Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System, 58028 [2014-22877]

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

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 187 (Friday, September 26, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2014-0084]


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 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]
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