Establishment of an Emergency Relief Docket for Calendar Year 2014, 3457-3458 [2014-00957]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 13 / Tuesday, January 21, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2013–0050] Designation of the Primary Freight Network Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of extension of deadline and comment period. AGENCY: The FHWA is extending the deadline and comment period for the Designation of the highway Primary Freight Network (PFN) notice, which was published on November 19, 2013, at 78 FR 69520. On December 11, 2013, the FHWA published a notice to extend the comment period at 78 FR 75442. The revised comment period is set to close on January 17, 2014. The extension is based on input received from DOT stakeholders that the January 17 closing date does not provide sufficient time for submission of comments to the docket. The FHWA agrees that the deadline and the comment period should be extended. Therefore, the closing date for submission of comments is extended to February 15, 2014, which will provide others interested in commenting additional time to submit comments to the docket. DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 15, 2014. ADDRESSES: To ensure that you do not duplicate your docket submissions, please submit them by only one of the following means: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is (202) 366–9329. • Instructions: You must include the agency name and docket number at the beginning of your comments. All comments received will be posted without change to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about this program, contact Ed Strocko, FHWA Office of Freight Management and Operations, (202) 366– 2997, or by email at Ed.Strocko@dot.gov. For legal questions, tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:42 Jan 17, 2014 Jkt 232001 3457 please contact Janet Myers, FHWA Office of the Chief Counsel, (202) 366– 2019, or by email at Janet.Myers@dot.gov. Business hours for the FHWA are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On November 19, 2013, at 78 FR 69520, the FHWA published in the Federal Register a notice on the designation of the highway PFN. The purpose of the notice was to publish the draft initial designation of the highway PFN as required by 23 U.S.C. 167(d), provide information regarding State designation of Critical Rural Freight Corridors (CRFCs) and the establishment of the complete National Freight Network (NFN), and to solicit comments on aspects of the NFN. The five areas for comment are: (1) Specific route deletions, additions, or modifications to the draft initial designation of the highway PFN contained in this notice; (2) the methodology for achieving a 27,000mile final designation; (3) how the NFN and its components could be used by freight stakeholders in the future; (4) how the NFN may fit into a multimodal National Freight System; and (5) suggestions for an urban-area route designation process. On December 11, 2013, the FHWA published a notice to extend the comment period at 78 FR 75442. The revised comment period for the notice closes on January 17, 2014. However, DOT stakeholders have expressed concern that this closing date does not provide sufficient time for submission of comments to the docket. To allow time for interested parties to submit comments, the closing date is changed from January 17, 2014 to February 15, 2014. Authority: 23 U.S.C. 167; Section 1115 of Pub. L. 112–141. Issued on: January 14, 2014. Gregory G. Nadeau, Deputy Administrator, Federal Highway Administration. [FR Doc. 2014–01124 Filed 1–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2014–0001] Establishment of an Emergency Relief Docket for Calendar Year 2014 Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of establishment of public docket. This Notice announces the establishment of FRA’s emergency relief docket (ERD) for calendar year 2014. The designated ERD for calendar year 2014 is Docket Number FRA–2014– 0001. SUMMARY: See Supplementary Information for further information regarding submitting petitions or comments to Docket Number FRA– 2014–0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 19, 2009, FRA published a direct final rule addressing the establishment of ERDs and the procedures for handling petitions for emergency waivers of safety rules, regulations, or standards during an emergency situation or event. 74 FR 23329. That direct final rule became effective on July 20, 2009, and made minor modifications to Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 211.45 in FRA’s Rules of Practice published at 49 CFR part 211. Paragraph (b) of Section 211.45 provides that each calendar year, FRA will establish an ERD in the publicly accessible DOT docket system (available at https:// www.regulations.gov). Paragraph (b) of Section 211.45 further provides that FRA will publish a notice in the Federal Register identifying by docket number the ERD for that year. As noted in the rule, FRA’s purpose for establishing the ERD and emergency waiver procedures is to provide an expedited process for FRA to address the needs of the public and the railroad industry during emergency situations or events. This Notice announces that the designated ERD for calendar year 2014 is Docket Number FRA–2014–0001. As detailed in Section 211.45, if the FRA Administrator determines that an emergency event as defined in 49 CFR 211.45(a) has occurred, or that an imminent threat of such an emergency occurring exists, and public safety would benefit from providing the railroad industry with operational relief, the emergency waiver procedures of 49 CFR 211.45 will go into effect. In such an event, the FRA Administrator will issue a statement in the ERD indicating ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\21JAN1.SGM 21JAN1 3458 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 13 / Tuesday, January 21, 2014 / Notices that the emergency waiver procedures are in effect and FRA will make every effort to post the statement on its Web site at https://www.fra.dot.gov. Any party desiring relief from FRA’s regulatory requirements as a result of the emergency situation should submit a petition for emergency waiver in accordance with 49 CFR 211.45(e) and (f). Specific instructions for filing petitions for emergency waivers in accordance with 49 CFR 211.45 are found at 49 CFR 211.45(f). Specific instructions for filing comments in response to petitions for emergency waivers are found at 49 CFR 211.45(h). 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. 2014–00957 Filed 1–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2013–0119] 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–2013–0119. RASX of Atlanta, GA, petitioned for a permanent waiver of compliance for 10 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 103, RASX 356, RASX 1077, RASX 1810, RASX 2524, RASX 4487, RASX VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:42 Jan 17, 2014 Jkt 232001 4489, RASX 8049, RASX 8959, and RASX 8999. These locomotives are used in switching operations inside the DOW A and B Chemical Plants in Freeport, TX. The switching operations involved interchange with the Union Pacific Railroad for inbound and outbound cars on general system railroad trackage that is less than one-quarter of a mile long. RASX stated that there is no history of vandalism at the DOW A and B Chemical Plants in Freeport, TX, and that all of the locomotives are parked inside the plants 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 PO 00000 Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 2014–00952 Filed 1–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2013–0122] 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–2013–0122. 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 requires certified glazing in all windows. The reporting marks on these locomotives are RASX 5524 and RASX 702. These locomotives are used in switching operations inside the SC Johnson Wax Plant in Sturtevant, WI. The switching operations involved interchange with the Union Pacific Railroad and the Canadian Pacific Railway for inbound and outbound cars on general system railroad trackage that is less than 1 mile long. RASX stated that there is no history of vandalism at the SC Johnson Wax Chemical Plant in Sturtevant, WI, 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 E:\FR\FM\21JAN1.SGM 21JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 13 (Tuesday, January 21, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 3457-3458]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-00957]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket No. FRA-2014-0001]


