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Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System or Relief from the Requirements of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 236.

 

Pursuant to Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 235 and 49 U.S.C. 20502(a), the following railroads have petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) seeking approval for the discontinuance or modification of the signal system or relief from the requirements of 49 CFR Part 236 as detailed below.

Docket No. FRA-2000-7415 Back to Top

Applicants:

CSX Transportation, Incorporated,Mr. E. G. Peterson,Assistant Chief Engineer, Signal Design and Construction, 4901 Belfort Road, Suite 130 (S/C J-350),Jacksonville, Florida 32256

Norfolk Southern Corporation,Mr. W. C. Johnson,Chief Engineer SE Engineering, 99 Spring Street, S.W.,Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Conrail Shared Assets,Mr. R. E. Inman,Chief Engineer—CS, 1000 Howard Boulevard,Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054

CSX Transportation, Incorporated, Norfolk Southern Corporation, and Conrail Shared Asssets, jointly seek approval of the proposed modification of the signal system, on the main and side tracks, at Delray, Michigan, milepost CH-4.5, on the Detroit Subdivision, Detroit Service Lane, consisting the discontinuance and removal of power-operated derails No.'s 35, 52, and 53.

The reason given for the proposed changes is that under current operating conditions, the need for these derails do not exist, and their removal will increase operating efficiency.

Any interested party desiring to protest the granting of an application shall set forth specifically the grounds upon which the protest is made, and contain a concise statement of the interest of the Protestant in the proceeding. Additionally, one copy of the protest shall be furnished to the applicant at the address listed above.

All communications concerning this proceeding should be identified by the docket number and must be submitted to the Docket Clerk, DOT Central Docket Management Facility, Room PI-401, Washington, D.C. 20590-0001. Communications received within 45 days of the date of this notice will be considered by the FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be considered as far as practicable. All written communications concerning these proceedings are available for examination during regular business hours (9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) at DOT Central Docket Management Facility, Room PI-401 (Plaza Level), 400 Seventh Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20590-0001. All documents in the public docket are also available for inspection and copying on the internet at the docket facility's Web site at http://dms.dot.gov.

FRA expects to be able to determine these matters without an oral hearing. However, if a specific request for an oral hearing is accompanied by a showing that the party is unable to adequately present his or her position by written statements, an application may be set for public hearing.

Issued in Washington, D.C. on August 25, 2000.

Grady C. Cothen, Jr.,

Deputy Associate Administrator for Safety Standards and Program Development.

[FR Doc. 00-22294 Filed 8-30-00; 8:45 am]

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