Petition for Waiver of Compliance, 4726-4727 [2018-01962]

Download as PDF 4726 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 22 / Thursday, February 1, 2018 / Notices Documents reflecting the LAWA’s request are available, by appointment only, at the FAA Los Angeles Airports District Office. Comments must be received on or before March 5, 2018. DATES: Documents are available for review at the FAA Los Angeles Airports District Office, 15000 Aviation Boulevard, Room 3000, Lawndale, CA 90261, 310–725–3608. Written comments on LAWA’s request must be delivered or mailed, 2 copies to: Lemuel del Castillo, 15000 Aviation Boulevard Room 3000, Lawndale, CA 90261, 310– 725–3651. Issued in Lawndale, California, on January 23, 2018. David F. Cushing, Manager, Los Angeles Airports District Office, Western-Pacific Region. [FR Doc. 2018–02014 Filed 1–31–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lemuel del Castillo, 15000 Aviation Boulevard, Room 3000, Lawndale, CA 90261, 310–725–3651. Section 125 of The Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR–21) requires the FAA to provide an opportunity for public notice and comment prior to the ‘‘waiver’’ or ‘‘modification’’ of a sponsor’s Federal obligation to use certain airport land for aeronautical purposes. The following is a brief overview of the request: The project site is located within the City of Los Angeles, on LAWA’s property, adjacent to LAX. The project site is located on the east and west side of Falmouth Avenue, just north of Westchester Parkway. The project site is vacant land with no structures currently onsite. LAWA requests to develop the land with the Argo Drain Sub-Basin Facility (SubBasin Facility) to address airport environmental compliance needs. The Sub-Basin Facility is primarily an underground storm water treatment facility designed to potentially allow open space uses on the surface. The Sub-Basin Facility also includes two above-ground elements: a pump facility and blower building. LAWA’s industrial areas, existing and future capitals improvement projects will need multiple independent storm water treatment facilities. This project will avoid the construction of multiple independent facilities. The Argo-Drain Sub-Basin will allow LAWA to achieve a campus-wide approach to compliance with Low Impact Development requirements. It will also assist with the overall compliance strategy for Industrial General Permit requirements. LAWA and Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation will have a lease agreement in place in order to address the share of financial responsibility for the SubBasin Facility. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:34 Jan 31, 2018 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2001–10214] 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 December 22, 2017, the Minnesota Northern Railroad (MNN) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for an extension of a waiver from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR part 223. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2001–10214. Specifically, the MNN seeks to extend its existing waiver from 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) § 223.13, regarding the glazing on caboose (MNN 019. The MNN states that the circumstances at the time of the original grant of waiver have not changed. The caboose is still only used on special occasions as an office car for officials and private persons for railroad business purposes. The territory that it operates in is primarily rural. 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: PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • 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 March 19, 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. Issued in Washington, DC. Robert C. Lauby, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–01958 Filed 1–31–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2018–0006] Petition for Waiver of Compliance Under part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this provides the public notice that on January 5, 2018, Northern Plains Railroad (NPR), 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 229. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2018–0006. Specifically, NPR seeks a waiver of compliance from a portion of 49 CFR 229.47, Emergency brake valve, for five SD60F locomotives (Numbers 5513, E:\FR\FM\01FEN1.SGM 01FEN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 22 / Thursday, February 1, 2018 / Notices 5517, 5518, 5525, and 5535) that were purchased from Canadian National Railway (CN). These units do not have the required emergency brake valve installed at the rear exit door. NPR is a regional railroad operating on a 350-mile network in North Dakota and western Minnesota. NPR’s primary commodities handled include wheat, soybeans, corn, aggregates, and miscellaneous industrial products. The maximum operating speed on the NPR is 25 miles per hour. NPR has had no history of vandalism, two reportable train accidents since 2013, and an injury frequency rate of under one percent for the last two years. NPR indicates that these units will be used in road service and will be paired together. NPR does not see this waiver of compliance adversely affecting safety. NPR believes that 49 CFR 229.47 was established to provide a crew member a means of initiating an emergency stop when they are unable to give the locomotive operator a visual signal to stop while making a reverse movement. This would only apply to locomotives that do not have an exposed walkway on the end of the car body. The five full body locomotives are all equipped with a walkway and corner steps that provide a position for crew to direct the locomotive engineer while making a reverse movement. Because these end platforms, which are identical to that of a regular body locomotive, are available and equipped with corner steps, NPR crews would not place themselves inside the locomotive engine compartment to direct a reverse movement, thereby making the application of this emergency brake valve meaningless. Therefore, NPR is requesting a waiver from the requirement that an emergency brake pipe valve be installed adjacent to the rear door for these five 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:34 Jan 31, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 March 19, 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. Issued in Washington, DC. Robert C. Lauby, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety Chief Safety Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–01962 Filed 1–31–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2007–27556] Petition for Waiver of Compliance Under part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this provides the public notice that on January 17, 2018, SMS Rail Service petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4727 regulations contained at 49 CFR part 223. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2007–27556. Specifically, SMS Rail Service (SLRS) is seeking an extension of its waiver of compliance from 49 CFR 223.11, Requirements for existing locomotives, for the glazing in one of its locomotives, SLRS 412. Locomotive SLRS 412 is a Baldwin VO–1000, built in 1945, and is owned by the United Railroad Historical Society, a non-profit organization. The locomotive is currently out of service; however, SLRS would like to be able to operate it again in limited service should they be able to facilitate repairs. Locomotive SLRS 412 would be operated in limited use and exclusively within the Pureland Industrial Park in Bridgeport, NJ. SLRS represents that there is no history of broken glazing on this railroad, and no overhead bridges or tunnels on the trackage. Maximum operating speed would be 10 miles per hour. 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 March 19, 2018 will be considered by FRA E:\FR\FM\01FEN1.SGM 01FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 22 (Thursday, February 1, 2018)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-01962]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2018-0006]


