[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 195 (Wednesday, October 13, 2021)]
[Pages 56998-56999]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-22262]



Federal Railroad Administration

[Docket Number FRA-2015-0072]

Petition for Extension of Waiver of Compliance

    Under part 211 of title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this 
document provides the public notice that on February 10, 2021, Union 
Pacific Railroad (UP) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration 
(FRA) for an extension of a waiver of compliance from certain 
provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 
CFR 236.566, Locomotive of each train operation in train stop, train 
control or cab signal territory; equipped. The relevant FRA Docket 
Number is FRA-2015-0072.
    Specifically, UP requested an extension of relief to continue 
operation of non-equipped engines used in switching and transfer 
service, with or without cars; work trains; wreck trains;

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ballast cleaners to and from work; and engines and rail diesel cars 
moving to and from shops. The subject tracks are areas of the Geneva, 
Kenosha, and Clinton Subdivisions. UP states that it has been operating 
under the conditions and requirements set forth in FRA's previous 
decision letter and has experienced no adverse effects on safety. UP 
also notes that the petition does not contain any requested relief 
related to the requirements for the use of positive train control on 
the tracks identified.
    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 party 
desires 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 at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
    Communications received by November 29, 2021 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), the U.S. 
Department of Transportation (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/privacy-notice for the 
privacy notice of regulations.gov.

    Issued in Washington, DC.
John Karl Alexy,
Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-22262 Filed 10-12-21; 8:45 am]