Petition for Waiver of Compliance, 23975-23977 [2017-10643]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 99 / Wednesday, May 24, 2017 / Notices According to Ellis, Ellis and BRRRA have reached an agreement whereby Ellis will lease, operate, and maintain the trackage, right-of-way, and real property interests of the Line. Ellis certifies that the projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not exceed $5 million and will not result in its becoming a Class I or Class II rail carrier. Ellis states that the proposed transaction does not include any provision that may limit Ellis’ ability to interchange with a thirdparty carrier. The proposed transaction may be consummated on or after June 7, 2017, the effective date of the exemption. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the effectiveness of the exemption. 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[FR Doc. 2017–10652 Filed 5–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2017–0035] asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Petition for Waiver of Compliance Under part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this document provides the public notice that on April 26, 2016, Grenada Railroad, LLC (GRYR), the operator of trackage owned by North Central Mississippi Regional Railroad Authority (NCMRRA) requested that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) grant acquire a 7.6-mile line of railroad from E & ER between Brandon, S.D., and Manley, Minn. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:43 May 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 temporary relief from the requirements of 49 CFR 234.247, Purpose of inspections and tests; removal from service of relay or device failing to meet test requirements, to allow GRYR to operate over non-functioning highwayrail grade crossings (HRGC) without making the inspections and tests required in 49 CFR 234.249 through 234.271. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2017–0035. The reason for relief from the requirements is that prior to the purchase of the railroad by NCMRRA, the previous owner removed major components from the HRGC warning systems, bungalows, signals, and gates. As part of GRYR’s commitment to provide rail services to those that require it, GRYR must access areas of the railroad previously deemed out of service. GRYR proposes to operate over affected HRGCs by the following alternative method: • Making all movements over HRGC in daylight hours. • Working with local authorities to obtain permission to close the roadway at a HRGC requiring occupation by a train. • Stationing an employee at each crossing to provide warning to approaching highway traffic and communicate with motorists as needed. GRYR requests to use the proposed method of alternative protection on the GRYR Subdivision, between milepost (MP) 629 near Duck Hill, MS, and MP 686 south of Durant, MS, for a period not to extend beyond December 31, 2017. During this time period, GRYR plans to acquire and install the equipment necessary to bring the HRGC warning systems into compliance. 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 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 parties desire 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 PO 00000 Frm 00204 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23975 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 July 10, 2017 will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be considered if practicable. 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 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 https://www.transportation.gov/privacy. See also https://www.regulations.gov/ privacyNotice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov. Robert C. Lauby, Associate Administrator for Safety, Chief Safety Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–10644 Filed 5–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2016–0108] Petition for Waiver of Compliance Under part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this document provides public notice that on April 26, 2017, the Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to modify an existing waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations in 49 CFR part 236. FRA assigned the petition docket number FRA–2016– 0108. UP seeks a modification to its existing waiver from compliance with cab signal E:\FR\FM\24MYN1.SGM 24MYN1 23976 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 99 / Wednesday, May 24, 2017 / Notices system requirements found in 49 CFR 236.566, Locomotive of each train operating in train stop, train control, or cab signal territory; equipped. Specifically, UP requests that FRA add Subdivision asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Blair ......................................... Boone ...................................... Clinton ..................................... Columbus ................................ Evanston ................................. Geneva .................................... Harvard ................................... Hiawatha ................................. Joliet ........................................ Kansas .................................... Kearney ................................... Kenosha .................................. Kenosha .................................. Laramie ................................... Laramie ................................... Marysville ................................ Marysville ................................ North Platte Terminal .............. North Platte Terminal .............. Omaha .................................... Omaha .................................... Rawlins .................................... Sidney ..................................... South Morrill ............................ Cab signal system 19:43 May 23, 2017 From MP ATC ATC ATC ACS ACS ATC ATS ACS ACS ACS ACS ACS 1 ATS ACS ACS ACS ACS ACS ACS ATC ACS ACS ACS ACS 326.2 202.2 2.1 39.2 817.3 0.8 0.9 43.1 72.8 72.9 144.5 30.2 2.7 510.8 519.1 143.0 149.0 282.0 291.0 329.1 7.5 682.8 291.9 300.4 In its original petition, UP noted its Positive Train Control Implementation Plan identifies its ultimate goal of supplanting cab signals with PTC technology. Justification for relief was provided in that petition, as well as in supplements to that petition added to the waiver docket. UP also indicated its intent to petition for relief on the balance of its cab signal territories, all of which are slated for the implementation of PTC. The relief requested would only apply within the UP subdivisions listed on which a PTC system is installed and operative; the PTC system is successfully initialized; and a locomotive engineer trained and qualified in the operation of PTC is present for the operation of the train with ACS, ATC, or ATS cut out. The PTC system to be utilized is UP’s implementation of the Interoperable Electronic Train Management System. If the PTC system fails and/or is cutout en route as a result of same, the train crew will cut-in the ACS, ATC, or ATS onboard system, perform a departure test, and if successful, continue the trip under ACS, ATC, or ATS operation. If the ACS, ATC, or ATS onboard system cut-in and/or departure tests are not completed successfully, the train will continue to operate under the provisions of 49 CFR 236.567, VerDate Sep<11>2014 more lines to the waiver. The lines listed in this request are those where UP will install and operate Positive Train Control (PTC) in lieu of automatic cab signal (ACS), Automatic Train Control Jkt 241001 From station Frm 00205 To MP East Missouri Valley, IA .......... Boone, IA ................................ Clinton, IA ............................... Fremont, NE ........................... Green River, WY .................... Halsted, IL ............................... Erie, IL .................................... Hiawatha, KS .......................... Dwight, IL ................................ Menoken, KS .......................... East Grand Island, NE ............ Lake Bluff, IL ........................... CY (Clybourn), IL .................... Cheyenne, WY ........................ Borie, WY ................................ Upland, KS .............................. West Marysville, KS ................ Platte River, NE ...................... Birdwood, NE .......................... Missouri Valley, IA .................. Omaha 57th Street, NE .......... Rawlins, WY ........................... Hinman, NE ............................ O’Fallons, NE .......................... Restrictions imposed when device fails and/or is cut out en route. UP notes that the ACS, ATC, or ATS and PTC systems are not integrated on the locomotive and its concurrent use would be potentially confusing and distracting to the train crew due to differences in the content of its displays, audible and visual alerts provided, and required acknowledgement protocols. 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 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 parties desire 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 PO 00000 (ATC), or Automatic Train Stop (ATS) to support its plan for PTC implementation. The list of the lines is in the table below: Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 329.5 326.2 202.2 144.5 977.5 138.9 63.0 143.0 92.5 143.0 282.0 52.8 52.8 682.8 C519.7 146.7 288.4 283.4 291.9 348.5 39.2 815.1 509.3 157.0 To station Missouri Valley, IA. East Missouri Valley, IA. Boone, IA. East Grand Island, NE. Strawberry, UT. Clinton, IA. Harvard, IL. Upland, KS. Pontiac, IL. Upland, KS. Platte River, NE. Hold Signal 53 (Kenosha), WI. Hold Signal 53 (Kenosha), WI. Rawlins, WY. West Speer, WY. McLaughlin, KS. Gibbon, NE. Bryan Ave., NE. Hinman, NE. North Council Bluffs, IA. Fremont, NE. Green River, WY. Cheyenne, WY. Pelton, NE. 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 June 23, 2017 will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be considered if practicable. 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 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 E:\FR\FM\24MYN1.SGM 24MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 99 / Wednesday, May 24, 2017 / Notices https://www.transportation.gov/privacy. See also https://www.regulations.gov/ privacyNotice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov. Robert C. Lauby, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–10643 Filed 5–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2017–0030] asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System Under part 235 of title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and 49 U.S.C. 20502(a), this document provides the public notice that on April 20, 2017, Norfolk Southern Corporation (NS) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) seeking approval for the discontinuance or modification of a signal system. