2019-04445. Petition for Special Approval of Alternative Compliance  

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    Under part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this provides the public notice that by letter dated February 14, 2019, the Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation (PATH) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for special approval of alternative compliance pursuant to 49 CFR 236.586 relating to the inspection and maintenance of locomotives. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA-2019-0018.

    Specifically, PATH seeks approval to continue compliance with § 236.588, Periodic test, at the regularly scheduled 92-day intervals, while not adding terms cited in § 236.586(a), Daily or after trip test. PATH requests this relief to operate its fleet of PA-5 cars that are equipped with “Communication Based Train Control technology that employs built-in test equipment that complies with and exceeds the inspections and tests cited in § 236.586.”

    A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications concerning the petition, is available for review online at www.regulations.gov and in person at the U.S. Department of Transportation's Docket Operations Facility, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, W12-140, Washington, DC 20590. The Docket Operations Facility is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.

    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, 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 by any of the following methods:

    • Website: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
    • Fax: 202-493-2251.
    • Mail: Docket Operations Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, W12-140, Washington, DC 20590.
    • Hand Delivery: 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.

    Communications received by April 26, 2019 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.). In accordance with 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.dotransportation.gov/​privacy. See also http://www.regulations.gov/​#!privacyNotice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov.

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    Issued in Washington, DC.

    Robert C. Lauby,

    Associate Administrator for Safety, Chief Safety Officer.

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    [FR Doc. 2019-04445 Filed 3-11-19; 8:45 am]

    BILLING CODE 4910-06-P

Document Information

Transportation Department
Federal Railroad Administration
Document Number:
8942-8942 (1 pages)
Docket Numbers:
Docket Number FRA-2019-0018
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