Petition for Waiver of Compliance, 50934-50935 [2017-23841]

Download as PDF 50934 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 211 / Thursday, November 2, 2017 / Notices 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 18, 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, on October 26, 2017. John K. Alexy, Director, Office of Safety Analysis. [FR Doc. 2017–23843 Filed 11–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2017–0107] asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD 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 6, 2017, the Vermilion Valley Railroad (VVRR) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR part 223, Safety Glazing Standards. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2017– 0107. VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:28 Nov 01, 2017 Jkt 244001 Specifically, VVRR has petitioned FRA for a waiver of compliance from 49 CFR 223.11, Requirements for existing locomotives, for two of its locomotives, IBCX 4210 and IBCX 4214. Both of these units are EMD F 9 units and were built in 1956 for the Erie Mining Company in Minnesota. These units have been used exclusively in private iron ore operations and were never required to be FRA compliant. They were saved from scrapping in 2015 by the Indiana Boxcar Corporation, which is the parent company of VVRR. VVRR operates in a mostly rural area from Olin, IN to an interchange point with CSX in Danville, IL, with a 10 miles-per-hour maximum operating speed. VVRR states that the glass on the two locomotives is in good condition and retrofitting of the locomotives would be costly. In addition, VVRR states that retrofitting of the locomotives with compliant glazing would compromise the historical appearance by eliminating the ‘‘roll down’’ side windows and opening vent windows. VVRR further states that while the two units will be part of its freight locomotive fleet, their use will be sporadic and the units will primarily be used for photographs and special occasions. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 18, 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, on October 26, 2017. John K. Alexy, Director, Office of Safety Analysis. [FR Doc. 2017–23846 Filed 11–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2011–0002] Petition for Waiver of Compliance Under part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this provides the public notice that on September 27, 2017, CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSX) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 231. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2011–0002. CSX is requesting a five-year renewal of its waiver to operate RailRunner® Equipment. The original relief was granted under this docket on December 20, 2011. CSX allowed the relief to expire on December 20, 2016, due to lack of business opportunities. Granting this request would give CSX approval to operate RailRunner® equipment in E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1 asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 211 / Thursday, November 2, 2017 / Notices stand-alone dedicated RailRunner®-only trains, and the operation of RailRunner® equipment commingled with RoadRailer® trains/equipment. CSX has not operated RailRunner® equipment in any capacity to date, but is requesting renewal of this waiver should an operations opportunity be presented. In order to operate RailRunner® equipment, CSX seeks relief from provisions of the Railroad Safety Appliance Standards in 49 CFR part 231 that stipulate the number, location, and dimensions for handholds, ladders, sill steps, uncoupling levers, and handbrakes. CSX also seeks relief from 49 CFR 231.1, which sets the standard height for drawbars. CSX states that this relief is necessary to allow it to operate and commingle the RoadRailer® and RailRunner® equipment on dedicated trains. 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 December 18, 2017 will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be considered if practicable. VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:28 Nov 01, 2017 Jkt 244001 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, on October 26, 2017. John K. Alexy, Director, Office of Safety Analysis. [FR Doc. 2017–23841 Filed 11–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2017–0104] Petition for Waiver of Compliance Under Part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this provides the public notice that on October 2, 2017, Caltrain petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR part 238. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2017–0104. Caltrain operates commuter rail passenger service throughout California’s Peninsula corridor from San Francisco to Gilroy under the auspices of the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (JPB). In this petition, Caltrain seeks a waiver of compliance from a portion of 49 CFR 238.113(a)(2), Emergency window exits, for the Caltrain Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) restroom car. The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant restroom facility extends from the exterior side door to nearly the centerline of the car, thus precluding the placement of the emergency window exit in this quadrant of the car in the lower main level. Caltrain believes the intent of the emergency window requirement is met, since the position of the window provides the closest practical fulfillment of the location requirements, without otherwise PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50935 compromising access to either the emergency window exit or the ADA restroom facility. Additionally, passengers have ready access to the exterior side door with a clear opening of 51 inches. However, since the design does not meet the literal interpretation of ‘‘each end (half) of the car,’’ Caltrain is requesting a waiver of this requirement for this restroom car. 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 December 18, 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 E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 211 (Thursday, November 2, 2017)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-23841]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2011-0002]


Petition for Waiver of Compliance

    Under part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this 
provides the public notice that on September 27, 2017, CSX 
Transportation, Inc. (CSX) petitioned the Federal Railroad 
Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions 
of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at Title 49 Code 
of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 231. FRA assigned the petition Docket 
Number FRA-2011-0002.
    CSX is requesting a five-year renewal of its waiver to operate 
RailRunner[supreg] Equipment. The original relief was granted under 
this docket on December 20, 2011. CSX allowed the relief to expire on 
December 20, 2016, due to lack of business opportunities. Granting this 
request would give CSX approval to operate RailRunner[supreg] equipment 
in

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stand-alone dedicated RailRunner[supreg]-only trains, and the operation 
of RailRunner[supreg] equipment commingled with RoadRailer[supreg] 
trains/equipment. CSX has not operated RailRunner[supreg] equipment in 
any capacity to date, but is requesting renewal of this waiver should 
an operations opportunity be presented. In order to operate 
RailRunner[supreg] equipment, CSX seeks relief from provisions of the 
Railroad Safety Appliance Standards in 49 CFR part 231 that stipulate 
the number, location, and dimensions for handholds, ladders, sill 
steps, uncoupling levers, and handbrakes. CSX also seeks relief from 49 
CFR 231.1, which sets the standard height for drawbars. CSX states that 
this relief is necessary to allow it to operate and commingle the 
RoadRailer[supreg] and RailRunner[supreg] equipment on dedicated 
trains. 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 December 18, 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, on October 26, 2017.
John K. Alexy,
Director, Office of Safety Analysis.
[FR Doc. 2017-23841 Filed 11-1-17; 8:45 am]
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