Pipeline Safety: Notice of Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee Meeting
This document announces a public meeting of the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee (GPAC). The committee will meet to consider and vote on the proposed rule, ``Pipeline Safety: Expanding the Use of Excess Flow Valves in Gas Distribution Systems to Applications Other Than Single-Family Residences'' published in the Federal Register on July 15, 2015.
Hazardous Materials: Actions on Special Permit Applications
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: Notice of Application for Special Permits
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.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Application for Modification of Special Permit
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.
Hazardous Materials: Delayed Applications
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: Editorial Corrections and Clarifications (RRR)
This final rule corrects editorial errors, makes minor regulatory changes and, in response to requests for clarification, improves the clarity of certain provisions in the Hazardous Materials Regulations. The intended effect of this rule is to enhance the accuracy and reduce misunderstandings of the regulations. The amendments contained in this rule are non-substantive changes and do not impose new requirements.
Hazardous Materials: Enhanced Tank Car Standards and Operational Controls for High-Hazard Flammable Trains
On May 8, 2015, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in coordination with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), published a final rule entitled ``Hazardous Materials: Enhanced Tank Car Standards and Operational Controls for High-Hazard Flammable Trains,'' which adopted requirements designed to reduce the consequences and, in some instances, reduce the probability of accidents involving trains transporting large quantities of Class 3 flammable liquids. The Hazardous Materials Regulations provide a person the opportunity to appeal a PHMSA action, including a final rule. PHMSA received six appeals regarding the final rule, one of which was withdrawn. This document responds to the five remaining appeals submitted by the Dangerous Goods Advisory Council (DGAC), American Chemistry Council (ACC), Association of American Railroads (AAR), American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), and jointly the Umatilla, Yakama, Warm Springs, and Nez Perce tribes (Columbia River Treaty Tribes) and the Quinault Indian Nation (Northwest Treaty Tribes).
Hazardous Materials: California and Los Angeles County Requirements Applicable to the On-Site Handling and Transportation of Hazardous Materials
Federal hazardous material transportation law does not preempt California and Los Angeles County requirements on (1) the unloading of hazardous materials from rail tank cars by a consignee and (2) the consignee's on-site storage of hazardous materials following delivery of the hazardous materials to their destination and departure of the carrier from the consignee's premises or private track adjacent to the consignee's premises.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Suspension of Del-Med, Inc., Edison, NJ for DOT-SP 8308
This provides notice that transportation under the terms of DOT-SP 8308 has been suspended for Del-Med, Inc. formerly located in Edison, NJ.
Hazardous Materials: New York City Permit Requirements for Transportation of Certain Hazardous Materials
PHMSA is extending the period for comments on the American Trucking Associations, Inc.'s (ATA) application for a preemption determination concerning the requirements of the New York City Fire Department for a permit to transport certain hazardous materials by motor vehicles through New York City, or for transshipment from New York City, and the fee for the permit.
Hazardous Materials: Explosive Approvals-Compliance With Special Provision 347
PHMSA proposes to terminate the explosive approvals listed herein. PHMSA, via certified mail, attempted to contact all of the below listed approval holders during the month of October 2014. The certified letters were titled ``Hazardous Materials Safety Law Division, Letter of Warning: Test Series 6(d) requirements for Division 1.4S Explosive Approvals.'' The certified letters requested that the approval holders notify PHMSA within 30 days with their intent with respect to the approvals. They were given the options to provide evidence of UN 6(d) testing, request a reassignment of the EX number to a higher compatibility group than ``S'', or request termination. To date, no correspondence has been received by PHMSA concerning the below listed explosive approval numbers.