Railroad Safety Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting, 52955-52956 [2016-19010]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 154 / Wednesday, August 10, 2016 / Notices (RODS) at those times if, at all times, their hours of service data is being recorded by the Geotab system. • This exemption does not permit driving past the 14-hour limit. • The exemption is contingent upon Farruggio maintaining USDOT registration, minimum levels of public liability insurance, and not being subject to any ‘‘imminent hazard’’ or other out-of-service (OOS) order issued by FMCSA. • Drivers must have a copy of this notice or equivalent signed FMCSA exemption document in their possession while operating under the terms of the exemption. The exemption document must be presented to law enforcement officials upon request. • Farruggio must have a ‘‘Satisfactory’’ safety rating with FMCSA, or be ‘‘unrated.’’ (Void if FMCSA discontinues this type of ratings.) • Farruggio must not have an ‘‘alert’’ in the SMS ‘‘BASIC’’ for HOS, as displayed at http://ai.fmcsa.dot.gov/ sms/. • Drivers operating under the exemption must comply with all other applicable provisions of the FMCSRs, including those pertaining to Automatic Onboard Recording Devices and Electronic Logging Devices. Period of the Exemption This exemption from the requirements of 49 CFR 395.1(e)(1) is effective from August 10, 2016 through August 10, 2021. Extent of the Exemption This exemption is limited to the provisions of 49 CFR 395.1(e)(1) (Short haul operations; 100 air-mile radius driver). These drivers must comply with all other applicable provisions of the FMCSRs, including those pertaining to Automatic Onboard Recording Devices and Electronic Logging Devices. 390.5), involving any of the motor carrier’s drivers operating under the terms of this exemption. The notification must include the following information: (a) Identity of Exemption: ‘‘FARRUGGIO’’ (b) Date of the accident, (c) City or town, and State, in which the accident occurred, or closest to the accident scene, (d) Driver’s name and license number, (e) Co-driver’s name and license number, (f) Vehicle number and State license number, (g) Number of individuals suffering physical injury, (h) Number of fatalities, (i) The police-reported cause of the accident, (j) Whether the driver was cited for violation of any traffic laws, motor carrier safety regulations, and (k) The total driving time and total onduty time period prior to the accident. Accident notifications shall be emailed to MCPSD@dot.gov. Termination FMCSA believes that Farruggio’s drivers will continue to maintain their previous safety record while operating under this exemption. However, should problems occur, FMCSA will take all steps necessary to protect the public interest, including revocation or restriction of the exemption. FMCSA will immediately revoke or restrict the exemption for failure to comply with its terms and conditions. Issued on: July 29, 2016. T.F. Scott Darling, III, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2016–18978 Filed 8–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Preemption Federal Railroad Administration In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31313(d), as implemented by 49 CFR 381.600, during the period this exemption is in effect, no State shall enforce any law or regulation applicable to interstate commerce that conflicts with or is inconsistent with this exemption with respect to a firm or person operating under the exemption. States may, but are not required to, adopt the same exemption with respect to operations in intrastate commerce. [Docket No. FRA–2000–7257, Notice No. 82] Notification to FMCSA Under this exemption, Farruggio must notify FMCSA within 5 business days of any accident (as defined in 49 CFR VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Aug 09, 2016 Jkt 238001 Railroad Safety Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Announcement of Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC) meeting. AGENCY: FRA announces the fifty-sixth meeting of the RSAC, a Federal Advisory Committee that develops railroad safety regulations through a consensus process. The RSAC meeting topics will include opening remarks SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00146 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52955 from the FRA Administrator and the Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety and Chief Safety Officer. The Remote Control Locomotive, Track Standards, Hazardous Materials Issues, and Rail Integrity Working Groups, and Engineering Task Force will provide status reports. Informational presentations will be provided on the high-speed passenger rail equipment (Tier III) rulemaking; the System Safety Plan rulemaking; the status of Positive Train Control implementation; the Maintenance-of-Way, Drug and Alcohol, and Roadway Worker Protection final rules; and the potential certification of dispatchers and signal maintainers. This agenda is subject to change, including the adding more proposed tasks. DATES: The RSAC meeting is scheduled to commence at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 15, 2016, and will adjourn by 4:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The RSAC meeting will be held at the National Association of Home Builders, National Housing Center, located at 1201 15th Street NW., Washington, DC 20005. The meeting is open to the public on a first-come, firstserved basis, and is accessible to individuals with disabilities. Sign and oral interpretation can be made available if requested 10 calendar days before the meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenton Kilgore, RSAC Administrative Officer/Coordinator, FRA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Mailstop 25, Washington, DC 20590, (202) 493–6286; or Robert Lauby, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety and Chief Safety Officer, FRA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Mailstop 25, Washington, DC 20590, (202) 493–6474. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), FRA is giving notice of a meeting of the RSAC. The RSAC was established to provide advice and recommendations to FRA on railroad safety matters. The RSAC is composed of 59 voting representatives from 38 member organizations, representing various rail industry perspectives. In addition, there are nonvoting advisory representatives from the agencies with railroad safety regulatory responsibility in Canada and Mexico, the National Transportation Safety Board, and the Federal Transit Administration. The diversity of the RSAC ensures the requisite range of views and expertise necessary to discharge its responsibilities. See the RSAC Web site for details on prior RSAC activities and pending tasks at http://rsac.fra.dot.gov/. Please refer to the notice published in the Federal E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1 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

