Petition for Waiver of Compliance, 40026-40027 [2010-17026]

Download as PDF 40026 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 133 / Tuesday, July 13, 2010 / Notices Program, including commercial vehicle, commercial driver, and carrier-specific information systems and networks. The agency in each State designated as the primary agency responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of a CVISN-related system is eligible to apply for grant funding. Section 4126 of SAFETEA–LU distinguishes between two types of CVISN projects: Core and Expanded. To be eligible for funding of Core CVISN deployment project(s), a State must have its most current Core CVISN Program Plan and Top-Level Design approved by FMCSA and the proposed project(s) should be consistent with its approved Core CVISN Program Plan and TopLevel Design. If a State does not have a Core CVISN Program Plan and TopLevel Design, it may apply for up to $100,000 in funds to either compile or update a Core CVISN Program Plan and Top-Level Design. 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[FR Doc. 2010–17067 Filed 7–12–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P PO 00000 Frm 00117 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) 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 Mishawaka, Indiana [Waiver Petition Docket Number FRA–2010– 0110] The City of Mishawaka, IN (City), and the Norfolk Southern Corporation (NS) jointly seek a temporary waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Use of Locomotive Horns at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings, 49 CFR part 222. The City intends to establish a Pre-Rule Quiet Zone that it had previously continued under the provisions of 49 CFR 222.41(c)(1). The City is seeking a waiver for the requirement to construct and complete a Pre-Rule Quiet Zone by June 24, 2010, as required by 49 CFR 222.41(c)(2), and for an extension of such date to October 31, 2010. There are 19 crossings in the existing Pre-Rule Quiet Zone extending from Elder Road (MP 429.21) to Russell Avenue (MP 434.21) on the NS Dearborn Division, Chicago Line Subdivision. 3 of these crossings will be treated with Supplementary Safety Measures (SSM) and Alternative Safety Measures (ASM) as follows: 1 crossing closure (SSM), 1 crossing with gates and traffic channelization devices (SSM), and 1 crossing with a modified SSM consisting of gates and channelization (ASM). The 2 SSMs will be completed by June 24, 2010, and the ASM will be completed within 45 working days of receipt of the ASM approval from FRA. In the future, 2 other crossings will be modified as part of an Indiana Department of Transportation project resulting in 1 grade separation and 1 closure. The City requests that the existing Pre-Rule Quiet Zone be allowed to continue until October 31, 2010, by which time the 2 SSMs and 1 ASM improvements will have been completed. The City states that it has had its prerule quiet zone since 1974, and that its residents and others have become accustomed to its existence. It asserts E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1 jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 133 / Tuesday, July 13, 2010 / Notices that the proposed extension would not pose any additional risk to public health or safety. There have been only 2 crossing collisions involving property damage at the Russell Avenue crossing over the past 11 years. The City also notes that it has worked diligently since the final rule was released in 2005, to take the necessary steps to retain its prerule quiet zone. This includes the retaining of a consulting firm to assist with the project and to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements. Throughout the process, the City and NS have worked diligently and cooperatively to implement this project. The City and NS are requesting that the June 24, 2010, deadline be extended to October 31, 2010, so that the Pre-Rule Quiet Zone can remain consistently active. 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– 0110) 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:44 Jul 12, 2010 Jkt 220001 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 7, 2010. Robert C. Lauby, Deputy Associate Administrator for Regulatory and Legislative Operations. [FR Doc. 2010–17026 Filed 7–12–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service [INTL–941–86; INTL–656–87; INTL–704–87] Proposed Collection; Comment Request For Regulation Project AGENCY: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning an existing final Regulation, INTL–941–86; INTL–656–87; and INTL–704–87, Treatment of Shareholders of Certain Passive Foreign Investment Companies (§ 1.1291–1, 1.1291–2, 1.1291–3, 1.1291–6, 1.1291–8). DATES: Written comments should be received on or before September 13, 2010 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Gerald J. Shields, Internal Revenue Service, room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for copies of the regulations should be directed to Joel Goldberger at Internal Revenue Service, room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or at (202) 927– 9368, or through the Internet at Joel.P.Goldberger@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Treatment of Shareholders of Certain Passive Foreign Investment Companies. PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40027 OMB Number: 1545–1304. Regulation Project Number: INTL– 941–86; INTL–656–87; and INTL–704– 87. Abstract: This regulation concerns the taxation of shareholders of certain passive foreign investment companies (PFICs) upon payment of distributions by such companies or upon disposition of the stock of such companies. The reporting requirements affect U.S. persons that are direct and indirect shareholders of PFICs. The information is required by the IRS to identify PFICs and their shareholders, administer shareholder elections, verify amounts reported, and track transfers of stock of certain PFICs. Current Actions: There is no change to this existing regulation. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals and business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,500. Estimated Time Per Respondent: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,500. The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of information covered by this notice: An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to a collection of information must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and tax return information are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1

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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 Mishawaka, Indiana

[Waiver Petition Docket Number FRA-2010-0110]

    The City of Mishawaka, IN (City), and the Norfolk Southern 
Corporation (NS) jointly seek a temporary waiver of compliance from 
certain provisions of the Use of Locomotive Horns at Highway-Rail Grade 
Crossings, 49 CFR part 222. The City intends to establish a Pre-Rule 
Quiet Zone that it had previously continued under the provisions of 49 
CFR 222.41(c)(1). The City is seeking a waiver for the requirement to 
construct and complete a Pre-Rule Quiet Zone by June 24, 2010, as 
required by 49 CFR 222.41(c)(2), and for an extension of such date to 
October 31, 2010.
    There are 19 crossings in the existing Pre-Rule Quiet Zone 
extending from Elder Road (MP 429.21) to Russell Avenue (MP 434.21) on 
the NS Dearborn Division, Chicago Line Subdivision. 3 of these 
crossings will be treated with Supplementary Safety Measures (SSM) and 
Alternative Safety Measures (ASM) as follows: 1 crossing closure (SSM), 
1 crossing with gates and traffic channelization devices (SSM), and 1 
crossing with a modified SSM consisting of gates and channelization 
(ASM). The 2 SSMs will be completed by June 24, 2010, and the ASM will 
be completed within 45 working days of receipt of the ASM approval from 
FRA. In the future, 2 other crossings will be modified as part of an 
Indiana Department of Transportation project resulting in 1 grade 
separation and 1 closure. The City requests that the existing Pre-Rule 
Quiet Zone be allowed to continue until October 31, 2010, by which time 
the 2 SSMs and 1 ASM improvements will have been completed.
    The City states that it has had its pre-rule quiet zone since 1974, 
and that its residents and others have become accustomed to its 
existence. It asserts

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that the proposed extension would not pose any additional risk to 
public health or safety. There have been only 2 crossing collisions 
involving property damage at the Russell Avenue crossing over the past 
11 years. The City also notes that it has worked diligently since the 
final rule was released in 2005, to take the necessary steps to retain 
its pre-rule quiet zone. This includes the retaining of a consulting 
firm to assist with the project and to ensure compliance with all 
regulatory requirements. Throughout the process, the City and NS have 
worked diligently and cooperatively to implement this project. The City 
and NS are requesting that the June 24, 2010, deadline be extended to 
October 31, 2010, so that the Pre-Rule Quiet Zone can remain 
consistently active.
    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-
2010-0110) 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 7, 2010.
Robert C. Lauby,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Regulatory and Legislative 
Operations.
[FR Doc. 2010-17026 Filed 7-12-10; 8:45 am]
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