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2017– 0030. Applicant: Norfolk Southern Corporation, Mr. B.L. Sykes, Chief Engineer C&S Engineering, 1200 Peachtree Street SE., Atlanta, GA 30309. NS seeks to discontinue the traffic control system (TCS) on the Buffalo Line between Lock Haven, PA, milepost (MP) B-end, right side/corner (BR) 194.3 and control point (CP) North Driftwood, MP BR 139.8. This includes the CPs at North Driftwood, Driftwood, South Driftwood, North Keating, Keating, South Keating, North Drury, Drury, North Baker, and South Baker and 10 automatic signals. NS will place a new operative approach signal at BR 192.8 in approach to CP Lock Haven. All slide fences located at BR 139.8, 143.5,153.3, 173.8, 177.0, 179.6, and 188.8 will be maintained and provide protection through the use of dual-tone multifrequency radio operation. The main track between BR 134.5 and CP Lock Haven will be converted to NS Rule 171 operation. The signaled sidings within the application limits at Baker, Drury, Keating, and Driftwood will be made non-controlled, other than main track. The reason for the discontinuance is that operations no longer require a TCS. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:43 May 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 parties desire an opportunity for oral comment and a public hearing, 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: https:// 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 July 10, 2017 will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be considered if practicable. 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.). Under 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 https:// www.transportation.gov/privacy. See also https://www.regulations.gov/ privacyNotice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov. Robert C. Lauby, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–10645 Filed 5–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P PO 00000 Frm 00206 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23977 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration Notice of Funding Opportunity for Small Shipyard Grant Program; Application Deadline Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice of funding opportunity. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Under the Small Shipyard Grant Program, there is currently $9,800,000 available for grants for capital and related improvements to qualified shipyard facilities that will be effective in fostering efficiency, competitive operations, and quality ship construction, repair, and reconfiguration. This notice announces the intention of the Maritime Administration to provide grants to small shipyards. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 20.814. Potential applicants are advised that it is expected, based on past experience, that the number of applications will far exceed the funds available and that only a small percentage of applications will be funded. It is anticipated that about 5– 12 applications will be selected for funding with an average grant amount of about $1 million. DATES: The period for submitting grant applications commenced with the enactment of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, on May 5, 2017. Applications must be received by the Maritime Administration by 5 p.m. EDT on July 5, 2017. Applications received later than this time will not be considered. The Maritime Administration intends to award grants no later than September 5, 2017. ADDRESSES: Grant Applications should be sent to the Associate Administrator for Business and Finance Development, Room W21–318, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Only applicants who comply with all submission requirements described in this Notice will be eligible for award. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information concerning this notice, please contact David M. Heller, Director, Office of Shipyards and Marine Engineering, Maritime Administration, Room W21–318,1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Washington, DC 20590; phone: (202) 366–5737; or fax: (202) 366–6988. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2016-0108]


Petition for Waiver of Compliance

    Under part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this 
document provides public notice that on April 26, 2017, the Union 
Pacific Railroad Company (UP) petitioned the Federal Railroad 
Administration (FRA) to modify an existing waiver of compliance from 
certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations in 49 CFR 
part 236. FRA assigned the petition docket number FRA-2016-0108.
    UP seeks a modification to its existing waiver from compliance with 
cab signal

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system requirements found in 49 CFR 236.566, Locomotive of each train 
operating in train stop, train control, or cab signal territory; 
equipped. Specifically, UP requests that FRA add more lines to the 
waiver. The lines listed in this request are those where UP will 
install and operate Positive Train Control (PTC) in lieu of automatic 
cab signal (ACS), Automatic Train Control (ATC), or Automatic Train 
Stop (ATS) to support its plan for PTC implementation. The list of the 
lines is in the table below:

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                                 Cab signal
         Subdivision               system          From MP       From station         To MP         To station
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Blair........................  ATC                      326.2  East Missouri              329.5  Missouri
                                                                Valley, IA.                       Valley, IA.
Boone........................  ATC                      202.2  Boone, IA.......           326.2  East Missouri
                                                                                                  Valley, IA.
Clinton......................  ATC                        2.1  Clinton, IA.....           202.2  Boone, IA.
