Notice of Public Hearing and Extension of Public Comment Period, 74807-74808 [2014-29397]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 241 / Tuesday, December 16, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2014–0122] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 November 19, 2014, the City of Ironton (City), Ohio, has 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 222, Use of Locomotive Horns at Public Highway-Rail Grade Crossings. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2014–0122. The City is seeking a waiver from the requirements of 49 CFR 222.21(a) in order to eliminate the routine sounding of locomotive horns by trains approaching the McPherson Street highway-rail grade crossing. The crossing is closed at all times except when flood gates must be installed and the crossing becomes the only access route for the citizens in the area. The City places a policeman at the crossing on a 24-hour basis when the crossing is open to highway traffic. The City would expect that locomotive horns would be sounded as trains approach the crossing during the time that the crossing is open to highway traffic. 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 19:38 Dec 15, 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 30, 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.). In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its processes. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL– 14 FDMS), which can be viewed at www.dot.gov/privacy. See also http:// www.regulations.gov/#!privacyNotice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov. Issued in Washington, DC, on December 10, 2014. Ron Hynes, Director, Office of Technical Oversight. [FR Doc. 2014–29398 Filed 12–15–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2012–0052] Notice of Public Hearing and Extension of Public Comment Period Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for an extension of its waiver of compliance from the Federal hours of service requirement for train employees engaged in commuter or intercity rail passenger transportation as specified in 49 CFR 228.405(b)(4). SEPTA’s current waiver allows the travel time to an ‘‘other than regular reporting point,’’ to count as time off duty, if such travel time is less than or equal to the normal travel time to the employee’s ‘‘regular reporting point.’’ This waiver is identified as FRA Docket Number FRA–2012–0052. A copy of PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74807 SEPTA’s full petition is available for review online at http:// www.regulations.gov under the docket number identified above. FRA has issued a public notice seeking comments from interested parties. See 79 FR 54343, Sept. 11, 2014. After examining the carrier’s proposal and the available facts, FRA has determined that a public hearing is necessary before a final decision is made on this proposal. Accordingly, FRA invites all interested persons to participate in a public hearing on February 10, 2015. The hearing will be conducted in the first floor conference room, Baldwin Tower, 1510 Chester Pike, Crum Lynne, Pennsylvania, 19022. The hearing will begin at 10:00 a.m. Interested parties are invited to present oral statements at the hearing. For information on facilities or services for persons with disabilities or to request special assistance at the hearing, contact Ms. Carrieanne Holzworth at 610–521– 8214. The hearing will be conducted in accordance with Rule 25 of the FRA Rules of Practice (49 CFR 211.25) by a representative designated by FRA. The hearing will be a nonadversarial proceeding in which all interested parties will be given the opportunity to express their views regarding the petition without cross examination. An FRA representative will make an opening statement outlining the scope of the hearing. After all initial statements have been completed, those persons wishing to make brief rebuttal statements will be given the opportunity to do so in the same order in which they made their initial statements. Additional procedures, if necessary for the conduct of the hearing, will be announced at the hearing. In addition, FRA is hereby extending the comment period for this petition to March 12, 2015, to allow for additional comments to be submitted following the public hearing. 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 (DOT), 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. E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1 74808 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 241 / Tuesday, December 16, 2014 / Notices All written communications concerning these proceedings are available for examination during regular business hours (9 a.m.–5 p.m.) at the above facility. All documents in the public docket are also available for inspection and copying on the Internet at the docket facility’s Web site at: http://www.regulations.gov. 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.). In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its processes. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL– 14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy. See also http:// www.regulations.gov/#!privacyNotice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov. Issued in Washington, DC, on December 10, 2014. Ron Hynes, Director, Office of Technical Oversight. [FR Doc. 2014–29397 Filed 12–15–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket Number USCG–2013–0363] Deepwater Port License Application: Liberty Natural Gas LLC, Port Ambrose Deepwater Port Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice of availability; notice of public meeting; request for comments. AGENCY: The Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) announce the availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Liberty Natural Gas LLC, Port Ambrose Liquefied Natural Gas Deepwater Port License Application for the importation of natural gas. Please note that this application is only for the construction and operation of a deepwater port that could only be used as a natural gas import facility. The considerable technical, operational, and environmental differences between import and export operations for natural gas deepwater ports is such that any licensed deepwater port facility that proposed to convert from import to mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:38 Dec 15, 2014 Jkt 235001 export operations would be required to submit a new license application (including application fee) and conform to all licensing requirements and regulations in effect at such time of application. In addition to payment of the application fee, licensing requirements include, but are not limited to, completion of an extensive environmental impact assessment and financial resources review which would include public participation. The Port Ambrose application describes an offshore natural gas deepwater port facility that would be located 16.1 nautical miles southeast of Jones Beach, New York, 24.9 nautical miles east of Long Branch, New Jersey, and 27.1 nautical miles from the entrance to New York Harbor in a water depth of approximately 103 feet. The DEIS complies with the Deepwater Port Act of 1974, as amended (33 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.) (DWPA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (Section 102[2][c]), as implemented by Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR 1500 to 1508). Publication of this notice begins a 60 day comment period, requests public participation in the process, provides information on how to participate in the process, and announces informational open houses and public meetings in New York and New Jersey. Pursuant to the criteria provided in the DWPA, both New Jersey and New York are the Adjacent Coastal States for this application. DATES: There will be two public meetings held in connection with the application DEIS. The first public meeting will be held in Jamaica, New York on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The second public meeting will be held in Eatontown, New Jersey on Thursday, January 8, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Both public meetings will be preceded by an open house from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The public meeting may end later than the stated time, depending on the number of persons wishing to speak. Additionally, materials submitted in response to the request for comments must reach the Docket Management Facility as detailed below, by close of business Tuesday, February 10, 2015 or 60 days after this NOA is published in the Federal Register whichever is later. ADDRESSES: The open house and public meeting in Jamaica, New York will be held at the Hilton New York JFK Airport, 144–02 135th Avenue, Jamaica, New York 11436; phone 718–659–0200 or www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/newyork/hilton-new-york-jfk-airportNYCJFHF/index.html. Parking is PO 00000 Frm 00127 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 available at the hotel. Attendees may submit their parking stubs at the meeting registration desk for validation. The open house and public meeting in Eatontown, New Jersey will be held at the Sheraton Eatontown Hotel, 6 Industrial Way East, Eatontown, NJ 07724, phone 732–542–6500 or www.sheratoneatontown.com with free parking on site. The license application, comments, supporting information, and the DEIS are available for viewing at the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Web site: http://www.regulations.gov under docket number USCG–2013– 0363. The Final Environmental Impact Statement, when published, will be announced and available at this site as well. Docket submissions for USCG–2013– 0363 should be addressed to: Department of Transportation, Docket Management Facility, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. The Federal Docket Management Facility accepts hand-delivered submissions and makes docket contents available for public inspection and copying at this address between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Facility telephone number is 202–366–9329, the fax number is 202–493–2251, and the Web site for electronic submissions or for electronic access to docket contents is http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Roddy Bachman, U.S. Coast Guard, telephone: 202–372–1451, email: Roddy.C.Bachman@uscg.mil, or Ms. Yvette M. Fields, Maritime Administration, telephone: 202–366– 0926, email: Yvette.Fields@dot.gov. For questions regarding the Docket, call Ms. Barbara Hairston, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Meeting and Open House You are invited to learn about the proposed Port Ambrose Deepwater Port at either of the above informational open houses, and to comment on the proposed action and the environmental impact analysis contained in the DEIS at either of the above public meetings or directly to the docket. Speakers may register upon arrival and will be recognized in the following order: Elected officials, public agencies, individuals or groups in the order in which they registered. In order to accommodate all speakers, speaker time may be limited, meeting hours may be E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 241 (Tuesday, December 16, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 74807-74808]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-29397]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2012-0052]


