Petition for Waiver of Compliance, 54343-54344 [2014-21616]

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 54344 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 176 / Thursday, September 11, 2014 / Notices 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 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 comment, 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. 2014–21616 Filed 9–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Docket Number FRA–2009–0096] Petition for Amending 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 April 10, 2014, the NJ Transit Rail Operation (NJTR) has petitioned the Federal VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:29 Sep 10, 2014 Jkt 232001 Railroad Administration (FRA) for an extension of a waiver granted in Docket Number FRA–2009–0096 on November 18, 2009, that provided relief from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR part 240, Qualification and Certification of Locomotive Engineers, for a period of 5 years. The waiver extension would be contingent on the railroad’s continued participation in the Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS) pilot project. The April 10, 2014, letter provides that the Implementing Memorandum of Agreement (IMOU) dated June 11, 2009, and all subsequent amendments that govern the C3RS pilot program will be modified and replaced. The new IMOU is dated August 20, 2014, and is based on a revised template provided by FRA. The new IMOU provides similar provisions to those of the current IMOU with three changes: 1. The addition of Article 3.2 will extend protections to tenant locomotive engineers and conductors in tenant/host operations on the NJTR system. 2. Article 6.4 will permit relief for all covered events under the FRA reporting threshold pursuant with 49 CFR 225, Railroad Accidents/Incidents: Reports Classification, and Investigation. 3. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will replace the Bureau of Transportation Statistics as the third participating party. NJTR; the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen; and Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers Transportation Division seek to shield the reporting employees and the railroad from punitive sanctions that would otherwise arise as provided in selected sections of 49 CFR 240.307, Revocation of certification, to encourage locomotive engineer reporting of close calls and to protect locomotive engineers and NJTR from discipline or sanctions arising from the incidents reported pursuant to the new IMOU. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 within October 14, 2014 of the date of this notice 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. 2014–21617 Filed 9–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2012–0056] Petition for Amending 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 April 10, 2014, the NJ Transit Rail Operation (NJTR) has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for an E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2012-0052]


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

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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 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 comment, 
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. 2014-21616 Filed 9-10-14; 8:45 am]
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