Petition for Waiver of Compliance, 11814-11815 [2018-05309]

Download as PDF daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 11814 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 52 / Friday, March 16, 2018 / Notices Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Please submit comments by April 16, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may send comments within 30 days to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503, Attention DOT Desk Officer. You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection is necessary for the FHWA’s performance; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for the FHWA to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that the burden could be minimized, including the use of electronic technology, without reducing the quality of the collected information. All comments should include the Docket No. FHWA–2018–0015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Crystal Taylor, 202–366–2907, Office of Human Resources, Corporate Recruitment and Career Entry Division, Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: DOT–FHWA Summer Transportation Internship Program for diverse Groups (STIPDG). Background: 23 U.S.C. 140 (b) Section 5204—Training and Education/Surface Transportation Workforce Development, Training, and Education states that subject to project approval by the Secretary, a State may obligate funds apportioned to the State for five primary core programs (STP, NHS, Bridge, IM, CMAQ), workforce development, training, and education, including student internships; university or community college support; and outreach to develop interest and promote participation in surface transportation careers. The Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG) is an important part of U.S. DOT’s intermodal effort to promote the entry of women, persons with disabilities, and members of diverse groups into transportation careers where traditionally these groups have been under-represented. Accordingly, The Federal Highway Administrations’ Office of Innovative Program Delivery will support the STIPDG by working closely with FHWA’s Office of Human Resources, specifically the Corporate Recruitment and Career Entry Group, which has VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:54 Mar 15, 2018 Jkt 244001 responsibility for administering the program, to include participation and placement of college students, DOTwide, and for all occupational disciplines, to include summer intern placement DOT-wide and nationwide. The STIPDG anticipates accepting approximately 500 applications each year and placing an estimated 60–120 undergraduate, graduate, and law students in transportation-related, nonadministrative, technical, hands-on assignments with a Federal or State mentor providing on-the- job training. The STIPDG will provide college students with an opportunity to work on current transportation-related topics and issues identified in, or directly pertaining to, the current DOT Strategic Plan. The STIPDG is open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. The STIPDG is open to all applicants based on the eligibility requirements that follow and based on the merit of the ‘‘Required Documents’’ listed in bulleted-format below: 1. Applicants must be currently enrolled in degree-granting programs of study at accredited U.S. institutions of higher education recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 2. Undergraduate applicants must be juniors or seniors for the fall following the summer internship. Undergraduate applicants from Junior, Tribal, or Community Colleges must have completed their first year. 3. Law Applicants must be entering their second or third year of law school in the fall following the summer internship. 4. Applicants who are scheduled to graduate during the coming spring or summer semesters are not eligible for consideration for the STIPDG unless: (1) They have been accepted for graduate school enrollment; (2) they have been accepted for enrollment at an institution of higher education; or (3) their acceptance is pending. In all instances, the applicant must submit with their completed application packages, documentation (with the school’s logo) reflecting their status. (There will be no exceptions.) 5. Former STIPDG interns may apply but will not receive preferential consideration. 6. Applicants will be evaluated based on the ‘‘completeness of the application and the Required Documents’’ listed below. Priority will be given to those with GPA’s of 3.0 or better (for the Major and/or cumulatively). PO 00000 Frm 00146 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7. Applicants must be available and able to participate in the entire 10-week program. Respondents: Approximately 500 applicants consisting of undergraduate, graduate and law students. All applicants must be U.S. Citizens. Frequency: Annually. Estimated Average Burden per Response: Approximately two hours to complete and submit the application. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: Approximately 1000 hours annually. 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 FHWA’s performance; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burdens; (3) ways for the FHWA to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that the burden could be minimized, including the use of electronic technology, without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.48. Issued On: March 9, 2018. Michael Howell, Information Collection Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–05359 Filed 3–15–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2018–0004] Petition for Waiver of Compliance Under part 211 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this document provides the public notice that on November 11, 2017, Brightline (BLF) has 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, Railroad Locomotive Safety Standards. FRA assigned the petition docket number FRA–2018–0004. BLF has purchased ten Siemens SCB– 40 locomotives to power Brightline trains between Miami and Orlando, Florida. BLF requests relief from the requirements of 49 CFR 229.61, Draft system, with respect to the daily inspection procedure for the front coupler. The locomotives are equipped E:\FR\FM\16MRN1.SGM 16MRN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 52 / Friday, March 16, 2018 / Notices with a streamlined front coupler cover for improved aerodynamic and esthetic purposes. BLF will use the front coupler for rescue purposes only, and proposes to remove the coupler cover at 184-day inspection intervals as required by 49 CFR 229.23 (b)(1). During the daily inspection the front coupler will be visually inspected as best as possible from the bottom. The nose cone will not be removed unless the bottom visual inspection warrants further investigation based on the requirements of 49 CFR 229.61. If the front coupler is used in operations prior to the next daily inspection, the coupler will be completely inspected before the coupler cover is replaced. 