Petition for Waiver of Compliance, 49696-49697 [2017-23236]

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[FR Doc. 2017–23278 Filed 10–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2017–0105] ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Petition for Waiver of Compliance Under part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this provides the public notice that on October 4, 2017, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal Railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR 229.23. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2017–0105. Section 229.23(a) requires each locomotive to be inspected on an interval not to exceed 92 days; section 229.23(b) allows a locomotive equipped with advanced microprocessor-based on-board electronic condition monitoring controls to be inspected on an interval not to exceed 184 days. AAR states in its petition that it believes the approximately 422 locomotives equipped with 26–L brake systems and microprocessor-based on-board pneumatic condition monitoring controls should fall within section 229.23(b), and petitions for a two-year test waiver to demonstrate the appropriateness of that categorization. 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 17:29 Oct 25, 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 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. 2017–23237 Filed 10–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2013–0019] 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 August 15, 2017, Old Augusta Railroad (OAR) 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 (U.S.C.) section 21103(a), in accordance with the authority of section 21102(b). FRA assigned the petition docket number FRA–2013–0019. OAR 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)(4)(B). The existing waiver allows OAR employees to initiate an onduty period each day for seven (7) consecutive days followed by 72 hours off duty. An employee may initiate an on-duty period for an eighth consecutive day followed by 72 hours off duty, if all eight assignments do not infringe upon the 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. time period. Employees’ schedules may be extended no more than one time within any 30-day period. An employee must agree to have his or her series of consecutive days extended. If an employee’s series of consecutive days is extended and he or she subsequently feels fatigues, he or she may request up to 24 hours of time off duty, which OAR shall allow the employee to receive. For any employee whose series of consecutive days is extended subject to this waiver, the hours of service records for the relevant series of consecutive days must indicate that the limitation has been extended by waiver. OAR states that its operation has not had a single incident attributable to fatigue during the effective period of the waiver. In addition, the relief has enabled the railroad to serve their customers safely and efficiently, utilizing their own experienced employees, and without having to rely on less experienced personnel obtained from other areas or entities. OAR states that its employees have unanimously consented to the waiver, and it has full support from both management and train service employees. E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1 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

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2013-0019]


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 August 15, 
2017, Old Augusta Railroad (OAR) 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 
(U.S.C.) section 21103(a), in accordance with the authority of section 
21102(b). FRA assigned the petition docket number FRA-2013-0019.
    OAR 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)(4)(B). The existing waiver allows OAR employees to initiate an 
on-duty period each day for seven (7) consecutive days followed by 72 
hours off duty. An employee may initiate an on-duty period for an 
eighth consecutive day followed by 72 hours off duty, if all eight 
assignments do not infringe upon the 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. time 
period. Employees' schedules may be extended no more than one time 
within any 30-day period. An employee must agree to have his or her 
series of consecutive days extended. If an employee's series of 
consecutive days is extended and he or she subsequently feels fatigues, 
he or she may request up to 24 hours of time off duty, which OAR shall 
allow the employee to receive. For any employee whose series of 
consecutive days is extended subject to this waiver, the hours of 
service records for the relevant series of consecutive days must 
indicate that the limitation has been extended by waiver.
    OAR states that its operation has not had a single incident 
attributable to fatigue during the effective period of the waiver. In 
addition, the relief has enabled the railroad to serve their customers 
safely and efficiently, utilizing their own experienced employees, and 
without having to rely on less experienced personnel obtained from 
other areas or entities. OAR states that its employees have unanimously 
consented to the waiver, and it has full support from both management 
and train service employees.

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    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/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]
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