Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System, 27185 [2019-12235]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 112 / Tuesday, June 11, 2019 / Notices Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on June 4, 2019. Paul Siegmund, Acting Manager, Transport Standards Branch. Petition for Exemption Docket No.: FAA–2016–7819. Petitioner: Textron Aviation Inc. Section(s) of 14 CFR Affected: § 25.813(e). Description of Relief Sought: Textron Aviation Inc., is seeking an amendment to Exemption No. 17119. That exemption provides relief from 14 CFR 25.813(e) by allowing the installation of interior mid-cabin doors on Model 700 airplanes. Exemption No. 17119 is applicable to private-use (not for hire, not for common carriage) operations only. If amended, Exemption No. 17119 would remove the private-use only restriction and allow the airplane, with interior mid-cabin doors, to be used in for-hire and common-carriage operations. [FR Doc. 2019–12174 Filed 6–10–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2019–0043] khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 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 by a document dated May 23, 2019, Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) seeking approval to discontinue or modify a signal system. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2019– 0043. Applicant: Union Pacific Railroad Company, Mr. Neal E. Hathaway, AVP Engineering—Signal & Telecom, 1400 Douglas Street, MS 0910, Omaha, NE 68179. Specifically, UP requests approval to discontinue cab signals between control point (CP) S001 at milepost (MP) 0.60 and CP S082 at MP 81.60 on the Portland subdivision in the state of Oregon. UP states the reason for the proposed discontinuance is a positive train control (PTC) system, compliant with 49 CFR part 236, subpart I, and certified accordingly, was placed in service on the entire Portland subdivision, including the limits described above, in March 2017. Since that time, over 2.5 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Jun 10, 2019 Jkt 247001 million train-miles of PTC operations have been accumulated on the Portland subdivision without a critical anomaly. Additionally, PTC operations have been conducted under the provisions of a waiver, Docket Number FRA–2016– 0108, which allows for the use of PTC in lieu of cab signals on the Portland subdivision and elsewhere on UP where automatic cab signal (ACS), automatic train control, and automatic train stop systems are present. To ensure that an equivalent or greater level of safety is maintained upon discontinuance of the ACS and to meet the requirements of 49 U.S.C. 20157(j)(1), UP asserts it will promulgate operating rules requiring that any train on which PTC fails to initialize, cuts out, or malfunctions comply with operating restrictions in accordance with 49 CFR 236.1029, while operating within former ACS limits of the Portland subdivision. UP explains it believes that the combination of the current levels of PTC reliability and, utilization, combined with the application of operating restrictions under failure conditions result in a level of safe operation which justifies discontinuance of the ACS system on the Portland subdivision. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27185 • 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 26, 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. John Karl Alexy, Acting Associate Administrator, Office of Railroad Safety. [FR Doc. 2019–12235 Filed 6–10–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2009–0078] Petition for Waiver of Compliance Under part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this document provides the public notice that on April 15, 2019, the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for an amended waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal hours of service laws contained at 49 U.S.C. 21103(a)(4), which, in part, require a train employee to receive 48 hours off duty after initiating an on-duty period for 6 consecutive days. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2009–0078. Specifically, ASLRRA seeks to amend its existing waiver to add three member railroads that did not participate in the original waiver, but in the first quarter of 2019 determined that they now wish to participate. ASLRRA states the following railroads expressed a desire to participate in the waiver, and maintain E:\FR\FM\11JNN1.SGM 11JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 112 (Tuesday, June 11, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2019-0043]


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 
by a document dated May 23, 2019, Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) 
petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) seeking approval 
to discontinue or modify a signal system. FRA assigned the petition 
Docket Number FRA-2019-0043.
    Applicant: Union Pacific Railroad Company, Mr. Neal E. Hathaway, 
AVP Engineering--Signal & Telecom, 1400 Douglas Street, MS 0910, Omaha, 
NE 68179.
    Specifically, UP requests approval to discontinue cab signals 
between control point (CP) S001 at milepost (MP) 0.60 and CP S082 at MP 
81.60 on the Portland subdivision in the state of Oregon.
    UP states the reason for the proposed discontinuance is a positive 
train control (PTC) system, compliant with 49 CFR part 236, subpart I, 
and certified accordingly, was placed in service on the entire Portland 
subdivision, including the limits described above, in March 2017. Since 
that time, over 2.5 million train-miles of PTC operations have been 
accumulated on the Portland subdivision without a critical anomaly. 
Additionally, PTC operations have been conducted under the provisions 
of a waiver, Docket Number FRA-2016-0108, which allows for the use of 
PTC in lieu of cab signals on the Portland subdivision and elsewhere on 
UP where automatic cab signal (ACS), automatic train control, and 
automatic train stop systems are present.
    To ensure that an equivalent or greater level of safety is 
maintained upon discontinuance of the ACS and to meet the requirements 
of 49 U.S.C. 20157(j)(1), UP asserts it will promulgate operating rules 
requiring that any train on which PTC fails to initialize, cuts out, or 
malfunctions comply with operating restrictions in accordance with 49 
CFR 236.1029, while operating within former ACS limits of the Portland 
subdivision. UP explains it believes that the combination of the 
current levels of PTC reliability and, utilization, combined with the 
application of operating restrictions under failure conditions result 
in a level of safe operation which justifies discontinuance of the ACS 
system on the Portland subdivision.
    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 July 26, 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.
John Karl Alexy,
Acting Associate Administrator, Office of Railroad Safety.
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