[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 100 (Thursday, May 23, 2013)]
[Pages 30964-30965]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-12241]



Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket ID PHMSA-2013-0094]

Pipeline Safety: Workshop on Public Awareness Programs

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

ACTION: Notice of workshop.


SUMMARY: PHMSA is sponsoring a two-day public awareness workshop on 
June 19 and June 20, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency North Dallas hotel in 
Richardson, Texas. The workshop serves as an opportunity to bring 
pipeline safety stakeholders together to discuss ways to improve public 
awareness outreach. Federal and state regulators will share general 
findings from recent public awareness inspections and various 
stakeholders (Federal and state regulators, industry, pipeline 
operators, public, emergency response officials, local public 
officials, land planners, and excavators) will share their perspectives 
on what is working and what is not working with existing public 
awareness requirements and API RP 1162 (1st edition). The goal of the 
workshop is to discuss ways to strengthen pipeline safety public 
awareness. The workshop will be webcast.

DATES: The workshop will be held on June 19-20, 2013. Name badge pick 

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and on-site registration will be available starting at 8:00 a.m. 
central time on June 19, 2013, with the workshop taking place from 9:00 
a.m. until approximately 5:00 p.m. central time, both days. Refer to 
the meeting Web site for agenda and times at: http://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/MtgHome.mtg?mtg=90&nocache=6406. Please 
note that all workshop presentations will be available on the meeting 
Web site within 15 days following the workshop.

ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held at the Hyatt Regency North Dallas 
hotel, 701 East Campbell Road, Richardson, TX 75081. Hotel reservations 
must be made by contacting the hotel directly. Hotel reservations can 
be made under the ``Public Awareness Workshop'' room block for the 
nights of June 18-20, 2013, at 1-888-421-1442, or online at https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=10635869. A 
daily room rate of $113.00 per night is available until May 27, 2013, 
under the room block. The meeting room location will be posted at the 
hotel on the day of the workshop.
    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 at http://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/MtgHome.mtg?mtg=90&nocache=6406.
    Comments: Members of the public may also submit written comments 
either before or after the workshop. Comments should reference Docket 
ID PHMSA-2013-0094. 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 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except 
Federal holidays.
    Instructions: Identify the Docket ID 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 heading in the Regulatory 
Analyses and Notices section of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 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 19477).
    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 Christie Murray at (202) 366-4996 or by email at 
[email protected] by June 14, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christie Murray at 202-366-4996 or by 
email at [email protected].

    The primary goals of the public awareness workshop are to:
    (1) Provide an overview of the public awareness program and discuss 
recent inspection findings;
    (2) Understand what's working and not working with public awareness 
requirements and API RP 1162 (1st edition) from various stakeholder 
perspectives (industry, pipeline operators, public, emergency response 
officials, local public officials, and excavators);
    (3) Share ways to improve public awareness outreach efforts; and
    (4) Discuss the path forward for improving public awareness.

    Issued in Washington, DC on May 17, 2013.
Jeffrey D. Wiese,
Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety.
[FR Doc. 2013-12241 Filed 5-22-13; 8:45 am]