Investigative Hearing, 28013-28014 [2018-12846]

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Kim Miller, Grants Management Specialist, Office of Grants Policy and Management. [FR Doc. 2018–12866 Filed 6–14–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7036–01–P NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD Investigative Hearing Two recent Amtrak (National Railroad Passenger Corporation) accidents have motivated this investigative hearing: First, an Amtrak overspeed derailment in a 30 mph curve that occurred in DuPont, Washington, and, second, an Amtrak head-on collision with a standing freight train in Cayce, South Carolina. The first accident occurred on December 18, 2017, at 7:33 a.m., Pacific standard time, and involved southbound Amtrak passenger train 501, consisting of a leading and trailing locomotive, a power car, 10 passenger railcars, and a luggage car. Train 501 was traveling at 78 mph when it derailed from a highway overpass near DuPont, Washington. The train was on its first regular passenger service trip on a single main track (Lakewood subdivision) at milepost (MP) 19.86. The lead locomotive, the power car, and two passenger railcars derailed onto Interstate 5. Fourteen highway vehicles came into contact with the derailed equipment. At the time of the accident, 77 passengers, 5 Amtrak employees, and a Talgo Incorporated technician were on the train.1 Of these individuals, 3 passengers were killed and 62 passengers and crewmembers were injured. Eight individuals in highway vehicles were also injured. The damage is estimated to be more than $40 million. At the time of the accident, the temperature was 48 °F, the wind was from the south at 9 mph, and the visibility was 10 miles in light rain. The second accident occurred on February 4, 2018, about 2:27 a.m. eastern standard time, and involved southbound Amtrak train 91, operating on a track warrant. Train 91 was 1 Talgo Incorporated, which was the original manufacturer of the passenger railcars, has the service and maintenance contract. PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28013 diverted from the main track through a hand-thrown switch into a siding and collided head-on with stationary CSX Transportation (CSX) local freight train F777 03.2 The accident occurred on the CSX Columbia subdivision in Cayce, South Carolina. The engineer and conductor of the Amtrak train died in the collision, and at least 92 passengers and crewmembers on the Amtrak train were transported to medical facilities. The engineer of the stopped CSX train had exited the lead locomotive before the Amtrak train entered the siding, ran to safety, and was not injured. The conductor of the CSX lead locomotive saw the Amtrak train approaching in the siding and ran to the back of locomotive. The investigative hearing will discuss the following issue areas: • Amtrak Operations on Host Railroads. • Addressing Safety in Preparation for the Point Defiance Bypass. • Managing Safety on Passenger Railroads. • International Approach to Passenger Train Operations on Shared Use and Safety Management Principles From Other Industries. Parties to hearing are the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA); Amtrak; CSX; Sound Transit; Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen; Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen; International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers; Washington State Utilities and Transportation Commission; and the Washington State Department of Transportation. Order of Proceedings 1. Opening Statement by the Chairman of the Board of Inquiry 2. Introduction of the Board of Inquiry and Technical Panel 3. Introduction of the Parties to the Hearing 4. Introduction of Exhibits by Hearing Officer 5. Overview of the incident and the investigation by Investigator-InCharge 6. Calling of Witnesses by Hearing Officer 7. Closing Statement by the Chairman of the Board of Inquiry The investigative hearing will be held in the NTSB Board Room and Conference Center, located at 429 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC on 2 Track warrant is a method of authorizing movements or protecting employees or on-track equipment in signaled or nonsignaled territory on controlled track within specified signals. These movements are under the jurisdiction of the train dispatcher. E:\FR\FM\15JNN1.SGM 15JNN1 28014 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 116 / Friday, June 15, 2018 / Notices Tuesday, July 10, 2018, and Wednesday, July 11, 2018, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Media planning to cover the investigative hearing are asked to contact the NTSB’s chief of media relations, Chris O’Neil at 202–314–6133 or christopher.oneil@ntsb.gov. The investigative hearing will be