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Federal Register / Vol. 72, No.

136 / Tuesday, July 17, 2007 / Notices 39135

Notice and request for

ACTION: analyses the integrity of pipeline Company, Inc.—Liquids Transportation
comments. segments in high consequence areas Segment.
where a leak or failure would do the Pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A) of
SUMMARY: In compliance with the most damage to populated, unusually
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the PRA, PHMSA will include the
sensitive environmental areas, and other comments in the request for OMB’s
(PRA), this notice announces that populated areas. These regulations also
PHMSA forwarded an Information clearance of this information collection.
require operators who cannot meet their
Collection Request to the Office of PHMSA is now forwarding the
evaluation schedules to notify PHMSA
Management and Budget (OMB) for a collection of information request to
when temporarily reducing operating
change to an existing information OMB and providing an additional 30
pressure or shutting down their
collection for pipeline integrity days for comments. PHMSA is inviting
pipelines. This change adds a
management (IM). The purpose of this requirement for operators to also notify comments on whether the proposed
notice is to allow the public an PHMSA if pressure reductions exceed information collection is necessary for
additional 30 days to submit comments. 365 days. the proper performance of the functions
PHMSA published a notice of of DOT. The term ‘‘information
DATES: Submit comments on or before
proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on collection’’ includes all work related to
August 16, 2007.
December 15, 2005 (70 FR 74265) preparing and disseminating
ADDRESSES: Send comments directly to information in accordance with
the Office Management and Budget, requesting comments on a change to
these existing information collections. recordkeeping requirements. The
Office of Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Desk comments should address (1) whether
PHMSA received comments from 12
Officer for the Department of the information will have practical
parties: American Petroleum Institute
Transportation, 726 Jackson Place, NW., and Association of Oil Pipe Lines; the utility; (2) the accuracy of the
Washington, DC 20503. American Gas Association; Texas Department’s estimate of the burden of
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pipeline Association; Kinder Morgan the proposed information collection; (3)
Mike Israni by phone at (202) 366–4571 Energy Partners, L.P.; Southwest Gas ways to enhance the quality, utility, and
or by e-mail at: Corporation; Paiute Pipeline Company; clarity of the information collection; and
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PHMSA’s Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc.; (4) ways to minimize the information
IM regulations require operators of Duke Energy Gas Transmission collection burden on respondents,
hazardous liquid and gas transmission Corporation; Magellan Midstream including the use of automated
pipelines to assess, evaluate, repair, and Partners, L.P.; Panhandle Energy; Puget collection techniques or other forms of
validate through comprehensive Sound Energy; and Enbridge Energy information technology.

Number of
Number of Total annual
OMB control No. Regulation title responses
operators burden hours

2137–0604 ........ Pipeline Integrity Management in High Consequence Areas Operators 71 0.85 3
with more than 500 miles of Hazardous Liquid Pipeline.
2137–0605 ........ Pipeline Integrity Management in High Consequence Areas Operators 192 0.85 9
with less than 500 miles of Hazardous Liquid Pipeline.
2137–0610 ........ Pipeline Integrity Management in High Consequence Areas Gas Trans- 721 0.85 34
mission Pipeline Operators.

Totals ......... ...................................................................................................................... 1,166 N/A 46

Issued in Washington, DC, on July 6, 2007. Notice and request for

Florence L. Hamn, comments. Herrick at (202) 366–5523, or by e-mail
Director of Regulations, Office of Pipeline at:
SUMMARY: In compliance with the
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The
[FR Doc. E7–13764 Filed 7–16–07; 8:45 am]
(PRA), this notice announces that hazardous liquid pipeline safety
PHMSA forwarded an Information regulations require operators that elect
Collection Request to the Office of to use software-based Computer
Management and Budget (OMB) for an Monitoring System (CPM) leak detection
extension of the currently approved systems to comply with the American
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials collection of information ‘‘Incorporation Petroleum Institute’s (API) 1130
Safety Administration by Reference of Industry Standard on standard (49 CFR 195.134). API 1130
Leak Detection’’ (2137–0598). The provides guidance for operating,
purpose of this notice is to invite the maintaining, and testing software-based
[Docket: PHMSA–98–4957]
public to submit comments on the CPM systems. Hazardous liquid
Request for Public Comments and request to OMB.
operators, with software-based CPM
Office of Management and Budget DATES: Submit comments on or before
systems, must maintain records
Approval of Existing Information August 16, 2007. documenting the operation,
Collection Requirement ADDRESSES: Send comments directly to
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maintenance, and testing of those

the Office of Management and Budget, systems. PHMSA, through the
AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Office of Information and Regulatory incorporation of this industry standard,
Materials Safety Administration Affairs, Attn: Desk Office for the
will be able to continue to ensure that
(PHMSA), U.S. Department of Department of Transportation, 725 17th
appropriate technology is used to
Transportation (DOT). Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503.

