Petition for Waiver of Compliance, 52956-52957 [2016-18955]

Download as PDF 52956 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 154 / Wednesday, August 10, 2016 / Notices Register on March 11, 1996 (61 FR 9740), for additional information about the RSAC. Issued in Washington, DC, on August 2, 2016. Robert C. Lauby, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–19010 Filed 8–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2016–0056] mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Petition for Special Approval of Alternate Standard In accordance with part 238 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this provides the public notice that by a document dated May 4, 2016, the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) has requested a Special Approval of an alternate standard for 49 CFR 238.311(a), Single car test, as prescribed in 49 CFR 238.21(b), Special approval procedure. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) assigned the request Docket Number FRA–2016– 0056. MTA requests consideration for Special Approval of the submitted alternate standard identified as ‘‘MARC Mechanical Department Single Car Air Brake Test—MARC IV Cab Standard Maintenance Instruction (SMI) M4– 06002’’ for single car testing of the MARC IV cab cars. MTA states that the proposed alternative maintenance standard provides an equivalent level of safety as the standard contained in American Public Transportation Association (APTA) PR–MS–005–98 Rev. 2.1, which is incorporated by reference at 49 CFR 238.311, Single car test. MARC IV cab cars are equipped with New York Air Brake CCBII electronic locomotive brake equipment, and cannot be qualified for trailer car use with an unmodified version of the referenced APTA standard. MTA considers that the information contained within its petition supports granting the use of an alternate standard to the APTA PR–M–S–005–98 standard for single car testing of the MARC IV cab cars as requested, and seeks FRA concurrence with MTA’s conclusions drawn regarding the equivalency of air brake system validation identified in APTA PR–M–S–005–98 with implementation of the procedure, M4– 06002. Copies of these documents and the petition, as well as any written communications concerning the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Aug 09, 2016 Jkt 238001 petition, are 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. • 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 September 9, 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 FRA’s 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. PO 00000 Frm 00147 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Issued in Washington, DC, on July 28, 2016. Robert C. Lauby, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–18954 Filed 8–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2007–0030] 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 June 15, 2016, the New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ Transit) has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for an extension of its existing waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2007–0030. NJ Transit owns and operates Southern New Jersey Light Rail Transit, a commuter light rail transit system operating for approximately 34 miles between Trenton, NJ, and Camden, NJ. This commuter operation is also known as the River Line and operates over a Conrail freight line. The operation uses non-FRA-compliant diesel multiple unit trainsets during an exclusive passenger period, temporally separated from Conrail’s nightly freight operations over the same tracks. NJ Transit first requested FRA approval of the shared use arrangement and the associated regulatory waivers for this operation on July 13, 1999, in Docket Number 1999– 6135, and has received subsequent extensions and modifications of this regulatory relief in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 (relating to ‘‘Extended Temporal Separation Plan’’), 2008 (related to further modifications to the temporal separation plan and for allowing increased maximum operating speed of 65 mph with 4 inches of cant deficiency), 2012 (baselining all prior relief into sole Docket Number FRA– 2007–0030 so that all related waivers would expire at the same time), and again in 2013 (modification to include relief from 49 CFR part 242, Qualification and Certification of Conductors). This request is consistent with the requirements set forth in the ‘‘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 E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 154 / Wednesday, August 10, 2016 / Notices Rail and Conventional Equipment,’’ 65 FR 42529 (July 10, 2000); see also ‘‘Joint Statement of Agency Policy Concerning Shared Use of the Tracks of the General Railroad System by Conventional Railroads and Light Rail Transit Systems,’’ 65 FR 42626 (July 10, 2000). In its present petition, NJ Transit seeks an extension of the terms and conditions of the 2012 waiver of compliance, and respectfully requests that FRA incorporates the subsequent terms and conditions granted in the 2013 relief so that all waivers are baselined from this time forward. NJ Transit again seeks relief from the following: 49 CFR part 219, Control of Alcohol and Drug Use; 49 CFR 221.13(a) and 221.14(a) (related to rear end marking devices); 49 CFR part 222, Use of Locomotive Horns at Public Highwayrail Grade Crossings (at locations and per the conditions of FRA’s November 9, 2006 decision letter); 49 CFR 223.9(c), (d), and 223.15(c) (related to safety glazing); 49 CFR 229.125 (related to vehicle headlights and auxiliary lights); 49 CFR part 231, Railroad Safety Appliance Standards; 49 CFR 234.105(c)(3) (related to grade crossing warning system activation failures); 49 CFR 236.23, 236.502, 236.504, 236.507, 236.566 (related to railroad signal and train control systems); 49 CFR 238.113, 238.115(b)(4), 238.203, 238.205(a), 238.207, 238.209, 238.211, 238.213, 238.215, 238.217, 238.221(a), 238.223, 238.231(i), 238.233, 238.235, 238.237, and 238.301–238.319 (related to various aspects of FRA’s passenger equipment safety standards); 49 CFR part 239, Passenger Train Emergency Preparedness; and 49 CFR part 242. NJ Transit also seeks FRA’s approval to operate at 4 inches underbalance in accordance with 49 CFR 213.57. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Aug 09, 2016 Jkt 238001 All communications concerning these proceedings should identify the appropriate docket number (e.g., Waiver Petition Docket Number FRA–2007– 0030) 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 September 26, 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. 2016–18955 Filed 8–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration Transfer of Federally Assisted Land or Facility AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT. Notice of intent to transfer Federally assisted land or facility. ACTION: Section 5334(h) of the Federal Transit Laws, as codified, 49 U.S.C. 5301, et seq., permits the Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to authorize a recipient of FTA funds to transfer land or a facility to a SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00148 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52957 public body for any public purpose with no further obligation to the Federal Government if, among other things, no Federal agency is interested in acquiring the asset for Federal use. Accordingly, FTA is issuing this Notice to advise Federal Agencies that South Bend Public Transportation (‘‘Transpo’’) intends to transfer the Leighton Parking Garage property (the ‘‘Facility’’) to the City of South Bend, acting by and through its Board of Public Works (the ‘‘City’’). The Facility is located at 109 West Jefferson Boulevard, South Bend, Indiana. It is in downtown South Bend on a parcel of property bounded by Michigan Street, Jefferson Boulevard, Main Street, and Wayne Street. The Facility is a parking garage with approximately 215 underground parking spaces and aproximately 429 aboveground parking spaces including all equipment used to control parking. DATES: Effective Date: Any Federal agency interested in acquiring the Facility must notify the FTA Region V Office of its interest by September 9, 2016. ADDRESSES: Interested parties should notify the Regional Office by writing to ´ Marisol R. Simon, Regional Administrator, Federal Transit Administration, 200 West Adams, Suite 320, Chicago, IL 60606. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathryn Loster, Regional Counsel, at 312–353–3869. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background 49 U.S.C. Section 5334(h) provides guidance on the transfer of assets no longer needed. Specifically, if a recipient of FTA assistance decides an asset acquired at least in part with federal assistance is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was acquired, the Secretary of Transportation may authorize the recipient to transfer the asset to a local governmental authority to be used for a public purpose with no further obligation to the Government. 49 U.S.C. Section 5334(h)(l). Determinations The Secretary may authorize a transfer for a public purpose other than public transportation only if the Secretary decides: (A) The asset will remain in public use for at least 5 years after the date the asset is transferred; (B) There is no purpose eligible for assistance under this chapter for which the asset should be used; (C) The overall benefit of allowing the transfer is greater than the interest of the E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2007-0030]