Columbus.....................  ACS                       39.2  Fremont, NE.....           144.5  East Grand
                                                                                                  Island, NE.
Evanston.....................  ACS                      817.3  Green River, WY.           977.5  Strawberry, UT.
Geneva.......................  ATC                        0.8  Halsted, IL.....           138.9  Clinton, IA.
Harvard......................  ATS                        0.9  Erie, IL........            63.0  Harvard, IL.
Hiawatha.....................  ACS                       43.1  Hiawatha, KS....           143.0  Upland, KS.
Joliet.......................  ACS                       72.8  Dwight, IL......            92.5  Pontiac, IL.
Kansas.......................  ACS                       72.9  Menoken, KS.....           143.0  Upland, KS.
Kearney......................  ACS                      144.5  East Grand                 282.0  Platte River,
                                                                Island, NE.                       NE.
Kenosha......................  ACS \1\                   30.2  Lake Bluff, IL..            52.8  Hold Signal 53
                                                                                                  (Kenosha), WI.
Kenosha......................  ATS                        2.7  CY (Clybourn),              52.8  Hold Signal 53
                                                                IL.                               (Kenosha), WI.
Laramie......................  ACS                      510.8  Cheyenne, WY....           682.8  Rawlins, WY.
Laramie......................  ACS                      519.1  Borie, WY.......          C519.7  West Speer, WY.
Marysville...................  ACS                      143.0  Upland, KS......           146.7  McLaughlin, KS.
Marysville...................  ACS                      149.0  West Marysville,           288.4  Gibbon, NE.
                                                                KS.
North Platte Terminal........  ACS                      282.0  Platte River, NE           283.4  Bryan Ave., NE.
North Platte Terminal........  ACS                      291.0  Birdwood, NE....           291.9  Hinman, NE.
Omaha........................  ATC                      329.1  Missouri Valley,           348.5  North Council
                                                                IA.                               Bluffs, IA.
Omaha........................  ACS                        7.5  Omaha 57th                  39.2  Fremont, NE.
                                                                Street, NE.
Rawlins......................  ACS                      682.8  Rawlins, WY.....           815.1  Green River,
                                                                                                  WY.
Sidney.......................  ACS                      291.9  Hinman, NE......           509.3  Cheyenne, WY.
South Morrill................  ACS                      300.4  O'Fallons, NE...           157.0  Pelton, NE.
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    In its original petition, UP noted its Positive Train Control 
Implementation Plan identifies its ultimate goal of supplanting cab 
signals with PTC technology. Justification for relief was provided in 
that petition, as well as in supplements to that petition added to the 
waiver docket. UP also indicated its intent to petition for relief on 
the balance of its cab signal territories, all of which are slated for 
the implementation of PTC.
    The relief requested would only apply within the UP subdivisions 
listed on which a PTC system is installed and operative; the PTC system 
is successfully initialized; and a locomotive engineer trained and 
qualified in the operation of PTC is present for the operation of the 
train with ACS, ATC, or ATS cut out. The PTC system to be utilized is 
UP's implementation of the Interoperable Electronic Train Management 
System.
    If the PTC system fails and/or is cut-out en route as a result of 
same, the train crew will cut-in the ACS, ATC, or ATS onboard system, 
perform a departure test, and if successful, continue the trip under 
ACS, ATC, or ATS operation. If the ACS, ATC, or ATS onboard system cut-
in and/or departure tests are not completed successfully, the train 
will continue to operate under the provisions of 49 CFR 236.567, 
Restrictions imposed when device fails and/or is cut out en route.
    UP notes that the ACS, ATC, or ATS and PTC systems are not 
integrated on the locomotive and its concurrent use would be 
potentially confusing and distracting to the train crew due to 
differences in the content of its displays, audible and visual alerts 
provided, and required acknowledgement protocols.
    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 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 parties 
desire 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 June 23, 2017 will be considered by FRA 
before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be 
considered if practicable.
    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 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

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https://www.transportation.gov/privacy. See also https://www.regulations.gov/privacyNotice for the privacy notice of 
regulations.gov.

Robert C. Lauby,
Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer.
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