Notice of Public Hearing and Extension of Public Comment Period

    Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has 
petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for an extension 
of its waiver of compliance from the Federal hours of service 
requirement for train employees engaged in commuter or intercity rail 
passenger transportation as specified in 49 CFR 228.405(b)(4). SEPTA's 
current waiver allows the travel time to an ``other than regular 
reporting point,'' to count as time off duty, if such travel time is 
less than or equal to the normal travel time to the employee's 
``regular reporting point.'' This waiver is identified as FRA Docket 
Number FRA-2012-0052. A copy of SEPTA's full petition is available for 
review online at http://www.regulations.gov under the docket number 
identified above.
    FRA has issued a public notice seeking comments from interested 
parties. See 79 FR 54343, Sept. 11, 2014. After examining the carrier's 
proposal and the available facts, FRA has determined that a public 
hearing is necessary before a final decision is made on this proposal. 
Accordingly, FRA invites all interested persons to participate in a 
public hearing on February 10, 2015. The hearing will be conducted in 
the first floor conference room, Baldwin Tower, 1510 Chester Pike, Crum 
Lynne, Pennsylvania, 19022. The hearing will begin at 10:00 a.m. 
Interested parties are invited to present oral statements at the 
hearing. For information on facilities or services for persons with 
disabilities or to request special assistance at the hearing, contact 
Ms. Carrieanne Holzworth at 610-521-8214.
    The hearing will be conducted in accordance with Rule 25 of the FRA 
Rules of Practice (49 CFR 211.25) by a representative designated by 
FRA. The hearing will be a nonadversarial proceeding in which all 
interested parties will be given the opportunity to express their views 
regarding the petition without cross examination. An FRA representative 
will make an opening statement outlining the scope of the hearing. 
After all initial statements have been completed, those persons wishing 
to make brief rebuttal statements will be given the opportunity to do 
so in the same order in which they made their initial statements. 
Additional procedures, if necessary for the conduct of the hearing, 
will be announced at the hearing.
    In addition, FRA is hereby extending the comment period for this 
petition to March 12, 2015, to allow for additional comments to be 
submitted following the public hearing.
    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 (DOT), 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.

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    All written communications concerning these proceedings are 
available for examination during regular business hours (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) 
at the above facility. All documents in the public docket are also 
available for inspection and copying on the Internet at the docket 
facility's Web site at: http://www.regulations.gov.
    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.). 
In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the 
public to better inform its processes. DOT posts these comments, 
without edit, including any personal information the commenter 
provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records 
notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy. 
See also http://www.regulations.gov/#!privacyNotice for the privacy 
notice of regulations.gov.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on December 10, 2014.
Ron Hynes,
Director, Office of Technical Oversight.
[FR Doc. 2014-29397 Filed 12-15-14; 8:45 am]
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