[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 157 (Monday, August 15, 2011)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-20657]

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Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2011-0136]

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 
published a notice with request for comments in the Federal Register on 
June 9, 2011 (76 FR 33808) on an information collection under Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) Control No. 2137-0622, titled ``Pipeline 
Safety: Public Awareness Program'' and received no comments. PHMSA is 
now forwarding the information collection request to the OMB and 
providing an additional 30 days for comments.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments to OMB on or 
before September 14, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, including 
suggestions for reducing the burden, directly to the Office of 
Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Attn: Desk Officer for the U.S. Department of Transportation, 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 U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 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 and extension. The information collection expires October 31, 
2011, and is identified under Control No. 2137-0622, titled: ``Pipeline 
Safety: Public Awareness Program.'' The following information is 
provided for this information collection: (1) Title of the information 
collection; (2) OMB control number; (3) Type of request; (4) Abstract 
of the information collection activity; (5) Description of affected 
public; (6) Estimate of total annual reporting and recordkeeping 
burden; and (7) Frequency of collection. PHMSA will request a three-
year term of approval for this information collection activity. PHMSA 
requests comments on the following information collection:
    Title: Pipeline Safety: Public Awareness Program.
    OMB Control Number: 2137-0622.
    Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved information 
    Abstract: The Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations require each 
operator to develop and implement a written continuing public education 
program that follows the guidance provided in the American Petroleum 
Institute's Recommended Practice RP 1162. Upon request, operators must 
submit their completed programs to PHMSA or, in the case of an 
intrastate pipeline facility operator, the appropriate state agency. 
The operator's program documentation and evaluation results must also 
be available for periodic review by appropriate regulatory agencies (49 
CFR 192.616 and 195.440).
    Affected Public: Operators of natural gas and hazardous liquid 
    Estimated number of responses: 22,500.
    Estimated annual burden hours: 517,480 hours.
    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.

    Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35, as amended.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on August 9, 2011.
Linda Daugherty,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Programs, Pipeline 
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