[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 123 (Tuesday, June 26, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38132-38133]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-15292]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2009-0203]


Pipeline Safety: Meeting of the Technical Pipeline Safety 
Standards Committee and the Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety 
Standards Committee

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

ACTION: Notice of advisory committee meetings.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces a public meeting of the Technical 
Pipeline Safety Standards Committee (TPSSC) and the Technical Hazardous 
Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee (THLPSSC). The committees 
will meet to discuss a proposed rulemaking to make miscellaneous 
changes to the pipeline safety regulations and to discuss several 
future regulatory initiatives.

DATES: The TPSSC and the THLPSSC will meet in joint session on 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The TPSSC and THLPSSC 
will meet separately but simultaneously on Thursday, July 12 from 9 
a.m. to 12 Noon followed by a second joint session from 1 p.m. to 4 
p.m. EDT. The meeting will not be web cast; however, presentations will 
be available on the meeting Web site and posted in the E-Gov Web Site: 
http://www.regulations.gov under docket number PHMSA-2009-0203 within 
30 days following the meeting.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Marriott at Metro Center, 
775 12th Street NW., Washington, DC 20005. The telephone number is 1-
800-228-9290: the local telephone number is (202) 737-2200. Additional 
information about the hotel is available at: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/WASMC-Washington-Marriott-at-Metro-Center. Any new 
information or changes will be posted on the PHMSA Web page, (http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/public), under ``Latest News'' on the homepage.
    Comments on the meeting may be submitted to the docket in the 
following ways:
    E-Gov Web Site: http://www.regulations.gov. This site allows the 
public to enter comments on any Federal Register notice issued by any 
agency.
    Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
    Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation 
(DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Room W12-140, 
Washington, DC 20590-001.
    Hand Delivery: Room W12-140 on the ground level of the DOT West 
Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9:00 a.m. 
and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.
    Instructions: Identify the docket number PHMSA-2009-0203 at the 
beginning of your comments. Note that all comments received will be 
posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any 
personal information provided. You should know that anyone is able to 
search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our 
dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or 
signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, 
business, labor union, etc.). Therefore, you may want to review DOT's 
complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on 
April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477) or view the Privacy Notice at http://www.regulations.gov before submitting any such comments.
    Docket: For access to the docket or to read background documents or 
comments, go to http://www.regulations.gov at any time or to Room W12-
140 on the ground level of the DOT West Building, 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    If you wish to receive confirmation of receipt of your written 
comments, please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard with the 
following statement: ``Comments on PHMSA-2009-0203.'' The Docket Clerk 
will date-stamp the postcard prior to returning it to you via the U.S. 
mail. Please note that due to delays in the delivery of U.S. mail to 
Federal offices in Washington, DC, we recommend that persons consider 
an alternative method (Internet, fax, or professional delivery service) 
of submitting comments to the docket and ensuring their timely receipt 
at DOT.

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Privacy Act Statement

    Anyone may search the electronic form of comments received in 
response to any of our dockets by the name of the individual who 
submitted the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf 
of an association, business, labor union, etc.). DOT's complete Privacy 
Act Statement was published in the Federal Register on April 11, 2000 
(65 FR 19477).

Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities

    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities, or to seek special assistance at the meeting, please 
contact Cheryl Whetsel at 202-366-4431 by July 5, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about the meeting, 
contact Cheryl Whetsel by phone at 202-366-4431 or by email at 
cheryl.whetsel@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Meeting Details

    Members of the public may attend and make a statement during the 
advisory committee meeting. If you intend to make a statement, please 
notify PHMSA in advance by forwarding an email to 
cheryl.whetsel@dot.gov by July 5, 2012.

II. Committee Background

    The TPSSC and THLPSSC are statutorily mandated advisory committees 
that advise PHMSA on proposed safety standards, risks assessments, and 
safety policies for natural gas pipelines and for hazardous liquid 
pipelines. Both committees were established under the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 5 U.S.C. App. 1) and the pipeline safety 
law (49 U.S.C. Chap. 601). Each committee consists of 15 members--with 
membership evenly divided among the Federal and state government, the 
regulated industry, and the public. The committees advise PHMSA on the 
technical feasibility, practicability, and cost-effectiveness of each 
proposed pipeline safety standard.

III. Agenda

    The Agenda is published on the PHMSA (DOT) Web site.

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 60102, 60115; 60118.

    Issued in Washington, DC on June 18, 2012.
Linda Daugherty,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Programs.
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