Railroad Safety Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting, 48148-48149 [2017-22368]

Download as PDF 48148 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 198 / Monday, October 16, 2017 / Notices ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. Lirio Liu, Director, Office of Rulemaking. 2018. If the Federal law that authorizes judicial review of a claim provides a time period of less than 150 days for filing such claim, then that shorter time period still applies. Petition for Exemption FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For Docket No.: FAA–2013–0221. FHWA: Ms. Catherine A. Batey, Petitioner: The Boeing Company. Division Administrator, 3250 Executive Section(s) of 14 CFR Affected: Park Drive, Springfield, Illinois 62703; 61.75(d)(2) and 61.117. telephone: (217) 492–4600; email Description of Relief Sought: By letter address: Catherine.Batey@dot.gov. The dated August 3, 2017, The Boeing FHWA Illinois Division Office’s normal Company petitioned the Federal business hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Aviation Administration for an (Central Standard Time). For USACE: extension of and amendment to Keith Wozniak, Chief, Regulatory Exemption No. 10871, as amended. That Branch, 231 South LaSalle Street, Suite exemption allows certain foreign pilots 1500, Chicago, Illinois 60604; exercising private pilot privileges to fly telephone: (312) 846–5530; email as second-in-command (SIC) on Boeing address: Keith.L.Wozniak@ aircraft while conducting evaluation usace.army.mil. The USACE Chicago and demonstration flights within the District’s normal business hours are 8:00 United States for potential buyers of a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Central Standard those aircraft, or on behalf of their Time). For the Illinois Department of respective civil aviation authority Transportation: Mr. Jose Rios, Engineer (CAA). In its petition, Boeing asked for of Program Development, 201 West an amendment that would incorporate Center Court, Schaumburg, Illinois additional language to allow Boeing to 60196; telephone: (847) 705–4000. The conduct flights for demonstration and Illinois Department of Transportation evaluation, on behalf of new or potential Region One’s normal business hours are customers, or at the request of a foreign 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Central Standard civil aviation authority, using new Time). For the Kane County Division of developmental test aircraft models. Transportation, Mr. Steve Coffinbarger, [FR Doc. 2017–22376 Filed 10–13–17; 8:45 am] Assistant Director, 41W011 Burlington BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Road, St. Charles, IL 60175; telephone: (630) 584–5265. The Kane County Division of Transportation’s normal DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Central Standard Time). Federal Highway Administration SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 13, 2017, the FHWA published Notice of Final Federal Agency Action on Proposed Transportation Project in a ‘‘Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Transportation Illinois Project in Illinois’’ in the Federal AGENCY: Federal Highway Register at 82 FR 4450 (January 13, Administration (FHWA), DOT. 2017) for the following highway project: The proposed construction of a new ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims highway between Huntley Road and for Judicial Review of Actions by Illinois Route 62 and a new bridge FHWA, United States Army Corps of crossing over the Fox River in Kane Engineers (USACE), National Park County. Notice is hereby given that, Service (NPS), and other Federal subsequent to the earlier FHWA notice, Agencies. the USACE has taken final agency SUMMARY: This notice announces actions actions within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. taken by the FHWA, USACE, and NPS 139(l)(1) by issuing permits and that are final. The action relates to the approvals for the highway project. The proposed construction of a new actions by USACE, related final actions highway between Huntley Road and by other Federal agencies, and the laws Illinois Route 62 and a new bridge under which such actions were taken, crossing over the Fox River in Kane are described in the USACE decisions County. Those actions grant licenses, and its project records, referenced as permits, and approvals for the project. LRC–2013–839. That information is DATES: By this notice, the FHWA is available by contacting the USACE at advising the public of the final agency the address provided above. Notice is hereby given that action subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). A subsequent to the earlier FHWA notice, claim seeking judicial review of the FHWA completed a written reFederal agency action of the proposed evaluation pursuant to 23 CFR highway project will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before March 15, 771.129(c) and determined that the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Oct 13, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 environmental document remains valid for the requested FHWA action. Information about the project and project records also are available from the FHWA, the Illinois Department of Transportation, or the Kane County Division of Transportation at the addresses provided above. The FHWA EA and FONSI, and subsequent written re-evaluation, can be viewed and downloaded from the project Web site at http://www.co.kane.il.us/dot/ foxBridges/longmeadowPkwy.aspx. The USACE decision is available by contacting the USACE at the address provided above. This notice applies to all USACE and other Federal agency final actions taken after the January 13, 2017 issuance date of the FHWA Federal Register notice described above. The laws under which actions were taken include, but are not limited to: 1. General: National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) [42 U.S.C. 4321– 4351] Federal-Aid Highway Act [23 U.S.C. 109 and 23 U.S.C. 128]. 2. Wetlands and Water Resources: Clean Water Act (Section 404, Section 401, Section 319) [33 U.S.C. 1251– 1377]. 3. Wildlife: Endangered Species Act [16 U.S.C. 1531–1544 and Section 1536]. 4. Land: Land and Water Conservation Fund [54 U.S.C. 200301–200310] 5. Executive Orders: E.O. 11990 Protection of Wetlands. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Research, Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program). Authority: 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). Issued on: October 5, 2017. Catherine A. Batey, Division Administrator, Springfield, Illinois. [FR Doc. 2017–22176 Filed 10–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2000–7257, Notice No. 86] Railroad Safety Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC) System Safety Task Force and Passenger Safety Working Group meeting. