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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

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Pursuant to Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 235 and 49 U.S.C. 20502(a), the following railroad has 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 Number FRA-2007-27418

Applicants: CSX Transportation, Incorporated, Mr. C.M. King, Chief Engineer, Communications and Signals, 500 Water Street , SC J-350, Jacksonville, Florida 32202.

Four Rivers Transportation, Mr. A.V. Reck, President, 1500 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, Kentucky 42003.

CSX Transportation, Incorporated (CSXT) and Four Rivers Transportation jointly seeks approval of the proposed modification of the signal system, on the single main track and siding, between Berkeley Run Jct., milepost BUC 0.0, near Grafton, West Virginia, and Hampton Jct., milepost BUC 41.9, near Adrian, West Virginia, on CSXT's Huntington Division East, Cowen Subdivision. The proposed changes consist of the conversion of the existing traffic control system to an automatic block signal (ABS) system; conversion of all power-operated switches to hand operation; and conversion of the method of operation to TWC-DCS authority, supplemented by signal indications of the ABS system.

The reason given for the proposed changes is that the current traffic density does not warrant retention of this type of signal system.

Any interested party desiring to protest the granting of an application shall set forth specifically the grounds upon which the protest is made, and include a concise statement of the interest 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 docket number FRA-2007-27418 and may be submitted by one of the following methods:

Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the DOT electronic site;

  • Fax: 202-493-2251;
  • Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL-401, Washington, DC 20590-0001; or
  • Hand Delivery: Room PL-401 on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

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 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.

FRA wishes to inform all potential commenters that anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477-78) or you may visit 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 April 9, 2007.

Grady C. Cothen, Jr.,

Deputy Associate Administrator for Safety Standards and Program Development.

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[FR Doc. E7-7060 Filed 4-12-07; 8:45 am]

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