Petition for Waiver of Compliance, 32601 [2017-14809]

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[FR Doc. 2017–14798 Filed 7–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2017–0058] mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Petition for Waiver of Compliance Under part 211 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this provides the public notice that on June 22, 2017, the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver from compliance with certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations in Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 238, Passenger Equipment Safety Standards. FRA assigned the petition docket number FRA–2017–0058. Amtrak awarded a contract to car builder Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) on August 23, 2010 for a fleet of 130 Long Distance Single Level (LDSL) passenger cars, composed of four car types. The contract presently calls for delivery of 70 baggage cars (61000 series) and 10 baggage-crew dormitory cars (69000 series) for Amtrak crew use, 25 dining cars (68000 series), and 25 sleeping cars (62500 series). Amtrak requests relief for the LDSL passenger cars from the requirements of 49 CFR 238.131(b), Safety System for Manual and Powered Side Doors— Propulsion Interlock, for passenger cars beginning service after February 5, 2018. Amtrak states that some car deliveries for this procurement will fall after February 5, 2018, which is the effective date for this new regulation. It is projected that the 25 sleeping cars and 10 baggage-dormitory cars will be delivered after February 5, 2018. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:44 Jul 13, 2017 Jkt 241001 New Jersey Ave. 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 August 28, 2017 will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be considered if 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.). 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 Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–14809 Filed 7–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32601 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2017–0036] 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 2, 2017, the Steelton and Highspire Railroad (SH) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR 229.123, Pilots snowplows, and end plates. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2017–0036. SH requests relief from the requirement to equip locomotives with a pilot, snowplow, or end plate that measures 3 to 6 inches above the rail per the requirements of 49 CFR 229.123. SH is a terminal and switching railroad serving the ArcelorMittal steel plant located in Steelton, PA, performing yard switching service and interchange service with Norfolk Southern (NS) Railway. SH operates within the confines of the steel plant except for the interchange of cars with NS in a yard immediately adjacent to the plant boundary. Locomotive movements are limited to a maximum speed of 10 mph. SH operates six switcher locomotives, and has operated with such a waiver since February 1981. During that time, there have been no incidents related to the absence of end plates. 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: E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2017-0058]


Petition for Waiver of Compliance

    Under part 211 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations 
(CFR), this provides the public notice that on June 22, 2017, the 
National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) petitioned the Federal 
Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver from compliance with certain 
provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations in Title 49 Code 
of Federal Regulations Part 238, Passenger Equipment Safety Standards. 
FRA assigned the petition docket number FRA-2017-0058.
    Amtrak awarded a contract to car builder Construcciones y Auxiliar 
de Ferrocarriles (CAF) on August 23, 2010 for a fleet of 130 Long 
Distance Single Level (LDSL) passenger cars, composed of four car 
types. The contract presently calls for delivery of 70 baggage cars 
(61000 series) and 10 baggage-crew dormitory cars (69000 series) for 
Amtrak crew use, 25 dining cars (68000 series), and 25 sleeping cars 
(62500 series).
    Amtrak requests relief for the LDSL passenger cars from the 
requirements of 49 CFR 238.131(b), Safety System for Manual and Powered 
Side Doors--Propulsion Interlock, for passenger cars beginning service 
after February 5, 2018. Amtrak states that some car deliveries for this 
procurement will fall after February 5, 2018, which is the effective 
date for this new regulation. It is projected that the 25 sleeping cars 
and 10 baggage-dormitory cars will be delivered after February 5, 2018. 
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 Ave. 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 August 28, 2017 will be considered by 
FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date 
will be considered if 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.). 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 Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-14809 Filed 7-13-17; 8:45 am]
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