Railroad Cost Recovery Procedures-Productivity Adjustment, 6936 [2022-02508]

Download as PDF 6936 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 25 / Monday, February 7, 2022 / Notices 2. As discussed above, the trackage rights in Docket No. FD 36377 (Sub-No. 4) are permitted to expire at midnight on December 31, 2022, subject to the employee protective conditions set forth in Oregon Short Line. 3. Notice of this decision will be published in the Federal Register. 4. This decision is effective on March 9, 2022. Petitions for stay must be filed by February 17, 2022. Petitions for reconsideration must be filed by February 28, 2022. By the Board, Board Members Fuchs, Hedlund, Oberman, Primus, and Schultz. Aretha Laws-Byrum, Clearance Clerk. Federal Highway Administration Buy America Waiver Notification Notice. This notice provides information regarding FHWA’s finding that it is appropriate to grant a Buy America waiver to the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District (District) for procurement of foreign iron and steel components for the maintenance traveler system, which is needed to allow continued inspections and routine maintenance operations after the Golden Gate Bridge Physical Suicide Deterrent System Project (Project) is constructed. The non-domestic parts include: (i) Electric motors; (ii) speed reducers; (iii) wheel chocks; (iv) a chain stopper; (v) rail clamps with hydraulic power units; (vi) pneumatic brakes; (vii) air compressors; (viii) gas cylinder stands; (ix) bearings (of various types specified in the request); (x) electric cabinet switches and handles; (xi) electrical cabinet shafts; (xii) grounding shoes; and (xiii) scissor lifts. SUMMARY: [Docket No. EP 290 (Sub-No. 4)] Railroad Cost Recovery Procedures— Productivity Adjustment Surface Transportation Board. Presentation of the Board’s calculation for the change in railroad productivity for the 2016–2020 averaging period. ACTION: In a decision served on February 3, 2022, the Board proposed to adopt 1.025 (2.5% per year) as the measure of average (geometric mean) change in railroad productivity for the 2016–2020 (five-year) period. The Board’s February 3, 2022 decision stated that comments may be filed addressing any perceived data and computational errors in the Board’s calculation. The decision also stated that, unless a further order is issued postponing the effective date, the decision will take effect on March 1, 2022. SUMMARY: Comments are due by February 24, 2022. DATES: Comments may be e-filed on the Board’s website at www.stb.gov. Comments must be served on all parties appearing on the service list. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ACTION: SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD Pedro Ramirez at (202) 245–0333. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. Jkt 256001 For questions about this notice, please contact Mr. Brian Hogge, FHWA Office of Infrastructure, 202–366–1562, or via email at Brian.Hogge@dot.gov. For legal questions, please contact Mr. Patrick C. Smith, FHWA Office of the Chief Counsel, 202–366–1345, or via email at Patrick.C.Smith@dot.gov. Office hours for FHWA are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., E.T., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Electronic Access Additional information is contained in the Board’s decision, which is available at www.stb.gov. Decided: February 2, 2022. The effective date of the waiver is February 8, 2022. DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 17:36 Feb 04, 2022 BILLING CODE 4915–01–P Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of Transportation (DOT). BILLING CODE 4915–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 [FR Doc. 2022–02508 Filed 2–4–22; 8:45 am] AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2022–02479 Filed 2–4–22; 8:45 am] AGENCY: By the Board, Board Members Fuchs, Hedlund, Oberman, Primus, and Schultz. Kenyatta Clay, Clearance Clerk. An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded from the Federal Register’s home page at: www.FederalRegister.gov and the Government Publishing Office’s database at: www.GovInfo.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Background FHWA’s Buy America regulation in 23 CFR 635.410 requires a domestic manufacturing process for any steel or iron products (including protective coatings) that are permanently incorporated in a Federal-aid construction project. The regulation also provides for a waiver of the Buy America requirements when the application would be inconsistent with the public interest or when satisfactory quality domestic steel and iron products are not produced in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available quantities. This notice provides information regarding FHWA’s finding that it is appropriate to grant the District a Buy America waiver for procurement of foreign iron and steel components for the maintenance traveler system, which is needed to allow continued inspections and routine maintenance operations after the Project is constructed. The non-domestic parts include: (i) Electric motors; (ii) speed reducers; (iii) wheel chocks; (iv) a chain stopper; (v) rail clamps with hydraulic power units; (vi) pneumatic brakes; (vii) air compressors; (viii) gas cylinder stands; (ix) bearings (of various types specified in the request); (x) electric cabinet switches and handles; (xi) electrical cabinet shafts; (xii) grounding shoes; and (xiii) scissor lifts. Background on the Project: On average, 30 people die from suicide at the Golden Gate Bridge each year. Hundreds more are stopped by the District, the California Highway Patrol, or other intervention. The District determined that a physical barrier was needed to stop suicides from the bridge. The Project, Federal Aid Project No. BHLS–6003(051), involves the construction of a horizontal stainlesssteel net supported by steel net supports for the full length of the bridge, except for a tall vertical railing installed in one location. The horizontal steel net system uses all American steel. The Project also includes the replacement of the bridge maintenance travelers with new travelers because the installation of the net will block the movement of the existing travelers. In this context, a ‘‘traveler’’ means a moveable inspection and maintenance platform, which travels on steel rails and trolley beams and is designed to provide access to the bridge. A new replacement traveler access system is necessary to allow continued inspections and routine maintenance operations after the Suicide Deterrent System is constructed. Some of the traveler equipment is not available with the required Buy America certification because it is not E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 25 (Monday, February 7, 2022)]
[Notices]
[Page 6936]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-02508]


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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD

[Docket No. EP 290 (Sub-No. 4)]


Railroad Cost Recovery Procedures--Productivity Adjustment

AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board.

ACTION: Presentation of the Board's calculation for the change in 
railroad productivity for the 2016-2020 averaging period.

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SUMMARY: In a decision served on February 3, 2022, the Board proposed 
to adopt 1.025 (2.5% per year) as the measure of average (geometric 
mean) change in railroad productivity for the 2016-2020 (five-year) 
period. The Board's February 3, 2022 decision stated that comments may 
be filed addressing any perceived data and computational errors in the 
Board's calculation. The decision also stated that, unless a further 
order is issued postponing the effective date, the decision will take 
effect on March 1, 2022.

DATES: Comments are due by February 24, 2022.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be e-filed on the Board's website at 
www.stb.gov. Comments must be served on all parties appearing on the 
service list.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pedro Ramirez at (202) 245-0333. 
Assistance for the hearing impaired is available through the Federal 
Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information is contained in the 
Board's decision, which is available at www.stb.gov.

    Decided: February 2, 2022.

    By the Board, Board Members Fuchs, Hedlund, Oberman, Primus, and 
Schultz.
Kenyatta Clay,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2022-02508 Filed 2-4-22; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915-01-P