Petition for Waiver of Compliance, 54346-54347 [2014-21612]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 54346 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 176 / Thursday, September 11, 2014 / Notices 222.59(a)(1) to allow the use of a wayside horn at a pedestrian crossing and Appendix E to 49 CFR part 222, Paragraphs 4 and 6, to allow a minimum sound level of 80 dB(A) when measured 20 feet from the crossing gate and that a wayside horn does not need to be directed toward approaching traffic. • Option 3—Establish a New Quiet Zone Without a Public Highway-Rail Crossing. The City requests a waiver from the definition of a new quiet zone as found in 49 CFR 222.9 so that a new quiet zone could be established without a public highway-rail grade crossing. Option 3 also requests that waivers be granted from the following regulations: 49 CFR 222.25(b)(1) and (2) so that an additional diagnostic team evaluation is not necessary at the private highway-rail crossing, 49 CFR 222.27(b) and (c) so that additional diagnostic team evaluations are not necessary at the six pedestrian crossings, 49 CFR 222.43(a)(1) so that a Notice of Intent is not necessary, and 49 CFR 222.39(b)(3) to allow a 20-day comment period instead of a 60-day comment period on a public authority application for FRA approval. 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:29 Sep 10, 2014 Jkt 232001 and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Communications received by October 27, 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 September 4, 2014. Ron Hynes, Director, Office of Technical Oversight. [FR Doc. 2014–21613 Filed 9–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2014–0085] 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, June 10, 2014, the Association of American Railroads, on behalf of CSX Transportation, Inc., the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Norfolk Southern Railway Company, and Union Pacific Railroad Company, (collectively, ‘‘petitioners’’) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR 236.586, Daily or after trip test, and § 236.588, Periodic test. Section 236.586(a) provides that, except where tests prescribed by § 236.588 are performed at intervals of not more than 2 months, each locomotive equipped with an automatic cab signal or train stop or train control device operating in equipped territory shall be inspected for damage to the equipment and tested at least once each calendar day or within 24 hours before departure upon each trip. Section 236.588 provides that, except as provided in § 236.586, periodic test of the automatic train stop, train control, or cab signal apparatus shall be made at least once every 92 PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 days, and on multiple-unit cars as specified by the carrier, subject to approval by FRA. The petitioners request to be permitted to increase the time between inspections to 184 days for a 5-year period. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2014– 0085. The petitioners note that today’s automatic train stop, train control, and cab signal apparatus use microprocessor-based technology. This technology provides enhanced safety because the microprocessor-based system has diagnostics that monitor the functioning of cab signal equipment and records faults, particularly with respect to features relevant to the periodic inspection. Major faults are instantly addressed; minor faults are addressed through later data analysis. In some cases, railroads have the capability of analyzing the data remotely, without the need for the locomotive to be shopped; and if the system detects a failure, the system goes into fail-safe mode and triggers a penalty air brake application. Performing signal inspections pursuant to 49 CFR 236.588 in conjunction with and under the same schedule as the locomotive inspections under 49 CFR 229.23(b) would increase efficiency without compromising safety. 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. 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. E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 176 / Thursday, September 11, 2014 / Notices • 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 27, 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 September 4, 2014. Ron Hynes, Director, Office of Technical Oversight. [FR Doc. 2014–21612 Filed 9–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Fiscal Service Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds: Amendment— Integrand Assurance Company Bureau of the Fiscal Service, Fiscal Service, Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This is Supplement No. 1 to the Treasury Department Circular 570, 2014 Revision, published July 1, 2014, at 79 FR 37398. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Surety Bond Branch at (202) 874–6850. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The underwriting limitation for INTEGRAND ASSURANCE COMPANY, which was listed in the Treasury Department Circular 570, published on July 1, 2014, is hereby amended to read $8,267,000. Federal bond-approving officers should annotate their reference copies of the Treasury Department Circular 570 (‘‘Circular’’), 2014 Revision, to reflect this change. The Circular may be viewed and downloaded through the Internet at http://www.fms.treas.gov/c570. Questions concerning this notice may be directed to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:29 Sep 10, 2014 Jkt 232001 Service, Financial Accounting and Services Branch, Surety Bond Branch, 3700 East-West Highway, Room 6F01, Hyattsville, MD 20782. Kevin McIntyre, Manager, Financial Accounting Services Branch. [FR Doc. 2014–21670 Filed 9–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–35–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Form 5713 and Schedules A, B, and C (Form 5713) Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13(44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Form 5713, International Boycott Report. