Petition for Waiver of Compliance, 74488-74489 [2020-25681]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 74488 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 225 / Friday, November 20, 2020 / Notices consisting of a four-lane, divided suburban roadway with a new highlevel crossing of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GICW) which is a navigable waterway that traverses the project area and connects Choctawhatchee Bay in Walton County with West Bay in Bay County. Project Actions: This notice applies to the EA, FONSI, and all other Federal Agency licenses, permits, or approvals for the listed project as of the issuance date of this notice including but not limited to the Biological Assessment, Biological Opinion and Environmental Resource Permits and all laws under which such actions were taken, including but not limited to: 1. General: National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) [42 U.S.C. 4321– 4351; Federal—Aid Highway Act (FAHA) [23 U.S.C. 109 and 23 U.S.C. 128]. 2. Air: Clean Air Act (CAA), 42 U.S.C. 7401–7671(q). 3. 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[FR Doc. 2020–24001 Filed 11–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–RY–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2020–0087] Petition for Waiver of Compliance Under part 211 of title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this provides the public notice that on November 5, 2020, Illinois Central Railroad Company, for itself and on behalf of the U.S. railroad subsidiaries operating under the Canadian National Railway Company (CN), 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 232, Brake System Safety Standards for Freight and Other Non-Passenger Trains and Equipment; End-of-Train Devices. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2020–0087. Specifically, CN proposes to use software technology to implement a virtual three-dimensional simulation as an alternative to satisfy the ‘‘hands-on’’ portion of periodic refresher training required by 49 CFR 232.203(b)(8). Refresher training is required at intervals not to exceed 3 years, and must consist of classroom and hands-on PO 00000 Frm 00179 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 training, as well as testing. CN states the training will better equip CN employees to perform Class I freight air brake tests and there will be no impact on safety. The instructor-led simulation is based on performance of a Class I freight air brake test and is designed to place the user in a virtual realistic scenario. The user is required to perform a variety of inspection tasks relating to preprogrammed defects including, but not limited to, closed cut-out cocks, uncoupled air hoses, closed angle cocks, improperly positioned retainer valves, fouled brake rigging, and using a twoway end-of-train device. CN states that it is often difficult to stage various types of freight air brake equipment with defects to demonstrate the location of key components. CN also states that the simulation allows CN to control the environment and employees are better able to examine components of the air brake system. Furthermore, given the restrictions of person-to-person contact related to COVID–19, safety is further enhanced by utilizing the simulation. CN proposes to apply this waiver system-wide to all CN personnel responsible for performing Class I freight air brakes tests. CN explains it may use the simulation as a supplement at initial training, but it will not replace traditional hands-on training employees receive at initial training. A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications concerning the petition, is available for review online at www.regulations.gov. 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 (DOT), 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., E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 225 / Friday, November 20, 2020 / Notices Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Communications received by January 4, 2021 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 https:// www.transportation.gov/privacy. See also https://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. 2020–25681 Filed 11–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0209] Agency Information Collection Activity: Application for Work-Study Allowance; Student Work-Study Allowance (Advance Payment); Student Work-Study Agreement; and Extended Student Work-Study Agreement Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Nov 19, 2020 Jkt 253001 ACTION: Notice. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before January 19, 2021. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M33), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420 or email to nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0209’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Danny S. Green at (202) 421–1354. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995, Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA. With respect to the following collection of information, VBA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of VAS’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of VBA’s estimate of the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00180 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 74489 burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Authority: Section 3485 of title 38, United States Code; Section 21.4145 of title 38, Code of Federal Regulations. Title: Application for Work-Study Allowance, Student Work-Study Agreement (Advance Pay), Extended Work-Study Agreement, Student WorkStudy Agreement. OMB Control Number: 2900–0209. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA uses the information collected to determine the individual’s eligibility for the work-study allowance, the number of hours the individual will work, the amount payable, whether the individual desires an advance payment, and whether the individual wants to extend the work-study contract. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Estimated Annual Burden: 16,031 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 20 minutes. Frequency of Response: Once Annually. Estimated Number of Respondents: 89,817. By direction of the Secretary. Danny S. Green, VA PRA Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Performance and Risk, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2020–25607 Filed 11–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 225 (Friday, November 20, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 74488-74489]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-25681]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2020-0087]


Petition for Waiver of Compliance

    Under part 211 of title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this 
provides the public notice that on November 5, 2020, Illinois Central 
Railroad Company, for itself and on behalf of the U.S. railroad 
subsidiaries operating under the Canadian National Railway Company 
(CN), 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 232, Brake System Safety Standards 
for Freight and Other Non-Passenger Trains and Equipment; End-of-Train 
Devices. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA-2020-0087.
    Specifically, CN proposes to use software technology to implement a 
virtual three-dimensional simulation as an alternative to satisfy the 
``hands-on'' portion of periodic refresher training required by 49 CFR 
232.203(b)(8). Refresher training is required at intervals not to 
exceed 3 years, and must consist of classroom and hands-on training, as 
well as testing. CN states the training will better equip CN employees 
to perform Class I freight air brake tests and there will be no impact 
on safety.
    The instructor-led simulation is based on performance of a Class I 
freight air brake test and is designed to place the user in a virtual 
realistic scenario. The user is required to perform a variety of 
inspection tasks relating to preprogrammed defects including, but not 
limited to, closed cut-out cocks, uncoupled air hoses, closed angle 
cocks, improperly positioned retainer valves, fouled brake rigging, and 
using a two-way end-of-train device. CN states that it is often 
difficult to stage various types of freight air brake equipment with 
defects to demonstrate the location of key components. CN also states 
that the simulation allows CN to control the environment and employees 
are better able to examine components of the air brake system. 
Furthermore, given the restrictions of person-to-person contact related 
to COVID-19, safety is further enhanced by utilizing the simulation. CN 
proposes to apply this waiver system-wide to all CN personnel 
responsible for performing Class I freight air brakes tests. CN 
explains it may use the simulation as a supplement at initial training, 
but it will not replace traditional hands-on training employees receive 
at initial training.
    A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications 
concerning the petition, is available for review online at 
www.regulations.gov.
    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 (DOT), 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.,

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Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.
    Communications received by January 4, 2021 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 https://www.transportation.gov/privacy. See also https://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. 2020-25681 Filed 11-19-20; 8:45 am]
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