Petition for Waiver of Compliance, 20035-20036 [2010-8756]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 73 / Friday, April 16, 2010 / Notices 20035 Letitia Thompson, Regional Administrator, Region 3-Philadelphia, 1760 Market Street, Suite 500, Philadelphia, PA 19103–4124, Tel. 215– 656–7100. States served: Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and District of Columbia. Philadelphia Metropolitan Office, Region 3-Philadelphia, 1760 Market Street, Suite 500, Philadelphia, PA 19103–4124, Tel. 215–656–7070. Washington, DC Metropolitan Office, 1990 K Street, NW., Room 510, Washington, DC 20006, Tel. 202–219–3562. Terry Rosapep, Regional Administrator, Region 8-Denver, 12300 West Dakota Ave., Suite 310, Lakewood, CO 80228–2583, Tel. 720–963– 3300. States served: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and, Wyoming. Yvette Taylor, Regional Administrator, Region 4-Atlanta, 230 Peachtreet Street, NW., Suite 800, Atlanta, GA 30303, Tel. 404– 865–5600. 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[FR Doc. 2010–8963 Filed 4–14–10; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration Petition for Waiver of Compliance In accordance with part 211 of title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), notice is hereby given that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has received a request for a waiver of compliance from certain requirements of its safety standards. The individual petition is described below, including the party seeking relief, the regulatory provisions involved, the nature of the relief being requested, and the petitioner’s arguments in favor of relief. City of Jasper, Indiana WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES [Docket Number FRA–2009–0112] The City of Jasper, Indiana (Jasper) acquired a railroad passenger car, number XCJI 200, built in 1947, and offers it for use in tourist/excursion service over the Dubois County Railroad and the French Lick, West Baden & Southern Railway. The railroad distance between Jasper and French Lick, Indiana, is approximately 25 miles. The car is currently equipped with automotive-type laminated glazing, which is non-compliant with FRA safety requirements. Jasper petitioned FRA for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Safety Glazing Standards— Locomotives, Passenger Cars and Cabooses, as prescribed by 49 CFR VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:07 Apr 15, 2010 Jkt 220001 Rick Krochalis, Regional Administrator, Region 10-Seattle, Jackson Federal Building, 915 Second Avenue, Suite 3142, Seattle, WA 98174–1002, Tel. 206–220–7954. States served: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. 223.15(c) Requirements for existing passenger cars. Specifically, this waiver request applies to only passenger car number XCJI 200 because all other cars operating on the tourist/excursion train were built prior to 1946, and considered ‘‘antiquated’’ under § 223.3 Application. Jasper states that the reason for the waiver request is the high cost of compliant FRA Types I & II glazing material, and that the automotive-type glass is similar to the glazing installed on other cars operating over the French Lick, West Baden & Southern Railway. Further, Jasper states in their petition, there have been no reported acts of vandalism to the refurbished passenger cars. In summary, Jasper requests relief from the regulatory requirements of 49 CFR 223.15(c) Requirements for existing passenger cars (including the required four emergency windows) for one passenger car, built in 1947, used in tourist/excursion service at a maximum authorized speed of 15 mph. Interested parties are invited to participate in these proceedings by submitting written views, data, or 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– PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 0112) and may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Web site: https:// 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 https://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 document (or signing the document, 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 (65 FR 19477) or at https://www.dot.gov/ privacy.html. E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1 20036 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 73 / Friday, April 16, 2010 / Notices Issued in Washington, DC, on April 13, 2010. Grady C. Cothen, Jr., Deputy Associate Administrator for Safety Standards and Program Development. [FR Doc. 2010–8756 Filed 4–15–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration Petition for Waiver of Compliance In accordance with Part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), notice is hereby given that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) received a request for a waiver of compliance with certain requirements of its safety standards. The individual petition is described below, including the party seeking relief, the regulatory provisions involved, the nature of the relief being requested, and the petitioner’s arguments in favor of relief. Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES [Waiver Petition Docket Number FRA–2006– 24562] The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) seeks approval to participate in a previously granted waiver of compliance with the requirements of the Passenger Equipment Safety Standards contained in 49 CFR 238.309(b)(3), Periodic brake equipment maintenance, which requires that brake equipment receive periodic maintenance at 736 days. The previously granted waiver was issued to the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation (METRA) and authorized METRA to extend the time period from 736 days between inspections to 1,840 days for 26 new bi-level electric passenger MU’s. NICTD purchased 14 bi-level electric MU’s that are equipped with identical braking systems as the 26 electric MU locomotives for which the relief was previously granted. The 14 NICTD cars are the subject of this waiver request. The 14 NICTD cars and the 26 METRA cars were built by Sumitomo Corporation of America/Nippon Sharyo and the air brake system was provided by Knorr Brake Corporation, Westminster, Maryland. NICTD explains in its petition that the brake application is transmitted electronically to each MU’s Friction Brake Control Unit (FBCU). The FBCU then provides the requested brake application without drawing down brake pipe pressure. An Emergency Magnetic Valve is provided VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:07 Apr 15, 2010 Jkt 220001 on each MU for an electronic emergency brake application. Interested parties are invited to participate in these proceedings by submitting written views, data, or 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–2006– 24562) and may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Web site: https:// 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 https://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 12, 2010. Grady C. Cothen, Jr., Deputy Associate Administrator for Safety Standards and Program Development. [FR Doc. 2010–8691 Filed 4–15–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration Petition for Waiver of Compliance In accordance with Part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), notice is hereby given that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) received a request for a waiver of compliance with certain requirements of its safety standards. The individual petition is described below, including the party seeking relief, the regulatory provisions involved, the nature of the relief being requested, and the petitioner’s arguments in favor of relief. Association of American Railroads [Waiver Petition Docket Number FRA–2010– 0026] The Association of American Railroads (AAR), on behalf of its member railroads, seek a waiver of compliance with the Locomotive Safety Standards, 49 CFR 229.129(b)(2), which requires that the sound level of locomotive horns manufactured before September 18, 2006, be tested before June 24, 2010. AAR member railroads own approximately 24,000 locomotives, most of which were manufactured before September 18, 2006. AAR estimates that over 50 percent of these locomotives have not yet been tested. AAR states that there are a number of reasons that the testing has not progressed as rapidly as needed to meet the requirement, site requirements, weather conditions, community noise complaints, and developing automated testing facilities. AAR requests that the requirement to complete testing of horns on locomotives built prior to September 18, 2006, be extended to December 30, 2012, for its membership. Interested parties are invited to participate in these proceedings by submitting written views, data, or 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–2010– 0026) and may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Web site: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1

