Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System, 28931-28932 [2017-13235]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 121 / Monday, June 26, 2017 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES to the road ahead, highway signs and signals, and all mirrors, DTNA believes that the exemption would maintain a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety achieved without the exemption. DTNA has applied for an exemption from 49 CFR 393.60(e)(1) to allow an Attention Assist and Lane Departure Warning system camera to be mounted lower in the windshield than is currently permitted. A copy of the application is included in the docket referenced at the beginning of this notice. Section 393.60(e)(1)(i) of the FMCSRs prohibits the obstruction of the driver’s field of view by devices mounted at the top of the windshield. Antennas and similar devices must not be mounted more than 152 mm (6 inches) below the upper edge of the windshield, and outside the driver’s sight lines to the road and highway signs and signals. Section 393.60(e)(1)(i) does not apply to vehicle safety technologies, as defined in § 390.5 as including ‘‘a fleet-related incident management system, performance or behavior management system, speed management system, lane departure warning system, forward collision warning or mitigation system, active cruise control system, and transponder.’’ Section 393.60(e)(1)(ii) requires devices with vehicle safety technologies to be mounted (1) not more than 100 mm (4 inches) below the upper edge of the area swept by the windshield wipers, or (2) not more than 175 mm (7 inches) above the lower edge of the area swept by the windshield wipers, and outside the driver’s sight lines to the road and highway signs and signals. In its application, DTNA states: DTNA has created a CAD layout of a typical DTNA conventional type truck to verify that the safety device does not significantly obstruct the FMVSS 104 specified zones A, B, or C for passenger cars of 1730 or more mm overall width. (See Figure 1.) In fact, the device only obstructs 0.0% of zone C, 1.2% of zone B, and 2.8% of zone A. DTNA has installed prototype camera housings in fifteen DTNA conventional type vehicles and assessed the impact of the camera on driver and passenger visibility on over 50 CDL drivers and over 900,000 miles. This includes over-the-road mileage accumulation through a mixture of mountain, freeway, highway, and city routes. (See Figure 2 for a photograph taken from the driver seat.) All drivers and passengers agreed that there was no noticeable obstruction to the normal sight lines to the road ahead, highway signs, signals, or any mirrors. Driver comments included: ‘‘The position of the MPC1 camera system does not negatively impact visibility.’’ The proposed exemption will increase safety by providing Attention Assist and Lane Departure Warning. The exemption will also allow DTNA to enable additional safety features in the future that will provide further safety benefits such as traffic sign recognition, active lane keeping, video capture, and intelligent headlight control. This safety device will become a critical enabler for future technology such as Autonomous Vehicles. In the DTNA installation, the camera housing is approximately 102 mm (4.01 inches) wide by 177 mm (6.97 inches) tall. We propose to mount the camera such that it is in the approximate center of the top of the windshield and such that the bottom edge of the camera is approximately 7 inches below the upper edge of the windshield, outside of the driver’s (and passenger’s) normal sight lines to the road ahead, highway signs and signals, and all mirrors. This location will allow for the optimal functionality of the advanced safety systems supported by the camera. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31315 and 31136(e), FMCSA requests public comment from all interested persons on DTNA’s application for an exemption from 49 CFR 393.60. All comments received before the close of business on the comment closing date indicated at the beginning of this notice will be considered and will be available for examination in the docket at the location listed under the ADDRESSES section of this notice. Comments received after the comment closing date will be filed in the public docket and will be considered to the extent practicable. In addition to late comments, FMCSA will also continue to file, in the public docket, relevant information that becomes available after the comment closing date. Interested persons should continue to examine the public docket for new material. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Jun 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 While the application states that the camera will be mounted 7 inches below the upper edge of the windshield, DTNA provided supplemental information to clarify that the camera system will be mounted 8.5 inches below the upper edge of the area swept by the windshield wipers. The exemption would apply to all CMV operators driving DTNA vehicles with the Attention Assist and Lane Departure Warning system camera installed. Daimler believes that mounting the system as described would maintain a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety achieved without the exemption. Request for Comments PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28931 Issued on: June 15, 2017. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2017–13126 Filed 6–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2017–0051] 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 June 7, 2017, 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–2017–0051. 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 two derails, one in each direction approaching the Spuyten Duyvil bridge on Main Track #1, at Inwood interlocking, milepost (MP) 9.9 on the New York Division, Hudson Line, Inwood, New York. Amtrak would like to remove the derails as they have been rendered obsolete by advanced technologies which ensure that trains stop rather than derail. They have been a source of considerable delay to time-sensitive passenger trains. Amtrak desires to remove these derails from the main tracks to eliminate maintenance and operation of obsolete hardware that is no longer needed, and to reduce delays caused by failures of the derails. Each of the interlocking home signals protecting these derails and the associated movable bridge are equipped with 100Hz coded cab signal system with speed control. The interlockings have also been equipped with both Advanced Civil Speed Enforcement System and Positive Train Stop. 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. E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1 28932 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 121 / Monday, June 26, 2017 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 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: 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 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. 2017–13235 Filed 6–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Jun 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2017–0041] Petition for Waiver of Compliance Under part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this document provides the public notice that on May 16, 2017, the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA, doing business as Metrolink) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR part 231, Railroad Safety Appliance Standards. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2017–0041. SCRRA has purchased newly designed F125 diesel-electric locomotives for use in commuter service. The new locomotives are manufactured by Progress Rail in Muncie, IN. SCRRA requests relief from 49 CFR 231.17(e), Handrails and steps for headlights, to use a man-lift to facilitate the replacement of headlight bulbs and other maintenance items required at the front of the locomotive cab when the unit is not at a repair facility. 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 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 of Safety, Chief Safety Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–13234 Filed 6–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor Project in Los Angeles, CA Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement. AGENCY: The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has initiated the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the West Santa Ana Branch (WSAB) Transit Corridor Project (Project) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The Project is a proposed light rail transit (LRT) line that would extend approximately 20 miles and connect downtown Los Angeles to southeast Los Angeles County, serving the cities and communities of Arts District, Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, unincorporated SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 121 (Monday, June 26, 2017)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2017-0051]


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 June 7, 2017, 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-2017-0051.

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 two derails, one in each direction 
approaching the Spuyten Duyvil bridge on Main Track #1, at Inwood 
interlocking, milepost (MP) 9.9 on the New York Division, Hudson Line, 
Inwood, New York.
    Amtrak would like to remove the derails as they have been rendered 
obsolete by advanced technologies which ensure that trains stop rather 
than derail. They have been a source of considerable delay to time-
sensitive passenger trains. Amtrak desires to remove these derails from 
the main tracks to eliminate maintenance and operation of obsolete 
hardware that is no longer needed, and to reduce delays caused by 
failures of the derails. Each of the interlocking home signals 
protecting these derails and the associated movable bridge are equipped 
with 100Hz coded cab signal system with speed control. The 
interlockings have also been equipped with both Advanced Civil Speed 
Enforcement System and Positive Train Stop.
    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.

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    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: 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 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. 2017-13235 Filed 6-23-17; 8:45 am]
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