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

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Pipeline Safety: Meeting of the Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee
Document Number: E7-12573
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-28
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a public meeting of PHMSA's Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee (THLPSSC). The THLPSSC will vote on a proposal to extend pipeline safety regulations to certain unregulated hazardous liquid gathering lines and low-stress pipelines and on a supplemental proposal addressing new requirements for low-stress pipelines in the Pipeline Inspection, Protection, Enforcement, and Safety Act of 2006 (PIPES Act). PHMSA will also consult with the THLPSSC on a concept addressing internal corrosion.
Security Requirements for Motor Carriers Transporting Hazardous Materials
Document Number: E7-12404
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-06-27
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This withdrawal advises the public that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has assumed the lead role from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) for rulemaking addressing the security of motor carrier shipments of hazardous materials under this docket. Accordingly, PHMSA is withdrawing the ANPRM issued under this docket and closing its rulemaking proceeding. This action is consistent with and supportive of the respective transportation security roles and responsibilities of the Department of Transportation and DHS as delineated in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed September 28, 2004, and of TSA and PHMSA as outlined in an Annex to that MOU signed August 7, 2006. PHMSA will continue to consider alternatives for enhancing the safety of explosives stored during transportation under another rulemaking docket. PHMSA will consult and coordinate with TSA on hazardous materials transportation security issues in accordance with the PHMSA-TSA Annex.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Delays in Processing of Special Permits Applications
Document Number: 07-3022
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-20
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 Application for Special Permits
Document Number: 07-3021
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-20
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. 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: 1Motor vehicle, 2Rail freight, 3Cargo vessel, 4Cargo aircraft only, 5Passenger-carrying aircraft.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Applications for Modification of Special Permit
Document Number: 07-3020
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-20
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'' demote a modification request. These applications have been separated from the new application for special permits to facilitate processing.
Request Public Comment and Office of Management and Budget Approval for a New Information Collection
Document Number: E7-11490
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-14
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice requests public participation in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval process for a new PHMSA information collection. This proposed information collection is a survey of hazardous liquid pipeline operators to obtain information on unregulated low-stress hazardous liquid pipeline characteristics. With this notice, PHMSA invites the public to submit comments over the next 60 days on ways to minimize the related burden.
International Standards on the Transport of Dangerous Goods; Public Meeting.
Document Number: 07-2868
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-11
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice is to advise interested persons that PHMSA will conduct a public meeting in preparation for the 31st session of the United Nation's Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UNSCOE) to be held July 2-6, 2007 in Geneva, Switzerland. In addition, input will be solicited on a five year agenda prioritizing PHMSA's international work.
Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget Approval of Existing Information Collection Requirements (2137-0578 and 2137-0579)
Document Number: E7-11077
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-08
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice requests public participation in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval process for the renewal and extension of two information collection requirements: ``Reporting of Safety-Related Conditions on Gas, Hazardous Liquid, and Carbon Dioxide Pipelines and Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities'' and ``Drug and Alcohol Testing of Pipeline Operators.'' PHMSA invites the public to submit comments over the next 60 days on whether the collection of this information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of DOT.
Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget Approval of an Existing Information Collection (2137-0596)
Document Number: E7-10443
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that PHMSA forwarded an Information Collection Request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of the currently approved collection for National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS) data reporting. On March 23, 2007, PHMSA published a Federal Register notice soliciting comments on this information collection. No comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow the public an additional 30 days to submit comments.
Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget Approval of an Existing Information Collection (2137-0598)
Document Number: E7-10204
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-29
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice requests public participation in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval process for the renewal of existing leak detection information collection. PHMSA invites the public to submit comments over the next 60 days on whether the existing information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department of Transportation.
Safety Advisory: Removal From Service of Liner-Less, Fully-Wrapped Fiberglass Composite Cylinders
Document Number: E7-10081
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-24
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Recently, five (5) 33-pound propane cylinders authorized under DOT Special Permit (DOT-SP 13957) ruptured during storage at a facility in Miami, Florida. The purpose of this notice is to alert owners and users of certain cylinders manufactured under this special permit to potential safety problems and to advise them to remove the cylinders from service as outlined in this notice. Also, PHMSA requests information on any other failures or leakage of lading, involving all cylinders made under DOT-SP 13957, which include 10-pound, 20-pound, and 33-pound cylinders, that may not have been previously reported to the agency.
Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: E7-9872
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-23
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Requests (ICR) abstracted below will be forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. The ICRs describe the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collections of information was published on February 26, 2007 [72 FR 8421]. In response to our Notice, we received one comment concerning the renewal of OMB Control No. 2137-0586, ``The Hazardous Materials Public Sector Training and Planning Grants.'' A summary of the comment and our response can be found under the abstract for OMB Control No. 2137-0586.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Application for Special Permits
Document Number: 07-2513
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-22
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. 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: 1Motor vehicle, 2Rail freight, 3Cargo vessel, 4Cargo aircraft only, 5Passenger-carrying aircraft.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Applications for Modification of Special Permit
Document Number: 07-2512
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-22
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 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 application for special permits to facilitate processing.
Pipeline Safety: Protecting Unusually Sensitive Areas From Rural Low-Stress Hazardous Liquid Pipelines
Document Number: 07-2461
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-18
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In this supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) PHMSA is modifying its pending proposal for regulating rural low-stress hazardous liquid pipelines within a prescribed buffer of an ``unusually sensitive area'' (USA). This modification addresses new requirements in the Pipeline Inspection, Protection, Enforcement, and Safety Act of 2006 (PIPES Act). We propose to apply all Federal hazardous liquid pipeline safety regulations to these pipelines instead of the narrower, threat-focused set of requirements we originally proposed to apply to these pipelines. This action will help protect USAs from the potential adverse impacts of releases from low-stress hazardous liquid pipelines in rural areas.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Delays in Processing of Special Permits Applications
Document Number: 07-2343
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-14
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.
Hazardous Materials: Reducing the Risk of Hazardous Materials Incidents During Loading and Unloading Operations
Document Number: E7-9066
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-11
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
As part of PHMSA's efforts to review bulk loading and unloading of hazardous materials and to develop risk reduction strategies, the agency invites interested persons to participate in a public workshop that will examine industry data, identify industry best practices and standards, discuss the role of recommended practices for loading and unloading, and consider industry actions that have the potential to reduce risk during loading and unloading. PHMSA seeks the broadest participation of industry, federal agencies, state and local government, standards organizations, the emergency response community, employee groups, environmental and public interest organizations, and the public. PHMSA seeks individuals and organizations willing to speak at the public workshop. Interested persons are invited to submit papers on related topics.
Hazardous Materials Transportation; Miscellaneous Revisions to Registration and Fee Assessment Program
Document Number: E7-8394
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-03
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is amending the statutorily mandated registration and fee assessment program for persons who transport or offer for transportation certain categories and quantities of hazardous materials. In this final rule, we are eliminating the 24- hour, seven-days-per-week telephonic expedited registration option because it is no longer necessary now that there is an internet option. In addition, we are adopting an explicit exception from registration requirements for Indian Tribes. We are not increasing registration fees in this final rule.
Hazardous Materials: Revision and Reformatting of Requirements for the Authorization To Use International Transport Standards and Regulations
Document Number: 07-1959
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-03
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In this final rule, PHMSA is amending the Hazardous Materials Regulations to revise and consolidate the requirements applicable to the use of the International Civil Aviation Organization's Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air, the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, Transport Canada's Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations, and the International Atomic Energy Agency's Safety Standards Series: Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material. The revisions and reformatting provide a user-friendly format to promote understanding of the conditions and limitations on the use of international standards and regulations. In addition, PHMSA is authorizing the use in domestic transportation of portable tanks, cargo tank motor vehicles, and rail tank cars manufactured in accordance with Transport Canada's Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations. The amendments adopted in this final rule maintain the high transportation safety standard established under the Hazardous Materials Regulations.
Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Approval of an Existing Information Collection (2137-0522)
Document Number: E7-8232
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request has been forwarded to OMB for an extension of the currently approved information collection. PHMSA published a Federal Register notice soliciting comments on this information collection and received none. The purpose of this notice is to allow the public an additional 30 days to submit comments.