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[FR Doc No: 2010-8756]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration


Petition for Waiver of Compliance

    In accordance with part 211 of title 49 Code of Federal Regulations 
(CFR), notice is hereby given that the Federal Railroad Administration 
(FRA) has received a request for a waiver of compliance from certain 
requirements of its safety standards. The individual petition is 
described below, including the party seeking relief, the regulatory 
provisions involved, the nature of the relief being requested, and the 
petitioner's arguments in favor of relief.

City of Jasper, Indiana

[Docket Number FRA-2009-0112]

    The City of Jasper, Indiana (Jasper) acquired a railroad passenger 
car, number XCJI 200, built in 1947, and offers it for use in tourist/
excursion service over the Dubois County Railroad and the French Lick, 
West Baden & Southern Railway. The railroad distance between Jasper and 
French Lick, Indiana, is approximately 25 miles. The car is currently 
equipped with automotive-type laminated glazing, which is non-compliant 
with FRA safety requirements.
    Jasper petitioned FRA for a waiver of compliance from certain 
provisions of the Safety Glazing Standards--Locomotives, Passenger Cars 
and Cabooses, as prescribed by 49 CFR 223.15(c) Requirements for 
existing passenger cars. Specifically, this waiver request applies to 
only passenger car number XCJI 200 because all other cars operating on 
the tourist/excursion train were built prior to 1946, and considered 
``antiquated'' under Sec.  223.3 Application.
    Jasper states that the reason for the waiver request is the high 
cost of compliant FRA Types I & II glazing material, and that the 
automotive-type glass is similar to the glazing installed on other cars 
operating over the French Lick, West Baden & Southern Railway. Further, 
Jasper states in their petition, there have been no reported acts of 
vandalism to the refurbished passenger cars.
    In summary, Jasper requests relief from the regulatory requirements 
of 49 CFR 223.15(c) Requirements for existing passenger cars (including 
the required four emergency windows) for one passenger car, built in 
1947, used in tourist/excursion service at a maximum authorized speed 
of 15 mph.
    Interested parties are invited to participate in these proceedings 
by submitting written views, data, or 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-
2009-0112) and may be submitted by any of the following methods:
     Web site: https://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 https://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 document (or signing the 
document, 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 (65 FR 19477) or at 
https://www.dot.gov/privacy.html.


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    Issued in Washington, DC, on April 13, 2010.
Grady C. Cothen, Jr.,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Safety Standards and Program 
Development.
[FR Doc. 2010-8756 Filed 4-15-10; 8:45 am]
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