Petition for Amending Waiver of Compliance, 9311 [2014-03473]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 32 / Tuesday, February 18, 2014 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES and the preparation of a separate Tier 1 EIS. MWRRI is an effort led by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and supported by eight other midwestern states to upgrade Amtrak service in those states, with maximum speeds of 79 to 110 mph depending on the level of improvements made. A Chicago-St. Louis corridor is included in MWRRI’s September 2004 Executive Report and November 2006 Benefit Cost and Economic Analysis. Additional corridors proposed by MWRRI include: Chicago-Green Bay, Wisconsin; Chicago-Minneapolis, Minnesota; St. Louis-Kansas City, Missouri; Chicago-Cincinnati, Ohio; Chicago-Cleveland, Ohio; ChicagoDetroit, Michigan; Chicago-Port Huron, Michigan; Chicago-Carbondale, Illinois; Chicago-Quincy, Illinois; and ChicagoOmaha, Nebraska. Several other feeder corridors connecting smaller municipalities to the primary corridors are also included. 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[FR Doc. 2014–03324 Filed 2–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2014–0003] Petition for Amending Waiver of Compliance In accordance with Part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this provides the public notice that by a document dated December 13, 2013, the Strasburg Rail Road Company (SRC) has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations. Specifically, SRC requests relief from certain provisions of 49 CFR Part 240, Qualification and Certification of Locomotive Engineers, and 49 CFR Part 242, Qualification and Certification of Conductors. The request was assigned Docket Number FRA–2014–0003. The relief is contingent on SRC’s implementation of and participation in the Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS). SRC seeks to shield reporting employees and the railroad from mandatory punitive sanctions that would otherwise arise as provided in 49 CFR 240.117(e)(1)–(4); 240.305(a)(l)–(4) and (a)(6); 240.307; and 242.403(b), (c), (e)(l)–(4), (e)(6)–(11), and (f)(l)–(2). This will encourage certified operating crew members to report close calls and protect the employees and the railroad from discipline or sanctions arising from the incidents reported per the C3RS Implementing Memorandum of Understanding. A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications concerning the petition, is available for review online at PO 00000 Frm 00155 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 9311 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 within April 4, 2014 of the date of this notice 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. 2014–03473 Filed 2–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 32 (Tuesday, February 18, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Page 9311]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-03473]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2014-0003]


Petition for Amending Waiver of Compliance

    In accordance with Part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations 
(CFR), this provides the public notice that by a document dated 
December 13, 2013, the Strasburg Rail Road Company (SRC) has petitioned 
the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance 
from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations. 
Specifically, SRC requests relief from certain provisions of 49 CFR 
Part 240, Qualification and Certification of Locomotive Engineers, and 
49 CFR Part 242, Qualification and Certification of Conductors. The 
request was assigned Docket Number FRA-2014-0003. The relief is 
contingent on SRC's implementation of and participation in the 
Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS).
    SRC seeks to shield reporting employees and the railroad from 
mandatory punitive sanctions that would otherwise arise as provided in 
49 CFR 240.117(e)(1)-(4); 240.305(a)(l)-(4) and (a)(6); 240.307; and 
242.403(b), (c), (e)(l)-(4), (e)(6)-(11), and (f)(l)-(2). This will 
encourage certified operating crew members to report close calls and 
protect the employees and the railroad from discipline or sanctions 
arising from the incidents reported per the C3RS Implementing 
Memorandum of Understanding.
    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 within April 4, 2014 of the date of this 
notice 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. 2014-03473 Filed 2-14-14; 8:45 am]
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