Establishment of an Emergency Relief Docket for Calendar Year 
2014

AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice of establishment of public docket.

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SUMMARY: This Notice announces the establishment of FRA's emergency 
relief docket (ERD) for calendar year 2014. The designated ERD for 
calendar year 2014 is Docket Number FRA-2014-0001.

ADDRESSES: See Supplementary Information for further information 
regarding submitting petitions or comments to Docket Number FRA-2014-
0001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 19, 2009, FRA published a direct 
final rule addressing the establishment of ERDs and the procedures for 
handling petitions for emergency waivers of safety rules, regulations, 
or standards during an emergency situation or event. 74 FR 23329. That 
direct final rule became effective on July 20, 2009, and made minor 
modifications to Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 211.45 in 
FRA's Rules of Practice published at 49 CFR part 211. Paragraph (b) of 
Section 211.45 provides that each calendar year, FRA will establish an 
ERD in the publicly accessible DOT docket system (available at https://www.regulations.gov). Paragraph (b) of Section 211.45 further provides 
that FRA will publish a notice in the Federal Register identifying by 
docket number the ERD for that year. As noted in the rule, FRA's 
purpose for establishing the ERD and emergency waiver procedures is to 
provide an expedited process for FRA to address the needs of the public 
and the railroad industry during emergency situations or events. This 
Notice announces that the designated ERD for calendar year 2014 is 
Docket Number FRA-2014-0001.
    As detailed in Section 211.45, if the FRA Administrator determines 
that an emergency event as defined in 49 CFR 211.45(a) has occurred, or 
that an imminent threat of such an emergency occurring exists, and 
public safety would benefit from providing the railroad industry with 
operational relief, the emergency waiver procedures of 49 CFR 211.45 
will go into effect. In such an event, the FRA Administrator will issue 
a statement in the ERD indicating

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that the emergency waiver procedures are in effect and FRA will make 
every effort to post the statement on its Web site at https://www.fra.dot.gov. Any party desiring relief from FRA's regulatory 
requirements as a result of the emergency situation should submit a 
petition for emergency waiver in accordance with 49 CFR 211.45(e) and 
(f). Specific instructions for filing petitions for emergency waivers 
in accordance with 49 CFR 211.45 are found at 49 CFR 211.45(f). 
Specific instructions for filing comments in response to petitions for 
emergency waivers are found at 49 CFR 211.45(h).
    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. 2014-00957 Filed 1-17-14; 8:45 am]
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