Petition for Waiver of Compliance, 19689-19690 [2021-07653]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 70 / Wednesday, April 14, 2021 / Notices Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on March 31, 2021. Daniel J. Elgas, Manager, Strategic Policy Management Branch, Policy and Innovation Division, Aircraft Certification Service. Petition For Exemption Docket No.: FAA–2020–1057. Petitioner: B/E Aerospace—FSI. Section(s) of 14 CFR Affected: §§ 25.813(e) and 121.310(f)(6). Description of Relief Sought: B/E Aerospace—FSI is seeking relief from the requirement that no door may be installed between any passenger seat that is occupiable for takeoff and landing and any passenger emergency exit, such that the door crosses any egress path (including aisles, crossaisles and passageways), as well as the requirement that no person may operate an airplane that incorporates a door installed between any passenger seat occupiable for takeoff and landing and any passenger emergency exit. The petitioner is proposing to install expandable monuments at emergency exits on Boeing Model 777 and Model 787 airplanes and Airbus Model A330 and Model A350 airplanes. The expandable monument is a modular transforming-unit that exploits underutilized areas in the cabin by expanding to provide additional usable space. This is achieved by taking advantage of unused space, unfolding in-flight to provide additional service areas. When the modular units are deployed, they block the emergency exits and the attendant seats, located at the exits. [FR Doc. 2021–07621 Filed 4–13–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2021–0036] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Petition for Waiver of Compliance Under part 211 of title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this document provides the public notice that on March 8, 2021, Georgetown Loop Railroad (GLRX) 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 230, Steam Locomotive Inspection and Maintenance Standards. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2021– 0036. Specifically, GLRX requests relief from 49 CFR 230.16(a)(2), Fifth annual inspection, of flexible staybolts and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Apr 13, 2021 Jkt 253001 caps, for a period of one year for locomotive GLRX #111. The locomotive has operated for 375 service days since it entered service in 2016 with a newly constructed boiler. GLRX states that because of the coronavirus disease 2019, GLRX #111 did not incur any service days in 2020. If granted the requested relief, GLRX explains it would perform the required testing at the 2022 annual inspection. 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., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Communications received by June 1, 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/ PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19689 privacy-notice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov. Issued in Washington, DC. John Karl Alexy, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety Chief Safety Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–07654 Filed 4–13–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2021–0030] Petition for Waiver of Compliance Under part 211 of title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this document provides the public notice that on February 25, 2021, Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS) 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 230, Steam Locomotive Inspection and Maintenance Standards. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2021– 0030. Specifically, IAIS requests relief for its steam locomotive IAIS 6988, from 49 CFR 230.17(a), One thousand four hundred seventy-two (1472) service day inspection, to extend the 1472 service day inspection (SDI) 106 calendar days from September 5, 2021, to December 20, 2021, if coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID–19) restrictions are reduced to permit servicing and operation. If COVID–19 restrictions are not lifted, and operation is limited or not permitted in 2021, IAIS requests an extension of the 1472 SDI until December 20, 2022, a total of 471 calendar days. IAIS states that the COVID–19 public health emergency has caused IAIS to halt excursion service, which resulted in IAIS 6988 only accumulating one service day since its 2020 annual inspection. IAIS anticipates operating IAIS 6988 for about 40 service days in 2021. Further, IAIS states that during the extension period, all regularly scheduled maintenance and inspections required will be performed, and the IAIS 6988 will be stored indoors, serviceable, and drained. 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 E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1 19690 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 70 / Wednesday, April 14, 2021 / Notices 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., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Communications received by June 1, 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/ privacy-notice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov. Issued in Washington, DC. John Karl Alexy, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety Chief Safety Officer. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2021–07653 Filed 4–13–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Apr 13, 2021 Jkt 253001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Petitions for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Grant of petition for exemption. AGENCY: This document grants in full the Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.’s (Volkswagen) petition for exemption from the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard (theft prevention standard) for its Taos vehicle line beginning in model year (MY) 2022. DATES: The exemption granted by this notice is effective beginning with the 2022 model year. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carlita Ballard, Office of International Policy, Fuel Economy, and Consumer Programs, NHTSA, West Building, W43–439, NRM–310, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Ms. Ballard’s phone number is (202) 366– 5222. Her fax number is (202) 493–2990. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under 49 U.S.C. Chapter 331, the Secretary of Transportation (and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) by delegation) is required to promulgate a theft prevention standard to provide for the identification of certain motor vehicles and their major replacement parts to impede motor vehicle theft. NHTSA promulgated regulations at part 541 (theft prevention standard) to require parts-marking for specified passenger motor vehicles and light trucks. Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 33106, manufacturers that are subject to the parts-marking requirements may petition the Secretary of Transportation for an exemption for a line of passenger motor vehicles equipped as standard equipment with an antitheft device that the Secretary decides is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the parts-marking requirements. In accordance with this statute, NHTSA promulgated 49 CFR part 543, which establishes the process through which manufacturers may seek an exemption from the theft prevention standard. 49 CFR 543.5 provides general submission requirements for petitions and states that each manufacturer may petition NHTSA for an exemption of one vehicle line per model year. Among other requirements, manufacturers must identify whether the exemption is SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 sought under section 543.6 or section 543.7. Under section 543.6, a manufacturer may request an exemption by providing specific information about the antitheft device, its capabilities, and the reasons the petitioner believes the device to be as effective at reducing and deterring theft as compliance with the parts-marking requirements. Section 543.7 permits a manufacturer to request an exemption under a more streamlined process if the vehicle line is equipped with an antitheft device (an ‘‘immobilizer’’) as standard equipment that complies with one of the standards specified in that section. Section 543.8 establishes requirements for processing petitions for exemption from the theft prevention standard. As stated in section 543.8(a), NHTSA processes any complete exemption petition. If NHTSA receives an incomplete petition, NHTSA will notify the petitioner of the deficiencies. Once NHTSA receives a complete petition it will process it and, in accordance with section 543.8(b), will grant the petition if it determines that, based upon substantial evidence, the standard equipment antitheft device is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the parts-marking requirements of part 541. Section 543.8(c) requires NHTSA to issue its decision either to grant or to deny an exemption petition not later than 120 days after the date on which a complete petition is filed. If NHTSA does not make a decision within the 120-day period, the petition shall be deemed to be approved and the manufacturer shall be exempt from the standard for the line covered by the petition for the subsequent model year.1 Exemptions granted under part 543 apply only to the vehicle line or lines that are subject to the grant and that are equipped with the antitheft device on which the line’s exemption was based, and are effective for the model year beginning after the model year in which NHTSA issues the notice of exemption, unless the notice of exemption specifies a later year. Sections 543.8(f) and (g) apply to the manner in which NHTSA’s decisions on petitions are to be made known. Under section 543.8(f), if the petition is sought under section 543.6, NHTSA publishes a notice of its decision to grant or deny the exemption petition in the Federal Register and notifies the petitioner in writing. Under section 543.8(g), if the petition is sought under section 543.7, NHTSA notifies the petitioner in writing 1 49 E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM U.S.C. 33106(d). 14APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 70 (Wednesday, April 14, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19689-19690]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-07653]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2021-0030]


