CSX Transportation's Request for Testing Approval on Its Certified Positive Train Control System, 58379-58380 [2021-22911]

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Hatt, Designated Federal Officer, Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation. [FR Doc. 2021–22993 Filed 10–20–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2010–0028] CSX Transportation’s Request for Testing Approval on Its Certified Positive Train Control System Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comments. AGENCY: This document provides the public with notice that on August 22, 2021, CSX Transportation (CSX) submitted its Test Request for Trip Optimizer Air Brake Control (TO Air Brake Control), Revision 1, dated August 22, 2021, to FRA. CSX asks FRA to approve its Test Request so that it may test its TO Air Brake Control on SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1 jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 58380 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 201 / Thursday, October 21, 2021 / Notices track that has been equipped with positive train control (PTC). DATES: FRA will consider comments received by December 20, 2021 before taking final action on the Test Request. FRA may consider comments received after that date to the extent practicable and without delaying implementation of valuable or necessary modifications to a PTC system. ADDRESSES: All comments concerning this proceeding should identify the agency name and Docket Number FRA– 2010–0028, and may be submitted on http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. For convenience, all active PTC dockets are hyperlinked on FRA’s website at https://railroads.dot.gov/ train-control/ptc/ptc-annual-andquarterly-reports. All comments received will be posted without change to https://www.regulations.gov; this includes any personal information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gabe Neal, Staff Director, Signal, Train Control, and Crossings Division, telephone: 816–516–7168, email: Gabe.Neal@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 21, 2021, FRA certified CSX’s Interoperable Electronic Train Management System (I–ETMS) PTC system per Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Section 236.1015. Pursuant to 49 CFR 236.1035, CSX must request FRA-approval of any regression testing of a certified PTC system that is conducted on the general rail system. See 49 CFR 236.1035(a). CSX’s Test Request describes the level of testing of its TO Air Brake Control required to confirm that the air brake control feature design, implementation, and safety mitigations comply with the document requirements outlined in the I–ETMS Onboard Segment Requirements Specifications. CSX’s Test Request are available for review online at www.regulations.gov (Docket No. FRA–2010–0028). Interested parties are invited to comment on the Test Request by submitting written comments or data. During its review of the Test Request, FRA will consider any comments or data submitted. 49 CFR 236.1011(e). However, FRA may elect not to respond to any particular comment and, under 49 CFR 236.1009(d)(3), FRA maintains the authority to approve or disapprove the Test Request at its sole discretion. Privacy Act Notice In accordance with 49 CFR 211.3, FRA solicits comments from the public to better inform its decisions. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Oct 20, 2021 Jkt 256001 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.transportation.gov/privacy. See https://www.regulations.gov/ privacy-notice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov. To facilitate comment tracking, we encourage commenters to provide their name, or the name of their organization; however, submission of names is completely optional. If you wish to provide comments containing proprietary or confidential information, please contact FRA for alternate submission instructions. Issued in Washington, DC. Carolyn R. Hayward-Williams, Director, Office of Railroad Systems and Technology. [FR Doc. 2021–22911 Filed 10–20–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2017–0039; Notice 2] Ride the Ducks International, LLC, Denial of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Denial of petition. AGENCY: Ride the Ducks International, LLC (RTDI), has determined that certain model year (MY) 1996–2014 RTDI Stretch Amphibious passenger vehicles (APVs) do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 113, Hood Latch System, and FMVSS No. 302, Flammability of Interior Materials. RTDI filed a noncompliance information report dated March 15, 2017. RTDI also petitioned NHTSA on April 12, 2017, for a decision that the subject noncompliances are inconsequential as they relate to motor vehicle safety. This document announces the denial of RTDI’s petition. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abraham Diaz at (202) 366–5310 regarding FMVSS No. 302, and Neil Dold at (202) 366–7352 regarding FMVSS No. 113; Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance, NHTSA, facsimile (202) 366–5930. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Overview: RTDI has determined that certain MY 1996–2014 RTDI APVs do not fully comply with paragraph S4.2 of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00134 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FMVSS No. 113, Hood Latch System (49 CFR 571.113), and paragraph S2 of FMVSS No. 302, Flammability of Interior Materials (49 CFR 571.302). RTDI filed a noncompliance information report dated March 15, 2017 pursuant to 49 CFR 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports. RTDI also petitioned NHTSA on April 12, 2017, pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h) and 49 CFR part 556, for an exemption from the notification and remedy requirements of 49 U.S.C. chapter 301 on the basis that these noncompliances are inconsequential as they relate to motor vehicle safety. Notice of receipt of the petition was published in the Federal Register (82 FR 43452) with a 30-day public comment period, on September 15, 2017. No comments were received. To view the petition and all supporting documents log onto the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) website at: http://www.regulations.gov/. Then follow the online search instructions to locate docket number ‘‘NHTSA–2017– 0039.’’ II. Vehicles Involved: Approximately 105 MY 1996–2014 RTDI Stretch APVs, manufactured between January 1, 1996 and December 31, 2014 are potentially involved. III. Noncompliances: RTDI explained that the noncompliances are that the subject vehicles were not equipped with a secondary hood latch system, as required by paragraph S4.2 of FMVSS No. 113, and that there are interior components and materials that do not conform to the burn rate requirements of paragraph S2 of FMVSS No. 302. IV. Rule Requirements: Requirements from FMVSS No. 113 and 302 are relevant to this petition. Specifically, paragraph S4.2 of FMVSS No. 113 requires that a front opening hood which, in any open position, partially or completely obstructs a driver’s forward view through the windshield must be provided with a second latch position on the hood latch system or with a second hood latch system. Paragraphs S2 and S4 of FMVSS No. 302 explain that the purpose of FMVSS No. 302 is to reduce the deaths and injuries to motor vehicle occupants caused by vehicle fires, especially those originating in the interior of the vehicle from sources such as matches or cigarettes. FMVSS No. 302 lists the components of vehicle occupant compartments that shall meet the burn rate requirements of the standard and specifies the maximum allowable burn rate of material under specified test conditions. V. Summary of RTDI’s Petition: RTDI states that it began to produce APVs in E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket No. FRA-2010-0028]


