[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 149 (Thursday, August 2, 2012)]
[Pages 46155-46156]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-18861]



Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2012-0094]

Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities

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

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA 
invites comments on two information collections that we will be 
submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal. 
The information collections relate to the pipeline integrity management 
requirements for gas transmission pipeline operators and the response 
plan requirements for operators of onshore oil pipelines. A Federal 
Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the 
following information collection was published in the Federal Register 
on May 9, 2012, (77 FR 27279) under Docket No. PHMSA-2012-0094. No 
comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow the 
public an additional 30 days to submit comments to OMB on the 
information collection described below.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
September 4, 2012.

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 
    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 20590-0001.
    Hand Delivery: Room W12-140 on the ground level of DOT, West 
Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. 
and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Instructions: Identify the docket number, PHMSA-2012-0094, 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 DOT, West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue 
SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 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-2012-0094.'' 
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 two 
information collection requests that PHMSA will be submitting to OMB 
for renewal. The following information is provided for each 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 each information collection activity. PHMSA 
requests comments on the following information collections:
    1. Title: Pipeline Integrity Management in High Consequence Areas 
Gas Transmission Pipeline Operators.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0610.
    Current Expiration Date: 9/30/2012.
    Type of Request: Renewal with revision.
    Abstract: 49 CFR 192.947 requires operators of gas transmission 
pipelines located in or near high consequence areas to maintain a 
written integrity management program and records showing compliance 
with 49 CFR part 192, subpart O. Operators must also submit 
documentation relative to their integrity management program to PHMSA 
as applicable.
    Affected Public: Operators of gas transmission pipelines located in 
or near high consequence areas.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:

Total Annual Responses: 733.
Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,018,807.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    2. Title: Response Plans for Onshore Oil Pipelines.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0589.
    Current Expiration Date: 9/30/2012.

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    Type of Request: Renewal.
    Abstract: 49 CFR part 194 requires an operator of an onshore oil 
pipeline facility to prepare and submit an oil spill response plan to 
PHMSA for review and approval.
    Affected Public: Operators of onshore oil pipeline facilities.
    Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:

Total Annual Responses: 367.
Total Annual Burden Hours: 50,186.

    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 July 30, 2012.
John A. Gale,
Director, Office of Standards and Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. 2012-18861 Filed 8-1-12; 8:45 am]