Florida East Coast Railway's Request for Approval To Field Test Positive Train Control on Its Cocoa Subdivision, 18063-18064 [2022-06612]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 29, 2022 / Notices by submitting written comments or data. During FRA’s review of this railroad’s RFA, FRA will consider any comments or data submitted within the timeline specified in this notice and to the extent practicable, without delaying implementation of valuable or necessary modifications to a PTC system. See 49 CFR 236.1021; see also 49 CFR 236.1011(e). Under 49 CFR 236.1021, FRA maintains the authority to approve, approve with conditions, or deny a railroad’s RFA to its PTCSP at FRA’s 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. 2022–06613 Filed 3–28–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2017–0127] lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 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 1, 2022, Dakota, Missouri Valley & Western Railroad (DMVW) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for an extension of a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR 229.47, Emergency brake valve. The relevant FRA Docket Number is FRA–2017– 0127. Specifically, DMVW requests an extension of relief from the requirement that an emergency brake pipe valve be VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:01 Mar 28, 2022 Jkt 256001 installed adjacent to the rear door of a locomotive for five EMO SD50 locomotive units (Numbers 5408, 5418, 5439, 5451, and 5454) and three EMO SD60 locomotive units (Numbers 5500, 5501, and 5544). The eight units are all of the same car body type and are not equipped with the rear conductor brake valve. Each of the units have rear walkways and switch style steps, thus allowing the engineer to see the person riding on the back along with radio communication. These units will be used in road service and will always be paired together. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18063 Issued in Washington, DC. John Karl Alexy, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer. [FR Doc. 2022–06596 Filed 3–28–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2015–0062] Florida East Coast Railway’s Request for Approval To Field Test Positive Train Control on Its Cocoa Subdivision Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comments. AGENCY: This document provides the public with notice that on March 18, 2022, Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) submitted a document entitled, ‘‘Combined FECR Test Request V 2.0,’’ dated March 1, 2022, to FRA. FECR asks FRA to approve its request so that FECR may field test, on its Cocoa Subdivision, FECR’s freight trains and Brightline’s passenger trains that have been equipped with positive train control (PTC) technology. DATES: FRA will consider comments received by May 31, 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–2015–0062, and may be submitted on https:// 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: Gabe.Neal@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 15, 2021, FRA conditionally certified FECR’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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1 18064 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 29, 2022 / Notices 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 FECR’s test request for the required information, including a complete description of both FECR’s Concept of Operations and its specific test procedures, including the measures that will be taken to ensure safety during testing. FECR’s test request is available for review online at https:// www.regulations.gov (Docket No. FRA– 2015–0062). 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. 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

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 60 (Tuesday, March 29, 2022)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket No. FRA-2015-0062]


Florida East Coast Railway's Request for Approval To Field Test 
Positive Train Control on Its Cocoa Subdivision

AGENCY: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), 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 March 
18, 2022, Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) submitted a document 
entitled, ``Combined FECR Test Request V 2.0,'' dated March 1, 2022, to 
FRA. FECR asks FRA to approve its request so that FECR may field test, 
on its Cocoa Subdivision, FECR's freight trains and Brightline's 
passenger trains that have been equipped with positive train control 
(PTC) technology.

DATES: FRA will consider comments received by May 31, 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-2015-0062, and may be submitted on https://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 October 15, 2021, FRA conditionally 
certified FECR'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

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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 FECR's test request for the required 
information, including a complete description of both FECR's Concept of 
Operations and its specific test procedures, including the measures 
that will be taken to ensure safety during testing.
    FECR's test request is available for review online at https://www.regulations.gov (Docket No. FRA-2015-0062). 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. 2022-06612 Filed 3-28-22; 8:45 am]
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