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of 49 CFR Part 232, Brake System Safety inspection and copying on the Internet Equipment, 65 FR 42529 (July 10, 2000).
Standards for Freight and Other Non- at the docket facility’s Web site at See also Joint Statement of Agency
Passenger Trains and Equipment: End- http://dms.dot.gov. Policy Concerning Shared Use of the
of Train Devices; and 49 CFR Part 215, Anyone is able to search the Tracks of the General Railroad System
Railroad Freight Car Safety Standards, electronic form of all comments by Conventional Railroads and Light
for freight cars received in interchange received into any of our dockets by the Rail Transit Systems, 65 FR 42626 (July
at Laredo, Texas (International Bridge), name of the individual submitting the 10, 2000).)
from Kansas City Southern de Mexico comment (or signing the comment, if In this regard, the Norfolk Southern
(KCSM). Specifically, KCS seeks a submitted on behalf of an association, Railway Company (NS), the freight
waiver to postpone performing pre- business, labor union, etc.). You may railroad sharing track temporally with
departure inspections and Class I brake review DOT’s complete Privacy Act the CLRL, is ceasing freight service on
tests until the trains move from the Statement in the Federal Register the CLRL from a point at Chain Marker
border crossing to KCS’s Laredo Yard (a published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 122 continuing northward to the end of
distance of approximately 9 miles). 65, Number 70; Pages 19477–78). The the line. The sole exception to this is at
According to the petitioner, all Statement may also be found at Chain Marker 122, where NS continues
required inspections will be performed http://dms.dot.gov. to cross the CLRL via a diamond
at the rail yard rather than at the Issued in Washington, DC on July 30, 2007.
crossover to service the NS Flexi-Flo
International Bridge interchange point. facility. With regard to this, NS filed a
Grady C. Cothen, Jr.,
KCS proposes to inspect all cars Petition for Exemption for authority to
received in interchange from KCSM and Deputy Associate Administrator for Safety abandon the freight service on the CLRL
Standards and Program Development.
perform all regulatory brake tests at (See Surface Transportation Board (STB)
Laredo Yard prior to the train’s further [FR Doc. E7–15150 Filed 8–2–07; 8:45 am] Docket No. AB–290, Sub No. 237X,
movement in the United States. Before BILLING CODE 4910–06–P Norfolk Southern Ry. Co.—
departing the International Bridge Abandonment Exemption—In Baltimore
border crossing, KCS will perform a Co., MD). Because of procedural
Class III brake test-trainline continuity DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION questions raised during the proceeding,
inspection in accordance with 49 CFR Federal Railroad Administration the STB denied the Petition for
232.211 and at a minimum, inspect the Exemption. MTA has commenced a
lead locomotive to verify that the Petition for Waiver of Compliance. proceeding with the STB to address and
headlight, horn, and bell function clarify those questions. Upon receipt of
correctly. The current KCS timetable In accordance with Part 211 of Title that clarification, NS will resubmit its
identifies the method of operation over 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Petition for Exemption with respect to
this portion of railroad (Milepost 0.1 to notice is hereby given that the Federal the abandonment. In the interim, no
Milepost 10.0) as ‘‘Yard Limits,’’ Railroad Administration (FRA) has freight service is operating on the line.
therefore, train movement will be made received a request for a waiver of MTA is requesting that FRA
at ‘‘restricted speed’’ as required by rule. compliance from certain requirements determine that there is no longer shared
KCS will also ensure compliance with of its safety standards. The individual use on the CLRL and that waivers are no
rear-end marking device regulations. petition is described below, including longer necessary because the statutes
Interested parties are invited to the party seeking relief, the regulatory and regulations covered in the Shared
participate in these proceedings by provisions involved, the nature of the Use Policy Statement no longer apply to
submitting written views, data, or relief being requested, and the the CLRL north of Chain Marker 122,
comments. FRA does not anticipate petitioner’s arguments in favor of relief. due to the cessation of NS freight
scheduling a public hearing in Maryland Transit Administration service on the CLRL from that point.