Pipeline Safety: Requests for Waivers of Compliance (Special Permits)
Document Number: E7-7938
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-26
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 Federal pipeline safety regulations. This notice seeks public comment on these requests, including comments on any environmental impacts. In addition, this notice reminds the public that we have changed what we 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: Design and Construction Standards To Reduce Internal Corrosion in Gas Transmission Pipelines
Document Number: E7-7701
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-23
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule requires operators to use design and construction features in new and replaced gas transmission pipelines to reduce the risk of internal corrosion. The design and construction features required by this rule will reduce the risk of internal corrosion and related pipeline failures by reducing the potential for accumulation of liquids and facilitating operation and maintenance practices that address internal corrosion.
Pipeline Safety: Senior Executive Signature and Certification of Integrity Management Program Performance Reports
Document Number: E7-7602
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-23
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On December 29, 2006, the Pipeline Inspection, Protection, Enforcement and Safety Act was signed into law. The law, known as the PIPES Act, includes a provision requiring the senior executive officers of pipeline operating companies to certify annual and semiannual pipeline integrity management program performance reports. This advisory provides information to assist pipeline operators with certifying future submissions of annual and semiannual pipeline integrity management program performance reports.
Pipeline Safety: Workshop on “Prevention Through People” Initiative
Document Number: 07-1987
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-23
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the first public workshop on PHMSA's ``Prevention Through People'' (PTP) initiative. This workshop will gather information about noteworthy pipeline safety and integrity practices in control room operations, including measures for managing human risk factors such as fatigue. The information gathered will be used to develop an approach to control room management that enhances safety.
Pipeline Safety: Notice of Availability of a Study on Burial of Submerged Pipelines
Document Number: E7-7482
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-20
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of PHMSA's study titled ``Burial of Submerged Pipelines'', which addresses the hazards to navigation from offshore submerged pipelines. PHMSA requests comments on the study to assist in evaluating the need for further analysis due to anticipated changes in the offshore environment.
Pipeline Safety: Grant of Waiver; Kinder Morgan Louisiana Pipeline, LLC
Document Number: E7-7414
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-19
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is granting Kinder Morgan Louisiana Pipeline, LLC (KMLP) a waiver of compliance from the Federal pipeline safety regulations for a new natural gas transmission pipeline. The regulations establish the maximum stress level and overpressure protection limits for natural gas pipelines.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Applications for Modification of Special Permit.
Document Number: 07-1933
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-19
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. There applications have been separated from the new application for special permits to facilitate processing.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Delays in Processing of Special Permits Applications
Document Number: 07-1932
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-19
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 Application for Special Permits
Document Number: 07-1931
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-19
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. 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: 1Motor vehicle, 2Rail freight, 3Cargo vessel, 4Cargo aircraft only, 5Passenger-carrying aircraft.
Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget Approval of an Existing Information Collection (2137-0614)
Document Number: 07-1930
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-18
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA published a notice with request for comments in the Federal Register on February 12, 2007 (72 FR 6664) and received no comments. PHMSA is now forwarding the information collection request to the OMB and providing an additional 30 days for comments.
Hazardous Materials: Miscellaneous Cargo Tank Motor Vehicle and Cylinder Issues; Petitions for Rulemaking
Document Number: E7-6942
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-12
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA proposes to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180) to revise certain requirements applicable to the manufacture, maintenance, and use of DOT and MC specification cargo tank motor vehicles, DOT specification cylinders and UN pressure receptacles. The proposed revisions are based on petitions for rulemaking submitted by the regulated community and are intended to enhance the safe transportation of hazardous materials in commerce, clarify regulatory requirements, and reduce operating burdens on cargo tank and cylinder manufacturers, requalifiers, carriers, shippers, and users.
Pipeline Safety: Meetings of the Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee and the Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee
Document Number: E7-6426
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-06
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice cancels the Wednesday, April 25 and Thursday, April 26, 2007 meetings of PHMSA's Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Advisory Committee (TPSSC) and Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee (THLPSSC) and a public workshop.
Pipeline Safety: Grant of Waiver; Sabine Pass LNG
Document Number: 07-1706
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-06
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Sabine Pass LNG, L.P. (SPLNG) requested a waiver of compliance from the Federal pipeline safety regulation that requires liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities constructed after March 31, 2000 to comply with the National Fire Protection Association's Standard 59A (NFPA 59A), 2001 Edition. The waiver specifically requested permission to use ultrasonic examination as an acceptable alternative non-destructive testing method for welds on LNG tanks.
