High-Speed Passenger Rail Safety Strategy; Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Guidelines for High-Speed Passenger Rail: Creation of Docket, 50270-50271 [E9-23540]

Download as PDF CPrice-Sewell on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES 50270 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 30, 2009 / Notices alleviate current and potential environmental impacts and hazards associated with traffic congestion at existing at-grade crossings along an approximately 5-mile long segment of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad tracks in the Cities of Placentia and Anaheim and unincorporated Orange County, in Orange County, California. The OCG project will provide grade separations on eight local arterials at their crossings with the BNSF tracks. The OCG project is subject to federal, as well as City of Placentia and State, environmental review requirements because the City proposes the use of federal funds from FHWA. Project documentation, therefore, was prepared in compliance with both the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The FHWA project reference number is FHWA–EIS–CA21. The actions by the Federal agencies, and the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the project, approved on June 30, 2009 in the FHWA Record of Decision (ROD) issued on September 23, 2009, and in other documents in the FHWA project records. The FEIS, ROD, and other project records are available by contacting FHWA or the City of Placentia at the addresses provided above. Pending federal actions for the project are: • United States Army Corps of Engineers 404 permit under the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA). • 401 Water Quality Certification from the Regional Water Quality Control Board under Section 401 permit of the Federal CWA. This notice applies to all Federal agency decisions as of the issuance date of this notice and all laws under which such actions were taken, including but not limited to: 1. Council on Environmental Quality regulations. 2. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). 3. Department of Transportation Act of 1966. 4. Federal Aid Highway Act of 1970. 5. Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. 6. Clean Water Acts of 1977 and 1987. 7. Endangered Species Act of 1973. 8. Migratory Bird Treaty Act. 9. Farmland Protection Policy Act of 1981. 10. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. 11. Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Act of 1970. VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:56 Sep 29, 2009 Jkt 217001 12. National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. 13. Historic Sites Act of 1935. 14. Executive Order 11990, Protection of Wetlands. 15. Executive Order 13112, Invasive Species. 16. Executive Order 11988, Floodplain Management. 17. Executive Order 12898, Environmental Justice. Authority: 23 U.S.C. Section 139(l)(1). Issued on: September 24, 2009. Walter C. Waidelich, Jr., Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. E9–23566 Filed 9–29–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. 2009–0095, Notice No. 1] RIN: 2130–AB90 High-Speed Passenger Rail Safety Strategy; Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Guidelines for High-Speed Passenger Rail: Creation of Docket AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: On June 17, 2009, FRA issued a Notice of Funding Availability and Interim Program Guidance detailing the application requirements for obtaining funding for high-speed rail projects under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the Department of Transportation Appropriations Acts for fiscal year (FY) 2008 and FY 2009. The Notice and Interim Guidance was published in the Federal Register on June 23, 2009. FRA is currently evaluating grant applications submitted in the first round of the application process, in accordance with evaluation criteria included in the Interim Guidance. FRA will also develop high-speed passenger rail (HSPR) safety strategy and highwayrail grade crossing guidelines for HSPR as part of a plan to address the Nation’s transportation challenges by investing in an efficient, high-speed passenger rail network of 100-mile to 600-mile intercity corridors that connect communities across America. To date, FRA has received more than 30 comments on its HSPR Safety Strategy and Grade Crossing Guidelines, and FRA anticipates that the current high level of interest in high-speed rail projects will continue. For this reason, PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FRA is creating a combined docket for comments on the HSPR Safety Strategy and Grade Crossing Guidelines. FRA will place previously published documents and previously received comments in this docket to make these materials available to the public. This docket will be kept open indefinitely, since FRA is interested in receiving comments from all interested parties. Comments filed as soon as practicable will be of the greatest use. ADDRESSES: Comments related to this docket, FRA–2009–0095, may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Web site: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: 202–493–2251. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and docket number or Regulatory Identification Number (RIN) for this rulemaking. Please note that all comments received will be posted without change to https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of DOT’s 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 published in the Federal Register on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70, Pages 19477–78), or you may visit https://DocketsInfo.dot.gov. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to https:// www.regulations.gov or go to the street address listed above between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Larry Woolverton, Railroad Safety Advisory Committee Coordinator, Office of Railroad Safety, W35–340, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, 202–493–6212. E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 30, 2009 / Notices Issued in Washington, DC on September 24, 2009. Grady C. Cothen, Jr., Deputy Associate Administrator for Safety Standards and Program Development. [FR Doc. E9–23540 Filed 9–29–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Sixth Meeting, Special Committee 213/ EUROCAE WG 79: Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/Synthetic Vision Systems (EFVS/SVS) AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of RTCA Special Committee 213/EUROCAE WG 79: Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/ Synthetic Vision Systems (EFVS/SVS). CPrice-Sewell on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 213/ EUROCAE WG 79: Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/Synthetic Vision Systems (EFVS/SVS). DATES: The meeting will be held November 3–5, 2009. Sign-in: 8:30 a.m. on November 3, 2009. Meeting: 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at Dassault Aviation, 78 quai Marcel Dassault, 92214 Saint-Cloud, France, https://www.dassault-aviation.com. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 10(a) (2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, 5 U.S.C., Appendix 2), notice is hereby given for a Special Committee 213/EUROCAE WG 79: Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/Synthetic Vision Systems (EFVS/SVS) meeting. The agenda will include: Tuesday, November • Sign-in at 8:30 a.m. • 9 a.m.–11:30 a.m.—Plenary (including break) • Welcome, introductions, review agenda, minutes approval, and objectives • Plenary work group updates, action item review • Plenary briefings • 1 p.m.–5 p.m.—Separate work group 1 and 2 discussions (including break) Wednesday, November 4 • 9 a.m.–5 p.m.—Separate work group 1 and 2 discussions (including break) Thursday, November 5 • 9 a.m.–5 p.m.—Plenary (including break) VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:56 Sep 29, 2009 Jkt 217001 • Agree on draft MASPS • Review action items • Review administrative items Attendance is open to the interested public but limited to space availability. With the approval of the chairmen, members of the public may present oral statements at the meeting. Persons wishing to present statements or obtain information should contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Members of the public may present a written statement to the committee at any time. Issued in Washington, DC, on September 23, 2009. James H. Williams, RTCA Advisory Committee. [FR Doc. E9–23529 Filed 9–29–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration First Meeting, RTCA Special Committee 223: Airport Surface Wireless Communications AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of RTCA Special Committee 223: Airport Surface Wireless Communications meeting. SUMMARY: The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 223: Airport Surface Wireless Communications. DATES: The meeting will be held November 3–4, 2009 from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at RTCA, 1828 L Street, NW., Suite 805, RTCA Conference Rooms, Washington, DC 20036. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: (1) RTCA Secretariat, 1828 L Street, NW., Suite 805, Washington, DC 20036; telephone (202) 833–9339; fax (202) 833–9434; Web site https://www.rtca.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, 5 U.S.C., Appendix 2), notice is hereby given for a Special Committee 223: Airport Surface Wireless Communications meeting. The agenda will include: Tuesday, November 3, 2009 • Opening Session (Welcome, Introductions, Administrative Remarks) • Special Committee Leadership • Designated Federal Official (DFO): Mr. Brent Phillips • Co-Chair: Mr. Aloke Roy, Honeywell International PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50271 • Co-Chair: Mr. Ward Hall, ITT Corporation • RTCA Specific Information: Mr. Rudy Ruana, RTCA Program Director for SC–223 • Agenda Overview • RTCA Functional Overview • Airport Surface Wireless Communications—Background, History, Status, Industry Related Activities • Background on Aeronautical Information Services Datalink, RTCA SC–206/EUROCAE WG–76 • Background on Eurocontrol Future Communication Infrastructure Study on Airport Surface Communications • Other presentations, discussions, and recommendations • Review of authorizing document (Terms of Reference) as approved by RTCA Program Management Committee on August 7, 2009 • Actions and plans for items on TOR Wednesday, November 4, 2009 • Organization of Work, Assign Tasks and Workgroups as necessary • Selection of Secretary for SC–223 • Presentation, Discussion, Recommendations, Assignment of Responsibilities • Consider Liaison with other RTCA Special Committees • Establish Agenda, Date and Place for the next plenary meeting • Review of Meeting summary report • Adjourn—Expected by 2 p.m. on November 4 Attendance is open to the interested public but limited to space availability. With the approval of the chairmen, members of the public may present oral statements at the meeting. Persons wishing to present statements or obtain information should contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Members of the public may present a written statement to the committee at any time. Issued in Washington, DC, on September 23, 2009. James H. Williams, RTCA Advisory Committee. [FR Doc. E9–23532 Filed 9–29–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Fifth Meeting—RTCA Special Committee 217/EUROCAE WG 44 Plenary: Airport Mapping Databases AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 188 (Wednesday, September 30, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50270-50271]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-23540]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket No. 2009-0095, Notice No. 1]
RIN: 2130-AB90


