Petition for Waiver of Compliance, 68752-68753 [2014-27218]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 68752 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 222 / Tuesday, November 18, 2014 / Notices see also Joint Statement of Agency Policy Concerning Shared Use of the Tracks of the General Railroad System by Conventional Railroads and Light Rail Transit Systems, 65 FR 42626 (July 10, 2000). Specifically, UTA requests relief from the following provisions of Title 49 of the CFR: Part 210—Railroad Noise Emission Compliance; Part 217— Railroad Operating Rules; Part 218— Railroad Operating Practices; Part 219— Control of Alcohol and Drug Use; Part 220—Railroad Communications; 221.13(d) and 221.14(a) (pertaining to rear end marking devices); 223.9(c), 223.15(c) and 223.17 (pertaining to safety glazing standards and emergency windows); certain aspects of Part 225— Railroad Accidents/Incidents; Part 228—Hours of Service (A–E); 229.46– 229.59, 229.61, 229.65, 229.71, 229.77(b), 229.125, 229.135 (pertaining to locomotive safety standards); 231.14 (pertaining to railroad safety appliance standards); 234.105 (pertaining to grade crossing signal systems safety and activation failures); 238.113, 238.115(b), 238.203, 238.205(b), 238.207, 238.209, 238.211, 238.213, 238.215, 238.217, 238.221, 238.229, 238.231, 238.233, 238.301–238.319 (pertaining to passenger equipment safety standards); Part 239—Passenger Rail Emergency Preparedness; Part 240—Qualification and Certification of Locomotive Engineers; Part 242—Conductor Certification. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Nov 17, 2014 Jkt 235001 • 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 2, 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). Issued in Washington, DC, on November 12, 2014. Ron Hynes, Director, Office of Technical Oversight. [FR Doc. 2014–27217 Filed 11–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2014–0106] Petition for Waiver of Compliance In accordance with Part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this provides the public notice that by a document dated October 16, 2014, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) Metro-North Railroad (MNCW) has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from several provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations. Specifically, MNCW requests relief from certain provisions of 49 CFR part 240, Qualification and Certification of Locomotive Engineers, and 49 CFR part 242, Qualification and Certification of Conductors. The request was assigned Docket Number FRA–2014–0106. The relief is contingent on MNCW’s implementation of and participation in the Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS) pilot project. MNCW seeks to shield reporting employees and the railroad from mandatory punitive sanctions that PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 would otherwise arise as provided in 49 CFR 240.117(e)(1)–(4); 240.305(a)(l)–(4) and (a)(6); 240.307; and 242.403(b), (c), (e)(1)–(4), (e)(6)–(11), and (f)(l)–(2). The C3RS pilot project encourages certified operating crew members to report close calls and protect the employees and the railroad from discipline or sanctions arising from the incidents reported per the C3RS Implementing Memorandum of Understanding. 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 within January 2, 2015 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 E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 222 / Tuesday, November 18, 2014 / Notices 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 November 12, 2014. Ron Hynes, Director of Technical Oversight. [FR Doc. 2014–27218 Filed 11–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Office of the Fiscal Assistant Secretary Departmental Office, Treasury. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of the Treasury invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on extension of an existing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– 13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). The Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning the Application, Reports, and Recordkeeping for the Direct Component and the Centers of Excellence Research Grants Program of the RESTORE Program. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before January 20, 2015 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, or any other aspect of the information collection, including tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Nov 17, 2014 Jkt 235001 suggestions for reducing the burden to Janet Vail, U.S. Department of the Treasury, RESTORE Act, Room 1132, Washington, DC 20220, or by email to restoreact@treasury.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to Janet Vail, U.S. Department of the Treasury, RESTORE Act, Room 1132, Washington, DC 20220, or by email to restoreact@treasury.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 1505–0250. Title: Application, Reports, and Recordkeeping for the Direct Component and the Centers of Excellence Research Grants Program of the RESTORE Program. Abstract: The Department of the Treasury administers the Direct Component and the Centers of Excellence Research Grants Program authorized under the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act (RESTORE). These programs require Treasury to make grants from the Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund to five States and certain Florida counties and Louisiana parishes impacted by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. The information collected will be used to identify eligible recipients; describe proposed activities; determine an appropriate amount of funding; ensure compliance with applicable laws; track grantee progress; and report on the effectiveness of the programs. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 68753 Affected Public: State and Local Governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 52. Estimated Annual Response: 557. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 6,864. Request for Comment: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. The public is invited to submit comments concerning: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) 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; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Dated: November 13, 2014. Dawn D. Wolfgang, Treasury PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–27229 Filed 11–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–25–P E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 222 (Tuesday, November 18, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68752-68753]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-27218]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2014-0106]


Petition for Waiver of Compliance

    In accordance with Part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations 
(CFR), this provides the public notice that by a document dated October 
16, 2014, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) Metro-North 
Railroad (MNCW) has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration 
(FRA) for a waiver of compliance from several provisions of the Federal 
railroad safety regulations. Specifically, MNCW requests relief from 
certain provisions of 49 CFR part 240, Qualification and Certification 
of Locomotive Engineers, and 49 CFR part 242, Qualification and 
Certification of Conductors. The request was assigned Docket Number 
FRA-2014-0106. The relief is contingent on MNCW's implementation of and 
participation in the Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C\3\RS) 
pilot project.
    MNCW seeks to shield reporting employees and the railroad from 
mandatory punitive sanctions that would otherwise arise as provided in 
49 CFR 240.117(e)(1)-(4); 240.305(a)(l)-(4) and (a)(6); 240.307; and 
242.403(b), (c), (e)(1)-(4), (e)(6)-(11), and (f)(l)-(2).
    The C\3\RS pilot project encourages certified operating crew 
members to report close calls and protect the employees and the 
railroad from discipline or sanctions arising from the incidents 
reported per the C\3\RS Implementing Memorandum of Understanding.
    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 within January 2, 2015 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

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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 November 12, 2014.
Ron Hynes,
Director of Technical Oversight.
[FR Doc. 2014-27218 Filed 11-17-14; 8:45 am]
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