Petition for Waiver of Compliance, 61120-61121 [2017-27777]

Download as PDF 61120 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 246 / Tuesday, December 26, 2017 / Notices documentation, citizenship, and nationality? 31. Did the government fund any antitrafficking information, education, or awareness campaigns? Were these campaigns targeting potential trafficking victims and/or the demand for commercial sex or goods produced with forced labor? Does the government provide financial support to nongovernment organizations working to promote public awareness? 32. What efforts did the government make to ensure that its policies, regulations, and agreements relating to migration, labor, trade, and investment did not facilitate forced labor? 33. Please provide additional recommendations to improve the government’s anti-trafficking efforts. 34. Please highlight effective strategies and practices that other governments could consider adopting. Kari Johnstone, Acting Director, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2017–27647 Filed 12–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–17–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Intent To Rule on a Land Release Request at North Central West Virginia Airport (CKB), Clarksburg, WV Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: The FAA is requesting public comment for a land release and sale of 5.5 acres of federally obligated airport property at North Central West Virginia Airport (CKB), Clarksburg, WV, to accommodate the construction of two (2) storage buildings and an 80 space parking lot. This acreage was originally purchased with federal financial assistance through the AIP program under Grant Agreements 3–54–0005– 16–1996, and 3–54–0005–10–1993. In accordance with federal regulations, this notice is required to be published in the Federal Register 30 days before releasing the grant assurances that require the property to be used for an aeronautical purpose. DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 25, 2018. ADDRESSES: Comments on this application may be mailed or delivered to the following address: Mr. Rick Rock, Airport Director, North Central West Virginia Regional Airport, 2000 Aviation Way, ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Dec 22, 2017 Jkt 244001 Bridgeport, West Virginia 26330, (304) 842–3400 and at the FAA Beckley Airports Field Office: Matthew DiGiulian, Manager, Beckley Airports Field Office, 176 Airport Circle, Room 101, Beaver, WV 25813, (304) 252–6216 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Connie Boley-Lilly, Airports Program Specialist, Beckley Airports Field Office, location listed above. (304) 252– 6216 ext. 125. The land release request for the sale and disposal of 5.5 acres of federally obligated airport property at North Central West Virginia Airport, Clarksburg, WV may be reviewed in person at the Beckley Airports Field Office located at 176 Airport Circle, Room 101 Beaver, WV 25813. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following is a brief overview of the request: The Benedum Airport Authority has submitted a land release request seeking FAA approval for the sale and disposal of approximately 5.5 acres of federally obligated airport property, to the City of Bridgeport. The purpose of the project is for the airport to sell excess property that does not have an aeronautical use to the City. The City will use the property to construct additional needed storage for city equipment, storage of road salt, and a car wash for maintaining city vehicles. The sporting complex, which is adjacent to the airport, is in need of additional off road parking. This property will provide 80 additional parking spots. The parcel for this project is known as Tax Map 290 Parcel 9. This property consists of 5.5 Acres with seven (7) structures. The City of Bridgeport’s proposed redevelopment includes demolishing (6) six of the seven (7) structures, construction of one (1) 60′ × 160′ four (4) bay building, one (1) 156′ × 30′ twelve (12) bay garage, renovation of one (1) extant building into a car wash, and construction of an 80 space parking lot. The 5.5 acres of land to be released was originally purchased with federal financial assistance through the AIP program under Grant Agreements 3–54– 0005–16–1996 and 3–54–0005–10–1993. Therefore, the portion of the proceeds of the sale of this acreage, which is proportionate to the United States’ share of the cost of acquisition of such land, will be used consistent with the requirements of 49 U.S.C. 47107(c). The remaining portion of the proceeds of the sale, is considered airport revenue, and will be used in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 47107(b) and the FAA’s Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of PO 00000 Frm 00173 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Airport Revenue published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1999. The 5.5 acres to be released are part of previous purchases totaling approximately 120 acres for reasons associated with Runway Extension. The subject area to be released is located between the taxiway and West Virginia State Route 131, north of airport terminal, however, is located approximately 200 feet lower in elevation that the active runway. It is also completely segregated from the terminal area and the facilities that serve airport users, such as Terminal Parking and Fixed Base Operator (FBO) services. The elevation difference and location of the property make if unusable for aeronautical purposes. The property is not located within the RPZ, will not result in any obstructions to part 77 surfaces, and has not been identified as needed for current or future airport development in the current Airport Master Plan or ALP. Any person may inspect the request by appointment at the FAA office address listed above. Interested persons are invited to comment. All comments will be considered by the FAA to the extent practicable. Issued in Beaver, West Virginia. Dated: December 14, 2017. Matthew DiGiulian, Manager, Beckley Airports Field Office. [FR Doc. 2017–27675 Filed 12–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2017–0123] Petition for Waiver of Compliance Under part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this provides the public notice that on November 27, 2017, the Canadian National Railway (CN) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for relief from the requirements of 49 CFR 236.23, Aspects and indications, to allow CN to display a dark aspect as a ‘‘stop.’’ FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2017– 0123. The regulation requires that a red signal aspect must be displayed for a ‘‘stop’’ indication. In its petition, CN requests relief from this requirement, and explains that with the use of advanced processor technology in the railway signaling field, failsafe checks that have never before been incorporated into the wayside signal system can now economically be provided. In CN’s particular case, the E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 246 / Tuesday, December 26, 2017 / Notices solid-state electronics have the ability to monitor lamp driver circuits for foreign and/or undesired voltage. CN explains that if the lamp driver monitoring circuits detect foreign or undesirable voltage, all voltage produced by the lamp driver is switched off by the central processing unit as defined by the executive software. CN states that this relief would allow a continuing and industry-wide practice that ensures absolute safety under undesirable conditions. These conditions include but are not limited to, component failures on lamp driver modules, grounds, incorrect9*/wiring and cross connections. CN’s position is that it is far safer to remove all operating voltage to affected lamps, versus running the risk of having an undesired aspect displayed. The relief is sought for all current solid-state applications and all future solid-state applications on CN Southern Region, inclusive of all United States properties. 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 (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, 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: • Website: 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 February 9, 2018 will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Dec 22, 2017 Jkt 244001 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.). In accordance with 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 Safety Chief Safety Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–27777 Filed 12–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2007–27868] Petition for Waiver of Compliance Under part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this provides the public notice that on November 16, 2017, the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad, Inc. (DGVR) 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. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2007–27868. Specifically, DGVR seeks to renew its waiver of compliance from the glazing regulations in 49 CFR 223.11, Requirements for existing locomotives, for one locomotive, identified as DGVR Locomotive Number 82. The locomotive is a 1,500 horsepower diesel electric locomotive, model BL–2, built by Electro Motive Division of General Motors in 1948 and still has the original glazing intact. The locomotive was originally built strictly for branch line service and continues to be used exclusively in this manner. The locomotive is housed in Belington, West Virginia, and is used sporadically on track leased by a subsidiary division of DGVR, the West Virginia Central Division. DGVR states that DGVR Locomotive Number 82 is used in a limited manner for freight and PO 00000 Frm 00174 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61121 excursion service along 89 miles of rural and wilderness track. The maximum authorized speed over this track does not exceed Class 2 track speeds. DGVR states that there are only two overpasses over the track, both of which are patrolled by local law enforcement officials on a regular basis, and that there is no history of vandalism along this track. DGVR believes that this locomotive can be safely operated throughout the rural area with the current non-compliant safety-type glazing. The cost to DGVR for installation of all new window frames and compliant FRA Type I & II glazing is significant, with only a marginal increase in safety due to the low speed. 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: • Website: 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 February 9, 2018 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 E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1

