Thursday, May 14, 2015

PHMSA Publishes HHFT ICR Revision 60-day Notice

Today the DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a 60-day information collection request (ICR) revision notice in the Federal Register (80 FR 27844-27845) for the ICR recently approved supporting the high-hazardous flammable train final rule that was published last week.

Apparently in their ICR request for the HHFT final rule PHMSA failed to take into account the fact that in addition to an initial reporting requirement in the preamble for failure to meet the “January 1, 2017 deadline for retrofitting non-jacketed DOT-111 tank cars in PG I service” the preamble also provided authority for the Secretary to require additional follow-up reporting requirements.

PHMSA is estimating that the initial and follow-up reporting requirement may result in up to 50 additional responses at 30 minutes per response with an annual burden increase of 25 hours and $1,000.

PHMSA is soliciting public input on this ICR revision. Comments may be submitted via the Federal eRulemaking Portal (; Docket # PHMSA-2012-0082). Comments should be submitted by July 13th, 2015.

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