Petition for Waiver of Compliance, 17644-17645 [2014-06846]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 17644 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 60 / Friday, March 28, 2014 / Notices Railroad Administration (FRA) for an extension of a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR 238.303(15)(1). FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2003– 15638. LIRR has requested the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) requests an extension of its existing waiver of compliance from 49 CFR 238.303(e)(l5)(i)(c) for its fleet of M7 multiple unit (MU) locomotives. The provision requires that MU locomotives, equipped with dynamic brakes that become defective, ‘‘shall be repaired or removed from service by or at the locomotive’s next exterior calendar day mechanical inspection.’’ 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 May 12, 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:57 Mar 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 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. 2014–06845 Filed 3–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2014–0002] 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 30, 2013, the Union Pacific Railroad (UP) 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 240, Qualification and Certification of Locomotive Engineers, and 49 CFR Part 242, Qualification and Certification of Conductors. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2014–0002. UP seeks relief from 49 CFR 240.104(b) pertaining to the criteria for determining whether movement of roadway maintenance equipment or a dual purpose vehicle requires a certified locomotive engineer. At UP’s Roseville, CA, facility, qualified mechanical department employees operate car movers to switch and pull cars from designated bad order bowl tracks and then move the defective rolling stock to a mechanical car shop for repair. The railroad asserts that the car mover should not be considered a locomotive and should be classified as a specialized roadway maintenance vehicle that would not require a qualified and certified locomotive engineer to operate it. The railroad’s petition states that a car mover has been used for years for the switching of rolling stock for repair. UP further indicates that it ‘‘locks out’’ the yard bowl tracks, thus providing the mechanical employees exclusive temporary control of specific tracks during movements outside the confines of the mechanical repair facility. Additionally, the vehicle operator is PO 00000 Frm 00151 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 trained on physical operation, applicable railroad operating rules and instructions, and applicable Federal regulations. Finally, the qualified mechanical department personnel are tested under the provisions of 49 CFR 217.9, Program of operational tests and inspections; recordkeeping, and 49 CFR Part 218, Railroad Operating Practices, Subpart F. 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 May 12, 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 E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 60 / Friday, March 28, 2014 / Notices Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477). Robert C. Lauby, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–06846 Filed 3–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2014–0014] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD 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 23, 2014, the Texas State Railroad (TSRR) has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at Title 49 CFR part 232, Brake System Safety Standards for Freight and Other Non-Passenger Trains and Equipment; End-of-Train Devices. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2014–0014. TSRR is a tourist railroad that operates between Rusk and Palestine, Texas, for 25 miles and at a track speed of 20 mph. TSRR owns and operates passenger equipment that is equipped with the UC and L types of brake valves. Specifically, TSRR requests relief from 49 CFR 232.17(b)(2) to extend the time interval from 1 year to 2 years to perform the clean, oil, test, and stencil inspection for the passenger equipment operated and equipped with UC and L types of brake valves. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:57 Mar 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 May 12, 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. 2014–06847 Filed 3–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. DOT–MARAD 2014—0049] Request for Comments of a Previously Approved Information Collection Maritime Administration, DOT. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on January 7, 2014 (Federal Register 892, Vol. 79, No. 4). DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 28, 2014. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00152 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 17645 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jerome Davis, Maritime Administration Office of Sealift Support, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W25–310, MAR–630, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: 202–366–6088; or E–MAIL: jerome.davis@dot.gov. Copies of this collection also can be obtained from that office. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement (VISA). OMB Control Number: 2133–0532. Type of Request: Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection. Abstract: This information collection is in accordance with Section 708, Defense Production Act, 1950, as amended, under which participants agree to provide commercial sealift capacity and intermodal shipping services and systems necessary to meet national defense requirements. Officials at the Maritime Administration and the Department of Defense use this information to assess the applicants’ eligibility for participation in the VISA program. Affected Public: Operators of dry cargo vessels. Estimated Number of Respondents: 40. Estimated Number of Responses: 40. Annual Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 200. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. Comments are invited on: whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1:93. Dated: March 20, 2014. Julie P. Agarwal, Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2014–06970 Filed 3–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 60 (Friday, March 28, 2014)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2014-0002]


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 30, 2013, the Union Pacific Railroad (UP) 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 240, Qualification and Certification of 
Locomotive Engineers, and 49 CFR Part 242, Qualification and 
Certification of Conductors. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number 
FRA-2014-0002.
    UP seeks relief from 49 CFR 240.104(b) pertaining to the criteria 
for determining whether movement of roadway maintenance equipment or a 
dual purpose vehicle requires a certified locomotive engineer. At UP's 
Roseville, CA, facility, qualified mechanical department employees 
operate car movers to switch and pull cars from designated bad order 
bowl tracks and then move the defective rolling stock to a mechanical 
car shop for repair. The railroad asserts that the car mover should not 
be considered a locomotive and should be classified as a specialized 
roadway maintenance vehicle that would not require a qualified and 
certified locomotive engineer to operate it.
    The railroad's petition states that a car mover has been used for 
years for the switching of rolling stock for repair. UP further 
indicates that it ``locks out'' the yard bowl tracks, thus providing 
the mechanical employees exclusive temporary control of specific tracks 
during movements outside the confines of the mechanical repair 
facility. Additionally, the vehicle operator is trained on physical 
operation, applicable railroad operating rules and instructions, and 
applicable Federal regulations. Finally, the qualified mechanical 
department personnel are tested under the provisions of 49 CFR 217.9, 
Program of operational tests and inspections; recordkeeping, and 49 CFR 
Part 218, Railroad Operating Practices, Subpart F.
    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 May 12, 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

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Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477).

Robert C. Lauby,
Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-06846 Filed 3-27-14; 8:45 am]
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