Caltrain's Request for Approval To Test Crossing Optimization on Its Positive Train Control Network, 71316-71317 [2021-27125]

Download as PDF 71316 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 15, 2021 / Notices By the Board, Board Members Begeman, Fuchs, Oberman, Primus, and Schultz. Brendetta Jones, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2021–27161 Filed 12–14–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Noise Exposure Map Notice; Naples Municipal Airport, Naples, Florida Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the Noise Exposure Maps submitted by the Naples Airport Authority for the Naples Municipal Airport under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act and are in compliance with applicable requirements. DATES: The effective date of the FAA’s determination on the Noise Exposure Maps is December 9, 2021. 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The Act requires such maps to be developed in consultation with interested and affected parties in the local community, government agencies, and persons using the airport. An airport operator who has submitted Noise Exposure Maps that are found by FAA to be in compliance with the requirements of 14 CFR part 150, promulgated pursuant to the Act, may submit a Noise Compatibility Program for FAA approval which sets forth the measures the airport operator has taken or proposes to take to reduce existing non-compatible uses and prevent the khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Dec 14, 2021 Jkt 256001 introduction of additional noncompatible uses. The FAA has completed its review of the Noise Exposure Maps and accompanying documentation submitted by the Naples Airport Authority. The documentation that constitutes the ‘‘Noise Exposure Maps’’ as defined in 14 CFR 150.7 includes: 2021 Existing Conditions Noise Exposure Map (Map 1 of 5); 2026 Future Conditions Noise Exposure Map (Map 2 of 5); Modeled Fixed Wing Flight Tracks, Runway 5–23 (Map 3 of 5); Modeled Fixed Wing Flight Tracks, Runway 14–32 (Map 4 of 5); Modeled Helicopter Flight Tracks, All Runways (Map 5 of 5); and the Final Noise Exposure Map Report and its appendices. The FAA has determined that these Noise Exposure Maps and accompanying documentation are in compliance with applicable requirements. This determination is effective on December 9, 2021. FAA’s determination on the airport operator’s Noise Exposure Maps is limited to a finding that the maps were developed in accordance with the procedures contained in Appendix A of 14 CFR part 150. 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To arrange an appointment to review the Noise Exposure Maps documentation, contact Peter Green, Federal Aviation Administration, Southern Region/Orlando Airports District Office, 8427 SouthPark Circle, Orlando, FL, 32819, (407) 487–7296. Questions may be directed to the individual named above under the heading, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Issued in Orlando Airports District Office, Orlando, FL, on December 9, 2021. Bartholomew Vernace, Manager, FAA/Orlando Airports District Office. [FR Doc. 2021–27051 Filed 12–14–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2010–0051] Caltrain’s Request for Approval To Test Crossing Optimization on Its Positive Train Control Network 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 December 2, 2021, the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (Caltrain) submitted a document entitled, ‘‘Crossing Optimization Project: Test Request,’’ Revision 1, dated November 29, 2021, to FRA. Caltrain asks FRA to approve its request so that Caltrain may field test its Crossing Optimization on track that has been equipped with positive train control (PTC) technology. DATES: FRA will consider comments received by February 14, 2022. 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 should identify the agency name and Docket Number FRA–2010–0051, and may be submitted on https:// SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 15, 2021 / Notices www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. All comments received will be posted without change to https:// www.regulations.gov; this includes any personal information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: On December 17, 2020, FRA certified Caltrain’s Interoperable Electronic Train Management System (I–ETMS) PTC system under Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Section 236.1015 and Title 49 United States Code (U.S.C.) 20157(h). Pursuant to 49 CFR 236.1035, a railroad must obtain FRA’s approval before field testing an uncertified PTC system, or a product of an uncertified PTC system, or any regression testing of a certified PTC system on the general rail system. See 49 CFR 236.1035(a). Please see Caltrain’s test request for the required information, including a complete description of both Caltrain’s Crossing Optimization Project and its specific test procedures, including the measures that will be taken to ensure safety during testing. Caltrain’s test request is available for review online at https:// www.regulations.gov (Docket No. FRA– 2010–0051). 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. However, FRA may elect not to respond to any particular comment and, under 49 CFR 236.1035, FRA maintains the authority to approve, approve with conditions, or deny the test request at its sole discretion. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 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. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket No. FRA-2010-0051]


Caltrain's Request for Approval To Test Crossing Optimization on 
Its Positive Train Control Network

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 December 
2, 2021, the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (Caltrain) submitted 
a document entitled, ``Crossing Optimization Project: Test Request,'' 
Revision 1, dated November 29, 2021, to FRA. Caltrain asks FRA to 
approve its request so that Caltrain may field test its Crossing 
Optimization on track that has been equipped with positive train 
control (PTC) technology.

DATES: FRA will consider comments received by February 14, 2022. 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 should identify the agency name and Docket 
Number FRA-2010-0051, and may be submitted on https://

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www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments. 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 December 17, 2020, FRA certified 
Caltrain's Interoperable Electronic Train Management System (I-ETMS) 
PTC system under Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Section 
236.1015 and Title 49 United States Code (U.S.C.) 20157(h). Pursuant to 
49 CFR 236.1035, a railroad must obtain FRA's approval before field 
testing an uncertified PTC system, or a product of an uncertified PTC 
system, or any regression testing of a certified PTC system on the 
general rail system. See 49 CFR 236.1035(a). Please see Caltrain's test 
request for the required information, including a complete description 
of both Caltrain's Crossing Optimization Project and its specific test 
procedures, including the measures that will be taken to ensure safety 
during testing.
    Caltrain's test request is available for review online at https://www.regulations.gov (Docket No. FRA-2010-0051). 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. However, FRA may elect not to respond to 
any particular comment and, under 49 CFR 236.1035, FRA maintains the 
authority to approve, approve with conditions, or deny 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. 2021-27125 Filed 12-14-21; 8:45 am]
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