[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 15 (Tuesday, January 24, 2023)]
[Pages 4290-4291]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2023-01349]



Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

[Docket No. PHMSA-2023-0001]

Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit; Tennessee Gas 
Pipeline Company, LLC

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

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: PHMSA is publishing this notice to solicit public comments on 
a request for special permit received from the Tennessee Gas Pipeline 
Company, LLC (TGP). 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 
February 23, 2023.

ADDRESSES: Comments should reference the docket number for this 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 
9:00 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) 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

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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 
TGP, a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, Inc., on December 29, 2022, 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 49 CFR 192.619(a): Maximum allowable operating pressure: 
Steel or plastic pipelines.
    This special permit is being requested in lieu of pipe replacement, 
pressure reduction, or new pressure tests for a Class 1 to 3 location 
change on one (1) gas transmission special permit segment totaling 
6,685.07 feet (approximately 1.266 miles). This pipeline segment, which 
has changed from a Class 1 to Class 3 location, is as follows:

                                                    Outside                                   Maximum allowable
  Special permit segment No.      County, state    diameter     Line    Length      Year      operating pressure
                                                   (inches)     name    (feet)    installed         (psig)
1 (KM 726)....................  Dickson,                  36    500-3  6,685.07        1973                  936

    The special permit request, proposed special permit with 
conditions, and draft environmental assessment (DEA) for the above 
listed TGP pipeline segment is available for review and public comments 
in Docket Number PHMSA-2023-0001. PHMSA invites interested persons to 
review and submit comments on the special permit request and DEA in the 
docket. Please submit any comments on potential safety, environmental, 
and other relevant considerations implicated by the special permit 
request. Comments may include relevant data.
    Before issuing a decision on the special permit request, PHMSA will 
evaluate all comments received on or before the comments 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. 2023-01349 Filed 1-23-23; 8:45 am]