[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 196 (Wednesday, October 9, 2019)]
[Pages 54269-54270]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-22059]



Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2019-0081]

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

    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 
by a document dated September 18, 2019, the Grenada Railroad, LLC 
(GRYR), a RailUSA limited liability company, petitioned the Federal 
Railroad Administration (FRA) seeking approval to discontinue or modify 
a signal system. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA-2019-0081.
    Applicant: Grenada Railroad, LLC, Mr. Trevor Costilow, General 
Manager, Ms. Barbara Wilson, President, 643 First Street, Grenada, MS 
    Specifically, GRYR requests permission to permanently remove the 
automatic block signals (ABS) from North Grenada, Mississippi, milepost 
(MP) 617.4 to Southaven, Mississippi, MP 403.0. The signal system has 
been out of service, but remained in place since January 8, 2013, per 
Docket Number FRA-2013-0095. The proposed changes include removal of 
the ABS and conversion to Track Warrant Control and Yard Limit rules. 
All Highway-Rail Grade Crossings will be retained.
    GRYR explained the ABS is no longer needed in current or 
foreseeable future operations of the GRYR. There are substantial costs 
in maintaining the ABS.
    A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications 
concerning the petition, is available for review online at http://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 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.

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    All communications concerning these proceedings should identify the 
appropriate docket number and may be submitted by any of the following 
     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 Avenue SE, W12-140, Washington, DC 
     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 November 25, 2019 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 http://www.dot.gov/privacy. See 
also http://www.regulations.gov/#!privacyNotice for the privacy notice 
of regulations.gov.

    Issued in Washington, DC.
John Karl Alexy,
Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety Chief Safety Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-22059 Filed 10-8-19; 8:45 am]