Petition for Extension of Waiver of Compliance, 69359-69360 [2021-26424]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 232 / Tuesday, December 7, 2021 / Notices b. Additional Reporting Applicants selected for funding are required to comply with all reporting requirements in the standard terms and conditions for FRA grant awards including 2 CFR 180.335 and 2 CFR 180.350. If the Federal share of any Federal award under this NOFO may include more than $500,000 over the period of performance, applicants are informed of the post award reporting requirements reflected in 2 CFR part 200, Appendix XII—Award Term and Condition for Recipient Integrity and Performance Matters. c. Performance Reporting Each applicant selected for funding must collect information and report on the project’s performance using measures mutually agreed upon by FRA 69359 and the grantee to assess progress in achieving strategic goals and objectives. Examples of some rail performance measures are listed in the table below. The applicable measure(s) will depend upon the type of project. Applicants requesting funding for rolling stock must integrate at least one equipment/ rolling stock performance measure, consistent with the grantee’s application materials and program goals. Performance measure Rail measures Unit measured Temporal Slow Order Miles Miles ..... Annual .............. Rail Track Grade Separation. Count ... Passenger Counts. Travel Time ......... Track Miles ......... Secondary strategic goal Description State of Good Repair. Safety ................. Annual .............. Economic Competitiveness. Safety ................. Count ... Annual .............. Time/ Trip. Annual .............. Economic Competitiveness. Economic Competitiveness. State of Good Repair. Quality of Life ..... Miles ..... One Time .......... State of Good Repair. Economic Competitiveness. The number of miles per year within the project area that have temporary speed restrictions (‘‘slow orders’’) imposed due to track condition. This is an indicator of the overall condition of track. This measure can be used for projects to rehabilitate sections of a rail line since the rehabilitation should eliminate, or at least reduce the slow orders upon project completion. The number of annual automobile crossings that are eliminated at an at-grade crossing as a result of a new grade separation. Count of the annual passenger boardings and alightings at stations within the project area. Point-to-point travel times between pre-determined station stops within the project area. This measure demonstrates how track improvements and other upgrades improve operations on a rail line. It also helps make sure the railroad is maintaining the line after project completion. The number of track miles that exist within the project area. This measure can be beneficial for projects building sidings or sections of additional main line track on a railroad. d. Federal Awarding Agency Contacts For further information related to this notice, please contact Mr. Bryan Rodda, Office of Policy and Planning, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W38–203, Washington, DC 20590; email: Bryan.Rodda@dot.gov; phone: 202–493– 0443 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 e. Other Information All information submitted as part of or in support of any application shall use publicly available data or data that can be made public and methodologies that are accepted by industry practice and standards, to the extent possible. If the application includes information the applicant considers to be a trade secret or confidential commercial or financial information, the applicant should do the following: (1) Note on the front cover that the submission ‘‘Contains Confidential Business Information (CBI)’’; (2) mark each affected page ‘‘CBI’’; and (3) highlight or otherwise denote the CBI portions. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Dec 06, 2021 Jkt 256001 Primary strategic goal The DOT regulations implementing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) are found at 49 CFR part 7 Subpart C— Availability of Reasonably Described Records under the Freedom of Information Act which sets forth rules for FRA to make requested materials, information, and records publicly available under FOIA. Unless prohibited by law and to the extent permitted under the FOIA, contents of application and proposals submitted by successful applicants may be released in response to FOIA requests. In addition, following the completion of the selection process and announcement of awards, FRA may publish a list of all applications received along with the names of the applicant organizations and funding amounts requested. Except for information withheld under the previous paragraph, FRA may also make application narratives publicly available or share application information within DOT or with other Federal agencies if FRA determines that sharing is relevant to the respective program’s objectives. PO 00000 Frm 00141 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Issued in Washington, DC. Amitabha Bose, Deputy Administrator. [FR Doc. 2021–26457 Filed 12–6–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2009–0078] Petition for Extension of Waiver of Compliance Under part 211 of title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this document provides the public notice that on November 8, 2021, the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to extend a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal hours of service laws contained at 49 U.S.C. 21103(a)(4), which, in part, require a train employee to receive 48 hours off duty after initiating an on-duty period E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 69360 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 232 / Tuesday, December 7, 2021 / Notices for 6 consecutive days. The relevant FRA Docket Number is FRA–2009– 0078. Specifically, ASLRRA seeks to extend its existing waiver, stating that the waiver has not compromised safety. ASLRRA explains that it is not aware of any incidents attributable to fatigue during the effective period of the waiver on any of the participating railroads. ASLRRA further asserts that the relief has enabled participating railroads to serve their customers efficiently and for employees to enhance their wages. ASLRRA adds that during the current supply chain challenges, the relief allows for small business railroads to have flexibility in operations. 