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[FR Doc No: 2017-27777]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2017-0123]


Petition for Waiver of Compliance

    Under part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this 
provides the public notice that on November 27, 2017, the Canadian 
National Railway (CN) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration 
(FRA) for relief from the requirements of 49 CFR 236.23, Aspects and 
indications, to allow CN to display a dark aspect as a ``stop.'' FRA 
assigned the petition Docket Number FRA-2017-0123.
    The regulation requires that a red signal aspect must be displayed 
for a ``stop'' indication. In its petition, CN requests relief from 
this requirement, and explains that with the use of advanced processor 
technology in the railway signaling field, failsafe checks that have 
never before been incorporated into the wayside signal system can now 
economically be provided. In CN's particular case, the

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solid-state electronics have the ability to monitor lamp driver 
circuits for foreign and/or undesired voltage. CN explains that if the 
lamp driver monitoring circuits detect foreign or undesirable voltage, 
all voltage produced by the lamp driver is switched off by the central 
processing unit as defined by the executive software. CN states that 
this relief would allow a continuing and industry-wide practice that 
ensures absolute safety under undesirable conditions. These conditions 
include but are not limited to, component failures on lamp driver 
modules, grounds, incorrect9*/wiring and cross connections.
    CN's position is that it is far safer to remove all operating 
voltage to affected lamps, versus running the risk of having an 
undesired aspect displayed. The relief is sought for all current solid-
state applications and all future solid-state applications on CN 
Southern Region, inclusive of all United States properties.
    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 
(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, 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:
     Website: 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 February 9, 2018 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.). In 
accordance with 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 Safety Chief Safety Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-27777 Filed 12-22-17; 8:45 am]
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