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before November 10, 2014 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Christie Preston, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the form and instructions should be directed to Martha R. Brinson, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6129, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20224, or through the Internet at Martha.R.Brinson@irs.gov SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: International Boycott Report. OMB Number: 1545–0216. Form Number: 5713, and Schedules A, B, and C (Form 5713). Abstract: Form 5713 and related Schedules A, B, and C are used by any entity that has operations in a ‘‘boycotting’’ country. If that entity cooperates with or participates in an international boycott, it may lose a portion of the following benefits: The foreign tax credit, deferral of income of a controlled foreign corporation, deferral of income of a domestic international sales corporation, or SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 54347 deferral of income of a foreign sales corporation. The IRS uses Form 5713 to determine if any of these benefits should be lost. The information is also used as the basis for a report to the Congress. Current Actions: There are no changes being made to the form at this time. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations, and individuals. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,584. Estimated Time per Respondent: 48 hours, 24 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 69,495. The following paragraph applies to all of the collections of information covered by this notice: An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to a collection of information must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any internal revenue law. Generally, tax returns and tax return information are confidential, as required by 26 U.S.C. 6103. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Approved: September 3, 2014. Christie Preston, IRS Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–21593 Filed 9–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2014-0085]


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, June 10, 2014, the Association of American Railroads, on behalf 
of CSX Transportation, Inc., the National Railroad Passenger 
Corporation, Norfolk Southern Railway Company, and Union Pacific 
Railroad Company, (collectively, ``petitioners'') petitioned the 
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from 
certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained 
at 49 CFR 236.586, Daily or after trip test, and Sec.  236.588, 
Periodic test. Section 236.586(a) provides that, except where tests 
prescribed by Sec.  236.588 are performed at intervals of not more than 
2 months, each locomotive equipped with an automatic cab signal or 
train stop or train control device operating in equipped territory 
shall be inspected for damage to the equipment and tested at least once 
each calendar day or within 24 hours before departure upon each trip. 
Section 236.588 provides that, except as provided in Sec.  236.586, 
periodic test of the automatic train stop, train control, or cab signal 
apparatus shall be made at least once every 92 days, and on multiple-
unit cars as specified by the carrier, subject to approval by FRA. The 
petitioners request to be permitted to increase the time between 
inspections to 184 days for a 5-year period. FRA assigned the petition 
Docket Number FRA-2014-0085.
    The petitioners note that today's automatic train stop, train 
control, and cab signal apparatus use microprocessor-based technology. 
This technology provides enhanced safety because the microprocessor-
based system has diagnostics that monitor the functioning of cab signal 
equipment and records faults, particularly with respect to features 
relevant to the periodic inspection. Major faults are instantly 
addressed; minor faults are addressed through later data analysis. In 
some cases, railroads have the capability of analyzing the data 
remotely, without the need for the locomotive to be shopped; and if the 
system detects a failure, the system goes into fail-safe mode and 
triggers a penalty air brake application.
    Performing signal inspections pursuant to 49 CFR 236.588 in 
conjunction with and under the same schedule as the locomotive 
inspections under 49 CFR 229.23(b) would increase efficiency without 
compromising safety.
    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.
    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.

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     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 27, 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 September 4, 2014.
Ron Hynes,
Director, Office of Technical Oversight.
[FR Doc. 2014-21612 Filed 9-10-14; 8:45 am]
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