Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System, 39970-39971 [2020-14274]

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[FR Doc. 2020–14248 Filed 7–1–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2020–0050] 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 provides the public notice that by a document dated May 11, 2020, Pacific Harbor Line (PHL) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) seeking approval to discontinue or modify a signal system. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2020–0050. Applicant: Pacific Harbor Line, Inc. Mr. Otis Cliatt II, President 705 North Henry Ford Ave. Wilmington, CA 90744. Specifically, PHL requests permission to discontinue a traffic control system on two signaled main tracks on the Long Beach Subdivision, from, but not including, Control Point (CP) Gaspur, milepost (MP) 17.7x, to CP Ocean Boulevard, MP 19.2x, in Long Beach, California. PHL will remove intermediate automatic signals at MP 18.5x and all switches, with the exception of one crossover within the limits of CP Ocean Boulevard. Remote throw non-signaled territory switches will be installed. Tracks will be designated as Other Than Mainline, General Code of Operating Rules 6.28. The reason for the proposed changes is that the owner, Port of Long Beach, is implementing a rail improvement project on the Long Beach Subdivision. PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Operators on the trackage are PHL, Union Pacific Railroad Company, and BNSF Railway. 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: 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 August 17, 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. E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 128 / Thursday, July 2, 2020 / Notices Issued in Washington, DC. John Karl Alexy, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–14274 Filed 7–1–20; 8:45 am] I. Overview This notice provides program information and guidance for implementation of the supplemental fiscal year (FY) 2020 apportionments and allocations appropriated in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information about this notice, contact Kimberly Sledge, Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Program Management, at (202) 366– 2053. Please contact the appropriate FTA Regional Office for any specific requests for information or technical assistance. FTA Regional Office contact information is available on FTA’s website: www.transit.dot.gov. An FTA headquarters contact for each program area is included in this notice. FTA recommends stakeholders subscribe on FTA’s website: www.transit.dot.gov to receive email notifications when new information is available. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document provides notice to stakeholders that FTA is apportioning supplemental Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Transit Infrastructure Grants (TIG) funding made available by the CARES Act, 2020 (Pub. L. 116–136). In addition, this document contains important information about statutory requirements and policy priorities for the Transit Infrastructure Grants program. FTA previously posted frequently asked questions and apportionment tables identifying funding amounts to States, urbanized areas and tribes on FTA’s website. For the Transit Infrastructure Grants program, this notice provides information on the FY 2020 supplemental appropriations funding levels, funding availability, and the period of availability of funds. A separate section provides information on pre-award authority as well as other requirements applicable to the Transit Infrastructure Grants program and grant administration. Finally, the notice includes a reference to the apportionment tables on FTA’s website that show the amount of funding made available until the funds are expended. Information in this document includes references to existing FTA program guidance and circulars. Some information in FTA’s guidance documents and circulars that were issued prior to passage of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act (Pub. L. 114–94) may have been superseded by the FAST Act, but these guidance documents and circulars remain a resource for program management in most areas. Table of Contents II. FY 2020 Funding for FTA Programs I. Overview II. FY 2020 Funding for FTA Programs A. Funding Available Under CARES Act, 2020 B. Oversight Takedown C. CARES Act Apportionments: Data and Methodology III. FY 2020 Program Highlights A. Emergency Relief Docket B. New Eligibilities and Increased Federal Share IV. FY 2020 Program-Specific Information Under CARES Act A. Urbanized Area Formula Program (49 U.S.C. 5307) B. Formula Grants for Rural Areas Program (49 U.S.C. 5311) C. Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program (49 U.S.C. 5324) V. Grant Requirements and Administration A. Automatic Pre-Award Authority To Incur Project Costs A. Funding Available Under the CARES Act BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration FTA Fiscal Year 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Supplemental Apportionments, Allocations, Program Information and Guidance Federal Transit Administration (FTA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES B. Federal Requirements C. Insurance and Other Federal Funds D. Grant Application Procedures VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:18 Jul 01, 2020 Jkt 250001 The CARES Act, 2020 (Pub. L. 116– 136) makes $25 billion in supplemental funding available for FTA grantees to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID–19). The CARES Act provides $25 billion in funding from the General Fund, including $22,696,291,664 for Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Grants (Urbanized Area Program) and $2,228,708,336 for Section 5311 Formula Grants for Rural Areas (Rural Area Program). Current funding availability for each program is identified in Section IV of this notice and in Table 1 located on FTA’s FY 2020 Apportionment web page: PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39971 www.transit.dot.gov/funding/ apportionments. B. Oversight Takedown The CARES Act provides that not more than three-quarters of 1 percent, but not to exceed $75 million, of the funds shall be available until expended for administrative expenses and ongoing program management oversight and to generally provide technical assistance and correct deficiencies identified in compliance reviews and audits as authorized under sections 5334 and 5338(f)(2) of title 49, United States Code. C. CARES Act Apportionments: Data and Methodology 1. Apportionment Tables FTA has posted tables displaying the funds available to eligible states, tribes, and urbanized areas to www.transit.dot.gov/funding/ apportionments. This website contains a page with the apportionment tables for the CARES Act, links to prior year formula apportionment notices and tables, and the National Transit Database (NTD) and Census data used to calculate the apportionments. 2. Funding Assignment to Urbanized Area and Rural Area Formula Grant Programs The CARES Act provides for the apportionment of funds via the Urbanized Area formula, the Rural Area formula, the State of Good Repair formula, and the Growing States and High Density States formula factors. The CARES Act also stipulates that the funding apportioned via the formulas be made available under the existing Urbanized Area and Rural Area Formula programs and procedures. Details on the apportionment for both programs are found in the program specific sections below. 3. NTD and Census Data Used in the CARES Act Apportionments Consistent with past practices, the apportionments calculations for Sections 5307, 5311, and 5337 rely on the most-recent transit service data reported to the NTD, which for FY 2020 is the 2018 report year. In some cases, where an apportionment is based on the age of the system, the age is calculated as of September 30, 2019, the last day before FY 2020 began. Recipients or beneficiaries of either Section 5307 or 5311 funds are required to report to the NTD. Additionally, several transit operators report to the FTA’s NTD on a voluntary basis. For the 2018 report year, the NTD includes data from 941 reporters in urbanized areas, 925 of E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 128 (Thursday, July 2, 2020)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-14274]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2020-0050]


