Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System, 8241 [2014-02868]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 28 / Tuesday, February 11, 2014 / Notices 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. 2014–02867 Filed 2–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2013–0144] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System In accordance with Part 235 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations and 49 U.S.C. 20502(a), this document provides the public notice that by a document dated November 25, 2013, Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad (BPRR) and Norfolk Southern Railway (NS) jointly petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) seeking approval for the discontinuance or modification of a signal system. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2013– 0144. Applicants: Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad, Mr. Raymond A. Goss, Senior Vice President, Northeast Region, Genesee & Wyoming, 400 Meridian Centre, Suite 330, Rochester, NY 14618. Norfolk Southern Corporation, Mr. Brian Sykes, Chief Engineer C&S Engineering, 1200 Peachtree Street NE., Atlanta, GA 30309. BPRR and NS jointly seek approval of the proposed discontinuance of the traffic control system (TCS) on the main track and controlled siding between West Seneca, NY, Milepost (MP) BR 8.8, and Machias, NY, MP 44.7, on the Machias Subdivision. Controlled signals at Control Points (CP) Machias (MP 44.5), CP Perry (MP 25.0), and CP Wales (MP 22.0) will be discontinued. Intermediate signals #12, #15, #18, #27, #33, #37, and #40 will be discontinued. Power-operated switches at CPs will be converted to hand operation. Derails will be installed at the end of the siding at CP Wales and CP Perry. BPRR will maintain an approach signal to CP Gravity (MP 10.5). The reasons given for the proposed changes are to improve the efficiency of operation, that the TCS is no longer needed due to reduced train traffic, and that there are no longer opposing moves or fleeted traffic with following moves. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:58 Feb 10, 2014 Jkt 232001 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: • 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 28, 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. 2014–02868 Filed 2–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8241 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2014–0014] Pipeline Safety: Public Workshop on Safety Management Systems Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: This notice is announcing a one-day public workshop to discuss a rapidly evolving safety management system (SMS) national consensus standard. At this workshop, diversely comprised panels will discuss key concepts underlying this standard. This workshop will be webcast with an opportunity for attendees and viewers to pose questions to the panelists and moderators. Four panels will present their experience with SMS from industries outside the energy pipeline world including aviation, chemical, nuclear, and health care. Panels will address the role and value of SMS, the role of leadership at the top through the lower ranks in making SMS work, the value of ‘‘safety assurance’’, and the growing recognition of the role of safety culture in ensuring attainment of key safety objectives. DATES: The public workshop will held on Thursday, February 27, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. e.s.t. Written comments must be received by April 14, 2014. ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held at the Westin Arlington Gateway, 801 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22203, in the Fitzgerald rooms AB. Hotel reservations under the ‘‘United States Department of Transportation—Workshop and Advisory Committee Meetings’’ room block, can be made at 703–717–6200. Advisory committee members and speakers have priority for reservations in the block. The meeting agenda and any additional information will be published on the PHMSA home page Web site at (https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/ public), under ‘‘Latest News’’ and on the PHMSA meeting page Web site at https: //primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/ MtgHome.mtg?mtg=96). Registration: Members of the public may attend this free workshop. To help assure that adequate space is provided, all attendees are encouraged to register for the workshop in advance at https: //primis.phmsa.dot.gov/meetings/ MtgHome.mtg?mtg=96. Comments: Members of the public may also submit written comments SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11FEN1.SGM 11FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 28 (Tuesday, February 11, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2013-0144]


Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or 
Modification of a Railroad Signal System

    In accordance with Part 235 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations 
and 49 U.S.C. 20502(a), this document provides the public notice that 
by a document dated November 25, 2013, Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad 
(BPRR) and Norfolk Southern Railway (NS) jointly petitioned the Federal 
Railroad Administration (FRA) seeking approval for the discontinuance 
or modification of a signal system. FRA assigned the petition Docket 
Number FRA-2013-0144.
    Applicants: 

Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad, Mr. Raymond A. Goss, Senior Vice 
President, Northeast Region, Genesee & Wyoming, 400 Meridian Centre, 
Suite 330, Rochester, NY 14618.
Norfolk Southern Corporation, Mr. Brian Sykes, Chief Engineer C&S 
Engineering, 1200 Peachtree Street NE., Atlanta, GA 30309.
    BPRR and NS jointly seek approval of the proposed discontinuance of 
the traffic control system (TCS) on the main track and controlled 
siding between West Seneca, NY, Milepost (MP) BR 8.8, and Machias, NY, 
MP 44.7, on the Machias Subdivision. Controlled signals at Control 
Points (CP) Machias (MP 44.5), CP Perry (MP 25.0), and CP Wales (MP 
22.0) will be discontinued. Intermediate signals 12, 
15, 18, 27, 33, 37, and 
40 will be discontinued. Power-operated switches at CPs will 
be converted to hand operation. Derails will be installed at the end of 
the siding at CP Wales and CP Perry. BPRR will maintain an approach 
signal to CP Gravity (MP 10.5).
    The reasons given for the proposed changes are to improve the 
efficiency of operation, that the TCS is no longer needed due to 
reduced train traffic, and that there are no longer opposing moves or 
fleeted traffic with following moves.
    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:
     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 28, 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. 2014-02868 Filed 2-10-14; 8:45 am]
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