Petition for Waiver of Compliance, 39617-39618 [2010-16727]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 131 / Friday, July 9, 2010 / Notices 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. Issued in Washington, DC, on July 2, 2010. Robert C. Lauby, Deputy Associate Administrator for Regulatory and Legislative Operations. [FR Doc. 2010–16715 Filed 7–8–10; 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) 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. Middletown & Hummelstown Railroad wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES_PART 1 [Waiver Petition Docket Number FRA–2010– 0105] The Middletown & Hummelstown Railroad (MIDH) has petitioned FRA for a waiver of compliance with the requirements of 49 CFR 215.203(a)(1) ‘‘Restricted Cars’’ (more than 50 years old) for 2 cars, RPCX 1987 and CNJ91537. Both of these cars are cabooses built in 1956, and 1942, respectively. MIDH is also requesting a waiver of compliance with 49 CFR 223.13, ‘‘Glazing requirements for existing cabooses’’ because of the high costs of FRA Type I and Type II Glazing, as opposed to the very low incidences of vandalism. MIDH operates its own rail line between Middletown and Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, a distance of approximately 7 miles. The maximum passenger train speed is 15 mph, and these cabooses will be used on this trackage. Interested parties are invited to participate in these proceedings by submitting written views, data, or VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:17 Jul 08, 2010 Jkt 220001 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– 0105) 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 (Volume 65, Number 70; Page 19477) or at https://www.dot.gov/privacy.html. Issued in Washington, DC, on July 2, 2010. Robert C. Lauby, Deputy Associate Administrator for Regulatory and Legislative Operations. [FR Doc. 2010–16722 Filed 7–8–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P PO 00000 Frm 00125 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39617 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. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority [Waiver Petition Docket Number FRA–2010– 0113] The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) seeks a waiver of compliance with the Locomotive Safety Standards, 49 CFR 229.129(b)(2), which requires that the sound level of horns of locomotives manufactured before September 18, 2006, be tested before June 24, 2010. SEPTA operates approximately 332 pieces of equipment (locomotives) with train horns that were manufactured before the September 18, 2006, date. SEPTA states in their request that lack of a site meeting the requirements of the horn test regulation has caused SEPTA to be unable to perform any of the required horn tests. SEPTA has recently realized that removal of trees at their Frazier Facility will allow the horn testing to be performed there. SEPTA requests that the requirement to complete testing of horns on locomotives built prior to September 18, 2006, be extended 6 months, to December 24, 2010. 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– 0113) and may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Web site: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. E:\FR\FM\09JYN1.SGM 09JYN1 39618 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 131 / Friday, July 9, 2010 / Notices • 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 30 days of the date of this notice will be considered by FRA. FRA reserves the right to grant relief in response to this request prior to the expiration of the comment period. Any relief provided will be contingent upon FRA’s consideration of any relevant comments submitted to the docket before the close of the comment period. 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. Issued in Washington, DC, on July 2, 2010. Robert C. Lauby, Deputy Associate Administrator for Regulatory and Legislative Operations. [FR Doc. 2010–16727 Filed 7–8–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES_PART 1 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–1999–6156; FMCSA– 1999–6480; FMCSA–2001–10578; FMCSA– 2001–11426; FMCSA–2005–22727; FMCSA– 2005–23099; FMCSA–2005–23238; FMCSA– 2006–23773; FMCSA–2006–24015; FMCSA– 2007–0071; FMCSA–2008–0021] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:17 Jul 08, 2010 Jkt 220001 SUMMARY: FMCSA previously announced its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 18 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemptions will provide a level of safety that will be equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Mary D. Gunnels, Director, Medical Programs, (202) 366–4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W64– 224, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption for a 2year period if it finds ‘‘such exemption would likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent such exemption.’’ The statute also allows the Agency to renew exemptions at the end of the 2-year period. The comment period ended on June 16, 2010 (75 FR 27622). Discussion of Comments FMCSA received no comments in this proceeding. Conclusion The Agency has not received any adverse evidence on any of these drivers that indicates that safety is being compromised. Based upon its evaluation of the 18 renewal applications, FMCSA renews the Federal vision exemptions for Paul D. Crouch, John M. Doney, Curtis N. Fulbright, Joshua G. Hansen, Daniel W. Henderson, Edward W. Hosier, Craig T. Jorgensen, Jose A. Lopez, Earl E. Martin, Bobby L. Mashburn, Brian E. Monaghan, William P. Murphy, Roy J. Oltman, Albert L. Remsburg, III, Antonio A. Ribeiro, Justin T. Richman, Darwin J. Thomas and Frankie A. Wilborn. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, each renewal exemption will be valid for 2 years unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. The exemption will be revoked if: (1) The person fails to comply with the terms and conditions PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of the exemption; (2) the exemption has resulted in a lower level of safety than was maintained before it was granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136 and 31315. Issued on: July 6, 2010. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy and Program Development. [FR Doc. 2010–16831 Filed 7–8–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0317] Proposed Information Collection (Request for Identifying Information Re: Veteran’s Loan Records) Activity: Comment Request AGENCY: Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to complete a claimant’s application. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before September 7, 2010. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at https://www.Regulations.gov or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M35), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0317’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 461–9769 or FAX (202) 275–5947. E:\FR\FM\09JYN1.SGM 09JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 131 (Friday, July 9, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 39617-39618]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-16727]


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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.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority

[Waiver Petition Docket Number FRA-2010-0113]

    The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) 
seeks a waiver of compliance with the Locomotive Safety Standards, 49 
CFR 229.129(b)(2), which requires that the sound level of horns of 
locomotives manufactured before September 18, 2006, be tested before 
June 24, 2010. SEPTA operates approximately 332 pieces of equipment 
(locomotives) with train horns that were manufactured before the 
September 18, 2006, date. SEPTA states in their request that lack of a 
site meeting the requirements of the horn test regulation has caused 
SEPTA to be unable to perform any of the required horn tests. SEPTA has 
recently realized that removal of trees at their Frazier Facility will 
allow the horn testing to be performed there. SEPTA requests that the 
requirement to complete testing of horns on locomotives built prior to 
September 18, 2006, be extended 6 months, to December 24, 2010.
    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-
2010-0113) and may be submitted by any of the following methods:
     Web site: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online 
instructions for submitting comments.

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     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 30 days of the date of this notice 
will be considered by FRA. FRA reserves the right to grant relief in 
response to this request prior to the expiration of the comment period. 
Any relief provided will be contingent upon FRA's consideration of any 
relevant comments submitted to the docket before the close of the 
comment period. 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.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on July 2, 2010.
Robert C. Lauby,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Regulatory and Legislative 
Operations.
[FR Doc. 2010-16727 Filed 7-8-10; 8:45 am]
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