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Petition for Waiver of Compliance

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Under part 211 of title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this provides the public notice that on December 30, 2019, DPS Electronics, Inc. (DPS) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR part 232. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA-2012-0096.

DPS is a Montana-based corporation that specializes in designing and manufacturing train telemetry and test equipment. DPS seeks to extend its waiver of compliance from the requirements put forth in 49 CFR 232.409(d), Inspection and Testing of End-of-Train Devices, for several end-of train (EOT) and head-of-train (HOT) device models. DPS previously received a waiver for EOT device models DPS 2020 and DPS 2020-He on March 20, 2013. On July 10, 2015, DPS received a waiver for HOT device models DPS 3030 HTD-CM and DPS 3030 I-HTD. Subsequently, on January 10, 2017, DPS received a waiver for an additional EOT device model DPS 2020-He2. These previous waivers were tied to Ritron, Inc.'s waiver (Docket Number FRA-2009-0015) covering three models of their DTX radios.

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 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 parties desire an opportunity for oral comment and a public hearing, 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:Start Printed Page 2490

  • Website: 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 Ave. SE, W12-140, Washington, DC 20590.
  • Hand Delivery: 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.

Communications received by March 2, 2020 will be considered by FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date will be considered if practicable.

Anyone can 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.). Under 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 https://www.transportation.gov/​privacy. See also https://www.regulations.gov/​privacyNotice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov.

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Issued in Washington, DC.

John Karl Alexy,

Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2020-00499 Filed 1-14-20; 8:45 am]

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