Notice of Public Hearing for Statutory Exemption, 40395 [2016-14534]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 119 / Tuesday, June 21, 2016 / Notices 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. 2016–14533 Filed 6–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2016–0018] asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Notice of Public Hearing for Statutory Exemption On March 21, 2016, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) published a notice in the Federal Register (81 FR 15146) regarding the Association of American Railroads’ (AAR) request for a waiver of compliance and statutory exemption from certain provisions of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 232– Brake System Safety Standards for Freight and Other Non-Passenger Trains and Equipment; End-of-Train Devices. Specifically, AAR petitioned FRA for a waiver of compliance from 49 CFR 232.213–Extended haul trains, 49 CFR 232.15–Movement of defective equipment, and 49 CFR 232.103(f)– General requirements for all train brake systems; and requests a statutory exemption to 49 U.S.C. 20303–Moving defective and insecure vehicles needing repairs, for the purposes of conducting testing to demonstrate the effectiveness of using wayside wheel temperature detector data to ensure safe braking performance. This petition was assigned Docket Number FRA–2016–0018. Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 20306– Exemption for technological improvements, AAR has requested a hearing during which evidence can be developed for a statutory exemption to 49 U.S.C. 20303. Accordingly, a hearing is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. September 13, 2016, at the National VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Jun 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 Housing Center, National Association of Home Builders, 1201 15th Street NW., Washington, DC 20005. Interested parties are invited to present oral statements at this hearing. For information on facilities or services for persons with disabilities, or to request special assistance at the hearing, contact Mr. Steven Zuiderveen, FRA Railroad Safety Specialist, by telephone, email, or in writing, at least 5 business days before the date of the hearing. Mr. Zuiderveen’s contact information is as follows: FRA, Office of Railroad Safety, Mail Stop 25, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590; (202) 493– 6337; Steven.Zuiderveen@dot.gov. The informal hearing will be conducted by a representative designated by FRA in accordance with FRA’s Rules of Practice (see specifically 49 CFR 211.25). FRA’s representative will make an opening statement outlining the scope of the hearing, as well as any additional procedures for the conduct of the hearing. The hearing will be a nonadversarial proceeding in which all interested parties will be given the opportunity to express their views regarding the waiver petition without cross examination. After all initial statements have been completed, those individuals wishing to make brief rebuttal statements will be given an opportunity to do so. In addition, FRA is extending the comment period for this waiver petition to October 13, 2016, to allow adequate time for any additional comments to be submitted following the public hearing scheduled for September 13, 2016. Communications received by that date will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be considered as far as practicable. 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. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00137 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40395 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. 2016–14534 Filed 6–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2012–0033] Notice of Intent To Grant a Buy America Waiver to the City of Sacramento, California, Department of Public Works, To Use Marmoleum Flooring Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), United States Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of intent to grant Buy America waiver. AGENCY: FRA is issuing this notice to advise the public it intends to grant the City of Sacramento, California, Department of Public Works (Sacramento), a waiver from FRA’s Buy America requirement to use Walton Cirrus Original Brown #3665 (Brown Marmoleum), in the Sacramento Valley Station Phase II intermodal project. DATES: Written comments on FRA’s determination to grant Sacramento’s Buy America waiver request should be provided to the FRA on or before June 28, 2016. ADDRESSES: Please submit your comments by one of the following means, identifying your submissions by docket number FRA–2012–0033. All electronic submissions must be made to the U.S. Government electronic site at http://www.regulations.gov. Commenters should follow the instructions below for mailed and handdelivered comments: (1) Web site: http:// www.regulations.gov. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 119 (Tuesday, June 21, 2016)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-14534]


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 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2016-0018]


Notice of Public Hearing for Statutory Exemption

    On March 21, 2016, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) 
published a notice in the Federal Register (81 FR 15146) regarding the 
Association of American Railroads' (AAR) request for a waiver of 
compliance and statutory exemption from certain provisions of Title 49 
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 232-Brake System Safety 
Standards for Freight and Other Non-Passenger Trains and Equipment; 
End-of-Train Devices. Specifically, AAR petitioned FRA for a waiver of 
compliance from 49 CFR 232.213-Extended haul trains, 49 CFR 232.15-
Movement of defective equipment, and 49 CFR 232.103(f)-General 
requirements for all train brake systems; and requests a statutory 
exemption to 49 U.S.C. 20303-Moving defective and insecure vehicles 
needing repairs, for the purposes of conducting testing to demonstrate 
the effectiveness of using wayside wheel temperature detector data to 
ensure safe braking performance. This petition was assigned Docket 
Number FRA-2016-0018.
    Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 20306-Exemption for technological 
improvements, AAR has requested a hearing during which evidence can be 
developed for a statutory exemption to 49 U.S.C. 20303. Accordingly, a 
hearing is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. September 13, 2016, at the 
National Housing Center, National Association of Home Builders, 1201 
15th Street NW., Washington, DC 20005. Interested parties are invited 
to present oral statements at this hearing. For information on 
facilities or services for persons with disabilities, or to request 
special assistance at the hearing, contact Mr. Steven Zuiderveen, FRA 
Railroad Safety Specialist, by telephone, email, or in writing, at 
least 5 business days before the date of the hearing. Mr. Zuiderveen's 
contact information is as follows: FRA, Office of Railroad Safety, Mail 
Stop 25, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590; (202) 493-
6337; Steven.Zuiderveen@dot.gov. The informal hearing will be conducted 
by a representative designated by FRA in accordance with FRA's Rules of 
Practice (see specifically 49 CFR 211.25). FRA's representative will 
make an opening statement outlining the scope of the hearing, as well 
as any additional procedures for the conduct of the hearing. The 
hearing will be a non-adversarial proceeding in which all interested 
parties will be given the opportunity to express their views regarding 
the waiver petition without cross examination. After all initial 
statements have been completed, those individuals wishing to make brief 
rebuttal statements will be given an opportunity to do so.
    In addition, FRA is extending the comment period for this waiver 
petition to October 13, 2016, to allow adequate time for any additional 
comments to be submitted following the public hearing scheduled for 
September 13, 2016.
    Communications received by that date will be considered by FRA 
before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be 
considered as far as practicable. 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.
    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. 2016-14534 Filed 6-20-16; 8:45 am]
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