Petition for Waiver of Compliance, 42417 [2017-18898]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 172 / Thursday, September 7, 2017 / Notices reasoning supporting the exemptions from the 30-minute break time rule and allowing a 14-hour daily on duty-period for drivers of ready-mixed concrete vehicles applies to drivers engaged in the transportation of asphalt and related materials and equipment. Both are perishable products that are not useable if they are not dropped and spread within a brief delivery window. Because of this short delivery window, the routes from the production facility to the delivery site for both products are limited to less than 40 miles, and the time spent actually driving a CMV is typically only a few hours per day. Thus in both cases, the drivers do not face the same fatigue factors as drivers of longhaul trucks, and therefore do not pose the same risk of a fatigue-related accident as long-haul drivers.’’ NAPA requests that the operation of certain vehicles and equipment (Water Truck, Tack (tar) Distributor, Equipment Hauler and Pick-Sweeper (Street Sweeper)) be included in the definition of ‘‘transportation of asphalt and related materials and equipment’’ for purposes of these exemptions. NAPA states in its application that drivers would remain subject to the HOS regulations and would receive sufficient rest due to the nature of their operations that limit driving to an average of six to seven hours per day or less during the paving season. NAPA believes that granting these exemptions would achieve the same level of safety provided by the two HOS rules. The requested exemptions are for 5 years with renewals. A copy of NAPA’s application for exemptions is available for review in the docket for this notice. Issued on: August 30, 2017. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2017–18985 Filed 9–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2017–0076] mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Petition for Waiver of Compliance Under Part 211 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this document provides the public notice that on July 24, 2017 the New York Susquehanna & Western Technical & Historical Society (THSX) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) 30-minute break requirement [80 FR 17819, April 2, 2015], which section 5206(b)(1)(A) of the FAST Act made into permanent law [129 Stat. 1312, 1537]. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Sep 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 230—Steam Locomotive Inspection and Maintenance Standards. FRA assigned the petition docket number FRA–2017– 0076. THSX maintains and operates No. 142, a 2–8–2 ‘‘Mikado’’ type steam locomotive built in 1989 by the Tangshan Locomotive Works in China for the New York, Susquehanna & Western Railroad. THSX requests relief from performing the 1472 service day inspection (SDI), for No. 142, regarding inspection of the boiler every 15 calendar years or 1472 service days. This is required under CFR 49 Section 230.17—One thousand four hundred seventy-two (1472) service day inspection. THSX is requesting an additional 58 calendar days before performing a 1472 SDI. The previous SDI was performed on September 2, 2002. Granting relief will allow No. 142 an SDI period of 15 calendar years and 58 calendar days while not exceeding 1472 service days. No. 142 is operated by THSX on Belvedere & Delaware Railroad for weekly tourist service. THSX’s justification for requesting relief is that No. 142 has only operated for a total 640 service days within the 15-calendar year period. The extension will allow No. 142 to operate through their busiest tourist season. THSX anticipates approximately 18 additional service days during the requested time extension. 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: PO 00000 Frm 00149 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42417 • 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 23, 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. 2017–18898 Filed 9–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD–2017–0160] Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel BONITA; Invitation for Public Comments Maritime Administration. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07SEN1.SGM 07SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 172 (Thursday, September 7, 2017)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2017-18898]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2017-0076]


Petition for Waiver of Compliance

    Under Part 211 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations 
(CFR), this document provides the public notice that on July 24, 2017 
the New York Susquehanna & Western Technical & Historical Society 
(THSX) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a 
waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad 
safety regulations contained at Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations 
Part 230--Steam Locomotive Inspection and Maintenance Standards. FRA 
assigned the petition docket number FRA-2017-0076.
    THSX maintains and operates No. 142, a 2-8-2 ``Mikado'' type steam 
locomotive built in 1989 by the Tangshan Locomotive Works in China for 
the New York, Susquehanna & Western Railroad. THSX requests relief from 
performing the 1472 service day inspection (SDI), for No. 142, 
regarding inspection of the boiler every 15 calendar years or 1472 
service days. This is required under CFR 49 Section 230.17--One 
thousand four hundred seventy-two (1472) service day inspection. THSX 
is requesting an additional 58 calendar days before performing a 1472 
SDI. The previous SDI was performed on September 2, 2002. Granting 
relief will allow No. 142 an SDI period of 15 calendar years and 58 
calendar days while not exceeding 1472 service days.
    No. 142 is operated by THSX on Belvedere & Delaware Railroad for 
weekly tourist service. THSX's justification for requesting relief is 
that No. 142 has only operated for a total 640 service days within the 
15-calendar year period. The extension will allow No. 142 to operate 
through their busiest tourist season. THSX anticipates approximately 18 
additional service days during the requested time extension.
    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 23, 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. 2017-18898 Filed 9-6-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-06-P