Notice of Application for Approval of Railroad Safety Program Plans and Product Safety Plans, 36122-36123 [2014-14827]

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[FR Doc. 2014–14797 Filed 6–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00135 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration Notice of Application for Approval of Railroad Safety Program Plans and Product Safety Plans In accordance with part 236 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations and 49 U.S.C. 20502(a), this document provides the public notice that by documents dated March 31, 2014, the railroads listed below have petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for approval of their Railroad Safety Program Plans (RSPP) and Product Safety Plans (PSP) for the Railsoft TrackAccess system. FRA assigned the petitions the following docket numbers: • Kettle Falls International Railway: FRA–2014–0049. • Georgia & Florida Railway: FRA– 2014–0050. • Nebraska, Kansas & Colorado Railway: FRA–2014–0052. • Panhandle Northern Railroad: FRA–2014–0053. • Illinois Railway: FRA–2014–0051 TrackAccess is a processor-based dispatch system developed for operation in autonomous mode (without dispatcher intervention) for low-density rail lines. The system provides a processor-based methodology of requesting and issuing track authority to either qualified train crewmembers or roadway workers. It does so while increasing railroad productivity and significantly improving the safety of train operations, roadway workers, and other railway equipment. FRA is providing public notice that the railroads’ RSPPs and related documents have been placed in the dockets listed above and are available for public inspection. FRA is not accepting public comment on the RSPP documents; notice regarding these documents is provided for information only. FRA is accepting comments on the PSPs for each railroad, which are posted in the dockets listed above for public inspection. The railroads assert that their RSPPs and PSPs contain the same information and analysis as the Alabama & Tennessee River Railway’s (ATN) RSPP Revision 1, dated February 16, 2009, and the ATN PSP Revision 1, dated March 15, 2012. The ATN RSPP Revision 1 and the ATN PSP Revision 1 were previously approved by FRA on January 28, 2014 (Docket FRA–2013– 0088). The PSPs provide descriptions of the TrackAccess system. The railroads state that in the case of ATN, FRA found that the PSP demonstrates that TrackAccess E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 25JNN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 122 / Wednesday, June 25, 2014 / Notices was designed in a highly safe manner and was sufficiently tested to verify that fact. FRA approved the use of TrackAccess in autonomous mode for ATN. The railroads assert that since their RSPPs and PSPs contain the same programmatic and technical information as the FRA-approved ATN RSPP Revision 1 and PSP Revision 1, including autonomous TrackAccess operations, these railroads should also be allowed to use TrackAccess in an autonomous mode. Copies of the petitions, as well as any written communications concerning the petitions, are 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 August 11, 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:01 Jun 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 or interested parties may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477). Issued in Washington, DC, on June 20, 2014. Ron Hynes, Director, Office of Safety Assurance and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2014–14827 Filed 6–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration Environmental Impact Statement for Dallas—Houston High Speed Passenger Rail Corridor Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). AGENCY: FRA is issuing this notice to advise the public that FRA and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) intend to prepare an EIS pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) for the impacts of constructing and operating a dedicated high-speed rail (HSR) system (Proposed Action) proposed by the private company, Texas Central HighSpeed Railway (TCR), for the Central Texas High-Speed Rail Corridor. The EIS will evaluate route alternatives for passenger rail for the corridor between Dallas and Houston, which currently has no passenger rail service. FRA will evaluate alternatives for construction and operation of the Proposed Action consisting of a sealed HSR corridor. DATES: FRA invites the public, governmental agencies, and all other interested parties to comment on the scope of the EIS. All such comments should be provided in writing, within ninety (90) days of the publication of this notice, at the address listed below. Comments may also be provided orally or in writing at the scoping meetings. Scoping meeting dates, times and locations, in addition to related information about the EIS for the Central Texas High-Speed Rail Corridor can be found online at https:// www.fra.dot.gov/Page/P0700. ADDRESSES: Written comments on the scope of the EIS may be mailed or emailed within ninety (90) days of the publication of this notice to Michael Johnsen, Lead Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Railroad Policy and Development, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00136 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36123 Avenue SE., MS–20, Washington, DC 20590, or michael.johnsen@dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Johnsen, Lead Environmental Protection Specialist at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., MS–20, Washington, DC 20590, telephone (202) 493–1310, email: Michael.johnsen@dot.gov, or Melissa Neeley, Director of Project Delivery Management, Environmental Affairs Division of the Texas Department of Transportation, 118 E. Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78704. Telephone (512) 416– 3014, email: Melissa.Neeley@txdot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The EIS will be prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations implementing NEPA and the FRA’s Procedures for Considering Environmental Impacts as set forth in 64 FR 28545, dated May 26, 1999 (Environmental Procedures). The EIS will also address Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, Section 4(f) of the U.S. Department of Transportation Act of 1966 (49 U.S.C. 303), Executive Order 12898 and USDOT Order 5610.2(a) on Environmental Justice and other applicable Federal and state laws and regulations. The EIS will address environmental impact issues of concern and will include: • Describing the purpose and need for the Proposed Action. • Describing the environment likely to be affected by the Proposed Action. • Identifying the reasonable alternatives that satisfy the purpose and need for the Proposed Action. • Describing the no-build or no-action alternative to serve as a baseline for comparison. • Describing the potential environmental impacts associated with the reasonable alternatives and mitigation to address significant impacts. FRA, in cooperation with TxDOT will prepare the EIS for the Central Texas High-Speed Rail Corridor. The Proposed Action would connect Dallas and Houston with a dedicated HSR system and establish connectivity with other transportation services in Houston and Dallas. As part of the EIS, the impacts of various alternative HSR route alignments will be analyzed including shared corridors with other existing linear infrastructure corridors such as railroads, roads, and electric utility lines. The HSR system would be dedicated and would not share track or infrastructure with existing trains and rail lines. In addition, the EIS will analyze the potential impacts of E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 25JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration


