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Start Preamble AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM); Extension of comment period. SUMMARY: PHMSA is extending the comment period for an advance notice of proposed rulemaking that was published in the Federal Register on Start Printed … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM). SUMMARY: PHMSA requests comment on certain provisions of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act of 2015. The FAST Act directs the Secretary of Transportation to require Class I railroads that … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Department of Transportation (DOT or Department). ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM). SUMMARY: PHMSA is considering revising the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to establish vapor pressure limits for unrefined petroleum-based products and potentially all Class 3 flammable liquid … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). SUMMARY: In consultation with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), PHMSA proposes to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to align with current international standards for the air transportation of hazardous materials. The … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of advisory committee meeting. SUMMARY: This notice announces a public meeting of the Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, also known as the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee (GPAC). The GPAC will meet to discuss a proposed rulemaking … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM). SUMMARY: PHMSA is publishing this advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) in response to the Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety (PIPES) Act of 2016, which reauthorizes the pipeline … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). SUMMARY: PHMSA proposes to revise its regulations pertaining to the Hazardous Materials grants program to incorporate the Office of Management and Budget's Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Executive Summary II. Background Possible Interim Final Rule III. Incorporation by Reference Discussion Under 1 CFR Part 51 IV. Harmonization Proposals in This NPRM V. Amendments Not Being Considered for … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Abbreviations and Terms Table of Contents I. Executive Summary A. Oil Spill Response Plans B. Information Sharing C. Initial Boiling Point Test II. Background A. Current Oil Spill Response Requirements B. Advanced Notice of … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Executive Summary II. ANPRM Background III. Petitions for Rulemaking and Comments Received P-1499 P-1501 P-1515 (1) Existing Clarification Letter Reference No. 00-0309 (2) Existing Clarification Letter Reference No. 05-0087 P-1521 P-1538 P-1539 P-1540 … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Background II. Summary Review of Proposed Amendments A. Testing for Aerosols B. Cargo Tank Specification C. Chlorine Institute Publications D. International Label and Placard Consistency E. Limited Quantities of Ammonium … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background DATES: Back to Top The closing date for filing comments is extended from June 7, 2016, to July 7, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top Comments should reference Docket No. PHMSA-2011-0023 and may be … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: Public Participation Privacy Act Statement FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Meeting Details and Agenda II. Committee Background DATES: Back to Top The committees will meet as follows: Wednesday, June 1, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., ET—GPAC … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Executive Summary II. ASME and NBIC Background A. What is ASME? B. What is Section XII of the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code? C. What is the National Board of … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Outline of This Document I. Executive Summary A. Purpose of the Regulatory Action B. Summary of the Major Provisions of the Regulatory Action in Question C. Costs and Benefits II. Background A. Detailed Overview … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: Privacy Act Statement Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Meeting Details II. Committee Background III. Preliminary Agenda DATES: Back to Top The meeting will be held on Monday, February 1, 2016, from … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. What action is PHMSA taking? II. What did PHMSA propose and why? III. Why is PHMSA withdrawing the rulemaking? IV. Background on Development of this Rulemaking A. Regulatory Assessment B. Government Accountability Office (GAO) … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: Privacy Act Statement Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Meeting Details II. Committee Background III. Preliminary Agenda DATES: Back to Top The meeting will be held on Thursday, December 17, 2015, from … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Executive Summary II. Background and NPRM Proposals Extend Certain Reporting Requirements to All Gravity and Rural Hazardous Liquid Gathering Lines Require Inspections of Pipelines in Areas Affected by Extreme Weather, Natural Disasters, and … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Petitions for Reconsideration DATES: Back to Top PHMSA received these petitions on April 10, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top Kay McIver, Transportation Specialist, by telephone at 202-366-0113, or by … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: Privacy Act Statement FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Analysis of ANPRM Trade Associations Gas Transmission and Distribution Pipeline Companies Government/Municipalities Pipeline Industry Suppliers Citizens A. Technical Challenges of Installing EFVs on Services Other Than SFRs A.1. … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: Privacy Act Statement FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary A. Purpose of the Regulatory Action (Statement of Need) B. Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011 C. Costs and Benefits I. Accident and Incident Notification … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: Privacy Act Statement FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background A. Traceability and Tracking B. Design Factor of PE C. Expanded Use of PA-11 D. Incorporation of PA-12 E. Risers F. Fittings Electrically Isolated Metal Alloy Fittings in Plastic … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Executive Summary II. Background III. Overview A. SPs Program B. MAP-21 Legislation “(f) Incorporation into regulations. C. SP Conversion Project Methodology Phase 1: Development of Methodology Phase 2: Preliminary Analysis … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Contents I. Background A. Petitions for Rulemaking B. NTSB Safety Recommendations C. Amendments Based on PHMSA Review II. Incorporation by Reference Discussion Under 1 CFR Part 51 III. Petitions for Rulemaking and National Transportation … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Extension of Comment Period DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the NPRM published August 11, 2014, at 79 FR 46748, is extended from October 10, 2014, until November 10, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The proposed rule published August 12, 2014 (79 FR 47047), is corrected as of September 12, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top Donald Burger, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Executive Summary II. Background Possible Interim Final Rule III. Harmonization Proposals in This NPRM Hazardous Materials Table (HMT) Incorporation by Reference Alignment of the HMR With the ICAO TI To Remove the Segregation … [read more]

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