connection with these proceedings since Also, MTA agrees that the waivers that
the facts do not appear to warrant a [Modification to Waiver Petition Docket were approved in the January 19, 2001,
hearing. If any interested party desires Number FRA–2000–7054/7286] Decision Letter are relevant at the
an opportunity for oral comment, they This Notice supersedes the Federal diamond crossing, and that they should
should notify FRA in writing before the Register Notice published July 5, 2007, remain in effect. In addition, Standard
end of the comment period and specify (Volume 72, Number 128; Pages 36752– Operating Procedure LR.07.02.04 that
the basis for their request. 53) concerning the above Docket replaced MTA Procedure No. 6.33,
All communications concerning these Number, which included an erroneous provides sufficient protection at the
proceedings should identify the statement. interlocked diamond crossover. Lastly,
appropriate docket number (FRA–2007– As a modification to Maryland Transit MTA requests that, to the extent FRA
28700), and must be submitted to Administration’s (MTA) existing Shared regulations apply in any manner, FRA
Docket Clerk, DOT Docket Management Use/Temporal Separation waiver waive the requirements of 49 CFR Part
Facility, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., originally granted by FRA on January 219, Control of Alcohol and Drug
West Building Ground Floor, Room 19, 2001, MTA requests that FRA Abuse, for MTA employees who control
W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. modify the original terms and the operation of NS trains across the
Communications received within 45 conditions of its permanent waiver of diamond because it is adopting the
days of the date of this notice will be compliance from certain sections of FTA’s Drug and Alcohol Policy, which
considered by FRA before final action is Title 49 of the CFR for operation of its provides an equivalent level of
taken. Comments received after that Cockeysville Light Rail Line (CLRL) due oversight.
date will be considered as far as to changes that have recently occurred. Interested parties are invited to
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practicable. All written communications (See Statement of Agency Policy participate in these proceedings by
concerning these proceedings are Concerning Jurisdiction Over the Safety submitting written views, data, or
available for examination during regular of Railroad Passenger Operations and comments. FRA does not anticipate
business hours (9 a.m.–5 p.m.) at the Waivers Related to Shared Use of the scheduling a public hearing in
above facility. All documents in the Tracks of the General Railroad System connection with these proceedings since
public docket are also available for by Light Rail and Conventional the facts do not appear to warrant a

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hearing. If any interested party desires Maryland Transit Administration practicable. All written communications
an opportunity for oral comment, they [Docket Number FRA–2007–28611]
concerning these proceedings are
should notify FRA in writing before the available for examination during regular
The Maryland Transit Administration business hours (9 a.m.–5 p.m.) at DOT
end of the comment period and specify
(MTA) seeks a permanent waiver of Central Docket Management Facility,
the basis for their request.
compliance from certain provisions of 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West
All communications concerning these the Passenger Equipment Safety
proceedings should identify the Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140,
Standards of 49 CFR part 238, regarding Washington, DC 20590–0001. All
appropriate docket number (e.g., Waiver the required periodic tests of locomotive
Petition Docket Number 2000–7054/ documents in the public docket are also
brake equipment. This waiver is being available for inspection and copying on
7286) and must be submitted to the requested for MTA’s Maryland Area Rail
Docket Clerk, DOT Docket Management the Internet at the docket facility’s Web
Commuter (MARC) trains. Specifically, site at http://dms.dot.gov.
Facility, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., MARC requests that the electronic brake
West Building Ground Floor, Room equipment used on their six HHP–8 Issued in Washington, DC, on July 30,
W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. 2007.
electric locomotives be subject to the
same provisions that are outlined in a Grady C. Cothen, Jr.,
Communications received within 45
days of the date of this notice will be waiver (FRA–2000–7367) that was Deputy Associate Administrator for Safety
granted to the National Railroad Standards and Program Development.
