[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 28 (Tuesday, February 11, 2014)]
[Pages 8241-8242]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-02855]



Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2014-0014]

Pipeline Safety: Public Workshop on Safety Management Systems

AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice is announcing a one-day public workshop to discuss 
a rapidly evolving safety management system (SMS) national consensus 
standard. At this workshop, diversely comprised panels will discuss key 
concepts underlying this standard. This workshop will be webcast with 
an opportunity for attendees and viewers to pose questions to the 
panelists and moderators. Four panels will present their experience 
with SMS from industries outside the energy pipeline world including 
aviation, chemical, nuclear, and health care. Panels will address the 
role and value of SMS, the role of leadership at the top through the 
lower ranks in making SMS work, the value of ``safety assurance'', and 
the growing recognition of the role of safety culture in ensuring 
attainment of key safety objectives.

DATES: The public workshop will held on Thursday, February 27, 2014, 
from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. e.s.t. Written comments must be received by 
April 14, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held at the Westin Arlington Gateway, 
801 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22203, in the Fitzgerald rooms AB. 
Hotel reservations under the ``United States Department of 
Transportation--Workshop and Advisory Committee Meetings'' room block, 
can be made at 703-717-6200. Advisory committee members and speakers 
have priority for reservations in the block.
    The meeting agenda and any additional information will be published 
on the PHMSA home page Web site at (http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/public), 
under ``Latest News'' and on the PHMSA meeting page Web site at https://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/MtgHome.mtg?mtg=96).
    Registration: Members of the public may attend this free workshop. 
To help assure that adequate space is provided, all attendees are 
encouraged to register for the workshop in advance at https://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/MtgHome.mtg?mtg=96.
    Comments: Members of the public may also submit written comments

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either before or after the workshop. Comments should reference Docket 
No. PHMSA-2014-0014. 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. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
     Mail: Docket Management System, U.S. Department of 
Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12-140, 
Washington, DC 20590.
    Hand Delivery: DOT Docket Management System, Room W12-140, on the 
ground floor 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 at the beginning of your 
comments. If you submit your comments by mail, submit two copies. If 
you wish to receive confirmation that PHMSA has received your comments, 
include a self-addressed stamped postcard. Internet users may submit 
comments at http://www.regulations.gov.

    Note:  Comments will be posted without changes or edits to 
http://www.regulations.gov including any personal information 
provided. Please see the Privacy Act Statement heading below for 
additional information.

Privacy Act Statement

    Anyone may search the electronic form of all comments received for 
any of our dockets. You may review DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement 
in the Federal Register published April 11, 2000, (65 FR 19476).

Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities

    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities, or to request special assistance at the meeting, please 
contact Nancy White, Office of Pipeline Safety, at 202-366-1419 or by 
email at nancy.white@dot.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Nancy White, Office of Pipeline 
Safety, at 202-366-1419 or by email at nancy.white@dot.gov, regarding 
the subject matter of this notice.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The details on this meeting, including the 
location, times, and agenda items, will be available on the meeting 
page (https://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/MtgHome.mtg?mtg=96) as they 
become available. Please note that the public workshop will be webcast. 
Attendees, both in person and by web cast, are strongly encouraged to 
register to help ensure accommodations are adequate.
    Presentations will be available online at the meeting page and also 
be posted in the E-Gov Web site: http://www.regulations.gov, at docket 
number PHMSA-2014-0014 within 30 days following the meeting.

    Authority:  49 CFR 1.97.

Jeffrey D. Wiese,
Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety.
[FR Doc. 2014-02855 Filed 2-10-14; 8:45 am]