Hazardous Materials: Information Collection Activities

 
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Federal Register, Volume 85 Issue 72 (Tuesday, April 14, 2020)
[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 72 (Tuesday, April 14, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20806-20809]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-07803]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
[Docket No. PHMSA-2019-0221 (Notice No. 2020-03)]
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, this
notice announces that the Information Collection Requests (ICRs)
discussed below will be forwarded to the Office of Management and
Budget (OMB) for renewal and extension. These ICRs describe the nature
of the information collections and their expected burdens. A Federal
Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on
these ICRs was published in the Federal Register on January 16, 2020
under Docket No. PHMSA-2019-0221 (Notice No. 2019-12).
DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on, or before
May 14, 2020.
ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed
information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of
this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular
information collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--
Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search function.
 We invite comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of
the Department, including whether the information will have practical
utility; (2) the accuracy of the Department's estimate of the burden of
the proposed information collection; (3) ways to enhance the quality,
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways
to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents,
including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of
information technology.
 Docket: For access to the Dockets to read background documents or
comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Andrews or Shelby Geller,
Standards and Rulemaking Division, (202) 366-8553, Pipeline and
Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S.
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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 specifies provisions for
documenting qualifications, inspections, tests, and approvals
pertaining to the manufacture and use of portable tanks and
intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) under various provisions of the
HMR. It is necessary to ascertain whether portable tanks and IBCs have
been qualified, inspected, and retested in accordance with the HMR. The
information is used to verify that certain portable tanks and IBCs 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: 56,143.
 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 specified 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 5,472
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: 18,920.
 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,
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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. Please note that respondents identified in this information
collection may be responsible for multiple information collection
activities indicated below.
 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: 182,231.
 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, they must be
visually inspected annually and hydrostatic pressure tested every 5
years 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 April 9, 2020.
William S. Schoonover,
Associate Administrator of Hazardous Materials Safety, Pipeline and
Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
[FR Doc. 2020-07803 Filed 4-13-20; 8:45 am]
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