Petition for Waiver of Compliance

    Under part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this 
provides the public notice that on January 5, 2018, Northern Plains 
Railroad (NPR), 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 229. FRA assigned 
the petition Docket Number FRA-2018-0006.
    Specifically, NPR seeks a waiver of compliance from a portion of 49 
CFR 229.47, Emergency brake valve, for five SD60F locomotives (Numbers 
5513,

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5517, 5518, 5525, and 5535) that were purchased from Canadian National 
Railway (CN). These units do not have the required emergency brake 
valve installed at the rear exit door.
    NPR is a regional railroad operating on a 350-mile network in North 
Dakota and western Minnesota. NPR's primary commodities handled include 
wheat, soybeans, corn, aggregates, and miscellaneous industrial 
products. The maximum operating speed on the NPR is 25 miles per hour. 
NPR has had no history of vandalism, two reportable train accidents 
since 2013, and an injury frequency rate of under one percent for the 
last two years. NPR indicates that these units will be used in road 
service and will be paired together. NPR does not see this waiver of 
compliance adversely affecting safety.
    NPR believes that 49 CFR 229.47 was established to provide a crew 
member a means of initiating an emergency stop when they are unable to 
give the locomotive operator a visual signal to stop while making a 
reverse movement. This would only apply to locomotives that do not have 
an exposed walkway on the end of the car body. The five full body 
locomotives are all equipped with a walkway and corner steps that 
provide a position for crew to direct the locomotive engineer while 
making a reverse movement. Because these end platforms, which are 
identical to that of a regular body locomotive, are available and 
equipped with corner steps, NPR crews would not place themselves inside 
the locomotive engine compartment to direct a reverse movement, thereby 
making the application of this emergency brake valve meaningless. 
Therefore, NPR is requesting a waiver from the requirement that an 
emergency brake pipe valve be installed adjacent to the rear door for 
these five 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: 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 March 19, 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.

    Issued in Washington, DC.
Robert C. Lauby,
Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety Chief Safety Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-01962 Filed 1-31-18; 8:45 am]
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