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

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In accordance with Part 235 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations and 49 U.S.C. 20502(a), this document provides the public notice that by a document dated January 10, 2013, The Belt Railway Company of Chicago (BRC) and Start Printed Page 12824CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSX) 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-2013-0004.

Applicants:

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago, Mr. Randall D. Smith, Chief Engineer, 6900 South Central Avenue, Bedford Park, Illinois 60638.

CSX Transportation, Inc., Mr. David B. Olson, Chief Engineer Communication and Signals, 500 Water Street, Speed Code J-350, Jacksonville, Florida 32202.

BRC and CSX seek joint approval of the proposed discontinuance and removal of the power operated derails, Numbers 11 and 13, on BRC Main Track (MT) 1 and MT 2 at Milepost 13.32 on the Kenton Subdivision, in Chicago, IL. The location is referred to as the Forest Hill Interlocking by BRC and as the 75th Street Interlocking by CSX. The subject interlocking is equipped with absolute signals in all quadrants and is controlled by CSX. The maximum authorized speed is 25 mph. BRC and CSX seek to make these changes in order to improve fluidity through the interlocking.

A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications concerning the petition, is available for review online at www.regulations.gov and in person at the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Docket Operations Facility, 1200 New Jersey Avenue 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 April 11, 2013 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 name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the document, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). See http://www.regulations.gov/​#!privacyNotice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov or interested parties may review DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477).

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Issued in Washington, DC, on February 20, 2013.

Robert C. Lauby,

Deputy Associate Administrator for Regulatory and Legislative Operations.

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[FR Doc. 2013-04246 Filed 2-22-13; 8:45 am]

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