[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 20 (Wednesday, January 30, 2013)]
[Page 6319]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01924]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. AD13-4-000]

Notice of Availability of the Report: Recommended Parameters for 
Solid Flame Models for Land Based Liquefied Natural Gas Spills

    The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or 
Commission) has prepared a report, in the above-referenced docket, 
examining potential changes to LNGFIRE3, the solid flame model required 
by the U.S. Department of Transportation's regulations at Title 49, 
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 193 for predicting radiant heat 
from liquefied natural gas (LNG) pool fires on land.
    The report investigates the effects of matching both individual 
modeling parameters/correlations to measured experimental data and 
overall radiant heat predictions to measured results from field 
experiments. The review specifically addresses experimental data from 
the Phoenix large scale LNG fire tests on water conducted by Sandia 
National Laboratories between 2008 and 2011 and from the Montoir large 
scale LNG fire test over land conducted by Gaz de France in 1989. FERC 
staff concludes that LNGFIRE3, as currently prescribed by 49 CFR part 
193, is appropriate for modeling thermal radiation from LNG pool fires 
on land and is suitable for use in siting on-shore LNG facilities. The 
report is available for public viewing on the FERC's Web site 
(www.ferc.gov) using the eLibrary link.
    Any person wishing to comment on the report may do so. The comment 
period is 30 days and ends on February 22, 2013. For your convenience, 
there are three methods you can use to file your comments with the 
Commission. In all instances, please reference the docket number (AD13-
4-000) with your submission. The Commission encourages electronic 
filing of comments and has expert staff available to assist you at 
(202) 502-8258 or [email protected].
    (1) You can file your comments electronically using the eFiling 
feature on the Commission's Web site (www.ferc.gov) under the link to 
Documents and Filings. With eFiling, you can provide comments in a 
variety of formats by attaching them as a file with your submission. 
New eFiling users must first create an account by clicking on 
``eRegister.'' You must select the type of filing you are making. If 
you are filing a comment on a particular project, please select 
``Comment on a Filing''; or
    (2) You can file a paper copy of your comments by mailing them to 
the following address: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Room 1A, Washington, DC 
    The study, as well as any comments received, will be considered by 
FERC staff during preparation of the environmental assessments or 
environmental impact statements produced for LNG project applications 
filed with the Commission.
    Information about this document is available from the Commission's 
Office of External Affairs, at (866) 208-FERC, or on the FERC Web site 
(www.ferc.gov) using the eLibrary link. Click on the eLibrary link, 
click on ``General Search,'' and enter the docket number excluding the 
last three digits in the Docket Number field (i.e., AD13-4). Be sure 
you have selected an appropriate date range. For assistance, please 
contact FERC Online Support at [email protected] or toll free 
at (866) 208-3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502-8659.
    In addition, the Commission offers a free service called 
eSubscription which allows you to keep track of all formal issuances 
and submittals in specific dockets. This can reduce the amount of time 
you spend researching proceedings by automatically providing you with 
notification of these filings, document summaries, and direct links to 
the documents. Go to www.ferc.gov/esubscribenow.htm.

    Dated: January 23, 2013.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2013-01924 Filed 1-29-13; 8:45 am]