High-Speed Passenger Rail Safety Strategy; Highway-Rail Grade 
Crossing Guidelines for High-Speed Passenger Rail: Creation of Docket

AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: On June 17, 2009, FRA issued a Notice of Funding Availability 
and Interim Program Guidance detailing the application requirements for 
obtaining funding for high-speed rail projects under the American 
Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the Department of 
Transportation Appropriations Acts for fiscal year (FY) 2008 and FY 
2009. The Notice and Interim Guidance was published in the Federal 
Register on June 23, 2009. FRA is currently evaluating grant 
applications submitted in the first round of the application process, 
in accordance with evaluation criteria included in the Interim 
Guidance. FRA will also develop high-speed passenger rail (HSPR) safety 
strategy and highway-rail grade crossing guidelines for HSPR as part of 
a plan to address the Nation's transportation challenges by investing 
in an efficient, high-speed passenger rail network of 100-mile to 600-
mile intercity corridors that connect communities across America.
    To date, FRA has received more than 30 comments on its HSPR Safety 
Strategy and Grade Crossing Guidelines, and FRA anticipates that the 
current high level of interest in high-speed rail projects will 
continue. For this reason, FRA is creating a combined docket for 
comments on the HSPR Safety Strategy and Grade Crossing Guidelines. FRA 
will place previously published documents and previously received 
comments in this docket to make these materials available to the 
public. This docket will be kept open indefinitely, since FRA is 
interested in receiving comments from all interested parties. Comments 
filed as soon as practicable will be of the greatest use.

ADDRESSES: Comments related to this docket, FRA-2009-0095, may be 
submitted by any of the following methods:
     Web site: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online 
instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, 
DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department 
of Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and 
docket number or Regulatory Identification Number (RIN) for this 
rulemaking. Please note that all comments received will be posted 
without change to https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal 
information provided.
    Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all 
comments received into any of DOT's 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 published in the Federal 
Register on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70, Pages 19477-78), or 
you may visit https://DocketsInfo.dot.gov.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to https://www.regulations.gov or go to the street 
address listed above between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays. Follow the online instructions for 
accessing the dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Larry Woolverton, Railroad Safety 
Advisory Committee Coordinator, Office of Railroad Safety, W35-340, 
Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., 
Washington, DC 20590, 202-493-6212.


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    Issued in Washington, DC on September 24, 2009.
Grady C. Cothen, Jr.,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Safety Standards and Program 
Development.
[FR Doc. E9-23540 Filed 9-29-09; 8:45 am]
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