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Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System or Relief From Requirements

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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.

Applicants

CSX Transportation, Incorporated, Mr. Eric G. Peterson, Assistant Chief Engineer, Signal Design and Construction, 4901 Belfort Road, Suite 130 (S/C J-370), Jacksonville, Florida 32256

Union Pacific Railroad Company, Mr. Phil M.. Abaray, Chief Engineer—Signals, 1416 Dodge Street, Room 1000, Omaha, Nebraska 68179-1000

CSX Transportation, Incorporated (CSX) and the Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) jointly seek approval of the proposed discontinuance and removal of the automatic interlocking at Nashville, Illinois, on CSX's Nashville Division, St. Louis Subdivision, milepost 00H434.7, where the CSX single main track crosses at grade the single main track of UP's St. Louis Service Unit, Sparta Subdivision at milepost 32.6. The proposed changes include the discontinuance and removal of the four automatic interlocking signals at the rail grade crossing, installation of stop boards at all four quadrants, and retention of inoperative approach signals for each route.

The reason given for the proposed changes is that the signal facilities are no longer needed in present day operation, as only one local train operates daily, Sunday through Friday, with no hazardous materials.

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 Start Printed Page 43955interest of the party 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, 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.

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Issued in Washington, DC, on August 15, 2001.

Grady C. Cothen, Jr.,

Deputy Associate Administrator for Safety Standards and, Program Development.

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[FR Doc. 01-21081 Filed 8-20-01; 8:45 am]

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