[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 227 (Monday, November 26, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 70543]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-28463]



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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2009-0203]


Pipeline Safety: Meeting of the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee 
and the Liquid Pipeline Advisory Committee

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

ACTION: Notice of advisory committee meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces a public meeting of the Gas Pipeline 
Advisory Committee (GPAC), also known as the Technical Pipeline Safety 
Standards Committee, and the Liquid Pipeline Advisory Committee (LPAC), 
also known as the Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards 
Committee. The committees will meet to discuss two proposed rules, the 
first to implement changes to the administrative procedures in Part 190 
Enforcement Procedures, and the second to establish criteria and 
procedures for determining the adequacy of state pipeline excavation 
damage prevention law enforcement programs; to establish an 
administrative process for making adequacy determinations and Federal 
requirements PHMSA will enforce in states with inadequate programs; and 
to establish the adjudication process for administrative enforcement 
proceedings against excavators where Federal authority is exercised.

DATES: The meeting schedule follows:
    1. Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., LPAC 
Meeting.
    2. Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Joint 
Meeting (LPAC and GPAC).
    3. Thursday, December 13, 2012, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., GPAC 
Meeting.
    The meetings 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 take place at the Westin Alexandria, 400 
Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314, Phone: 703-253-8600, Web Site: 
http://www.westinalexandria.com/. Any additional information will be 
published on the PHMSA Web site (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.

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 December 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 December 5, 2012.

II. Committee Background

    The GPAC and LPAC 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 will be published on the PHMSA (DOT) Web site.

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

    Issued in Washington, DC, on November 19, 2012.
Linda Daugherty,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Programs.
[FR Doc. 2012-28463 Filed 11-23-12; 8:45 am]
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