Petition for Waiver of Compliance, 35052-35053 [2018-15795]

Download as PDF 35052 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 142 / Tuesday, July 24, 2018 / Notices (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 59008) Finally, in the July 9 notice, footnotes #6, 7 and 9 incorrectly referred to footnote #4. They should have referred instead to footnote #5. All other information, including submission requirements, evaluation criteria and deadlines remain unchanged from the original July 9 notice. Dated: July 17, 2018. Linda E. McMahon, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2018–15756 Filed 7–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Docket No: FAA–2018–0526] Corrections to Previous Notice Regarding Supplemental Guidance on the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) for Fiscal Years 2018–2020 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), U.S. Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: On July 9, 2018, the FAA published a Federal Register notice announcing the process for eligible airport sponsors in two categories to notify the FAA of any supplemental discretionary funding requests. This notice addresses two omissions, one correction and one update. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elliott Black, Director, Office of Airport Planning and Programming, APP–1, at (202) 267–8775. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The July 9, 2018 notice required airport sponsors to submit specific information via electronic mail (email) in order to request supplemental funding. In addition to the original requirements, for each request, the submission must also identify the total capital cost of the proposed project and the amount of funding being requested. In addition, the FAA is developing an optional form that may make it easier for airports to ensure they provide all required information. The FAA will post the form online at https:// www.faa.gov/airports/aip/aip_ supplemental_appropriation/. Accordingly, airports may still submit their requests via electronic mail (email) as stated in the original Federal Register notice, or they may complete the optional form and transmit it via email. In addition, the FAA may eventually develop a web-based electronic portal for submission of requests. If this happens, then the FAA will post an announcement on the same website, which now also supports automated notifications regarding updates for users who choose to subscribe to the website. jstallworth on DSKBBY8HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:59 Jul 23, 2018 Jkt 244001 Issued in Washington, DC, on July 18, 2018. Elliott Black, Director, Office of Airport Planning and Programming, Federal Aviation Administration. [FR Doc. 2018–15829 Filed 7–23–18; 8:45 am] Mr. Jorge E. Panteli, Compliance and Land Use Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration New England Region Airports Division, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, Massachusetts 01803. Telephone: 781–238–7618. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on July 16, 2018. Gail B. Lattrell, Director (Acting), ANE–600. [FR Doc. 2018–15831 Filed 7–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration BILLING CODE 4910–13–P [Docket Number FRA–2007–28700] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on a Land Use Change From Aeronautical to Non-Aeronautical Use for Revenue Generation of 8.5 Acres of Airport Land at Southbridge Municipal Airport in Southbridge, MA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Request for public comments. AGENCY: Notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the Town of Southbridge, MA, to change the land use from aeronautical to nonaeronautical use for 8.5 acres of land for revenue generation. The parcel is located southwest of the runway and terminal building and will be used for a solar farm. The land lease rate is based on an appraisal and the annual lease will be placed in the airport’s operations and maintenance account. DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 23, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may send comments using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov, and follow the instructions on providing comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W 12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: Deliver to mail address above between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Interested persons may inspect the request and supporting documents by contacting the FAA at the address listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Petition for Waiver of Compliance Under part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this provides the public notice that by a letter dated May 31, 2018, Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a modification of its waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR part 232. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2007–28700. By letter dated December 11, 2017, KCSR received an extension of its conditional relief (originally granted by FRA on January 18, 2008) from 49 CFR 232.205, Class I brake test-initial terminal inspection, and 49 CFR part 215, Freight car safety standards, for freight cars received in interchange at the U.S./Mexico border crossing in Laredo, Texas, to permit required inspections to be conducted in Laredo Yard, approximately 9 miles north of the interchange point. In its present petition, KCSR requests clarification to perform the Class III air brake test required by condition #5 of FRA’s letter of December 11, 2017, at its Nuevo Laredo or Sanchez Yards, both of which are within 19 miles of its Laredo Yard. KCSR states that they and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have been working collaboratively with Mexican authorities to solve border security and operational challenges of the International Bridge complex. KCSR states their experience operating trains through the complex has demonstrated that when northbound trains stop on the International Bridge to meet the waiver requirement of performing a Class III air brake test, they experience a significant amount of safety risk. KCSR further states having to stop on the International Bridge to perform the E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1 jstallworth on DSKBBY8HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 142 / Tuesday, July 24, 2018 / Notices Class III air brake test actually increases the risk of equipment damage due to vandalism/theft and increases the risk to the community due to blocked crossings and heavy pedestrian traffic south of the border in Nuevo Laredo. The Department of Homeland Security and CBP have said that trains coming to a complete stop at the International Border presents the greatest opportunity for theft, contraband and/or trespassers to gain access to trains entering the United States. KCSR states its requested clarification to perform the elements of the Class III air brake test in Nuevo Laredo or Sanchez Yards would mitigate these public safety concerns. 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 August 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:59 Jul 23, 2018 Jkt 244001 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. 2018–15795 Filed 7–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2018–0011; Notice 1] Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2013 Porsche Panamera Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Receipt of petition. AGENCY: This document announces receipt by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a petition for a decision that certain model year (MY) 2013 Porsche Panamera passenger cars (PCs) that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) are eligible for importation into the United States because they are substantially similar to vehicles that were originally manufactured for sale in the United States and that were certified by their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards (the U.S.-certified version of the MY 2013 Porsche Panamera PCs) and are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards. SUMMARY: The closing date for comments on the petition is August 23, 2018. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments on this petition. Comments must refer to the docket and notice number cited in the title of this DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35053 notice and may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Mail: Send comments by mail addressed to U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: Deliver comments by hand to U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. The Docket Section is open on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Federal Holidays. • Electronically: Submit comments electronically by logging onto the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) website at https:// www.regulations.gov/. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Comments may also be faxed to (202) 493–2251. Comments must be written in the English language, and be no greater than 15 pages in length, although there is no limit to the length of necessary attachments to the comments. If comments are submitted in hard copy form, please ensure that two copies are provided. If you wish to receive confirmation that comments you have submitted by mail were received, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard with the comments. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. All comments, background documentation, and supporting materials submitted to the docket may be viewed by anyone at the address and times given above. The documents may also be viewed on the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov by following the online instructions for accessing the dockets. The docket ID number for this petition is shown in the heading of this notice. DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement is available for review in a Federal Register notice published on April 11, 2000, (65 FR 19477–78). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George Stevens, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance, NHTSA, telephone (202) 366–5308. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. History: Under 49 U.S.C. 30141(a)(1)(A), a motor vehicle that was not originally manufactured to conform to all applicable FMVSS (49 CFR part 571) shall be refused admission into the United States unless NHTSA has decided that the motor vehicle is substantially similar to a motor vehicle E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 142 (Tuesday, July 24, 2018)]
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[FR Doc No: 2018-15795]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2007-28700]


