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Download as PDF 1254 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 6 / Monday, January 10, 2022 / Notices driving, for presentation to a duly authorized Federal, State, or local enforcement official. The exemption will be rescinded if: (1) The person fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the exemption has resulted in a lower level of safety than was maintained before it was granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b). VI. Preemption During the period the exemption is in effect, no State shall enforce any law or regulation that conflicts with this exemption with respect to a person operating under the exemption. VI. Conclusion Based upon its evaluation of the 91 exemption applications, FMCSA renews the exemptions of the aforementioned drivers from the vision requirement in § 391.41(b)(10), subject to the requirements cited above. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b), each exemption will be valid for 2 years unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2022–00148 Filed 1–7–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2022–0001] Establishment of an Emergency Relief Docket for Calendar Year 2022 Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of establishment of public docket. AGENCY: This Notice announces the establishment of FRA’s emergency relief docket (ERD) for calendar year 2022. The designated ERD for calendar year 2022 is docket number FRA–2022–0001. ADDRESSES: See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further information regarding submitting petitions and/or comments to docket number FRA–2022–0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 19, 2009, FRA published a direct final rule establishing ERDs and the procedures for handling petitions for emergency waivers of safety rules, regulations, or standards during an emergency situation or event. 74 FR 23329. That direct final rule became khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:16 Jan 07, 2022 Jkt 256001 effective on July 20, 2009 and made minor modifications to 49 CFR 211.45 in FRA’s Rules of Practice in 49 CFR part 211. Section 211.45(b) provides that each calendar year FRA will establish an ERD in the publicly accessible DOT docket system (available at www.regulations.gov). Section 211.45(b) further provides that FRA will publish a notice in the Federal Register identifying by docket number the ERD for that year. FRA established the ERD and emergency waiver procedures to provide an expedited process for FRA to address the needs of the public and the railroad industry during emergency situations or events. This Notice announces the designated ERD for calendar year 2022 is docket number FRA–2022–0001. As detailed in § 211.45, if the FRA Administrator determines an emergency event as defined in 49 CFR 211.45(a) has occurred, or that an imminent threat of such an emergency occurring exists, and public safety would benefit from providing the railroad industry with operational relief, the emergency waiver procedures of 49 CFR 211.45 will go into effect.1 In such an event, the FRA Administrator will issue a statement in the ERD indicating the emergency waiver procedures are in effect and FRA will make every effort to post the statement on its website at railroads.dot.gov. Any party desiring relief from FRA regulatory requirements as a result of the emergency should submit a petition for emergency waiver under 49 CFR 211.45(e) and (f). Specific instructions for filing petitions for emergency waivers under 49 CFR 211.45 are found at 49 CFR 211.45(f). Specific instructions for filing comments in response to petitions for emergency waivers are at 49 CFR 211.45(h). Privacy 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 1 Given the ongoing nature of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID–19) pandemic, FRA considers the FRA Administrator’s March 13, 2020, emergency declaration in docket number FRA– 2020–0002 to be in effect until it is specifically rescinded by the Administrator. See https:// www.regulations.gov/document?D=FRA-2020-00020002. However, any new requests for relief related to COVID–19 should be submitted to the 2022 ERD (FRA–2022–0001). PO 00000 Frm 00149 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 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. 2022–00166 Filed 1–7–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Office of the Secretary [Docket No. DOT–OST–2021–0167] Agency Information Collection Activities: Renewed Approval of Information Collection AGENCY: Office of the Secretary (OST), DOT. 60-Day notice and request for comments. ACTION: The Department of Transportation (DOT) invites public comments on our intention to request Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for an information collection in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The collection is necessary for administration of the ‘‘Discretionary Grants for Nationally Significant Multimodal Freight and Highway Projects (INFRA) Program’’. INFRA grants support surface transportation infrastructure projects that have a significant local or regional impact. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by March 11, 2022. ADDRESSES: To ensure that you do not duplicate your docket submissions, please submit them by only one of the following means: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: West Building, Ground Floor, Room W–12–140, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is 202–366–9329. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10JAN1.SGM 10JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket No. FRA-2022-0001]


Establishment of an Emergency Relief Docket for Calendar Year 
2022

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

ACTION: Notice of establishment of public docket.

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SUMMARY: This Notice announces the establishment of FRA's emergency 
relief docket (ERD) for calendar year 2022. The designated ERD for 
calendar year 2022 is docket number FRA-2022-0001.

ADDRESSES: See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further 
information regarding submitting petitions and/or comments to docket 
number FRA-2022-0001.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 19, 2009, FRA published a direct 
final rule establishing ERDs and the procedures for handling petitions 
for emergency waivers of safety rules, regulations, or standards during 
an emergency situation or event. 74 FR 23329. That direct final rule 
became effective on July 20, 2009 and made minor modifications to 49 
CFR 211.45 in FRA's Rules of Practice in 49 CFR part 211. Section 
211.45(b) provides that each calendar year FRA will establish an ERD in 
the publicly accessible DOT docket system (available at 
www.regulations.gov). Section 211.45(b) further provides that FRA will 
publish a notice in the Federal Register identifying by docket number 
the ERD for that year. FRA established the ERD and emergency waiver 
procedures to provide an expedited process for FRA to address the needs 
of the public and the railroad industry during emergency situations or 
events. This Notice announces the designated ERD for calendar year 2022 
is docket number FRA-2022-0001.
    As detailed in Sec.  211.45, if the FRA Administrator determines an 
emergency event as defined in 49 CFR 211.45(a) has occurred, or that an 
imminent threat of such an emergency occurring exists, and public 
safety would benefit from providing the railroad industry with 
operational relief, the emergency waiver procedures of 49 CFR 211.45 
will go into effect.\1\ In such an event, the FRA Administrator will 
issue a statement in the ERD indicating the emergency waiver procedures 
are in effect and FRA will make every effort to post the statement on 
its website at railroads.dot.gov. Any party desiring relief from FRA 
regulatory requirements as a result of the emergency should submit a 
petition for emergency waiver under 49 CFR 211.45(e) and (f). Specific 
instructions for filing petitions for emergency waivers under 49 CFR 
211.45 are found at 49 CFR 211.45(f). Specific instructions for filing 
comments in response to petitions for emergency waivers are at 49 CFR 
211.45(h).
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    \1\ Given the ongoing nature of the coronavirus disease 2019 
(COVID-19) pandemic, FRA considers the FRA Administrator's March 13, 
2020, emergency declaration in docket number FRA-2020-0002 to be in 
effect until it is specifically rescinded by the Administrator. See 
https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FRA-2020-0002-0002. However, 
any new requests for relief related to COVID-19 should be submitted 
to the 2022 ERD (FRA-2022-0001).
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Privacy

    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 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. 2022-00166 Filed 1-7-22; 8:45 am]
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