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39136 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 136 / Tuesday, July 17, 2007 / Notices

maximize safety in the pipeline line traverses United States Postal If the verified notice contains false or
industry. Service Zip Code 97210. misleading information, the exemption
Pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A) of BNSF has certified that: (1) No local is void ab initio.
the PRA, PHMSA is required to obtain traffic has moved over the line for at BNSF has filed environmental and
OMB approval for all information least 2 years; (2) overhead traffic historic reports which address the
collections. The term ‘‘information handled on the line will be rerouted; (3) effects, if any, of the abandonment on
collection’’ includes all work related to no formal complaint filed by a user of the environment and historic resources.
the preparing and disseminating of rail service on the line (or by a state or SEA will issue an environmental
information in accordance with the local government entity acting on behalf assessment (EA) by July 17, 2007.
recordkeeping requirements. PHMSA of such user) regarding cessation of Interested persons may obtain a copy of
published a notice providing a 60 day service over the line either is pending the EA by writing to SEA (Room 1100,
period for comments on these with the Surface Transportation Board Surface Transportation Board,
information collection renewals in the or with any U.S. District Court or has Washington, DC 20423–0001) or by
Federal Register on May 29, 2007 (72 calling SEA, at (202) 245–0305.
been decided in favor of complainant
FR 29578), and received no comments. [Assistance for the hearing impaired is
within the 2-year period; and (4) the
PHMSA is now forwarding the available through the Federal
requirements of 49 CFR 1105.7
information collection request to OMB Information Relay Service (FIRS) at
(environmental report), 49 CFR 1105.8
and providing an additional 30 days for 1–800–877–8339.] Comments on
(historic report), 49 CFR 1105.11
comments. PHMSA invites comments environmental and historic preservation
(transmittal letter), 49 CFR 1105.12
on whether the proposed information matters must be filed within 15 days
(newspaper publication), and 49 CFR
collection is necessary for the proper after the EA becomes available to the
1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental
performance of the functions of DOT. public.
agencies) have been met.
The comments should address (1) Environmental, historic preservation,
whether the information will have As a condition to this exemption, any public use, or trail use/rail banking
practical utility; (2) the accuracy of employee adversely affected by the conditions will be imposed, where
DOT’s estimate about the information abandonment shall be protected under appropriate, in a subsequent decision.
collection burden; (3) ways to enhance Oregon Short Line R. Co.— Pursuant to the provisions of 49 CFR
the quality, utility, and clarity of the Abandonment—Goshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 1152.29(e)(2), BNSF shall file a notice of
information collection; and (4) ways to (1979). To address whether this consummation with the Board to signify
minimize the burden of the information condition adequately protects affected that it has exercised the authority
collection on respondents, including the employees, a petition for partial granted and fully abandoned the line. If
use of automated collection techniques revocation under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) consummation has not been effected by
or other forms of information must be filed. BNSF’s filing of a notice of
technology. PHMSA estimates the Provided no formal expression of consummation by July 12, 2008, and
burden of these requirements as follows: intent to file an offer of financial there are no legal or regulatory barriers
Type of Information Collection assistance (OFA) has been received, this to consummation, the authority to
Request: Renewal of existing collection. exemption will be effective on August abandon will automatically expire.
Title of Information Collection: 11, 2007, unless stayed pending Board decisions and notices are
Incorporation by Reference of Industry reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do available on our Web site at
Standard on Leak Detection. not involve environmental issues,1
Respondents: 50. formal expressions of intent to file an Decided: July 3, 2007.
Estimated Total Annual Burden OFA under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2),2 and By the Board, David M. Konschnik,
Hours on Respondents: 100. trail use/rail banking requests under 49 Director, Office of Proceedings.
Estimated Cost: $6,475. CFR 1152.29 must be filed by July 23, Vernon A. Williams,
Issued in Washington, DC, on July 9, 2007. 2007. Petitions to reopen or requests for Secretary.
Florence L. Hamn, public use conditions under 49 CFR [FR Doc. E7–13758 Filed 7–16–07; 8:45 am]
Director of Regulations, Office of Pipeline
1152.28 must be filed by August 1,
Safety. 2007, with: Surface Transportation
[FR Doc. E7–13767 Filed 7–16–07; 8:45 am]
Board, 395 E Street, SW., Washington,
DC 20423–0001.
A copy of any petition filed with the
Board should be sent to BNSF’s Submission for OMB Review;
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION representative: Sidney L. Strickland, Jr., Comment Request
Sidney Strickland and Associates,
Surface Transportation Board PLLC, 3050 K Street, NW., Suite 101, July 10, 2007.
Washington, DC 20007. The Department of the Treasury has
[STB Docket No. AB–6 (Sub–No. 454X)] submitted the following public
BNSF Railway Company— 1 The Board will grant a stay if an informed information collection requirement(s) to
Abandonment Exemption—in decision on environmental issues (whether raised OMB for review and clearance under the
Multnomah County, OR
by a party or by the Board’s Section of Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995,
Environmental Analysis (SEA) in its independent Public Law 104–13. Copies of the
investigation) cannot be made before the
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has exemption’s effective date. See Exemption of Out- submission(s) may be obtained by
filed a notice of exemption under 49 calling the Treasury Bureau Clearance
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of-Service Rail Lines, 5 I.C.C.2d 377 (1989). Any

CFR Part 1152 Subpart F—Exempt request for a stay should be filed as soon as possible Officer listed. Comments regarding this
Abandonments to abandon a 0.48-mile so that the Board may take appropriate action before information collection should be
the exemption’s effective date.
line of railroad between milepost 1.88 2 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing addressed to the OMB reviewer listed
and milepost 2.36, near Portland, in fee, which currently is set at $1,300. See 49 CFR and to the Treasury Department
Multnomah County, OR (the line). The 1002.2(f)(25). Clearance Officer, Department of the

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