Petition for Waiver of Compliance, 46902-46903 [2014-18907]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 46902 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 154 / Monday, August 11, 2014 / Notices negatively impact safety, and will actually improve the safety and working conditions of BNSF employees who are conducting these setouts on line and making the field repairs. By granting this request, these cars, which do not compromise the safety of the operating train once the air is cut out and they have been evaluated by the crews, will move to locations where BNSF facilities are designated to perform quality repairs and where such repairs are routinely made; thus removing the variability and exposure to risks associated with performing the inspections and repairs in less than ideal field conditions. 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 September 10, 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, VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:35 Aug 08, 2014 Jkt 232001 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). Issued in Washington, DC, on August 5, 2014. Ron Hynes, Director, Office of Safety Assurance and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2014–18908 Filed 8–8–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2014–0070] 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 July 18, 2014, BNSF Railway (BNSF) 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 NonPassenger Trains and Equipment; Endof-Train Devices. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2014– 0070. Specifically, BNSF seeks a temporary waiver of compliance from 49 CFR 232.213(a). The current rule provides that ‘‘a railroad may be permitted to move a train up to, but not exceeding, 1,500 miles between brake tests and inspections if the railroad designates a train as an extended haul train.’’ BNSF requests relief to allow it to operate up to 1,800 miles between inspections. BNSF states that it requires this relief to ensure its continued ability to meet customer expectations for deliveries of coal (critically low stock piles), grain, and other commodities. Many of these commodities move in efficient unit train service, which is the subject of this waiver request. BNSF’s operations are continuing to overcome the challenges originating with harsh winter weather, followed by frost heaves, saturated roadbeds, and a range of flooding events and mud boils; and the compounded effect that the prolonged weather conditions have had on BNSF’s entire system and its network fluidity. These weather conditions, coupled with significant and sustained increases in volume in the second half of 2013, as well as high levels of seasonal demand late in 2013, have led to congestion PO 00000 Frm 00134 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 across BNSF’s network and a backlog on deliveries of critical commodities. Additionally, Amtrak’s Empire Builder service across BNSF North lines experienced negative impacts on its ontime performance due to ongoing congestion; BNSF recognizes that FRA and general public is focused on Amtrak performance and continues to work to improve the Empire Builder’s on-time service performance. 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 Ave. 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 September 10, 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 E:\FR\FM\11AUN1.SGM 11AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 154 / Monday, August 11, 2014 / Notices Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477). Issued in Washington, DC, on August 5, 2014. Ron Hynes, Director, Office of Safety Assurance and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2014–18907 Filed 8–8–14; 8:45 am] preserve the present number of minority depository institutions, preserve the minority character of minority depository institutions in cases involving mergers or acquisitions, provide technical assistance, and encourage the creation of new minority depository institutions. Dated: August 5, 2014. By the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Thomas J. Curry, Comptroller of the Currency. BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency [FR Doc. 2014–18835 Filed 8–8–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–33–P [Docket ID OCC–2014–0019] DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Minority Depository Institutions Advisory Committee Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Comptroller of the Currency has determined that the renewal of the Charter of the OCC Minority Depository Institutions Advisory Committee (MDIAC) is necessary and in the public interest in order to provide advice and information about the current circumstances and future development of minority depository institutions, in accordance with the goals established by section 308 of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA). DATES: The Charter of the OCC MDIAC is renewed for a two-year period that began on July 16, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Beverly Cole, Senior Advisor to the Senior Deputy Comptroller for Midsize and Community Bank Supervision and Designated Federal Officer, (202) 649– 5420, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 400 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20219. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of the renewal of the MDIAC charter is hereby given under section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2 (1988), and with the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury. The Comptroller of the Currency has determined that the renewal of the MDIAC charter is necessary and in the public interest in order to provide advice and information about the current circumstances and future development of minority depository institutions, in accordance with the goals established by section 308 of FIRREA, Public Law 101–73, Title III, 103 Stat. 353, 12 U.S.C. 1463 note. The goals of section 308 are to mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:35 Aug 08, 2014 Jkt 232001 Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Renewal Without Change of the FinCEN Suspicious Activity Reports Electronic Data Fields Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (‘‘FinCEN’’), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: FinCEN invites all interested parties to comment on its proposed renewal without change to the collection of information filings by financial institutions required to file such reports under the Bank Secrecy Act (‘‘BSA’’). This notice does not propose any new regulatory requirements or changes to the requirements related to suspicious activity reporting. The data fields reflect the filing requirement for all filers of SARs under the BSA. This request for comments covers 31 CFR 1020.320, 1021.320, 1022.320, 1023.320, 1024.320, 1025.320, 1026.320, and 1029.320. This request for comments is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act (‘‘PRA’’) of 1995, Public Law 104– 13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). DATES: Written comments are welcome and must be received on or before October 10, 2014. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: Policy Division, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, Department of the Treasury, P.O. Box 39, Vienna, Virginia 22183, ‘‘Attention: PRA Comments—SAR Database.’’ Comments also may be submitted by electronic mail to the following Internet address: regcomments@fincen.treas.gov, with the caption, ‘‘Attention: SAR Database’’ in the body of the text. Please submit by one method only. Inspection of comments: Comments may be inspected, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., in the FinCEN reading room in SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00135 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46903 Vienna, VA. Persons wishing to inspect the comments submitted must request an appointment with the Disclosure Officer by telephoning (703) 905–5034 (not a toll free call). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The FinCEN Resource Center at 800–767– 2825. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FinCEN Suspicious Activity Report by Financial Institutions (see 31 CFR 1020.320, 1021.320, 1022.320, 1023.320, 1024.320, 1025.320, 1026.320, and 1029.320). OMB Number: 1506–0065.1 Form Number: FinCEN 111. Abstract: The statute generally referred to as the ‘‘Bank Secrecy Act,’’ Titles I and II of Public Law 91–508, as amended, codified at 12 U.S.C. 1829b, 12 U.S.C. 1951–1959, and 31 U.S.C. 5311–5332, authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury, among other things, to require financial institutions to keep records and file reports that are determined to have a high degree of usefulness in criminal, tax, and regulatory matters, or in the conduct of intelligence or counter-intelligence activities, to protect against international terrorism, and to implement anti-money laundering programs and compliance procedures.2 Regulations implementing Title II of the BSA appear at 31 CFR Chapter X. The authority of the Secretary to administer the BSA has been delegated to the Director of FinCEN.3 The information collected on the ‘‘report’’ is required to be provided pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 5318(g), as implemented by FinCEN regulations found at 31 CFR 1020.320, 1021.320, 1022.320, 1023.320, 1024.320, 1025.320, 1026.320, 1029.320. The information collected under this requirement is made available to appropriate agencies and organizations as disclosed in FinCEN’s Privacy Act System of Records Notice relating to BSA Reports.4 1 The SAR reporting requirements are currently covered under the following OMB Control numbers: 1506–0001 (Depository Institutions), 1506–0006 (Casinos and Card Clubs), 1506–0015 (Money Services Business), 1506–0019 (Securities and Futures Industries including Mutual Funds), 1506– 0029 (Insurance Companies), and 1506–0061 (Residential Mortgage Lenders and Originators). 2 Language expanding the scope of the BSA to intelligence or counter-intelligence activities to protect against international terrorism was added by Section 358 of the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (the USA PATRIOT Act), Public Law 107–56. 3 Treasury Order 180–01 (Sept. 26, 2002). 4 Department of the Treasury bureaus such as FinCEN renew their System of Records Notices every three years unless there is cause to amend them more frequently. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 154 (Monday, August 11, 2014)]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-18907]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2014-0070]


