule codifies long-standing interpretations and administrative determinations on the applicability of those regulations.
Pipeline Safety: Update of Regulatory References to Technical Standards
Document Number: 05-14003
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-18
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes to update the pipeline safety regulations to incorporate by reference all or parts of new editions of voluntary consensus technical standards to enable pipeline operators to utilize current technology, materials, and practices.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Applications for Modification of Exemption
Document Number: 05-13953
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-15
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, exemptions 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. This notice is abbreviated to expedite the 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. Request of modifications of exemptions (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. Their applications have been separated from the new application for exemption to facilitate processing.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, Notice of Application for Exemptions
Document Number: 05-13952
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-15
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, exemptions 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 exemption 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: Request for Waiver; Southern LNG
Document Number: 05-13867
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-14
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Southern LNG (SLNG), requested a waiver of compliance from the regulatory requirements at 49 CFR 193.2301, which requires each LNG facility constructed after March 31, 2000 to comply with 49 CFR 193 and ANSI/NFPA 59A.
Pipeline Safety: Petition for Waiver; BOC Gases
Document Number: 05-13864
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-14
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
BOC Gases (BOC) petitioned the PHMSA's Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) for a waiver from the pipeline safety standards at 49 CFR 195.306(c)(5) to allow the use of inert gas or carbon dioxide as the test medium for pressure testing an existing carbon dioxide pipeline.
Office of Hazardous Material Safety; Notice of Delays in Processing of Exemption Applications
Document Number: 05-13125
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-05
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 exemption 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.
Submission for Office of Management and Budget Approval (2137-0048) and Public Comment Request
Document Number: 05-13090
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice seeks comments from the public regarding the need for PHMSA to collect paperwork information from liquefied natural gas operators to ensure that these operators are properly operating and maintaining their facilities. This notice is published (pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995) to measure the need for the proposed paperwork collection, to find ways to minimize the burden on operators, to find ways to enhance the quality of information collected, and to verify the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden (measured in work hours) on pipeline operators. This is a request to continue collection of information already approved under OMB 2137- 0048 and to renew that approval.
Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Approval of an Existing Information Collection (2137-0605)
Document Number: 05-13089
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice seeks public comment on the need for PHMSA to collect paperwork information on pipeline integrity management in high consequence areas from hazardous liquid pipeline operators with less than 500 miles of pipelines. This information collection requires operators to provide direct integrity testing and evaluation of pipelines in high consequence areas. This notice is published (pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995) to measure the need for the paperwork collection, to find ways to minimize the burden on these operators that must respond, to find ways to enhance the quality of information collected, and to verify the accuracy of the PHMSA's estimate of the burden (measured in work hours) on private entities. This notice also seeks approval from OMB to renew the existing approval of this paperwork collection.
Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Approval of an Existing Information Collection (2137-0049)
Document Number: 05-13088
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
A person owning or operating a pipeline facility is required to maintain records, make reports, and provide information to the Secretary of Transportation at the Secretary's request. The Secretary, through PHMSA, uses this information to decide whether the owner or operator is complying with the Pipeline Safety requirements. This notice is published (pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995) to measure the need for paperwork collection from gas pipeline operators, to find ways to minimize the burden on these operators, to find ways to enhance the quality of information collected, and to verify the accuracy of PHMSA's estimate of the burden (measured in work hours) on private entities. This notice also seeks approval from OMB to renew the existing approval of this paperwork collection.
Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Approval of an Existing Information Collection (2137-0047)
Document Number: 05-13087
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice seeks public comment on the need for PHMSA to collect paperwork information from hazardous liquid pipeline operators. The mission of PHMSA is to ensure the safe, reliable, and environmentally sound operation of the nation's approximately 161,000 miles of hazardous liquid pipelines. The requested paperwork will ensure that PHMSA can identify any trends in hazardous liquid pipeline safety and share it with the stakeholders for effective inspection programs, minimizing incidents. This notice is published (pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995) to measure the need for the paperwork collection from the hazardous liquid pipeline operators, to find ways to minimize the burden on operators, to find ways to enhance the quality of the collected information, and to verify the accuracy of PHMSA's estimate of the burden (measured in work hours) on private entities. This notice also seeks to renew the existing approval from OMB for this paperwork collection.
Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Approval of an Existing Information Collection (2137-0584)
Document Number: 05-13086
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice seeks public comment on the need for PHMSA to collect paperwork information from state agencies that maintain programs to regulate pipelines. The purpose of the paperwork is to ensure that these states are properly monitoring the operations of pipeline operators in their states, and to determine Federal grant amounts for these states. This notice is published (pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995) to measure the need for the paperwork collection from these state agencies, to find ways to minimize the burden on states that must respond, to find ways to enhance the quality of information collected, and to verify the accuracy of the PHMSA's estimate of the burden (measured in work hours) on the states. This notice also seeks approval from the Office of Management and Budget to renew the existing approval of this paperwork collection.