Petition for Waiver of Compliance, 37286-37287 [2017-16796]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 37286 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 152 / Wednesday, August 9, 2017 / Notices use at the Louisville International Airport. The request consists of approximately 0.24 acres to the Commonwealth of Kentucky for use as a permanent utility easement for the relocated portion of Grade Lane. DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 8, 2017. ADDRESSES: Comments on this notice may be mailed or delivered in triplicate to the FAA at the following address: Memphis Airports District Office, Attn: Brian A. Tenkhoff, Program Manager, 2600 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Suite 2250, Memphis, TN 38118. In addition, one copy of any comments submitted to the FAA must be mailed or delivered to Mr. Charles T. Miller, Executive Director, Louisville Regional Airport Authority at the following address: 700 Administration Drive, Louisville, KY 40209. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian A. Tenkhoff, Program Manager, Federal Aviation Administration, Memphis Airports District Office, 2600 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Suite 2250, Memphis, TN 38118–2482. The application may be reviewed in person at this same location, by appointment. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the request to release property for non-aeronautical purposes at Louisville International Airport, Louisville, KY 40209 under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2). The FAA determined that the request to release property at Louisville International Airport (SDF) submitted by the Sponsor meets the procedural requirements of the FAA and the release of the property does not and will not impact future aviation needs at the airport. The FAA may approve the request, in whole or in part, no sooner than thirty days after the publication of this notice. The following is a brief overview of the request: The Louisville Regional Airport Authority is proposing the release of approximately 0.24 acres to the Commonwealth of Kentucky for use as a permanent utility easement for the relocated portion of Grade Lane. In turn, allowing U.S. Department of Homeland Security to enhance security for the KYANG base at the airport. This property is located along the existing airport eastern property line extending approximately 1,400 feet along I–65. The proposed use of this property is compatible with airport operations. Any person may inspect, by appointment, the request in person at the FAA office listed above under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:00 Aug 08, 2017 Jkt 241001 Issued in Memphis, Tennessee on August 3, 2017. Tommy L. Dupree, Assistant Manager, Memphis Airports District Office, Southern Region. [FR Doc. 2017–16803 Filed 8–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2016–0063] 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 May 20, 2016, the Strasburg Railroad Company (SRC) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR 222.21. FRA assigned the petition docket number FRA–2016–0063. Specifically, SRC seeks a waiver from 49 CFR 222.21, When must a locomotive horn be used? so that the locomotive horn is not sounded when approaching a public highway-rail grade crossing while passing livestock near the train if the crossing is observed to be clear and the crossing protection is activated. SRC’s historic, excursion, and switching operations are conducted on Class 2 main track located in Amish farmland where horse and mule teams are used for farming and transportation. SRC’s main track has four public highway crossings, all protected by gates and flashers. All crossings are two lane roads that are not heavily trafficked by motor vehicles. SRC requests this relief to avoid causing incidents and injuries involving Amish animal teams, equipment, and people as the animals may be startled by the train whistle or bell. Most of the Amish animals are accustomed to the steam locomotives and railroad equipment; but animals are unpredictable and may be spooked by the train, particularly the sounding of the whistle and bell. SRC has observed incidents with animal teams because the animals were startled by the whistle and/or bell of the locomotive, resulting in damage and injury to the animals, occupants of the carriages, the carriages, and crossing gate mechanisms. Since 1958, it has been common practice for SRC crews to refrain from blowing the whistle or ringing the bell when they see a team nearby, including when the train is occupying highwayrail grade crossings. Determination of the status of the crossing protection, PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 location of the team, and status of motor vehicles are all considered by an SRC crew when deciding whether to occupy a crossing without using the bell or whistle. There have been no incidents at crossings as a result of not blowing the whistle or ringing the bell. 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 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 September 25, 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.). 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\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 152 / Wednesday, August 9, 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. 2017–16796 Filed 8–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [U.S. DOT Docket No. NHTSA–2017–0048] Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DOT. ACTION: Request for public comment on proposed collection of information. AGENCY: Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatements of previously approved collections. This document describes an Information Collection Request (ICR) for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. SUMMARY: Comments must be submitted on or before October 10, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID Number NHTSA–2017–0048 using any of the following methods: Electronic Submissions: Go to http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. Mail: Docket Management Facility, M–30, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Fax: 1–202–493–2251. Instructions: Each submission must include the Agency name and the Docket number for this Notice. