In accordance with Part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), notice is hereby given that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) received a request for a waiver of compliance with certain requirements of its safety standards. The individual petition is described below, including the party seeking relief, the regulatory provisions involved, the nature of the relief being requested, and the petitioner's arguments in favor of relief.
Indiana Transportation Museum
The Indiana Transportation Museum (ITMZ) of Noblesville, Indiana, petitioned for a permanent waiver of compliance for one locomotive from the requirements of the Railroad Safety Appliance Standards, 49 CFR Part 231, which requires all locomotives built prior to April 1, 1977, be equipped with four switching steps. ITMZ indicates that locomotive ITMZ 99 has steps that are cast as an integral part of the frame. The locomotive is historic in nature and is utilized to haul demonstration trains operated by the museum. This locomotive is not used for switching.
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 (e.g., Waiver Petition Docket Number 2000-7644) and must be submitted to the Docket Clerk, DOT Docket Management Facility, Room PL-401 (Plaza Level), 400 7th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20590. Communications received within 45 days of the date of this notice will be considered by 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 the above facility. 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.Start Signature
Issued in Washington, D.C. on August 25, 2000.
Grady C. Cothen, Jr.,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Safety Standards and Program Development.
[FR Doc. 00-22290 Filed 8-30-00; 8:45 am]
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