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 provides the public notice that by a 
document dated May 11, 2020, Pacific Harbor Line (PHL) petitioned the 
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) seeking approval to discontinue 
or modify a signal system. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA-
2020-0050.

Applicant: Pacific Harbor Line, Inc. Mr. Otis Cliatt II, President 705 
North Henry Ford Ave. Wilmington, CA 90744.

    Specifically, PHL requests permission to discontinue a traffic 
control system on two signaled main tracks on the Long Beach 
Subdivision, from, but not including, Control Point (CP) Gaspur, 
milepost (MP) 17.7x, to CP Ocean Boulevard, MP 19.2x, in Long Beach, 
California.
    PHL will remove intermediate automatic signals at MP 18.5x and all 
switches, with the exception of one crossover within the limits of CP 
Ocean Boulevard. Remote throw non-signaled territory switches will be 
installed. Tracks will be designated as Other Than Mainline, General 
Code of Operating Rules 6.28.
    The reason for the proposed changes is that the owner, Port of Long 
Beach, is implementing a rail improvement project on the Long Beach 
Subdivision. Operators on the trackage are PHL, Union Pacific Railroad 
Company, and BNSF Railway.
    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: 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 August 17, 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.


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    Issued in Washington, DC.
John Karl Alexy,
Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-14274 Filed 7-1-20; 8:45 am]
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