Railroad Safety Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting, 68751 [2014-27252]

Download as PDF 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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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket No. FRA-2000-7257, Notice No. 78]


Railroad Safety Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Announcement of Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC) 
Meeting.

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SUMMARY: FRA announces the fifty-second 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, 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]
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