[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 10 (Wednesday, January 15, 2020)]
[Pages 2489-2490]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-00499]



Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2012-0096]

Petition for Waiver of Compliance

    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 
    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 
    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 

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     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.

    Issued in Washington, DC.
John Karl Alexy,
Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-00499 Filed 1-14-20; 8:45 am]