System Safety Program, 14476 [2017-05509]

Download as PDF 14476 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 53 / Tuesday, March 21, 2017 / Rules and Regulations August 8, 2016 is denied in part to the extent described herein. 69. It is further ordered that, pursuant to section 1.429 of the Commission’s rules, 47 CFR 1.429 the Petition for Reconsideration filed by ViaSat, Inc. on August 8, 2016 is granted in part to the extent described herein. 70. It is further ordered that the Commission shall send a copy of this Report and Order to Congress and the Government Accountability Office pursuant to the Congressional Review Act, see 5 U.S.C. 801(a)(1)(A). Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–05468 Filed 3–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration 49 CFR Part 270 [Docket No. FRA–2011–0060, Notice No. 5] System Safety Program Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Final rule; stay of regulations. AGENCY: pmangrum on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with RULES [FR Doc. 2017–05509 Filed 3–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P On August 12, 2016, FRA published a final rule requiring commuter and intercity passenger railroads to develop and implement a system safety program (SSP) to improve the safety of their operations. On February 10, 2017, FRA stayed the SSP final rule’s requirements until March 21, 2017. This document extends that stay until May 22, 2017. DATES: Effective March 20, 2017, 49 CFR part 270 is stayed until May 22, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Navarrete, Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Chief Counsel; telephone: 202–493–0138; email: Matthew.Navarrete@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 12, 2016, FRA published a final rule requiring commuter and intercity passenger railroads to develop and implement an SSP to improve the safety of their operations. See 81 FR 53850. On February 10, 2017, FRA stayed the SSP final rule’s requirements until March 21, 2017 consistent with the new Administration’s guidance issued January 20, 2017, intended to provide the Administration an adequate opportunity to review new and pending VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:46 Mar 20, 2017 Jkt 241001 Authority: 49 U.S.C. 20103, 20106–20107, 20118–20119, 20156, 21301, 21304, 21311; 28 U.S.C. 2461, note; and 49 CFR 1.89. Issued in Washington, DC, on March 15, 2017. Robert C. Lauby, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety and Chief Safety Officer. RIN 2130–AC31 SUMMARY: regulations. 82 FR 10443, Feb. 13, 2017. To provide time for that review, FRA needs to extend the stay until May 22, 2017. FRA’s implementation of this action without opportunity for public comment is based on the good cause exceptions in 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) and 553(d)(3), in that seeking public comment is impracticable, unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. The delay in the effective date until May 22, 2017, is necessary to provide the opportunity for further review and consideration of this new regulation, consistent with the new Administration’s January 20, 2017 guidance. Given the imminence of the effective date of the ‘‘System Safety Program’’ final rule, seeking prior public comment on this temporary delay would be impractical, as well as contrary to the public interest in the orderly promulgation and implementation of regulations. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 49 CFR Parts 380, 383, and 384 [FMCSA–2007–27748] RIN 2126–AB66 Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; further delay of effective date. AGENCY: In accordance with the Presidential directive as expressed in the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ‘‘Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,’’ this action temporarily delays, until May 22, 2017, the effective date of the final rule titled ‘‘Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators,’’ initially effective on February 6, 2017. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 As of March 21, 2017, the effective date of the final rule published on December 8, 2016 (81 FR 88732), delayed until March 21, 2017 at 82 FR 8903 on February 1, 2017, is further delayed until May 22, 2017. DATES: Mr. Richard Clemente, Driver and Carrier Operations (MC–PSD) Division, FMCSA, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001, by telephone at 202–366–4325, or by email at MCPSD@dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: FMCSA bases this action on the Presidential directive as expressed in the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ‘‘Regulatory Freeze Pending Review’’ (the January 20, 2017, memorandum). That memorandum directed the heads of Executive Departments and Agencies to temporarily postpone for 60 days from the date of the memorandum the effective dates of certain regulations that had been published in the Federal Register, but had not yet taken effect. Because the original effective date of the final rule published on December 8, 2016, fell within that 60-day window, the effective date of the rule was extended to March 21, 2017, in a final rule published on February 1, 2017 (82 FR 8903). Consistent with the memorandum of the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, and as stated in the February 1, 2017, final rule delaying the effective date, the Agency further delays the effective date of this regulation until May 22, 2017. The Agency’s implementation of this action without opportunity for public comment is based on the good cause exceptions in 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) and 553(d)(3), in that seeking public comment is impracticable, unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. The delay in the effective date until May 22, 2017, is necessary to provide the opportunity for further review and consideration of this new regulation, consistent with the January 20, 2017, memorandum. Given the imminence of the effective date of the ‘‘Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators’’ final rule, seeking prior public comment on this temporary delay would be impractical, as well as contrary to the public interest in the orderly promulgation and implementation of regulations. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\21MRR1.SGM 21MRR1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 53 (Tuesday, March 21, 2017)]
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[FR Doc No: 2017-05509]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

49 CFR Part 270

[Docket No. FRA-2011-0060, Notice No. 5]
RIN 2130-AC31


System Safety Program

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

ACTION: Final rule; stay of regulations.

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SUMMARY: On August 12, 2016, FRA published a final rule requiring 
commuter and intercity passenger railroads to develop and implement a 
system safety program (SSP) to improve the safety of their operations. 
On February 10, 2017, FRA stayed the SSP final rule's requirements 
until March 21, 2017. This document extends that stay until May 22, 
2017.

DATES: Effective March 20, 2017, 49 CFR part 270 is stayed until May 
22, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Navarrete, Trial Attorney, 
U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, 
Office of Chief Counsel; telephone: 202-493-0138; email: 
Matthew.Navarrete@dot.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 12, 2016, FRA published a final 
rule requiring commuter and intercity passenger railroads to develop 
and implement an SSP to improve the safety of their operations. See 81 
FR 53850. On February 10, 2017, FRA stayed the SSP final rule's 
requirements until March 21, 2017 consistent with the new 
Administration's guidance issued January 20, 2017, intended to provide 
the Administration an adequate opportunity to review new and pending 
regulations. 82 FR 10443, Feb. 13, 2017. To provide time for that 
review, FRA needs to extend the stay until May 22, 2017.
    FRA's implementation of this action without opportunity for public 
comment is based on the good cause exceptions in 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B) and 
553(d)(3), in that seeking public comment is impracticable, unnecessary 
and contrary to the public interest. The delay in the effective date 
until May 22, 2017, is necessary to provide the opportunity for further 
review and consideration of this new regulation, consistent with the 
new Administration's January 20, 2017 guidance. Given the imminence of 
the effective date of the ``System Safety Program'' final rule, seeking 
prior public comment on this temporary delay would be impractical, as 
well as contrary to the public interest in the orderly promulgation and 
implementation of regulations.

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 20103, 20106-20107, 20118-20119, 20156, 
21301, 21304, 21311; 28 U.S.C. 2461, note; and 49 CFR 1.89.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on March 15, 2017.
Robert C. Lauby,
Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety and Chief Safety Officer.
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