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 July 18, 2014, BNSF Railway (BNSF) 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. FRA assigned the 
petition Docket Number FRA-2014-0070.
    Specifically, BNSF seeks a temporary waiver of compliance from 49 
CFR 232.213(a). The current rule provides that ``a railroad may be 
permitted to move a train up to, but not exceeding, 1,500 miles between 
brake tests and inspections if the railroad designates a train as an 
extended haul train.'' BNSF requests relief to allow it to operate up 
to 1,800 miles between inspections.
    BNSF states that it requires this relief to ensure its continued 
ability to meet customer expectations for deliveries of coal 
(critically low stock piles), grain, and other commodities. Many of 
these commodities move in efficient unit train service, which is the 
subject of this waiver request. BNSF's operations are continuing to 
overcome the challenges originating with harsh winter weather, followed 
by frost heaves, saturated roadbeds, and a range of flooding events and 
mud boils; and the compounded effect that the prolonged weather 
conditions have had on BNSF's entire system and its network fluidity. 
These weather conditions, coupled with significant and sustained 
increases in volume in the second half of 2013, as well as high levels 
of seasonal demand late in 2013, have led to congestion across BNSF's 
network and a backlog on deliveries of critical commodities. 
Additionally, Amtrak's Empire Builder service across BNSF North lines 
experienced negative impacts on its on-time performance due to ongoing 
congestion; BNSF recognizes that FRA and general public is focused on 
Amtrak performance and continues to work to improve the Empire 
Builder's on-time service performance.
    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 Ave. 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 September 10, 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

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Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477).

    Issued in Washington, DC, on August 5, 2014.
Ron Hynes,
Director, Office of Safety Assurance and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2014-18907 Filed 8-8-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-06-P