[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 240 (Thursday, December 13, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 74276]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-30097]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2012-0302]


Pipeline Safety: 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, PHMSA 
invites comments on an information collection under Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) Control No. 2137-0605, titled ``Integrity 
Management in High Consequence Areas for Operators of Hazardous Liquid 
Pipelines.'' PHMSA is preparing to request approval from OMB for a 
renewal of the currently approved information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
February 11, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted 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. DOT, 1200 New Jersey Avenue 
SE., West Building, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
    Hand Delivery: Room W12-140 on the ground level of the 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-2012-0302, 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 visit 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 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-
2012-0302.'' 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.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1320.8(d), Title 5, Code of Federal 
Regulations, 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 an 
information collection request that PHMSA will be submitting to OMB for 
renewal and extension. The information collection expires May 31, 2013, 
and is identified under Control No. 2137-0605, titled: ``Integrity 
Management in High Consequence Areas for Operators of Hazardous Liquid 
Pipelines.'' The following information is provided for this information 
collection: (1) Title of the information collection; (2) OMB control 
number; (3) Type of request; (4) Abstract of the information collection 
activity; (5) Description of affected public; (6) Estimate of total 
annual reporting and recordkeeping burden; and (7) Frequency of 
collection. PHMSA will request a three-year term of approval for this 
information collection activity. PHMSA requests comments on the 
following information collection:
    Title: Integrity Management in High Consequence Areas for Operators 
of Hazardous Liquid Pipelines.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0605.
    Current Expiration Date: 5/31/2013.
    Abstract: Hazardous liquid operators with pipelines located in or 
that could affect high consequence areas (i.e., commercially navigable 
waterways, high population areas, other populated areas, and unusually 
sensitive areas as defined in 49 CFR 195.450) are subject to certain 
information collection requirements relative to the Integrity 
Management Program provisions of 49 CFR 195.452.
    Affected Public: All pipeline operators of hazardous liquid 
pipelines located in or that could affect high consequence areas.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
    Annual Responses: 203.
    Annual Burden Hours: 325,470.
    Frequency of collection: On Occasion.

Comments are invited on:
    (a) The need for the proposed collection of information for the 
proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether 
the information will have practical utility;
    (b) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
    (c) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
    (d) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques.

    Issued in Washington, DC on December 10, 2012.
John A. Gale,
Director, Office of Standards and Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. 2012-30097 Filed 12-12-12; 8:45 am]
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