Union Pacific Railroad's Request for Positive Train Control Safety Plan Approval and System Certification, 60774 [2016-21139]

Download as PDF 60774 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 171 / Friday, September 2, 2016 / Notices Orlando, FL 32822. Written comments on the Sponsor’s request must be delivered or mailed to: Stephen Wilson, Program Manager, Orlando Airports District Office, 5950 Hazeltine National Drive, Suite 400, Orlando, FL 32822– 5024. In addition, a copy of any comments submitted to the FAA must be mailed or delivered to Mr. Eric Menger, Airport Director, Vero Beach Regional Airport, P.O. Box 1389, 3400 Cherokee Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32961–1389. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Wilson, Program Manager, Orlando Airports District Office, 5950 Hazeltine National Drive, Suite 400, Orlando, FL 32822–5024. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 125 of The Wendell H. 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UP requests that FRA approve its PTCSP and issue a PTC System Certification for UP’s Interoperable Electronic Train Management System (I–ETMS). DATES: FRA will consider communications received by October 3, 2016 before taking final action on the PTCSP. FRA will consider comments received after that date if practicable. ADDRESSES: All communications concerning this proceeding should identify Docket Number FRA–2010– mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Sep 01, 2016 Jkt 238001 0061 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Mark Hartong, Senior Scientific Technical Advisor, at (202) 493–1332, Mark.Hartong@dot.gov; or Mr. David Blackmore, Staff Director, Positive Train Control Division, at (312) 835–3903, David.Blackmore@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In its PTCSP, UP asserts that the I–ETMS system it is implementing is designed as a vital overlay PTC system as defined in 49 CFR 236.1015(e)(2). The PTCSP describes UP’s I–ETMS implementation and the associated I–ETMS safety processes, safety analyses, and test, validation, and verification processes used during development of I–ETMS. The PTCSP also contains UP’s operational and support requirements and procedures. UP’s PTCSP and the accompanying request for approval and system certification are available for review online at www.regulations.gov (Docket No. FRA–2010–0061) 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 comment on the PTCSP by submitting written comments or data. See 49 CFR 236.1011(e). During its review of the PTCSP, FRA will consider any comments or data submitted. However, FRA may elect not to respond to any particular comment and, under 49 CFR 236.1009(d)(3), FRA maintains the authority to approve or disapprove the PTCSP at its sole discretion. FRA does not anticipate scheduling a public hearing regarding UP’s PTCSP because the circumstances do not appear to warrant a hearing. 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 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket No. FRA-2010-0061]


Union Pacific Railroad's Request for Positive Train Control 
Safety Plan Approval and System Certification

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

ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: This document provides the public with notice that the Union 
Pacific Railroad (UP) submitted to FRA its Positive Train Control (PTC) 
Safety Plan (PTCSP) Version 1.0, dated June 1, 2016. UP requests that 
FRA approve its PTCSP and issue a PTC System Certification for UP's 
Interoperable Electronic Train Management System (I-ETMS).

DATES: FRA will consider communications received by October 3, 2016 
before taking final action on the PTCSP. FRA will consider comments 
received after that date if practicable.

ADDRESSES: All communications concerning this proceeding should 
identify Docket Number FRA-2010-0061 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Mark Hartong, Senior Scientific 
Technical Advisor, at (202) 493-1332, Mark.Hartong@dot.gov; or Mr. 
David Blackmore, Staff Director, Positive Train Control Division, at 
(312) 835-3903, David.Blackmore@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In its PTCSP, UP asserts that the I-ETMS 
system it is implementing is designed as a vital overlay PTC system as 
defined in 49 CFR 236.1015(e)(2). The PTCSP describes UP's I-ETMS 
implementation and the associated I-ETMS safety processes, safety 
analyses, and test, validation, and verification processes used during 
development of I-ETMS. The PTCSP also contains UP's operational and 
support requirements and procedures.
    UP's PTCSP and the accompanying request for approval and system 
certification are available for review online at www.regulations.gov 
(Docket No. FRA-2010-0061) 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 comment on the PTCSP by 
submitting written comments or data. See 49 CFR 236.1011(e). During its 
review of the PTCSP, FRA will consider any comments or data submitted. 
However, FRA may elect not to respond to any particular comment and, 
under 49 CFR 236.1009(d)(3), FRA maintains the authority to approve or 
disapprove the PTCSP at its sole discretion. FRA does not anticipate 
scheduling a public hearing regarding UP's PTCSP because the 
circumstances do not appear to warrant a hearing. If any interested 
party desires an opportunity for oral comment, the party should notify 
FRA in writing before the end of the comment period and specify the 
basis for his or her request.

Privacy Act Notice

    Anyone can 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 49 CFR 211.3, FRA solicits comments from the public to 
better inform its decisions. 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 you can review at www.dot.gov/privacy. See https://www.regulations.gov/privacyNotice for the privacy notice of 
regulations.gov.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on August 29, 2016.
Patrick T. Warren,
Acting Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety 
Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-21139 Filed 9-1-16; 8:45 am]
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