[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 240 (Thursday, December 13, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 74275-74276]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-30096]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2012-0215]


Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities

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

ACTION: Notice and request for comments of a previously approved 
information collection.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information 
Collection Requests abstracted below are being forwarded to the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. A Federal 
Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the 
following information collections was published on August 27, 2012, (77 
FR 51848) under docket number PHMSA-2012-0094. No comments were 
received. The purpose of this notice is to allow the public an 
additional 30 days to send comments to OMB on the information 
collections described below.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 14, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, including 
suggestions for reducing the burden, to OMB, Attention: Desk Officer 
for the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, 725 17th Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20503.
    Comments are invited on: Wether 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; the accuracy of the Department's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angela Dow by telephone at 202-366-
1246, by fax at 202-366-4566, or by mail at U.S. Department of 
Transportation, PHMSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, PHP-30, Washington, 
DC 20590-0001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Pipeline Safety: Control Room Management/Human Factors.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0624.
    Type of Request: Renewal of a Previously Approved Information 
Collection.
    Current Expiration Date: 1/31/2013.
    Abstract: 49 CFR 192.631 and 195.446 address human factors and 
other components of control room management. These regulations require 
operators of hazardous liquid pipelines and gas pipelines to develop 
and implement a human factors management plan designed to reduce risk 
associated with human factors in each control room.
    Affected Public: Operators of both natural gas and hazardous liquid 
pipeline systems.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
    Total Annual Responses: 2,702.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 127,328.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Title: Integrity Management Program for Gas Distribution Pipelines.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0625.
    Type of Request: Renewal of a Previously Approved Information 
Collection.
    Current Expiration Date: 1/31/2013.
    Abstract: The Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations in 49 CFR, Part 
192, Subpart P require operators of gas distribution pipelines to 
develop and implement integrity management (IM) programs. The purpose 
of these programs is to enhance safety by identifying and reducing 
pipeline integrity risks. PHMSA requires that operators maintain 
records demonstrating compliance with these requirements for 10 years 
and that these records must include superseded IM plans.
    Affected Public: Operators of gas distribution pipeline systems.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
    Total Annual Responses: 9,343.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 865,178.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

    Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35, as amended, and 49 CFR 1:48.


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    Issued in Washington, DC, on December 10, 2012.
John A. Gale,
Director, Office of Standards and Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. 2012-30096 Filed 12-12-12; 8:45 am]
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