Petition for Waiver of Compliance

    Under part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this 
provides the public notice that by a letter dated May 31, 2018, Kansas 
City Southern Railway Company (KCSR) petitioned the Federal Railroad 
Administration (FRA) for a modification of its waiver of compliance 
from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations 
contained at 49 CFR part 232. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number 
FRA-2007-28700.
    By letter dated December 11, 2017, KCSR received an extension of 
its conditional relief (originally granted by FRA on January 18, 2008) 
from 49 CFR 232.205, Class I brake test-initial terminal inspection, 
and 49 CFR part 215, Freight car safety standards, for freight cars 
received in interchange at the U.S./Mexico border crossing in Laredo, 
Texas, to permit required inspections to be conducted in Laredo Yard, 
approximately 9 miles north of the interchange point. In its present 
petition, KCSR requests clarification to perform the Class III air 
brake test required by condition #5 of FRA's letter of December 11, 
2017, at its Nuevo Laredo or Sanchez Yards, both of which are within 19 
miles of its Laredo Yard. KCSR states that they and U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection (CBP) have been working collaboratively with Mexican 
authorities to solve border security and operational challenges of the 
International Bridge complex. KCSR states their experience operating 
trains through the complex has demonstrated that when northbound trains 
stop on the International Bridge to meet the waiver requirement of 
performing a Class III air brake test, they experience a significant 
amount of safety risk. KCSR further states having to stop on the 
International Bridge to perform the

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Class III air brake test actually increases the risk of equipment 
damage due to vandalism/theft and increases the risk to the community 
due to blocked crossings and heavy pedestrian traffic south of the 
border in Nuevo Laredo. The Department of Homeland Security and CBP 
have said that trains coming to a complete stop at the International 
Border presents the greatest opportunity for theft, contraband and/or 
trespassers to gain access to trains entering the United States. KCSR 
states its requested clarification to perform the elements of the Class 
III air brake test in Nuevo Laredo or Sanchez Yards would mitigate 
these public safety concerns.
    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 August 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.). 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. 2018-15795 Filed 7-23-18; 8:45 am]
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