Petition for Waiver of Compliance, 8236-8237 [2014-02870]

Download as PDF 8236 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 28 / Tuesday, February 11, 2014 / Notices The meeting will be held March 10–14, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at National Weather Service Training Center, 7220 NW 101st Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64153. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The RTCA Secretariat, 1150 18th Street NW., Suite 910, Washington, DC 20036, or by telephone at (202) 330–0652/(202) 833– 9339, fax at (202) 833–9434, or Web site at https://www.rtca.org or Sophie Bousquet, sbousquet@rtca.org, 202– 330–0663. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, 5 U.S.C., App.), notice is hereby given for a meeting of Special Committee 206. The agenda will include the following: DATES: • Industry Coordination & Presentations. • Other business. 11:30 a.m. • Adjourn. Attendance is open to the interested public but limited to space availability. 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BILLING CODE 4910–13–P 3:00 p.m. 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 22, 2014, Caltrain Commuter Railroad Company (PCMZ) has 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 236, Rules, Standards, and Instructions Governing the Installation Inspection and Maintenance, and Repair of Signal and Train Control Systems, Devices, and Appliances. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2014–0017. PCMZ seeks relief from the 2-year periodic testing requirements of 49 CFR part 236, Sections 236.377—Approach locking; 236.378—Time locking; 236.379—Route locking; 236.380—Indication locking; and 236.381—Traffic locking; on vital microprocessor-based systems. PCMZ proposes to verify and test signal locking systems controlled by microprocessor-based equipment using alternative procedures every 4 years after the initial baseline testing or a program change as follows: • Verify the cyclic redundancy check, checksum, and universal control number of the existing location’s specific application logic to the previously tested version. • Sub-Group Meetings. March 11&12 8:30 a.m. • Sub-Groups meetings. 10:00 a.m. • SG4: SE2020 Eddy Dissipation Rate (EDR) Turbulence Project Update on March 11. 1:00 p.m. • Tour of AWC on March 11 & 12. March 13 8:30 a.m. • SG–4 DO–252 Update Document Review. 1:00 p.m. • Plenary: SG–4 DO–252 Update Document Review (if needed). Æ Alternative: Sub-Group Meetings. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES March 14 8:30 a.m. • Closing Plenary. Æ Sub-Groups reports. Æ Decision to release DO–252 Update for FRAC. • Action item review. • Future meeting plans and dates. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:58 Feb 10, 2014 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2014–0017] Petition for Waiver of Compliance PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Test the appropriate interconnection to the associated signaling hardware equipment outside the processor (switch, track, and searchlight signal indications, and approach locking (if external)) verifying that the correct and intended inputs to and outputs from the processor are maintained. PCMZ submitted their petition with a list of 30 signal locations subject to the relief being requested. A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications concerning the petition, is available for review online at https://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 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 E:\FR\FM\11FEN1.SGM 11FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 28 / Tuesday, February 11, 2014 / Notices 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. 2014–02870 Filed 2–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2013–0145] 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 December 20, 2013, Mr. Burt Mall, Partner of 1003 Operations LLP, and Mr. Zachary Hall, mechanical manager, Steam Locomotive Heritage Association (SLHA), have jointly 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 215, Railroad Freight Car Safety Standards; Part 223, Safety Glazing Standards—Locomotives, Passenger Cars and Cabooses; and Part 224, Reflectorization of Rail Freight Rolling Stock. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2013–0145. Mr. Mall owns Soo Line Steam Locomotive #1003 and several historic cars (specifically, Box Car LLTX 10559, Caboose LLTX 2012, and Caboose LLTX 238). This petition is for these three cars. Mr. Mall leases the equipment to SLHA. SLHA, based in Hartford, WI, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to reconstruct, maintain, and display steam locomotives and associated historic railroad equipment for educational purposes. SLHA controls the operation and maintenance of the leased equipment. The petitioners state that while Mr. Mall has owned these cars, their use has been restricted. The cars have not been interchanged in regular freight operations with other railroads. The primary use of the cars is transporting equipment and crews in support of Steam Locomotive #1003. At no time are the cars used to transport passengers or freight in revenue service. SLHA also at times receives inquiries for the operation of historic demonstration trains using the cars and Steam Locomotive #1003. The purposes of these trains are for photography, historic documentation, film production, and community involvement. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:58 Feb 10, 2014 Jkt 232001 The petitioners further state that the operation of the equipment is primarily confined to Wisconsin and Southern Railroad (WSOR) trackage (although in the future, SLHA may operate on other railroads). The equipment is operated at a maximum speed of 49 mph on WSOR trackage. In addition, the equipment is moved under the direction of the mechanical manager or a qualified SLHA member during deadhead or light equipment moves. The maximum load that each car would be permitted to carry, if any, is provided in Exhibit A attached to the petition letter. Each car is inspected and maintained on a regular basis by qualified car inspectors and mechanics to ensure safe operations under the conditions of use. The petitioners request that the stenciling requirement in 49 CFR 215.303, Stenciling of restricted cars, and the reflectorization requirements in 49 CFR part 224 be waived for Box Car LLTX 10559, Caboose LLTX 2012, and Caboose LLTX 238. In addition, the petitioners request that the glazing requirement of 49 CFR 223.13, Requirements for existing cabooses, be waived for the two cabooses, LLTX 2012 and LLTX 268. As information, the petitioners have also requested a Special Approval to continue in service the abovementioned three cars in accordance with 49 CFR 205.203(c). 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. PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8237 • 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. 2014–02869 Filed 2–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2008–0010] 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 December 19, 2013, the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District (SMART), owner of 77 miles of former Northwestern Pacific Railroad Company trackage in Marin, Sonoma, and Napa Counties, CA, has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a reconsideration of an approval condition on the Brazos Drawbridge at Milepost 64.7. SMART asked FRA to reconsider Condition 4 of FRA–2008– 0010, granted on February 24, 2009, which states, ‘‘Approval is for freight movements only and shall be revisited prior to any passenger operations.’’ SMART, Amtrak, and the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority are asking for an exception to the condition cited above to permit the operation of two round-trip, chartered Amtrak passenger trains over the Brazos Drawbridge to Sonoma Raceway on E:\FR\FM\11FEN1.SGM 11FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 28 (Tuesday, February 11, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8236-8237]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-02870]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2014-0017]


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 22, 2014, Caltrain Commuter Railroad Company (PCMZ) has 
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 236, Rules, Standards, and 
Instructions Governing the Installation Inspection and Maintenance, and 
Repair of Signal and Train Control Systems, Devices, and Appliances. 
FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA-2014-0017. PCMZ seeks 
relief from the 2-year periodic testing requirements of 49 CFR part 
236, Sections 236.377--Approach locking; 236.378--Time locking; 
236.379--Route locking; 236.380--Indication locking; and 236.381--
Traffic locking; on vital microprocessor-based systems. PCMZ proposes 
to verify and test signal locking systems controlled by microprocessor-
based equipment using alternative procedures every 4 years after the 
initial baseline testing or a program change as follows:
     Verify the cyclic redundancy check, checksum, and 
universal control number of the existing location's specific 
application logic to the previously tested version.
     Test the appropriate interconnection to the associated 
signaling hardware equipment outside the processor (switch, track, and 
searchlight signal indications, and approach locking (if external)) 
verifying that the correct and intended inputs to and outputs from the 
processor are maintained.
    PCMZ submitted their petition with a list of 30 signal locations 
subject to the relief being requested.
    A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications 
concerning the petition, is available for review online at https://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 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

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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. 2014-02870 Filed 2-10-14; 8:45 am]
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