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 198 / Monday, October 16, 2017 / Notices FRA announces a meeting of the RSAC, a Federal Advisory Committee that develops recommendations on railroad safety regulations and other railroad safety issues through a consensus process. The RSAC System Safety Task Force and Passenger Safety Working Group will meet October 30, 2017, to discuss petitions for reconsideration, and comments received in response to the petitions for reconsideration on the System Safety Program (SSP) final rule issued August 12, 2016, requiring commuter and intercity passenger railroads to develop and implement an SSP to improve the safety of their operations. DATES: The RSAC meeting is scheduled to commence at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, October 30, 2017, and will adjourn by 4:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The RSAC meeting will be held at the National Association of Home Builders, National Housing Center, located at 1201 15th Street NW., Washington, DC 20005. The meeting is open to the public on a first-come, firstserved basis, and is accessible to individuals with disabilities. Sign- and oral interpretation can be made available if requested 10 calendar days before the meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenton Kilgore, RSAC Administrative Officer/Coordinator, FRA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Mailstop 25, Washington, DC 20590, (202) 493–6286; or Robert C. Lauby, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety and Chief Safety Officer, FRA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Mailstop 25, Washington, DC 20590, (202) 493–6474. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463), FRA is giving notice of a meeting of the RSAC. FRA is publishing this notice in the Federal Register as soon as practicable, which will not be at least 15 days prior to the RSAC meeting. FRA has determined that exceptional circumstances justify holding the RSAC meeting on October 30, 2017, as explained below. See 41 CFR 102–3.150. FRA believes that the public will have adequate notice of the meeting because this notice will be posted on FRA’s public Web site and will be filed for public inspection by the Office of the Federal Register at least 15 days before the RSAC meeting. FRA published the SSP final rule on August 12, 2016. 81 FR 53850. On February 10, 2017, FRA stayed the SSP final rule’s requirements consistent with the new Administration’s guidance issued January 20, 2017, to provide the ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Oct 13, 2017 Jkt 244001 Administration an adequate opportunity to review new and pending regulations (82 FR 10443). FRA thereafter extended the stay to provide additional time for review. See 82 FR 14476, March 21, 2017; 82 FR 23150, May 22, 2017. The review includes petitions for reconsideration of the SSP final rule. FRA most recently stayed the final rule until December 4, 2017, to allow time for public outreach with interested parties to inform FRA’s decisions on the issues raised in the petitions, and to complete review of the rule and the petitions (82 FR 26359). The October 30, 2017, RSAC meeting is necessary for FRA to receive input from industry and the public, and to discuss potential paths forward to respond to the petitions for reconsideration prior to FRA taking final action. FRA has previously made stakeholders aware that the RSAC meeting will be held on October 30, 2017 and interested persons have made plans accordingly. FRA believes that delaying the meeting any further would endanger its ability to receive vital public comment informing actions on the petitions under review and, therefore believes that providing less than 15 days notice for this meeting best serves the public interest and, with the mitigations applied here, is consistent with the exception for exceptional circumstances discussed above. The RSAC was established to provide advice and recommendations to FRA on railroad safety matters. The RSAC is composed of 59 voting representatives from 38 member organizations, representing various rail industry perspectives. In addition, there are nonvoting advisory representatives from the agencies with railroad safety regulatory responsibility in Canada and Mexico, the National Transportation Safety Board, and the Federal Transit Administration. The diversity of the Committee ensures the requisite range of views and expertise necessary to discharge its responsibilities. See the RSAC Web site for details on prior RSAC activities and pending tasks at http://rsac.fra.dot.gov/. Please refer to the notice published in the Federal Register on March 11, 1996 (61 FR 9740), for additional information about the RSAC. Issued in Washington, DC, on October 11, 2017. Robert C. Lauby, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–22368 Filed 10–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48149 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD–2017–0170] Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel M/V PACIFIC PROVIDER; 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 November 15, 2017. ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to docket number MARAD–2017–0170. 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. An electronic version of this document and all documents entered into this docket is available at http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bianca Carr, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W23–453, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202– 366–9309, Email Bianca.carr@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As described by the applicant the intended service of the vessel M/V PACIFIC PROVIDER is: —INTENDED COMMERCIAL USE OF VESSEL: ‘‘Our intended use of the vessel is to carry only passengers on adventure cruises. No cargo will be carried on board the vessel.’’ —GEOGRAPHIC REGION: ‘‘Washington, Oregon, California and Alaska (excluding waters in Southeastern Alaska)’’ The complete application is given in DOT docket MARAD–2017–0170 at SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket No. FRA-2000-7257, Notice No. 86]


Railroad Safety Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice of Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC) System 
Safety Task Force and Passenger Safety Working Group meeting.