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 party desires 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 at www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Communications received by January 21, 2022 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), the U.S. Department of Transportation (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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Dec 06, 2021 Jkt 256001 Issued in Washington, DC. John Karl Alexy, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety Chief Safety Officer. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION specific docket number. All comments received will be posted without change to the docket at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. For detailed instructions on submitting comments, or to submit comments that are confidential in nature, see the section entitled Public Participation. Maritime Administration FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [FR Doc. 2021–26424 Filed 12–6–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P [Docket No. MARAD–2021–0265] Coastwise Endorsement Eligibility Determination for a Foreign-Built Vessel: LA VIE DASANTE (Sail); Invitation for Public Comments Maritime Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to issue coastwise endorsement eligibility determinations for foreign-built vessels which will carry no more than twelve passengers for hire. A request for such a determination has been received by MARAD. By this notice, MARAD seeks comments from interested parties as to any effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.flag vessels. Information about the requestor’s vessel, including a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. DATES: Submit comments on or before January 6, 2022. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket Number MARAD–2021–0265 by any one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Search MARAD–2021–0265 and follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail or Hand Delivery: Docket Management Facility is in the West Building, Ground Floor of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Docket Management Facility location address is: U.S. Department of Transportation, MARAD–2021–0265, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays. SUMMARY: Note: If you mail or hand-deliver your comments, we recommend that you include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a telephone number in the body of your document so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your submission. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and PO 00000 Frm 00142 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 James Mead, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W23–459, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone 202– 366–5723, Email James.Mead@dot.gov. As described in the application, the intended service of the vessel LA VIE DASANTE is: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: —Intended Commercial Use of Vessel: ‘‘Recreation.’’ —Geographic Region Including Base of Operations: ‘‘Florida’’ (Base of Operations: Daytona Beach, FL) —Vessel Length and Type: 44.8′ Sail The complete application is available for review identified in the DOT docket as MARAD 2021–0265 at http:// www.regulations.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.-flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with 46 U.S.C. 12121 and MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388, that the employment of the vessel in the coastwise trade to carry no more than 12 passengers will have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S.-vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, MARAD will not issue an approval of the vessel’s coastwise endorsement eligibility. Comments should refer to the vessel name, state the commenter’s interest in the application, and address the eligibility criteria given in section 388.4 of MARAD’s regulations at 46 CFR part 388. Public Participation How do I submit comments? Please submit your comments, including the attachments, following the instructions provided under the above heading entitled ADDRESSES. Be advised that it may take a few hours or even days for your comment to be reflected on the docket. In addition, your comments must be written in English. We encourage you to provide concise comments and you may attach additional documents as necessary. There is no limit on the length of the attachments. E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 232 (Tuesday, December 7, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 69359-69360]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-26424]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2009-0078]


Petition for Extension of Waiver of Compliance

    Under part 211 of title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this 
document provides the public notice that on November 8, 2021, the 
American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) 
petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to extend a waiver 
of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal hours of service 
laws contained at 49 U.S.C. 21103(a)(4), which, in part, require a 
train employee to receive 48 hours off duty after initiating an on-duty 
period

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for 6 consecutive days. The relevant FRA Docket Number is FRA-2009-
0078.
    Specifically, ASLRRA seeks to extend its existing waiver, stating 
that the waiver has not compromised safety. ASLRRA explains that it is 
not aware of any incidents attributable to fatigue during the effective 
period of the waiver on any of the participating railroads. ASLRRA 
further asserts that the relief has enabled participating railroads to 
serve their customers efficiently and for employees to enhance their 
wages. ASLRRA adds that during the current supply chain challenges, the 
relief allows for small business railroads to have flexibility in 
operations.
    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 party 
desires 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 at www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
    Communications received by January 21, 2022 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), the U.S. 
Department of Transportation (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. 2021-26424 Filed 12-6-21; 8:45 am]
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