Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System, 28220 [2017-12795]

Download as PDF 28220 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 117 / Tuesday, June 20, 2017 / Notices and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program.) Authority: 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). Issued on: June 8, 2017. John Simkins, Planning and Environment Team Leader. [FR Doc. 2017–12629 Filed 6–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2017–0037] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD 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, Union Pacific Railroad (UP) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) seeking approval to discontinue or modify a signal system. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2017– 0037. Applicant: Union Pacific Railroad, Mr. Kevin D. Hicks, AVP Engineering— Design, 1400 Douglas Street, MS 0910, Omaha, NE 68179. UP seeks to retire the power crossover connecting to the Alton Industrial Lead and the power switch connecting to the Wood River Yard at control point X262 on the Springfield Subdivision in Alton, IL. Both mainline switch machines will be replaced with electric locks. The power crossover connecting the two mainline signals will remain. The signals governing movement into and out of the yard and industrial lead will be retired, and the mainline signals upgraded to current standards and aspect progressions. The purpose of this retirement is to facilitate switching operations in the yard and industrial lead and increase mainline velocity. 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 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Jun 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 August 4, 2017 will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be considered as far as 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 Safety, Chief Safety Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–12795 Filed 6–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2017–0040] 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 and 49 U.S.C. PO 00000 Frm 00178 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20502(a), this document provides the public notice that on April 24, 2017, the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) seeking approval for the discontinuance or modification of a signal system. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2017–0040. Applicant: National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Mr. Nicholas J. Croce III, PE, Deputy Chief Engineer C&S, Acting, 2995 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Amtrak seeks to remove the wayside automatic signals’ Numbers 532–2, 532– 3, 533–2 and 533–3, milepost (MP) 53.3, and automatic signals’ Numbers 552–2, 552–3, 553–2 and 553–3, MP 55.2, between interlockings Prince and Bacon, on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor, Mid-Atlantic Division, Perryville, MD. The reason for removal of the signals is that Amtrak is installing new clear block signals at Prince and Bacon interlockings to establish Northeast Operating Rules Advisory Committee Rule 562 territory, cab signals without fixed automatic block signals, on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor, MidAtlantic Division, Main Line Philadelphia to Washington. With the proposed addition of the clear block signals at Prince and Bacon the automatic block signals are not necessary and require additional maintenance. The changes proposed are to remove the wayside signals on both Track No. 2 and No. 3 at automatic block points 553 and 552. Both locations will remain in service as block points without wayside signals. 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 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 E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 117 (Tuesday, June 20, 2017)]
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[FR Doc No: 2017-12795]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2017-0037]


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, Union Pacific Railroad (UP) petitioned the Federal 
Railroad Administration (FRA) seeking approval to discontinue or modify 
a signal system. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA-2017-0037.
    Applicant: Union Pacific Railroad, Mr. Kevin D. Hicks, AVP 
Engineering--Design, 1400 Douglas Street, MS 0910, Omaha, NE 68179.
    UP seeks to retire the power crossover connecting to the Alton 
Industrial Lead and the power switch connecting to the Wood River Yard 
at control point X262 on the Springfield Subdivision in Alton, IL. Both 
mainline switch machines will be replaced with electric locks. The 
power crossover connecting the two mainline signals will remain. The 
signals governing movement into and out of the yard and industrial lead 
will be retired, and the mainline signals upgraded to current standards 
and aspect progressions. The purpose of this retirement is to 
facilitate switching operations in the yard and industrial lead and 
increase mainline velocity.
    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 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 August 4, 2017 will be considered by FRA 
before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be 
considered as far as 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 Safety, Chief Safety Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-12795 Filed 6-19-17; 8:45 am]
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