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 154 (Wednesday, August 10, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52955-52956]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-19010]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket No. FRA-2000-7257, Notice No. 82]


Railroad Safety Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of 
Transportation.

ACTION: Announcement of Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC) 
meeting.

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SUMMARY: FRA announces the fifty-sixth meeting of the RSAC, a Federal 
Advisory Committee that develops railroad safety regulations through a 
consensus process. The RSAC meeting topics will include opening remarks 
from the FRA Administrator and the Associate Administrator for Railroad 
Safety and Chief Safety Officer. The Remote Control Locomotive, Track 
Standards, Hazardous Materials Issues, and Rail Integrity Working 
Groups, and Engineering Task Force will provide status reports. 
Informational presentations will be provided on the high-speed 
passenger rail equipment (Tier III) rulemaking; the System Safety Plan 
rulemaking; the status of Positive Train Control implementation; the 
Maintenance-of-Way, Drug and Alcohol, and Roadway Worker Protection 
final rules; and the potential certification of dispatchers and signal 
maintainers. This agenda is subject to change, including the adding 
more proposed tasks.

DATES: The RSAC meeting is scheduled to commence at 9:30 a.m. on 
Thursday, September 15, 2016, and will adjourn by 4:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The RSAC meeting will be held at the National Association of 
Home Builders, National Housing Center, located at 1201 15th Street 
NW., Washington, DC 20005. The meeting is open to the public on a 
first-come, first-served basis, and is accessible to individuals with 
disabilities. Sign and oral interpretation can be made available if 
requested 10 calendar days before the meeting.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenton Kilgore, RSAC Administrative 
Officer/Coordinator, FRA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Mailstop 25, 
Washington, DC 20590, (202) 493-6286; or Robert Lauby, Associate 
Administrator for Railroad Safety and Chief Safety Officer, FRA, 1200 
New Jersey Avenue SE., Mailstop 25, Washington, DC 20590, (202) 493-
6474.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), FRA is giving notice of a 
meeting of the RSAC. The RSAC was established to provide advice and 
recommendations to FRA on railroad safety matters. The RSAC is composed 
of 59 voting representatives from 38 member organizations, representing 
various rail industry perspectives. In addition, there are non-voting 
advisory representatives from the agencies with railroad safety 
regulatory responsibility in Canada and Mexico, the National 
Transportation Safety Board, and the Federal Transit Administration. 
The diversity of the RSAC ensures the requisite range of views and 
expertise necessary to discharge its responsibilities. See the RSAC Web 
site for details on prior RSAC activities and pending tasks at http://rsac.fra.dot.gov/. Please refer to the notice published in the Federal

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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]
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