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http:// sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:00 Aug 08, 2017 Jkt 241001 www.regulations.gov including any personal information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Randolph Atkins, Ph.D., Contracting Officer’s Representative, Office of Behavioral Safety Research (NTI–131), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., W46–500, Washington, DC, 20590. Dr. Atkins’ phone number is 202–366– 5597 and his email address is randolph.atkins@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before an agency submits a proposed collection of information to OMB for approval, it must publish a document in the Federal Register providing a 60-day comment period and otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of information. The OMB has promulgated regulations describing what must be included in such a document. Under OMB’s regulations (at 5 CFR 1320.8(d)), an agency must ask for public comment on the following: (i) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (ii) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) How to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (iv) How to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. In compliance with these requirements, NHTSA asks for public comment on the following proposed collection of information: Title: Compliance-Based Ignition Interlock Removal. Type of Request: New information collection request. OMB Clearance Number: None. Form Number: NHTSA Form 1395. Requested Expiration Date of Approval: 3 years from date of approval. Summary of the Collection of Information—The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposes to collect information from 31 States that have policies for the compliance-based removal (CBR) of alcohol ignition interlock devices (AIIDs). The study will be conducted in PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37287 two phases. In phase one, information will be collected on the details of the States’ implementation of CBR and information on their CBR-related data to identify States with sufficient data to conduct an evaluation of the effects of CBR on DUI recidivism. It will also identify States’ interested in participating in an evaluation of CBR effectiveness. We anticipate that information will come from State officials familiar with their States’ interlock programs. It may also be necessary to collect data from interlock providers in those States. We estimate that this phase of data collection will involve contacting and interviewing an average of three people per State (93 total). Initial contacts will be made by telephone and email. Data will then be collected through semi-structured faceto-face and telephone interviews. The second phase of the study will be an evaluation of CBR effectiveness using the States’ existing data. These evaluations will be conducted in up to four States, depending on phase one findings regarding data availability and interest in participation. Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use of the Information—NHTSA was established by the Highway Safety Act of 1970 (23 U.S.C. 101) to carry out a Congressional mandate to reduce the number of deaths, injuries, and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes on the Nation’s highways. NHTSA is authorized to conduct research as a foundation for the development of motor vehicle standards and traffic safety programs. Alcohol impairment is one of the primary causes of motor vehicle crashes on the Nation’s highways. In 2015, 29 percent of all motor-vehicle traffic fatalities involved alcohol impairment, resulting in the loss of 10,265 lives. A vehicle equipped with an AIID requires the driver to provide a breath sample to start the vehicle. If the breath sample is above a set limit for Breath Alcohol Concentration (BrAC), then the vehicle will not start. AIIDs have been shown to reduce driving-under-the-influence (DUI) recidivism of DUI offenders who have AIIDs installed on their vehicles; however, the effect tends to dissipate once the devices are removed. The data generated by the AIIDs can be used to identify offenders unable to comply with interlock program requirements. It is believed that these are the offenders most likely to recidivate. CBR programs are designed to reduce recidivism by delaying removal of the AIID for these offenders. The purpose of the study is to provide critical information needed by NHTSA E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 152 (Wednesday, August 9, 2017)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-16796]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2016-0063]


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 May 20, 2016, the 
Strasburg Railroad Company (SRC) petitioned the Federal Railroad 
Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions 
of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR 222.21. 
FRA assigned the petition docket number FRA-2016-0063.
    Specifically, SRC seeks a waiver from 49 CFR 222.21, When must a 
locomotive horn be used? so that the locomotive horn is not sounded 
when approaching a public highway-rail grade crossing while passing 
livestock near the train if the crossing is observed to be clear and 
the crossing protection is activated. SRC's historic, excursion, and 
switching operations are conducted on Class 2 main track located in 
Amish farmland where horse and mule teams are used for farming and 
transportation. SRC's main track has four public highway crossings, all 
protected by gates and flashers. All crossings are two lane roads that 
are not heavily trafficked by motor vehicles.
    SRC requests this relief to avoid causing incidents and injuries 
involving Amish animal teams, equipment, and people as the animals may 
be startled by the train whistle or bell. Most of the Amish animals are 
accustomed to the steam locomotives and railroad equipment; but animals 
are unpredictable and may be spooked by the train, particularly the 
sounding of the whistle and bell. SRC has observed incidents with 
animal teams because the animals were startled by the whistle and/or 
bell of the locomotive, resulting in damage and injury to the animals, 
occupants of the carriages, the carriages, and crossing gate 
mechanisms.
    Since 1958, it has been common practice for SRC crews to refrain 
from blowing the whistle or ringing the bell when they see a team 
nearby, including when the train is occupying highway-rail grade 
crossings. Determination of the status of the crossing protection, 
location of the team, and status of motor vehicles are all considered 
by an SRC crew when deciding whether to occupy a crossing without using 
the bell or whistle. There have been no incidents at crossings as a 
result of not blowing the whistle or ringing the bell.
    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 
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 September 25, 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.). 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.
[FR Doc. 2017-16796 Filed 8-8-17; 8:45 am]
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