Petition for Waiver of Compliance, 24492 [2014-09791]

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[FR Doc. 2014–09793 Filed 4–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2013–0019] 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 March 6, 2014, the Old Augusta Railroad (OAR) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for an amended waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal hours-ofservice laws contained at 49 U.S.C. Section 21103(a)(4). FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2013– 0019. In its petition, OAR seeks to amend its previously filed petition for relief from 49 U.S.C. Section 21103(a)(4), by changing one of the conditions of the waiver. FRA granted OAR’s petition for a waiver in a July 30, 2013, letter. The waiver allows a train employee to initiate an on-duty period each day for 7 consecutive days followed by 72 hours off duty. Additionally, an employee may initiate an on-duty period for an eighth consecutive day followed by 72 hours off duty once per 30-day period, if all eight assignments do not infringe upon the time period of midnight to 6 a.m. OAR seeks to amend its waiver by changing the conditions of the waiver to allow an eighth consecutive day followed by 72 hours off duty once per 30-day period, if all eight assignments do not infringe upon the time period of 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. OAR explains that its employees go on duty at 5 a.m. and changing the exclusionary time period for an eighth consecutive day, from midnight to 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., will allow better use of the waiver. A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications concerning the petition, is available for review online at VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:41 Apr 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 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: http:// 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 June 16, 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 http:// 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. 2014–09791 Filed 4–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P PO 00000 Frm 00122 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2003–14408] 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 15, 2014, Union Pacific Railroad (UP) has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for an extension of its waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained in 49 CFR part 218, Subpart B, Blue Signal Protection of Workers. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2003–14408. UP seeks a 10-year extension of its relief from 49 CFR 218.22(c)(5), Utility employee. This section lists the functions allowed to be performed by a utility employee without establishing Blue Signal Protection. Although the employee under this section is allowed to remove or replace an end-of-train (EOT) telemetry device, FRA has maintained that removing or replacing a battery in an EOT, while the device is in place on the rear of the train, requires blue signal protection because this task is a service and repair to the device. The present relief allows operating craft utility employees to change out EOT batteries as long as the changeout does not require the use of a tool. 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: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2013-0019]


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 March 6, 2014, the Old Augusta Railroad (OAR) petitioned the 
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for an amended waiver of 
compliance from certain provisions of the Federal hours-of-service laws 
contained at 49 U.S.C. Section 21103(a)(4). FRA assigned the petition 
Docket Number FRA-2013-0019.
    In its petition, OAR seeks to amend its previously filed petition 
for relief from 49 U.S.C. Section 21103(a)(4), by changing one of the 
conditions of the waiver. FRA granted OAR's petition for a waiver in a 
July 30, 2013, letter. The waiver allows a train employee to initiate 
an on-duty period each day for 7 consecutive days followed by 72 hours 
off duty. Additionally, an employee may initiate an on-duty period for 
an eighth consecutive day followed by 72 hours off duty once per 30-day 
period, if all eight assignments do not infringe upon the time period 
of midnight to 6 a.m.
    OAR seeks to amend its waiver by changing the conditions of the 
waiver to allow an eighth consecutive day followed by 72 hours off duty 
once per 30-day period, if all eight assignments do not infringe upon 
the time period of 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. OAR explains that its employees go 
on duty at 5 a.m. and changing the exclusionary time period for an 
eighth consecutive day, from midnight to 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., 
will allow better use of the waiver.
    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: http://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 June 16, 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 http://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. 2014-09791 Filed 4-29-14; 8:45 am]
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