transmitted live via the NTSB’s website at http://www.capitolconnection.net/ capcon/ntsb/ntsb.htm. A link for webcast will be available shortly before the start of the hearing. An archival video of the hearing will be available via the website for 30 days after the hearing. Individuals requiring reasonable accommodation and/or wheelchair access directions should contact Ms. Rochelle McCallister at (202) 314–6305 or by email at rochelle.mccallister@ ntsb.gov. NTSB Investigative Hearing Officer: Mr. Robert ‘‘Joe’’ Gordon— robert.gordon@ntsb.gov. Candi R. Bing, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–12846 Filed 6–14–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7533–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 70–1151; NRC–2015–0039] Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC; Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact; issuance. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering the renewal of Special Nuclear Materials (SNM) License No. SNM–1107 to allow Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC (WEC) to continue to operate its Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility (CFFF) for an additional 40 years. The NRC has prepared a final environmental assessment (EA) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for this licensing action. DATES: The final EA referenced in this document was made available on June 8, 2018. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2015–0039 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You may obtain publicly-available information related to this document using any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:11 Jun 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 for Docket ID NRC–2015–0039. 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Based on the results of the final EA, described as follows, the NRC has determined not to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the license renewal, and is issuing a FONSI. II. Environmental Assessment Description of the Proposed Action WEC submitted a license renewal application in 2014 (ADAMS Accession No. ML14352A111), which was updated in March 2018 (ADAMS Accession No. ML18087A400) to operate CFFF for an additional 40 years. The 40-year timeframe would begin upon NRC’s PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 approval of the license renewal application. Need for the Proposed Action The proposed action would allow CFFF to continue to be a source of nuclear fuel for commercial nuclear power plants. Environmental Impacts of the Proposed Action The NRC assessed the potential environmental impacts from the renewal of License SNM–1107 for an additional 40 years and determined there would be noticeable but not significant impacts to the quality of the human environment. WEC is not proposing any new construction or land disturbance activities. Although there is existing ground-water contamination on site, it has not migrated offsite or into the deeper aquifers and there is currently no pathway for human exposure. WEC’s environmental monitoring program will continue to provide information on existing groundwater contamination and help identify future unintended releases to the environment. If needed, WEC will implement corrective actions to address contamination in the surface water and ground water. NRC expects that WEC will continue to meet all local, State, and Federal requirements, including its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit and its obligations with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) under its voluntary cleanup contract related to ground-water contamination. Environmental Impacts of the Alternatives to the Proposed Action As an alternative to the proposed action, the NRC staff considered denial of the proposed action (i.e., the ‘‘noaction’’ alternative). The no-action alternative would mean that the NRC would not approve the license renewal. The CFFF would continue to operate under its current license until it expires on September 30, 2027. The NRC staff previously evaluated the environmental impacts of WEC continuing to operate the CFFF until September 2027 when it approved WEC’s license renewal in 2007. The NRC staff concluded in the 2007 EA that the continued operation of the CFFF site would not result in a significant impact to the environment (ADAMS Accession No. ML070510647). The impacts of the no-action alternative would be similar to those of the Proposed Action except the impacts of the no-action alternative would occur only until 2027, when the current license expires, and decommissioning E:\FR\FM\15JNN1.SGM 15JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 116 (Friday, June 15, 2018)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-12846]