Pipeline Safety: Grant of Waiver; Freeport LNG
Document Number: 07-1705
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-06
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Freeport LNG (FLNG) requested a waiver of compliance from the Federal pipeline safety regulation that requires liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities constructed after March 31, 2000 to comply with the National Fire Protection Association's Standard 59A (NFPA 59A), 2001 Edition. The waiver specifically requested permission to use ultrasonic examination as an acceptable alternative non-destructive testing method for welds on LNG tanks.
Receipt of Petition for Rulemaking Classification of Polyurethane Foam and Certain Finished Products Containing Polyurethane Foam as Hazardous Materials
Document Number: E7-5948
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-30
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This Notice solicits comments on the merits of a petition for rulemaking filed by the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM). The NASFM petitioned PHMSA to classify Polyurethane Foam and certain finished products containing Polyurethane Foam (PU) as hazardous materials in transportation in commerce, as a matter of safety for emergency responders and the public.
Advisory Guidance; Transportation of Batteries and Battery-Powered Devices by Airline Passengers and Crew Members
Document Number: E7-5562
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-26
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is issuing this advisory to inform the traveling public and airline employees about the importance of properly packing and handling batteries and battery-powered devices when they are carried aboard aircraft. Thousands of batteries and battery-powered devices are safely carried aboard passenger aircraft each day, but several recent incidents involving batteries in checked or carry-on baggage illustrate the risks of overheating and fire that can occur when the regulations are not followed. Federal regulations require that electrical storage batteries or battery-powered devices carried aboard passenger aircraft be properly packaged or protected to avoid short- circuiting or overheating. In this safety advisory, we suggest various practical measures for complying with the regulations and minimizing transportation risks. Recommended practices include keeping batteries installed in electronic devices; packing spare batteries in carry-on baggage; keeping spare batteries in their original retail packaging; separating batteries from other metallic objects such as keys, coins and jewelry by packing individual batteries in a sturdy plastic bag; securely packing battery-powered equipment in a manner to prevent accidental activation; and ensuring batteries are undamaged and purchased from reputable sources.
Pipeline Safety: Meetings of the Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee and the Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee
Document Number: E7-5407
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-23
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces public meetings of PHMSA's Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Advisory Committee (TPSSC) and Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee (THLPSSC). The committees will discuss regulatory issues independently and in joint session. Each committee will vote on one regulatory proposal. The THLPSSC will vote on a proposal to extend pipeline safety regulations to the unregulated hazardous liquid gathering lines and low-stress pipelines. The TPSSC will vote on a proposal to relax regulatory requirements governing public awareness programs conducted by operators of master meter systems and certain operators of petroleum gas systems. PHMSA will also conduct a public workshop to discuss the possible use of special permits to allow variance from the seven-year reassessment interval required as part of a gas transmission integrity management program.
Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Approval of an Existing Information Collection (2137-0596)
Document Number: 07-1439
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-23
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 National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS) information collection. PHMSA is requesting OMB approval for renewal of this information collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). With this notice as required by the PRA, PHMSA invites the public to submit comments over the next 60 days on whether the existing information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Applications for Modification of Special Permit
Document Number: 07-1272
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-16
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 Application for Special Permits
Document Number: 07-1271
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-16
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 207, 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 special permit 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.
Hazardous Materials: Improving the Safety of Railroad Tank Car Transportation of Hazardous Materials
Document Number: E7-4686
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-15
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
As part of PHMSA's and the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) comprehensive review of design and operational factors that affect the safety of railroad tank car transportation of hazardous materials, the two agencies invite interested persons to participate in a public meeting addressing potential improvements to hazardous materials tank cars in order to improve the overall safety of hazardous materials shipments via railroad tank car.
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Delays in Processing of Special Permit Applications
Document Number: 07-1130
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-12
Agency: Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
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 Application for Special Permits
Document Number: 07-977
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-02
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. 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: 1Motor vehicle, 2Rail freight, 3Cargo vessel, 4Cargo aircraft only, 5Passenger-carrying aircraft.
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.