Notice of Petition for Approval of a Railroad Safety Program Plan, 54343 [2014-21614]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 176 / Thursday, September 11, 2014 / Notices complete Privacy Act Statement can be found in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–19478), as well as at http://DocketsInfo.dot.gov. Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at http://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions for accessing the docket or go to the Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lynne S. Pickard, Senior Advisor for Environmental Policy, Office of Environment and Energy (AEE–6), Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267–3577; email lynne.pickard@faa.gov. 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Maurice, Executive Director, Office of Environment and Energy, Federal Aviation Administration. 54343 Issued in Washington, DC, on September 4, 2014. Ron Hynes, Director, Office of Safety Assurance and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2014–21614 Filed 9–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P [FR Doc. 2014–21698 Filed 9–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2012–0052] Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2014–0078] Notice of Petition for Approval of a Railroad Safety Program Plan The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is providing notice that it has received a petition for approval of a Railroad Safety Program Plan (RSPP) submitted pursuant to Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 236, Subpart H, Standards for Processor-Based Signal and Train Control Systems. The petition is listed below, including the party seeking approval, and the requisite docket number. FRA is not accepting comments on this RSPP. The Canadian Pacific Railway Company submitted a petition for approval of an RSPP. The petition, the RSPP, and any related documents have been placed in the requisite docket (FRA–2014–0078) and are available for public inspection. Interested parties are invited to review the RSPP and associated documents 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 on Federal Holidays. All documents in the public docket are available for inspection and copying on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. 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: PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 July 25, 2014, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for an extension of its waiver of compliance from the Federal hours of service requirement for train employees engaged in commuter or intercity rail passenger transportation at 49 CFR 228.405(b)(4). FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2012– 0052. In its petition, SEPTA seeks a waiver allowing travel time from a train employee’s home to all reporting points to count as time off duty. FRA’s current policy only allows travel time, at a designated home terminal, from an employee’s residence to a single fixed regular reporting point to be defined as commuting and time off duty. Travel time between a train employee’s residence and other than regular reporting points is considered deadheading and can count as time on duty. In support of its request, SEPTA submitted fatigue analysis of employee work schedules, arguing that safety would not be compromised by approving the waiver request. SEPTA also provided information that the waiver would be in the public interest, because of increased employee availability that would reduce the financial burden placed on this publicly funded commuter railroad. 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 E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 176 (Thursday, September 11, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2014-0078]


Notice of Petition for Approval of a Railroad Safety Program Plan

    The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is providing notice that 
it has received a petition for approval of a Railroad Safety Program 
Plan (RSPP) submitted pursuant to Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations 
Part 236, Subpart H, Standards for Processor-Based Signal and Train 
Control Systems. The petition is listed below, including the party 
seeking approval, and the requisite docket number. FRA is not accepting 
comments on this RSPP.
    The Canadian Pacific Railway Company submitted a petition for 
approval of an RSPP. The petition, the RSPP, and any related documents 
have been placed in the requisite docket (FRA-2014-0078) and are 
available for public inspection.
    Interested parties are invited to review the RSPP and associated 
documents 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 on Federal Holidays. All documents in the public 
docket are available for inspection and copying on the Internet at 
http://www.regulations.gov.
    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:

    Issued in Washington, DC, on September 4, 2014.
Ron Hynes,
Director, Office of Safety Assurance and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2014-21614 Filed 9-10-14; 8:45 am]
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