Petition for Waiver of Compliance, 78557-78558 [2014-30465]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 249 / Tuesday, December 30, 2014 / Notices submit their respective comments to OMB within 30 days of publication to best ensure having their full effect. 5 CFR 1320.12(c); see also 60 FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. The summary below describes the nature of the information collection requests (ICRs) and the expected burden. The revised request is being submitted for clearance by OMB as required by the PRA. Title: Inspection Brake System Safety Standards for Freight and Other NonPassenger Trains and Equipment (Power Brakes and Drawbars). OMB Control Number: 2130–0008. Abstract: Section 7 of the Rail Safety Enforcement and Review Act of 1992, Public Law 102–365, amended Section 202 of the Federal Railroad Safety Act of 1970 (45 U.S.C. 421, 431 et seq.), empowered the Secretary of Transportation to conduct a review of the Department’s rules with respect to railroad power brakes and, where applicable, prescribe standards regarding dynamic brake equipment. In keeping with the Secretary’s mandate and the authority delegated from him to the FRA Administrator, FRA issued revisions to the regulations governing freight power brakes and equipment in October 2008 by adding a new subpart addressing electronically controlled pneumatic (ECP) brake systems. The revisions are designed to provide for and encourage the safe implementation and use of ECT brake system technologies. These revisions contain specific requirements relating to design, interoperability, training, inspection, testing, handling defective equipment and periodic maintenance related to ECP brake systems. The final rule also identifies provisions of the existing regulations and statutes where FRA is proposing to provide flexibility to facilitate the voluntary adoption of this advanced brake system technology. The collection of information is used by FRA to monitor and enforce current regulatory requirements related to power brakes on freight cars as well as the recently added requirements related to ECP brake systems. The collection of information is also used by locomotive engineers and road crews to verify that the terminal air brake test has been performed in a satisfactory manner. Type of Request: Extension without change of a currently approved information collection. Affected Public: Businesses (Railroads). Form(s): N/A. Annual Estimated Burden: 991,451 hours. Title: Occupational Noise Exposure for Railroad Operating Employees. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:42 Dec 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 OMB Control Number: 2130–0571. Abstract: The collection of information is used by FRA to ensure that railroads covered by this rule establish and implement—by specified dates—noise monitoring, hearing conservation, and audiometric testing programs, as well as hearing conservation training programs, to protect their employees against the damaging and potentially dangerous effects of excessive noise in the everyday rail environment. Type of Request: Extension with change of a currently approved information collection. Affected Public: Businesses (Railroads). Form(s): N/A. Annual Estimated Burden: 30,331 hours. Addressee: Send comments regarding these information collections to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 Seventeenth Street NW., Washington, DC, 20503, Attention: FRA Desk Officer. Comments may also be sent via email to OMB at the following address: oira_submissions@ omb.eop.gov. Comments are invited on the following: Whether the proposed collections of information are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department’s estimates of the burden of the proposed information collections; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collections of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. A comment to OMB is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. Rebecca Pennington, Chief Financial Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–30247 Filed 12–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [FRA–2014–0090] 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 00177 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78557 notice that by a document dated September 19, 2014, the Central States Steam Preservation Association (CSSPA) 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 230, Steam Locomotive Inspection and Maintenance Standards. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2014– 0090. CSSPA is a nonprofit organization based in Iowa that maintains and operates two Chinese 2–10–2 steam locomotives, Numbers 6988 and 7081. CSSPA plans to operate the 6988 steam engine in 2015 on the Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS) and possibly other railroads in the Midwest. The engines are based on the IAIS in Newton, IA. The Railroad Development Corporation still maintains ownership of the two steam engines at this time, but plans to donate the engines to CSSPA in the near future. CSSPA requests relief from performing the fifth annual inspection as it pertains to the inspection of flexible staybolt caps every 5 years, as required by 49 CFR 230.41(a), and requests to extend the inspection interval to the eighth annual inspection. CSSPA will perform all other inspections as required by 49 CFR 230.16, Annual Inspection. CSSPA’s justification for requesting this relief is that the current level of safety would be maintained due to the low number of service days accrued in this engine since the last flexible staybolt cap inspection. There will be significant cost savings, as the CSSPA shop forces would not be required to remove the cab, piping, jacketing, and insulation to gain access to the caps to perform the flexible staybolt cap inspection. 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. E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 78558 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 249 / Tuesday, December 30, 2014 / Notices 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 February 13, 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 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 23, 2014. Ron Hynes, Director, Office of Technical Oversight. [FR Doc. 2014–30465 Filed 12–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2014–0100; Notice 2] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:42 Dec 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. The Federal Register Notice soliciting public comment on the ICR, with a 60-day comment period was published on September 26, 2014, at 79 FR 58029. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 29, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Coleman Sachs, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance (NVS–223), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, West Building—4th Floor—Room W45– 205, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Mr. Sachs’ telephone number is (202) 366–3151. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Title: Consolidated Labeling Requirements for 49 CFR parts Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Requirements, and 567 Certification. OMB Number: 2127–0510. Type of Request: Extension of a Currently Approved Collection. Abstract: Part 565 The regulations in part 565 specify the format, contents, and physical requirements for a vehicle identification number (VIN) system and its installation to simplify vehicle identification information retrieval and to increase the accuracy and efficiency of vehicle recall campaigns. The regulations require each vehicle manufactured in one stage to have a VIN that is assigned by the vehicle’s manufacturer. Each vehicle manufactured in more than one stage is to have a VIN assigned by the incomplete vehicle manufacturer. Each VIN must consist of 17 characters, including a check digit, in the ninth position, whose purpose is to verify the accuracy of any VIN transcription. The VIN must also incorporate the world manufacturer identifier or WMI assigned to the manufacturer by the competent authority in the country where the manufacturer is located. The WMI occupies the first three characters of the VIN for manufacturers that produce 1,000 or more vehicles of a specified type within a model year, and positions 1, 2, 3, 12, 13, and 14 of VINs assigned by manufacturers that produce less than 1,000 vehicles of a specified type per model year. The remaining characters of the VIN describe various vehicle attributes, such as make, model, PO 00000 Frm 00178 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and type, which vary depending on the vehicle’s type classification (i.e. passenger car, multipurpose passenger vehicle, truck, bus, trailer, motorcycle, low-speed vehicle), and identify the vehicle’s model year, plant code, and sequential production number. NHTSA has contracted with SAE International of Warrendale, Pennsylvania, to coordinate the assignment of WMIs to manufacturers in the United States. Each manufacturer of vehicles subject to the requirements of part 565 must submit, either directly or through an agent, the unique identifier for each make and type of vehicle it manufactures at least 60 days before affixing the first VIN using the identifier. Manufacturers are also required to submit to NHTSA information necessary to decipher the characters contained in their VINs, including amendments to that information, at least 60 days prior to offering for sale the first vehicle identified by a VIN containing that information or if information concerning vehicle characteristics sufficient to specify the VIN code is unavailable to the manufacturer by that date, then within one week after that information first becomes available. Part 567 The regulations in part 567 specify the content and location of, and other requirements for, the certification label to be affixed to a motor vehicle, as required by the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act, as amended (the Vehicle Safety Act) (49 U.S.C. 30115) and the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act, as amended (the Cost Savings Act) (49 U.S.C. 30254 and 33109), to address certification-related duties and liabilities, and to provide the consumer with information to assist him or her in determining which of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (as found in 49 CFR part 571), Bumper Standards (as found in 49 CFR part 581, and Federal Theft Prevention Standards (as found in 49 CFR part 541) are applicable to the vehicle. The regulations pertain to manufacturers of motor vehicles to which one or more standards are applicable, including persons who alter such vehicles prior to their first retail sale, and to Registered Importers of vehicles not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards that are determined eligible for importation by NHTSA, based on the vehicles’ capability of being modified to conform to those standards. The regulations require each manufacturer to affix to each vehicle, in a prescribed location, a E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 249 (Tuesday, December 30, 2014)]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-30465]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[FRA-2014-0090]


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 19, 2014, the Central States Steam Preservation 
Association (CSSPA) 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 230, Steam 
Locomotive Inspection and Maintenance Standards. FRA assigned the 
petition Docket Number FRA-2014-0090. CSSPA is a nonprofit organization 
based in Iowa that maintains and operates two Chinese 2-10-2 steam 
locomotives, Numbers 6988 and 7081. CSSPA plans to operate the 6988 
steam engine in 2015 on the Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS) and 
possibly other railroads in the Midwest. The engines are based on the 
IAIS in Newton, IA. The Railroad Development Corporation still 
maintains ownership of the two steam engines at this time, but plans to 
donate the engines to CSSPA in the near future.
    CSSPA requests relief from performing the fifth annual inspection 
as it pertains to the inspection of flexible staybolt caps every 5 
years, as required by 49 CFR 230.41(a), and requests to extend the 
inspection interval to the eighth annual inspection. CSSPA will perform 
all other inspections as required by 49 CFR 230.16, Annual Inspection. 
CSSPA's justification for requesting this relief is that the current 
level of safety would be maintained due to the low number of service 
days accrued in this engine since the last flexible staybolt cap 
inspection. There will be significant cost savings, as the CSSPA shop 
forces would not be required to remove the cab, piping, jacketing, and 
insulation to gain access to the caps to perform the flexible staybolt 
cap inspection.
    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.

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    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 February 13, 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 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 23, 2014.
Ron Hynes,
Director, Office of Technical Oversight.
[FR Doc. 2014-30465 Filed 12-29-14; 8:45 am]
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