Petition for Waiver of Compliance, 39749 [2016-14323]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 117 / Friday, June 17, 2016 / Notices Communications received by August 1, 2016 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. Robert C. Lauby, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–14322 Filed 6–16–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2006–24647] sradovich on DSK3TPTVN1PROD 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 April 1, 2016, the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum (HVRM) 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 219. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2006–24647. HVRM requests an extension of an existing waiver providing relief from certain parts of 49 CFR part 219, specifically, reasonable cause testing, random testing, and the requirement to have voluntary referral and co-worker report policies. HVRM also wishes to update the territory that this waiver extension should apply to. The updated stations and mileposts are as follows: • North Judson at Milepost (MP) 212.7 (end of track) to Malden at MP 230.8 (end of track); • LaCrosse at MP 0.5 to Wellsboro (Union Mills) at MP 15.3; • Inclusive of Wye connection at MP 222.8 and MP 0.5 LaCrosse. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:48 Jun 16, 2016 Jkt 238001 HVRM operations of tourist trains will again be primarily between North Judson at MP 212.7 to LaCrosse at MP 222.9 to Wade at MP 223.4, and from LaCrosse at MP 0.5 to South Thomaston at MP 6.1. The railroad states that passenger trains will not operate on any excepted track. Occasional excursions beyond LaCrosse westward to Malden and LaCrosse north to Wellsboro (Union Mills) would be five times or less annually, with communication and coordination with the shortline operator. The community of Hanna at MP 9.1 holds an annual town festival and requests HVRM excursion train operations during the festival weekend which is usually held in August. The community of Union Mills holds an annual festival, the community of Malden holds an event, and that segment of track offers some picnic trains and agricultural excursions to accompany the community events. 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 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 and a public hearing, 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 by August 1, 2016 will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39749 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. Robert C. Lauby, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–14323 Filed 6–16–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2016–0058] 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 (CFR) and 49 U.S.C. 20502(a), this document provides the public notice that by a document dated May 24, 2016, Watco Companies LLC, petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) seeking approval for the discontinuance or modification of a signal system. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2016–0058. Applicant: WATCO Transportations Services LLC, Anthony Cox, VP of Engineering, 315 East 3rd Street, Pittsburg, KS 66762. Watco is the owner-operator of the Grand Elk Railroad (GDLK) on track that is currently leased from Norfolk Southern Railway (NS), and seeks approval of the discontinuance of the traffic control system (TCS) from Milepost (MP) 33.00 at Park, in Grand Rapids, MI, to MP 1.4 at the end of GDLK in Elkhart, IN. The reason given for the proposed discontinuance is that traffic volumes do not warrant a TCS. A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications concerning the petition, is available for review online at E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2006-24647]


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 April 1, 2016, the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum (HVRM) 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 219. FRA assigned the petition 
Docket Number FRA-2006-24647.
    HVRM requests an extension of an existing waiver providing relief 
from certain parts of 49 CFR part 219, specifically, reasonable cause 
testing, random testing, and the requirement to have voluntary referral 
and co-worker report policies. HVRM also wishes to update the territory 
that this waiver extension should apply to. The updated stations and 
mileposts are as follows:
     North Judson at Milepost (MP) 212.7 (end of track) to 
Malden at MP 230.8 (end of track);
     LaCrosse at MP 0.5 to Wellsboro (Union Mills) at MP 15.3;
     Inclusive of Wye connection at MP 222.8 and MP 0.5 
LaCrosse.
    HVRM operations of tourist trains will again be primarily between 
North Judson at MP 212.7 to LaCrosse at MP 222.9 to Wade at MP 223.4, 
and from LaCrosse at MP 0.5 to South Thomaston at MP 6.1. The railroad 
states that passenger trains will not operate on any excepted track. 
Occasional excursions beyond LaCrosse westward to Malden and LaCrosse 
north to Wellsboro (Union Mills) would be five times or less annually, 
with communication and coordination with the shortline operator. The 
community of Hanna at MP 9.1 holds an annual town festival and requests 
HVRM excursion train operations during the festival weekend which is 
usually held in August. The community of Union Mills holds an annual 
festival, the community of Malden holds an event, and that segment of 
track offers some picnic trains and agricultural excursions to 
accompany the community events.
    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 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 and a public hearing, 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 by August 1, 2016 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.

Robert C. Lauby,
Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-14323 Filed 6-16-16; 8:45 am]
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