Notice of Application for Approval To Discontinue or Modify a Railroad Signal System, 39646-39647 [2017-17586]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES 39646 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 160 / Monday, August 21, 2017 / Notices Appendix B, § 232.17(b)(2) with no decrease to public safety. 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 October 5, 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Aug 18, 2017 Jkt 241001 Issued in Washington, DC on August 11, 2017. John Karl Alexy, Director, Office of Safety Analysis. [FR Doc. 2017–17585 Filed 8–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2016–0116] Notice of Application for Approval To Discontinue or Modify 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 July 21, 2017, CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) requesting reconsideration of a prior FRA decision granting conditional relief from certain provisions of 49 CFR part 236. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2016–0116. In a May 30, 2017 decision, the FRA’s Railroad Safety Board (Board) conditionally approved CSXT’s petition for a waiver of compliance from 49 CFR 236.60, Switch Shunting Circuit; Use Restricted. The Board stated in its decision the single condition of this relief was that it did not apply in Positive Train Control (PTC) territory or on tracks leading to PTC territory. CSXT states the May 30th decision did not provide an explanation why this condition was included. As CSXT explains in its request for reconsideration, under the requirements of the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110–432, Oct. 16, 2008), and the Positive Train Control Enforcement and Implementation Act of 2015 (Pub. L. 114–73, 129 Stat. 576, 582, Oct. 29, 2015), all required PTC hardware must be installed on or before December 31, 2018. CSXT has determined that, to date, there are approximately 250 switches utilizing shunt only protection on subdivisions where PTC has been installed or must be installed by December 31, 2018. CSXT states that excluding all PTC territory and tracks leading to PTC territory from the waiver would require it to modify these 250 switches by adding track circuit breaks to each location on or before December 31, 2018. CSXT asserts that while it remains on track to meet its PTC hardware installation requirement, also requiring these shunt-only protected switches to be modified puts CSXT’s ability to meet this deadline into serious jeopardy, PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 because it would add a significant amount of unplanned work to Engineering Department employees. As an alternative to this requirement to modify shunt only protected switches in PTC territory, CSXT requests that the Board modify the waiver to allow CSXT to grandfather the current 250 shuntonly protected switches located in PTC territory or on tracks leading to PTC territory into this waiver. A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications concerning the petition, is available for review online at www.regulatons.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 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 October 5, 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 E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 160 / Monday, August 21, 2017 / Notices 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/privacy Notice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov. Issued in Washington, DC, on August 14, 2017. John Karl Alexy, Director, Office of Safety Analysis. [FR Doc. 2017–17586 Filed 8–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for projects in Norwalk, Connecticut and Indianapolis, Indiana. The purpose of this notice is to announce publicly the environmental decisions by FTA on the subject projects and to activate the limitation on any claims that may challenge these final environmental actions. SUMMARY: By this notice, FTA is advising the public of final agency actions subject to Section 139(l) of Title 23, United States Code (U.S.C.). A claim seeking judicial review of FTA actions announced herein for the listed public transportation projects will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before January 18, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy-Ellen Zusman, Assistant Chief Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, (312) 353–2577 or Alan Tabachnick, Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Environmental Programs, (202) 366–8541. FTA is located at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that FTA has taken final agency actions by issuing certain approvals for the public transportation projects listed below. The actions on the projects, as well as the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the documentation issued in connection with the projects to comply with the National asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Aug 18, 2017 Jkt 241001 Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and in other documents in the FTA administrative record for the projects. Interested parties may contact either the project sponsor or the FTA Regional Office for more information. Contact information for FTA’s Regional Offices may be found at https:// www.fta.dot.gov. This notice applies to all FTA decisions on the listed projects as of the issuance date of this notice and all laws under which such actions were taken, including, but not limited to, NEPA [42 U.S.C. 4321–4375], Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966 [49 U.S.C. 303], Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act [16 U.S.C. 470f], and the Clean Air Act [42 U.S.C. 7401–7671q]. This notice does not, however, alter or extend the limitation period for challenges of project decisions subject to previous notices published in the Federal Register. The projects and actions that are the subject of this notice follow: 1. Project name and location: Walk Bridge Replacement Project, Norwalk, Connecticut. Project sponsor: Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT). Project