Petition for Waiver of Compliance, 24491-24492 [2014-09793]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 83 / Wednesday, April 30, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2013–0131] 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 November 19, 2013, Conway Scenic Railroad (CSRX) 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 230, Steam Locomotive Inspection and Maintenance Standards. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2013– 0131. CSRX owns and operates No. 7470, a 0–6–0–type steam locomotive built in 1921 by and for the Grand Trunk Railway. No. 7470 is operated for tourist trains on CSRX. CSRX requests relief from 49 CFR 230.17, One thousand four hundred seventy-two (1472) service day inspection. CSRX is petitioning for a delay of the 1,472 service-day inspection (SDI), due on July 7, 2014, until January 7, 2015. The delay of the SDI would allow No. 7470 to complete the 2014 CSRX operating season, which ends on January 3, 2015. To date, No. 7470 has used 499 service days with 973 remaining for the 2014 season. The typical annual use for No. 7470 is 31 service days per year. 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: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:41 Apr 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 • 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. 2014–09792 Filed 4–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2014–0022] 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 7, 2014, Middletown & Hummelstown Railroad (MIDH) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR 215.303, Stenciling of restricted cars, and 49 CFR part 224, Reflectorization of Rail Freight Rolling Stock. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2014– 0022. The petition relates to operations involving Caboose CNJ 91531 on tracks solely owned by MIDH and on private industrial tracks connected to the main line and/or sidings of MIDH. Although owned by MIDH, the caboose bears its original marks, number, road name PO 00000 Frm 00121 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24491 (defunct Central Railroad Company of New Jersey), and paint scheme. The caboose, built in May 1942, is used as an operating piece of historic or antiquated equipment. The caboose is in good condition and is undergoing restoration to its original condition. The maximum operating speed for the caboose is 10 mph. This caboose will be used in two types of services: MDIH states that, regardless of the type of service performed, the caboose will not be offered for interchange or operated over tracks owned by any other railroad. In addition, MIDH requested a Special Approval for this caboose to continue in service in accordance with 49 CFR 215.203(c), Restricted cars. 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 E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1 24492 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 83 / Wednesday, April 30, 2014 / Notices 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. 2014–09793 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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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 83 (Wednesday, April 30, 2014)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-09793]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2014-0022]


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 7, 2014, Middletown & Hummelstown Railroad (MIDH) 
petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of 
compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety 
regulations contained at 49 CFR 215.303, Stenciling of restricted cars, 
and 49 CFR part 224, Reflectorization of Rail Freight Rolling Stock. 
FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA-2014-0022.
    The petition relates to operations involving Caboose CNJ 91531 on 
tracks solely owned by MIDH and on private industrial tracks connected 
to the main line and/or sidings of MIDH. Although owned by MIDH, the 
caboose bears its original marks, number, road name (defunct Central 
Railroad Company of New Jersey), and paint scheme. The caboose, built 
in May 1942, is used as an operating piece of historic or antiquated 
equipment. The caboose is in good condition and is undergoing 
restoration to its original condition. The maximum operating speed for 
the caboose is 10 mph.
    This caboose will be used in two types of services:
    MDIH states that, regardless of the type of service performed, the 
caboose will not be offered for interchange or operated over tracks 
owned by any other railroad.
    In addition, MIDH requested a Special Approval for this caboose to 
continue in service in accordance with 49 CFR 215.203(c), Restricted 
cars.
    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

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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. 2014-09793 Filed 4-29-14; 8:45 am]
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