Hazardous Materials: Information Collection Activities

 
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Federal Register, Volume 85 Issue 11 (Thursday, January 16, 2020)
[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 11 (Thursday, January 16, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2809-2812]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-00651]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
[Docket No. PHMSA-2019-0221 (Notice No. 2019-12)]
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 four Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control
numbers pertaining to hazardous materials transportation. PHMSA intends
to request renewal for these four control numbers from OMB.
DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before
March 16, 2020.
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by the Docket Number
PHMSA-2019-0221 (Notice No. 2019-12) 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-2019-0221) 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.
 Confidential Business Info: Confidential Business Information (CBI)
is commercial or financial information that is both customarily and
actually treated as private by its owner. Under the Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. 552), CBI is exempt from public
disclosure. If your comments responsive to this NPRM contain commercial
or financial information that is customarily treated as private, that
you actually treat as private, and that is relevant or responsive to
this NPRM, it is important that you clearly
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designate the submitted comments as CBI. Please mark each page of your
submission containing CBI as ``PROPIN.'' PHMSA will treat such marked
submissions as confidential under the FOIA, and they will not be placed
in the public docket of this NPRM. Submissions containing CBI should be
sent to Steven Andrews or Shelby Geller, Standards and Rulemaking
Division and addressed to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety
Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey
Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590-0001. Any commentary that PHMSA
receives which is not specifically designated as CBI will be placed in
the public docket for this rulemaking.
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 requests that PHMSA will be submitting to the
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal and extension. These
information collections are 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 the information collections were last approved. The
following information is provided for each 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 each
information collection activity and will publish a notice in the
Federal Register alerting the public upon OMB's approval.
 PHMSA requests comments on the following information collections:
 Title: Inspection and Testing of Portable Tanks and Intermediate
Bulk Containers.
 OMB Control Number: 2137-0018.
 Summary: This information collection consolidates provisions for
documenting qualifications, inspections, tests, and approvals
pertaining to the manufacture and use of portable tanks and
intermediate bulk containers under various provisions of the HMR. It is
necessary to ascertain whether portable tanks and intermediate bulk
containers have been qualified, inspected, and retested in accordance
with the HMR. The information is used to verify that certain portable
tanks and intermediate bulk containers meet required performance
standards prior to their being authorized for use. Additionally, it is
used to document periodic requalification and testing to ensure the
packagings have not deteriorated due to age or physical abuse to a
degree that would render them unsafe for the transportation of
hazardous materials. The following information collections and their
burdens are associated with this OMB Control Number:
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 Total annual Hours per Total annual
 Information collection Respondents responses response burden hours
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Design Qualification Testing for IBCs-- 13 494 3 1,482
 Applications for the Certification Mark........
Periodic Design Requalification Testing of IBCs-- 13 494 3 1,482
 Submission of Changes to Test Frequency to the
 Associate Administrator........................
Applications for Approval of Equivalent 5 5 3 15
 Packaging--IBCs................................
Reporting Requirements for Retest and Inspection 1,000 100,000 0.25 25,000
 of IBCs........................................
Recordkeeping for IBC Testing................... 150 150 0.25 38
Manufacturers Data Report (ASME) for Portable 50 50,000 0.25 12,500
 Tanks..........................................
Approval Applications for Specification UN 13 494 3 1,482
 Portable Tank Design...........................
Applications for Modifications to Portable Tank 13 494 3 1,482
 Designs........................................
Portable Tanks--Approval Agency Retention of 13 494 0.25 124
 Documents......................................
Portable Tanks--Manufacturers Retention of 50 50,000 0.25 12,500
 Documents......................................
Recordkeeping for the Testing of Portable Tanks. 150 150 0.25 38
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 Affected Public: Manufacturers and owners of portable tanks and
intermediate bulk containers.
 Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
 Number of Respondents: 1,470.
 Total Annual Responses: 202,775.
 Total Annual Burden Hours: 56,142.
 Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
 Title: Hazardous Materials Incident Reports.
 OMB Control Number: 2137-0039.
 Summary: This collection is applicable upon occurrence of an
incident as prescribed in 49 CFR 171.15 and 171.16. A Hazardous
Materials Incident Report, DOT Form F 5800.1, must be completed by a
person in physical possession of a hazardous material at the time a
hazardous material incident occurs in transportation, such as a release
of materials, serious accident, evacuation, or closure of a main
artery. Incidents meeting criteria in 49 CFR 171.15 also require a
telephonic report. This information collection enhances the Agency's
ability to evaluate the effectiveness of its regulatory program,
determine the need for regulatory changes, and address emerging
hazardous materials transportation safety issues. The requirements
apply to all interstate and intrastate carriers engaged in the
transportation of hazardous materials by rail, air, water, and highway.
The following information collections and their burdens are associated
with this OMB Control Number:
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 Total annual Hours per Total annual
 Information collection Respondents responses response burden hours
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Telephone Notifications......................... 733 733 0.08 58
Incident Reports Paper--Written................. 803 3,420 1.6 5,473
Incident Reports--Electronic.................... 803 16,737 0.8 13,390
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 Affected Public: Shippers and carriers of hazardous materials.
 Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
 Number of Respondents: 2,339.
 Total Annual Responses: 20,890.
 Total Annual Burden Hours: 18,921.
 Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
 Title: Cargo Tank Motor Vehicles in Liquefied Compressed Gas
Service.
 OMB Control Number: 2137-0595.
 Summary: These information collection and recordkeeping
requirements pertain to the manufacture, certification, inspection,
repair, maintenance, and operation of certain DOT specification and
non-specification cargo tank motor vehicles used to transport liquefied
compressed gases. These requirements are intended to ensure cargo tank
motor vehicles used to transport liquefied compressed gases are
operated safely, and to minimize the potential for catastrophic
releases during unloading and loading operations. They include: (1)
Requirements for operators of cargo tank motor vehicles in liquefied
compressed gas service to develop operating procedures applicable to
unloading operations and carry the operating procedures on each
vehicle; (2) inspection, maintenance, marking, and testing requirements
for the cargo tank discharge system, including delivery hose
assemblies; and (3) requirements for emergency discharge control
equipment on certain cargo tank motor vehicles transporting liquefied
compressed gases that must be installed and certified by a Registered
Inspector.
 The following information collections and their burdens are
associated with this OMB Control Number:
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 Total annual Hours per Total annual
 Information collection Respondents responses response burden hours
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Marking New/Repaired Hoses with Unique 6,800 12,172 0.083 1,010
 Identifier.....................................
Monthly Hose Inspections Record................. 6,800 439,960 0.1 43,996
Record of Monthly Piping Tests Record........... 6,800 400,112 0.2 80,022
Hose Pressure Test Marking Record............... 6,800 12,172 0.083 1,010
Annual Hose Test Record......................... 6,800 36,652 0.42 15,393
Cargo Tanks in Other Than Metered Delivery 150 900 8 7,200
 Service--Design Certification for Automatic
 Shutoff........................................
Cargo Tanks in Other Than Metered Delivery 150 900 8 7,200
 Service--Instillation of Shutoff System by a
 Registered Inspector...........................
Cargo Tank Motor Vehicles in Metered Delivery 150 3,300 8 26,400
 Service--Certification of Remote Control
 Equipment by a Registered Inspector............
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 Affected Public: Carriers in liquefied compressed gas service,
manufacturers and repairers.
 Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
 Number of Respondents: 6,950.
 Total Annual Responses: 906,168.
 Total Annual Burden Hours: 182,232.
 Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
 Title: Inspection and Testing of Meter Provers.
 OMB Control Number: 2137-0620.
 Summary: This information collection and recordkeeping burden
results from the requirements pertaining to the use, inspection, and
maintenance of mechanical displacement meter provers (meter provers)
used to check the accurate flow of liquid hazardous materials into bulk
packagings, such as portable tanks and cargo tank motor vehicles, under
the HMR. These meter provers are used to ensure that the proper amount
of liquid hazardous materials is being loaded and unloaded. These meter
provers consist of a gauge and several pipes that always contain small
amounts of the liquid hazardous material in the pipes as residual
material and, therefore, must be inspected and maintained in accordance
with the HMR to ensure they are in proper calibration and working
order. These meter provers are not subject to the specification testing
and inspection requirements in 49 CFR part 178. However, these meter
provers must be visually inspected annually and hydrostatic pressure
tested every 5 years in order to ensure they are properly working as
specified in 49 CFR 173.5a of the HMR. Therefore, this information
collection requires that:
 (1) Each meter prover must undergo and pass an external visual
inspection annually to ensure that the meter provers used in the flow
of liquid hazardous materials into bulk packagings are accurate and in
conformance with the performance standards in the HMR.
 (2) Each meter prover must undergo and pass a hydrostatic pressure
test at least every 5 years to ensure that the meter provers used in
the flow of liquid hazardous materials into bulk packagings are
accurate and in conformance with the performance standards in the HMR.
 (3) Each meter prover must successfully complete the test and
inspection and must be marked in accordance with 49 CFR 180.415(b) and
173.5a.
 (4) Each owner must retain a record of the most recent visual
inspection and pressure test until the meter prover is requalified.
 The following information collections and their burdens are
associated with this OMB Control Number:
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 Total annual Hours per Total annual
 Information collection Respondents responses response burden hours
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Annual Visual Inspection........................ 250 250 0.5 125
Hydrostatic Pressure Test (Every 5 Years)....... 250 250 0.2 50
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 Affected Public: Owners of meter provers used to measure liquid
hazardous materials flow into bulk packagings such as cargo tanks and
portable tanks.
 Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
 Number of Respondents: 250.
 Total Annual Responses: 500.
 Total Annual Burden Hours: 175.
 Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
 Issued in Washington, DC, on January 13, 2020.
William S. Schoonover,
Associate Administrator of Hazardous Materials Safety, Pipeline and
Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
[FR Doc. 2020-00651 Filed 1-15-20; 8:45 am]
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