Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration February 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Information Collection Activities
Document Number: E7-3198
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-26
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 Delays in Processing of Special Permit Applications
Document Number: 07-735
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-20
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 special permit 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.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Applications for Modification of Special Permit
Document Number: 07-734
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-20
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 (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 special permits (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. These applications have been separated from the new applications for special permits to facilitate processing.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Applications for Modification of Special Permit
Document Number: 07-733
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-20
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 (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 special permits (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. These applications have been separated from the new applications for special permits to facilitate processing.
Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Approval of an Existing Information Collection (2137-0614)
Document Number: E7-2223
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-12
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice requests public participation in the OMB approval process regarding the renewal of an existing PHMSA information collection. This renewal of information complies with the hazardous liquid and carbon dioxide pipeline operator's annual report requirement. PHMSA is requesting OMB approval for renewal of this information collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. With this notice, PHMSA invites the public to submit comments over the next 60 days on ways to minimize the burden associated with the collection of information related to the hazardous liquid and carbon dioxide pipelines operator's annual report.
Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget Approval of an Existing Information Collection (2137-0522)
Document Number: E7-2222
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-12
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice requests public participation in the OMB approval process for the renewal of an existing PHMSA information collection. This renewal of information complies with the natural gas pipeline operator's reporting requirements. PHMSA is requesting OMB approval for renewal of this information collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. With this notice, PHMSA invites the public to submit comments over the next 60 days on ways to minimize the burden associated with the collection of information related to natural gas pipelines operator's reports.
Pipeline Safety: Requests for Waivers of Compliance (Special Permits)
Document Number: E7-2094
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-08
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The federal pipeline safety laws allow a pipeline operator to request PHMSA to waive compliance with any part of the federal pipeline safety regulations. We are publishing this notice to provide a list of requests we have received from pipeline operators seeking relief from compliance with certain pipeline safety regulations. This notice seeks public comment on these requests, including comments on any environmental impacts. In addition, this notice informs the public that we are changing what we will call a decision granting such a request to a special permit. At the conclusion of the comment period, PHMSA will evaluate each request individually to determine whether to grant a special permit or deny the request.
Pipeline Safety: Update of Regulatory References to Technical Standards
Document Number: E7-1652
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-01
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is amending a final rule published in the Federal Register on June 9, 2006, which updated 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.