Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration June 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities, Revisions to Incident and Annual Reports for Gas Pipeline Operators
Document Number: 2013-15339
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-27
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA invites comments on an information collection under Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control No. 2137-0522, titled ``Incident and Annual Reports for Gas Pipeline Operators.'' PHMSA is preparing to revise seven forms which are included in this information collection. These forms include: PHMSA F 7100.1 Incident ReportGas Distribution System; PHMSA F 7100.1-2 Mechanical Fitting Failure Report Form for Calendar Year 20 for Distribution Operators; PHMSA F 7100.2 Incident ReportNatural and Other Gas Transmission and Gathering Pipeline Systems; PHMSA F 7100.2-1 Annual Report for Calendar Year 20 Natural and Other Gas Transmission and Gathering Pipeline Systems; PHMSA F 7100.3 Incident ReportLiquefied Natural Gas Facilities; and PHMSA F 7100.3-1 Annual Report for Calendar Year 20 Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA invites comments on the proposed revisions to these forms and instructions.
Notice of Applications for Modification of Special Permit
Document Number: 2013-14359
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-19
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 applications 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. Requests for modification 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.
Notice of Application for Special Permits
Document Number: 2013-14356
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-19
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
List of Applications Delayed
Document Number: 2013-14345
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-19
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.
Special Permit Applications
Document Number: 2013-14342
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-19
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 of the actions on special permits applications in (May to May 2013). The mode of transportation involved are identified 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. Application numbers prefixed by the letters EE represent applications for Emergency Special Permits. It should be noted that some of the sections cited were those in effect at the time certain special permits were issued.
Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 2013-14155
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-14
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA invites comments on an information collection under Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control No. 2137-0596, titled: National Pipeline Mapping Program. PHMSA will request approval from OMB for a renewal of the current information collection with no revisions.
Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities, Revision to Gas Distribution Annual Report
Document Number: 2013-13629
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-10
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On February 13, 2013, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a notice in the Federal Register of its intent to revise the gas distribution annual report (PHMSA F7100.1- 1) to improve the granularity of the data collected. In addition to making several minor changes to the report, PHMSA will also request a new OMB Control number for this information collection. PHMSA received two comments in response to that notice. PHMSA is publishing this notice to respond to the comments, provide the public with an additional 30 days to comment on the proposed revisions to the forms and the instructions, and announce that the revised Information Collections will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval.
Hazardous Materials: Emergency Recall Order
Document Number: 2013-13354
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-06
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice publishes Emergency Recall Order 2013-002 (DOT Docket Number PHMSA-2013-0123), issued on May 24, 2013 to The Lite Cylinder Company, Inc. The Office of Hazardous Materials Safety issued this Emergency Order pursuant to authority granted in 49 U.S.C. 5121(d) and 49 CFR 109.17(c), and is published in accordance with 49 CFR 109.19(f)(2)(iv). Emergency Order 2013-002 mandates a recall of (1) all cylinders manufactured by The Lite Cylinder Company, Inc. and marked as authorized under DOT-SP 14562 (and DOT-SP 13957 as authorized therein) and DOT-SP 13105, (2) any cylinder requalified under H706, and (3) any cylinders manufactured under M5729 (collectively, ``the affected packaging''), and was issued after PHMSA's finding that the affected packaging constitutes, or are causing, an imminent hazard to public safety.
Safety Advisory: Compressed Gas Cylinders That Have Not Been Tested Properly
Document Number: 2013-13222
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-05
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA has concluded that Shasta Fire Equipment, Inc. of Redding, CA, certified DOT-specification, exemption, and special permit cylinders with Requalification Identification Number (RIN) D183, between March 6, 2013 and May 6, 2013, without performing proper requalification testing to verify the suitability of the cylinders for continued service, as required by the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).