Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 2022 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Hazardous Materials: Frequently Asked Questions-Applicability of the Hazardous Material Regulations
Document Number: 2022-05958
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-22
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is announcing an initiative to convert historical letters of interpretation (LOI) applicable to the Hazardous Materials Regulations that have been issued to specific stakeholders into broadly applicable frequently asked questions on its website. By creating a repository of frequently asked questions, PHMSA seeks to eliminate the need for recurring requests for common letters of interpretations. This Federal Register Notice introduces this initiative and its objectives to those subject to the Hazardous Materials Regulations. PHMSA's objective is to gain insight regarding the utility of this initiative and topics to prioritize in the development of future frequently asked questions. PHMSA requests comment on the initiative and input on the prioritization of future sets of frequently asked questions.
Revisions to Civil Penalty Amounts
Document Number: 2022-04456
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, Maritime Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Office of the Secretary
This final rule provides the statutorily-prescribed 2022 adjustment to civil penalty amounts that may be imposed for violations of certain DOT regulations. In addition, this rule notes new DOT civil penalties authority provided in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL, enacted as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act).
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Actions on Special Permits
Document Number: 2022-04944
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-09
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, notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for Special Permits
Document Number: 2022-04948
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-09
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, notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for New Special Permits
Document Number: 2022-04947
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-09
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, notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Public Meetings in 2022 for International Standards on the Transport of Dangerous Goods
Document Number: 2022-04435
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-03
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces that PHMSA's Office of Hazardous Materials Safety will host three public meetings during 2022 in advance of certain international meetings. The first meeting will be held in preparation of the 60th session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UNSCOE TDG) scheduled for June 27 to July 6, 2022, in Geneva, Switzerland. The second meeting will be held in preparation of the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) Dangerous Goods Panel (DGP) Working Group 22 (WG/ 22) tentatively scheduled for November 21-25, in Montreal, Canada. The third meeting will be held in preparation of the 61st session of the UNSCOE TDG scheduled for November 28 to December 6, 2022, in Geneva, Switzerland. For each of these meetings, PHMSA will solicit public input on current proposals.
Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities, Gas and Liquid Pipeline Safety Program Performance Progress Report
Document Number: 2022-03800
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-23
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the information collection request abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. A Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the information collection was published on December 15, 2021.
Hazardous Materials: Request for Comments on Issues Concerning International Atomic Energy Agency Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Materials
Document Number: 2022-03393
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-17
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission are jointly seeking comments on issues concerning requirements in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) regulations for the safe transport of radioactive materials. The IAEA is considering revisions to their regulations as part of its periodic review cycle for a new edition.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Actions on Special Permits
Document Number: 2022-03087
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-14
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, notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for Special Permits
Document Number: 2022-03086
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-14
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, notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for New Special Permits
Document Number: 2022-03085
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-14
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, notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein.
Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit; Florida Gas Transmission Company, LLC
Document Number: 2022-02344
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-04
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is publishing this notice to solicit public comments on a request for a special permit received from the Florida Gas Transmission Company, LLC (FGT). The special permit request is seeking relief from compliance with certain requirements in the federal pipeline safety regulations. At the conclusion of the 30-day comment period, PHMSA will review the comments received from this notice as part of its evaluation to grant or deny the special permit request.
Pipeline Safety: Pipeline Safety Enhancement Programs
Document Number: 2022-02159
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-02
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice outlines how PHMSA will review and process Pipeline Safety Enhancement Program (PSEP) requests from pipeline owners and operators (PSEP applicants or applicants) to implement safety-enhancing testing programs for innovative technologies and operational practices on natural gas and hazardous liquid (HL) pipeline facilities. PHMSA will review each PSEP application and provide regulatory oversight of each approved PSEP, in accordance with the Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act of 2020 (PIPES Act of 2020), to ensure the safety measures in each achieve a level of safety greater than the level of safety provided by the federal pipeline safety regulations (PSR).
Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 2022-02048
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-02
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, PHMSA invites public comments about the Agency's intention to request Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew four information collections that are scheduled to expire in 2022. PHMSA has reviewed each information collection and considers them vital to maintaining pipeline safety. As such, PHMSA will request renewal from OMB, without change, for each information collection.
Pipeline Safety: Informational Webinar Addressing Inspection of Operators' Plans To Eliminate Hazardous Leaks, Minimize Releases of Methane, and Remediate or Replace Leak-Prone Pipe
Document Number: 2022-01596
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-27
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a public informational webinar on the scope of Section 114 of the Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act of 2020 (PIPES Act of 2020). The webinar will also cover PHMSA and state inspection plans to ensure compliance of operators' inspection and maintenance procedures to eliminate hazardous leaks, minimizes releases of methane (the predominant component of natural gas), and the replacement or remediation of facilities known to leak.
Hazardous Materials: Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 2022-00575
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-13
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA invites comments on this information collection pertaining to hazardous materials transportation for which PHMSA intends to request renewal from the Office of Management and Budget.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for New Special Permits
Document Number: 2022-00449
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-13
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, notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Actions on Special Permits
Document Number: 2022-00452
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-12
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, notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for Modifications to Special Permits
Document Number: 2022-00451
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-12
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, notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein.