[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 51 (Thursday, March 15, 2012)]
[Pages 15453-15454]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-6206]



Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2011-0342]

Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities

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

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


SUMMARY: On December 27, 2011, in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA published a notice with request for 
comments in the Federal Register (76 FR 81013). The notice regards the 
renewal of an information collection titled, ``Gas Pipeline Safety 
Program Certification and Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Program 
Certification,'' and identified under Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) control number 2137-0584. PHMSA received no comments on the 
notice and is now forwarding the information collection request to OMB 
for approval and providing an additional 30 days for comments.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
April 16, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, including 
suggestions for reducing the burden, directly to OMB, Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Desk Officer for the U.S. 
Department of Transportation (PHMSA), 725 17th Street NW., Washington, 
DC 20503.

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 titled, ``Gas Pipeline Safety Program Certification and 
Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Program Certification'' (OMB control 
number 2137-0584).
    PHMSA notes that the Federal Register notice published on December 
27, 2011, contained a clerical error. Specifically, the notice 

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identified the burden hour estimated for the information collection at 
``3,820''. As reflected in this notice, the correct burden hour 
estimate for the information collection is ``3,920''.
    The following information is provided for the information 
collection: (1) Title of the information collection; (2) OMB control 
number; (3) Current expiration date; (4) Type of request; (5) Abstract 
of the information collection activity; (6) Description of affected 
public; (7) Estimate of total annual reporting and recordkeeping 
burden; and (8) Frequency of collection. PHMSA will request a three-
year term of approval for the information collection activity. PHMSA 
requests comments on the following information collection:
    Title: Gas Pipeline Safety Program Certification and Hazardous 
Liquid Pipeline Safety Program Certification.
    OMB control number: 2137-0584.
    Current Expiration Date: 6/30/2012.
    Abstract: A state must submit an annual certification to assume 
responsibility for regulating intrastate pipelines, and certain records 
must be maintained to demonstrate that the state is ensuring 
satisfactory compliance with the pipeline safety regulations. PHMSA 
uses this information to evaluate a state's eligibility for Federal 
    Affected Public: State and local governments.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:
    Total Annual Responses: 67.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,920.
    Frequency of Collection: Annual.
    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 March 8, 2012.
John A. Gale,
Director, Office of Standards and Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. 2012-6206 Filed 3-14-12; 8:45 am]