Hazardous Materials: Information Collection Activities

 
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Federal Register, Volume 83 Issue 226 (Friday, November 23, 2018)

Federal Register Volume 83, Number 226 (Friday, November 23, 2018)

Notices

Pages 59446-59447

From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov

FR Doc No: 2018-25484

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

Docket No. PHMSA-2018-0102 (Notice No. 2018-19)

Hazardous Materials: Information Collection Activities

AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: 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.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before January 22, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by the Docket No. PHMSA-

2018-0102 (Notice No. 2018-19) by any of the following methods:

Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

Fax: 1-202-493-2251.

Mail: Docket Management System; U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Routing Symbol M-30, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590.

Hand Delivery: To the Docket Management System; Room W12-

140 on the ground floor of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and Docket Number (PHMSA-2018-0102) for this notice at the beginning of the comment. To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. All comments received will be posted without change to the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) and will include any personal information you provide.

Requests for a copy of an information collection should be directed to Steven Andrews or Shelby Geller, Standards and Rulemaking Division, (202) 366-8553, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590-0001.

Docket: For access to the dockets to read background documents or comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov or DOT's Docket Operations Office (see ADDRESSES).

Privacy Act: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Andrews or Shelby Geller, Standards and Rulemaking Division, (202) 366-8553, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590-0001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1320.8 (d), title 5, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) requires PHMSA to provide interested members of the public and affected agencies an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping requests. This notice identifies information collection request that PHMSA will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal and extension. This information collection is contained in 49 CFR 171.6 of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR parts 171-180). PHMSA has revised burden estimates, where appropriate, to reflect current reporting levels or adjustments based on changes in proposed or final rules published since this information collection was last approved. The following is provided for this information collection: (1) Title of the information collection, including former title if a change is being made; (2) OMB control number; (3) summary of the information collection activity; (4) description of affected public; (5) estimate of total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden; and (6) frequency of collection. PHMSA will request a 3-year term of approval for this information collection activity and will publish a notice in the Federal Register upon OMB's approval.

PHMSA requests comments on the following information collection:

Title: Flammable Hazardous Materials by Rail Transportation.

OMB Control Number: 2137-0628.

Summary: This OMB control number is used for information and recordkeeping requirements pertaining to the sampling and testing certification, routing analysis, and incident reporting for flammable liquids by rail transportation. Rail carriers, shippers, PHMSA's Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (OHMS), the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), and the Association of American Railroads (AAR) may use this information to ensure that rail tank cars transporting flammable liquids are properly classified, ensure trains are routed appropriately, and collect all relevant incident data. This OMB control number is being offered for renewal includes the following information collections and associated burden hours:

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Hours per

Information collection Respondents Responses response Total hours

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Sampling and Testing Plan Burden for Subsequent 1,804 1,804 10 18,040

Year Revision..................................

Routing--Collection by Segment for Class II 10 10 40 400

Railroads......................................

Routing--Collection by Segment for Class III 160 160 40 6,400

Railroads......................................

Routing Analysis Burden for Class II Railroads.. 10 50 16 800

Routing Analysis Burden for Class III Railroads. 160 320 8 2,560

Routing Security Analysis Burden for Class II 10 40 12 480

Railroads......................................

Routing Security Analysis Burden for Class III 64 32 4 128

Railroads......................................

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Tank Car Retrofit Burden........................ 50 50 0.5 25

Crude Oil Incident Reporting.................... 15 15 2 30

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Affected Public: Shippers and carriers of petroleum liquids by rail.

Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:

Number of Respondents: 2,283.

Total Annual Responses: 2,481.

Total Annual Burden Hours: 28,863.

Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

Issued in Washington, DC, on November 19, 2018.

William S. Schoonover,

Associate Administrator for Hazard Materials Safety, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.

FR Doc. 2018-25484 Filed 11-21-18; 8:45 am

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