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 April 30, 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:54 Mar 15, 2018 Jkt 244001 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. 2018–05309 Filed 3–15–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY 2018 Report on the Effectiveness of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Departmental Offices, U.S. Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Request for comment. AGENCY: The Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015 (Reauthorization Act), which extended and amended certain provisions of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program (TRIP or Program), requires the Secretary of the Treasury (Secretary) to submit a report to Congress by June 30, 2018 concerning, in general, the overall effectiveness of TRIP. To assist the Secretary in formulating the report, the Federal Insurance Office (FIO) within the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) is seeking comments from the industry and other stakeholders on the statutory factors that the report must analyze, as well as any other feedback about the effectiveness of TRIP. DATES: Submit comments on or before April 30, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit comments electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https:// www.regulations.gov, in accordance with the instructions on that site, or by mail to the Federal Insurance Office, Attn: Richard Ifft, Room 1410 MT, Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20220. Because postal mail may be subject to processing delays, it is recommended that comments be submitted electronically. If submitting comments by mail, please submit an original version with two copies. Comments concerning the 2018 report SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00147 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11815 on the effectiveness of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program should be captioned with ‘‘2018 TRIP Effectiveness Report.’’ In general, Treasury will post all comments to www.regulations.gov without change, including any business or personal information provided such as names, addresses, email addresses, or telephone numbers. All comments, including attachments and other supporting materials, are part of the public record and subject to public disclosure. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. Where appropriate, a comment should include a short Executive Summary (no more than five single-spaced pages). Additional Instructions. Responses should also include: (1) The data or rationale, including examples, supporting any opinions or conclusions; and (2) any specific legislative, administrative, or regulatory proposals for carrying out recommended approaches or options. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Ifft, Senior Insurance Regulatory Policy Analyst, Federal Insurance Office, (202) 622–2922 (this is not a toll-free number) or Lindsey Baldwin, Senior Policy Analyst, Federal Insurance Office, (202) 622–3220 (not a toll free number). Persons who have difficulty hearing or speaking may access these numbers via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002, as amended (TRIA), requires participating insurers to make insurance available for losses resulting from acts of terrorism, and provides a federal government backstop for the insurers’ resulting financial exposure. TRIA established TRIP within Treasury, and the Program is administered by the Secretary with the assistance of FIO. Section 111 of the Reauthorization Act (Pub. L. 114–1) requires the Secretary to prepare and submit reports to the Committee on Financial Services of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the Senate on, among other things, the impact and effectiveness of TRIP. The report which is to be submitted by June 30, 2018 will also include an analysis of information that is being collected by Treasury through the 2018 TRIP Data Call,1 1 The proposed data collection for Calendar Year 2018 that Treasury will use in analyzing the Program has been described by Treasury in a E:\FR\FM\16MRN1.SGM Continued 16MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2018-0004]


Petition for Waiver of Compliance

    Under part 211 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations 
(CFR), this document provides the public notice that on November 11, 
2017, Brightline (BLF) has 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, Railroad Locomotive Safety Standards. FRA assigned the petition 
docket number FRA-2018-0004.
    BLF has purchased ten Siemens SCB-40 locomotives to power 
Brightline trains between Miami and Orlando, Florida. BLF requests 
relief from the requirements of 49 CFR 229.61, Draft system, with 
respect to the daily inspection procedure for the front coupler. The 
locomotives are equipped

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with a streamlined front coupler cover for improved aerodynamic and 
esthetic purposes. BLF will use the front coupler for rescue purposes 
only, and proposes to remove the coupler cover at 184-day inspection 
intervals as required by 49 CFR 229.23 (b)(1). During the daily 
inspection the front coupler will be visually inspected as best as 
possible from the bottom. The nose cone will not be removed unless the 
bottom visual inspection warrants further investigation based on the 
requirements of 49 CFR 229.61. If the front coupler is used in 
operations prior to the next daily inspection, the coupler will be 
completely inspected before the coupler cover is replaced.
    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 April 30, 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. 2018-05309 Filed 3-15-18; 8:45 am]
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