Petition for Waiver of Compliance, 55450-55451 [2018-24122]

Download as PDF 55450 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 214 / Monday, November 5, 2018 / Notices Phase Days Inspection Metric 3 ...................... 121–300 ......... Reduction from baseline: 1. Unprotected Red tags/100 miles = 4.8 or below measured quarterly (31% reduction). 4 ...................... 301–365 ......... • Data-driven focused manual visual inspections ...... • Twice monthly mandated manual visual mainline inspections; monthly sidings. • Data driven geometry car frequency, with a minimum of two such tests per month. • Automated Optical inspection platform added at same frequency of track geometry testing. • ATIP Test end of phase 3 ....................................... • Data-driven focused manual visual inspections ...... • Twice monthly manual visual mainline inspections; monthly sidings. • Data driven geometry car testing frequency, with a minimum of two such tests per month. • Data driven optical testing frequency, with a minimum of two such tests per month. • Additional technology tested .................................... • Joint BNSF/FRA Manual Field Inspection ............... Reduction from baseline: 1. Unprotected Red tags/100 miles = 4.6 or below measured quarterly (34% reduction). Table 1: Phases of Test Program. FRA approved the Test Program and granted BNSF’s petition for a temporary suspension of 49 CFR 213.233(c) subject to certain conditions designed to ensure the safety of the Test Program. Among those conditions, BNSF must demonstrate to FRA how it will implement the ‘‘data driven focused manual visual inspections’’ in Phases 3 and 4 of the Test Program and the railroad must meet the metrics specified in the Test Program to monitor and measure the effectiveness of the technologies being tested. If those metrics cannot be met in any phase of the program, BNSF must revise the Test Program. A copy of FRA’s letters approving BNSF’s Test Program and granting the requested limited, temporary suspension of 49 CFR 213.233(c) is available in the public docket at www.regulations.gov (docket no. FRA–2018–0091). FRA finds that the temporary, limited suspension of 49 CFR 213.233(c) is necessary to the conduct of the approved Test Program which is specifically designed to evaluate the effectiveness of various types of automated track inspection technologies. FRA also finds that the scope and application of the granted suspension of 49 CFR 213.233(c) as applied to the Test Program is limited to that necessary to facilitate the conduct of the Test Program. Robert C. Lauby, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety Chief Safety Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–24111 Filed 11–2–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:38 Nov 02, 2018 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2018–0083] Petition for Waiver of Compliance Under part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this document provides the public notice that on October 4, 2018, the BNSF Railway Company (BNSF), petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR 225.25, Recordkeeping. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2018–0083. Specifically, BNSF seeks a waiver of compliance from 49 CFR 225.25(h) which states, in part, ‘‘Except as provided in paragraph (h)(15) of this section, a listing of all injuries and occupational illnesses reported to FRA as having occurred at an establishment shall be posted in a conspicuous location at that establishment, within 30 days after the expiration of the month during which the injuries and illnesses occurred, if the establishment has been in continual operation for a minimum of 90 calendar days.’’ BNSF requests a waiver regarding the actual posting of the monthly listing of employee reportable injuries, occupational illnesses, and fatalities, as reported to FRA that have occurred during the past 12-month period at each establishment. In lieu of physically posting a ‘‘paper’’ copy of the monthly listing at each establishment, BNSF has developed an electronic version that would be available to its employees by accessing this information on computer terminals located at company facilities and personal devices. BNSF would place posters on the notice boards at PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 each establishment indicating that the monthly listings are available to be viewed in two ways: electronically through access from a computer terminal, or through direct request of a manager. 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. E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 214 / Monday, November 5, 2018 / Notices Communications received by December 20, 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. 2018–24122 Filed 11–2–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2018–0084] Petition for Waiver of Compliance Under part 211 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this provides the public notice that on October 5, 2018, the Texas State Railroad (TSR), petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR 240.201(d). FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2018–0084. TSR seeks a waiver of compliance from 49 CFR 240.201(d) which states, ‘‘After December 31, 1991, no railroad shall permit or require any person to operate a locomotive in any class of locomotive or train service unless that person has been certified as a qualified locomotive engineer and issued a certificate that complies with § 240.223.’’ TSR desires to conduct a ‘‘Hands on the Throttle Program,’’ which would allow ‘‘non-certified’’ individuals to operate a locomotive as a ‘‘Student Locomotive Engineer.’’ TSR owns and operates a fleet of steam and historic diesel locomotives and desires to provide non-certified persons the opportunity to operate these VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:38 Nov 02, 2018 Jkt 247001 locomotives. As proposed, TSR will verify that each participant will be at least 18 years old and possesses a valid state-issued motor vehicle license, and will have a certified locomotive engineer in the cab of the locomotive at all times. The operations will occur at two locations on TSR trackage between milepost (MP) 0.0l and MP 2.16 in Rusk, Texas, and between MP 23.30 and MP 26.12 in Palestine, Texas, during daylight hours, at restricted speed, with no opposing train movements, without passengers, involving no public highway grade crossings, and derail protection will be placed at the end of each movement at both locations. Each participant will receive a job briefing prior to operating a locomotive. TSR believes that this program will generate needed revenue and interest in historic locomotives. TSR also believes these operations will not pose any safety concerns to the public at large. 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 Ave. 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 December 20, 2018 will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55451 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. 2018–24123 Filed 11–2–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Office of Foreign Assets Control Notice of OFAC Sanctions Action Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the name of one entity that has been placed on OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List based on OFAC’s determination that one or more applicable legal criteria were satisfied. All property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of these persons are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. DATES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Associate Director for Global Targeting, tel.: 202–622–2420; Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202–622–2490; Assistant Director for Licensing, tel.: 202–622–2480; Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, tel. 202–622–4855; or the Department of the Treasury’s Office of the General Counsel: Office of the Chief Counsel (Foreign Assets Control), tel.: 202–622–2410. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 214 (Monday, November 5, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 55450-55451]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-24122]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2018-0083]


Petition for Waiver of Compliance

    Under part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this 
document provides the public notice that on October 4, 2018, the BNSF 
Railway Company (BNSF), petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration 
(FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal 
railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR 225.25, Recordkeeping. 
FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA-2018-0083.
    Specifically, BNSF seeks a waiver of compliance from 49 CFR 
225.25(h) which states, in part, ``Except as provided in paragraph 
(h)(15) of this section, a listing of all injuries and occupational 
illnesses reported to FRA as having occurred at an establishment shall 
be posted in a conspicuous location at that establishment, within 30 
days after the expiration of the month during which the injuries and 
illnesses occurred, if the establishment has been in continual 
operation for a minimum of 90 calendar days.''
    BNSF requests a waiver regarding the actual posting of the monthly 
listing of employee reportable injuries, occupational illnesses, and 
fatalities, as reported to FRA that have occurred during the past 12-
month period at each establishment. In lieu of physically posting a 
``paper'' copy of the monthly listing at each establishment, BNSF has 
developed an electronic version that would be available to its 
employees by accessing this information on computer terminals located 
at company facilities and personal devices. BNSF would place posters on 
the notice boards at each establishment indicating that the monthly 
listings are available to be viewed in two ways: electronically through 
access from a computer terminal, or through direct request of a 
manager.
    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.

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    Communications received by December 20, 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. 2018-24122 Filed 11-2-18; 8:45 am]
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