Petition for Waiver of Compliance, 26540-26541 [2018-12224]

Download as PDF 26540 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 110 / Thursday, June 7, 2018 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Transportation (Caltrans) assumed, environmental responsibilities for this project pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327. Notice is hereby given that the Caltrans, have taken final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1) by issuing licenses, permits, and approvals for the following highway project in the State of California: Caltrans, in cooperation with Metro, proposes to construct an elevated off-ramp structure on the NB I– 110 between 30th St. and Figueroa St. Overcrossing in the City of Los Angeles. The proposed structure would bypass the bottleneck intersections at Flower St. and Adams Blvd. and NB I–110 HOT off-ramp to Adams Blvd., connecting the HOT lane traffic to Figueroa St. The structure would be approximately 1400 feet in length with two standard lanes (twelve feet in width) and a four-foot left shoulder as well as eight-foot right shoulder will be provided. All new structures will be within State right of way; minimal right of way acquisition will be required for maintenance, ingress/egress, access control, and setback purposes as well as emergency services access. The actions by the Federal agencies, and the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the Final Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the project, approved on April 24, 2018. The Caltrans FONSI can accessed at the following link https://www.dot.ca.gov/ dist07/resources/envdocs/, or viewed at public libraries in the project area. This notice applies to all Federal agency decisions as of the issuance date of this notice and all laws under which such actions were taken, including but not limited to: (1) Council on Environmental Quality regulations; (2) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); (3) Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP–21); (4) Department of Transportation Act of 1966; (5) Federal Aid Highway Act of 1970; (6) Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990; (7) Noise Control Act of 1970; (8) 23 CFR part 772 FHWA Noise Standards, Policies and Procedures; (9) Department of Transportation Act of 1966, Section 4(f); (10) Clean Water Act of 1977 and 1987; (11) Endangered Species Act of 1973; (12) Migratory Bird Treaty Act; (13) National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended; (14) Historic Sites Act of 1935; and, (15) Executive Order 13112, Invasive Species. (16) Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning and Construction. The VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Jun 06, 2018 Jkt 244001 regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program. Authority: 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). Matt Schmitz, Director, Project Delivery, FHWA—CA Division. [FR Doc. 2018–12235 Filed 6–6–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2018–0048] Petition for Waiver of Compliance Under part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this document provides the public notice that on May 25, 2018, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal hours of service laws contained at 49 U.S.C. 21105, which in part prohibit a dispatching service employee from being on duty for more than a total of 9 hours during a 24-hour period. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2018–0048. Specifically, Petitioners seek approval of a pilot project under 49 U.S.C. 21108, which allows railroads and labor organizations to jointly petition for a waiver of compliance from the hours of service laws to enable the establishment of a pilot project. The proposed pilot project would permit a 4-day, 10 hoursper-day work week for the affected employees, ‘‘the controllers’’ on the SCVTA system. Petitioners allege the pilot project will enhance safety of operations due to the increased flexibility in terms of staff assignments and covering unanticipated occurrences on the system, be beneficial to morale, and will provide more flexibility in arranging for ongoing training for employees without having to ask them to sacrifice days off from work. Petitioners explain that SCVTA is a public agency, with light rail transit operations on three lines, including the Vasona Corridor, which shares a corridor and grade crossings, but not tracks, with Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP). AFSCME is the authorized collective bargaining representative for the controllers, the employees on the SCVTA system that PO 00000 Frm 00131 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 dispatch SCVTA light rail trains. UP train crews contact the SCVTA Operating Control Center prior to operating in the shared corridor, but SCVTA controllers do not otherwise communicate directly with UP train crews, nor do they share a radio frequency with UP. 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 July 23, 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 E:\FR\FM\07JNN1.SGM 07JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 110 / Thursday, June 7, 2018 / Notices 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. 2018–12224 Filed 6–6–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for a project extending the METRO Green Line from downtown Minneapolis through the communities of St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Minnetonka, and Eden Prairie, passing near Edina, Minnesota. The purpose of this notice is to announce publicly the environmental decisions by FTA on the subject project and to activate the limitation on any claims that may challenge this final environmental action. DATES: By this notice, FTA is advising the public of final agency actions subject to Section 139(l) of Title 23, United States Code (U.S.C.). A claim seeking judicial review of FTA actions announced herein for the listed public transportation project will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before November 5, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy-Ellen Zusman, Assistant Chief Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, (312) 353–2577, or Alan Tabachnick, Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Environmental Programs, (202) 366–8541. FTA is located at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that FTA has taken final agency action by issuing a certain approval for the public transportation project listed below. The actions on the project, as well as the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the documentation issued in connection with the project to comply sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Jun 06, 2018 Jkt 244001 with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and in other documents in the FTA administrative record for the project. Interested parties may contact either the project sponsor or the FTA Regional Office for more information. Contact information for FTA’s Regional Offices may be found at https:// www.fta.dot.gov. This notice applies to all FTA decisions on the listed project as of the issuance date of this notice and all laws under which such actions were taken, including NEPA [42 U.S.C. 4321–4375], Section 4(f) requirements [23 U.S.C. 138, 49 U.S.C. 303], Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act [16 U.S.C. 470f], and the Clean Air Act [42 U.S.C. 7401–7671q]. This notice does not, however, alter or extend the limitation period for challenges of project decisions subject to previous notices published in the Federal Register. The project and action that is the subject of this notice follow: Project name and location: Southwest Light Rail Transit Project (LRT), Minneapolis to Eden Prairie, Minnesota (METRO Green Line Extension). Project Sponsor: The Metropolitan Council (Council). Project description: The project is approximately 14.5 miles of new double-track light rail transit to extend the METRO Green Line from downtown Minneapolis through the communities of St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Minnetonka, and Eden Prairie, passing close to Edina. The Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Record of Decision (ROD) for the Southwest LRT Project was issued in May and July 2016, respectively. A Supplemental Environmental Assessment (EA) was issued in February 2018 to address and incorporate 10 design modifications that were identified during the final design and permitting processes, leading to the preparation of an Amended ROD. Final agency actions: Amended Section 4(f) determination dated February 2018; Section 106 finding of adverse effect dated April 18, 2018; Section 106 Memorandum of Agreement dated June 2016; project-level air quality conformity, and an Amended Record of Decision dated May 15, 2018. Supporting documentation: Southwest LRT Project Supplemental EA and Amended Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation dated February 2018. Elizabeth S. Riklin, Deputy Associate Administrator for Planning and Environment. [FR Doc. 2018–12238 Filed 6–6–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P PO 00000 Frm 00132 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26541 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2018–0021] Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: On March 26, 2018, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a notice in the Federal Register (83 FR 13004) inviting comments on three information collections identified by Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control numbers 2137–0048, 2137–0600, and 2137–0618 that expire this Summer. PHMSA is requesting an extension with no change for these information collections. During the public comment period, PHMSA received no comments in response to the information collections. PHMSA received 10 comments that did not pertain to the information collection requests. PHMSA is publishing this notice to provide the public with an additional 30 days to comment on the renewal of the information collections referenced above and to announce that the information collection requests will be submitted to OMB for approval. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before July 9, 2018 to be assured of consideration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angela Dow by telephone at 202–366– 1246, by email at angela.dow@dot.gov, by fax at 202–366–4566, or by mail at U.S. Department of Transportation, PHMSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, PHP–30, Washington, DC 20590–0001. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by the docket number PHMSA–2018–0021 by any of the following methods: • Fax: 1–202–395–5806. • Mail: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Records Management Center, Room 10102 NEOB, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503, ATTN: Desk Officer for the U.S. Department of Transportation\PHMSA. • Email: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, at the following email address: OIRA_ Submission@omb.eop.gov. Requests for a copy of the information collections should be directed to Angela SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07JNN1.SGM 07JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 110 (Thursday, June 7, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 26540-26541]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-12224]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2018-0048]


