Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration April 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Hazardous Materials: Safety Advisory-Unauthorized Certification of Compressed Gas Cylinders
Document Number: 2015-09937
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-29
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is issuing this safety advisory to notify the public that Liberty Industrial Gases and Welding Supplies Inc., located at 600 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231, also known as Liberty Industrial Gases and Welding Supply, Inc., marked ICC, DOT-Specification, and DOT- Special Permit high pressure compressed gas cylinders as authorized for hazardous materials transportation without properly testing the cylinders and without authorization to do so.
Hazardous Materials: Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 2015-09896
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-29
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 and extension from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 2015-09804
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-29
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On February 4, 2015, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a notice in the Federal Register (80 FR 6172) inviting comments on an information collection titled ``Transportation of Hazardous Liquids by Pipeline: Recordkeeping and Accident Reporting'' identified by Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 2137-0047. This information collection will be expiring on July 31, 2015. PHMSA will request an extension with a minor revision for this information collection. During the 60-day comment period, PHMSA received no comments in response to this collection. PHMSA is publishing this notice to provide the public with an additional 30 days to comment on the renewal of this information collection and announce that the information collection will be submitted to OMB for approval.
New York City Permit Requirements for Transportation of Certain Hazardous Materials
Document Number: 2015-09634
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-27
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with statutory requirements, PHMSA is publishing a notice of delay in processing the American Trucking Associations, Inc.'s (ATA) application for a preemption determination concerning requirements of the New York City Fire Department for a permit to transport certain hazardous materials by motor vehicle through New York City, or for transshipment from New York City, and the fee for the permit. PHMSA is conducting fact-finding and legal analysis in response to the request, and is delaying issuance of its determination in order to allow time for appropriate consideration of the issues raised by the application.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Permit Requirements for Transportation of Hazardous Material
Document Number: 2015-09632
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-27
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with statutory requirements, PHMSA is publishing a notice of delay in processing the American Trucking Associations, Inc.'s (ATA) application for a preemption determination concerning requirements of the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for a permit to transport hazardous materials by motor vehicle and the fee to obtain the permit. PHMSA is conducting fact-finding and legal analysis in response to the request, and is delaying issuance of its determination in order to allow time for appropriate consideration of the issues raised by the application.
Hazardous Materials: Information Requirements Related to the Transportation of Trains Carrying Specified Volumes of Flammable Liquids
Document Number: 2015-09437
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-23
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
FRA and PHMSA are issuing this notice to remind railroads operating a ``high hazard flammable train'' (HHFT)defined as a train comprised of 20 or more loaded tank cars of a Class 3 flammable liquid in a continuous block, or a train with 35 or more loaded tank cars of a Class 3 flammable liquid across the entire trainas well as the offerors of Class 3 flammable liquids transported on such trains, that certain information may be required by PHMSA and/or FRA personnel during the course of an investigation immediately following an accident.
Hazardous Materials: Emergency Response Information Requirements
Document Number: 2015-09436
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-23
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is issuing this notice to remind hazardous materials shippers and carriers of their responsibility to ensure that current, accurate and timely emergency response information is immediately available to emergency response officials for shipments of hazardous materials, and such information is maintained on a regular basis.
Hazardous Materials; Notice of Application for Modification of Special Permit
Document Number: 2015-09356
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-23
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 sun (``M'' denote a modification request. These applications have been separated from the new application for special permits to facilitate processing.
Hazardous Materials: Actions on Special Permit Applications
Document Number: 2015-09355
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-23
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 (October to October 2014). 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.
Hazardous Materials: Delayed Applications
Document Number: 2015-09354
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-23
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: Notice of Application for Special Permits
Document Number: 2015-09352
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-23
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.
Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 2015-09094
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-21
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On February 2, 2015, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a notice in the Federal Register (80 FR 5617) inviting comments on an information collection titled ``Pipeline Safety: Periodic Underwater Inspection and Notification of Abandoned Underwater Pipelines'' identified by Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 2137-0618. This information collection will be expiring on August 31, 2015. PHMSA will request an extension with no change for this information collection. PHMSA received no comments in response to that notice. PHMSA is publishing this notice to provide the public with an additional 30 days to comment on the renewal of this information collection and announce that the Information Collection will be submitted to OMB for approval.
Hazardous Materials: Explosive Approvals-Applicant Contact Information and Compliance With Special Provision 347
Document Number: 2015-08470
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-14
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA proposes to terminate the explosive approvals listed herein. PHMSA attempted to contact all of the below listed approval holders during the month of October 2014 via certified mail utilizing the addresses on file. The certified letters were returned by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as ``undeliverable.'' With the failure of the explosive approval holders to provide PHMSA with a valid company name and mailing address, the approvals listed below will be terminated 30 days after this notice is published in the Federal Register.
Pipeline Safety: Public Workshop on Pipeline Safety Management Systems
Document Number: C1-2015-08115
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-13
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Pipeline Safety: Potential for Damage to Pipeline Facilities Caused by Flooding, River Scour, and River Channel Migration
Document Number: 2015-08148
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-09
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is issuing this updated advisory bulletin to all owners and operators of gas and hazardous liquid pipelines to communicate the potential for damage to pipeline facilities caused by severe flooding. This advisory includes actions that operators should consider taking to ensure the integrity of pipelines in the event of flooding, river scour, and river channel migration.
Pipeline Safety: Public Workshop on Pipeline Safety Management Systems
Document Number: 2015-08115
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-09
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice is announcing a one-day public workshop to discuss the recent Pipeline Safety Management Systems (SMS) national consensus standard. The meeting will include participation from all major pipeline sectors, state and Federal regulators, and public safety advocates. This workshop will detail the development process of the SMS standard. The workshop will also emphasize the core elements of the standard including: Leadership and management commitment; risk management; emergency preparedness and response; competence awareness and training; management review and continuous commitment, and the critical role of safety culture.
Clarification on Policy for Additional Name Requests Regarding Fireworks
Document Number: 2015-07425
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-02
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration's (PHMSA), Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (OHMS), is revising its application-approval procedures for previously approved firework designs and clarifying requirements for assigning Explosives (EX) Approval or Fireworks Certification (FC) numbers. It is not required or necessary for a firework manufacturer, or designated agent, to submit a new EX Approval application each time an additional item name is associated with a firework design type (described under UN0336, UN0335, and UN0431). PHMSA will no longer process additional item name EX Approval applications, effective immediately.