[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 59 (Thursday, March 26, 2020)]
[Page 17176]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-06380]



Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2020-0001]

Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit; Florida Gas 
Transmission Company

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

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: PHMSA is publishing this notice to solicit public comment on a 
request for special permit received from the Florida Gas Transmission 
Company (FGT). The special permit request is 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 
April 27, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Comments should reference the docket number for this 
specific special permit request and may be submitted in the following 
     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 
9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
    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 (2) 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: There is a privacy statement published on http://www.Regulations.gov. Comments, including any personal information 
provided, are posted without changes or edits to http://www.Regulations.gov.
    Confidential Business Information: Confidential Business 
Information (CBI) is commercial or financial information that is both 
customarily and actually treated as private by its owner. Under the 
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. 552), CBI is exempt from 
public disclosure. If your comments responsive to this notice contain 
commercial or financial information that is customarily treated as 
private, that you actually treat as private, and that is relevant or 
responsive to this notice, it is important that you clearly designate 
the submitted comments as CBI. Pursuant to 49 Code of Federal 
Regulations (CFR) Sec.  190.343, you may ask PHMSA to give confidential 
treatment to information you give to the agency by taking the following 
steps: (1) Mark each page of the original document submission 
containing CBI as ``Confidential''; (2) send PHMSA, along with the 
original document, a second copy of the original document with the CBI 
deleted; and (3) explain why the information you are submitting is CBI. 
Unless you are notified otherwise, PHMSA will treat such marked 
submissions as confidential under the FOIA, and they will not be placed 
in the public docket of this notice. Submissions containing CBI should 
be sent to Kay McIver, DOT, PHMSA-PHP-80, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, 
Washington, DC 20590-0001. Any commentary PHMSA receives that is not 
specifically designated as CBI will be placed in the public docket for 
this matter.

    General: Ms. Kay McIver by telephone at 202-366-0113, or by email 
at [email protected].
    Technical: Mr. Steve Nanney by telephone at 713-272-2855, or by 
email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PHMSA received a special permit request from 
FGT seeking a waiver from the requirements of 49 CFR 192.611(a) and 
(d), ``Change in class location: Confirmation or revision of maximum 
allowable operating pressure'', and Sec.  192.619(a), ``Maximum 
allowable operating pressure: Steel or plastic pipelines''. This 
special permit is being requested in lieu of pipe replacement or 
pressure reduction for thirteen special permit segments in the FGT 
pipeline system. The FGT system totals 1.92 miles of pipeline located 
in four (4) counties (Brevard, Lake, Orange, and Osceola) in the State 
of Florida, where the class locations have changed from Class 1 to 
Class 3, or Class 2 to Class 3. The pipeline special permit segments 
are short in length, not contiguous, and comprise of 26-inch and 30-
inch diameter pipelines with existing maximum allowable operating 
pressures of 974 to 977 pounds per square inch gauge (psig). The 
installation dates of the pipeline segments range from 1968 to 1995.
    The request, proposed special permit with conditions, and Draft 
Environmental Assessment (DEA) for the FGT pipeline are available for 
review and public comment in Docket No. PHMSA-2020-0001. We invite 
interested persons to review and submit comments on the special permit 
request and DEA in the docket. Please include any comments on potential 
safety and environmental impacts that may result if the special permit 
is granted. Comments may include relevant data.
    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 closing date will be evaluated, if it is 
possible to do so without incurring additional expense or delay. PHMSA 
will consider each relevant comment it receives in making its decision 
to grant or deny this special permit request.

    Issued in Washington, DC, under authority delegated in 49 CFR 
Alan K. Mayberry,
Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety.
[FR Doc. 2020-06380 Filed 3-25-20; 8:45 am]