Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System, 51393-51394 [2014-20511]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 167 / Thursday, August 28, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2014–0071] pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System In accordance with Part 235 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations and 49 U.S.C. 20502(a), this document provides the public notice that by a document dated June 5, 2014, the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) seeking approval for the discontinuance or modification of a signal system. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2014–0071. Applicant: National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Mr. E. Keith Holt, Deputy Chief Engineer, Communications & Signals, Engineering Department, 4th Floor, 30th and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Amtrak seeks approval of the proposed discontinuance and removal of automatic block signals and replacement of them with a cab signalonly system between County Interlocking, Milepost (MP) 32.8, in New Brunswick, NJ, and Ham Interlocking, MP 55.7, in Trenton, NJ, on Amtrak’s Northeast Division West, formerly the New York Division. The tracks involved are Main Tracks 1 through 4. All four main tracks will be signaled in both directions using a cab signal without wayside signals system. The reason given for the proposed changes is that this work is associated with the work being done under a highspeed rail grant from FRA for Amtrak to make improvements in the affected area and eventually raise passenger train speeds up to 160 mph. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:14 Aug 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 October 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 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 20, 2014. Ron Hynes, Director, Office of Safety Assurance and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2014–20510 Filed 8–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2014–0079] Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System In accordance with Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 235 and 49 U.S.C. 20502(a), this document provides the public notice that by a document dated July 14, 2014, Watco Companies LLC (Watco), as the owner and operator of the Blue Ridge Southern Railroad LLC (BLU), has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) seeking approval for the discontinuance or modification of a signal system. FRA PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51393 assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2014–0079. Applicant: Watco Companies LLC, Mr. Anthony Cox, Vice President of Engineering, 315 East Third Street, Pittsburg, KS 66762. Watco seeks approval of the proposed discontinuance of the automatic block signal system, between Asheville, Milepost (MP) 1.00, and East Naples, NC, MP 14.7. The reason given for the proposed changes is that train traffic is expected to be light on this section of track with only one train per day using the line, with no increases in train traffic in the foreseeable future. A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications concerning the petition, is available for online review 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 on Federal Holidays. Communications received by October 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 document, if E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1 51394 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 167 / Thursday, August 28, 2014 / Notices 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 25, 2014. Ron Hynes, Director, Office of Safety Assurance and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2014–20511 Filed 8–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2003–15513] pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD 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 received on April 16, 2014, Sunflour Railroad Inc./ Denver Rock Island Railroad has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR 223.11, Requirements for existing locomotives. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2003–15513. The Sunflour Railroad Inc./Denver Rock Island Railroad (SNR) of Commerce City, Colorado, petitioned for a permanent waiver of compliance for one locomotive (SNR 61) from 49 CFR 223.11(c), which requires certified glazing in all windows. The locomotive is equipped with automotive-type safety glass that is in good condition with no discoloration. SNR operates over 26.3 miles of excepted track in primarily rural territory at speeds not exceeding 10 mph. There has been no instance of vandalism from the time the original waiver was granted in 2003. As stated in the original petition for waiver in 2003, SNR considers that the expense of retrofitting the locomotive to comply with FRA safety glazing standards would impose an undue financial burden on the company to protect against situations it does not encounter. 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:14 Aug 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 October 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 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 20, 2014. Ron Hynes, Director, Office of Safety Assurance and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2014–20507 Filed 8–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2002–13490] Petition for Waiver of Compliance In accordance with part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 this document provides the public notice that by a document dated May 20, 2014, the Lake Superior Railroad Museum (LSRM) has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR 223.11, Requirements for existing locomotives. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2002–13490. The LSRM, formerly the Lake Superior Museum of Transportation, of Duluth, MN, is a nonprofit corporation under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The LSRM collects and displays significant historical railroad equipment and, as part of its interpretation program, operates excursion trains with selected antique items of rolling stock. The LSRM has petitioned for a permanent waiver of compliance for its Erie Mining diesel locomotive, Number 4211, from the railroad safety glazing standards contained at 49 CFR part 223, which require certified glazing in all windows and a minimum of four emergency windows. This locomotive was built by General Motors in 1956 and was restored to operation by museum staff and volunteers. The railroad operates on 26-mile line of the North Shore Scenic Railroad between Duluth and Two Harbors, MN. The LSRM indicates that there has been no instance of vandalism and professes financial burden in retrofitting the locomotive to comply with FRA safety glazing standards. 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: E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 167 (Thursday, August 28, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51393-51394]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20511]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2014-0079]


Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or 
Modification of a Railroad Signal System

    In accordance with Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 235 
and 49 U.S.C. 20502(a), this document provides the public notice that 
by a document dated July 14, 2014, Watco Companies LLC (Watco), as the 
owner and operator of the Blue Ridge Southern Railroad LLC (BLU), has 
petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) seeking approval 
for the discontinuance or modification of a signal system. FRA assigned 
the petition Docket Number FRA-2014-0079.
    Applicant: Watco Companies LLC, Mr. Anthony Cox, Vice President of 
Engineering, 315 East Third Street, Pittsburg, KS 66762.
    Watco seeks approval of the proposed discontinuance of the 
automatic block signal system, between Asheville, Milepost (MP) 1.00, 
and East Naples, NC, MP 14.7.
    The reason given for the proposed changes is that train traffic is 
expected to be light on this section of track with only one train per 
day using the line, with no increases in train traffic in the 
foreseeable future.
    A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications 
concerning the petition, is available for online review 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 on Federal Holidays.
    Communications received by October 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 document, 
if

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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 25, 2014.
Ron Hynes,
Director, Office of Safety Assurance and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2014-20511 Filed 8-27-14; 8:45 am]
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