Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System, 68750-68751 [2014-27219]

Download as PDF 68750 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 222 / Tuesday, November 18, 2014 / Notices Summary of Information Collections (1) Title: Disaster Business Application. Description of Respondents: Disaster Recovery Victims. Form Number: SBA Forms 5 & 1368. Estimated Annual Respondents: 6,608. Estimated Annual Responses: 6,608. Estimated Annual Hour Burden: 15,414. Copies: A copy of the Form OMB 83–1, supporting statement, and other documents submitted to OMB for review may be obtained from the Agency Clearance Officer. Curtis B. Rich, Management Analyst. [FR Doc. 2014–27260 Filed 11–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Summary Notice No. PE–2014–127] Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of petition for exemption received. AGENCY: This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public’s awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA’s regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition. DATES: Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket number and must be received on or before December 8, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may send comments identified by Docket Number FAA– 2014–0606 using any of the following methods: • Government-wide rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Send comments to the Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Fax: Fax comments to the Docket Management Facility at 202–493–2251. • Hand Delivery: Bring comments to the Docket Management Facility in tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Nov 17, 2014 Jkt 235001 Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Privacy: We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. Using the search function of our docket Web site, anyone can find and read the comments received into any of our dockets, including the name of the individual sending the comment (or signing the comment for 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). Docket: To read background documents or comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov at any time or to the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Robeson, ARM–210, Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Rulemaking, 800 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20591; email Brenda.Robeson@faa.gov; (202) 267– 4712. This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. Issued in Washington, DC, on November 12, 2014. Lirio Liu, Director, Office of Rulemaking. Petition for Exemption Docket No.: FAA–2014–0606. Petitioner: Michael Starck. Section of 14 CFR Affected: 14 CFR 61.33 (b)(1). Description of Relief Sought: Michael Starck requests relief from section 61.133(b)(1). The relief sought would allow Mr. Starck to carry passengers for hire, in an airplane and at night, without holding an airplane-instrument rating on his commercial pilot certificate. [FR Doc. 2014–27224 Filed 11–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2014–0114] 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 October 20, 2014, Union Pacific Railroad (UP) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) seeking approval for the discontinuance or modification of a signal system. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2014–0114. Applicant: Union Pacific Railroad, Mr. Neal Hathaway, AVP Engineering– Signal, 1400 Douglas Street, MS 0910, Omaha, NE 68179. UP seeks approval of the discontinuance of Control Point K905 at Milepost 4.9, Armourdale, KS, on the Kansas City Metro Kansas Subdivision. All signals will be discontinued and all power-operated switches will be converted to hand operation. The purpose of the discontinuance is to reestablish remote control locomotive operations through this area. 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 E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 222 / Tuesday, November 18, 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 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 of Technical Oversight. [FR Doc. 2014–27219 Filed 11–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2000–7257, Notice No. 78] Railroad Safety Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Announcement of Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC) Meeting. AGENCY: FRA announces the fiftysecond meeting of the RSAC, a Federal Advisory Committee that develops railroad safety regulations through a consensus process. The RSAC meeting topics will include opening remarks from the FRA Administrator, and status reports will be provided by the Tourist and Historic, Recording Devices, and Rail Integrity Working Groups. A status report will also be provided by the Engineering Task Force. FRA will propose a new task for committee consideration regarding remotely controlled locomotives. This agenda is subject to change, including the possible addition of further proposed tasks. DATES: The RSAC meeting is scheduled to commence at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Nov 17, 2014 Jkt 235001 December 4, 2014, and will adjourn by 4:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The RSAC meeting will be held at the National Housing Center, 1201 15th Street NW., Washington, DC 20005. The meeting is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis and is accessible to individuals with disabilities. Sign and oral interpretation can be made available if requested 10 calendar days before the meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenton Kilgore, Acting RSAC Administrative Officer/Coordinator, FRA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Mailstop 25, Washington, DC 20590, (202) 493–6286; or Jamie Rennert, Deputy Associate Administrator for Regulatory and Legislative Operations, Office of Railroad Safety, FRA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Mailstop 25, Washington, DC 20590, (202) 493–6474. