Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System, 54269-54270 [2019-22059]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 9, 2019 / Notices V. FMCSA Decision FMCSA has received no reports of accidents attributable to the previous 30-minute exemption. The renewal of the exemption, subject to the terms and conditions imposed, will achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent such exemption. It is important to note that the Agency is not granting a complete exemption from the 30minute rest break provision required by 49 CFR 395.3(a)(iii)(2). Instead, FMCSA is granting an exemption for concrete pump operators and drivers who remain with the CMV (i.e., wait) while not performing any other work-related activities to count that time toward the 30-minute break. The only subject of the exemption is the duty status of the driver while ‘‘waiting’’ with the vehicle during a required rest break. The Agency grants the exemption request subject to the terms and conditions in this notice. VI. Terms and Conditions of the Exemption • Drivers who deliver, set up, and operate concrete pumps in interstate commerce across the United States, and all concrete pump operators and concrete pumping companies and drivers, are exempt from the requirement for a 30-minute rest break in Section 395.3(a)(3)(ii), in that they may count ‘‘waiting’’ periods when they are performing no work activity as the required 30-minute break. • Drivers must possess a copy of this exemption while operating under the terms of the exemption. The exemption document must be presented to law enforcement officials upon request. • All motor carriers operating under this exemption must have a ‘‘Satisfactory’’ safety rating with FMCSA, or be ‘‘unrated.’’ Motor carriers with ‘‘Conditional’’ or ‘‘Unsatisfactory’’ FMCSA safety ratings are prohibited from using this exemption. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Period of the Exemption This exemption from the requirements of 49 CFR 395.3(a)(3)(ii) has a retroactive effective date of March 17, 2019 through March 17, 2024, 11:59 p.m. local time. Extent of the Exemption This exemption is limited to the provisions of 49 CFR 395.3(a)(3)(ii). These drivers must comply will all other applicable provisions of the FMCSRs. 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The notification must include the following information: (a) Identity of the exemption: ‘‘ACPA’’; (b) Name of operating motor carrier and USDOT number; (c) Date of the accident; (d) City or town, and State, in which the accident occurred, or closest to the accident scene; (e) Driver’s name and license number and State of issuance; (f) Vehicle number and State license plate number; (g) Number of individuals suffering physical injury; (h) Number of fatalities; (i) The police-reported cause of the accident; (j) Whether the driver was cited for violation of any traffic laws or motor carrier safety regulations; and (k) The driver’s total driving time and total on-duty time prior to the accident. Reports filed under this provision shall be emailed to MCPSD@DOT.GOV. VII. Termination FMCSA does not believe the drivers covered by this exemption will experience any deterioration of their safety record. However, should this occur, FMCSA will take all steps necessary to protect the public interest, including revocation of the exemption. The FMCSA will immediately revoke or restrict the exemption for failure to comply with its terms and conditions. Issued on: September 17, 2019. Raymond P. Martinez, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2019–22065 Filed 10–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P PO 00000 Frm 00168 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54269 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2019–0081] 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 September 18, 2019, the Grenada Railroad, LLC (GRYR), a RailUSA limited liability company, petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) seeking approval to discontinue or modify a signal system. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2019– 0081. Applicant: Grenada Railroad, LLC, Mr. Trevor Costilow, General Manager, Ms. Barbara Wilson, President, 643 First Street, Grenada, MS 38901. Specifically, GRYR requests permission to permanently remove the automatic block signals (ABS) from North Grenada, Mississippi, milepost (MP) 617.4 to Southaven, Mississippi, MP 403.0. The signal system has been out of service, but remained in place since January 8, 2013, per Docket Number FRA–2013–0095. The proposed changes include removal of the ABS and conversion to Track Warrant Control and Yard Limit rules. All Highway-Rail Grade Crossings will be retained. GRYR explained the ABS is no longer needed in current or foreseeable future operations of the GRYR. There are substantial costs in maintaining the ABS. A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications concerning the petition, is available for review online at http://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. E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1 54270 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 9, 2019 / Notices 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 November 25, 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.). 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 http://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, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety Chief Safety Officer. Dated: October 3, 2019 Kevin Brown, Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. 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The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Oct 08, 2019 Jkt 250001 AGENCY: An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel’s Tax Forms and Publications Project Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service. DATES: The meeting will be held Wednesday, November 13, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Rosalia at 1–888–912–1227 or (718) 834–2203. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (1988) that a meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel’s Tax Forms and Publications Project Committee will be PO 00000 Frm 00169 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 held Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The public is invited to make oral comments or submit written statements for consideration. Due to limited time and structure of meeting, notification of intent to participate must be made with Robert Rosalia. For more information please contact Robert Rosalia at 1–888– 912–1227 or (718) 834–2203, or write TAP Office, 2 Metrotech Center, 100 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201 or contact us at the website: http:// www.improveirs.org. The agenda will include various IRS issues. Dated: October 3, 2019. Kevin Brown, Acting Director, Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. [FR Doc. 2019–22088 Filed 10–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service Open Meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Joint Committee. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: An open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Joint Committee will be conducted. The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel is soliciting public comments, ideas, and suggestions on improving customer service at the Internal Revenue Service. DATES: The meeting will be held Thursday, November 21, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew O’Sullivan at 1–888–912–1227 or (510) 907–5274. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (1988) that an open meeting of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Joint Committee will be held Thursday, November 21, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time via teleconference. The public is invited to make oral comments or submit written statements for consideration. Due to limited time and structure of meeting, notification of intent to participate must be made with Matthew O’Sullivan. For more information please contact Matthew O’Sullivan at 1–888–912–1227 or (510) 907–5274, or write TAP Office, 1301 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612– 5217 or contact us at the website: http:// www.improveirs.org. The agenda will include various IRS issues. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 196 (Wednesday, October 9, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54269-54270]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-22059]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2019-0081]


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 September 18, 2019, the Grenada Railroad, LLC 
(GRYR), a RailUSA limited liability company, petitioned the Federal 
Railroad Administration (FRA) seeking approval to discontinue or modify 
a signal system. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA-2019-0081.
    Applicant: Grenada Railroad, LLC, Mr. Trevor Costilow, General 
Manager, Ms. Barbara Wilson, President, 643 First Street, Grenada, MS 
38901.
    Specifically, GRYR requests permission to permanently remove the 
automatic block signals (ABS) from North Grenada, Mississippi, milepost 
(MP) 617.4 to Southaven, Mississippi, MP 403.0. The signal system has 
been out of service, but remained in place since January 8, 2013, per 
Docket Number FRA-2013-0095. The proposed changes include removal of 
the ABS and conversion to Track Warrant Control and Yard Limit rules. 
All Highway-Rail Grade Crossings will be retained.
    GRYR explained the ABS is no longer needed in current or 
foreseeable future operations of the GRYR. There are substantial costs 
in maintaining the ABS.
    A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications 
concerning the petition, is available for review online at http://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.

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    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 November 25, 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.). 
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 http://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,
Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety Chief Safety Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-22059 Filed 10-8-19; 8:45 am]
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