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

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Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Approval of an Existing Information Collection (2137-0593)
Document Number: 05-15560
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-08
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for extension of currently approved collection. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and the expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on May 23, 2005, [FR 70, page 29554].
Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Approval of an Existing Information Collection (2137-0594)
Document Number: 05-15559
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-08
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for extension of currently approved collection. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and the expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on May 23, 2005, [FR 70, page 29553].
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.
Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 05-12727
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-28
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on April 14, 2005 [70 FR 19837].
Hazardous Materials: Requirements for Cylinders; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 05-12459
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-23
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is extending until September 6, 2005, the period for interested persons to submit comments on the March 9, 2005 notice of proposed rulemaking. In the March 9, 2005 NPRM, we proposed to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations to adopt standards for the design, construction, maintenance and use of cylinders and multiple-element gas containers (MEGCs) based on the standards contained in the United Nations (UN) Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods. Aligning the HMR with the UN Recommendations will promote flexibility, permit the use of technological advances for the manufacture of pressure receptacles, provide for a broader selection of pressure receptacles, reduce the need for exemptions, and facilitate international commerce in the transportation of compressed gases.
Pipeline Safety: Use of Polyamide-11 Plastic Pipe in Gas Pipelines
Document Number: 05-12356
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-22
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) seeks public comments on two petitions for rulemaking filed by Arkema, Inc. The petitions request changes to the gas pipeline safety regulations to increase the design factor for new polyamide11 (PA-11) pipe and to allow use of PA-11 pipe for systems operating at up to 200 pounds per square inch gauge pressure (psig). These requested changes will allow the use of PA-11 pipe in gas pipelines in place of metal pipe.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Application for Exemptions
Document Number: 05-12132
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-21
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.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Applications for Modification of Exemption
Document Number: 05-12131
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-21
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 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. There applications have been separated from the new application for exemption to facilitate processing.
Pipeline Safety: Public Meeting on Applying, Interpreting, and Evaluating Data From In-Line Inspection Devices
Document Number: 05-11866
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-16
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration's Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) is hosting a public meeting to discuss concerns it has with how operators are applying, interpreting, and evaluating data acquired from In-Line Inspection Devices (ILI), and OPS's expectations about how operators should be effectively integrating this data with other information about the operator's pipeline. The meeting will be held Thursday, August 11, 2005, in Houston, TX, and is open to all interested parties.
Pipeline Safety: Pipeline Operator Public Awareness Program
Document Number: 05-11865
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-16
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is correcting a Final Rule published in the Federal Register on May 19, 2005 (70 FR 28833). That Final Rule amended requirements for pipeline operators in 49 CFR parts 192 and 195 to develop and implement public awareness programs and incorporated by reference the guidelines of the American Petroleum Institute (API) Recommended Practice (RP) 1162. The document was assigned the amendment numbers 192-100 and 195-84, which were already assigned to different amendments. This document corrects the amendment numbers, and corrects the language amending part 192 so that it is consistent with part 195.
Pipeline Safety: Response Plans for Onshore Transportation-Related Oil Pipelines
Document Number: 05-11444
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-16
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On February 23, 2005, the U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) issued a final rule adopting as a final rule, the interim final rule which was issued on January 5, 1993. This final rule also made minor amendments to some of the regulations in Part 194 in response to public comments and the experience that OPS gained in implementing the interim final rule, leading spill response exercises, and responding to actual spills. The amendments were generally technical in nature and did not involve additional costs to pipeline operators or the public. In issuing the final rule, a table was inadvertently misprinted. This table in Sec. 194.105(b)(3) specifies the potential spill volume reduction credits operators may use when they have secondary containment and other spill prevention measures on breakout tanks. These spill reduction credits are used when calculating the worst case discharge volume. This correction replaces the incorrect table with the correct table.
Pipeline Safety: Operator Qualifications; Statutory Changes
Document Number: 05-11864
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-15
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document confirms the effective date of the direct final rule published in the Federal Register on March 3, 2005. The direct final rule amended regulations that require operators of gas and hazardous liquid pipelines to conduct programs to evaluate the qualifications of individuals who perform certain safety-related tasks on pipelines.
Hazardous Materials; Transportation of Lithium Batteries
Document Number: 05-11765
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-15
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is publishing this initial regulatory flexibility analysis to aid the public in commenting upon the potential small business impacts of the proposals in our April 2, 2002 notice of proposed rulemaking to amend the requirements in the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) on: (1) Exceptions for ``small'' and for ``mid-size'' batteries (i.e., cells up to 5 grams of lithium content and batteries up to 25 grams of lithium content); and (2) exceptions for aircraft passengers and crew. These changes are being proposed in order to clarify requirements to promote safer transportation practices; promote compliance and enforcement; eliminate unnecessary regulatory requirements; facilitate international commerce; and make these requirements easier to understand. We will consider comments received to improve our regulatory flexibility analysis and in making our decision on a final rule.