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463), FRA is giving notice of a meeting of the RSAC. The RSAC was established to provide advice and recommendations to FRA on railroad safety matters. The RSAC is composed of 62 voting representatives from 36 member organizations, representing various rail industry perspectives. In addition, there are non-voting advisory representatives from the agencies with railroad safety regulatory responsibility in Canada and Mexico, the National Transportation Safety Board, and the Federal Transit Administration. The diversity of the Committee ensures the requisite range of views and expertise necessary to discharge its responsibilities. See the RSAC Web site for details on prior RSAC activities and pending tasks at http://rsac.fra.dot.gov/. Please refer to the notice published in the Federal Register on March 11, 1996 (61 FR 9740), for additional information about the RSAC. Issued in Washington, DC, on November 12, 2014. Robert C. Lauby, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety/ Chief Safety Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–27252 Filed 11–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–1999–6253] Petition for Waiver of Compliance In accordance with Part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this document provides the public PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68751 notice that the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–1999–6253. UTA, operator of the TRAX light rail system in Salt Lake City, UT, seeks an extension/partial modification of the current terms and conditions of its current Shared Use waiver of compliance from certain provisions of Title 49. The TRAX system is operated with temporal separation on track owned by UTA and shared partially with Utah Railway Company and Savage Bingham & Garfield Railroad Company freight trains dispatched by UTA. Safety oversight of UTA is the responsibility of the Federal Transit Administration via the Utah Department of Transportation as prescribed in 49 CFR Part 659. UTA was granted the original Shared Use waiver by the FRA Railroad Safety Board on August 19, 1999, for the North-South Line; the waiver was modified on March 25, 2011, to include a portion of the MidJordan extension with its additional new Siemens S70 rolling stock. With this request, UTA is modifying the limits of Shared Use of the North-South Line to reflect the cessation of freight service south of 6100 South as part of the new transit-exclusive Draper Extension to the North-South Line. Noting these various operational and infrastructure changes occurring on the TRAX system over the last several years, and the associated modifications to the regulatory relief granted by FRA, UTA is requesting that FRA extend the regulatory relief granted to date related to the TRAX system (inclusive of NorthSouth and Bingham Extension portions that feature nightly freight service and thus a connection with the general railroad system) and coordinate that relief so that all such waivers will expire at the same time—5 years from the date of FRA’s decision letter. UTA submits that the extension and modifications of the waiver sought are in the public interest and consistent with railroad safety because UTA will adopt specific policies and procedures that will provide a level of safety equivalent to that provided by full compliance with FRA regulations. UTA submits that this request is consistent with the waiver process for Shared Use. See Statement of Agency Policy Concerning Jurisdiction Over the Safety of Railroad Passenger Operations and Waivers Related to Shared Use of the Tracks of the General Railroad System by Light Rail and Conventional Equipment, 65 FR 42529 (July 10, 2000); E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1

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[FR Doc No: 2014-27219]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2014-0114]


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 October 20, 2014, Union Pacific Railroad (UP) 
petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) seeking approval 
for the discontinuance or modification of a signal system. FRA assigned 
the petition Docket Number FRA-2014-0114.
    Applicant: Union Pacific Railroad, Mr. Neal Hathaway, AVP 
Engineering-Signal, 1400 Douglas Street, MS 0910, Omaha, NE 68179.
    UP seeks approval of the discontinuance of Control Point K905 at 
Milepost 4.9, Armourdale, KS, on the Kansas City Metro Kansas 
Subdivision. All signals will be discontinued and all power-operated 
switches will be converted to hand operation. The purpose of the 
discontinuance is to reestablish remote control locomotive operations 
through this area.
    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

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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 of Technical Oversight.
[FR Doc. 2014-27219 Filed 11-17-14; 8:45 am]
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