considered by FRA before final action is
taken. Comments received after that Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) for their [FR Doc. E7–15148 Filed 8–2–07; 8:45 am]
date will be considered as far as KE–3.9 brake equipment (Computer BILLING CODE 4910–06–P

practicable. All written communications Controlled Brake-brake equipment


concerning these proceedings are variant). This waiver extended the time
requirements for the cleaning, repairing, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
available for examination during regular
business hours (9 a.m.–5 p.m.) at the and testing of brake components listed Federal Railroad Administration
above facility. All documents in the in section 238.309(c)(2) to a period not
public docket are also available for to exceed 5 years or 1,840 days. Petition for Waiver of Compliance
inspection and copying on the Internet MARC claims that the electronic
at the docket facility’s Web site at brake equipment used on their HHP–8 In accordance with Part 211 of Title
http://dms.dot.gov. locomotives is similar to the brake 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR),
equipment installed on the Amtrak notice is hereby given that the Federal
Anyone is able to search the Railroad Administration (FRA) received
HHP–8 locomotives that have benefitted
electronic form of all comments a request for a waiver of compliance
from a waiver similar to the one
received into any of our dockets by the from certain requirements of its safety
mentioned above for the past 5 years.
name of the individual submitting the The six MARC locomotives for which standards. The individual petition is
comment (or signing the comment, if the current waiver is being requested are described below, including the party
submitted on behalf of an association, operated and maintained by Amtrak. All seeking relief, the regulatory provisions
business, labor union, etc.). You may tests and inspections of these involved, the nature of the relief being
review DOT’s complete Privacy Act locomotives are performed by Amtrak requested, and the petitioner’s
Statement in the Federal Register employees in Amtrak facilities. The arguments in favor of relief.
published on April 11, 2000 (Volume MARC HHP–8 locomotives are
65, Number 70; Pages 19477–78). The Union Pacific Railroad Company
equipped with an air quality (dryers and
Statement may also be found at http:// filters) system that meets current [Docket Number FRA–2007–28339]
dms.dot.gov. industry standards. Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP)
Issued in Washington, DC on July 30, 2007. Interested parties are invited to seeks a waiver of compliance from
Grady C. Cothen, Jr., participate in these proceedings by certain requirements of 49 CFR Part 232,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Safety submitting written views, data, or Brake System Safety Standards for
Standards and Program Development. comments. FRA does not anticipate Freight and Other Non-Passenger Trains
[FR Doc. E7–15140 Filed 8–2–07; 8:45 am] scheduling a public hearing in and Equipment, End-of-Train Devices;
connection with these proceedings since and from 49 CFR Part 215, Railroad
BILLING CODE 4910–06–P
the facts do not appear to warrant a Freight Car Safety Standards.
hearing. If any interested party desires Specifically, UP seeks relief to permit
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION an opportunity for oral comment, they trains received at the U.S./Mexico
should notify FRA in writing before the border at Laredo, Texas, from the
Federal Railroad Administration end of the comment period and specify Kansas City Southern de Mexico
the basis for their request. Railway to move from the interchange
Petition for Waiver of Compliance All communications concerning these point without performing the regulatory
proceedings should identify the tests and inspections specified in Part
In accordance with Part 211 of Title appropriate docket number (e.g., Waiver 215 and section 232.205(a)(1) at that
49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Petition Docket Number FRA–2007– location. UP proposes moving the trains
notice is hereby given that the Federal 28611) and must be submitted in from the border at Milepost 412.5 on the
Railroad Administration (FRA) received triplicate to the Docket Clerk, DOT Laredo subdivision to the UP yard at
a request for a waiver of compliance Central Docket Management Facility, Port Laredo, Texas (a distance of 11.6
from certain requirements of its safety 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room miles), where FRA-required inspections
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standards. The individual petition is W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. will be performed. According to UP,
described below, including the party Communications received within 45 they have been operating in this fashion
seeking relief, the regulatory provisions days of the date of this notice will be since October 1996, under the authority
involved, the nature of the relief being considered by FRA before final action is of a letter from the Director of FRA’s
requested, and the petitioner’s taken. Comments received after that Office of Safety Assurance and
arguments in favor of relief. date will be considered as far as Compliance.

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