Petition for Approval of Informational Filing, 46885 [2017-21512]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 193 / Friday, October 6, 2017 / Notices 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. 2017–21513 Filed 10–5–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2017–0083] asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Petition for Approval of Informational Filing Under part 211 of title 49, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this document amends prior public notice that on August 30, 2017, the Yadkin Valley Railroad (YVRR) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for approval of an Informational Filing (IF) pursuant to 49 CFR 236.913(j). 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. 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), and that the Train Detection System will be operating in shadow mode only to collect data, and will not interfere, impact, or communicate with the current signaling system. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2017–0083, and published notice of the petition in the Federal Register on September 18, 2017. 82 FR 43655. This document provides additional information and corrections to the notice published September 18, 2017, regarding this docket. The September 18 notice included an inaccurate description of the filing, and omitted language providing an opportunity and instructions for public comment. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:40 Oct 05, 2017 Jkt 244001 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 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 20, 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. Issued in Washington, DC. Robert C. Lauby, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–21512 Filed 10–5–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P PO 00000 Frm 00133 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46885 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2001–10948] 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 September 11, 2017, Central Montana Rail, Inc. (CMR) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the hours of service laws contained at Title 49 United States Code Section 21103(a) under authority of section 21102(b). FRA assigned the petition docket number FRA–2001– 10948. CMR requested an extension of its existing waiver of relief from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 21103(a), which prohibits a train employee from remaining or going on duty for a period in excess of 12 consecutive hours. 49 U.S.C. 21102(b) allows railroads with 15 or fewer employees to be exempted from the restriction outlined at 49 U.S.C. 21103(a)(2), but the exemption may not authorize a carrier to require or allow its employees to be on duty more than a total of 16 hours in a 24-hour period. In support of its request, CMR explained that the allowance for train crews to accumulate up to 16 hours of time on duty has not impacted safety negatively, and is only used occasionally, to address unusual circumstances such as weather, traffic peaks, and employee illness. CMR states that its operation continues on approximately the same scale as when the initial waiver was granted, with seven regular full-time employees. 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 E:\FR\FM\06OCN1.SGM 06OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2017-0083]


Petition for Approval of Informational Filing

    Under part 211 of title 49, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this 
document amends prior public notice that on August 30, 2017, the Yadkin 
Valley Railroad (YVRR) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration 
(FRA) for approval of an Informational Filing (IF) pursuant to 49 CFR 
236.913(j).
    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. 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), and that the Train Detection System will be operating in 
shadow mode only to collect data, and will not interfere, impact, or 
communicate with the current signaling system.
    FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA-2017-0083, and 
published notice of the petition in the Federal Register on September 
18, 2017. 82 FR 43655.
    This document provides additional information and corrections to 
the notice published September 18, 2017, regarding this docket. The 
September 18 notice included an inaccurate description of the filing, 
and omitted language providing an opportunity and instructions for 
public comment.
    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 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 20, 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.
    Issued in Washington, DC.

Robert C. Lauby,
Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-21512 Filed 10-5-17; 8:45 am]
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