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.
Gadsden Switching Service, Inc.
The Gadsden Switching Service, Inc. of Scottsboro, Alabama has petitioned on behalf of the Everett Railroad Company for a waiver of compliance for two locomotives from the requirements of the Railroad Safety Glazing Standards, 49 CFR part 223. The two locomotives are operated by remote control and work primarily within the confines of the former Gulf States Steel facility on approximately three miles of track at Gadsden, Alabama. The Gadsden Switching Service, Inc. operation has no public grade crossings.
The two locomotives are presently equipped with ordinary commercial safety glass. On occasion, locomotives EV 913 and EV 921 move over yard tracks owned by CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern for pick up and delivery of railcars.
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 2002-12315) and must be submitted to the Docket Clerk, DOT Docket Management Facility, Room PL-401 (Plaza Level), and 400 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Communications received within 45 days of the date of this notice 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, DC, on July 8, 2002.
Grady C. Cothen, Jr.,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Safety Standards and Program Development.
[FR Doc. 02-17568 Filed 7-11-02; 8:45 am]
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