Petition for Waiver of Compliance, 3460 [2014-00954]

Download as PDF 3460 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 13 / Tuesday, January 21, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2013–0121] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Petition for 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 January 17, 2013, Railserve. Inc. (RASX) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR Part 223, Safety Glazing Standards—Locomotives, Passenger Cars and Cabooses. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2013–0121. RASX of Atlanta, GA, petitioned for a waiver of compliance for two locomotives from the requirements of 49 CFR 223.11, Requirements for existing locomotives, which require certified glazing in all windows. The reporting marks on these locomotives are RASX 4124 and RASX 4544. These locomotives are used in switching operations inside the Proctor and Gamble Plant in Cincinnati, OH. The switching operations involved interchange with CSX Transportation for inbound and outbound cars on general system railroad trackage that is less than three-quarters of a mile long. RASX stated that there is no history of vandalism at the Proctor and Gamble Plant in Cincinnati, OH, and that the locomotives are parked inside the plant when not in use. The top speed of operations is 5 mph. RASX also stated that to install glass that meets FRA specifications would be cost prohibitive. 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 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:42 Jan 17, 2014 Jkt 232001 All communications concerning these proceedings should identify the appropriate docket number 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 by March 7, 2014 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 https:// 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). Robert C. Lauby, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–00954 Filed 1–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2013–0124] Petition for 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 October 24, 2013, the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSX) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR Part 223, Safety Glazing Standards— Locomotives, Passenger Cars and Cabooses. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2013–0124. CVSX, an Ohio non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, petitioned for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the safety glazing standards as prescribed by 49 CFR 223.15, Requirements for existing passenger cars, for 10 coach cars used in tourist/ excursion service. Specifically, the car numbers are: CVSX 1, 89, 105, 110, 727, 2914, 3052, 3126, 6217, and 8700. These cars were built by various car builders in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The cars were acquired by CVSX between 1993 and 2009 from multiple sources. The trains are locomotive-hauled and operate in rural areas at speeds up to 29 mph. Since the cars were purchased and delivered to CVSX, there have been no acts of vandalism against the glazing. The primary use of the cars is for excursion trips on 25 miles of single track through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. These cars typically operate up to12 months a year. The cars are equipped with laminated safety glass and have windows marked for emergency egress on the interior as well as the exterior. The cars have emergency tools to break the marked egress windows. As these windows are not manufactured emergency egress windows, they will be marked as to where to break for emergency use. First responders within the park will attend periodic training seminars on how to remove these windows. 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 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: • 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. E:\FR\FM\21JAN1.SGM 21JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2013-0121]


Petition for 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 January 17, 2013, Railserve. Inc. (RASX) petitioned the Federal 
Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain 
provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 
CFR Part 223, Safety Glazing Standards--Locomotives, Passenger Cars and 
Cabooses. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA-2013-0121.
    RASX of Atlanta, GA, petitioned for a waiver of compliance for two 
locomotives from the requirements of 49 CFR 223.11, Requirements for 
existing locomotives, which require certified glazing in all windows. 
The reporting marks on these locomotives are RASX 4124 and RASX 4544. 
These locomotives are used in switching operations inside the Proctor 
and Gamble Plant in Cincinnati, OH. The switching operations involved 
interchange with CSX Transportation for inbound and outbound cars on 
general system railroad trackage that is less than three-quarters of a 
mile long. RASX stated that there is no history of vandalism at the 
Proctor and Gamble Plant in Cincinnati, OH, and that the locomotives 
are parked inside the plant when not in use. The top speed of 
operations is 5 mph. RASX also stated that to install glass that meets 
FRA specifications would be cost prohibitive.
    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 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:
     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 by March 7, 2014 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 https://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).

Robert C. Lauby,
Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-00954 Filed 1-17-14; 8:45 am]
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