2018-12071. Petition for Waiver of Compliance  

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    Under part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this provides the public notice that by a letter dated March 23, 2018 (and amended April 30, 2018), BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for an extension of its waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR part 232. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA-2007-28812.

    BNSF originally received conditional relief in 2008 from 49 CFR 232.205, Class I brake test-initial terminal inspection, and 49 CFR part 215, Freight car safety standards, for freight cars received in interchange at the United States/Mexico border crossing in Eagle Pass, TX, to permit required inspections to be conducted at Ryan's Ruin and Horan Siding, 14 miles north of the international border at Eagle Pass. BNSF's relief was extended for an additional five years in a decision letter dated March 26, 2013. In support of its present petition to extend its relief, BNSF states that the change in inspection point has proven a more efficient and safer operating environment.

    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 July 20, 2018 will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments received Start Printed Page 26142after 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 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. 2018-12071 Filed 6-4-18; 8:45 am]

    BILLING CODE 4910-06-P

Document Information

Transportation Department
Federal Railroad Administration
Document Number:
26141-26142 (2 pages)
Docket Numbers:
Docket Number FRA-2007-28812
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