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 June 15, 2016, the New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ Transit) 
has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for an 
extension of its existing waiver of compliance from certain provisions 
of the Federal railroad safety regulations. FRA assigned the petition 
Docket Number FRA-2007-0030.
    NJ Transit owns and operates Southern New Jersey Light Rail 
Transit, a commuter light rail transit system operating for 
approximately 34 miles between Trenton, NJ, and Camden, NJ. This 
commuter operation is also known as the River Line and operates over a 
Conrail freight line. The operation uses non-FRA-compliant diesel 
multiple unit trainsets during an exclusive passenger period, 
temporally separated from Conrail's nightly freight operations over the 
same tracks. NJ Transit first requested FRA approval of the shared use 
arrangement and the associated regulatory waivers for this operation on 
July 13, 1999, in Docket Number 1999-6135, and has received subsequent 
extensions and modifications of this regulatory relief in 2004, 2005, 
2006, 2007 (relating to ``Extended Temporal Separation Plan''), 2008 
(related to further modifications to the temporal separation plan and 
for allowing increased maximum operating speed of 65 mph with 4 inches 
of cant deficiency), 2012 (baselining all prior relief into sole Docket 
Number FRA-2007-0030 so that all related waivers would expire at the 
same time), and again in 2013 (modification to include relief from 49 
CFR part 242, Qualification and Certification of Conductors).
    This request is consistent with the requirements set forth in the 
``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

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Rail and Conventional Equipment,'' 65 FR 42529 (July 10, 2000); see 
also ``Joint Statement of Agency Policy Concerning Shared Use of the 
Tracks of the General Railroad System by Conventional Railroads and 
Light Rail Transit Systems,'' 65 FR 42626 (July 10, 2000).
    In its present petition, NJ Transit seeks an extension of the terms 
and conditions of the 2012 waiver of compliance, and respectfully 
requests that FRA incorporates the subsequent terms and conditions 
granted in the 2013 relief so that all waivers are baselined from this 
time forward. NJ Transit again seeks relief from the following: 49 CFR 
part 219, Control of Alcohol and Drug Use; 49 CFR 221.13(a) and 
221.14(a) (related to rear end marking devices); 49 CFR part 222, Use 
of Locomotive Horns at Public Highway-rail Grade Crossings (at 
locations and per the conditions of FRA's November 9, 2006 decision 
letter); 49 CFR 223.9(c), (d), and 223.15(c) (related to safety 
glazing); 49 CFR 229.125 (related to vehicle headlights and auxiliary 
lights); 49 CFR part 231, Railroad Safety Appliance Standards; 49 CFR 
234.105(c)(3) (related to grade crossing warning system activation 
failures); 49 CFR 236.23, 236.502, 236.504, 236.507, 236.566 (related 
to railroad signal and train control systems); 49 CFR 238.113, 
238.115(b)(4), 238.203, 238.205(a), 238.207, 238.209, 238.211, 238.213, 
238.215, 238.217, 238.221(a), 238.223, 238.231(i), 238.233, 238.235, 
238.237, and 238.301-238.319 (related to various aspects of FRA's 
passenger equipment safety standards); 49 CFR part 239, Passenger Train 
Emergency Preparedness; and 49 CFR part 242. NJ Transit also seeks 
FRA's approval to operate at 4 inches underbalance in accordance with 
49 CFR 213.57.
    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 (e.g., Waiver Petition Docket Number FRA-
2007-0030) 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 September 26, 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. 2016-18955 Filed 8-9-16; 8:45 am]
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