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Petition for Waiver of Compliance

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In accordance with part 211 of title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this provides the public notice that by a document dated June 13, 2016, Delaware Coast Line Railroad (DCLR) has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR 223.11, Safety Glazing Standards—Requirements for existing locomotives. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA-2016-0069.

DCLR petitioned FRA to grant a waiver of compliance from 49 CFR 223.11 for locomotives identified as DCLR182 (1962 ALCO RS18), DCLR4024 (1978 GE B23-7), DCLR 4054 (1978 GE B23-7), and DCLR R007 (1957 GE 60 Ton). These four locomotives would operate at a maximum speed of 10 mph, providing freight service only. The waiver is being sought due to the high cost to replace the existing glass.

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 October 14, 2016 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 communication and comment regarding 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.). In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its processes. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at www.dot.gov/​privacy. See also https://www.regulations.gov/​privacyNotice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov.

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Issued in Washington, DC, on August 25, 2016.

John Karl Alexy,

Director, Office of Safety Analysis.

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[FR Doc. 2016-20845 Filed 8-29-16; 8:45 am]

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