Under part 211 of title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this document provides the public notice that on March 6, 2021, the Southern California Railway Museum (SCRM) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR 230.17, One thousand four hundred seventy-two (1472) service day inspection. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA-2021-0050.
For locomotive SCRM VC 2, SCRM requests to extend the period in which the 1472 service day inspection must be completed until November 21, 2021, which is the date at which the locomotive's next annual inspection is due. At the end of the proposed extension period, SCRM VC 2 will have a total of less than 320 service days, which is less than 22% of the 1472 service day allowance. SCRM states that the extension would allow it to continue operating the locomotive for fundraising purposes and aligning the 1472 service day inspection with the annual inspection would potentially improve SCRM's financial challenges due to less revenue in the previous year.
A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications concerning the petition, is available for review online at www.regulations.gov.
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 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.
Mail: Docket Operations Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, W12-140, Washington, DC 20590.Start Printed Page 26128
Communications received by June 28, 2021 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/privacy-notice for the privacy notice of regulations.gov.
Issued in Washington, DC.
John Karl Alexy,
Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety Chief Safety Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-10052 Filed 5-11-21; 8:45 am]
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