Harmonization With the United Nations Recommendations, International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, and International Civil Aviation Organization's Technical Instructions; Correction; Final Rule
Document Number: 05-11648
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-14
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On December 20, 2004, the Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA)the predecessor agency to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)published a final rule under Docket Number RSPA-04-17036 (HM-215G) amending the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) 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. Because of recent changes to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code), the International Civil Aviation Organization's Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (ICAO Technical Instructions), and the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UN Recommendations), these revisions are necessary to facilitate the transport of hazardous materials in international commerce. This final rule corrects errors in the December 20, 2004 final rule.
Hazardous Materials; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 05-11647
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-13
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule amends the Hazardous Materials Regulations by incorporating miscellaneous changes based on petitions for rulemaking and PHMSA initiatives. The intended effect of these regulatory changes is to update, clarify or provide relief from certain regulatory requirements.
Hazardous Materials: Incorporation of Exemptions Into Regulations; Notice of Information Collection Approval
Document Number: 05-11399
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-08
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule notice announces Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of information collection request (ICR) OMB No. 2137-0620, ``Inspection and Testing of Meter Provers.'' This information collection has been approved by OMB until May 31, 2008. This notice also makes appropriate revisions to regulations concerning the Paperwork Reduction Act to incorporate this new information collection approval under OMB Control No. 2137-0620.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Delays in Processing of Exemption Applications
Document Number: 05-11010
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-03
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.
Pipeline Safety: Meetings of the Pipeline Safety Advisory Committees
Document Number: 05-10275
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-23
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces public meetings of Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration's (PHMSA) Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee (TPSSC) and Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee (THLPSSC) to discuss various regulatory issues.
Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Approval of an Existing Information Collection (2137-0593)
Document Number: 05-10203
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-23
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice seeks comments from the public regarding notices gas service line operators must send customers about the availability of excess flow valves (EFVs) and related records operators must keep. The notices give customers information to help them decide if they would like to have EFVs installed on their lines. Comments will help OMB evaluate the information collection involving EFVs.
Pipeline Safety: Planning for Coordination of Emergency Response to Pipeline Emergencies
Document Number: 05-10202
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-23
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document alerts pipeline operators about the need to preplan for emergency response with utilities whose proximity to the pipeline may impact the response. Coordination with electric and other utilities may be critical in responding to a pipeline emergency. Preplanning would facilitate actions that may be needed for safety, such as removing sources of ignition or reducing the amount of combustible material.
Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Approval of an Existing Information Collection (2137-0594)
Document Number: 05-10198
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-23
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice seeks comments from the public regarding notices that gas pipeline operators must send customers about buried customer piping located downstream from service lines and the related records operators must keep. The notices inform customers about the need for proper maintenance of this piping. Comments will help OMB evaluate the information collection burden.
International Standards on the Transport of Dangerous Goods; Public Meetings
Document Number: 05-10192
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-23
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice is to advise interested persons that PHMSA will conduct public meetings in preparation for and to report the results of the 27th session of the United Nation's Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UNSCOE) to be held July 4-8, 2005 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Hazardous Materials: Infectious Substances; Harmonization With the United Nations Recommendations
Document Number: 05-9717
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-05-19
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is proposing to revise the transportation requirements for infectious substances, including regulated medical waste, to adopt new classification criteria and packaging requirements consistent with revised international standards and to clarify existing requirements to promote compliance. These proposed revisions will ensure an acceptable level of safety for the transportation of infectious substances and facilitate domestic and international transportation.
