System Safety Program, 23150 [2017-10519]

Download as PDF 23150 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 97 / Monday, May 22, 2017 / Rules and Regulations J. Executive Order 12898: Federal Actions To Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Chief Counsel; telephone: 202–493–0138; email: Matthew.Navarrete@dot.gov. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION EPA believes that this action would not have disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects on minority, low-income, or indigenous populations, as specified in Executive Order 12898 (59 FR 7629, February 16, 1994). 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 additional time for that review, FRA extended the stay until May 22, 2017. 82 FR 14476 (Mar. 21, 2017). To continue this review, FRA needs to extend the stay until June 5, 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 June 5, 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. 49 CFR Parts 571 and 585 K. Congressional Review Act (CRA) This action is subject to the CRA, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., and EPA will submit a rule report to each House of the Congress and to the Comptroller General of the United States. This action is not a ‘‘major rule’’ as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2). List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 171 Environmental protection, Applicator competency, Agricultural worker safety, Certified applicator, Pesticide safety training, Pesticide worker safety, Pesticides and pests, Restricted use pesticides. Dated: May 17, 2017. Louise P. Wise, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. [FR Doc. 2017–10541 Filed 5–18–17; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration 49 CFR Part 270 [Docket No. FRA–2011–0060, Notice No. 6] RIN 2130–AC31 System Safety Program Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Final rule; stay of regulations. AGENCY: 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, and on March 20, 2017, FRA extended the stay to May 22, 2017. This document extends that stay until June 5, 2017. DATES: Effective May 18, 2017, 49 CFR part 270 is stayed until June 5, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Navarrete, Trial Attorney, U.S. SUMMARY: nlaroche on DSK30NT082PROD with RULES 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 12:40 May 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 Issued in Washington, DC, on May 18, 2017. Patrick T. Warren, Executive Director. [FR Doc. 2017–10519 Filed 5–18–17; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2016–0125] RIN 2126–AK93 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Minimum Sound Requirements for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule; 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 June 5, 2017, the effective date of the final rule titled ‘‘Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Minimum Sound Requirements for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles,’’ initially scheduled to become effective on February 13, 2017. DATES: The effective date of the final rule published on December 14, 2016 (81 FR 90416), is delayed until June 5, 2017. The initial compliance date is September 1, 2018, with full phase in by September 1, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For legal issues, contact Thomas Healy, Office of Chief Counsel, at (202) 366– 2992. For non-legal issues, contact Mike Pyne, Office of Rulemaking, at (202) 366–4171. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NHTSA bases this action on the Presidential directive 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 14, 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 6, 2017 (82 FR 9368). The effective date was again extended to May 22, 2017, in a final rule SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22MYR1.SGM 22MYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 97 (Monday, May 22, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 23150]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-10519]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

49 CFR Part 270

[Docket No. FRA-2011-0060, Notice No. 6]
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, and on March 20, 2017, FRA extended the stay to 
May 22, 2017. This document extends that stay until June 5, 2017.

DATES: Effective May 18, 2017, 49 CFR part 270 is stayed until June 5, 
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 additional time 
for that review, FRA extended the stay until May 22, 2017. 82 FR 14476 
(Mar. 21, 2017). To continue this review, FRA needs to extend the stay 
until June 5, 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 June 5, 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 May 18, 2017.
Patrick T. Warren,
Executive Director.
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