Petition for Extension of Waiver of Compliance, 12825 [2013-04290]

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[FR Doc. 2013–04287 Filed 2–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–1999–5102] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Petition for Extension of Waiver of Compliance In accordance with Part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this document provides the public notice that by a document dated February 1, 2012, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for an extension of a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR part 213, Track Safety Standards. The docket number associated with this petition is FRA– 1999–5102. Specifically, SEPTA seeks to extend a waiver from 49 CFR 213.233(c), relating to the frequency of the required visual track inspections. FRA issued the initial waiver that granted SEPTA relief on July 24, 2000, and FRA extended the waiver on August 4, 2003, and February 28, 2008. SEPTA requests an extension of approval to reduce the frequency of required, visual track inspections for certain tracks that carry passenger traffic, specifically only those tracks that are constructed with continuous welded rail. SEPTA proposes to conduct one visual track inspection per week, instead of the two inspections per week that are required in 49 CFR part 213, and to supplement its visual inspections with the operation of an automated track geometry measuring vehicle over the affected main tracks and sidings four times per year. SEPTA has owned and operated such a measuring vehicle since 1990. A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications concerning the petition, is available for review online at www.regulations.gov and in person at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Docket Operations Facility, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. The Docket Operations VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:22 Feb 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 Facility is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. 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 parties desire an opportunity for oral comments, 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 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 for Federal Holidays. Communications received by April 11, 2013 will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be considered as far as practicable. 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 document, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). See http:// www.regulations.gov/#!privacyNotice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov or interested parties may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477). Issued in Washington, DC, on February 20, 2013. Robert C. Lauby, Deputy Associate Administrator for Regulatory and Legislative Operations. [FR Doc. 2013–04290 Filed 2–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12825 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2009–0077] Petition for Waiver of Compliance In accordance with Part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations, this document provides the public notice that by a document dated December 5, 2011, the Central California Traction Company (CCT) and the United Transportation Union (UTU) have jointly petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for an extension of their waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal hours of service laws contained at 49 U.S.C. 21103(a)(4). FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2009–0077. In their petition, CCT and UTU seek relief from 49 U.S.C. 21103(a)(4), which, in part, requires a train employee to receive 48 hours off duty after initiating an on-duty period for 6 consecutive days. Specifically, CCT and UTU seek an extension of the existing waiver to allow a train employee to initiate an onduty period for 6 consecutive days followed by 24 hours off duty. In support of their request, CCT explained that the waiver allows for better flexibility and responsiveness to its customers, and that FRA inspectors monitoring CCT’s operations have found no violations of the regulations. CCT also stated that this type of schedule has not compromised rail safety. A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications concerning the petition, is available for review online at www.regulations.gov and in person at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Docket Operations Facility, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. The Docket Operations Facility is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. 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 and may be submitted by any of the following methods: E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket No. FRA-1999-5102]


Petition for Extension of Waiver of Compliance

    In accordance with Part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations 
(CFR), this document provides the public notice that by a document 
dated February 1, 2012, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation 
Authority (SEPTA) has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration 
(FRA) for an extension of a waiver of compliance from certain 
provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 
CFR part 213, Track Safety Standards. The docket number associated with 
this petition is FRA-1999-5102.
    Specifically, SEPTA seeks to extend a waiver from 49 CFR 
213.233(c), relating to the frequency of the required visual track 
inspections. FRA issued the initial waiver that granted SEPTA relief on 
July 24, 2000, and FRA extended the waiver on August 4, 2003, and 
February 28, 2008.
    SEPTA requests an extension of approval to reduce the frequency of 
required, visual track inspections for certain tracks that carry 
passenger traffic, specifically only those tracks that are constructed 
with continuous welded rail. SEPTA proposes to conduct one visual track 
inspection per week, instead of the two inspections per week that are 
required in 49 CFR part 213, and to supplement its visual inspections 
with the operation of an automated track geometry measuring vehicle 
over the affected main tracks and sidings four times per year. SEPTA 
has owned and operated such a measuring vehicle since 1990.
    A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications 
concerning the petition, is available for review online at 
www.regulations.gov and in person at the U.S. Department of 
Transportation's Docket Operations Facility, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., 
W12-140, Washington, DC 20590. The Docket Operations Facility is open 
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.
    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 parties 
desire an opportunity for oral comments, 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 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 for Federal Holidays.
    Communications received by April 11, 2013 will be considered by FRA 
before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be 
considered as far as practicable.
    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 document, 
if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). 
See http://www.regulations.gov/#!privacyNotice for the privacy notice 
of regulations.gov or interested parties may review DOT's complete 
Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 
2000 (65 FR 19477).

    Issued in Washington, DC, on February 20, 2013.
Robert C. Lauby,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Regulatory and Legislative 
Operations.
[FR Doc. 2013-04290 Filed 2-22-13; 8:45 am]
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