Release of Waybill Data, 42976 [2021-16704]

Download as PDF 42976 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 148 / Thursday, August 5, 2021 / Notices [FR Doc. 2021–16751 Filed 8–4–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–20–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD Release of Waybill Data The Surface Transportation Board has received a request from the Association of American Railroads (WB21–50–7/28/ 21) for permission to use data from the Board’s 2019 Masked Carload Waybill Sample along with continued access to previously received datasets (1972– 2018). A copy of this request may be obtained from the Board’s website under docket no. WB21–50. The waybill sample contains confidential railroad and shipper data; therefore, if any parties object to these requests, they should file their objections with the Director of the Board’s Office of Economics within 14 calendar days of the date of this notice. The rules for release of waybill data are codified at 49 CFR 1244.9. Contact: Alexander Dusenberry, (202) 245–0319. Eden Besera, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2021–16704 Filed 8–4–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2020–0014] Petition for Approval: Canadian National Railway Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of petition for approval to move to phase 3 of track inspection test program. AGENCY: This document provides the public notice that on July 23, 2021, Canadian National Railway (CN) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to transition from phase 2 to phase 3 of a previously approved Test Program and associated temporary suspension of some visual track inspections. The Test Program is designed to test track inspection technologies (i.e., an autonomous track geometry measurement system) and new operational approaches to track inspections (i.e., combinations of autonomous inspection and traditional visual inspections). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: YuJiang Zhang, Staff Director, Track and khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Aug 04, 2021 Jkt 253001 Structures Division, Office of Railroad Safety, FRA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, telephone (202) 493–6460 or email yujiang.zhang@ dot.gov; Aaron Moore, Attorney, Office of Chief Counsel, FRA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, telephone (202) 493–7009 or email aaron.moore@dot.gov. On April 3, 2020, FRA conditionally approved the Test Program and CN’s petition under 49 CFR 211.51 to suspend §§ 213.233(b)(3) and 213.233(c) as applied to operations under the Test Program. A copy of the Test Program, FRA’s conditional approval of the Test Program, and a previously published Federal Register notice explaining FRA’s rationale for approving the Test Program and related suspension are available for review in the docket.1 As approved, the Test Program included four separate phases over 12 months, as outlined in Exhibit C of the Program.2 Accordingly, CN began the Test Program on April 19, 2020. On December 6, 2020, CN transitioned from phase 1 to phase 2. Subsequently, CN requested, and FRA approved, an extension of the Test Program until February 19, 2022. CN is requesting to transition from phase 2 to 3 on October 24, 2021. In support of its request, CN states that it has met the Test Program conditions required to move to phase 3 and has met the Test Program’s baseline safety metric of less than 0.19 unprotected geometry defects per 100 miles tested as established in phase 1 of the Test Program. Specifically, for the 90 days prior to petitioning to move to phase 3, CN achieved an average of 0.15 unprotected geometry defects per 100 miles tested. A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications concerning the petition, if any, are available for review online at www.regulations.gov. Interested parties are invited to participate in these proceedings by submitting written views, data, or comments. All communications concerning these proceedings should identify the appropriate docket number and may be submitted by any of the following methods: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1 https://www.regulations.gov/document/FRA2020-0014-0004 (Test Program); https:// www.regulations.gov/document/FRA-2020-00140002 (FRA’s approval decision); https:// www.regulations.gov/document/FRA-2020-00140003 (FRA’s published notice of approval). 2 https://www.regulations.gov/document/FRA2020-0014-0004. PO 00000 Frm 00201 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Website: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Communications received by September 7, 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. 2021–16740 Filed 8–4–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2020–0013] Petition for Approval Extension: CSX Transportation Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of petition for an extension of approval of track inspection test program. AGENCY: This document provides the public notice that on July 27, 2021, CSX Transportation (CSX) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to extend an existing temporary suspension of some visual track inspections to allow for a continuation of a previously approved Test Program designed to test track inspection technologies (i.e., an autonomous track geometry measurement system) and new operational approaches to track inspections (i.e., combinations of autonomous inspection and traditional visual inspections). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: YuJiang Zhang, Staff Director, Track and Structures Division, at (202) 493–6460 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05AUN1.SGM 05AUN1

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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD


Release of Waybill Data

    The Surface Transportation Board has received a request from the 
Association of American Railroads (WB21-50-7/28/21) for permission to 
use data from the Board's 2019 Masked Carload Waybill Sample along with 
continued access to previously received datasets (1972-2018). A copy of 
this request may be obtained from the Board's website under docket no. 
WB21-50.
    The waybill sample contains confidential railroad and shipper data; 
therefore, if any parties object to these requests, they should file 
their objections with the Director of the Board's Office of Economics 
within 14 calendar days of the date of this notice. The rules for 
release of waybill data are codified at 49 CFR 1244.9.
    Contact: Alexander Dusenberry, (202) 245-0319.

Eden Besera,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2021-16704 Filed 8-4-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P