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SUMMARY: FRA announces a meeting of the RSAC, a Federal Advisory 
Committee that develops recommendations on railroad safety regulations 
and other railroad safety issues through a consensus process. The RSAC 
System Safety Task Force and Passenger Safety Working Group will meet 
October 30, 2017, to discuss petitions for reconsideration, and 
comments received in response to the petitions for reconsideration on 
the System Safety Program (SSP) final rule issued August 12, 2016, 
requiring commuter and intercity passenger railroads to develop and 
implement an SSP to improve the safety of their operations.

DATES: The RSAC meeting is scheduled to commence at 9:00 a.m. on 
Monday, October 30, 2017, and will adjourn by 4:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The RSAC meeting will be held at the National Association of 
Home Builders, National Housing Center, located at 1201 15th Street 
NW., Washington, DC 20005. The meeting is open to the public on a 
first-come, first-served basis, and is accessible to individuals with 
disabilities. Sign- and oral interpretation can be made available if 
requested 10 calendar days before the meeting.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenton Kilgore, RSAC Administrative 
Officer/Coordinator, FRA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Mailstop 25, 
Washington, DC 20590, (202) 493-6286; or Robert C. Lauby, Associate 
Administrator for Railroad Safety and Chief Safety Officer, FRA, 1200 
New Jersey Avenue SE., Mailstop 25, Washington, DC 20590, (202) 493-
6474.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), FRA is giving notice of a 
meeting of the RSAC. FRA is publishing this notice in the Federal 
Register as soon as practicable, which will not be at least 15 days 
prior to the RSAC meeting. FRA has determined that exceptional 
circumstances justify holding the RSAC meeting on October 30, 2017, as 
explained below. See 41 CFR 102-3.150. FRA believes that the public 
will have adequate notice of the meeting because this notice will be 
posted on FRA's public Web site and will be filed for public inspection 
by the Office of the Federal Register at least 15 days before the RSAC 
meeting.
    FRA published the SSP final rule on August 12, 2016. 81 FR 53850. 
On February 10, 2017, FRA stayed the SSP final rule's requirements 
consistent with the new Administration's guidance issued January 20, 
2017, to provide the Administration an adequate opportunity to review 
new and pending regulations (82 FR 10443). FRA thereafter extended the 
stay to provide additional time for review. See 82 FR 14476, March 21, 
2017; 82 FR 23150, May 22, 2017. The review includes petitions for 
reconsideration of the SSP final rule. FRA most recently stayed the 
final rule until December 4, 2017, to allow time for public outreach 
with interested parties to inform FRA's decisions on the issues raised 
in the petitions, and to complete review of the rule and the petitions 
(82 FR 26359). The October 30, 2017, RSAC meeting is necessary for FRA 
to receive input from industry and the public, and to discuss potential 
paths forward to respond to the petitions for reconsideration prior to 
FRA taking final action. FRA has previously made stakeholders aware 
that the RSAC meeting will be held on October 30, 2017 and interested 
persons have made plans accordingly. FRA believes that delaying the 
meeting any further would endanger its ability to receive vital public 
comment informing actions on the petitions under review and, therefore 
believes that providing less than 15 days notice for this meeting best 
serves the public interest and, with the mitigations applied here, is 
consistent with the exception for exceptional circumstances discussed 
above.
    The RSAC was established to provide advice and recommendations to 
FRA on railroad safety matters. The RSAC is composed of 59 voting 
representatives from 38 member organizations, representing various rail 
industry perspectives. In addition, there are non-voting advisory 
representatives from the agencies with railroad safety regulatory 
responsibility in Canada and Mexico, the National Transportation Safety 
Board, and the Federal Transit Administration. The diversity of the 
Committee ensures the requisite range of views and expertise necessary 
to discharge its responsibilities. See the RSAC Web site for details on 
prior RSAC activities and pending tasks at http://rsac.fra.dot.gov/. 
Please refer to the notice published in the Federal Register on March 
11, 1996 (61 FR 9740), for additional information about the RSAC.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on October 11, 2017.
Robert C. Lauby,
Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-22368 Filed 10-13-17; 8:45 am]
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