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NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD


Investigative Hearing

    Two recent Amtrak (National Railroad Passenger Corporation) 
accidents have motivated this investigative hearing: First, an Amtrak 
overspeed derailment in a 30 mph curve that occurred in DuPont, 
Washington, and, second, an Amtrak head-on collision with a standing 
freight train in Cayce, South Carolina.
    The first accident occurred on December 18, 2017, at 7:33 a.m., 
Pacific standard time, and involved southbound Amtrak passenger train 
501, consisting of a leading and trailing locomotive, a power car, 10 
passenger railcars, and a luggage car. Train 501 was traveling at 78 
mph when it derailed from a highway overpass near DuPont, Washington. 
The train was on its first regular passenger service trip on a single 
main track (Lakewood subdivision) at milepost (MP) 19.86. The lead 
locomotive, the power car, and two passenger railcars derailed onto 
Interstate 5. Fourteen highway vehicles came into contact with the 
derailed equipment. At the time of the accident, 77 passengers, 5 
Amtrak employees, and a Talgo Incorporated technician were on the 
train.\1\ Of these individuals, 3 passengers were killed and 62 
passengers and crewmembers were injured. Eight individuals in highway 
vehicles were also injured. The damage is estimated to be more than $40 
million. At the time of the accident, the temperature was 
48[emsp14][deg]F, the wind was from the south at 9 mph, and the 
visibility was 10 miles in light rain.
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    \1\ Talgo Incorporated, which was the original manufacturer of 
the passenger railcars, has the service and maintenance contract.
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    The second accident occurred on February 4, 2018, about 2:27 a.m. 
eastern standard time, and involved southbound Amtrak train 91, 
operating on a track warrant. Train 91 was diverted from the main track 
through a hand-thrown switch into a siding and collided head-on with 
stationary CSX Transportation (CSX) local freight train F777 03.\2\ The 
accident occurred on the CSX Columbia subdivision in Cayce, South 
Carolina. The engineer and conductor of the Amtrak train died in the 
collision, and at least 92 passengers and crewmembers on the Amtrak 
train were transported to medical facilities. The engineer of the 
stopped CSX train had exited the lead locomotive before the Amtrak 
train entered the siding, ran to safety, and was not injured. The 
conductor of the CSX lead locomotive saw the Amtrak train approaching 
in the siding and ran to the back of locomotive.
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    \2\ Track warrant is a method of authorizing movements or 
protecting employees or on-track equipment in signaled or 
nonsignaled territory on controlled track within specified signals. 
These movements are under the jurisdiction of the train dispatcher.
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    The investigative hearing will discuss the following issue areas:
     Amtrak Operations on Host Railroads.
     Addressing Safety in Preparation for the Point Defiance 
Bypass.
     Managing Safety on Passenger Railroads.
     International Approach to Passenger Train Operations on 
Shared Use and Safety Management Principles From Other Industries.
    Parties to hearing are the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA); 
Amtrak; CSX; Sound Transit; Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and 
Trainmen; Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen; International Association 
of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers; Washington State 
Utilities and Transportation Commission; and the Washington State 
Department of Transportation.

Order of Proceedings

1. Opening Statement by the Chairman of the Board of Inquiry
2. Introduction of the Board of Inquiry and Technical Panel
3. Introduction of the Parties to the Hearing
4. Introduction of Exhibits by Hearing Officer
5. Overview of the incident and the investigation by Investigator-In-
Charge
6. Calling of Witnesses by Hearing Officer
7. Closing Statement by the Chairman of the Board of Inquiry

    The investigative hearing will be held in the NTSB Board Room and 
Conference Center, located at 429 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC on

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018, and Wednesday, July 11, 2018, beginning at 8:30 
a.m. Media planning to cover the investigative hearing are asked to 
contact the NTSB's chief of media relations, Chris O'Neil at 202-314-
6133 or [email protected].
    The investigative hearing will be transmitted live via the NTSB's 
website at http://www.capitolconnection.net/capcon/ntsb/ntsb.htm. A 
link for webcast will be available shortly before the start of the 
hearing. An archival video of the hearing will be available via the 
website for 30 days after the hearing.
    Individuals requiring reasonable accommodation and/or wheelchair 
access directions should contact Ms. Rochelle McCallister at (202) 314-
6305 or by email at [email protected].
    NTSB Investigative Hearing Officer: Mr. Robert ``Joe'' Gordon_
[email protected]

Candi R. Bing,
Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-12846 Filed 6-14-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 7533-01-P