Petition for Waiver of Compliance, 46901-46902 [2014-18908]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 154 / Monday, August 11, 2014 / Notices contained at 31 CFR part 592 (‘‘Rough Diamond Control Regulations’’) (68 FR 45777, August 4, 2003). Section 6(b) of the Act requires the President to publish in the Federal Register a list of all Participants, and all Importing and Exporting Authorities of Participants, and to update the list as necessary. Section 2 of Executive Order 13312 of July 29, 2003 delegates this function to the Secretary of State. Section 3(7) of the Act defines ‘‘Participant’’ as a state, customs territory, or regional economic integration organization identified by the Secretary of State. Section 3(3) of the Act defines ‘‘Exporting Authority’’ as one or more entities designated by a Participant from whose territory a shipment of rough diamonds is being exported as having the authority to validate a Kimberley Process Certificate. 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This notice shall be published in the Federal Register. Catherine A. Novelli, Under Secretary of State, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2014–18976 Filed 8–8–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–07–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2014–0075] 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 Company (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–2014–0075. Specifically, BNSF seeks a waiver of compliance from 49 CFR 232.15, Movement of defective equipment. The current rule provides that ‘‘a railroad car or locomotive with one or more conditions not in compliance with this part may be used or hauled without civil penalty liability under this part only if all of the following conditions are met [including] the location to which the car or locomotive is being taken for repair is the nearest available location where necessary repairs can be performed on the line of the railroad where the car or locomotive was first found to be defective.’’ BNSF requests relief to allow it to operate single cars with air brakes cut out and a crew inspection through to the destination or the next inspection point as opposed to the current ‘‘nearest available location where necessary repairs can be performed.’’ BNSF states that it firmly believes that granting the requested relief will not E:\FR\FM\11AUN1.SGM 11AUN1 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

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 154 (Monday, August 11, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46901-46902]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-18908]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2014-0075]


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 Company (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-2014-0075.
    Specifically, BNSF seeks a waiver of compliance from 49 CFR 232.15, 
Movement of defective equipment. The current rule provides that ``a 
railroad car or locomotive with one or more conditions not in 
compliance with this part may be used or hauled without civil penalty 
liability under this part only if all of the following conditions are 
met [including] the location to which the car or locomotive is being 
taken for repair is the nearest available location where necessary 
repairs can be performed on the line of the railroad where the car or 
locomotive was first found to be defective.'' BNSF requests relief to 
allow it to operate single cars with air brakes cut out and a crew 
inspection through to the destination or the next inspection point as 
opposed to the current ``nearest available location where necessary 
repairs can be performed.''
    BNSF states that it firmly believes that granting the requested 
relief will not

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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, 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