[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 109 (Wednesday, June 8, 2005)]
[Page 33580]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-11414]



Federal Railroad Administration

Petition for Waiver of Compliance

    In accordance with part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations 
(CFR), notice is hereby given that the Federal Railroad Administration 
(FRA) received a request for a waiver of compliance with certain 
requirements of its safety standards. The individual petition is 
described below, including the party seeking relief, the regulatory 
provisions involved, the nature of the relief being requested, and the 
petitioner's arguments in favor of relief.

Illinois Railway Museum (Waiver Petition Docket Number FRA-2005-21271)

    The Illinois Railway Museum (IRYM) seeks a waiver of compliance 
from the Steam Locomotive Inspection and Maintenance Standards (49 CFR 
230.17(a)) for steam locomotive number IRYM 428, which requires 
``Before any steam locomotive is initially put in service or brought 
out of retirement, and after every 1472 service days or 15 years, 
whichever is earlier, an individual competent to conduct the inspection 
shall inspect the entire boiler. In the case of a new locomotive or a 
locomotive being brought out of retirement, the initial 15 year period 
shall begin on the day that the locomotive is placed in service or 365 
calendar days after the first flue tube is installed in the locomotive, 
whichever comes first. This 1472 service day inspection shall include 
all annual, and 5th annual, inspection requirements, as well as any 
items required by the steam locomotive owner and/or operator or the FRA 
inspector. At this time, the locomotive owner and/or operator shall 
complete, update and verify the locomotive specification card (FRA Form 
No. 4), to reflect the condition of the boiler at the time of this 
inspection. See appendices A and B of this part.'' IRYM request states 
that they installed the first tube in the subject locomotive boiler in 
October 1999, and since that time, the locomotive has been stored in a 
heated shop. The boiler has not been fired but was hydrostatically 
tested three times. If granted, the date the waiver is granted or the 
first day the locomotive is fired, whichever occurs first, would be the 
date the locomotive enters service and the 1472 service/15-year 
inspection requirements begin.
    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 (FRA-2005-21271) and must be submitted to the 
Docket Clerk, DOT Docket Management Facility, Room PL-401 (Plaza 
Level), 400 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Communications 
received within 45 days of the date of this notice will be considered 
by FRA before final action is taken. Comments received after that date 
will be considered as far as practicable. All written communications 
concerning these proceedings are available for examination during 
regular business hours (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) at the above facility. All 
documents in the public docket are also available for inspection and 
copying on the Internet at the docket facility's Web site at http://dms.dot.gov.
    Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments 
received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf 
of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT's 
complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on 
April 11, 2000 (volume 65, number 70; pages 19477-78). The Statement 
may also be found at http://dms.dot.gov.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on June 2, 2005.
Grady C. Cothen, Jr.,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Safety Standards and Program 
[FR Doc. 05-11414 Filed 6-7-05; 8:45 am]