Petition for Waiver of Compliance, 58028-58029 [2014-22875]

Download as PDF 58028 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2014–0084] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD 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 (CFR) and 49 U.S.C. 20502(a), this document provides the public notice that by a document dated August 12, 2014, Norfolk Southern Corporation (NS) 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– 0084. Applicants: Norfolk Southern Corporation, Mr. Brian L. Sykes, Chief Engineer C&S Engineering, 1200 Peachtree Street NE., Atlanta, GA 30309. NS seeks approval of the proposed retirement of Control Point (CP) 145 and the discontinuance of the traffic control system (TCS) on the Miami Outbound Track, Milepost (MP) CJ 144.7 to MP CJ 145.2; Miami Inbound Track, MP QZ 0.0 to MP QZ 0.85; Alton Outbound Track, MP CJ 145.2 to MP CJ 146.2; and the Alton Inbound Track, MP CJ 145.81 to MP CJ 146.2; and on the Buckeye Yard Branch and Dayton District of the NS Lake Division, North Alton, OH. The reason given for the proposed changes is that Buckeye Yard is no longer used as a classification yard and the existing operating rules and CP are no longer required for railroad operations. All tracks listed above will be designated ‘‘yard limits’’ under NS Operating Rule 137. Switch 1 at CP 145 will be converted to a hand-thrown switch and all signals will be removed. 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 Sep<11>2014 19:14 Sep 25, 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 November 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 September 22, 2014. Ron Hynes, Director, Office of Safety Assurance and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2014–22877 Filed 9–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2012–0068] Petition for Waiver of Compliance In accordance with Part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations, this document provides the public notice that by a letter dated June 30, 2014, Housatonic Railroad Company, Inc. (HRRC) has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for an extension of its waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal hours of service laws contained at 49 U.S.C. 21103(a)(4). FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2012– 0068. PO 00000 Frm 00160 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 In its petition, HRRC seeks relief from 49 U.S.C. 21103(a)(4), which in part requires a train employee to receive 48 hours off-duty after initiating an on-duty period of 6 consecutive days. Specifically, HRRC seeks a waiver to allow a train employee to initiate an onduty period, each day, for 6 consecutive days, followed by 24 hours off duty. In support of its request, HRRC explained that all employees covered by the waiver have regular work schedules, do not layover at away-from-home locations, and work well below the Federal 276-hour monthly limit. HRRC also explained that the waiver has not had a negative impact on safety since being approved 2 years ago. 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 November 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 E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Notices 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 22, 2014. Ron Hynes, Director, Office of Technical Oversight. 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 22, 2014. Ron Hynes, Director, Office of Safety Assurance and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2014–22876 Filed 9–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P [FR Doc. 2014–22875 Filed 9–25–14; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number NHTSA–2014–0100] [Docket Number FRA–2014–0078] Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements Notice of Petition for Approval of a Railroad Safety Program Plan mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4910–06–P AGENCY: 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT. ACTION: Request for public comment on a proposed collection of information. Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections. This document describes one collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 25, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments [Identified by DOT Docket No. NHTSA– 2014–0100] by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12– 140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Telephone: 1–800–647–5527. • Fax: 202–493–2251. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and docket number for this proposed collection of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00161 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58029 information. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading below. Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all 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.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–78) or you may visit http:// DocketInfo.dot.gov. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets. Alternately, you may visit in person the Docket Management Facility at the street address listed above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Coleman Sachs, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance (NVS–223), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, West Building–4th Floor–Room W43– 481, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Mr. Sachs’ telephone number is (202) 366–3151. Please identify the relevant collection of information by referring to its OMB Control Number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before an agency submits a proposed collection of information to OMB for approval, it must first publish a document in the Federal Register providing a 60-day comment period and otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of information. The OMB has promulgated regulations describing what must be included in such a document. Under OMB’s regulation (at 5 CFR 1320.8(d)), an agency must ask for public comment on the following: (i) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (ii) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) How to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (iv) How to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 187 (Friday, September 26, 2014)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-22875]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2012-0068]


Petition for Waiver of Compliance

    In accordance with Part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal 
Regulations, this document provides the public notice that by a letter 
dated June 30, 2014, Housatonic Railroad Company, Inc. (HRRC) has 
petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for an extension 
of its waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal 
hours of service laws contained at 49 U.S.C. 21103(a)(4). FRA assigned 
the petition Docket Number FRA-2012-0068.
    In its petition, HRRC seeks relief from 49 U.S.C. 21103(a)(4), 
which in part requires a train employee to receive 48 hours off-duty 
after initiating an on-duty period of 6 consecutive days. Specifically, 
HRRC seeks a waiver to allow a train employee to initiate an on-duty 
period, each day, for 6 consecutive days, followed by 24 hours off 
duty. In support of its request, HRRC explained that all employees 
covered by the waiver have regular work schedules, do not layover at 
away-from-home locations, and work well below the Federal 276-hour 
monthly limit. HRRC also explained that the waiver has not had a 
negative impact on safety since being approved 2 years ago.
    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 November 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

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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 22, 2014.
Ron Hynes,
Director, Office of Technical Oversight.
[FR Doc. 2014-22875 Filed 9-25-14; 8:45 am]
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