Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; BNSF Railway, 86977-86978 [2020-28917]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 251 / Thursday, December 31, 2020 / Notices Issued in Washington, DC, on December 21, 2020. Brandon Roberts, Executive Director, Office of Rulemaking. Petition for Exemption Docket No.: FAA–2020–0984. Petitioner: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Incorporated. Section(s) of 14 CFR Affected: § 91.109(a). Description of Relief Sought: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Incorporated seeks relief from Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) § 91.109(a), which requires civil aircraft used for flight instruction to have dual fight controls. The petitioner requests to conduct customer crew training of individuals that have not been issued an FAA pilot certificate under part 61, when operating, at or above 2,500 feet above ground level (AGL), a companyowned unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) issued a Special Airworthiness Certificate—Experimental Category (SAC–EC). [FR Doc. 2020–28915 Filed 12–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Industry Meeting Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The FAA is hosting a virtual industry day to introduce the Small Airport Surveillance Sensor (SASS) Project to the aviation community. The FAA will present and discuss the SASS Project vision, objectives, and project timelines. The SASS Industry Day will provide a platform for interested organizations to learn about the technical details of the SASS system, and to potentially collaborate on projects with the FAA on SASS. DATES: The virtual meeting will be held on February 4, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Registrations to attend the SASS Industry Day must be completed by January 29, 2021. Requests for accommodations to a disability must be received by January 15, 2021. Letters of Interest from industry to work with the FAA on SASS must be received no later than March 12, 2021. Further details regarding submission of the Letters of Interest will be provided during the SASS Industry Day event. ADDRESSES: This will be a virtual meeting. Those who wish to attend must khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:28 Dec 30, 2020 Jkt 253001 register via the following Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com, search for ‘‘SASS Industry Day’’ under the Events, and click on Register. Follow-on electronic invitations for the virtual meeting will be sent to the Eventbriteregistered attendees. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Todd Lewis, SASS Project Manager, Technology Development & Prototyping Division (ANG–C51), Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267–0875; email: Ronald.Lewis@ faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background There are over 500 airports in the U.S. with air traffic control towers. Tower controllers maintain situational awareness of surface and nearby airborne traffic primarily via visual surveillance, which can be impaired during times of low visibility or bad weather. Depending on the airport size, visual surveillance can be augmented with various means. Most of the large airports (surrounded by Class B airspace) have Airport Surveillance Detection Equipment—Model X (ASDE– X) which provides situational awareness to tower controllers of surface and nearby airborne traffic. The medium size airports (surrounded by Class C airspace) generally lack ASDE–X due to cost considerations. All aircraft entering Class B or C airspace are now required to have ADS–B Out capability. There are also approximately 350 airports surrounded by Class D airspace only, which does not require the ADS– B Out capability. Since aircraft not equipped with ADS–B capability will continue to operate at these airports surrounded by Class D airspace, there is a need for a low-cost, all-weather surveillance capability to provide situational awareness in times of bad weather and/or low visibility. The SASS system addresses this need by employing a novel phased-array antenna, state-of-the-art digital signal processing and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware. Unlike ASDE–X, the SASS system only requires two sensor arrays and a master unit, all of which are located on the airport grounds. An SASS testbed has been implemented and operated at Hanscom Field in Massachusetts by MIT Lincoln Laboratory with FAA funding. The SASS testbed has been used to demonstrate active (interrogated) and passive (listen only) surveillance of Mode S and air traffic control radar beacon system (ATCRBS) transponders. The positional accuracy goals of 30 feet PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 86977 on the airport surface and 0.2 nautical miles (NM) out to 20 NM range have been achieved. Based on this demonstrated performance, the FAA wishes to begin technology transfer of the SASS design to industry. The SASS Industry Day is the first step in this process. Each industry member that is interested in working with the FAA to engage in the potential further development of SASS after attending the SASS Industry Day event must provide a Letter of Interest to the FAA which states the organization’s capability to undertake the development of the technology, past performance/ history in developing other secondary surveillance systems, proposed schedule for developing the technology and anticipated commercial use for the technology. The U.S. Department of Transportation is committed to providing equal access to this meeting for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, such as sign language, interpretation, or other ancillary aids, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Issued in Washington, DC, on December 21, 2020. Brandon Roberts, Executive Director, Office of Rulemaking. [FR Doc. 2020–28916 Filed 12–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Summary Notice No. 2020–53] Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; BNSF Railway Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public’s awareness of, and participation in, the FAA’s exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition. SUMMARY: Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket number and DATES: E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1 86978 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 251 / Thursday, December 31, 2020 / Notices must be received on or before January 21, 2021. ADDRESSES: Send comments identified by docket number FAA–2020–0620 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M–30; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W12–140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590– 0001, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at (202) 493–2251. Privacy: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to https://www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at https://www.dot.gov/ privacy. Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at https://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions for accessing the docket or go to the Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590–0001, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jake Troutman, (202) 683–7788, Office of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591. This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. Issued in Washington, DC, on December 21, 2020. Brandon Roberts, Executive Director, Office of Rulemaking. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Petition for Exemption Docket No.: FAA–2020–0620. Petitioner: BNSF Railway. Section(s) of 14 CFR Affected: §§ 61.113(a) and (b); 91.7(a); 91.113(b), (d), (e), (f), and (g); 91.119(c); 91.121; 91.151(b); 91.405(a); 91.407(a)(1) and (2); 91.409(a)(1) and (2); and 91.417(a) and (b). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:28 Dec 30, 2020 Jkt 253001 Description of Relief Sought: BNSF Railway seeks relief from 14 CFR 61.113(a) and (b); 91.7(a); 91.113(b), (d), (e), (f), and (g); 91.119(c); 91.121; 91.151(b); 91.405(a); 91.407(a)(1) and (2); 91.409(a)(1) and (2); and 91.417(a) and (b) to allow the petitioner to utilize a single remote pilot in command (RPIC) who is remotely located, to simultaneously operate up to 5 small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS), with a take-off weight below 55 pounds (lbs.), for beyond visual line of sight operations, conducted under 14 CFR part 91. Operations would occur during both day and night hours under visual meteorological conditions. The proposed operation would permit UAS operations for rail infrastructure inspection and patrolling on the petitioner’s privately owned property. [FR Doc. 2020–28917 Filed 12–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Summary Notice No. 2020–72] Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Virgin Galactic, LLC and TSC, LLC Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public’s awareness of, and participation in, the FAA’s exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition. SUMMARY: Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket number and must be received on or before January 21, 2021. ADDRESSES: Send comments identified by docket number FAA–2020–0827 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M–30; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W12–140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 • Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590– 0001, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at (202) 493–2251. Privacy: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to https://www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at https://www.dot.gov/ privacy. Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at https://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions for accessing the docket or go to the Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590–0001, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Nia Daniels, (202) 267–7626, Office of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591. This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Issued in Washington, DC, on December 21, 2020. Brandon Roberts, Executive Director, Office of Rulemaking. Petition for Exemption Docket No.: FAA–2020–0827. Petitioners: Virgin Galactic, LLC and TSC, LLC. Sections of 14 CFR Affected: 91.319(a). Description of Relief Sought: Virgin Galactic, LLC (VG) and TSC, LLC jointly petition for relief from Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations § 91.319(a) to the extent necessary to allow either petitioner to carry persons or property for compensation for hire on the WhiteKnightTwo (WK2) aircraft for flights that are not deemed to be a space support vehicle flight. [FR Doc. 2020–28912 Filed 12–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