CSX Transportation's Request for Testing Approval on Its 
Certified Positive Train Control System

AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), U.S. Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: This document provides the public with notice that on August 
22, 2021, CSX Transportation (CSX) submitted its Test Request for Trip 
Optimizer Air Brake Control (TO Air Brake Control), Revision 1, dated 
August 22, 2021, to FRA. CSX asks FRA to approve its Test Request so 
that it may test its TO Air Brake Control on

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track that has been equipped with positive train control (PTC).

DATES: FRA will consider comments received by December 20, 2021 before 
taking final action on the Test Request. FRA may consider comments 
received after that date to the extent practicable and without delaying 
implementation of valuable or necessary modifications to a PTC system.

ADDRESSES: All comments concerning this proceeding should identify the 
agency name and Docket Number FRA-2010-0028, and may be submitted on 
http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for 
submitting comments. For convenience, all active PTC dockets are 
hyperlinked on FRA's website at https://railroads.dot.gov/train-control/ptc/ptc-annual-and-quarterly-reports. All comments received 
will be posted without change to https://www.regulations.gov; this 
includes any personal information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gabe Neal, Staff Director, Signal, 
Train Control, and Crossings Division, telephone: 816-516-7168, email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 21, 2021, FRA certified CSX's 
Interoperable Electronic Train Management System (I-ETMS) PTC system 
per Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Section 236.1015. 
Pursuant to 49 CFR 236.1035, CSX must request FRA-approval of any 
regression testing of a certified PTC system that is conducted on the 
general rail system. See 49 CFR 236.1035(a). CSX's Test Request 
describes the level of testing of its TO Air Brake Control required to 
confirm that the air brake control feature design, implementation, and 
safety mitigations comply with the document requirements outlined in 
the I-ETMS Onboard Segment Requirements Specifications.
    CSX's Test Request are available for review online at 
www.regulations.gov (Docket No. FRA-2010-0028). Interested parties are 
invited to comment on the Test Request by submitting written comments 
or data. During its review of the Test Request, FRA will consider any 
comments or data submitted. 49 CFR 236.1011(e). However, FRA may elect 
not to respond to any particular comment and, under 49 CFR 
236.1009(d)(3), FRA maintains the authority to approve or disapprove 
the Test Request at its sole discretion.

Privacy Act Notice

    In accordance with 49 CFR 211.3, FRA solicits comments from the 
public to better inform its decisions. 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.transportation.gov/privacy. See https://www.regulations.gov/privacy-notice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov. To facilitate 
comment tracking, we encourage commenters to provide their name, or the 
name of their organization; however, submission of names is completely 
optional. If you wish to provide comments containing proprietary or 
confidential information, please contact FRA for alternate submission 
instructions.

    Issued in Washington, DC.
Carolyn R. Hayward-Williams,
Director, Office of Railroad Systems and Technology.
[FR Doc. 2021-22911 Filed 10-20-21; 8:45 am]
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