[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 228 (Tuesday, November 26, 2013)]
[Pages 70623-70624]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-28249]



Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2009-0203]

Pipeline Safety: Meeting of the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee 
and the Liquid Pipeline Advisory Committee

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

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ACTION: Notice of advisory committee meeting.


SUMMARY: This notice announces a public meeting of the Gas Pipeline 
Advisory Committee (GPAC) also known as the Technical Pipeline Safety 
Standards Committee, and the Liquid Pipeline Advisory Committee (LPAC) 
also known as the Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards 
Committee. The committees will meet in a joint session to consider a 
proposed rule to incorporate by reference two new standards (one 
partially) and 21 updated editions of currently referenced standards in 
49 CFR Parts 192, 193, and 195.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, from 
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST.

ADDRESSES: The committee members will take part in this joint meeting 
by telephone conference call. The public may participate in the meeting 
via telephone conference call, or at the U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, Room 
E27-302. The conference call number and any additional information will 
be published on the PHMSA Web site at http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/public, 
under ``News and Updates'' on the homepage. Participants who plan to 
attend in person should register in advance at https://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/MtgHome.mtg?mtg=93.
    The meeting will not be webcast; however, presentations will be 
available on the meeting Web site and posted in the E-Gov Web site at 
http://www.regulations.gov under Docket Number PHMSA-2013-2003 within 
30 days following the meeting.
    You may submit comments, identified by Docket Number PHMSA-2009-
0203, by any of the following methods:
    E-Gov Web: http://www.regulations.gov. This site allows the public 
to enter comments on any Federal Register notice issued by any agency. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
    Mail: Docket Management System: U.S. Department of Transportation, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 
Washington, DC 20590-0001.
    Hand Delivery or Courier: U.S. Department of Transportation Docket 
Management System: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST, Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Fax: 202-493-2251.
    Instructions: Identify the Docket Number PHMSA-2009-0203, at the 
beginning of your comments. If you submit your comments by mail, submit 
two copies. If you wish to receive confirmation that PHMSA received 
your comments, include a self-addressed stamped postcard. Internet 
users may submit comments at http://www.regulations.gov.

    Note:  All comments received will be posted without edits to 
http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information 
provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading below.

    Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic comments 
received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf 
of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT's 
complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on 
April 11, 2000, (65 FR 19477-78) or you may visit http://docketsinfo.dot.gov.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online 
instructions for accessing the dockets. Alternatively, you may review 
the documents in person at the street address listed above.

Information on Services for Individuals with Disabilities

    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities, or to seek special assistance at the meeting, please 
contact Cheryl Whetsel at 202-366-4431 by December 10, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about the meeting, 
contact Cheryl Whetsel by phone at 202-366-4431 or by email at 
[email protected].


I. Meeting Details

    Members of the public may participate via telephone conference or 
make a statement during the advisory committee meeting. If you intend 
to make a statement, please notify PHMSA in advance by forwarding an 
email to [email protected] by December 10, 2013.

II. Committee Background

    The GPAC and LPAC are statutorily-mandated advisory committees that 
advise PHMSA on proposed safety standards, risk assessments, and safety 
policies for natural gas pipelines and for hazardous liquid pipelines. 
Both committees were established under the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 5 U.S.C. App. 1) and the pipeline safety law (49 
U.S.C. Chap. 601). Each committee consists of 15 members--with 
membership evenly divided among the Federal and state government, the 
regulated industry, and the public. The committees advise PHMSA on the 
technical feasibility, practicability, and cost-effectiveness of each 
proposed pipeline safety standard.

III. Agenda

    On Tuesday, December 17, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. the 
GPAC and LPAC will participate in a joint meeting. A detailed agenda 
will be published on the PHMSA Web site at http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/.

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 60102, 60115; 60118.

    Issued in Washington, DC on November 19, 2013.
Alan K. Mayberry,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Programs.
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