Notice of Application for Approval To Discontinue or Modify a Railroad Signal System, 43655-43656 [2017-19684]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSKBBY8HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 179 / Monday, September 18, 2017 / Notices of the approval to discontinue or modify a signal system. FRA assigned the petition docket number FRA–2013– 0095. Applicant: Grenada Railroad, LLC, David Michaud, General Counsel, 118 South Clinton Street, Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60661. The GRYR seeks an extension of FRA’s approval to discontinue and remove of the automatic block signal (ABS) system between Southaven, Mississippi, milepost (MP) 403.0 and Grenada, Mississippi, MP 617.4. The automatic block signal (ABS) system between Southaven, milepost (MP) 403.0 and Grenada, MS, MP 617.4 is out of service, but remains in place under conditions of FRA’s February 2, 2016, decision letter. The reasons given for the proposed changes were that the GRYR only operates one train a day at any given time, under Track Warrant Control (TWC), making the ABS redundant as well as expensive to maintain, with replacement parts becoming hard to acquire. Grenada Railroad, LLC, was sold to the North Central Mississippi Regional Railroad Authority (NCMRRA). Iowa Pacific Railroad (IPRR) has been designated as the operating railroad for this property by the NCMRRA. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:54 Sep 15, 2017 Jkt 241001 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/ privacyNotice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov. Robert C. Lauby, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–19683 Filed 9–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2017–0083] Petition for Waiver of Compliance The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is providing notice that on August 16, 2017, the Yadkin Valley Railroad submitted an Informational Filing (IF) pursuant to Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) § 236.913(j). This submission was assigned docket number FRA–2017–0083. The YVRR submitted an IF requesting FRA approval to conduct field testing of a Train Detection System supplied by Next Generation Rail Technologies S.L. (NGRT) at Bethania Road highway-rail crossing in Rural Hall, North Carolina. YVRR estimates that once installed, it will take seven days to configure the system to current rail traffic. After installation of the system, the proposed period of data collection will be approximately four months. YVRR asserts that its IF addresses all requirements of 49 CFR 236.913(j)(1), PO 00000 Frm 00142 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43655 and that the system will be operating in shadow mode only to collect data, and will not interfere, impact, or communicate with the current signaling system. A copy of the IF and any related documents have been placed in docket number FRA–2017–0083 and are available for public inspection 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. Robert C. Lauby, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–19686 Filed 9–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2017–0079] 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 provides the public notice that on July 14, 2017, Ann Arbor Railroad (AARR) and CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT) jointly petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) seeking approval to discontinue or modify a signal system. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2017–0079. Applicants: Ann Arbor Railroad, Mr. John Vance, General Manager, Operations Office, 4058 Chrysler Drive, Toledo, Ohio 43608; CSX Transportation, Director Joint Facilities, 500 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. AARR seeks to modify the Hallett Interlocking, at Toledo, Ohio, by converting power-operated switches numbers 13A, 13B, 15, and 21 to handoperation. AARR signals 10L, 14R, 16L, 18L, 18R, 18RC, and 22R are to be retired with signals 10, 12, 14, 16, and 18 installed closer to the diamond. CSXT signals 2L, 4L, and 6R will become CSXT 2, 4, and 6, with new signal 8 installed. CSXT switch #20 to become CSXT switch #3. This modification is to be done in conjunction with the CSXT positive train control (PTC) project. A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications concerning the E:\FR\FM\18SEN1.SGM 18SEN1 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

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 179 (Monday, September 18, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2017-0079]


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 provides the public notice that on July 
14, 2017, Ann Arbor Railroad (AARR) and CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT) 
jointly petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) seeking 
approval to discontinue or modify a signal system. FRA assigned the 
petition Docket Number FRA-2017-0079.
    Applicants: Ann Arbor Railroad, Mr. John Vance, General Manager, 
Operations Office, 4058 Chrysler Drive, Toledo, Ohio 43608; CSX 
Transportation, Director Joint Facilities, 500 Water Street, 
Jacksonville, FL 32202.
    AARR seeks to modify the Hallett Interlocking, at Toledo, Ohio, by 
converting power-operated switches numbers 13A, 13B, 15, and 21 to 
hand-operation. AARR signals 10L, 14R, 16L, 18L, 18R, 18RC, and 22R are 
to be retired with signals 10, 12, 14, 16, and 18 installed closer to 
the diamond. CSXT signals 2L, 4L, and 6R will become CSXT 2, 4, and 6, 
with new signal 8 installed. CSXT switch #20 to become CSXT switch #3.
    This modification is to be done in conjunction with the CSXT 
positive train control (PTC) project.
    A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications 
concerning the

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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/privacyNotice 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]
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