[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 180 (Wednesday, September 16, 2020)]
[Page 57932]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-20421]



Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2020-0072]

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 
on September 4, 2020, Union Pacific Railroad Company (UPRR) petitioned 
the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) seeking approval to 
discontinue or modify a signal system. FRA assigned the petition Docket 
Number FRA-2020-0072.

Applicant: Union Pacific Railroad Company, Neal E. Hathaway, A.V.P.--
Signal Maintenance & Construction, 1400 Douglas Street, MS/RM 0910, 
Omaha, NE 68179.

    Specifically, UPRR seeks to discontinue the hold signals at control 
point (CP) S1272 and CP S1279. It also seeks to classify a portion of 
the West Intermodal Lead (Track 101) as yard track between Santa Teresa 
Terminal, CP S1271 (milepost (MP) 1271.25) and hold signal CP S1272 (MP 
1273.28), as well as a portion of the East Intermodal Lead (Track 202), 
between hold signal CP S1279 (MP 1277.06) and Tarmac CP S1280 (MP 
1278.85) at the Santa Teresa Fueling Facility, Lordsburg Subdivision 
located in Santa Teresa, New Mexico.
    UPRR states the reason for the changes is that operational changes 
on each intermodal lead have led to a large reduction of throughput 
moves on signal indication, both inbound and outbound.
    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 (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, W12-140, Washington, DC 
     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 October 16, 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. 2020-20421 Filed 9-15-20; 8:45 am]