Petition for Modification of Single Car Air Brake Test Procedures, 5510 [2018-02428]

Download as PDF 5510 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 26 / Wednesday, February 7, 2018 / Notices original equipment manufacturers and suppliers to the commercial motor vehicle (CMV) industry, fleets, owneroperators, state CMV safety agencies, research organizations and contractors, news organizations, safety advocacy groups, and other Federal agencies. Estimated Number of Respondents: 9,270. Estimated Time per Response: Range from 5–30 minutes. Expiration Date: March 31, 2018. Frequency of Response: Generally, on an annual basis. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 2,233. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection is necessary for the performance of FMCSA’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for FMCSA to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Issued under the authority of 49 CFR 1.87 on: January 31, 2018. G. Kelly Regal, Associate Administrator, Office of Research and Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2018–02439 Filed 2–6–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2018–0011] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Petition for Modification of Single Car Air Brake Test Procedures Under part 232 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this provides the public notice that on January 5, 2018, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) requested the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) grant a modification of the single car air brake test procedures as prescribed in 49 CFR 232.305(a). FRA assigned the request Docket Number FRA–2018–0011. As described in its request, the AAR Braking Systems Committee has revised and sent out for comment an updated version of AAR Standard S–486–04— Code of Air Brake System Tests for Freight Equipment, which is incorporated by reference in 49 CFR 232.305—Single car air brake tests. The main objective of the revision was to incorporate tests for a new feature VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:17 Feb 06, 2018 Jkt 244001 known as brake cylinder maintaining. AAR asked for expedited processing of this request so the 60-day review period required by 49 CFR 232.307 can begin as soon as possible and the new procedure can be referenced in the CFR. A copy of these documents and 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. All communications concerning these proceedings should identify the appropriate docket number (e.g., Docket Number FRA–2018–0011) 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 April 9, 2018, will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Pursuant to 49 CFR 232.307(d), if no comment objecting to the requested modification is received during the 60-day comment period, or if FRA does not issue a written objection to the requested modification, the modification will become effective on April 23, 2018. 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/ PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 2018–02428 Filed 2–6–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2018–0013] Establishment of an Emergency Relief Docket for Calendar Year 2018 Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of establishment of public docket. AGENCY: This Notice announces the establishment of FRA’s emergency relief docket (ERD) for calendar year 2018. The designated ERD for calendar year 2018 is docket number FRA–2018–0013. ADDRESSES: See Supplementary Information section for further information regarding submitting petitions and/or comments to Docket No. FRA–2018–0013. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 19, 2009, FRA published a direct final rule establishing ERDs and the procedures for handling petitions for emergency waivers of safety rules, regulations, or standards during an emergency situation or event. 74 FR 23329. That direct final rule became effective on July 20, 2009 and made minor modifications to 49 CFR 211.45 in FRA’s Rules of Practice in 49 CFR part 211. Section 211.45(b) provides that each calendar year FRA will establish an ERD in the publicly accessible DOT docket system (available at http:// www.regulations.gov). Section 211.45(b) further provides that FRA will publish a notice in the Federal Register identifying by docket number the ERD for that year. FRA established the ERD and emergency waiver procedures to provide an expedited process for FRA to address the needs of the public and the railroad industry during emergency situations or events. This Notice announces the designated ERD for calendar year 2018 is docket number FRA–2018–0013. As detailed in section 211.45, if the FRA Administrator determines an emergency event as defined in 49 CFR 211.45(a) has occurred, or that an imminent threat of such an emergency occurring exists, and public safety SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2018-0011]


Petition for Modification of Single Car Air Brake Test Procedures

    Under part 232 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this 
provides the public notice that on January 5, 2018, the Association of 
American Railroads (AAR) requested the Federal Railroad Administration 
(FRA) grant a modification of the single car air brake test procedures 
as prescribed in 49 CFR 232.305(a). FRA assigned the request Docket 
Number FRA-2018-0011.
    As described in its request, the AAR Braking Systems Committee has 
revised and sent out for comment an updated version of AAR Standard S-
486-04--Code of Air Brake System Tests for Freight Equipment, which is 
incorporated by reference in 49 CFR 232.305--Single car air brake 
tests. The main objective of the revision was to incorporate tests for 
a new feature known as brake cylinder maintaining. AAR asked for 
expedited processing of this request so the 60-day review period 
required by 49 CFR 232.307 can begin as soon as possible and the new 
procedure can be referenced in the CFR.
    A copy of these documents and 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. All communications 
concerning these proceedings should identify the appropriate docket 
number (e.g., Docket Number FRA-2018-0011) 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 April 9, 2018, will be considered by FRA 
before final action is taken. Pursuant to 49 CFR 232.307(d), if no 
comment objecting to the requested modification is received during the 
60-day comment period, or if FRA does not issue a written objection to 
the requested modification, the modification will become effective on 
April 23, 2018.
    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.

    Issued in Washington, DC.
Robert C. Lauby,
Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-02428 Filed 2-6-18; 8:45 am]
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