Release of Waybill Data, 18277 [E9-9090]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 75 / Tuesday, April 21, 2009 / Notices waiver extending the time requirements to 4 years for annual and biennial testing on locomotives that are not equipped with air dryers. AAR proposes two alternatives for FRA to consider. The first is to expand the current waiver, Docket Number FRA 2005–21325 for locomotives equipped with air dryers to include locomotives not equipped with air dryers. The other option is a distinct test program for locomotives not equipped with air dryers. AAR is amenable to a test program with the following features: • On locomotives approaching 3 years since the prior annual and biennial tests were performed, a full air test would be run with the valves untouched. On locomotives that pass the air tests, the valves would be marked with either a tag or stencil identifying them as part of the test waiver. The FRA blue card would annotate to reflect that the unit is operating under the test waiver. Any valve replaced during the test period would be sent to Wabtec Corporation for analysis. The railroads would keep track of all brake failures occurring during the test period. • 6 months into the waiver period, one locomotive operating under the waiver will be selected from the test group of each participating railroad. Eligible locomotives would be locomotives that have not had any air brake valves replaced for a 31⁄2 year time period. These valve sets will be removed from the locomotives and sent to Wabtec for a joint tear-down inspection with FRA and members of the AAR Brake Systems and Locomotive Committees. • 1 year into the test period, one locomotive will be selected from the test group of each participating railroad. Eligible locomotives would be those that had not had any brake valve replacements for 4 years. These valve sets will be removed and sent to Wabtec for another joint tear-down inspection. • If it is determined by the tear-down inspections that the lack of an air-dryer has no effect on the performance of the air brake system, FRA would then expand waiver Docket Number FRA– 2005–21325 to include locomotives without air dryers. AAR does not believe any safety hazard will be created, and looks forward to working with FRA on a waiver test program which will demonstrate that an extended time interval between tests will not adversely affect safety on locomotives not equipped with air dryers. Interested parties are invited to participate in these proceedings by submitting written views, data, or VerDate Nov<24>2008 20:25 Apr 20, 2009 Jkt 217001 comments. FRA does not anticipate scheduling a public hearing in connection with these proceedings since the facts do not appear to warrant a hearing. If any interested party desires an opportunity for oral comment, they should notify FRA, in writing, before the end of the comment period and specify the basis for their request. All communications concerning these proceedings should identify the appropriate docket number (e.g., Waiver Petition Docket Number FRA–2009– 0004) and may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Web site: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Operations Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Communications received within 45 days of the date of this notice will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be considered as far as practicable. All written communications concerning these proceedings are available for examination during regular business hours (9 a.m.–5 p.m.) at the above facility. All documents in the public docket are also available for inspection and copying on the Internet at the docket facility’s Web site at http://www.regulations.gov. Anyone is able to search the electronic form of any written communications and comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477–78). Issued in Washington, DC on April 15, 2009. Grady C. Cothen, Jr., Deputy Associate Administrator for Safety Standards and Program Development. [FR Doc. E9–9139 Filed 4–20–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18277 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board Release of Waybill Data The Surface Transportation Board has received a request from Sidley Austin Brown LLP on behalf of Canadian Pacific Railway Company (WB471–11— April 9, 2009) for permission to use certain data from the Board’s Carload Waybill Samples. A copy of the request may be obtained from the Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis, and Administration. The waybill sample contains confidential railroad and shipper data; therefore, if any parties object to these requests, they should file their objections with the Director of the Board’s Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis, and Administration within 14 calendar days of the date of this notice. The rules for release of waybill data are codified at 49 CFR 1244.9. Contact: Scott Decker, (202) 245– 0330. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. E9–9090 Filed 4–20–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD–2009 0043] Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws AGENCY: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Invitation for public comments on a requested administrative waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws for the vessel SAVANNAH. SUMMARY: As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. The complete application is given in DOT docket MARAD–2009– 0043 at http://www.regulations.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.-flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with 46 U.S.C. 12121 and MARAD’s regulations E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 75 (Tuesday, April 21, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Page 18277]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-9090]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Surface Transportation Board


Release of Waybill Data

    The Surface Transportation Board has received a request from Sidley 
Austin Brown LLP on behalf of Canadian Pacific Railway Company (WB471-
11--April 9, 2009) for permission to use certain data from the Board's 
Carload Waybill Samples. A copy of the request may be obtained from the 
Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis, and Administration.
    The waybill sample contains confidential railroad and shipper data; 
therefore, if any parties object to these requests, they should file 
their objections with the Director of the Board's Office of Economics, 
Environmental Analysis, and Administration within 14 calendar days of 
the date of this notice. The rules for release of waybill data are 
codified at 49 CFR 1244.9.
    Contact: Scott Decker, (202) 245-0330.

Jeffrey Herzig,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. E9-9090 Filed 4-20-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P