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Extension of Existing Information Collection on OPA plans

Research and Special Programs Administration’s (RSPA) intends to request extension of an information collection in support of the Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) for Response Plans for Onshore Oil Pipelines. (approval number 2137-0589.) Operators are invited to submit comments on whether collecting information on response plans for onshore oil pipelines is burdensome, and other factors explained in the body of this notice. Comments are invited on: (a) 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; (b) 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; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) 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.

Send written comments in duplicate to Dockets Facility, Plaza 401, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh St., SW., Washington, DC 20590. Please include the docket number in your comments. Comments can also be sent electronically to [Docket: RSPA-98-4957] Comments on this notice must be received by December 2, 2002 to be assured of consideration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marvin Fell, Office of Pipeline Safety, Research and Special Programs Administration, Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20950, (202) 366-6205 or by electronic mail at