Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System, 62702 [2014-24750]

Download as PDF 62702 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 202 / Monday, October 20, 2014 / Notices 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 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. 2014–24748 Filed 10–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2014–0095] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD 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 and 49 U.S.C. 20502(a), this document provides the public notice that by a document dated September 5, 2014, the Wisconsin Central Limited (WC) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) seeking approval for the discontinuance or modification of a signal system. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2014–0095. Applicant: Wisconsin Central Limited, Mr. Thomas L. Brasseur, Manager S&C, Engineering Department, Southern Region, 1625 Depot Street, Stevens Point, WI 54481. WC, a subsidiary of Canadian National Railway (CN), seeks approval of the proposed discontinuance and removal of a traffic control system (TCS) between Milepost (MP) 162.9, South Ranier, and MP 161.8, Van Lynn, on the Rainy Subdivision, Ranier, MN. TCS will be removed and listed limits will be operated per CN’s U.S. Operating Rules, VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Oct 17, 2014 Jkt 235001 Rule 520, Yard limits. New TCS limits will begin and end at Van Lynn. The reason given for the proposed changes is to allow Canadian train crews more headroom to avoid blocking Spruce Street in Ranier. Currently, Canadian train crews cannot operate into United States TCS territory; therefore, Canadian crews have to be relieved by a United States crew to move the train. This changing of crews adds to the length of time that Spruce Street is blocked. In addition, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has a new inspection facility and requires more room to remove containers for inspection. This creates the need for a crew change to move the train far enough for this action to take place. 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. • 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 PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 2014–24750 Filed 10–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2014–0087] 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 document dated September 5, 2014, Rouge Valley Terminal Railroad Corporation (RVTC) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR part 223, Safety Glazing Standards—Locomotives, Passenger Cars and Cabooses. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2014–0087. RVTC petitioned for a waiver of compliance for one locomotive from the requirements of 49 CFR 223.11, Requirements for existing locomotives, that requires certified glazing in all locations. The subject locomotive is a leased Electro-Motive Diesel Model SW1200 locomotive built in 1949 and bearing the number WRIX 82. This locomotive is operated over 9.5 miles of RVTC track and 2 miles of Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad track (for interchange of freight cars), all within the Medford Industrial Park in White City, OR. Speeds do not exceed 10 mph. It is equipped with glazing that meets an ASI rating of AS–1. This locomotive has been operating over the same trackage under a glazing waiver per Docket Number FRA–2005–23332, issued to former operator White City Terminal and Utility Railway, for the last 8 years with no incidents of vandalism to the glazing or any other railroad property. This new waiver petition was necessitated by a change in corporate ownership. RVTC also cites economic E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 202 (Monday, October 20, 2014)]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-24750]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2014-0095]


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 
and 49 U.S.C. 20502(a), this document provides the public notice that 
by a document dated September 5, 2014, the Wisconsin Central Limited 
(WC) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) seeking 
approval for the discontinuance or modification of a signal system. FRA 
assigned the petition Docket Number FRA-2014-0095.
    Applicant: Wisconsin Central Limited, Mr. Thomas L. Brasseur, 
Manager S&C, Engineering Department, Southern Region, 1625 Depot 
Street, Stevens Point, WI 54481.
    WC, a subsidiary of Canadian National Railway (CN), seeks approval 
of the proposed discontinuance and removal of a traffic control system 
(TCS) between Milepost (MP) 162.9, South Ranier, and MP 161.8, Van 
Lynn, on the Rainy Subdivision, Ranier, MN. TCS will be removed and 
listed limits will be operated per CN's U.S. Operating Rules, Rule 520, 
Yard limits. New TCS limits will begin and end at Van Lynn.
    The reason given for the proposed changes is to allow Canadian 
train crews more headroom to avoid blocking Spruce Street in Ranier. 
Currently, Canadian train crews cannot operate into United States TCS 
territory; therefore, Canadian crews have to be relieved by a United 
States crew to move the train. This changing of crews adds to the 
length of time that Spruce Street is blocked. In addition, U.S. Customs 
and Border Protection has a new inspection facility and requires more 
room to remove containers for inspection. This creates the need for a 
crew change to move the train far enough for this action to take place.
    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.
     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. 2014-24750 Filed 10-17-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-06-P