2018-09400. Petition for Waiver of Compliance  

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    Under part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this document provides the public notice that on April 13, 2018, Ritron, Inc. (Ritron) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR 232.409(d). FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA-2009-0015.

    Ritron is seeking to extend its waiver of compliance from 49 CFR 232.409(d) for three models of its two-way transceiver radios used for the link modules inside Head-of-Train (HOT) and End-of-Train (EOT) devices. These three models are DTX-445, DTX-454, and DTX-460. These models use a master reference oscillator to determine the frequency stability of the transmitted signal. The actual transmitted signal is phase-locked to this master oscillator by a phase-locked loop. This self-calibrating procedure eliminates the need for yearly re-calibrations. Ritron states that if the radio is operating, it is within specifications. Ritron originally received a waiver of compliance on July 21, 2010. Ritron received an updated waiver, to add another radio to that included in the original request, on September 4, 2013.Start Printed Page 19594

    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 (DOT) 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 parties desire 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 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 June 18, 2018 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), 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/​privacyNotice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov.

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    Issued in Washington, DC.

    Robert C. Lauby,

    Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer.

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    [FR Doc. 2018-09400 Filed 5-2-18; 8:45 am]

    BILLING CODE 4910-06-P

Document Information

Published:
05/03/2018
Department:
Transportation Department
Agency:
Federal Railroad Administration
EntryType:
Notice
Document Number:
2018-09400
Pages:
19593-19594 (2 pages)
Docket Numbers:
Docket Number FRA-2009-0015
SectionNoes:
PDF File:
2018-09400.pdf