Petition for Waiver of Compliance, 43656-43657 [2017-19682]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSKBBY8HB2PROD with NOTICES 43656 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 179 / Monday, September 18, 2017 / Notices petition, is available for review online at www.regulations.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 November 2, 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.). 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 www.transportation.gov/privacy. See also http://www.regulations.gov/privacy VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:54 Sep 15, 2017 Jkt 241001 Notice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov. Robert C. Lauby, Associate Administrator for Safety, Chief Safety Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–19684 Filed 9–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2017–0091] 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 notice that on August 31, 2017, Norfolk Southern Corporation (NS) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) seeking approval to discontinue or modify a signal system. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2017– 0091. Applicant: Norfolk Southern Corporation, Mr. B.L. Sykes, Chief Engineer C&S Engineering, 1200 Peachtree Street NE., Atlanta, GA 30309. NS seeks to discontinue the signal system on the Meadville Line between Greenville, PA, milepost (MP) MI 128.6 and control point (CP) Hubbard MP MI 150.8 at Hubbard, OH. This includes CP Cole, CP Sharpsville, two head block signals and 18 automatic signals. New operative approach signals will be placed at MP Ml 148.6 in approach to CP Hubbard and at MP Ml 133.8 in approach to Shenango. The main track between MP Ml 128.6 and CP Hubbard MP Ml 150.8 will be converted to NS Rule 171 operation. The sidings within the application limits at Cole, Budd, Clark and Sharpsville will be made noncontrolled, other than main track. The reason for the proposed change is that operations no longer require a signal system. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00143 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 November 2, 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. 2017–19688 Filed 9–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2002–14084] Petition for Waiver of Compliance Under Part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this provides E:\FR\FM\18SEN1.SGM 18SEN1 sradovich on DSKBBY8HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 179 / Monday, September 18, 2017 / Notices the public notice that on August 29, 2017, the San Luis Central Railroad (SLC) 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 223. FRA assigned the petition docket number FRA–2002–14084. Specifically, the SLC seeks to renew an existing waiver of compliance from the glazing regulations in 49 CFR 223.11, Requirements for existing locomotives, for two locomotives, identified as SLC 70 and SLC 71. The SLC is located in Monte Vista, Colorado, and operates a short line railroad with yard limits of 13 miles. Both locomotives operate at a speed not exceeding 10 miles per hour. Both locomotives are presently equipped with laminated tinted glass with 0.030″ lamination and an AS–1 rating. The SLC represents that the locomotives and glazing are in good condition, and there is no record of vandalism on SLC property. Since SLC’s original waiver was granted in 2003, there have been no accidents, incidents, or injuries to employees that involved the window glazing of locomotives SLC 70 and SLC 71. 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, 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:54 Sep 15, 2017 Jkt 241001 • 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 18, 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.). 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 www.transportation.gov/privacy. See also http://www.regulations.gov/privacy Notice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov. Robert C. Lauby, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–19682 Filed 9–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2017–0082] 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 August 21, 2017, the Denver Regional Transportation District Commuter Rail (RTDC) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) seeking approval to discontinue or modify a signal system. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2017–0082. Applicant: Regional Transportation District Commuter Rail, Mr. Allen W. Miller, Senior Manager, Commuter Rail, Contracted Services, 1560 Broadway, Suite 600, Denver, Colorado 80202. The Regional Transportation District (RTD) is the owner of the line segment and BNSF Railway (BNSF) and the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) are the operators. RTDC seeks to modify the Automatic Block Signal PO 00000 Frm 00144 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43657 (ABS) and Traffic Control System (TCS) on the BNSF and RTDC line segment between the 41D and 43D derails, switch 29, and the 8S signal, on the East and West Yard Track segments near Denver Union Station (DUS) Interlocking, between MP 0.00 and MP 0.49. The application states that BNSF uses this 500-foot line segment between the 41D and 43D derails, switch 29, and the 8S signal primarily for locomotive switching moves and Amtrak operates on this line segment to move in and out of DUS Tracks #4 and #5 for passenger operations. The current signal system design uses the 41D, East yard track, and 43D West yard track, switch indication lights to govern traffic in advance of the derails on the yard tracks and in approach to the 8S signal at DUS Interlocking. The 41D and 43D derails and switch 29 are interlocked with the 8S signal at DUS Interlocking. The violation of the 8S signal, toward DUS, is safeguarded by the 49D derail. Disconnecting the circuitry of the 41D and 43D derail and switch 29 from 8S signal at DUS Interlocking is proposed in order to comply with provisions of 49 CFR part 236. The application goes on to describe the work that would be done if approved. All existing home signals will be retained. The 41D and 43D derails, switch 29, and associated switch indication lights will remain powered but will be controlled and monitored independently from the DUS Interlocking. The movement of switch 29 will be electrically tied to the 41D and 43D derails. Positioning of switch 29 will be determined by the position of the corresponding derail, aligning to the derail which is in the non-derailing position and locked. Although the switch and derails will be removed from the DUS Interlocking logics, a minimum of two indications from switch 29— switch position and the locked indication—will be established in order to provide safe routing through DUS between the platform and beyond the 41D and 43D derails in both directions. The design will be fail-safe. Sufficient provision will exist to protect unauthorized access to DUS Interlocking via the 49D derail to protect against any train that may violate the 8S signal at DUS Interlocking. As an additional safety measure a minimum of 100 feet of center gauge restraining rail will be installed south of the 49D derail, toward DUS, to protect against incursion into the RTDC tracks. The reasons given by RTDC for the proposed changes are improvements to reliability and safety, expedited train movements, and compliance with 49 E:\FR\FM\18SEN1.SGM 18SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 179 (Monday, September 18, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43656-43657]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-19682]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2002-14084]


Petition for Waiver of Compliance

    Under Part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this 
provides

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the public notice that on August 29, 2017, the San Luis Central 
Railroad (SLC) 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 223. FRA assigned the 
petition docket number FRA-2002-14084.
    Specifically, the SLC seeks to renew an existing waiver of 
compliance from the glazing regulations in 49 CFR 223.11, Requirements 
for existing locomotives, for two locomotives, identified as SLC 70 and 
SLC 71. The SLC is located in Monte Vista, Colorado, and operates a 
short line railroad with yard limits of 13 miles. Both locomotives 
operate at a speed not exceeding 10 miles per hour. Both locomotives 
are presently equipped with laminated tinted glass with 0.030'' 
lamination and an AS-1 rating. The SLC represents that the locomotives 
and glazing are in good condition, and there is no record of vandalism 
on SLC property.
    Since SLC's original waiver was granted in 2003, there have been no 
accidents, incidents, or injuries to employees that involved the window 
glazing of locomotives SLC 70 and SLC 71.
    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, 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 18, 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.). 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 www.transportation.gov/privacy. 
See also http://www.regulations.gov/privacyNotice for the privacy 
notice of regulations.gov.

Robert C. Lauby,
Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-19682 Filed 9-15-17; 8:45 am]
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