Petition for Waiver of Compliance, 24490 [2014-09794]

Download as PDF 24490 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 83 / Wednesday, April 30, 2014 / Notices signing the comment for an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–78). Docket: To read background documents or comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov at any time or to the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dale Williams (202) 493–5174, Office of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591. This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. Issued in Washington, DC, on April 24, 2014. Lirio Liu, Director, Office of Rulemaking. Petition for Exemption Docket No.: FAA–2014–0161. Petitioner: Southwest Airlines Company. 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[FR Doc. 2014–09780 Filed 4–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2014–0029] 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 15, 2014, Canadian National Railway (CN) 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 213, Track Safety Standards. FRA assigned the VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:41 Apr 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 petition Docket Number FRA–2014– 0015. Pursuant to 49 CFR Section 213.113(a), Defective rails, CN requests a waiver from the accepted practice of stop/start rail testing to start a pilot test process of nonstop continuous testing. The projected starting date for implementing the test process will be July 1, 2014, for a period of 1 year. The test process will occur on the main tracks between Chicago, IL, and Jackson, MS. The test process will start on the Chicago Subdivision and test in a southward direction and include the Yazoo Subdivision. At that point, the nonstop test unit will be turned and return to the Chicago area to start the test southward again. For this pilot test, the process will be similar to the waiver granted to CSX Transportation in Docket Number FRA– 2011–0107. CN will not have parallel or redundant stop/start testing on the segments being tested in a nonstop process. CN will produce a report on a bimonthly basis for FRA’s Rail Integrity Division. This report will include the inservice rail failure ratios per 49 CFR part 213, a report on the miles tested, and the frequency of testing. CN currently tests this route on an approximate frequency of every 30 days and plans to increase the frequency to 20 days with this process. The nonstop continuous rail testing unit will be capable of testing of speeds between 20 and 45 mph. The process will start using a hi-rail truck working in nonstop mode and later in 2014 switch to a selfpropelled unit capable of testing at speeds up to 45 mph. The data will be analyzed from a remote location facility by experts with experience in reviewing rail flaw detection test data. The field verification of suspect defects will be conducted using portable hand-testing units that are equipped with a global positioning system and a recordable data system. The portable units will test 60 feet on either side of the suspect indication and if a suspect location is confirmed to be a defect, proper remedial actions shall be applied in accordance with 49 CFR 213.113. As part of this waiver, CN requests 48 hours from the time of the test to verify potential suspect locations in the field. CN believes that nonstop continuous rail testing will provide the capability to test track more quickly and frequently and minimize the risk of rail service failures. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 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 (e.g., Waiver Petition Docket Number FRA–2014– 0029) 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. 2014–09794 Filed 4–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 83 (Wednesday, April 30, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2014-0029]


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 15, 2014, Canadian National Railway (CN) 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 213, Track Safety Standards. FRA assigned the petition 
Docket Number FRA-2014-0015.
    Pursuant to 49 CFR Section 213.113(a), Defective rails, CN requests 
a waiver from the accepted practice of stop/start rail testing to start 
a pilot test process of nonstop continuous testing. The projected 
starting date for implementing the test process will be July 1, 2014, 
for a period of 1 year. The test process will occur on the main tracks 
between Chicago, IL, and Jackson, MS. The test process will start on 
the Chicago Subdivision and test in a southward direction and include 
the Yazoo Subdivision. At that point, the nonstop test unit will be 
turned and return to the Chicago area to start the test southward 
again.
    For this pilot test, the process will be similar to the waiver 
granted to CSX Transportation in Docket Number FRA-2011-0107. CN will 
not have parallel or redundant stop/start testing on the segments being 
tested in a nonstop process. CN will produce a report on a bimonthly 
basis for FRA's Rail Integrity Division. This report will include the 
inservice rail failure ratios per 49 CFR part 213, a report on the 
miles tested, and the frequency of testing.
    CN currently tests this route on an approximate frequency of every 
30 days and plans to increase the frequency to 20 days with this 
process. The nonstop continuous rail testing unit will be capable of 
testing of speeds between 20 and 45 mph. The process will start using a 
hi-rail truck working in nonstop mode and later in 2014 switch to a 
self-propelled unit capable of testing at speeds up to 45 mph. The data 
will be analyzed from a remote location facility by experts with 
experience in reviewing rail flaw detection test data. The field 
verification of suspect defects will be conducted using portable hand-
testing units that are equipped with a global positioning system and a 
recordable data system. The portable units will test 60 feet on either 
side of the suspect indication and if a suspect location is confirmed 
to be a defect, proper remedial actions shall be applied in accordance 
with 49 CFR 213.113. As part of this waiver, CN requests 48 hours from 
the time of the test to verify potential suspect locations in the 
field.
    CN believes that nonstop continuous rail testing will provide the 
capability to test track more quickly and frequently and minimize the 
risk of rail service failures.
    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 (e.g., Waiver Petition Docket Number FRA-
2014-0029) 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. 2014-09794 Filed 4-29-14; 8:45 am]
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