Notice of Petition for Approval of Positive Train Control Safety Plan, 62705-62706 [2014-24745]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 202 / Monday, October 20, 2014 / Notices Train Control Systems, Devices, and Appliances. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2014–0101. Specifically, SMART seeks temporary relief from the requirements of 49 CFR 236.0—Applicability, minimum requirements, and penalties. SMART proposes to perform acceptance testing of new diesel multiple units (DMUs) at speeds of up to 79 miles per hour (MPH) on trackage without a block signal system, as required in 49 CFR 236.0(c)(2). SMART is scheduled to receive its pilot two-car set of DMUs in February 2015. However, SMART’s Enhanced Automatic Train Control (E–ATC) system is not scheduled to be commissioned until 2016. SMART seeks permission to perform limited nonrevenue testing of its new fleet of DMUs at a speed not to exceed 79 mph, solely on a remote 6.3-mile segment of track, absent the installation of a block signal system. SMART is seeking to perform testing under this temporary waiver until its E–ATC system is fully commissioned. SMART has submitted a test plan with its petition that outlines the safety procedures that are to be in place during the testing. 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., 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Oct 17, 2014 Jkt 235001 • 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 December 4, 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 October 14, 2014. Ron Hynes, Director, Office of Technical Oversight. [FR Doc. 2014–24751 Filed 10–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2010–0056] Notice of Petition for Approval of Positive Train Control Safety Plan In accordance with Part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this document provides the public notice that by a document dated August 29, 2014, BNSF Railway (BNSF) has petitioned for approval of its Positive Train Control Safety Plan (PTCSP) submitted pursuant to the Federal railroad safety regulations contained in 49 CFR part 236, Subpart I, Positive Train Control Systems. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2010– 0056. BNSF seeks approval of its PTCSP and system certification for its implementation of the Interoperable Electronic Train Management System (I–ETMS) in accordance with 49 CFR 236.1009, Procedural requirements. BNSF asserts that the PTCSP demonstrates that I–ETMS has been designed as a vital overlay PTC system in compliance with 49 CFR 236.1015, PTC Safety Plan content requirements and PTC System Certification. The PTCSP describes the BNSF I–ETMS implementation and the associated I–ETMS safety processes; safety PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62705 analyses; and test, validation, and verification processes used during development of I–ETMS. The PTCSP also contains BNSF’s operational and support requirements and procedures. 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 January 20, 2015 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). E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1 62706 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 202 / Monday, October 20, 2014 / Notices Issued in Washington, DC, on October 14, 2014. Ron Hynes, Director, Office of Technical Oversight. [FR Doc. 2014–24745 Filed 10–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. DOT–MARAD 2014—0135] Request for Comments of a Previously Approved Information Collection: Application and Reporting Elements for Participation in the Maritime Security Program Notice and request for comments. ACTION: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on July 7, 2014 (Federal Register 38354, Vol. 79, No. 129). DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before November 19, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bill Kurfehs, 202–366–2318, Office of Sealift Support, Maritime Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, 20590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Maritime Administration (MARAD) Title: Application and Reporting Elements for Participation in the Maritime Security Program. OMB Control Number: 2133–0525. Type of Request: Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection. Abstract: The Maritime Security Act of 2003, extended under Section 3508 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013, Public Law 112– 239, provides for the enrollment of qualified vessels in the Maritime Security Program Fleet. Applications and amendments are used to select vessels for the fleet. Periodic reporting is used to monitor adherence of contractors to program parameters. Expiration Date of Approval: Three years from date of approval by the Office of Management and Budget. Affected Public: Vessel Operators. Estimated Number of Respondents: 15. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Oct 17, 2014 Jkt 235001 Estimated Number of Responses: 195. Annual Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 210. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. Comments are invited on: whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.93. Dated: October 14, 2014. Julie P. Agarwal, Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2014–24799 Filed 10–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [Docket No. DOT–MARAD 2014—0134] Request for Comments of a Previously Approved Information Collection: Determination of Fair and Reasonable Rates for the Carriage of Agricultural Cargoes on U.S. Commercial Vessels Notice and request for comments. ACTION: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on July 7, 2014 (Federal Register Vol. 79, No 129, 38355). DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before November 19, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Albert Bratton, Telephone Number: (202) 366–5769, Office of Financial Approvals, Maritime Administration, PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Determination of Fair and Reasonable Rates for the Carriage of Agricultural Cargoes on U.S. Commercial Vessels—46 CFR. OMB Control Number: 2133–0514. Type of Request: Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection. Abstract: This collection of information requires U.S.-flag operators to submit annual vessel operating costs and capital costs data to Maritime Administration officials. The information is used by the Maritime Administration in determining fair and reasonable guideline rates for the carriage of preference cargoes on U.S.flag vessels. In addition, U.S.-flag vessel operators are required to submit Post Voyage Reports to the Maritime Administration after completion of a cargo preference voyage. Affected Public: U.S. citizens who own and operate U.S.-flag vessels. Estimated Number of Respondents: 51. Estimated Number of Responses: 102. Annual Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 306. Send comments regarding the burden estimate, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to the Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. ADDRESSES: Maritime Administration SUMMARY: U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.93. Dated: October 14, 2014. Julie P. Agarwal, Secretary, Maritime Administration. [FR Doc. 2014–24822 Filed 10–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 202 (Monday, October 20, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 62705-62706]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2010-0056]


Notice of Petition for Approval of Positive Train Control Safety 
Plan

    In accordance with Part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations 
(CFR), this document provides the public notice that by a document 
dated August 29, 2014, BNSF Railway (BNSF) has petitioned for approval 
of its Positive Train Control Safety Plan (PTCSP) submitted pursuant to 
the Federal railroad safety regulations contained in 49 CFR part 236, 
Subpart I, Positive Train Control Systems. FRA assigned the petition 
Docket Number FRA-2010-0056.
    BNSF seeks approval of its PTCSP and system certification for its 
implementation of the Interoperable Electronic Train Management System 
(I-ETMS) in accordance with 49 CFR 236.1009, Procedural requirements. 
BNSF asserts that the PTCSP demonstrates that I-ETMS has been designed 
as a vital overlay PTC system in compliance with 49 CFR 236.1015, PTC 
Safety Plan content requirements and PTC System Certification. The 
PTCSP describes the BNSF I-ETMS implementation and the associated I-
ETMS safety processes; safety analyses; and test, validation, and 
verification processes used during development of I-ETMS. The PTCSP 
also contains BNSF's operational and support requirements and 
procedures.
    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 January 20, 2015 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).


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    Issued in Washington, DC, on October 14, 2014.
Ron Hynes,
Director, Office of Technical Oversight.
[FR Doc. 2014-24745 Filed 10-17-14; 8:45 am]
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