[Summary Notice No. 2020-53]


Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; BNSF 
Railway

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief 
from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The 
purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and 
participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of 
this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary 
is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final 
disposition.

DATES: Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket 
number and

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must be received on or before January 21, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Send comments identified by docket number FAA-2020-0620 
using any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your 
comments electronically.
     Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M-30; U.S. 
Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W12-140, 
West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket 
Operations in Room W12-140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 
New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590-0001, between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at (202) 493-2251.
    Privacy: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments 
from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts 
these comments, without edit, including any personal information the 
commenter provides, to https://www.regulations.gov, as described in the 
system of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at 
https://www.dot.gov/privacy.
    Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at 
https://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions 
for accessing the docket or go to the Docket Operations in Room W12-140 
of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, 
Washington, DC 20590-0001, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jake Troutman, (202) 683-7788, Office 
of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue 
SW, Washington, DC 20591.
    This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on December 21, 2020.
Brandon Roberts,
Executive Director, Office of Rulemaking.

Petition for Exemption

    Docket No.: FAA-2020-0620.
    Petitioner: BNSF Railway.
    Section(s) of 14 CFR Affected: Sec. Sec.  61.113(a) and (b); 
91.7(a); 91.113(b), (d), (e), (f), and (g); 91.119(c); 91.121; 
91.151(b); 91.405(a); 91.407(a)(1) and (2); 91.409(a)(1) and (2); and 
91.417(a) and (b).
    Description of Relief Sought: BNSF Railway seeks relief from 14 CFR 
61.113(a) and (b); 91.7(a); 91.113(b), (d), (e), (f), and (g); 
91.119(c); 91.121; 91.151(b); 91.405(a); 91.407(a)(1) and (2); 
91.409(a)(1) and (2); and 91.417(a) and (b) to allow the petitioner to 
utilize a single remote pilot in command (RPIC) who is remotely 
located, to simultaneously operate up to 5 small unmanned aircraft 
system (sUAS), with a take-off weight below 55 pounds (lbs.), for 
beyond visual line of sight operations, conducted under 14 CFR part 91. 
Operations would occur during both day and night hours under visual 
meteorological conditions. The proposed operation would permit UAS 
operations for rail infrastructure inspection and patrolling on the 
petitioner's privately owned property.

[FR Doc. 2020-28917 Filed 12-30-20; 8:45 am]
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