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

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Under 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 on June 18, 2020, Union Pacific Railroad Company (UPRR) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) seeking approval to discontinue or modify a signal system. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA-2020-0055.

Applicant: Union Pacific Railroad Company, Mr. Neal Hathaway, AVP Signal Maintenance & Construction, 1400 Douglas Street MS/RM 0910, Omaha, NE 68179.

Specifically, UPRR requests permission to return a portion of a traffic control system to yard track on the Moffat Tunnel Subdivision, between milepost (MP) 3.64 and MP 4.68, in or near Denver, Colorado.

Returning Moffat Runner (Track 101) to yard track will allow a remote control locomotive pullback on Track 102 to be extended to DS005, at Federal Boulevard, stopping the pullback control 290 feet short of the insulated joints for signal 2W(S) CD.

In its petition, UPRR states the reason for the change is to allow its Operating Practices team to pull longer car cuts out of the yard, which will in turn help with congestion and conflict in the North Yard.

A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications concerning the petition, is available for review online at www.regulations.gov Error! Hyperlink reference not valid.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. Start Printed Page 42975to 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:

  • 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 August 31, 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 www.dot.gov/​privacy. See also http://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. 2020-15186 Filed 7-14-20; 8:45 am]

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