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

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In accordance with part 235 of title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and 49 U.S.C. 20502(a), this document provides the public notice that by a document DATED December 13, 2010 and a clarification document DATED April 4, 2011, CSX Transportation, Inc., (CSX) and the Allegheny Valley Railroad (AVRR) have jointly petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) seeking approval for the discontinuance or modification of a signal system. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA-2010-0163.

Applicants: Mr. Joseph S. Ivanyo, Chief Engineer, Communications and Signals, CSX Transportation, Inc., 500 Water Street—SC J-350, Jacksonville, Florida 32202.

Mr. James E. Strett, President, Allegheny Valley Railroad, 519 Cedar Way—Bldg. 1, Ste. 100, Oakmont, Pennsylvania 15139.

CSX and AVRR jointly seek approval of the proposed discontinuance of the Laughlin Junction Interlocking, milepost (MP) BF325.1, on CSX's P&W Subdivision, Baltimore Division, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The proposed discontinuance consists of the conversion of the power-operated switch, on the Glenwood Running Track, at MP BF-325.18 to hand-operation; the removal of controlled signals 73L, 73LA, 73R, 75RA and 75LB. CSX's track #2 will become the Glenwood Running Track. Automatic signals 3247and 3248 are to be installed on CSX track #1. The Method of Operation on the running track, currently ABS-261 and CPS-261, will become CSX Rule 96, Other Than Main Track.

A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications concerning the petition, is available for review online at http://www.regulations.gov and in person at the Department of Transportation's Docket Operations Facility, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., W12-140, Washington, DC 20590. The Docket Operations Facility is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.

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 and may be submitted by any of the following methods:

  • Web site: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
  • Fax: 202-493-2251.
  • Mail: Docket Operations Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., W12-140, Washington, DC 20590.
  • Hand Delivery: 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.

Communications received by June 24, 2011 will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be considered as far as practicable.

Anyone is able to search the electronic form of any written communications and comments received into any of our dockets by the Start Printed Page 27171name 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).

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Issued in Washington, DC on May 4, 2011.

Robert C. Lauby,

Deputy Associate Administrator for Regulatory & Legislative Operations.

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[FR Doc. 2011-11281 Filed 5-9-11; 8:45 am]

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