Notice of Application for Approval of Railroad Safety Program 
Plans and Product Safety Plans

    In accordance with part 236 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations 
and 49 U.S.C. 20502(a), this document provides the public notice that 
by documents dated March 31, 2014, the railroads listed below have 
petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for approval of 
their Railroad Safety Program Plans (RSPP) and Product Safety Plans 
(PSP) for the Railsoft TrackAccess system. FRA assigned the petitions 
the following docket numbers:
     Kettle Falls International Railway: FRA-2014-0049.
     Georgia & Florida Railway: FRA-2014-0050.
     Nebraska, Kansas & Colorado Railway: FRA-2014-0052.
     Panhandle Northern Railroad: FRA-2014-0053.
     Illinois Railway: FRA-2014-0051
    TrackAccess is a processor-based dispatch system developed for 
operation in autonomous mode (without dispatcher intervention) for low-
density rail lines. The system provides a processor-based methodology 
of requesting and issuing track authority to either qualified train 
crewmembers or roadway workers. It does so while increasing railroad 
productivity and significantly improving the safety of train 
operations, roadway workers, and other railway equipment.
    FRA is providing public notice that the railroads' RSPPs and 
related documents have been placed in the dockets listed above and are 
available for public inspection. FRA is not accepting public comment on 
the RSPP documents; notice regarding these documents is provided for 
information only.
    FRA is accepting comments on the PSPs for each railroad, which are 
posted in the dockets listed above for public inspection. The railroads 
assert that their RSPPs and PSPs contain the same information and 
analysis as the Alabama & Tennessee River Railway's (ATN) RSPP Revision 
1, dated February 16, 2009, and the ATN PSP Revision 1, dated March 15, 
2012. The ATN RSPP Revision 1 and the ATN PSP Revision 1 were 
previously approved by FRA on January 28, 2014 (Docket FRA-2013-0088).
    The PSPs provide descriptions of the TrackAccess system. The 
railroads state that in the case of ATN, FRA found that the PSP 
demonstrates that TrackAccess

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was designed in a highly safe manner and was sufficiently tested to 
verify that fact. FRA approved the use of TrackAccess in autonomous 
mode for ATN. The railroads assert that since their RSPPs and PSPs 
contain the same programmatic and technical information as the FRA-
approved ATN RSPP Revision 1 and PSP Revision 1, including autonomous 
TrackAccess operations, these railroads should also be allowed to use 
TrackAccess in an autonomous mode.
    Copies of the petitions, as well as any written communications 
concerning the petitions, are 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 August 11, 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).

    Issued in Washington, DC, on June 20, 2014.
Ron Hynes,
Director, Office of Safety Assurance and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2014-14827 Filed 6-24-14; 8:45 am]
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