Notice of Application for Approval of Railroad Safety Program Plans and Product Safety Plans, 36862-36863 [2014-15232]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 36862 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 125 / Monday, June 30, 2014 / Notices waiver work well below the Federal 276-hour monthly limit. Finally, PT stated that all employees covered by the waiver were provided information about the waiver extension petition, and that there were no objections to the waiver extension by these employees. 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 August 14, 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 comment, 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). VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:01 Jun 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 Issued in Washington, DC, on June 20, 2014. Ron Hynes, Director, Office of Safety Assurance and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2014–15231 Filed 6–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P 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 PO 00000 Frm 00144 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 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 14, 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 E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 125 / Monday, June 30, 2014 / Notices 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. 2014–15232 Filed 6–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD–2014–0090] Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel ESSANZA; Invitation for Public Comments Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. DATES: Submit comments on or before July 30, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD–2014–0090. Written comments may be submitted by hand or by mail to the Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. You may also send comments electronically via the Internet at https://www.regulations.gov. All comments will become part of this docket and will be available for inspection and copying at the above address between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An electronic version of this document and all documents entered into this docket is available on mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:01 Jun 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 the World Wide Web at https:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Williams, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W23–453, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202– 366–0903, Email Linda.Williams@ dot.gov. As described by the applicant the intended service of the vessel ESSANZA is: Intended Commercial Use Of Vessel: ‘‘Sailing School/Charters.’’ Geographic Region: ‘‘Hawaii, California, Oregon, Washington State’’ The complete application is given in DOT docket MARAD–2014–0090 at https://www.regulations.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with 46 U.S.C. 12121 and MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388, that the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S.vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to properly consider the comments. Comments should also state the commenter’s interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver criteria given in § 388.4 of MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Privacy Act Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477–78). By Order of the Maritime Administrator. Dated: June 24, 2014. Julie P. Agarwal, Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2014–15244 Filed 6–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P PO 00000 Frm 00145 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36863 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD–2014–0093] Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel MIAMI OCEAN RAFTING; Invitation for Public Comments Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. DATES: Submit comments on or before July 30, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD–2014–0093. Written comments may be submitted by hand or by mail to the Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. You may also send comments electronically via the Internet at https://www.regulations.gov. All comments will become part of this docket and will be available for inspection and copying at the above address between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An electronic version of this document and all documents entered into this docket is available on the World Wide Web at https:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Williams, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W23–453, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202– 366–0903, Email Linda.Williams@ dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As described by the applicant the intended service of the vessel MIAMI OCEAN RAFTING is: Intended Commercial Use of Vessel: ‘‘Eco/Snorkel Tour Boat’’ Geographic Region: ‘‘Florida’’ The complete application is given in DOT docket MARAD–2014–0093 at https://www.regulations.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 125 (Monday, June 30, 2014)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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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 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 14, 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

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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. 2014-15232 Filed 6-27-14; 8:45 am]
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