Petition for Waiver of Compliance, 18064-18065 [2022-06597]

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[FR Doc. 2022–06612 Filed 3–28–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 [Docket Number FRA–2007–0030] 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 March 11, 2022, NJ TRANSIT Corporation (NJT) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for an VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:01 Mar 28, 2022 Jkt 256001 extension of a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR parts 213, 219, 221, 222, 223, 229, 231, 234, 236, 238, 239, 242, 243, and 270. The relevant FRA Docket Number is FRA–2007–0030. Specifically, NJT requests an extension of relief from multiple regulations and seeks new relief from two additional parts (243 and 270) for NJT’s Southern New Jersey Light Rail Transit (the ‘‘River Line’’). The River Line is a commuter light rail transit system that operates over the Bordentown Secondary Track, track NJT shares with the Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail). The operation uses diesel multiple unit trainsets during an exclusive passenger period, temporally separated from Conrail’s nightly freight operations over the same tracks. NJT states that the relief facilitates more efficient and productive joint use of the trackage and that the limited nighttime joint operations have been carried out safely since the original waiver was granted. 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 http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Communications received by May 13, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 2022–06595 Filed 3–28–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2022–0023] Petition for Waiver of Compliance Under part 211 of title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this document provides the public notice that on March 11, 2022, North Shore Railroad Company & Affiliates (NSHR) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR 229.23, Periodic inspection: General. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2022– 0023. Specifically, NSHR requests relief of the 92-day inspection requirements for four locomotives (LVRR 9050, LVRR 9052, NSHR 2017, and NSHR 2012) used in seasonal in-plant switching in Washingtonville, PA. NSHR states that cycling the locomotives in and out of the plant for periodic inspections in a timely manner is difficult, as the locomotives do not have active on-board positive train control apparatuses and the rail line connecting to the plant is owned by a different railroad carrier (Norfolk Southern Railway). NSHR proposes that two of the locomotives would be used for in-plant unloading of synthetic gypsum and two of the locomotives would serve as alternate units. When the alternate units are not in the plant, they would receive normal 92-day periodic inspections at the NSHR locomotive shop in Williamsport, PA. NSHR notes that the locomotives would be utilized for in-plant switching and remain captive at the plant during a scheduled unloading season (March through November), and would only operate at restricted speed, not to exceed 10 miles per hour. NSHR explains that its proposed safety plan includes: (1) A comprehensive shop E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 29, 2022 / Notices inspection (including a 92-day inspection by qualified locomotive mechanics) in advance of the seasonal work; (2) in-plant switching would be performed by certified NSHR employees who would perform daily inspections; and (3) a qualified locomotive mechanic would be dispatched to ensure safe operations while captive at the plant. 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 http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Communications received by May 13, 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. 2022–06597 Filed 3–28–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:01 Mar 28, 2022 Jkt 256001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2022–0028] Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comment; Evaluation of the Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria Program National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice and request for comments on a request for approval of a new information collection. AGENCY: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) invites public comments about our intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a new information collection. Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from OMB. Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections. This document describes a collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval on an evaluation of the Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) program. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 31, 2022. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by the Docket No. NHTSA– 2022–0028 through any of the following methods: • Electronic Submissions: Go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. • Mail or Hand Delivery: Docket Management, U.S. Department of Transportation, 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. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 366–9322 before coming. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and docket number for this notice. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading below. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18065 Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–78) or you may visit https:// www.transportation.gov/privacy. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov or the street address listed above. Follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets via internet. For additional information or access to background documents, contact John Siegler, National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NSA–221), (202) 366– 1268, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, W55–233, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), before an agency submits a proposed collection of information to OMB for approval, it must first publish a document in the Federal Register providing a 60-day comment period and otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of information. The OMB has promulgated regulations describing what must be included in such a document. Under OMB’s regulation (at 5 CFR 1320.8(d)), an agency must ask for public comment on the following: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) how to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) how to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. In compliance with these requirements, NHTSA asks for public comments on the following proposed SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1

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[FR Doc No: 2022-06597]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2022-0023]


Petition for Waiver of Compliance

    Under part 211 of title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this 
document provides the public notice that on March 11, 2022, North Shore 
Railroad Company & Affiliates (NSHR) petitioned the Federal Railroad 
Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions 
of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR 229.23, 
Periodic inspection: General. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number 
FRA-2022-0023.
    Specifically, NSHR requests relief of the 92-day inspection 
requirements for four locomotives (LVRR 9050, LVRR 9052, NSHR 2017, and 
NSHR 2012) used in seasonal in-plant switching in Washingtonville, PA. 
NSHR states that cycling the locomotives in and out of the plant for 
periodic inspections in a timely manner is difficult, as the 
locomotives do not have active on-board positive train control 
apparatuses and the rail line connecting to the plant is owned by a 
different railroad carrier (Norfolk Southern Railway). NSHR proposes 
that two of the locomotives would be used for in-plant unloading of 
synthetic gypsum and two of the locomotives would serve as alternate 
units. When the alternate units are not in the plant, they would 
receive normal 92-day periodic inspections at the NSHR locomotive shop 
in Williamsport, PA.
    NSHR notes that the locomotives would be utilized for in-plant 
switching and remain captive at the plant during a scheduled unloading 
season (March through November), and would only operate at restricted 
speed, not to exceed 10 miles per hour. NSHR explains that its proposed 
safety plan includes: (1) A comprehensive shop

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inspection (including a 92-day inspection by qualified locomotive 
mechanics) in advance of the seasonal work; (2) in-plant switching 
would be performed by certified NSHR employees who would perform daily 
inspections; and (3) a qualified locomotive mechanic would be 
dispatched to ensure safe operations while captive at the plant.
    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 http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
    Communications received by May 13, 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. 2022-06597 Filed 3-28-22; 8:45 am]
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