[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 234 (Thursday, December 6, 2018)]
[Pages 62952-62953]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-26380]



Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2018-0099]

Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit; Gulf South Pipeline 
Company, LP

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

ACTION: Notice.


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SUMMARY: PHMSA is publishing this notice to seek public comments on a 
request for a special permit, seeking relief from compliance with 
certain requirements in the federal pipeline safety regulations. At the 
conclusion of the 30-day comment period, PHMSA will review the comments 
received from this notice as part of its evaluation to grant or deny 
the special permit request.

DATES: Submit any comments regarding this special permit request by 
January 4, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Comments should reference the docket number for the specific 
special permit request and may be submitted in the following ways:
     E-Gov website: http://www.Regulations.gov. This site 
allows the public to enter comments on any Federal Register notice 
issued by any agency.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
     Mail: Docket Management System: U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: Docket Management System: U.S. Department 
of Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, between 
9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Instructions: You should identify the docket number for the special 
permit request you are commenting on at the beginning of your comments. 
If you submit your comments by mail, please submit two copies. To 
receive confirmation that PHMSA has received your comments, please 
include a self-addressed stamped postcard. Internet users may submit 
comments at http://www.Regulations.gov.
    Note: Privacy Act Statement: There is a privacy statement published 
at http://www.Regulations.gov. Comments, including any personal 
information provided, are posted without changes or edits to http://www.Regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: General: Ms. Kay McIver by telephone 
at 202-366-0113, or email at [email protected].
    Technical: Mr. Steve Nanney by telephone at 713-628-7479, or email 
at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PHMSA received a special permit request from 
Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP, (``GSPC'') to deviate from the 
pipeline safety regulations in 49 CFR 192.611, for four segments 
totaling 4.65 miles, of 30-inch diameter Index 130 pipeline, located in 
Ascension and Livingston Parishes, Louisiana, where the class location 
has changed from a Class 1 to Class 3 location. In lieu of pipe 
replacement, GSPC seeks permission to perform alternative risk control 
activities based on integrity management program principles and 
requirements. Due to class location changes from a Class 1 to Class 3 
in the 1990s, GSPC lowered the maximum allowable operating pressure as 
required by Sec.  192.611, from 936 pounds per square inch gauge (psig) 
to 780 psig. However, GSPC now seeks to uprate the line to restore the 
previous MAOP, using Subpart K of Sec.  192.555.
    The special permit request provided by the operator includes a 
draft environmental assessment, (EA), proposed special permit 
conditions, and location map. These documents are filed at http://www.Regulations.gov, in Docket No. PHMSA-2018-0099. We invite 
interested persons to participate by reviewing the special permit 
documents and draft EA at http://www.Regulations.gov, and by submitting 
written comments, data or other views. Please include any comments on 
potential safety and environmental impacts that may result if the 
special permit is granted.
    Before issuing a decision on the special permit request, PHMSA will 
evaluate all comments received on or before the comment closing date. 
Comments received after the comment closing date will be evaluated if 
it is possible to do so without incurring additional expense or delay. 
PHMSA will consider each relevant comment we receive in making our 
decision to grant or deny a request.

    Issued in Washington, DC on November 29, 2018, under authority 
delegated in 49 CFR 1.97.
Linda Daugherty,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Field Operations.
[FR Doc. 2018-26380 Filed 12-4-18; 8:45 am]