Petition for Waiver of Compliance, 49697-49698 [2017-23235]

Download as PDF ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 206 / Thursday, October 26, 2017 / Notices 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 December 11, 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/ VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:29 Oct 25, 2017 Jkt 244001 privacyNotice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov. Robert C. Lauby, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–23236 Filed 10–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2009–0074] Petition for Waiver of Compliance Under part 211 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this provides the public notice that on July 28, 2017, the Canadian National Railway Company (CN), the Transportation Division of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers (TD–SMART) and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) collectively petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for an extension of CN’s existing waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the hours of service laws contained at Title 49 United States Code (U.S.C.) section 21103(a)(4). FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2009–0074. CN requested an extension of its existing waiver from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 21103(a), which prohibits a train employee from remaining or going on duty after that employee has initiated an on-duty period each day for six consecutive days, unless that employee has had at least 48 consecutive hours off duty at the employee’s home terminal. Specifically, CN, on behalf of its railroad operating subsidiaries based in the United States, and its unions, seeks a waiver to allow train employees to initiate an on-duty period each day for 6 consecutive days followed by 24 hours off duty. In support of the request, CN, BLET, and SMART explained that CN has operated these schedules of 6 consecutive on-duty periods followed by 24 hours off duty successfully since 2002. CN, BLET, and SMART indicate that these schedules have not had an adverse impact on safety. CN also provided an analysis of the most current 12-month period of trainemployee on-duty human factor-related accidents and injuries. CN indicates that its analyses revealed that of the 13 human factor-related accidents involving CN employees in the preceding 12 months, none involved employees covered under the waiver PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49697 working 6 consecutive days followed by 24 hours off duty. 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 December 11, 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/ E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1 49698 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 206 / Thursday, October 26, 2017 / Notices privacyNotice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov. Robert C. Lauby, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–23235 Filed 10–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2003–15196] ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Petition for Waiver of Compliance Under part 211 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this provides the public notice that on September 27, 2017, New Jersey Transit (NJT) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for an extension of a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR part 213, Track Safety Standards. The docket number associated with this petition is FRA–2003–15196. NJT seeks an extension of its existing waiver from 49 CFR 213.233(c), relating to the frequency of the required visual track inspections for FRA Class 3 and 4 track carrying passenger traffic. FRA issued the initial waiver that granted NJT relief on August 25, 1999 (FRA Docket No. RST–97–5), and FRA extended the waiver on April 28, 2003, May 1, 2008, and December 17, 2012 for three 5-year periods. NJT requests an extension of its waiver for reduced frequency of required visual track inspections specifically for those tracks constructed with continuous welded rail. NJT proposes to conduct one visual track inspection per week, instead of the two inspections per week that are required in 49 CFR part 213, and to supplement its visual inspections with the operation of an automated track geometry measuring vehicle over the affected main tracks and sidings four times per year. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:29 Oct 25, 2017 Jkt 244001 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 December 11, 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. 2017–23234 Filed 10–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control Sanctions Action Pursuant to Executive Order 13067 and Executive Order 13412 Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Notice. The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has removed from the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN List) the names of persons whose property and interests in property had been blocked pursuant to Sudan sanctions authorities. DATES: OFAC’s action described in this notice was taken on October 12, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Associate Director for Global Targeting, tel.: 202–622–2420; Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202–622–2490; Assistant Director for Licensing, tel.: 202–622–2480; or the Department of the Treasury’s Office of the General Counsel: Office of the Chief Counsel (Foreign Assets Control), tel.: 202–622– 2410. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Electronic Availability The Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List and additional information concerning OFAC sanctions programs are available on OFAC’s Web site (www.treasury.gov/ofac). Notice of OFAC Action(s) Effective October 12, 2017, sections 1 and 2 of Executive Order (E.O.) 13067 of November 3, 1997, ‘‘Blocking Sudanese Government Property and Prohibiting Transactions With Sudan’’ and all of E.O. 13412 of October 13, 2006, ‘‘Blocking Property of and Prohibiting Transactions With the Government of Sudan’’ were revoked, pursuant to E.O. 13761 of January 13, 2017, ‘‘Recognizing Positive Actions by the Government of Sudan and Providing for the Revocation of Certain SudanRelated Sanctions,’’ as amended by E.O. 13804 of July 11, 2017, ‘‘Allowing Additional Time for Recognizing Positive Actions by the Government of Sudan and Amending Executive Order 13761.’’ Sections 1 and 2 of E.O. 13067 and E.O. 13412 blocked the property of the Government of Sudan and generally prohibited U.S. persons from engaging in transactions with Sudan and the Government of Sudan. As a result of the revocation of these sanctions provisions, effective October 12, 2017, the individuals and entities listed below are no longer subject to the blocking provisions in E.O. 13067 and E.O. 13412, and therefore were removed from the SDN List. Entities 1. ACCOUNTS & ELECTRONICS EQUIPMENTS (a.k.a. ACCOUNTS AND E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 206 (Thursday, October 26, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2009-0074]


Petition for Waiver of Compliance

    Under part 211 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations 
(CFR), this provides the public notice that on July 28, 2017, the 
Canadian National Railway Company (CN), the Transportation Division of 
the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and 
Transportation Workers (TD-SMART) and the Brotherhood of Locomotive 
Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) collectively petitioned the Federal 
Railroad Administration (FRA) for an extension of CN's existing waiver 
of compliance from certain provisions of the hours of service laws 
contained at Title 49 United States Code (U.S.C.) section 21103(a)(4). 
FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA-2009-0074.
    CN requested an extension of its existing waiver from the 
provisions of 49 U.S.C. 21103(a), which prohibits a train employee from 
remaining or going on duty after that employee has initiated an on-duty 
period each day for six consecutive days, unless that employee has had 
at least 48 consecutive hours off duty at the employee's home terminal. 
Specifically, CN, on behalf of its railroad operating subsidiaries 
based in the United States, and its unions, seeks a waiver to allow 
train employees to initiate an on-duty period each day for 6 
consecutive days followed by 24 hours off duty. In support of the 
request, CN, BLET, and SMART explained that CN has operated these 
schedules of 6 consecutive on-duty periods followed by 24 hours off 
duty successfully since 2002. CN, BLET, and SMART indicate that these 
schedules have not had an adverse impact on safety.
    CN also provided an analysis of the most current 12-month period of 
train-employee on-duty human factor-related accidents and injuries. CN 
indicates that its analyses revealed that of the 13 human factor-
related accidents involving CN employees in the preceding 12 months, 
none involved employees covered under the waiver working 6 consecutive 
days followed by 24 hours off duty.
    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 December 11, 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/

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Robert C. Lauby,
Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-23235 Filed 10-25-17; 8:45 am]
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