[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 148 (Friday, July 31, 2020)]
[Pages 46211-46212]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-16684]



Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2010-0124]

Petition for Waiver of Compliance

    Under part 211 of title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this 
document provides the public notice that on July 23, 2020, Railtown 
1897 State Historic Park (Railtown) petitioned the Federal Railroad 
Administration (FRA) to extend its special approval and request a 
waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad 
safety regulations contained at 49 CFR part 215, Railroad Freight Car 
Safety Standards. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA-2010-
    Specifically, Railtown seeks to renew its special approval pursuant 
to 49 CFR 215.203, Restricted cars, to continue in service one cupola 
caboose originally shop built in 1923. Railtown also seeks

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relief (not previously granted for this caboose) from Sec.  215.303, 
Stenciling of restricted cars, due to the historic nature of the 
    Railtown states that this caboose has a maximum load of 30 
passengers with a combined weight not to exceed 5,000 pounds. It will 
be used for excursion train service on 3 miles of privately owned 
track. Railtown is part of the California State Park System and is 
owned and operated by the State of California. Trained, paid and 
volunteer staff of the State of California operate and maintain the 
caboose. This caboose will not be interchanged with other railroads.
    A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications 
concerning the petition, is available for review online at 
    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 
     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 September 14, 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. 2020-16684 Filed 7-30-20; 8:45 am]