Petition for Waiver of Compliance, 69453 [2019-27250]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 18, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Act. The draft supporting statement for this information collection is available in the docket. Title: Beyond Compliance. OMB Control Number: 2126–00XX. Type of Request: New information collection. Respondents: Motor carrier operational managers. Estimated Number of Respondents: 225 (estimated that 225 will receive the survey with 112 fully completing the survey). Estimated Time per Response: Email Invitation: 5 minutes. Webinar: 10 minutes. Survey: 45 minutes. Email Reminder (first): 5 minutes. Email Reminder (second): 5 minutes. Total time per response (estimated 113 that choose not to complete the survey): 10 minutes. Total time per response (estimated 112 that fully complete the survey): 70 minutes. Expiration Date: This is a new ICR. Frequency of Response: Once. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 160 hours [225 email recipients × 15 minutes + 112 webinar respondents × 10 minutes + 112 survey respondents × 45 minutes]. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection is necessary for the performance of FMCSA’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for FMCSA to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; (4) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information; and (5) whether the potential respondents should be expanded to include carriers who have made significant safety improvements and/or carriers who wish to participate in the study, and if so, how should ‘‘significant safety improvements’’ be defined. The Agency will summarize or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Issued under the authority of 49 CFR 1.87 on: December 11, 2019. Kelly Regal, Associate Administrator for Office of Research and Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2019–27255 Filed 12–17–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 Dec 17, 2019 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2019–0105] Petition for Waiver of Compliance Under part 211 of title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this provides the public notice that by letter received December 10, 2019, Kansas City Southern (KCS) 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–2019–0105. Specifically, KCS seeks relief from the 2-year periodic testing requirements in § 236.377, Approach locking; § 236.378, Time locking; § 236.379, Route locking; § 236.380, Indication locking; and § 236.381, Traffic locking. KCS also requests relief from the 1-year periodic testing period of § 236.109, Time releases, timing relays, and timing devices, on all vital microprocessorbased systems. KCS proposes to verify and test signal locking systems controlled by microprocessor-based equipment by use of alternative procedures every 4 years after initial baseline testing or program change as follows: • Verification of the Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC)/Check Sum/ Universal Control Number (UNC) of an existing location’s application logic to the baseline tested version. • Comparison and verification of all input/output arrangement, vital timer durations, and vital program settings between the existing location and prints/records pertaining to the baseline tested version. • Re-establishment of the baseline tested version via full compliance with 49 CFR part 236 when a discrepancy is caused/found between the existing and baseline versions. • Incorporate recording of alternative method into KCS’s test record-keeping system. KCS states its current record-keeping system has all the information and requirements for baseline tests. Furthermore, the existing test records fulfil all the requirements for baseline test record keeping. Given this, KCS desires to use these test records as the existing baseline versions. Subsequent alternative tests would be recorded as such within KCS’s record-keeping system. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69453 the Department of Transportation’s 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 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 Ave. SE, W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Communications received by February 3, 2020 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 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. 2019–27250 Filed 12–17–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 243 (Wednesday, December 18, 2019)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-27250]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2019-0105]


Petition for Waiver of Compliance

    Under part 211 of title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations 
(CFR), this provides the public notice that by letter received December 
10, 2019, Kansas City Southern (KCS) 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-2019-0105.
    Specifically, KCS seeks relief from the 2-year periodic testing 
requirements in Sec.  236.377, Approach locking; Sec.  236.378, Time 
locking; Sec.  236.379, Route locking; Sec.  236.380, Indication 
locking; and Sec.  236.381, Traffic locking. KCS also requests relief 
from the 1-year periodic testing period of Sec.  236.109, Time 
releases, timing relays, and timing devices, on all vital 
microprocessor-based systems.
    KCS proposes to verify and test signal locking systems controlled 
by microprocessor-based equipment by use of alternative procedures 
every 4 years after initial baseline testing or program change as 
follows:
     Verification of the Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC)/Check 
Sum/Universal Control Number (UNC) of an existing location's 
application logic to the baseline tested version.
     Comparison and verification of all input/output 
arrangement, vital timer durations, and vital program settings between 
the existing location and prints/records pertaining to the baseline 
tested version.
     Re-establishment of the baseline tested version via full 
compliance with 49 CFR part 236 when a discrepancy is caused/found 
between the existing and baseline versions.
     Incorporate recording of alternative method into KCS's 
test record-keeping system.
    KCS states its current record-keeping system has all the 
information and requirements for baseline tests. Furthermore, the 
existing test records fulfil all the requirements for baseline test 
record keeping. Given this, KCS desires to use these test records as 
the existing baseline versions. Subsequent alternative tests would be 
recorded as such within KCS's record-keeping system.
    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 Department of Transportation's 
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 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 Ave. SE, W12-140, Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, Room W12-140, 
Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal Holidays.
    Communications received by February 3, 2020 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 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. 2019-27250 Filed 12-17-19; 8:45 am]
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