Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System, 64175-64176 [2018-27009]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 239 / Thursday, December 13, 2018 / Notices Notice of petition for exemption received. ACTION: This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public’s awareness of, and participation in, the FAA’s exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition. SUMMARY: Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket number and must be received on or before January 2, 2019. ADDRESSES: Send comments identified by docket number FAA–2018–1043 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M–30; U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W12–140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202–493–2251. Privacy: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to http://www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at http://www.dot.gov/ privacy. Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at http://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions for accessing the docket or go to the Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deana Stedman, AIR–673, Federal Aviation Administration, 2200 South 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198, phone and fax 206–231–3187, email deana.stedman@faa.gov; or Alphonso amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:12 Dec 12, 2018 Jkt 247001 64175 Pendergrass, ARM–200, Office of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591, phone 202–267–4713, email Alphonso.Pendergrass@faa.gov. This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on December 10, 2018. Victor Wicklund, Manager, Transport Standards Branch. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Petition for Exemption Docket No.: FAA–2018–1043. Petitioner: Textron Aviation Inc. Section(s) of 14 CFR Affected: §§ M25.1 and M25.2(b). Description of Relief Sought: Textron Aviation Inc. is seeking relief from Appendix M to 14 CFR part 25, Fuel Tank System Flammability Reduction Means. Specifically, the petitioner is seeking relief from the fuel tank flammability exposure requirements of §§ M25.1 and M25.2(b) for the Textron Model 700 airplane fuel system design. [FR Doc. 2018–26992 Filed 12–12–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Surplus Property Release at the Cullman Regional-Folsom Field Airport, Vinemont, Alabama Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of intent to rule on land release request. AGENCY: The FAA is considering a request from the Cullman Regional Airport Board to waive the requirement that 1.23± acres of airport property located at the Cullman Regional-Folsom Field Airport in Vinemont, Alabama, be used for aeronautical purposes. DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 14, 2019. ADDRESSES: Comments on this notice may be mailed or delivered in triplicate to the FAA to the following address: Jackson Airports District Office Attn: Wesley E. Mittlesteadt, Program Manager, 100 West Cross Street, Suite B, Jackson, MS 39208–2307. In addition, one copy of any comments submitted to the FAA must be mailed or delivered to Cullman Regional-Folsom Field Airport, Attn: Ben Harrison, General Manager, 231 County Road 1360, Vinemont, AL 35179. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Wesley E. Mittlesteadt, Program Manager, Jackson Airports District Office, 100 West Cross Street, Suite B, Jackson, MS 39208–2307, (601) 664– 9884. The land release request may be reviewed in person at this same location. The FAA is reviewing a request by Cullman Regional Airport Board to release 1.23± acres of airport property at the Cullman Regional-Folsom Field Airport (CMD) under the provisions of Title 49, U.S.C. Section 47107(h). The property will be purchased by Vinemont/Providence Volunteer Fire Department for nonaeronautical purposes. The property is adjacent to residential property on the west quadrant of airport property just off County Road 1371. The net proceeds from the sale of this property will be used for eligible airport improvement projects for general aviation facilities at the Cullman Regional-Folsom Field Airport. Any person may inspect the request in person at the FAA office listed above under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. In addition, any person may, upon request, inspect the request, notice and other documents germane to the request in person at the Cullman RegionalFolsom Field Airport (CMD). Issued in Jackson, Mississippi, on December 7, 2018. William J. Schuller, Acting Manager, Jackson Airports District Office Southern Region. [FR Doc. 2018–27027 Filed 12–12–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2018–0078] Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System Under part 235 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and 49 U.S.C. 20502(a), this document provides the public notice that on September 19, 2018, Pan Am Railways (PAR) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) seeking approval to discontinue or modify a signal system. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2018–0078. Applicant: Pan Am Railways, Mr. Timothy R. Kunzler, AVP, Engineering, 1700 Iron Horse Park, No. Billerica, MA 01862. E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 64176 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 239 / Thursday, December 13, 2018 / Notices The applicant’s corporate name is Springfield Terminal Railway Company (ST). The applicant is the operator of the line as lessor from Boston and Maine Corporation (BM), owner. Both the applicant and BM are wholly owned subsidiaries of PAR. ST seeks approval to discontinue the signal system on the single main track on the Northern Main Line between control point number (CPN) 1 in Chelmsford, MA, and milepost number (MPN) 28.70 in Manchester, NH. ST proposes to discontinue the interlockings and associated appliances at CPN–9; CPN–13; CPN–18; CPN–20 and CPN–28. ST intends to replace the power-operated switch with a handoperated switch at CPN–20 and replace the spring switch with a hand-operated switch at CPN–9. ST seeks to discontinue block signals 306/307; 352/ 353; 144/145; 160/161; 400/500; 539/ 540; and the block signal at MPN 28.70. ST plans to install holding signal, CPN– 3, at MPN 28.70 and distant signal at MPN 5. ST states the reasons for the proposed changes are that (1) no passenger service operates on the line; (2) traffic volumes do not warrant a traffic control system; (3) there are no active interchange points on this portion of the main line; and (4) to employ resources more effectively elsewhere. Operation over this territory will be conducted in accordance with Northeast Operating Rules Advisory Committee Form D Control System rules. 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: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Dec 12, 2018 Jkt 247001 • 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 January 28, 2019 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 www.dot.gov/privacy. See also http:// 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. 2018–27009 Filed 12–12–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2018–0070] Petition for Waiver of Compliance Under part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this provides the public notice that by letter dated August 21, 2018, the Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) 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 236. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2018–0070. UP seeks a waiver of compliance from 49 CFR 236.1006, Equipping locomotives operating in PTC territory. Specifically, UP requests relief to operate UP Heritage Steam Locomotives PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 UP 844, 4–8–4 Type—1944; UP 4014, 4– 8–8–4 Type—1941; and UP 3985, 4–6– 6–4 Type—1943 for excursion trips in positive train control (PTC) territory. UP states these units are specifically designated and utilized on an extremely limited number of excursion trips annually. Excursions utilizing this equipment historically and continually involve the highest level of preparation in planning and operational safety during operation, giving special designation to each move. No less than two operators are present at any given time ensuring continual functional safety awareness during operational moves. UP explains they have been operating steam powered excursions without PTC-initiated application and have found no adverse mechanical effect on operational safety. 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 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 party desires an opportunity for oral comment, 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 January 28, 2019 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 E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 239 (Thursday, December 13, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64175-64176]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-27009]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2018-0078]


Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or 
Modification of a Railroad Signal System

    Under part 235 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 
and 49 U.S.C. 20502(a), this document provides the public notice that 
on September 19, 2018, Pan Am Railways (PAR) petitioned the Federal 
Railroad Administration (FRA) seeking approval to discontinue or modify 
a signal system. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA-2018-0078.
    Applicant: Pan Am Railways, Mr. Timothy R. Kunzler, AVP, 
Engineering, 1700 Iron Horse Park, No. Billerica, MA 01862.

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    The applicant's corporate name is Springfield Terminal Railway 
Company (ST). The applicant is the operator of the line as lessor from 
Boston and Maine Corporation (BM), owner. Both the applicant and BM are 
wholly owned subsidiaries of PAR.
    ST seeks approval to discontinue the signal system on the single 
main track on the Northern Main Line between control point number (CPN) 
1 in Chelmsford, MA, and milepost number (MPN) 28.70 in Manchester, NH.
    ST proposes to discontinue the interlockings and associated 
appliances at CPN-9; CPN-13; CPN-18; CPN-20 and CPN-28. ST intends to 
replace the power-operated switch with a hand-operated switch at CPN-20 
and replace the spring switch with a hand-operated switch at CPN-9. ST 
seeks to discontinue block signals 306/307; 352/353; 144/145; 160/161; 
400/500; 539/540; and the block signal at MPN 28.70. ST plans to 
install holding signal, CPN-3, at MPN 28.70 and distant signal at MPN 
5.
    ST states the reasons for the proposed changes are that (1) no 
passenger service operates on the line; (2) traffic volumes do not 
warrant a traffic control system; (3) there are no active interchange 
points on this portion of the main line; and (4) to employ resources 
more effectively elsewhere.
    Operation over this territory will be conducted in accordance with 
Northeast Operating Rules Advisory Committee Form D Control System 
rules.
    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 January 28, 2019 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 www.dot.gov/privacy. See also 
http://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. 2018-27009 Filed 12-12-18; 8:45 am]
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