Pipeline Safety: Pipeline Operator Public Awareness Program
Document Number: 05-9464
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-19
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This Final Rule amends the requirements for pipeline operators to develop and implement public awareness (also known as public education) programs. The changes are part of PHMSA's \1\ Office of Pipeline Safety's (OPS) broad pipeline communications initiative to promote pipeline safety. Promoting pipeline safety requires enhanced communications (by pipeline operators) with the public to increase public awareness of pipeline operations and safety issues. The amendments for developing and implementing public awareness programs address the requirements of the Pipeline Safety Improvement Act (PSIA) of 2002 \2\ and incorporate by reference the guidelines provided in the American Petroleum Institute (API) Recommended Practice (RP) 1162, ``Public Awareness Programs for Pipeline Operators.'' \3\
Pipeline Safety: Public Meeting on Use of Excess Flow Valves in Gas Distribution Service Lines
Document Number: 05-9914
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-17
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration's (PHMSA) Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) is sponsoring a public meeting on the use of Excess Flow Valves in gas distribution safety lines as a technique for mitigating the consequences of service line incidents. The meeting will be held on June 17, 2005, in Washington, DC.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Applications for Modifications of Exemption
Document Number: 05-9711
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-16
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with theprocedures 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 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'' demote 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: 05-9710
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-16
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.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Actions on Exemption Applications
Document Number: 05-8625
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-03
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 of the actions on exemption applications in October 2003 to December 2004. The mode of transportation involved are identified 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. Application numbers prefixed by the letters EE represent applications for Emergency Exemptions. It should be noted that some of the sections cited were those in effect at the time certain exemptions were issued.
Hazardous Materials: Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material (TS-R-1) and Advisory Material for the IAEA Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Materials (TS-G-1.1); Request for Comments
Document Number: 05-8716
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-02
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA will accept written comments pertaining to 28 proposed changes to the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Materials, TS-R-1, scheduled for revision in the year 2007 as well as written comments on the proposed changes to the Advisory Material for the IAEA Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Materials, TS-G-1.1.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Delays in Processing of Exemption Applications
Document Number: 05-8624
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-02
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
Pipeline Safety: Grant of Waiver; Tractebel Power, Inc.
Document Number: 05-8011
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-21
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration's (PHMSA), formerly the Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA), Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) is granting Tractebel Power, Inc.'s (TPI) petition for a waiver of the pipeline safety regulations to employ a 1.0 longitudinal joint factor (LJF) for austenitic stainless steel pipe in its Tractebel Calypso Pipeline (TCP) project.
Pipeline Safety: Drug and Alcohol Testing
Document Number: 05-8008
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-21
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice advises operators of gas, hazardous liquid and carbon dioxide pipelines and liquefied natural gas facilities that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS), intends to issue an Advisory Bulletin to begin collecting annual drug and alcohol testing data for contractor employees performing covered functions in the pipeline industry. The collection of contractor testing data is necessary for the calculation of the minimum annual percent rate for random drug testing, which is based on the reported positive rate for the entire industry. No regulatory change is necessary because the current rule already requires operators to report testing data for covered employees to OPS. The Advisory Bulletin will end the deferment period addressed in the preamble to the current rule for reporting contractor data and suggest a method for reporting the data that minimizes the problems associated with duplication. This notice proposes a method for reporting contractor data, seeks public comment on the method, and encourages suggestions for alternative approaches for reporting contractor testing data.
Pipeline Safety: Pipeline Integrity Management in High Consequence Areas for Hazardous Liquid Operators
Document Number: 05-8007
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-21
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
OPS will sponsor a 1\1/2\ day workshop to review the initial Integrity Management (IM) inspections of hazardous liquid pipeline operators. Workshop topics will cover the lessons learned, accomplishments, and future expectations for such programs from both the OPS and industry perspectives.
Pipeline Safety: Controller Certification Pilot Program (CCERT)
Document Number: 05-7638
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-15
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice seeks participants and provides information about the certification study project affecting individuals who operate computer-based systems for controlling the operation of gas and hazardous liquid pipelines (pipeline controllers) and the associated pilot program required by Section 13(b) of the Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of 2002 (PSIA). This notice describes the purpose and scope of a project being undertaken by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration's (PHMSA) (formerly the Research and Special Programs Administration) Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) to determine what actions it should recommend for additional assurance that individuals who operate computer-based systems for controlling the operation of gas and hazardous liquid pipelines are adequately qualified and, if deemed necessary, certified to perform their job responsibilities. The public is invited to inquire about this project through the contact information below, and is encouraged to provide comments.
Applicability of the Hazardous Materials Regulations to Loading, Unloading, and Storage
Document Number: 05-7394
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-15
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On October 30, 2003, the Research and Special Programs Administration, predecessor agency to PHMSA, published a final rule to clarify the applicability of the Hazardous Materials Regulations to functions and activities related to the safe and secure transportation of hazardous materials in commerce, including loading, unloading, and storage operations. In response to appeals submitted by persons affected by the final rule, this final rule amends certain regulations and makes editorial corrections.
Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 05-7530
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-14
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).
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Applications for Modification of Exemption
Document Number: 05-7529
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-14
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 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'' demote a modification request. These 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: 05-7528
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-14
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.