Petition for Waiver of Compliance

    Under part 211 of title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this 
document provides the public notice that on February 25, 2021, Iowa 
Interstate Railroad (IAIS) 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 
230, Steam Locomotive Inspection and Maintenance Standards. FRA 
assigned the petition Docket Number FRA-2021-0030.
    Specifically, IAIS requests relief for its steam locomotive IAIS 
6988, from 49 CFR 230.17(a), One thousand four hundred seventy-two 
(1472) service day inspection, to extend the 1472 service day 
inspection (SDI) 106 calendar days from September 5, 2021, to December 
20, 2021, if coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) restrictions are 
reduced to permit servicing and operation. If COVID-19 restrictions are 
not lifted, and operation is limited or not permitted in 2021, IAIS 
requests an extension of the 1472 SDI until December 20, 2022, a total 
of 471 calendar days.
    IAIS states that the COVID-19 public health emergency has caused 
IAIS to halt excursion service, which resulted in IAIS 6988 only 
accumulating one service day since its 2020 annual inspection. IAIS 
anticipates operating IAIS 6988 for about 40 service days in 2021. 
Further, IAIS states that during the extension period, all regularly 
scheduled maintenance and inspections required will be performed, and 
the IAIS 6988 will be stored indoors, serviceable, and drained.
    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

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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., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal Holidays.
    Communications received by June 1, 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/privacy-notice for the 
privacy notice of regulations.gov.

    Issued in Washington, DC.
John Karl Alexy,
Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety Chief Safety Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-07653 Filed 4-13-21; 8:45 am]
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