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Pipeline Safety: Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collections

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Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

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Notice and request for comments.


In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published in the Federal Register on December 7, 2010 (75 FR 76077) under Docket No. PHMSA-2010-0355. No comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow the public an additional 30 days to submit comments to OMB on the information collection described below.


Send comments regarding the burden estimate, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Desk Officer for DOT/PHMSA, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503.


Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before March 16, 2011.

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Angela Dow by telephone at 202-366-1246, by e-mail at, or by mail at U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., PHP-30, Washington, DC 20590-0001.

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Title: Pipeline Safety: Periodic Underwater Inspections.

OMB Control Number: 2137-0618.

Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved information collection.

Abstract: The Federal pipeline safety regulations (49 CFR parts 190-199) require operators to conduct appropriate underwater inspections in the Gulf of Mexico. If an operator finds that its pipeline is exposed on the seabed floor or constitutes a hazard to navigation, the operator must contact the National Response Center by telephone within 24 hours of discovery to report the location of the exposed pipeline.

Affected Public: Operators of underwater pipeline facilities.

Estimated number of responses: 82.

Estimated annual burden hours: 1,312 hours.

Frequency of collection: On occasion.

Comments are invited on: The need for the proposed collection of information for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques. A comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of the date of publication in the Federal Register.

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Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR part 1.

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Issued in Washington, DC, on February 8, 2011.

Linda Daugherty,

Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Programs.

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[FR Doc. 2011-3184 Filed 2-11-11; 8:45 am]