Petition for Waiver of Compliance, 44966-44967 [2014-18212]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 44966 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 148 / Friday, August 1, 2014 / Notices Midland Subdivision, NS New Castle District, NS Cincinnati District, and the following tracks connecting these lines: • NS Cincinnati District from Red Bank, Milepost (MP) CV 111.9, to Clare, MP CV 110.7; NS Connecting Track from Red Bank, MP CV 111.9, to Valley, MP CF 7.5; IORY Oasis Subdivision from Valley, MP CF 7.5, to Mill, MP CF 16.4; NS New Castle District from Mill, MP CF 16.4 to Vaughn, MP CF 17.2; NS Connecting Track from Mill, MP CF 16.4, to Control Point (CP) 248, MP CJ 248.4; IORY Connecting Track, from Oakley, MP CF 10.1, to East Norwood, MP 10.9; IORY Connecting Track, from Ridge, MP CF 10.6, to Penn, MP C 10.3; IORY Midland Sub, from East Norwood, MP 10.9, to NA Tower, MP 7.5. The reason for the proposed changes is a TCS is no longer desirable to handle current train operations. The movement of through freight trains has been mostly eliminated from these lines for several years and, today, consists of a few local shifter movements per day. 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 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 September 15, 2014 will be considered VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:09 Jul 31, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 July 17, 2014. Ron Hynes, Director, Office of Safety Assurance and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2014–18213 Filed 7–31–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2014–0048] 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 letter dated May 14, 2014, Union Pacific Railroad (UP), 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 232, Brake System Safety Standards for Freight and Other Non-Passenger Trains and Equipment, End-of-Train Devices; 49 CFR part 229, Railroad Locomotive Safety Standards; and 49 CFR part 215, Railroad Freight Car Safety Standards; for locomotives and freight cars received in interchange at El Paso, TX, from the Ferrocarriles Nacionales de Mexico (FXE). FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2014–0048. Specifically, UP seeks relief from 49 CFR sections 232.205—Class I brake test-initial terminal inspection, 229.21— Daily inspection, and Part 215—Freight Car Standards, to permit movement from the FXE interchange point at International Yard on the Lordsburg Subdivision to UP’s Dallas Street Yard for westbound traffic, a distance of 2.8 miles; and to the UP Alfalfa Yard for eastbound traffic, a distance of 7 miles without complying with the requirements of the above noted regulations. UP currently receives three trains traveling north from Mexico (two PO 00000 Frm 00229 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 auto trains and one manifest train with intermodal cars) and delivers three trains south to Mexico (two manifest trains and one auto train) on a daily basis through the El Paso, TX, River International Yard. Recently, there have been reports of gunfire heard across the border. These reported gunshots are within close proximity to UP employees and contractors. Moreover, many Federal employees, including U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents, U.S. Department of Agriculture Inspecting agents, and FRA inspectors work in the area as well. UP stated that the requested waiver will have no adverse effect on the safety of operations and will greatly reduce risks associated with these operations. UP further stated that FRA granted agreements allowing trains to be moved several miles without Class 1 air brake tests at other crossborder gateways with similar risks. 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 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 September 2, 2014 will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be considered as far as practicable. E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 148 / Friday, August 1, 2014 / Notices 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 July 17, 2014. Ron Hynes, Director, Office of Safety Assurance and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2014–18212 Filed 7–31–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–1999–6072] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD 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 May 20, 2014, Lake Superior Railroad Museum (LSRM) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for renewal of a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR part 223, Safety Glazing Standards—Locomotives, Passenger Cars, and Cabooses. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–1999– 6072. LSRM seeks an extension of relief from the Safety Glazing Standards for operation of former Great Northern Railway Diesel Locomotive Number 192, built by General Motors in 1946. LSRM seeks to operate this locomotive in excursion service with other antique rolling stock over 26 miles of the North Shore Scenic Railroad and 1,500 feet of Canadian National Railway (former Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range) track between Duluth and Two Harbors, MN. As described in the previous waiver approval, the locomotive is equipped with a mix of FRA Type I and II glazing and other glazing identified as ‘‘shatterproof.’’ 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 Docket Operations Facility, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W12–140, VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:09 Jul 31, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 September 15, 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 July 28, 2014. Ron Hynes, Director, Office of Safety Assurance and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2014–18211 Filed 7–31–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P PO 00000 Frm 00230 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44967 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2014–0066] 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 May 28, 2014, Union Pacific Railroad (UP) 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 229. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2014–0066. UP seeks a waiver of the requirement in 49 CFR 229.29(b) which requires that the air flow method (AFM) indicator on a locomotive be calibrated in accordance with 49 CFR 232.205(c)(1)(iii) at intervals not to exceed 92 days. UP states that calibration of the AFM indicator requires them to take locomotives out of service every 92 days and into a facility where the calibration can be performed, even though the locomotive may otherwise be eligible for 184-day periodic inspections. UP further states that the AFM indicator is used only to conduct AFM brake tests, and that the same air brake tests may be performed by the leakage test method, which does not use the AFM indicator. If the waiver is granted for locomotives with past due AFM indicator calibration, UP plans to inform the crew of the exceeded interval and require that air brake tests be done in accordance with the leakage test method of 49 CFR 232.205(c)(1)(i), with no resulting adverse impact on the safety of operations. 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. E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 148 (Friday, August 1, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2014-0048]


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 letter dated 
May 14, 2014, Union Pacific Railroad (UP), 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 232, Brake System Safety Standards for Freight and Other Non-
Passenger Trains and Equipment, End-of-Train Devices; 49 CFR part 229, 
Railroad Locomotive Safety Standards; and 49 CFR part 215, Railroad 
Freight Car Safety Standards; for locomotives and freight cars received 
in interchange at El Paso, TX, from the Ferrocarriles Nacionales de 
Mexico (FXE). FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA-2014-0048.
    Specifically, UP seeks relief from 49 CFR sections 232.205--Class I 
brake test-initial terminal inspection, 229.21--Daily inspection, and 
Part 215--Freight Car Standards, to permit movement from the FXE 
interchange point at International Yard on the Lordsburg Subdivision to 
UP's Dallas Street Yard for westbound traffic, a distance of 2.8 miles; 
and to the UP Alfalfa Yard for eastbound traffic, a distance of 7 miles 
without complying with the requirements of the above noted regulations. 
UP currently receives three trains traveling north from Mexico (two 
auto trains and one manifest train with intermodal cars) and delivers 
three trains south to Mexico (two manifest trains and one auto train) 
on a daily basis through the El Paso, TX, River International Yard. 
Recently, there have been reports of gunfire heard across the border. 
These reported gunshots are within close proximity to UP employees and 
contractors. Moreover, many Federal employees, including U.S. Customs 
and Border Protection agents, U.S. Department of Agriculture Inspecting 
agents, and FRA inspectors work in the area as well. UP stated that the 
requested waiver will have no adverse effect on the safety of 
operations and will greatly reduce risks associated with these 
operations. UP further stated that FRA granted agreements allowing 
trains to be moved several miles without Class 1 air brake tests at 
other cross-border gateways with similar risks.
    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 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 September 2, 2014 will be considered by 
FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date 
will be considered as far as practicable.

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    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 July 17, 2014.
Ron Hynes,
Director, Office of Safety Assurance and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2014-18212 Filed 7-31-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-06-P