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.
Applicant: Paducah & Louisville Railway, Incorporated, Mr. D. Edwards, General Supervisor of Signals and Structures, 1500 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Kentucky 42003.
Paducah & Louisville Railway, Incorporated seeks approval of the proposed modification of the traffic control system, on the single main track, near Charleston, Kentucky, Hopkins County, milepost JK 157.13, consisting of the discontinuance and removal of Control Point Six Vein and associated controlled signals 2R and 2L. The proposed changes are associated with the installation of electronic coded track circuits and pole line elimination.
The reason given for the proposed changes is that Six Vein Mine has long been closed and all switches and tracks have been removed; the location is no longer needed, and maintenance costs will be reduced.
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 Start Printed Page 59500Management Facility, Room PI-401, Washington, DC 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 a.m.-5 p.m.) at DOT Central Docket Management Facility, Room PI-401 (Plaza Level), 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 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.Start Signature
Issued in Washington, D.C. on October 1, 2000.
Grady C. Cothen, Jr.,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Safety Standards and Program Development.
[FR Doc. 00-25628 Filed 10-4-00; 8:45 am]
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