Petition for Waiver of Compliance

    Under part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this 
document provides the public notice that on May 25, 2018, the Santa 
Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) and the American 
Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) petitioned 
the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance 
from certain provisions of the Federal hours of service laws contained 
at 49 U.S.C. 21105, which in part prohibit a dispatching service 
employee from being on duty for more than a total of 9 hours during a 
24-hour period. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA-2018-0048.
    Specifically, Petitioners seek approval of a pilot project under 49 
U.S.C. 21108, which allows railroads and labor organizations to jointly 
petition for a waiver of compliance from the hours of service laws to 
enable the establishment of a pilot project. The proposed pilot project 
would permit a 4-day, 10 hours-per-day work week for the affected 
employees, ``the controllers'' on the SCVTA system. Petitioners allege 
the pilot project will enhance safety of operations due to the 
increased flexibility in terms of staff assignments and covering 
unanticipated occurrences on the system, be beneficial to morale, and 
will provide more flexibility in arranging for ongoing training for 
employees without having to ask them to sacrifice days off from work.
    Petitioners explain that SCVTA is a public agency, with light rail 
transit operations on three lines, including the Vasona Corridor, which 
shares a corridor and grade crossings, but not tracks, with Union 
Pacific Railroad Company (UP). AFSCME is the authorized collective 
bargaining representative for the controllers, the employees on the 
SCVTA system that dispatch SCVTA light rail trains. UP train crews 
contact the SCVTA Operating Control Center prior to operating in the 
shared corridor, but SCVTA controllers do not otherwise communicate 
directly with UP train crews, nor do they share a radio frequency with 
UP.
    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 July 23, 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

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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. 2018-12224 Filed 6-6-18; 8:45 am]
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