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For informational purposes only, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is providing notice that it has received an informational filing from BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) to continue testing Version II of the railroad's Electronic Train Management System (ETMS) submitted pursuant to Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations § 236.913. The informational filing is described below, including the submitting party and the requisite docket number where the informational filing and any related information may be found. The document is available for public inspection; however, FRA is not accepting public comment on the document.

BNSF Railway Company (Docket Number FRA-2006-23687)

The BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has submitted an informational filing to FRA to extend operational testing of ETMS Version II on to its Wichita Falls Subdivision. This continued testing will allow BNSF to obtain the necessary information required to amend its currently approved Product Safety Plan for ETMS Version I for a future submittal to FRA. The informational filing has been placed under Docket Number FRA-2006-23687 and is available for public inspection.

Interested parties are invited to review the informational filing and associated documents at the DOT Docket Management facility during regular business hours (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) at 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590. All documents in the public docket are also available for inspection and copying on the internet at

Anyone is able to search the electronic form of any written communications received into any of our dockets by name of the individual submitting the document (or signing the document, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review the DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477-78).

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Issued in Washington, DC on March 12, 2009.

Grady C. Cothen, Jr.,

Deputy Associate Administrator for Safety Standards and Program Development.

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[FR Doc. E9-5842 Filed 3-18-09; 8:45 am]