Petition for Waiver of Compliance, 4120-4121 [2018-01582]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 4120 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 19 / Monday, January 29, 2018 / Notices pipe valve be installed adjacent to the rear door for these eight units. 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: https:// 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 March 15, 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.). 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 18:19 Jan 26, 2018 Jkt 244001 privacyNotice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov. Robert C. Lauby, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–01581 Filed 1–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2018–0003] Petition for Waiver of Compliance Under Part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this provides the public notice that on December 26, 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–2018–0003. Specifically, Caltrain seeks a waiver of compliance from portions of 49 CFR 238.113(a)(3), Emergency window exits, and 238.114(a)(3), Rescue access windows, for four cars of their new sixcar Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) trainsets. The six-car trainsets consist of two cab cars (A and B) and four coach cars (C, D, E, and F). Each is a multilevel car and contains three types of levels: A lower level, two intermediate levels (on each end), and an upper level. In addition, each car contains both intermediate level doors and lower level doors. However, Caltrain will initially be utilizing only the lower level doors to serve their existing 8-inch platforms. The intermediate level doors will be utilized at some point in the future at high level platforms. Until such time that the intermediate doors are placed in service, passenger flip-up type seats mounted to the floor will be placed adjacent (in front of) to these doors. Since the intermediate levels will be used for passenger seating, each intermediate level is required to have a minimum of two emergency window exits and a minimum of two rescue access windows. Two cars (D and F) are equipped with two windows (one on each side) on the intermediate level that serve as dual-function emergency exit and rescue access windows. The remaining four cars (A, B, C, and E) do not have windows on the intermediate levels due to propulsion equipment occupying space on that level. However, all cars in the EMU trainset are designed with exterior side doors on the intermediate levels (one per side per intermediate level). These doors will be PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 locked and non-operational, and equipped with emergency release handles to allow for manual opening of the doors for emergency egress and rescue access through the doorway. Caltrain states that the intermediate level door arrangement will meet the requirements of 49 CFR 231.112, Door emergency egress and rescue access systems. In addition, emergency exit paths exist by way of the stairs at the intermediate level, which can lead passengers to either the lower level where there are additional doors and emergency exit/access windows, or the upper levels where there are also additional emergency exit/access windows. Lastly, there is an aisle way that leads to the adjacent car that can be used for egress (with exception of the cab car, cab end). Because the intermediate levels are equipped with these features, Caltrain believes that the intent of the emergency egress/access requirements of 49 CFR 238.113 and 238.114 are met and provide an equivalent level of safety to passengers. 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: https:// 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. E:\FR\FM\29JAN1.SGM 29JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 19 / Monday, January 29, 2018 / Notices Communications received by March 15, 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.). 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. 2018–01582 Filed 1–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection Renewal; Comment Request; Credit Risk Retention Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Treasury. ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: The OCC, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a continuing information collection as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). In accordance with the requirements of the PRA, the OCC may not conduct or sponsor, and the respondent is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. The OCC is soliciting comment concerning the renewal of its information collection titled, ‘‘Credit Risk Retention.’’ DATES: You should submit written comments by March 30, 2018. ADDRESSES: Because paper mail in the Washington, DC area and at the OCC is sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Jan 26, 2018 Jkt 244001 subject to delay, commenters are encouraged to submit comments by email, if possible. Comments may be sent to: Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Attention: 1557–0249, 400 7th Street SW, Suite 3E–218, Washington, DC 20219. In addition, comments may be sent by fax to (571) 465–4326 or by electronic mail to prainfo@occ.tress.gov. You may personally inspect and photocopy comments at the OCC, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20219. For security reasons, the OCC requires that visitors make an appointment to inspect comments. You may do so by calling (202) 649–6700 or, for persons who are deaf or hearing impaired, TTY, (202) 649–5597. Upon arrival, visitors will be required to present valid governmentissued photo identification and submit to security screening in order to inspect and photocopy comments. All comments received, including attachments and other supporting materials, are part of the public record and subject to public disclosure. Do not include any information in your comment or supporting materials that you consider confidential or inappropriate for public disclosure. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shaquita Merritt, OCC Clearance Officer, (202) 649–5490 or, for persons who are deaf or hearing impaired, TTY, (202) 649–5597, Legislative and Regulatory Activities Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 400 7th Street SW, Suite 3E–218, Washington, DC 20219. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), federal agencies must obtain approval from the OMB for each collection of information that they conduct or sponsor. ‘‘Collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) to include agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of title 44 requires federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, the OCC is publishing notice of the proposed collection of information set forth in this document. Title: Credit Risk Retention. OMB Control No.: 1557–0249. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Type of Review: Regular review. PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4121 Abstract: This information collection request relates to 12 CFR part 43, which implemented section 941(b) of the Dodd-Frank Act.1 Section 941(b) of the Dodd-Frank Act required the OCC, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and, in the case of the securitization of any residential mortgage asset, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to issue rules that, subject to certain exemptions: Require a securitizer to retain not less than 5% of the credit risk of any asset that the securitizer, through the issuance of an asset-backed security, transfers, sells, or conveys to a third party; and prohibit a securitizer from directly or indirectly hedging or otherwise transferring the credit risk that the securitizer is required to retain under the statute and implementing regulations. Part 43 sets forth permissible forms of risk retention for securitizations that involve issuance of asset-backed securities. Section 15G of the Exchange Act also exempts certain types of securitization transactions from these risk retention requirements and authorizes the agencies to exempt or establish a lower risk retention requirement for other types of securitization transactions. Section 15G also states that the agencies must permit a securitizer to retain less than five percent of the credit risk of commercial mortgages, commercial loans, and automobile loans that are transferred, sold, or conveyed through the issuance of ABS by the securitizer if the loans meet underwriting standards established by the federal banking agencies.2 Part 43 sets forth permissible forms of risk retention for securitizations that involve issuance of asset-backed securities, as well as exemptions from the risk retention requirements, and contains requirements subject to the PRA. Section 43.4 sets forth the conditions that must be met by sponsors electing to use the standard risk retention option, which may consist of an eligible vertical interest or an eligible horizontal residual interest, or any combination thereof. Sections 43.4(c)(1) and 43.4(c)(2) specify the disclosures required with respect to eligible horizontal residual interests and eligible vertical interests, respectively. 1 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Pub. L. 111–203, 124 Stat. 1376 (July 21, 2010)). 2 15 U.S.C. 78o–11(c)(1)(B)(ii) and (2). E:\FR\FM\29JAN1.SGM 29JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 19 (Monday, January 29, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4120-4121]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-01582]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2018-0003]