description: The project consists of removing the existing railroad bridge structure and replacing it with two sideby-side 240-foot open-deck through truss vertical lift spans across the Norwalk River. Each would have separate mechanical and electrical equipment and controls so that each span can work independently of the other, or in unison as needed. Final agency actions: Section 4(f) determination; a Section 106 Memorandum of Agreement, dated May 25, 2017; project-level air quality conformity; and a Finding of No Significant Impact, dated July 17, 2017. Supporting documentation: Environmental Assessment, dated August 2016, and the July 6, 2017, Determination of Adequacy issued by the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management on the Record of Decision prepared by the Connecticut Department of Transportation in accordance with the Connecticut Environmental Policy Act (CEPA). 2. Project name and location: IndyGo Red Line Rapid Transit Project—Phase 1, Indianapolis, Indiana, and Marion County. Project Sponsor: Indiana Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo). Project description: The project establishes a 13.1-mile long bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor with 28 stations; transit signal priority (TSP) at all 36 signalized intersections; minor curb realignments near stations and at intersections; removal or limiting 34 PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39647 existing left turns (but including new Uturn locations for access to local businesses and destinations); and limited expansion of existing corridor right of way (ROW) along College Avenue and Meridian Street. Final agency actions: Section 4(f) de minimis impact determination, a Section 106 Memorandum of Agreement dated December 6, 2016, project-level air quality conformity, and a determination of the applicability of a Documented Categorical Exclusion pursuant to 23 CFR 771.118(d) dated October 19, 2016. Supporting documentation: Documented Categorical Exclusion checklist and supporting materials dated September, 2016. Lucy Garliauskas, Associate Administrator Planning and Environment. [FR Doc. 2017–17539 Filed 8–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD–2017–0148] Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel REFLECTION; Invitation for Public Comments Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. DATES: Submit comments on or before September 20, 2017. ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD–2017–0148. Written comments may be submitted by hand or by mail to the Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. You may also send comments electronically via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. All comments will become part of this docket and will be available for inspection and copying at the above address between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. 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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-17586]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2016-0116]


Notice of Application for Approval To Discontinue or Modify 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 July 21, 2017, CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT) petitioned the 
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) requesting reconsideration of a 
prior FRA decision granting conditional relief from certain provisions 
of 49 CFR part 236. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA-2016-
0116.
    In a May 30, 2017 decision, the FRA's Railroad Safety Board (Board) 
conditionally approved CSXT's petition for a waiver of compliance from 
49 CFR 236.60, Switch Shunting Circuit; Use Restricted. The Board 
stated in its decision the single condition of this relief was that it 
did not apply in Positive Train Control (PTC) territory or on tracks 
leading to PTC territory. CSXT states the May 30th decision did not 
provide an explanation why this condition was included.
    As CSXT explains in its request for reconsideration, under the 
requirements of the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-
432, Oct. 16, 2008), and the Positive Train Control Enforcement and 
Implementation Act of 2015 (Pub. L. 114-73, 129 Stat. 576, 582, Oct. 
29, 2015), all required PTC hardware must be installed on or before 
December 31, 2018. CSXT has determined that, to date, there are 
approximately 250 switches utilizing shunt only protection on 
subdivisions where PTC has been installed or must be installed by 
December 31, 2018. CSXT states that excluding all PTC territory and 
tracks leading to PTC territory from the waiver would require it to 
modify these 250 switches by adding track circuit breaks to each 
location on or before December 31, 2018. CSXT asserts that while it 
remains on track to meet its PTC hardware installation requirement, 
also requiring these shunt-only protected switches to be modified puts 
CSXT's ability to meet this deadline into serious jeopardy, because it 
would add a significant amount of unplanned work to Engineering 
Department employees.
    As an alternative to this requirement to modify shunt only 
protected switches in PTC territory, CSXT requests that the Board 
modify the waiver to allow CSXT to grandfather the current 250 shunt-
only protected switches located in PTC territory or on tracks leading 
to PTC territory into this waiver.
    A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications 
concerning the petition, is available for review online at 
www.regulatons.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 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 October 5, 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

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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.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on August 14, 2017.
John Karl Alexy,
Director, Office of Safety Analysis.
[FR Doc. 2017-17586 Filed 8-18-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-06-P