Petition for Waiver of Compliance

    Under Part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this 
provides the public notice that on December 26, 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-2018-0003.
    Specifically, Caltrain seeks a waiver of compliance from portions 
of 49 CFR 238.113(a)(3), Emergency window exits, and 238.114(a)(3), 
Rescue access windows, for four cars of their new six-car Electric 
Multiple Unit (EMU) trainsets. The six-car trainsets consist of two cab 
cars (A and B) and four coach cars (C, D, E, and F). Each is a multi-
level car and contains three types of levels: A lower level, two 
intermediate levels (on each end), and an upper level. In addition, 
each car contains both intermediate level doors and lower level doors. 
However, Caltrain will initially be utilizing only the lower level 
doors to serve their existing 8-inch platforms. The intermediate level 
doors will be utilized at some point in the future at high level 
platforms. Until such time that the intermediate doors are placed in 
service, passenger flip-up type seats mounted to the floor will be 
placed adjacent (in front of) to these doors.
    Since the intermediate levels will be used for passenger seating, 
each intermediate level is required to have a minimum of two emergency 
window exits and a minimum of two rescue access windows. Two cars (D 
and F) are equipped with two windows (one on each side) on the 
intermediate level that serve as dual-function emergency exit and 
rescue access windows. The remaining four cars (A, B, C, and E) do not 
have windows on the intermediate levels due to propulsion equipment 
occupying space on that level. However, all cars in the EMU trainset 
are designed with exterior side doors on the intermediate levels (one 
per side per intermediate level). These doors will be locked and non-
operational, and equipped with emergency release handles to allow for 
manual opening of the doors for emergency egress and rescue access 
through the doorway.
    Caltrain states that the intermediate level door arrangement will 
meet the requirements of 49 CFR 231.112, Door emergency egress and 
rescue access systems. In addition, emergency exit paths exist by way 
of the stairs at the intermediate level, which can lead passengers to 
either the lower level where there are additional doors and emergency 
exit/access windows, or the upper levels where there are also 
additional emergency exit/access windows. Lastly, there is an aisle way 
that leads to the adjacent car that can be used for egress (with 
exception of the cab car, cab end). Because the intermediate levels are 
equipped with these features, Caltrain believes that the intent of the 
emergency egress/access requirements of 49 CFR 238.113 and 238.114 are 
met and provide an equivalent level of safety to passengers.
    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: https://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.

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    Communications received by March 15, 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.). 
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. 2018-01582 Filed 1-26-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-06-P